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

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.

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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.