A back channel on the Rideau river, almost overflowing with spring meltwater
bare branches overhead, almost bursting with budding leaves
swirling, artistic impressions almost dancing on the water’s surface.
A drive through the countryside with nothing but flat, gray light and a bleak end-of-winter landscape forced me to see the world through different eyes.
I rarely stretch my imagination like this, as I prefer to take pictures of nature being beautiful, but looking for lines and contrast instead of colour and detail gives me a new perspective, and helps me to develop my creativity.
And, well, it’s just fun, with neat results!
This image I took at my recently found birch grove. I’m so excited about it! Birch is my favourite tree, so to find a dense stand nearby allows me to revisit frequently, and play around with the trees photographically. You’ll be seeing more of this forest through the months.
This image isn’t post-processed, except for a little change in contrast. I used the blur technique, where you set a slightly slower shutter speed, and move the camera up or down while taking the picture. Easy to do, with interesting results – try it!
Unfocused forests, blurry water scenes, surreal sunsets.
I used to love seeing documentary nature shots, true to reality, showing the width and breadth and diversity of the natural world. But now I am so much more inspired by an abstract take on the world, where physicality is reduced to colour, shapes, lines and movement.
Eddie Soloway’s images are where I want my photography to be. ‘Nuf said.
Check out his work here: http://www.eddiesoloway.com/see/galleries/
A mix of rain, sleet, ice pellets and snow.
Good thing I have nowhere to go today, and instead I get to stay in my pjs, drink hot chocolate, and build a cardboard castle for Playmobil and Lego figures.
I know, you’re jealous. Sorry ’bout that.
Saying good-bye to Cuba (for now), with a last look at a pastel ocean view. I need to embrace the last month of winter, while it’s still here.
I’m off to check out some ice sculptures at the Winterlude festival today, see you in a bit!
FYI – these images are not post-processed – just a slower shutter speed while panning created this look.