Saturday, December 18, 2010

At the Rink III

Another in my "At the Rink" series...

Sometimes Harsh is Nice

Nice, France, that is. I still have a pile of images that deserve attention from our trip through France this past summer. This shot happened to catch my eye as I was looking for photo the other day and figured I would throw it up here.

This photo was taken in one of the street markets in beautiful Nice. My wife and I would go to that city again in a heartbeat. What I like about this one is both the graphic element created by the hard shadows of midday light (cast from an awning above), and the contrast of the payphone (with ubiquitous graffiti) against the aging building facade.

Color is not bad, either. Makes for a beautiful print.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Bit Nippy

Left Ottawa today after a brief trip. 'Twas a bit nippy there with some lousy weather this morning that fortunately cleared up. Still looked somewhat desolate as I was waiting to board my plane so quickly framed up and rattled off a 9-shot bracket in hopes of creating a menacing-looking HDR. Too bad my haste left me with not enough headroom on my camera and so I wasn't able to capture all the highlights. But a quick run through Nik's HDR Efex Pro produced this and I still like the overall look, even though it's a bit gritty.

The sun now looks pretty nuclear. Too bad it wasn't sharing its heat with us.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Back at the Rink

Fellow photog Scott Campbell suggested on my previous post that I should turn my black and white rink shots into a series. Helluva plan. So I had that in the back of my mind at this weekend's game. Here are some more to add to the collection.