May 11, 2013

The Public Gardens (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Digital original
It's been a little over a decade since I first explored the combination of macro and flowers as a subject; in many ways, i can say I've "been there and done that", but the simple joy of making a clean, simple macro photograph of a flower seldom fails to please.
Digital original
One of the most pleasureable elements of working with a 150mm macro lens is how beautifully it issolates subjects from their surroundings.
Digital original
Sometimes the hardest thing to photograph is one thing in exclusion; in this case, the hosta presented a rich subject to explore, but the challenge of how to frame, and what to include and exclude made it frustrating at the same time. In the end, I went for a balance between "the big picture" and an abstract detail.

May 04, 2013

2013 ModSquad Group Shoot (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Digital original, two frame exposure blend
At the end of the first day of the 2013 Modsquad, Andy Brown put on a private performance for attendees to photograph; one of the attendees had brought an 8"x10" Deardorff, which gave me an idea for an alternative way to make an image of Andy. Working with a Phase IQ180 camera borrowed from the folks at B3K Digital, I made two images, one exposed for Andy playing, and the other for the image on the Deardorff's ground glass...and the final result was exactly what I hoped.