January 19, 2008

19. Jug and Chain


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January 18, 2008

18. Blade


This is the saw blade that was featured in yesterdays photograph. The blade was probably 36 inches across. Photographed at Morningstar Mill in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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January 17, 2008

17. Tools of the Trade


A composite photograph showing various tools in a sawmill.

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January 2, 2008

02. Winter Wonderland


John and I were out first thing yesterday morning. While we had only a mild dusting of snow when we left, we soon ran into very poor driving conditions so headed back to Niagara Falls. We ended up shooting at the School of Horticulture.

On another note, I am in the processing of updating this website to correspond with the design of my professional website, http://www.ChrisEmpey.com.

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September 26, 2007

26. Digital Infrared


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August 20, 2007

20. Coil of Rope


A coil of rope tied to a boat. You can always tell the captains who take more pride in their vessels in the way they treat everything, right down to the mooring lines.

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July 28, 2007

28. Overgrown


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May 14, 2007

14. Nikita #2


The second of three portaits of Nikita.

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May 6, 2007

06. Dave


This portrait of Dave was shot last week. While practicing my multi light setup on a rock, Dave was gracious enough to offer himself as a model and let me get a bunch of practice shots of him. we were at the Upper Niagara River where this photo of the Niagara Falls skyline was taken as the light was going down.

Previous photos of Dave on this photo blog:
Nov 10, 2006
Aug 26, 2006
April 2, 2006
Jan 7, 2006

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April 4, 2007

04. Wanna Go This Way?


Found about 20 minutes from my home, this is not a place that looks very friendly. Don't think I would want to be here at night. Well, unless I had my camera. :)

Happy Birthday Nicole.

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April 1, 2007

01. Gargoyle


A gargoyle at Oak Hall in Niagara Falls

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March 12, 2007

12. Authentic African Mask


Well, I don't know how authentic they are, but these are sold in a souvenir shop on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls. I am pretty sure Native Canadians didn't wear these...but everything can be a souvenir in Niagara Falls!

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March 7, 2007

07. Picket Fence


The weather has been cold and uninviting for a long time. Though I have been shooting at home, I am running out of images to post. I have some flower growing in the front window that are starting to bloom, so maybe I can get a shot of those soon.

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February 21, 2007

21. Iron Fence in the Snow


Iron fence in the snow.

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February 12, 2007

12. Frozen Lake


A frozen Lake Erie. The photo was taken in Port Colborne this past weekend.

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January 30, 2007

30. Nuts. Black and White.


Another shot similiar to yesterday. This was going to be the shot I used for the competition but ended up liking the warm tones of the yesterday's better. Well, until today. So it goes.

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January 15, 2007

15. Icy Maple


I mentioned yesterday how the weather was so different from last year, and now today everything is coated in ice.

This is my neighbour's Japanese Maple in it's ice blanket.

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January 12, 2007

12. Self Portrait


Self portrait shot last summer not too far from Niagara Falls.

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January 11, 2007

11. On the Beach


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January 10, 2007

10. Beach Front Home


One of the beach front home along the shore where we often end up to photograph the sunrise.

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December 24, 2006

24. Barn Boards


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December 21, 2006

21. Decay #10


So, I think that I have posted all that I can of this decayed, abanonded farm house. That is not to say I won't shoot there again, there are many more photographs to capture. I will just take a break from posting them.

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December 17, 2006

17. Decay #6


John and I revisted the abandoned house I featured not too long ago. The light was quit flat but still had an opportunity to grab some shots I didn't take last time.

This one bothers me a little, I feel the vertical board on the right should be on the left. I could rotate the image, but then the lighting would be wrong.

Previous images from the same location:
Dec. 5, 2006
Dec. 6, 2006
Dec. 7, 2006
Dec. 8, 2006
Dec. 9, 2006

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November 25, 2006

25. Frosty Oregano


We've had some pretty frosty mornings the past couple of days. This is frost covered oregano from my garden.

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November 24, 2006

24. Knarley


Root system of a fallen tree.

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November 17, 2006

17. Won't Hold Water


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November 16, 2006

16. Ring My Bell


Bell hanging off of a barn in St. David's, just outside of Niagara Falls.

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November 15, 2006

15. Old Tools Against a Barn


How is that for a descriptive title!

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November 14, 2006

14. Window Frame


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November 10, 2006

10. David


Dave and I were out last night shooting in downtown St. Catharines. It wasn't going very well so I asked him to pose (much to his disliking!) This is that portrait.

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November 9, 2006

09. Stairwell


Stairwell at the back of an old building, downtown St. Catharines.

