Still Drifting…

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Every time I open Lightroom and see the images in the collection, I can’t help seeing something new.  A little while later, something wonderful emerges.  It’s almost, but not quite enough to make me wish we would get another good snow with wind so I can go out and capture more drifts.

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Birch Curl

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Birch bark curls are fun to study and photograph.  They come in all shapes and sizes and speak the to organic flow of nature.

The Shape of Snow, Last One…Maybe!

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Who knows if I’ll catch sight of another set of snowdrifts as I drive along a road in an open area prone to drifting?  But, I suppose if that happens, and I have a camera, I’ll stop the car and spend time searching for the right combination of light and shadow inherent in snowdrifts everywhere.

Sony RX100 Mk5, ISO 100, 8.8mm, f/2.2, 1/1000 sec.

Silver Efex Pro 2, Preset 032 Film Noir 3, Kodak Tri-X 400TX Pro

South Pier in Four Parts, Pt. 1

Structure, steel framework carving out a slice of the sky.

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Pt. 4, Breaking Rules

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When I started working with this image, I almost passed it by.  But, something about it kept calling me back.  I realized that it breaks some of the traditional rules I’ve learned in photography.  It’s heavily weighted to one side, making it awkward and out of balance.  It sort of follows the rules of thirds, maybe.  But the texture of the concrete is intriguing and adds its own value to the composition.  Compared to the metal support moving to the right, the concrete actually appears soft.  The metal erupting out of the concrete is well defined and rigid, and giving a sense of launching into space.  But, that’s just my interpretation, you may see it very differently.

More of my images can be seen at Northern Visions Media.

The Lowry Ave Bridge, Part 1

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Walking from the east river side overlook, this was  the first impression of the bridge.  From this perspective the viewer is presented with the geometry of the construction, shadows from the morning sun and the white on blue of bridge and sky.  The arch gives the sense of leaping into the sky as one crosses from one side to the other.

The monochrome version strips away the color which emphasizes the lines, shapes and shadows.  Multiple leading lines take the eye from one side of the bridge to the other.  Unlike the cars and pedestrians, the eye can fly up and over the arch, perhaps taking the opportunity to imagine the view up river, all the way to the headwaters, or downriver toward the skyline of the city and eventually the Gulf of Mexico.

Canon 5D Mark ll, ISO 100, 62mm, f/7.1, 3 image bracket, HDR Efex Pro 2, Silver Efex Pro 2