Colour Collusion

Sometimes I produce a title that is so amazing and comes so quickly it astounds even me. I was thinking this week that I should hire someone to write titles for me when I’m not feeling the creativity flowing but after this blog post I think I have my mojo back again.

Too much yellow here you say?? You may recall the blog post “Rodeo Ropin’ ” where I pulled back the yellow in the Wrangler sign as I felt it was taking attention away from central focus of the image. Here there seems to be a lot of yellow – pollen and petals (I’m on fire!!) team up against the dark bits of bees and seeds and the green slice of background which is there thankfully to help balance it out.

Bee Taking a Break

It could be just me but I feel like bees always have a stern countenance and are sending me signals as I encroach into their personal space. That is what makes us wary of them.

Time for a vote again.

Does this photo have too much yellow in it?

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Fire, fire, fire

This may sound like a call to arms but it’s more about repeating the same word three times for effect and because I am not bright enough to make a catchy title. It’s also about the subject of the blog post today: fire. As in real fire. The kind that can burn you.

This photo was taken handheld near Gull Lake, Alberta during a campfire moment as you may see. In the background the dark, deciduous forest seems to say (read more)

Flower Focus

When the depth of field is very short, the focus becomes critical. Are the eyes of the person sharp, is the right thing in focus? This post has to do with the main theme or focus of the image itself. I include this photo today because for me, it lacks focus. Not that I dislike it because I really enjoy the interplay of colours, the sharpness of the very center, and the narrow depth of field. If my memory serves me correctly, Continue reading Flower Focus

RCMP Motorcycle

Sometimes, in fact many times, simplicity can be the photographers greatest ally. I was drawn to this RCMP motorcycle one hot Canada Day because of some elements that really caught my eye. The colours aren’t specific to these Harley Davidson machines as you will find them on all the police vehicles but I liked the shape of the gas tank and how the stripes went off into the distance. I used a large aperture (small number!) to minimize the depth of field and placed the bison head logo right in the middle of it. The seat adds some shape to the left side of the frame creating a sense of the pocket where the rider sits. In honesty, the one thing that bothers me about this photo is Continue reading RCMP Motorcycle