Sunday, May 21, 2017

Revelstoke

During a few days of exploring around Revelstoke, BC, I found some nice light on the mountain tops and captured this image.  It's hard to appreciate the detail when viewed in a jpg file like this, but in the original image the details are just incredible.  To see huge trees with their tops just poking out of the snow reveals just how much accumulation the mountain top sees. 

This was shot with medium format, Pentax 645Z.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

One more for now

This was shot at ArrowHead lake, 40mins south of Revelstoke.
Pentax 645Z, 200mm Pentax prime lens with Lee Filters Little Stopper (6 stops) and graduated soft edge .6ND filter for sky.

Some inspiration in the mountains

On a recent trip to BC to visit my son, I carved off a few days to travel with my gear and photograph some scenes from the majestic Rockies.  The weather was marginal with no shortage of rain, drizzle and overcast skies.  This created some real challenges because I was trying to shoot with ND filters and many of my shots were ruined with water droplets.  I felt pretty disappointed with the results but on my return, I was pleasantly surprised by a handful of shots.  I will share some of these over the coming days and weeks.  This first one was shot along west side of Okanagan Lake.  It's a bit of a cliche image (docks and piers shot with ND filters), but I still really like it and decided it was worthy of sharing.  Hope you like it!

Cheers,
Kevin


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Vintage Fruit



A new project!!  I have wanted to take on this project for some time now.  Producing photographic works of still life in the style of the old dutch master painters.  I would be a fool to even begin to think that a photograph compares to the masterpieces of these painters, but rather my goal is to learn from the works of these timeless artists.  I am examining light, tonality, composition and colour and then to the best of my ability, producing work that is influenced by some of these techniques. Sharing here, the first in the series. Special thanks to my assistant and lovely wife for helping with the arrangement. Her artistic eye has greatly helped with this composition.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Photography rut

Hi,
For many of my friends that are on my email list, it's been a while since I've talked with you.  Some I haven't seen in years.

It's also been a while since I've shot much let alone shared much, which is a shame because I love photography. I think all photographers of all skill levels fall into periodic ruts and mine has been an extended one. I've shot off-and-on over the last year or so, but I was lacking the passion for it that I've had in the past.

I recently purchased a medium format Pentax 645Z and it's inspired me to begin shooting again, and that in turn has reminded me of the joy that I get from getting out there with my gear and producing images.

Yesterday's ice storm brought down a few trees in my yard but also gave me some great material to shoot.  And, here I'm sharing a couple of images from that shoot.  Hope you enjoy.

PS, please let me know if you would like to be removed from this list. I don't mean to fill your inbox with content that you do not wish to see.



These tall trees stand out from the forest like elders.  Today they wear coats of snow and ice and their presence is noticed even greater.



As the midday sun begins a brief thaw in the overnight ice, these icicles begin to melt.  Droplets of water form and trapped bubbles sparkle in sunlight.