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November 6, 2006

06. Tower (Litho)


This is another photo processed to be similiar to a high contrast litho print. This is again the Casino Niagara Tower (formerly Kodak Tower) in Niagara Falls.

Maple Leaf Village was a staple of Niagara Entertainment in the 80's. I remember the excitement when we were able to go as a family, then again later when I would start to meet with friends there. I remember being frightened in the tower the first time when I was quite small.

This icon of Niagara is currently a giant billboard for the casino located just off of Clifton Hill where another Ferris wheel has been erected similiar in size to the one that sat in Maple Leaf Village.

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November 5, 2006

05. An Old Observation Tower


This is the top of the old Maple Leaf Village observation tower in Niagara Falls, now Casino Niagara. The observation tower has not been functional since Maple Leaf Village closed. There was talk of tearing it down a few years ago due to safety concerns, but repairs were completed in order for the sign to remain erected. It is now really just a 341' billboard for Casino Niagara.

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November 4, 2006

04. Leanne


A portrait of Leanne.

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November 3, 2006

03. The London Eye - A Different Look


A Different view of the London Eye. I see the new Skywheel on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls just about every day, so in my search for a photo to post, I thought why not another famous ferris wheel.

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October 31, 2006

31. In 64


One of a few boats left in the slips at Port Dalhousie.

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October 26, 2006

26. Sassafras (I think)


I spent a lot of time trying to identify this leaf. From everything that I have read, I believe it is from a sassafras tree.

I could be wrong though.

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October 21, 2006

21. Long Way Down...Reprise BW


Photography has been very slow (and uninspiring) for me recently. Hopefully my shoot tomorrow will bring some more exciting work.

This is a similiar shot to what I posted yesterday, only with a Black and White conversion.

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October 13, 2006

13. A Little Wet


I should really hava better image for Friday the 13th, but alas, I have another leaf, in black and white, with rain drops on it. We have had a little more than rain drops the past two days though. I had a little snow on my car after leaving work yesterday, and this morning I had to brush off my windows to clear the snow. That was in Niagara Falls. In Buffalo, just 20 minutes down the road, there was 220,000 people without power, and up to 24 inches of snow. And they talk of global warming!

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October 12, 2006

12. Leaf


We have had a fair amount of rain recently and as the leaves have been falling, haven't had a chance to photograph them. So I took a few minutes yesterday to go out and do a little shooting.

Still not sure as to why I am depicting the fall colours in black and white this year?

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September 26, 2006

26. Crashing


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September 20, 2006

20. The Corran


This is another rendition of the Corran at Spirit Rock on the Bruce Peninsula that I photographed in June. I've processed this one a little differently than the others.

Previous Corran photographs:
June 17, 2006
June 18, 2006
June 20, 2006

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September 11, 2006

10. Walkway


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10. Walkway


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September 7, 2006

07. Concentric


Out looking for something to shoot, waiting for the sun to set over Niagara Falls, and saw this pattern in the sidewalk.

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August 31, 2006

31. Boardwalk over Lake Gibson


There is a boardwalk over Lake Gibson in Thorold that I first saw only last weekend. Last night Dave and I took a trip out to the park to check it out.

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31. Boardwalk over Lake Gibson


There is a boardwalk over Lake Gibson in Thorold that I first saw only last weekend. Last night Dave and I took a trip out to the park to check it out.

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August 30, 2006

30. Self Portrait


I haven't done much shooting in the past few weeks. When that happens, I look at my most willing subject... me.

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August 26, 2006

26. Don't You Take That Picture


Once again, Dave.

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August 16, 2006

16. A Painterly Place (Reprise)


I posted this same shot a few days ago in colour. I converted to black and white for an article I am writing for my friends newsletter at PCIN.NET. I liked the conversion so I thought I would post it here.

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August 5, 2006

05. Birch


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August 4, 2006

04. Black and White Butterfly


Shot at the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory

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August 3, 2006

03. Bee


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July 29, 2006

29. Clouds


Same clouds as featured yesterday, shot a little closer.

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July 26, 2006

26. Gravestones


Another shot from the cemetery we shot at last weekend.

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July 25, 2006

25. A Nice Walk


This is the road leading in to a cemetary in Sherktson. We drove in early Sunday morning and I liked the rural feel of it. Wood and wire fence on one side, over grown farmers field on the other, over hanging trees. I may photograph it again again one day, only looking up into the cemetary instead of from the cemetary looking out.

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July 12, 2006

12. Abandoned Pump


This abandoned gas station appears that it was abandoned in a hurry. Looking in the windows of the adjoining variety store, there appears to be magazines on the rack, gum in boxes and old 1.5 liter bottles of coke and pepsi in the refrigerator.

