This blog as it developed, is hopefully recording some history with aesthetic portrayal of what I see around me, as well as being a platform for stuff that I feel is important to the continual presence and happiness of people on this ball in the universe that I keep on photographing where ever I can.
The other day I went back to that historic Kinsol trestle and climbed down to the Koksilah River (of course not on the easy side, one side of the river is always better than the other). I wasn’t interested overly much in the trestle as much as in the landscape. There are definitely more interesting landscapes than around that area. I remember my wife, at the time fresh from England, saying “trees, trees, trees,..” and there are fewer of them now but it does not so much show in this area.
Like every other season autumn is the time to photograph, so I photographed and came up with the same old.
Then I moved on to Glenora just outside Duncan to check out the Cowichan River area there.
However, originally my photographs were very much about people. In the eighties most of my on location and studio work was portrait photography. Now I don’t do that sort of thing much anymore (anti social old f…). When a person is needed in my scenario I use myself if that works, but these images tend to stay private.
The other day I was experimenting with low light (dark) situations. This camera is by no means tops in that respect and night time photography is high on my list of favourites, so these things gotta be figured out (I do grainy things with my phone camera outside in the middle of the night and love some of the results). Anyway, here is one of the images shot with Oly. Reading through its properties first of all you notice that it is a photoshopped image. Actually I didn’t do very much psing. First of all the color was removed and then some put back in again.
Here, except for some avatars, is my first online self portrait.