Posts tagged “Landscape photography

Forest Light (Two Photographs)

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The lighting in forests is extraordinary. Because there is a canopy that only lets in some light there are various effects that mimic studio lighting. For example, rays of light that break through the canopy and act as spotlights which is the case here. Photography is all about light and we have several options in naturetime of day, shadows, spotlights, overcast soft lighting. All worth exploring. One trick is to bring down the highlights and exposure in processing to emphasize the lighting, a better solution than a vignette in my view.


Bikes (Three Photographs)

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I looked at these photographs, all taken on different days, and saw a theme. The bright colours bring the photos together, and with a common element make a nice collection. Difficult weather and other considerations are keeping me in the city and out of the forest but thankfully not away from my camera!


HDR Tree (Two Photographs)

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Again this is using Photoshop and Luminar 2018 as the processing programs. In this case the results were not at all what I expected in terms of the highlights but the results are fine. HDR as a means of taking down highlights did not work in colour but did in black and white. The question becomes is HDR worth it for this kind of shot. I will try a few more shots before deciding.


Little Italy (Three Photographs)

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Just when I think I had taken every possible photo in Little Italy, I find more to shoot. I try to vary the walks but some places are simply un-photogenic while others never cease having interesting things to shoot.


A New Forest (Three Photographs)

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Having planned a city walk with street photography gear, my wife and I stumbled on a park. Unnamed which was unusual. Squeezed by a school at one end, backyards at the side, and an urban highway that encircled the rest. Still given the density of the trees it was quiet. A real forest, the kind children used to love to play in and now regularly used by dog walkers. The story of the park that day was the magnificent trees. So operating on less is more, here are three trees from the nameless forest.


Stairs and Doors (Three Photographs)

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Montreal has a thing for wonky stairs and doors, making for a lot of great photography opportunities. In the first shot you are looking through a spiral staircase, in the second you see a traditional set of stairs leading to the upper story apartments. In the final colour shot you can see two homes were merged and this lead to an interesting adjustment to the door.


River View (Two Photographs)

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I took this at Parc de la Plaisance in Quebec. Nice park, great place for photography, although their boardwalks were damaged in the winter storms. The Black and White in my view is the keeper and the colour is just to show the base that I worked with. It has a hint of drama and might make some great wall art.