October 14, 2018

Fall Colours Field Trip #3 (Herring Cove, Nova Scotia)

Digital original
I usually post 3-4 images per blog entry, but there are times when one image is so striking there is no need to publish anything else. This moment, literally the last image made during this field trip, yielding such an image. The irony that it is an image focused on a monochromatic subject is not lost on me, but this is, without a doubt, my favorite fall image ever.

October 08, 2018

Fall Colours Field Trip #2 (Salt Marsh Trail, Nova Scotia)

Digital Infrared Original
One of the first successes of this field trip was of a small tree on a rocky outcrop. Unusually for me, this image was created hand-held - the walk out to this spot was treacherous, so I'd left the tripod behind so I'd have both hands to steady myself. The low angle (keeping the grasses front and centre in the image) would have been hard to get with the tripod head/neck combo I had on this trip, so it all worked out in the end.
Digital Original
Several times in this session heron's provided focal points for compositions - in this case, as the students and I were making our way back to the car park, a lone bird was stalking fish in the reflection of the sunset sky.
Digital Original, 5 image exposure blend
My last image of the field trip is by far my favorite. I have grown to love twilight light over the years, and this image makes the most of the cool-warm split of light this time of day offers!

October 06, 2018

Fall Colours Field Trip #1 (Frog Pond, Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Digital original
I do not usually respond to colours in photography, but in this case, it was impossible to miss the shockingly red tree. A 15 second-long exposure gave an interesting shimmer to the water, which balances the image well.
Digital original
As soon as I saw this old weathered tree branch, I knew I had to make an image of it. My initial response was in black and white, but I find myself returning time and time again to the colour version, so that is what I am showing here!
Digital original
The final image set I made during this field trip was of the stream flowing out of the frog pond and down to the North West Arm. In numerous places it runs over submerged rocks, which in turn shape the reflections in the water's surface - as the above image shows.