“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso
I simply can’t turn it off. I see photos everywhere and every day, and I would have it no other way.
As an example, I saw ‘this’ as I stepped out of my car at church this morning. A light snow had melted and leaves from a nearby silver maple, bright yellow, fell and stuck to the wet truck window next to me.
I love the layers here. Leaves, rain drops, reflected trees and sky, all the elements of the day in one shot. The shot pretty much composed itself. it was just waiting for me to notice it.
iPhone 7 back camera @ 4.0mm 1/120 sec; f/1.8; ISO 20
I find interesting pattern everywhere. It’s something I can’t turn off, nor would I want to. Last week, during a trip to Montreal, I looked out my hotel window which faced an office tower cross the street.It would seem that different companies have varied tastes in lighting and this building went from bright warm lighting, to a cooler ‘sunlight’ style light, to dimmed lights.
The unfortunate thing was that the hotel windows were quite dirty and I was not able to sharpen the image beyond this. I had my Nikon DSLR with me but those shots were not much better than the iPhone. So, here it is. From a distance, people think this is a contact sheet and then they look closer. Every window seems like its own little world and no two are exactly alike. I hope you enjoy it.
Today, a change-up from the recent posts of flower heads. Last week I spent a few days in the Bancroft area, visiting my art friends and opening up our trailer for the season. It was a gorgeous, warm spring weekend. The air was fresh and clear with a very light breeze, all weekend long. Betty and I decided to head down to the waterfront on Marble Lake to see how my sister’s trailer fared through the winter. We were greeted by the scene above. The lake was almost mirror-like, producing stunning reflections of the clouds and shore-line. It was around 5;20 and the sun was just starting to soften. Creating the right combination of conditions to produce this stunning scene.
I had intended to make a few photos of the lake and shoreline but only had my zoom lens with me. Fortunately, I had my iPhone with me to make this image and am pleased with how well this image conveyed just what I saw. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
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iPhone 5s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 1/800 sec @ f/2.2, ISO 32
I made this photo a few years ago while travelling to Montreal with my wife and her cousins from California. We spent a day touring Prince Edward County and decide to stay the night in Belleville, Ontario. When looking for a good local restaurant, we were directed to “The Boathouse” restaurant, which sits on Belleville’s harbour. The food was amazing and our stay timed out just right to see the sunset. As we sat by the window, enjoying our meal and overlooking the harbour, the setting sun lit up the sky in an amazing display of colours. I did not have my photo gear with me but was able to capture the moment through the window with my iPhone.
1/120 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 100
A nice view of Monterey Harbour. The tide was low, revealing rocks clearly. The lupine and rocks helped frame the shot nicely, and the sky was a wonderful mix of clouds and turquoise.