The story behind this image was posted back in December 2015.
Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm
1/100 sec, f/5.0 -0.33, ISO 250
Here is my contribution for Tuesdays of Texture for week 34. A while ago I started a series of Studies in Wood. This is just one of the subjects of that series. This particular specimen can be found in Bryant Park, just behind the new York Public Library. If you are interested, here’s my original post from March.
You’ll find lots of other interesting texture posts over at DE Monte Y MAR – do head on over to check them out and perhaps even add your own.
Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm
1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200
Here is this week’s 52 Week Photo Challenge: Week 1 – Black and White. This is another new challenge that is starting up from The Girl That Dreams Awake. If you don’t know her, you should check out her blog.
This is my second entry and I’ve used an image I posted several months back as one of my daily posts.
Click here if you want to know more about the image.
Tamron 17-50 mm f/2.8 @ 31mm
1/250 sec, f/8, ISO 400
Textures are everywhere and I can hardly turn of the desire to document them. The image above appeared in a northern Ontario parking lot after an intense rainstorm. The ‘wash’ had ‘classified’, the sand into distinct layers, based on their size and weight of each grain, creating wonderful patterns, creating an image that looks like an aerial view of rolling desert.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 135mm
1/320 sec, f/9.0, ISO 250
High Resolution image on 500px:
Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.
I’m finding lately that it’s not just the doors, but the reflections in the windows that are quite interesting.
These doors are the entrance to the Faculty Club of Montreal’s McGill University. I had to resort to my iPhone for this image and waited for a while for traffic through the doors to die down. I was not happy with the angle presented to me but there were not a lot of options available to me. The door sits atop a small landing about two meters above street level. Fortunately, I’m tall but I would have prefered a wider shot that allowed me to frame the door completely.
iPhone 5s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 @4.2mm
1/320 sec; f/2.2; ISO 32
“The Church does not dispense the sacrament of baptism in order to acquire for herself an increase in membership but in order to consecrate a human being to God and to communicate to that person the divine gift of birth from God.”
― Hans Urs von Balthasar
I can’t fully explain what it was that attracted me to this composition. Yet, I find myself processing that very though in this post.
The golden urn and bowl seemed to stand out from other elements around them. The soft, natural light playing on the mottled gray walls further enhanced the image by isolating the table in the foreground.
It’s a simple scene really, and reminds me a bit of the still life paintings in the Dutch Golden Age style, with their bright golden tones and simple depictions of everyday items.
I also thought this composition might make a nice church bulletin cover, celebrating baptism, which is something I used to produce regularly a few years back. The table seems to be ready and waiting, prepared for something to happen.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 70 mm
1/60 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1000
Here’s my entry for Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge with the topic of Candid. This photo is one of my first posts for 2016 and has been a favourite of mine since I made the photo several years ago.
if you are interested in the story, please check out the original post.
Nikkor 70-300 mm f/4.4-5.6, @ 300 mm
1/60 sec, f/5.6, ISO 450
I have several interpretations to the OPEN theme. It could be open to any category of post or it could be the ‘opening’ of something, like a door. In this case, it’s the opening of the natural spring cycle in my area of Canada. Throughout the winter, this large creek lies frozen. Within a few short weeks it transforms from ice to a living place once more (another opening of sorts), as the Rainbow Trout begin their annual spawning migration up the creek. Once more, it’s a link to a photo I made back in April, and one of my favourites.
This creates another link to OPEN for me, because a few days after the spawn ends, the fishing season opens.
I was debating submitting this image as well because the snake’s mouth is very clearly open as well. Ah, choices!
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 95mm
1/15 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 250