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Kaleidoscope Photography

Posted: May 19, 2013 in My Photos

I’m mentally gearing up for my week teaching photography at Arts Camp by experimenting with a few new ideas.  One idea that I’ve seen in a few magazines and web sites is the technique of turning in natural picture of a tree, flower or shrub into a kaleidoscope image.

This is easily done in Photoshop by copying and flipping cropped segments of the picture.  Increasing the saturation and adding poster edges brings out a slightly surrealistic quality.


Hopefully I will have some interesting photos to post after the week.




Headwaters Gathering Collage

Posted: May 21, 2012 in My Photos

I spent the day playing with the photos I took at last weekend’s Headwaters Gathering, wanting to practice a method I’m planning to use at next week’s Arts Camp.  Here’s the result.

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One day, much like today, I was leaving early in the morning and noticed that all of the blossoms on the apple tree had fallen during the night and were carpeting an area of the lawn.  As I watched, a fox emerged from the trees.  The following poster is a poem I wrote that grew from that moment, and then added to a picture I’d taken previously.

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Super Moon Pictures

Posted: May 7, 2012 in My Photos

Here are a few shots I’m happy with from the moonlight hike a few days ago.  The thing about moonrise shots is you’ve got to carefully pick your spot in advance.  Once the event arrives, you don’t have much time to move.  I was lucky and was shown a location that worked really well.

Some Fall Pictures

Posted: October 2, 2011 in My Photos

Yesterday I did something that I’ve not done in some time.  I had a rough plan to head out to Grey County to look for interesting Fall photography opportunities and to visit their Artist Studio Tour, but actually I had no idea where I was going.  I just kind of headed into the unknown, letting fate guide me to whatever it may.

I liked the results.  Fall hasn’t “bloomed” totally yet, but I like the colours when there is just a hint of them.  Not only did I seem to stumble upon some excellent photo opportunities, but also managed a very fortuitous resource connection in one of the studios.  The first time that I stopped at the side of the road to photograph some purple flowers, I spotted a monarch butterfly amoung the flowers, trapped by the wind and the cooler weather.

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Although the weather made this a rather unproductive photography trip (but a good wine tasting trip) I did manage to get a few shots on the first evening.

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Heron in the pond

Posted: September 3, 2011 in My Photos

I took a bunch of pictures at the Newmarket Mill Pond yesterday.  Lots of bird shots.  More to follow.

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