Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Battle of the Images

Our photo club added a "Battle of the Images" night to our workshop rotation.  It was tremendous fun and I think everyone enjoyed the night.  The images had to be taken in the last 18 months. 
I entered three images:

This photo titled "Honey" was photographed in my garage using clamps to hold the spoons in place while I poured golden syrup out of a plastic bottle.  I lit it from behind and really enjoyed the result.

This horse's name is Tiger.  He is the most beautiful ginger colour.  I really enjoyed photographing him when I visited the USA last year.

This delightful youngster was seven months old in this photo.  He was playing in his excersaucer.  Thankfully the room he was in had floor to ceiling windows.  I rotated his excersaucer around to face the window and called his name.  He looked up and this was the expression on his face.

This photo won the "Conqueror" award at the Battle of the Images.  I was so pleased!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Landscape Competition 2018

Landscape photography is a very difficult genre of photography for me.  I find I don't end up in the right place at the right time.

This photo though, was taken in Tanzania in 2013.  We had been in the desert for almost a week and were taking the day off filming music videos.  My two friends, Morgan and Natasha and I went for a drive to get away from everything and to scout the location of the next few days filming and we stopped here.  

The sun was low in the sky and the wind blew in just the right direction and the clouds of dirt whipped off into the distance.  Morgan had wandered into the shot as she was enjoying a moment of quiet.

This image won the trophy for best digital image of the night.  It is my favourite image from my two weeks in the desert in Tanzania.  

Triptych Competition 2018

A triptych is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as: 

A set of three associated artistic, literary, or musical works intended to be appreciated together.

The two triptychs I chose to enter into our photo competition really show off two of my favourite kinds of photography:  Portrait photography and Still life photography.

This brother and sister were so much fun to photograph.   I loved showing their personalities through these photos.

These shells are called Paua shells.   I love the colours they show off in different lighting situations.