This picture is for Dave, who still likes the classic way of creating photographs. He has raised some very interesting issues regarding the new directions in photography. Concerns I share with him and will discuss with him further. So here a classic B&W image of an old 1959 Chevrolet Apache, which looks as if it has not moved since the early sixties.Hope you like this image Dave.
When we were in Prince Edward County, we made a quick visit to the Sandbanks Provincial Park. I had never been to this park before and I certainly will be returning to the area agin for a more extensive picture taking trip.
Driving into the town of Picton, we noticed a large store which sold exterior and interior decorative furniture like iron fences, large wooden tables and a variety of strange sculptures. It is quite a big establishment with several buildings again filled with pottery, ceramic and wooden sculptures. For a photographer it definitely is a unique place and a visual goldmine. The various objects on display are not of great artistic quality but a source for some very interesting images.
After walking back from the restaurant at the hotel we were staying, I found this old little birdhouse in a corner of the hotel garden. I took a few pictures and here is the final result. I have to say I always enjoy this type of funky subjects.
We just returned from a wonderful family event, which we celebrated in Prince Edward County and in Brockville. Actually we only spent Friday evening in Brockville where we had a wonderful cruise on one of the tall ships.It was a very pleasant evening which included a dinner and entertainment. Here crew members are lowering the sails on our return to port. It is certainly an event which we hope to repeat next year.
It was a beautiful late Summer day today. You could feel the first inkling of Fall in the crisp morning. air. On our walk I made some pictures of the very colourful reflections in the water of Chippewa creek. The images have a strong abstract quality, with beautiful patterns, textures and of course strong colours.
I am still interested in working in black and white. Maybe it is nostalgia remembering the many hours I spent working in the darkroom. Anyway this is a picture I took this Summer in the village of Ashton, which is now part of Ottawa. I remember this house as a rather nondescript building until this Summer I saw someone is doing some major renovations and restoration on this place. Of course I never realized that it was not an old brick house but actually a log building.I am curious to see the final finished product.
While walking down a trail looking for interesting landscapes I looked at the rich textures of the grasses and plants right in front of me and realized that interesting subject matter is around you if you simply look at your immediate surroundings