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July 9, 2006

09. Fence Boards


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July 4, 2006

04. Pinching the Moon


I took this the other night on the way to a concert at the Friendship Festival in Fort Erie. Not quite exactly what I had in mind, but close anyway.

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June 27, 2006

27. Pond in Infrared


This is a pond not far from where we were staying up north. We passed it several times each day, and shot it once. This one was shot with a near infrared filter.

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June 20, 2006

20. Ruins


This is another shot from Spirit Rock and the last that I will be posting before moving on to some other subjects from my recent trip.

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June 18, 2006

18. The Corran at Spirit Rock


This is a second shot from the same location as yesterday's image, The Corran at Spirit Rock on the Bruce Peninsula. The ruins were beautiful, though the mid-morning light against the gray of the old walls was pretty stark. This would be a beautiful location for model photos.

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June 17, 2006

17. The Corran


The Corran is an old stone mansion, destroyed by fire.

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June 14, 2006

14. Oakes Garden


Sir Harry Oakes was one of the driving forces for tourist development in Niagara Falls and aside from luring the tourists to Niagara Falls, he also gave back to the city. This photo is of Oakes Garden Theater which was recently the location of two episodes of the Live with Regis and Kelly daytime talk show. There is a great view of Niagara Falls from the theater and it is only a 5 minute walk to the further Horsehoe Falls.

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June 11, 2006

11. Balconies near Niagara


I have wanted to shoot more around Niagara Falls even though generally the city is not that photogenic. However, the various hotels and attractions provide some nice possibilities for repitition and patterns. This is the Best Western Fallsview on Stanley Avenue.

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June 9, 2006

09. Abandoned


Even though I live in Niagara Falls, I don't take that many photos of my community. Over the next couple of days, I will be posting various shots in and around Niagara Falls. Some of Hotels, tourist attractions and the like, and this one. An abandoned building. For the life of me, I can't even remember what it had been.

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June 6, 2006

06. Pipes


June 6, 2006. Hmm, don't see the significance .

This is yet another shot from the John St. Roundhouse in Toronto. I have a version in colour as well that can be viewed here.

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May 3, 2006

03. Looking Out


Another black and white shot of the lake.

Yesterday's shot featured a black and white and colour version of the same lake, though in a different composition.

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May 2, 2006

02. Clouds


I have another copy of this shot, as a dramatic black and white. It can be viewed here.

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April 25, 2006

25. Wheels and Gears


I posted the colour version of this photo a little over a month ago. It is from a shoot with Dave at the Old Welland Canal. I've been busy the past couple of days so was looking for something to post from my archives when I saw this image and knew it would look great in black and white.

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April 20, 2006

20. Pebbles


Pebbles on the beach, converted to Black and White.

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April 7, 2006

07. Cracked Rock

f6.3 1/50 sec...

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April 6, 2006

06. Patterns in the Sand


Like yesterday's shot, patterns in the sand.

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April 5, 2006

05. Prints in the Sand


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March 19, 2006

19. Leanne


An older portrait of Leanne.

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March 9, 2006

09. Icicles


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February 24, 2006

24. Citrus in Black and White


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February 20, 2006

20. Self Portrait #8


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February 18, 2006

18. Self Portrait #7


Always a willing subject... me!

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February 17, 2006

17. Reaching


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February 16, 2006

16. Touch


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February 1, 2006

01. Gears


This is a photo of the underside of an old railway bridge. The bridge spans a local river and would pivot on it's center rather than lifting like other bridges.

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January 31, 2006

31. Wood Pile


This is the 365th photo I have posted since I started this one year ago . In that time, I have:

365 Photos Posted
13312 Unique visitors
35354 Visits
16.82 GB of traffic
Hiding was the most viewed entry
I've posted the most entries in my Nature category (81)
And the least number of entries in the Dragonflies category (3)
The least number of entries posted not including subcategories has been 28 in the Niagara Falls category, which of course is images in and around Niagara Falls
November 11 was my busiest day on the site, with 290 unique visitors and January 20 I had the greatest number of page views (743)
The site has been viewed from at least 84 different countries

I would like to thank all the visitors who have commented and everyone who has viewed so far. Tomorrow I start year 2.

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January 30, 2006

30. Dominic


Portrait of Dominic.

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January 27, 2006

27. Three


Three stone diamond engagement ring, illuminated with strobe bounced above with pin lighting from fiber optic strands. The white gold band is thrown out of focus by the shallow depth of field of the macro lens at f5.0.

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January 26, 2006

26. Frosty Leaves


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January 21, 2006

21. Smoke


This is the last of the smoke shots from this series. This one has been converted to black and white.

