Sunday, June 15, 2014

My Dad's Rose....Happy Father's Day!

A few years ago, I stumbled across a South Carolina  photographer Ed Deasy's blog site. He had been posting photos taken with a LED flashlight, with the lens taped over and allowing just a narrow slit for the light to get out. He was painting with light at night time, and the results were quite different. Tonight, I was sitting talking with my wife about my photography, and that I felt that for some reason, a lot of my photography was "over lit" and I was becoming bored with it all. So at 11:30 pm, I got up and put my SONY a65 on my tripod, and found my little LED flashlight and ventured out into the back yard to see what would transpire. The exposure is strictly by guess work, and the shutter is on BULB and held open until it "felt" right. This photo is one of the images that I managed to capture. It was shot at f11 and my guess is somewhere around 20 ~ 35 seconds, with varying lengths of time in different areas of the image. This one might eventually get printed and hang on a wall in some corner....hope you enjoy it also.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Out of Order.....


Sunday's at noon on CBC TV there is a program called "Land and Sea", and today's program happened to be about the lighthouses of Atlantic Canada. Since the advent of GPS and other modern navigation devices, the old lighthouses are becoming rather derelict all across the country. This one at the mouth of the Thames River on Lake St.Clair is no exception. When I saw this one today, I decided that it might look nice with some "altered reality" effects....so after playing with it in Photoshop and Corel's Paint Shop Pro Photo, this is what I came up with. I just enjoyed how the blue of the sky played off of the yellowish brick, separated by the red of the top. Hope you like it also...

At The Ready....

This lighthouse is at the mouth of the Thames River on Lake St.Clair. It also happens to be where a Search and Rescue Station is located, and if you should be so unfortunate as to require these sorts of services while out on the lake, the twin Evinrude 150 horsepower engines would fire up and speed help to you. There is some serious "Giddy Up Go" on the back of this pontoon boat....