Thursday, August 23, 2012

Abandoned Factory

I was very privileged yesterday to have the opportunity to shoot at the site of the old Hershey factory in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Now an abandoned site, it made for an amazing photo-shoot location. Low light levels, remnant machinery, pipes, valves, and massive empty rooms create an eery environment. My focus was on capturing the bits and pieces that are scattered throughout that tell of a human presence. I put these photographs into a slideshow with soundtrack and I'm sharing that with you here:

Image quality is reduced because of video compression but still adequately tells the tale.


Friday, August 17, 2012

One final image from Percé, QC

This was shot from up high on the cliff and captures the overall feeling of this place.

A collection of three

These three photos were all taken within a 1/4 mile of each of other in the beautiful village of Percé, QC.  Seen here is the famous rock that was formed from the dividing of the continents.  The village shot was taken from the shore, standing on the beach.  The cross shot was taken from up high on the cliff-top.  

These images and many others are available in print.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

île Bonaventure

Hot sunny skies quickly turn to darkness as heavy black clouds thunder over the mountains and over the sea.  Rain begins to fall and the remaining light creates bands of a faint rainbow.  The largest bird sanctuary in the world, île Bonaventure, QC is waiting to be quenched; relief from the dry heat that has baked this area for weeks.

This and many other prints are available for order in various sizes.  Please contact me if there is something you would like.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Percé, QC

The east coast of Quebec is truly a photographer's playground.  Dramatic skies, ocean beaches and amazing cliffs are just begging to be photographed.  In this shot, I capture the famous rock of Percé Quebec.  It is said that these rock formations were created from the splitting of the continents, many millions of years ago.

Monday, August 6, 2012

La Haute Phare

On the very eastern tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, this solitary lighthouse stands higher than all others.  Still active, this beacon guides sailors home, saving them from the rocky coastline that meets the frigid night waters of the Atlantic Ocean.  In a place known as Cap-des-Rosiers, QC, the setting sun casts its warm glow, a rainbow appears in the coastal mist, and this lighthouse begins its night shift.