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January 1, 2006

01. Wagon Wheel and Snow


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December 27, 2005

27. James


This is a photo of my brother James taken at our family Christmas party. I have converted the original colour photo to a Sepia toned image.

I have updated this image. It was originally processed on a different computer whose monitor was not colour calibrated and with software I wasn't fully familiar with. I didn't like it once I saw it on a better monitor. The original can be found here

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December 21, 2005

21. Striations in Ice


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December 19, 2005

19. Black Ice


Another shot of the ice shot yesterday. These shots were taken on the shore of Lake Erie.

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December 17, 2005

16. Lace


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December 8, 2005

08. In Camera


In camera double exposure.

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December 7, 2005

07. Leanne


Portrait of Leanne.

Things have been pretty busy around here, mostly getting ready for Christmas. I have a few things I'd like to shoot, I just hope I can find time in the next day or so.

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December 5, 2005

05. Wine Anyone?


Wine glass on a bar. Available light, high ISO.

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December 4, 2005

04. Leaves


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November 29, 2005

29. Vine and Brick


Vine and Brick. Again in Niagara on the Lake

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November 24, 2005

24. Padlock


It's gotten quite cold and a little bit snowy out around here the past few days. I spent a couple days in Toronto as well, but didn't get any shots in. Let's see how the next couple of days goes for my shooting.

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November 23, 2005

23. Amanda in Black and White


Another portrait of Amanda.

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November 22, 2005

22. Peeling Paint


Peeling Paint. I posted a similiar shot in colour previously.

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November 21, 2005

21. Coleus in Black and White


Coleus in Black and White. This type of plant really works well in black and white I think. I remember shooting them when I first started out in photography. I think they are a great subject for beginners, and a great subject to learn to print in the darkroom with as well.

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20. Front Street


Front and Market Streets, downtown Toronto.

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November 19, 2005

19. Railing


Taken in a small park across from Queentson Heights, in Niagara Falls.

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November 10, 2005

10. Self Portrait #4


I had some portraits to do for homework this week... I am always an available model for myself. I really need to get a decent background.

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November 8, 2005

08. Clouds in the Sky


In keeping with my attempts to recreate the infrared look, I dug around through some older images last night and found this one that was suitable for transformation. I think it is missing a subject, but the look is what I was after.

I posted this originally back in May, in colour. You can see that here.

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November 7, 2005

07. Twenty Mile Creek


A shot of Twenty Mile creek near Balls Falls. I like the conversion to Black and White on this one much better than the colour version. Having shot some Infrared film in the past, this is very similiar.

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October 27, 2005

27. Morning Coffee


This idea came to me last night, though I don't know where it originated from, I am not a coffee drinker.

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October 26, 2005

26. Stairs of Escher


I am not sure if MC Escher modelled his paintings on the Museum of Natural History in London, or if the Museum of Natural History in London was designed based on the artist's work, or it is just that this view produces that effect.

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October 14, 2005

14. Plaster, Sewer and Drains


While I have been playing around with black and white this week, I also had a renewed interest in slides when I picked some up from the lab. The colours were so vivid! I'll see what I can do about scanning a few shots that I don't otherwise have in digital.

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October 13, 2005

13. Turnbuckle


A turnbuckle in monochrome.

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October 12, 2005

12. Stairway


I haven't had much chance to shoot this week... this is from the Letchworth trip back in August.

Other shots from that trip:
AUgust 7
August 8
August 9
August 10
August 11
August 12
August 13
August 14

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October 8, 2005

08. Katie


Portraits are one of my toughest challenges. Technically, my skills are decent. However, posing and working with a model I find very difficult, I am sure it is the introvert in me.

This is Katie, one of two models I had a chance to photograph this morning. I was happy with the portrait in colour, but want to explore the world of black and white a little more closely. It may be part of the lull I have been feeling that I talked about yesterday.

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September 11, 2005

11. Staircase


I went out this morning with John and Scott. We found a couple of Eastern Tailed Blue's and a Sulphar, but that was about it. Saw a few dragonflies flying as well... looks like the season is almost over for the insects.

All of which has nothing to do with this picture, which is a staircase outside of the abandoned Rosberg's Department store in Niagara Falls.

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September 9, 2005

09. Downtown Niagara Falls


Dave and I were out shooting downtown last night for a short while. Our goal was the old Police station on Park Street and Zimmerman Avenue and the old Rosberg's department store on Queen Street and Erie Avenue, though I only got one or two shots of that one.

