May 16, 2010

A Photo 101 Field Trip

Digital infrared original
 There are times when an image is simple enough to need no words.
Digital infrared original
One interesting reality of working with infrared digital cameras is that I often find myself photographing things to just see what they look like in infrared - in this case, I loved how the sand looked, and the great reflection of the sky in the water around the poles.

May 09, 2010

A Field Trip to Fort George

Digital infrared original
One of the best things about living in Halifax is Fort George (the Citadel), which is the heart, and centre of the city. I have photographed the fort for over twenty years, but never tire of exploring the vistas and scenes it offers.
Digital original
I've made images of the bottom of this stairwell before, but never in colour, and never with a tilt-shift lens (though to be honest, one earlier photo was made with a 4"x5" view camera, which has far more flexibility than the rather simplistic options of a tilt-shift lens). I have to admit, colour adds a lot to this image.
Digital infrared original, 2 image stitch
The final set of images from this field trip were of the mounted RML canons on the city side of the fort. While most of the Halifax Defence Complex is in ruins, with the guns either thrown aside, or missing completely, these guns have been maintained and kept in top shape - one is used every day at noon!