Sunday, September 30, 2007
More "Sky" photos at http://www.lanephotography.com/sky/sky.htm
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Saturday, September 29, 2007
I have created a gallery of photos of this church and you can find them on line at: http://www.lanephotography.com/churches/st_james_battle_harbour/st_james_the_apostle.htm
If you visit the above Gallery you will also find a link to a Slide Show (with music) of the church.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007
The original is the first one (if you don't view your emails in html, it is the one that shows a bit of the road and ditch). You can see that it isn't a very good photo. I was lower than the road and shooting towards the bright sky. I focused on the bikers, one of which waved just as I took the photo.
I decided to play with the image and brightened it quite a bit. I also increased the contrast quite a bit as well. Then I cropped out the ditch and left only a sliver of pavement along the bottom. I liked this image much better. To make the third image, I converted the photo to b & w, then added the guy's red shirt.
Once again this morning, I am sharing images that I feel show why even a bad image can be saved (sometimes) by a bit of knowledge about photo manipulation software.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
This is one reason why I always take more than one photo of the same subject. Even though they were taken a few seconds apart, the sun got brighter in that time and the lighting in the final photo changed as a result.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The three photos this morning were taken in areas where there was plenty of shade. The bright flowers really stand out against the dark backgrounds.
Monday, September 24, 2007
The first two photos show the pink and blue berries on the same plant. Eventually they will all turn blue and shrivel up like the ones in the third photo.
They sort of look like raisins, but they don't taste much like them. I tasted a few of the dried blue ones and there was nothing to them except two flat seeds. The small birds seem to really like them because there have been quite a few around these trees lately.
If you want to view the ones I sent in early September, click the link below: http://kbrucelane.blogspot.com/search?q=northern+wild+raisin
Sunday, September 23, 2007
As you can see from the third photograph, there are places where ferns dominate the life forms and their colours provide a beautiful trail of reddish-orange leaves.
Once again, the theme today shows that there is beauty everywhere, even in the colours and shapes of dying ferns.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
One flower still in bloom is the common aster. The first photo was taken in a shaded area. I was trying to capture the blue flower. The second photo was taken in direct sunlight. The colours look more faded in the bright light.
Friday, September 21, 2007
The first image is a photo of a candle that has had special effects added to it. The addition of hundreds of tiny "stars" makes it look like the candle is floating in space.
To create the second image, I copied the flame of the candle three times and changed its size and shape. Finally I added an abstract photo of my face that I had shot in a mirror.
To create the third image I combined a photo of Gros Morne with one of a classic car. I created a flying car that looks like it has just flown over Norris Point. This reminds me of the flying car in Harry Potter.
I spend a fair amount of time playing with photo manipulation software and enjoy looking at the results of my "artistry".
Thursday, September 20, 2007
The three photos this morning were converted to b & w to give an impression of being from a different time. The first photo is the school teacher walking towards the schoolhouse; the second is a young lady hanging wool on a fence; and the third is a guy showing people a couple of large oxen that were used to plow fields and carry things around the farm.
I enjoy visiting this type of exhibit because the people are dressed in period costumes and it is like travelling back in time.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Because I exposed for the bright windows, I knew the walls would be fairly dark in the photo. I made a couple of different compositions, two of which I am sharing today.
Monday, September 17, 2007
These birds are known for their speed while in flight and I imagine it is beautiful to watch in the wild.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
These photos do not portray the "beauty" in the objects, but will probably evoke memories in those of you who grew up here in the 1940's and 50's. If you grew up in the rest of North America, you probably wouldn't recognize the Gerald S. Doyle brand, but would know about castor oil. The jug and basin may have been common elsewhere as well.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Again today, I started with a wide shot, then a closer view. The third image was cropped from the second. I find that by looking more closely at the things around me, I see them differently. Capturing the images with a camera, helps me share their beauty with over 750 people on my Photo of the Day list.
I stood outside my house and waited for the sun to rise. The following photo essay is a record of what I saw that morning.
The clouds were just turning pink when I went outside. My first photo was taken with my 17-40 mm wide angle lens. There was a heavy mist around the hill in the background.
Next, I changed lenses and zoomed in on the clouds to try to capture the pink colours.
It was a quiet morning and when I heard a moose walking through a nearby bog, I sneaked back to see if I could see it.
I tried to photograph the moose and did get 1 photo. It knew I was there and as soon as I took this "out of focus" photo, it ran away. I was going to delete this image, but realized that it captured exactly what I saw. I could barely see the moose through the trees and focusing through the branches was a challenge.
When I returned to the sunrise I could hardly believe the difference. The pink clouds had disappeared and the sun's rays were beginning to illuminate the morning sky. Again, my first photo was a wide angle view.
I zoomed in on the hills and rays. I purposely left in a small part of the land. I actually made several compositions with differing proportions of land and sky.
Zooming in closer made an interesting composition. The trees near the centre are golden around the edges.
The last photo is a close up of the rays. I don't think they are as dramatic as in wider views, but I liked this image too.
I apologize for all the photos, but wanted to share the beauty I experienced that morning just by getting up early and stepping outside my back door. Photography lets me share these experiences with you.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
We actually stayed in the building just right of centre. The loft of this building has been converted into a "room with a view"! I have a couple of photos of it and will send them on request.
There was absolutely no wind that morning and the calm water created excellent reflections. I zoomed in to capture the reflection of the buildings.
I have 15 images of Red Bay on line at: http://www.lanephotography.com/red_bay/red_bay.htm. Feel free to check them out.
Once again this morning my photos show beauty in a simple scene. Most people don't get up early enough to capture these images. In fact, as I walked around the town, I did not see anyone outside at that hour (6:30 AM).
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Today's photos were taken in Ferryland (on the Irish Loop) and show a rocky beach being pounded by the Atlantic Ocean. I have stated on several occasions that I always try to capture the "perfect wave".
Both of today's photos were taken from the same location with my 75-300 mm zoom lens. The first photo shows a beach with very little wave action. The second shows waves breaking on the beach, on rocks near the beach and on rocks further out. There is lots of action in this photo.
I have a gallery of 6 photos of Ferryland on line at: http://www.lanephotography.com/irish_loop/ferryland/ferryland.htm.