Posts tagged “Landscape photography

Window (Two Photographs)

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Reflections are an interesting area of photography, and I am fond of window reflections. But I need to remind myself that windows tend to be dirty and it would be hard to remove the dirt without killing the reflected subject, so we will just call it grunge. I sometimes have to carefully clone myself out of the photo. The processing should emphasize the detail in the window and recognize that in many cases we have two photographs (one inside the other) and they need to be handled differently.


Tulips (Three Photographs)

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It turns out I do a great deal of flower photography. It’s an interesting subject  and because its static you can try more in-camera possibilities. Its one place I notice that I have less to edit when I get it right in camera. However, I still have noise, spots, exposure tweaks, levelling the horizon and sharpening to worry about.


Calm (Two Photographs)

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You will recall that Windows desktop of rolling hills. I always thought it calmed the nerves before having to  deal with the operating system. Well this photo is along the same lines, except it has not been smoothed or airbrushed. And certainly a bit of calm would help these days.


The Fountain At Parc St. Louis (Two Photographs)

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A new discovery for me was a very Parisian style park in Montreal a few blocks from The Main. The park celebrates several artists, has a cafe in a small building to the west, and this wonderful fountain to the east facing St. Denis. Quite a magical place. The neighbourhoods to the north and west are great places for photography and good food.


Alone in the Field (Two Photographs)

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Out of focus flowers make for nice backgrounds for other flowers. Depth of field is the tried and true way to isolate a subject, assuming a good background. Fields of flowers offer several approaches for good photographs but this one works very well.


Tulips (Two Photographs)

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I sometimes find flowers difficult to process or at least time-consuming. Some photographers set a time limit and if a photo takes longer than x minutes they abandon it. In my case I am not looking at the clock, I’m looking at the work, and if I don’t like it then I don’t believe anyone else will either. I experiment and share, but the practice has to work for me.


Flowers (Three Photographs)

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These are garden flowers taken from the street. I included a colour version of one of them. It underlines why I prefer these shots in Black and White and why I took them in B&W (Acros-R for the Fuji fans, brought into Lightroom and converted to Adobe Standard and then back to B&W with Tonality Pro). With many flowers the colour rightfully overwhelms detail, while B&W gives back the detail and some creative Photoshopping gets the subject flower to stand out a bit more. Hopefully the contrast is not overblown.