Wednesday, 9 November 2016

I and a  friend attended a photo workshop in the Smoky Mountains in late October.

Here are a few images from that trip






Sunday, 16 October 2016

Some images of autumn around our yard
 The table and chairs have been put away and the Moms take center stage

It is amazing what a bit of shade and moisture can do to an old stump. 

For the changing of the seasons
Our begonias were devastated by our first frost. I quite liked the architecture of these beautiful plants as they gave in to Autumn.

 I processed this image in LR and OnOn,e deliberately trying to reduce the color intensity of the stem and surrounding areas. I felt at this what a good visual metaphor for the changing of the seasons

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Powassan and Restoule Park Fall reflections
It was such a perfect day for photography, bright blue cloudy skies and shirt sleeve weather that good images where much easier to come by. I have attached two images a bit more to the abstract side.

I felt that the pastel coloring of the image that I took from under a large maple tree suited the mood that I was trying to achieve.

The brightly colored reflection of maple trees on slightly rippled water was taken at Restoule Park.




Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Long Exposure Sunset

If has been a long time between posts. Health issues and the day to day tedium always seems to get in the way. Just after supper this evening I took this shot of a wonderful, muted sunset. The exposure time was eight minutes using a 10 stop neutral density filter.. The image was processed in Light Room and onOne enhancements. It was then sent to my blog via TK Actions


This was a 90 Second exposure taken about 30 minutes prior to the first image

Here are two iterations of the above image


Does anyone have a favourite?

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Spring Melt




The morning was a bit overcast so Michael and I decided to go to one of our usual haunts around Powassan. This image was taken on one of the small tributaries of the South River. I was taken by the rather large root, the pale blue-green color in the foreground and the reflections in the distinctive curves in the foreground. All in all I felt that this was a calm, pleasing image.

Sunday, 27 December 2015


Experimenting with luminosity masks



I shot this image on a secluded Creek near Kingston New Brunswick in 2013. The real problem was the extremely wide dynamic range. Unfortunately I did not bracket the shot and I had a finger in the right lower corner. I have tried 30 iterations of this image but could never get it the way I saw it when I took it.

Recently I have been using luminosity masks much more frequently so I decided to make one more stab at this image.

In LR I increased exposure as much as possible, reduced the shadows as much as possible and shifted the blacks the right until I got to the place that there were no under or over exposed areas.

However when I got to Photoshop CC the image was very flat so I decided to use various luminosity masks to process the image. Even when looking at the darker areas of the image I don't see much noise. I'm Really very satisfied with the final result.

Monday, 30 November 2015

The treasures of impending ice.

It was a cold windy day on the lake without any contrasting light. With a bit of searching there are interesting images to capture. The leaves embedded in the ice reminded me of an autochrome image. The ice bubbles remind me of the barium contrast of the human colon.