Photo of the Week: Week 39

With autumn in full swing, interesting and colourful subjects are everywhere. One of the first trees to change colour in our yard was the sumacs at the front of the house. I took a variety of different shots (some of which I’ll most likely put in another post), and it wasn’t until I was going…

In Motion

The photos here are in comparison to another couple I took on George Street in downtown Peterborough, ON. The first one is a variation of one in a previous post which had no motion in it at all and still had some colour in it. This version is completely grayscale, and in my opinion, the more…

Say What…? #19

Patrick: “Daddy, we need to get a robot.” Me: “Really? Where on earth are we going to buy a robot?!?” Patrick: “The robot store.”  – Patrick (2012) I was serious when asking where to buy robots. You just never see them advertised anywhere. You think Future Shop would have an assortment of robots, but they tend to stick to…

Photo of the Week: Week 38

Very recently, I’ve been playing around with the presets in Adobe Lightroom. I find that they provide a good starting point to post-processing an image. While walking downtown Peterborough the other day, I came to the window of a reputable pita fast food restaurant chain. I was keeping my eye out for repeating patterns to…

Windows

Lately, I’ve been finding inspiration in photographing repeating patterns. Everywhere I look, I try to pick out some element that repeats itself. There’s just something calming and pleasing about an image being composed of simple patterns, lines, textures, or colours without a lot of distraction. That is all.

Say What…? #18

Patrick: “Shhhh…. be quiet.” Me: “Why?” Patrick: “The buses are sleeping.”  – Patrick (2012) He goes to day care across the street from the city transit terminal where they park all the buses. He noticed half a dozen or so just sitting there in the parking lot. Once we got inside he told me “It’s okay to be loud…

George Street

Tonight was the first meeting of our revamped photography club now known as the Kawartha Camera Club. (shamless plug). Our outing tonight consisted of black and white photos along Peterborough’s downtown drag known as George Street. With summer coming to an end, it has taken all the evening light with it, making my tripod an…

Birthday Party

We held a birthday party for our 3 year old son Patrick on the weekend. It was a relatively small get together with close friends and family. The weather held out enough for us to get outside and smash a pinata, and once the candy and treats fell out, we had our turn (2nd photo…

Photo of the Week: Week 37

This weeks post is a bit different… although I think I say that every week. Yesterday afternoon we held a birthday party for our three year old son, Patrick. The theme was Toopy & Binoo… which is a Canadian cartoon based out of Montreal. Usually my wife loves doing all the party planning stuff, but…

Star Trails

It’s late. After midnight. I just finished some star trails photography that I began later than I should have. I’ve tried this before with little success, so after some more research I thought I’d give it another shot. All the images below are multiple 30 second exposures stacked on top of each other. The big…