Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Lights









Last evening, Dec 19th, three of us brave souls from the K.V. Camera Club went on a brief photo outing to photograph the lights at the Quispamsis Arts and Culture Park. When we arrived at 7 Pm the rain had changed to a mix of rain and ice pellets and the wind was blowing a stiff breeze. We endured for 30 minutes before retreating to the local Java Moose coffee shop to warm up and dry off our camera gear and swap stories.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Lunch


I title this lunch. There is a double meaning there I'm sorry to say. The other day the cat was so intent on 'lunch' that she fell off the window sill and landed in her water dish. Squirrel is quite safe because Maddie is an indoor only cat. Doesn't mean she can't dream...

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

St Joseph's Cemetery - Saint John N.B.





I took a number of images in this cemetery, Monday morning Dec 5 2011, with the idea in mind of trying different methods of post processing. Here are four attempts at conveying what I saw in my mind's eye.

#1 HDR - Three exposures one stop apart. Normal exposure, +1 stop and -1 stop.
#2 - A single image with an action used to convert to a sort of sepia look.
#3 - A number of layers in Photoshop in an attempt to convey an eerie feel. Not sure that worked.
#4 - my attempt at a silhouette with an image taken at noon. A couple of layers in Photoshop with different blending and masking. Maybe I spent 10 minutes in total on this image.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Sisters of Charity - Saint John N.B.





These buildings will soon be demolished. The stained glass windows of the church are already being removed.