So this blog may have slowed to a trickle but that’s okay, I’m still plenty busy with photography and related hijinks. Hijinks, that’s a good word, a keeper. Thought I’d scan through the year’s photos and share a few keepers along with a note or two about how, when, why, or where they were taken. Enjoy.
Summer trip to Haida Gwaii, this time out at Rennel Sound. This particular shot is a stitch of 2 images, about a 15-sec exposure, more recently processed with something I’m learning called “luminosity masking”. Indulgent and cliché, sure, but I like indulging, so there. Also, I kinda like the overall shape of the basin of water spilling in.
Time to kill in Smithers? Sure, go hang out in the eerily empty airport with the cool train set for the little one and the big stuffed Grizzly. Taxidermy proudly on display can be a bit of an acquired taste – kind of an irony. Anyway shooting through glass to layer different stories makes for an afternoon well spent.
A less is more shot, made easy by a particularly misty day on the River of Mist one Summer morning.
I really like this scene, the whole texture of the wrapped and tied vehicle, with just enough showing for us to appreciate the character of it.
Another Haida Gwaii shot (why is that place so damned photogenic?!) – taken on a stroll out past the log sort where a few tired and rusted tugs perch atop a kind of breakwater. I enjoyed poking about their hulls to get shots. Little daughter asleep in the backpack.
A quick snap of items laid out on a table for a community “tailgate” sale – kind of an impromptu flea market. These items could have been posed for the shot but they weren’t. Sometimes you just look good.
We finally happened across Killer Whales in the harbour (I always seem to miss them!) Tracking where to catch a glimpse by checking Facebook posts. All this a few minutes walk from our doorstep. Quite the reminder how of amazing the place is where we live.
This was from a Spring trip out to the lower Skeena, that time of year before the new growth really kicks in. I was out on the mudflats for a couple hours and managed to get into a headspace of just observing and getting lost. I’ve been processing Skeena landscapes in black and white with an eye to a show in the new year. A Taste of Crow.
I don’t shoot a lot at night or in the early morning but that’s something I hope to change in the New Year. Something classic and inviting about this gas station – turned convenience store.
A 2016 photo album wouldn’t be complete without a tutu shot. Please don’t read too much into this triptych okay – 3 totally separate scenes.
Definitely a fave from this last year, both for the subject and the fun in taking it. A run-down theme park in the Northwest.
Another Haida Gwaii image. I find that a wider angle can be used to make things look smaller yet somehow more imposing – given the right setting.