It’s as good a time as any to have a look back at some favourite photos of the past year. So let’s do that. There are several ways to find those photos. Here’s what I did:
- I went to the blog page so I could see seven photo posts at a time: saltspringphotos.com/blog
- I then scrolled down and found a photo I had previously assigned to a particular category. I clicked (under the left side of the photo) on the category ‘Photog’s Favourites‘. I could then look at 97 pages with seven ‘Photog’s Favourites’ on each.
Below are the first few I came across that, for a variety of reasons, I feel are worth a second look.
First, I like the mood of this image. Partly because—when I first arrived at the dock—the sky was dark grey and dull. So dull I almost went home. The Seahorse was there but had been photographed many times by everyone and their dog. Including me. And possibly Cameron.
Then the sky began to colour and reflect in the water as sunrise approached. The clouds took on an ominous look as they swallowed up the islands. The light began to fill in some of the shadows on the boat. The final result has, I think, an authentic west coast feel.
The photo was carefully crafted* using a recently purchased medium format digital camera. The resulting detail on the original is amazing. Crisply detailed prints of 60 inches or more are possible.
*geeky photographer stuff: mirror up, 12 second timer, optimum aperture, ISO 100, tripod
This photo works so well in black and white as the temperate rainforest gradually devours the old car. Same amazing detail using the same high resolution camera system.
An end of day photo on the west coast. I did a bunch of running to get to just the right spot before the couple and their dogs headed for the shore. I’m pleased with the resulting composition, faithful colour and, once again, the sharp details even after the sun was long gone. There’s a second photo on the original post if you’d like to have a look. (use your back button to get, well… back)
That’s a few images from the first three ‘Photog’s Favourites’ pages…94 pages left if you want to pick more favourites!