This shot is looking up Erie from Zimmerman. The older buildings and the derelict sign caught my attention. This was one of the first shots before I moved in and grabbed some detail shots of the signs. I wasn't sure how to treat this photo, and came up with three other version I was liked. This was my favourite.

Version 2
Version 3
Version 4

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September 8, 2005

08. A Little Wrinkly


The 1.6 multiplier effect of the digital sensor on my 10D allows me to crop in tightly to shots I would not normally be able to get. This photo of an elephant at the Toronto Zoo would have needed to be taken with a 480mm lens, which is too rich for my pocketbook! However, I really do miss the wide angle shots that I can't get with my current lenses.

I was looking at my old Pentax ESII last night, for which I have a very wide 21mm, and some very nice prime lenses... I may have to shoot some film soon!

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August 19, 2005

19. Railing Detail


This is a detail shot of one of the railings in London's Museum of Natural History. It is one of the most beautiful buildings I have been in. The ornate construction is amazing. I could spend days there just photographing the building, and probably a week or doing viewing it's immense exhibits.

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August 3, 2005

03. Winged Silhouette


I have been reluctant to post this one, though I really like it. I have had nothing but good comments from those that have seen it. I just wish I hadn't cut off the bottom of the wing.

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July 16, 2005

16. Links


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July 14, 2005

14. Shackles


This is another shot from Casino Niagara that I took with Dave the other night. I envisioned these photos as Black and White when I shot them, though I still really like the various colours in the rust.

Yesterday's shot from the same location.

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July 3, 2005

03. Tired


Found at Balls Falls Conservation Area

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July 1, 2005

01. Wood and Window


Scott and I were out this morning. Too warm for the bugs we are after, but it turned out to be a nice sunrise at Charles Daly Park, and I got a few nice shots of this building at Balls Falls Conservation Area.

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June 15, 2005

15. Japanese Painted Fern


Japanese Painted Fern. Taken at the Niagara Falls school of Horticulture.

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June 9, 2005

09. Shadow of Fence


This week has been a pretty long one, I have being doing a lot of work at my parents house. Getting home so late, I really have not had a chance to shoot anything.

So... this was shot last summer during Construction Season in Toronto. I was going for a high contrast look, similiar to Kodak Technical Pan film can give.

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May 18, 2005

18. Driftwood


Shot early morning, this piece of driftwood was well worn. A perfect candidate for black and white with the holes and the sand on the top.

I think my implementation was a little too dark though. Still unsure of it myself.

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May 5, 2005

05. Rose and Shadow


Normally a harsh shadow like the one in the photo is not desirable in an image. For this one though I wanted to incorporate the shadow as a design element.

The image did not work in colour, so a conversion to black in white made the needed change.

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April 3, 2005

03. Leanne


This was shot in my studio while playing around with some lighting. I wasn't happy with what I was seeing on the camera screen but still wanted to see what I could make of the images. I am happy with the results.

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March 20, 2005

20. Jigsaw


Still sick today. I would love for nothing more than to get outside but my body is not allowing it. Great way to start a vacation!

Another basement studio shot. I am not sure if I like this better after making it monochrome or before. Any opinions?

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March 16, 2005

16. A Piece of the Past


I have had a few requests for photos of the house. I fell asleep before getting to take any last night so this is one I shot the day I took possession. Probably not what they are looking for :). I guess they are more than welcome to start posting their own images...

Other house shots:
Stained Glass

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March 11, 2005

11. Self Portrait #2


Keeping up with my self portrait exercise...

I have converted this to a duotone because I wasn't sure if I like the colour in it. A straight Black and White was also not quite striking enough for my taste's.

Those who have known me for a long time may remember this pose. I have a similiar shot from 10 or 11 years ago which I think was a stronger image.

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March 4, 2005

04. Snow Covered


Another shot from Dufferin Islands (same location as yesterday's shot) here in Niagara Falls. The colour is a little different in this shot. I think it make the image look a little colder.

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March 3, 2005

03. Winter Wonderland


This is what it has been like here for the past couple of weeks. I've spent 1 - 2 hours each day for the past couple of days shovelling snow, and I am running out of room to put it!

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February 17, 2005

17. Ornamental Iron


Again, taken in Toronto, the shot itself was uninteresting in colour. I've created the bluish Duotone and played with levels a little bit to add some depth. Still not sure if I like it.

As for the house, I have over 100 new holes in my walls courtesy of the insulators yesterday.

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February 3, 2005

03. White Bird


This is another shot taken at the Niagara Falls Aviary on the weekend. I played around with modifying the color space (now greyscale). Not sure if I like it as it is, it might be a little too warm.

Posted on February 3, 2005 09:53 AM | Comments (0) | Permalink