Monday, September 22, 2014

Jordan Harbor Shipwreck

In my photography I find myself always trying to do something different. Something that feels like I have ownership in. That is a hard thing to do these days. Especially when it comes to subject matter. I'm the type of guy who will drive around looking for interesting things to shoot, and I find a lot of neat stuff right here in the Niagara Region.
With photography being more popular than ever, I know that most cool things I find have been shot before. One of the more unique things to shoot in the region is a burnt out half sunk ship in the Jordan Harbor. Its been there for years and obviously people have been taking photos of it for years. Just google "Jordan Harbor" and look under images. I've seen so many photos of this ship that I was never interested in making images of it. I kind of put up a roadblock in my head against even trying.
Then I saw an image that a friend took of this shipwreck. It was fresh, It was different. It made me see the subject in a different way. In an instant I went from roadblock to wondering why I haven't spent some time with this subject.

Here's one more for the search engines.

ISO 400  F10,  237 sec  10:41 pm

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In the Boardroom

Some exciting news !
I have been working with a design agency "The Brain Farm" for the past few months in selecting images for one of their clients. The client chose a beautiful image "Cold Niagara Mist" that I took last February on one of the coldest mornings I have ever gone out shooting. The finished piece is 122" x 45" standing off the wall 3", printed using a dye sublimation process. Its home is the boardroom at  KPMG's offices in St. Catharines.

Kass and I were honored to attend the grand opening of KPMG's new office this evening to see the finished piece on the wall. It was breathtaking. A real compliment to the beautiful space there.

Thanks Kim & Luke :)

This boardroom is appropriately named  "The Niagara Room"

the original image

the cold !

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Fulton Pier

A couple nice ones from this weekend. This is  Lake Neatahwanta in Fulton New York.
60 second exposures using the B+W 10 stop ND filter.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Vineyard Lines

It was a foggy morning and seemed like a good time to concentrate on some leading lines in the Niagara Vineyards.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Welland Photo Walk

I went on my first photo walk in Welland last weekend. It was organized by some local photographers and "the hard way" It was a great experience.

jedi master T.Lee Kindy

Organizer Dave FB

Laundry Time
The more I look at this image, the more I really like It. A moment in time captured in an instant.

abstract with reflection

trying to keep things simple

a couple from the morning before the walk

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Art Crawl

Went to an Art Crawl in Port Colborne, for a met up with some Niagara photographers. Thought I would try my hand at a little street style. I very much liked it and might find myself doing more of this style. These were all shot with the nifty 50.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

My Old Friend Bruce

Visiting the Bruce Peninsula a few weeks ago was like visiting an old friend. I've been there a few times before but not for a couple years, so I forgot how much I missed this old friend.

An old farm on the way up

 sunset in mermaid cove
 sunrise in little cove
 I think this is my fave from the trip, a 4 min long IR exposure taken in little cove right after the shot above

 sunset in a bog near singing sands

 sunrise in mermaids cove