Sunday, May 01, 2016

DUCHESNAY FALLS DRY

I took this picture at the height of Summer when Duchesnay Falls is almost dry, in contrast to the the Spring and fall when the water cascading down the falls is truly spectacular. But I do like the rich textures and shapes of the bare rocks of the dry falls.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

FUCHSIA


When Linda Large asked me to post some landscapes from my files, it started a train of thought. Ansel Adams compared photography to music. He explained that the negative is the score and the print is the execution of this score. I think he was absolutely right because if we have a negative or a RAW file for that matter we can always go back and re-interpret the score. So when I scanned a series of images from a fuchsia I made some very different images then I made in 1982, the year I took the pictures. 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

LANDSCAPE, SOUTH RIVER

Another classic black and white interpretation of the hydro dam in South River. Again its an older image and this landscape has changed since extensive upgrades to the dam some years ago. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

ABANDONED HOUSE, NEAR VERNER


Linda Large asked me if I could publish some landscape images from my files. well here is one of an old house in the Verner area. I made this picture in 1985 when Jack Shepherd and I were roaming the area looking for good  photo subjects. This house was of course ideal it had rich textures, patterns and shapes. The light was excellent and as abonus a very beautiful sky filled with clouds.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

VINTAGE MOTEL AND COTTAGE SIGNS, NORTH BAY

Last week I bought the book "Nipissing" by Françoise Noël. Most of the books on local history lack focus and are simply like a family picture album. This book however I like its well written and above all well designed.  In one chapter Françoise describes a trip along Lakeshore Drive, which in the thirties had many motels and cottages. Several of these places are still in business and a few even have vintage 1950's signs. I should have taken these photographs in the 1970's because, over the years, quite a few of these signs have disappeared. Anyway hers are the most interesting signs, I decided to re-create the feeling of the times in retro fil images.