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The Weekly Photo – April 11

Posted in Image Processing and Software, TCBlog, Techniques, Weekly Photo with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2011 by Darwin

The photos below were taken on April 1st at the Kootenay Plains about 55 kilometres west of Nordegg, Alberta. This spot which I call the Kootenay Plains Reflecting Pools is one of my favorite spots along Highway 11. Anyone who comes on one of my photo tours is bound to get introduced to the reflecting pools which are great at sunrise if there are clouds to under light and again wonderful at sunset when the peaks in the background light up. Usually April is a bit of a tough month for photography in Alberta because the snow is old and dirty or mostly melted and the vegetation is bare and brown. But on this day a  little colour in the sky, no wind and some open water worked well  to make an engaging scene.

Often on a good sunrise day you’ll get three waves of colour, the first is magenta, then second red-orange, and the third is yellow-orange. Nature shared all three waves of colour with great intensity on this sunrise. I shot these photos with a Canon Rebel T2i and my Sigma 8-16mm lens at 8mm. Each shot is a hand-blended exposure of three images bracketed at meter, +2 and -2 EV. I tried to blend the exposures to give a result like my eye remembered the scene. It was an intense sunrise! Let me know if you prefer one image over the others and why.

©Darwin Wiggett - 5.0s at f10

©Darwin Wiggett - 4s at f10

©Darwin Wiggett - 1.6s at f10

The Weekly Photo – April 4, 2011

Posted in Art of Photography, Image Processing and Software, TCBlog, Weekly Photo with tags , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2011 by Darwin

A week ago we had about six days of fog and frost and it was beautiful around Cochrane. So a couple of times Samantha and  I went out in the fog to make images. This one is of a local property that we have access to. I love the muted colours that fog gives, this is basically an in-camera capture  with the Rebel T2i but the image has an old-time sepia feel to it.

©Darwin Wiggett

I also had my Holga, Bop, with me and thought I would compose the same image with this  medium-format ‘toy’ camera using Fujicolour Reala 100 film. Below is the result. What do you think? Is the digital capture more your cup of tea? Or does the look of the plastic lens Holga in square format with film look more appropriate for this scene?

©Darwin Wiggett