Monday, December 26, 2011

New Book !


Black & White Collection

 I have loved black & white photography since shooting my first roll of film. With no distraction from colour, the texture and the light become more important in the composition. A rather normal looking scene can be rendered as more dramatic. It is addicting. Sometimes when looking through the viewfinder, the instant the shutter is released I know that I have something special. It is the image in my head on the way home, and the one that I can not wait to print in the darkroom or process on the computer. Over the years these images are the ones that have set my own standard of what I like. Here is a collection of some of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.   View it here on Mixbook

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Textures

I've been fooling around with overlaying some textures with images. Its very easy to do and I'm really digging this stuff. All of the Textures used below are from Brenda Clarke






Tuesday, November 22, 2011

East Coast

Looking back through my images from our last Nova Scotia trip.





Monday, November 14, 2011

Close Encounters

Just another film shot. Reminds me of Close Encounters of the Third Kind :)
2004 Ilford Delta 100


Sunday, November 6, 2011

An Old Favorite

I recently borrowed a film scanner from my good friend Tom, and have been scanning some older negatives.
I love these old shots, they mean a lot to me.
When I still lived at home but had started working in the Falls, I would drive by this truck every day. This is about the time I started getting into photography. So I ask the farmer one day if I can take a picture of his truck in the field. He gives me this look like "what would you want a picture of that for ??" I love that look :)  It would be the first of many seen since then. He agree's and I proceed into the field to get my image. I was probably in the field for 15-20 minutes, all the time concentrating on the composition of this truck. When I was finished I turned around to exit the field and was surrounded by cattle that had slowly crept up on me with curiosity. There they stood staring. it was like they were saying  "what would you want a picture of that for ??"

Taken in 1997 with my fathers Minolta X-700 a 50mm prime and a polarizer


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cloudy Day

I love shooting landscapes like his on a cloudy day.... Wait ...
I love shooting landscapes any day!








Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rock Point

In all my time living here in the Niagara Region, I've never been to Rock Point! Quite a nice spot for a sunrise.









Sunday, September 11, 2011

Very Able ND

Took these last weekend along lake Ontario at Bluffs Beach. At lease that's what I'm calling it because it is right beside the Chimney Bluffs State Park. Finally got myself a "very able" neutral density filter.or should I say variable, LOL!
Anyway I am liking the results and can see myself doing more of this style.





Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Bruce Peninsula

Dear Bruce,
Its been a few years and how I miss you. I'm sure we will meet again. These are some of my favorites from the time Kass & I spent up in the Bruce Peninsula.














Friday, August 19, 2011

Simple

The other day came across the work of Michael Levin.  You have to check it out. Wow. It just blew me away! The images hit me like a slap in the face. A good inspirational slap :) The framing & shapes are just so simple and have tremendous impact.
I can see myself trying to shoot more simple stuff like this. here are a few attempts.




Sunday, August 14, 2011

More Stone Angels

I've been working on some more Stone Angels, and I'm getting a nice little collection going. I love the peaceful feeling these give.







Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Doing Hard Time

I just got back from a great little trip with my friend Peter. We drove to Philadelphia and spent two days at the Eastern State Penitentiary. What a wicked place to shoot !!!! To me this place is all light & texture. I loved peering into each cell, its like a little surprise in each one!

The black & white images were processed using Nik Silver Efex Pro, and for the color ones I tried this process I learned from Darwin Wiggett.