Sunday, February 01, 2015

Sixteen Prints

A few months ago my company (Axon) moved into new office space and we have a lot of blank walls to decorate. So I've been working on picking and printing some of my photos. The staff chose their favorites and then I narrowrf it down from there.

I printed them all 15 x 20" (on 17 x 22" Epson Exhibition Fiber) and they're being mounted with dark gray frames and light gray mats. The mats are 4" wide so the end result is about 23 x 28".

As always, it's a tough job to pick from so many photos. On the one hand I like them all, on the other hand there are things that could be improved on all of them. I tried to choose a variety of subjects and styles - from landscapes to ladybugs.

I just finished printing today. Here they are in chronological order. Curiously, half of them are from 2013 - obviously a good year for my photography.

Saskatoon by hot air balloon

Oregon coast

Sunset, Baja, Mexico

Sunset, Baja, Mexico

Rabbit in springtime, Innovation Place, Saskatoon

Sunset & grass, Saskatoon riverbank

Pelican at the weir, Saskatoon

Red fox, Prince Albert National Park

Grass & water, Anglin Lake, Saskatchewan

Bald eagle, Haida Gwai, BC

Flower, Innovation Place pond, Saskatoon

Ladybug

Reflections, Sedona, Arizona

Tree near Moab, Utah

Two-tailed Swallowtail, Okanagan, BC

Walking to Innovation Place, Saskatoon

It'll take a little while for the framing, but I'm looking forward to seeing them hanging up.

See all 16 photos as a slideshow

Monday, January 26, 2015

Winter Shine

I took advantage of the unseasonably warm January weather to head out to take some photos.

Everything from dead leaves:
leaves

seeds:
Untitled

tree trunks:
tree trunks

reflections, of course:
reflections

patterns in the ice:
ice

ice

grass underwater:
grass underwater

ice on the river:
ice on the river

and the sun through the trees:
sun through branches

See all 35 photos in this set as a slideshow or overview

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Print of the Week

flowers

I picked this one because I felt like some color to brighten up the kitchen. It's another one from our trek. During the first part, at lower altitudes, many of the houses had beautiful flowers around them. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Photos of the Day

I'm continuing to work my way (slowly) through the photos from our trek. We passed many waterfalls and I took photos of lots of them. Here's one from the last batch I went through.

waterfall

And a closeup shot as a cool toned black and white.

waterfall

It's nice to be able to get these kinds of slow shutter speed shots (1/10 sec) handheld and still reasonably sharp. No time or energy for tripods when we're trekking.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Print of the Week

fresh snow on Zion rock

Continuing on the somewhat abstract theme, this one is from Zion National Park last February. It was a cloudy grey day with fresh snow and the only colour was the red rock so I decided I liked it black and white. This is one of my photos that did fairly well on 500px.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Snowy Sunrise

I was walking across the park on my way home from getting my hair cut. The sun was just coming over the houses and slanting across the snow, highlighting the shapes and textures with a warm light. I thought "too bad I don't have a camera" and continued walking. Then I realized I did have a camera - my phone. Considering I was shooting straight into the sun it didn't do too bad.

snowy sunrise

snowy sunrise