January 21, 2012

Winter Explorations with a New Camera (Bedford, Nova Scotia)

Digital original

This was among the first images I made with my new Sony NEX-5n; I was hoping it could serve as a point-and-shoot, and so far I am very impressed!
Digital original
I don't do a lot of winter photography - not being a big fan of being cold does something to inhibit it, but when I make images like this, I do wonder if I spent more time outdoors in winter, what kind of images would I find?
Digital original
Sometimes the ugly is also beautiful. I have had a long love-affair with fuel drops on we pavement, so when I saw this pattern in a parking lot, I scampered back to my car, got my Sony “point and shoot” and make this image.

January 18, 2012

New Book Arrived! (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

After many months of waiting, the Atlas of Contemporary Erotic Photography arrived today - a large, thick book with 59 photographers, including myself.  It contains a dozen of my photographs, in addition to an image of mine being on the back cover!

January 13, 2012

The Snowball (Halifaax, Nova Scotia)

Digital original
A 16mm f/2.8 lens arrived yesterday, for the Sony Nex 5n, which I bought to replace my Canon G12. I saw this on the way downtown to ViewPoint, and had to stop to make an image of it.

The lens isn’t stellar, but with some careful post-production, it is far better than the G12 would ever have been!

January 07, 2012

New Work (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Today at a ViewPoint Gallery Open Print Review, I shared the first image of a new series I am starting - a desk of cards. The response was encouraging, with some interesting feedback, and suggestions for direction and inspiration. Now all I need is a year or two to complete it!

January 01, 2012

New Year's Day (Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia)

Digital original, 3 frame exposure blend
I've photographed this pool for years, enjoying the pleasure of working with the same subject under so many different conditions; for this New Year's day, given the lack of light drama, I decided to focus on pushing to both ends of the lens spectrum. I began with the above image with an 85mm lens, and the below image with a 17mm lens.
Digital original, 2 frame shutter speed blend, 4 frame exposure blend