Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Not a particularly notable frame, this was taken from the river boat as we were leaving port. The old building is part of the Royal Military College in Kingston, where Canada's Armed Forces train their officers. My father in law is a prof there. Thought he might enjoy a photo of his work digs.
This was an HDR shot post processed in CS3.
While shooting the 'Reservoir Dogs' shot that I blogged a few weeks back, I also took this close-up of the brothers - Duart and Trevor. It was a natural gesture - big bro puts his arm on his younger brother's shoulder...as if to say...it's finally here, and I'm with you man...it's a big day.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
OK, just before I head out on holiday, I thought I had to post one photo of the newly weds. Taken at dusk, by the Museum of Civ, looking across the Ottawa River towards to Parliament Hill. One SB800 off camera on voice activated lightstand.
You look faaabulous guys!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Oddly enough, second pic from the wedding is the DJ! What gives? Well, two things. I really liked this photo and wanted to work it up. Secondly, turns out I met this guy a few weeks ago when he played a gig for a product launch at work. But I knew him as a spanish guitar maestro. Of course he knew me as a 'shirt'. So go figure. Anyway, here's Servantes - a DJ, but even more, a kickin' spanish guitar player.
I actually worked this picture up a number of different ways. I developed about six different versions and then blended bits from each together to make the final. What I was trying to do was separate him from his background, by bringing out detail in his hair and the rim light, while desaturating his face a bit and then vignetting heavily. I think it worked out. And oddly enough, the original picture is also quite nice.
Ok, so shot Trevor and Sarah's wedding yesterday. 13 hours or so of hard work! (Thanks Peter!) Lots of cool pics coming up AFTER my holiday, but, quickly, a pic - a version of the "Reservoir Dogs' shot. Converted to a high contrast BW. Very quick pic, not even sure it's the best. But it's fun.