January 29, 2017

Photo 101 Field Trip (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

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The large black bouy outside of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic proved to be the ideal subject for a hands-on discussion and demonstration of exposure control
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As the field trip progressed, the sky slowly shifted from cloudy, to cloudy with some breaks, showing the blue sky above - perfect for infrared!
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The last set of images I made saw us back at the Maritime Museum - this time talking about the potential of super-wide lenses - up close, and personal!

January 14, 2017

Winter, Water & Ice Field Trip #1 (Frog Pond, Halifax, Nova Scotia)

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The first field trip of the Winter, Water & Ice series of 2017 presented an interesting challenge. While the days have been well below freezing, there has been no snow, so the field trip had to be focused on the small amount of ice formed by splash-water along side a small stream.
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Fortunately, as a result of a short scouting trip the day before, I was able to print the students to a number of spaces at Frog Pond with significant patches of ice, and while it was small and localized, it did have lots of potential for macro ice images.
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In the end, while the intent of the field trip was to focus on combining moving water and ice in images, I spent most of my time focused on ice along, enjoying the play of light on the surface.

January 01, 2017

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

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Since 2008, I have spent almost every afternoon of New Year's day at Peggy's cove, photographing the first light of the New Year with any and all photographers who wish to join me. This year was mild and snow-less, which meant I focused on the ocean, and water pools, where usually I am seeking out ice.
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Overall, I prefer when winter photography focused on...well, winter - this afternoon of photograph was little different from what I would do during the summer...except it was quite chilly.
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The best photographs of the day were actually made on the way home - a large lake by the side of the highway had a thin sheet of water over the ice, which perfectly reflected the sky and landscape around it.