Classic Car Show - Topaz Effects

August 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
This was my sixth year at the Classic Cars display in Courtenay, BC, and I wanted to do something different. So I decided to try for a more creative approach in which the cars were a base for hopefully interesting combinations of colour, shape and texture, which were neither too close nor too distant from what I observed. This took me to a wide ran...
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Exposure at Waterfalls - Brown's River, Vancouver Island

June 12, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Brown's River Falls, Olympus OMD EM-1, F8, 1/13 seconds, ISO 200, hand-held On 11 June, the Comox Valley Photographic Society went to Brown's River Falls, a short drive from Courtenay and then a 20 minute walk. I have been there many times and decided to limit my photography on this occasion to a single lens and check out what slow shutter speed i...
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Point Holmes Beach - Topaz Effects

March 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
The image above shows mother and child at the water's edge on Point Holmes Beach, Comox, Vancouver Island. Sometimes I like to transform basic images with special effects filters, which I apply with varying degrees of intensity. Apart from this opening shot, I will present the base or initial photographs with conventional editing in Capture One Pro...
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Serenity Along Courtenay Riverway

February 04, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
After nearly five years, I seem always to find some aspect of the light, water or life along the Courtenay River to catch my attention. It was no different this week when I ventured out to take images on the theme of serenity. The trees look so delicate as in this example. Numerous other people were enjoying this spell of mild weather in early F...
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Courtenay Estuary - a Sunny November Day

November 26, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I love November light in northern latitudes, whether grey or sunny skies predominate. In the last few days the sun has been dancing on the waters of the Courtenay estuary. I have been enjoying the views on both sides. The first group of shots were taken in late morning, sometimes directly into the sun as in this initial posting: I had no long tele...
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