Category: Backlight

That Lens & Getting South

Getting south – it began with a camera lens. While I was required to be in Edmonton for our annual, mid-year teacher conference, I would have three days to myself prior to this conference. I could work on finding a used 28mm Zeiss Biogon… Continue Reading “That Lens & Getting South”

Cold Mist

High Level, Alberta images consider the cold of January – mist reflects light from main street, street lights (-18C); dense, early morning mist surrounds the high school (-42C). Quote to Consider / Inspire: “Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a… Continue Reading “Cold Mist”

Long Solstice Shadow

The sky is blue. Long, thin wisps of cloud move at higher altitude in the atmosphere – we could have cloud cover in a day’s time. Following winter solstice, the sun perches low over the horizon in the afternoon. At 2:00 p.m. shadows run… Continue Reading “Long Solstice Shadow”

Morning Haze and Light-play

An early, July, Saturday morning in Edmonton finds me with my camera at play with haze and light. Quote to Consider / Inspire: “Elegance is a virtue. Elegance is simplicity. I learned about elegance … because one day I was in Japan and saw… Continue Reading “Morning Haze and Light-play”

Dawson Bridge Verdure

The Dawson Bridge reaches across the North Saskatchewan River within green verdure of Edmonton’s river valley in August. Quote to Inspire/Consider – “I began to realize that the camera sees the world differently than the human eye and that sometimes those differences can make… Continue Reading “Dawson Bridge Verdure”

Morning Images

Enjoying spring’s weather and colour in these morning images along 20 kilometres from High Level to our airport and back. Quote to Consider/Inspire – “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso Listening to –… Continue Reading “Morning Images”

Perpendicularity

A quieter hour, long before winter’s sunrise in a landscape usually populated by students in daylight hours, in spring, summer and fall. Liking the interplay of shadow and light, perpendicularity and depth within these images. Listening to – Edie Brickell’s ‘What I am,’ Concrete… Continue Reading “Perpendicularity”

Morning Marvels

Popcorn size chunks of hoar frost line the length of a light standard’s striations, more of January’s morning crystalline marvels. Quote to Consider – “If your photos aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough.” – Robert Capa Listening to – Adele’s ‘Hello,’ ‘Send… Continue Reading “Morning Marvels”

Morning’s Way

Six kilometres distance is my morning walk around High Level. I am plugged in, listening to a podcast that opens out a little further my understanding of the world. Words from a podcast interview catch my ear – “The greatest mysteries are the simplest… Continue Reading “Morning’s Way”

Treasure, In Return

Perhaps twenty years ago, Chris Short, an art specialist from Newfoundland, slowed the pace of my thought when she asserted that between High Level and Edmonton, Alberta (750km), an artist could easily spend as many as three days to gather and respond to terrain… Continue Reading “Treasure, In Return”

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