August 21, 2011

Photo Fair Aug. 21, 2011 (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Digital infrared original, 6 image exposure blend, 3 image stitch
I will be speaking at the Atlantic Photo Supply Photo Fair, presenting on Digital Infrared Photography, and showing a variety of my infrared photographs, from images of the Nude and Landscape, to recent architectural work from England.

Date: August 21, 2011
Time: 12pm to 9pm
Location: Studio 2540 Agricola , 2540 Agricola Street Halifax , N.S.
Doors open at 12pm
Cost Free

August 14, 2011

A Lake Session with Miranda (Sherbrooke Lake, Nova Scotia)

Digital infrared original
Miranda and I have not worked together for some time, this session was planned to rectify that situation, and also to return to working with her in water, something we haven't done for even longer. The lake we worked in was unfamiliar to me, so we headed for an isolated island, and worked along the shore.
Digital infrared original, 2 frame stitch
The greatest influence on the session was the evening light, which lit up the sky above the lake, and cast, low, soft highlights onto Miranda's skin.  Almost all the images were made of her emerging from the water ( as opposed to focusing on water moving over skin, which is often my focus when I work in rivers.
Digital infrared original
My favorite image of the session was one of the last made - Miranda had moved out of working in the water, and we were exploring the rocks along the shore line. A small number of water grasses were surrounding her, and I asked if Miranda could change to a pose a little lower to the water, to permit more of the evening light to shine upon the foliage. The end result is a perfect example of why I love working with infrared light.

August 12, 2011

A Full Moonrise (Sherbrook Lake, Nova Scotia)

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A full moon rising over Sherbrook Lake in mid summer is just magical to see.
Digital Original
As the moon rose, and the day's light began to fade, some optimistic ducks came along to beg for good, and pose for photos.
Digital Original

August 06, 2011

A Lighthouse at Night (Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia)

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Peggy's Cove has a number of advantages, photographically. It is close enough to Halifax that is can be considered "near by", and yet is far enough away from the city that much of the night sky around it is black, which is a must for night photography. The above photograph was made during twilight, when the light in the sky was still bright enough to balance against the street light illuminating the side of the lighthouse.
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Much later in the evening, looking back towards Halifax, the city's glow can be seen spreading along the rock-line; the sky above though is more than dark enough to see the rotational arc of the planet.