Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Friday, June 23, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
No passenger train stops at the old Mattawa railway station anymore but the building is still used by the railway company. I took this picture of the former waiting room through the window. The final image is not a double print but the reflection of the outside in the glass.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
This is the blacksmith shop at Black Creek pioneer Village. What interested me was the back garden with its abundance of vegetation. I decided to first tone the image and then give it a handcoloured look to replicate a 19 century photographic view instead of using a straight colour photograph.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Today I visited Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto. It was a nostalgia trip because I had not been there for at least twenty five years. Its very nice. The trees and the gardens had matured giving the museum a lived in look. in one of the houses I photographed this rather strange arangement of stuffed birds. I made the picture in black and white to give it a nineteen century feeling.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Its raining today. A nice day to stay inside and work on some pictures. This morning I passed a parked truck with a beautiful skull strapped on the front. Of course I had to take a picture because it has been a few days since I posted an image to my blog.
Friday, June 09, 2006
Driving along a country road I saw the barn and it felt as if the whole scene came from the twenties or thirties. I knew the picture had to be in black and white but when I started working on the image I turned it into a infrared picture, which, to me, is reminiscent of a photographic style from those earlier decades.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
On the weekend I visited a rural garage and farm machinery dealership with a friend, who was looking for some parts. I wandered around looking at all the old and new equipment. It was quite a collection of very ancient tractors. I made this picture but I had to separate the tractor from the confusing background. The easiest way was to make the image black and white while keeping the tractor in full colour. Here is the result.