Sunday, May 24, 2015

PATTERNS, TROUT LAKE, ONTARIO

Today a posting of a straight monochrome image I took yesterday along the shores of Trout Lake. Its always a challenge to come back with interesting images from an area, which at first glance, does, visually,  not look very promising. But I managed to get a few nice pictures like this richly patterned water shot. It reminds me of some very early landscapes by the American photographer Edward Steichen.

Friday, May 22, 2015

OLD DELIVERY VAN, KINGSTON, ONTARIO

I photographed this old van, or maybe I should call it an antique van but I am not sure how old it is, in downtown Kingston. Iam still interested in the old colour processes and decided give the image a visual twist by recreating the aged photograph look. Yesterday I mentioned the pictures by Marie Cosindas and she used Polacolor film to get the same aged effects.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BEGONIA II

Still experimenting with Autochrome images, but then I remembered the work of the American photographer Marie Cosindas. She became quite famous in the sixties and seventies with images, which very much looked like the Autochrome pictures of the early twentieth century. Of course she did not use the original autochrome plates but her colour palette was very similar.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

CALLA LILY

Victoria weekend has come and gone and what a glorious weekend it was. The weather was perfect for most of the weekend. Last week at our photo group get together, Dianne showed a picture reminiscent of an old autochrome image. The picture sparked an interesting discussion about the autochrome process and how to reproduce the quality of this early colour process digitally. I am still interested in working on the iPAD and found a autochrome app, which does a nice job.The only problem I found is that the grain was too overpowering but you can easily reduce that effect. Using this as a starting point I ended up with this image of Calla lilies.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

TRANSFORMATION

Very seldom will I use two pictures in one posting. But this time I simply like to show what happens when an image, the picture of the building, is used as a basis for further experimentation. I am still using my iPad and am amazed with the infinite transformations of a simple image. Is this something I like to pursue further? I am not sure I think that I prefer the straight photographic image, either blank and white or colour, to the manipulated print. of course I where this type of experimentation can lead to new visually great and interesting images.