Posts tagged “Landscape photography

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.


Old Mansion, Montreal (Two Photographs)

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Magnificent in mono or colour. This is one of those cases where either you want leading lines to focus on the door making it the focus, or on the stonework and edifice as much as the door. In this case either works and it depends on your preference for colour or black and white. The choice is yours.


Mundane and Simple (Two Photographs)

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Found along one of my walks. I like the plain and simple look of these as well as the perspective. I recall a series like this was bought and placed in a corporate boardroom. The CEO who bought them was quoted as saying something like “they should remind us of the city we live in”.


Wall Art (Two Photographs)

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If someone created this it would be called art but it’s probably all natural. So much the better, weather generated art. Infrastructure aging not gracefully perhaps but certainly in an interesting way. Just for the record I will give it dignity and call it wall art.


Refections (Two Photographs)

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West Block on Parliament Hill reflected in the windows of the Bank of Canada Building. Shot in black and white, processed in Adobe standard colour. HDR bracketing and reprocessed in black and white.


City Landscape

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I wanted to try my HDR technique on modern buildings. It worked well, with a few issues concerning very tiny details I decided to remove. There is still a school for the wild HDR that focuses on colour tones. But I think that going a more natural route works nicely for the things I like to shoot in town.