Cattle Skull Gate
This shot was taken near the entrance to the Saskatoon Berry Farm in Okotoks, Alberta. It’s one of those iconic symbols of the west. I added some texture to change it up.
A little artistic experimentation for todays post. This was created in Photoshop using a texture blend.
Violet Hill Gas Pumps
Today I am sending you all a Post Card from Violet Hill! Between Shelburne and Alliston Ontario you will find the little hamlet of Violet Hill and these abandoned fuel pumps. I passed by several of these on our travels this summer and each time I thought I should stop and turn around to take a shot but then didn’t. This time I listened to myself and got the shot.
The Footbridge on the Health Valley Trail
This footbridge can be found on the Health Valley Trail that meanders its way along the Conestogo River between the villages of St. Jacobs and Conestogo. It is a beautiful and relaxing spot!
The effect applied to this photo is a result of multiple process from HDR to texture blending. I just kept experimenting with it until I got a look I liked.
Southampton Winter Lighthouse
Taken a few weeks ago in Southampton Ontario. The weather is starting to warm up a little now so hopefully I will be able to bring you a nice sunset shot from this location this summer!
Pretty in Pink
A bit of an experimental piece for this post. I added several texture layers to create this art effect.
Software used was Lightroom and onOne Perfect Layers.
Apple Orchard Blues
Apple Orchard Blues
Just winter Blues
Colpoy’s Bay, Whicher’s Flywheel
Remains of the Past
Flywheel spinning through Time
Looking to the Future
Particles spinning in Time
This Flywheel on the shores of Colpoy’s Bay in the village of Colpoy’s is pretty much all that is left of Whicher’s Sawmill. Want to learn more check out this link. http://postcard.wiarton.ca/bay5.html
Different Yet The Same
Alone in the Herd
Different yet the Same
In harmony with Nature
They run with a common Goal
Stone Arch Doorway
The abandoned building is in Elora Ontario. The limestone construction is typical of this area.
This is a 3 exposure HDR shot with a texture added.
Bad Hair Day
I couldn’t decide what to call this picture and my Wife came up with Bad Hair Day! I makes this kind of spooky looking shot into one that makes you smile!
This shot has been processed with various filters and texture blended.
Lost in Art
This street musician at the St. Jacobs Market was lost in his art. It was as if he was being transported back to his home land playing for family and friends. Or maybe in a concert hall before thousands of fans. The instrument is a Niko which apparently is the most famous Chinese instrument in Japan.
I have been in a bit of an experimental mode with my photography lately. I guess you could say I have been getting lost in my art.
Possessed in Lightroom and Photoshop with a couple of texture layers added.
Old Steel Bridge
This old steel bridge crosses the Grand River just west of the Village of Winterbourne Ontario. It is a single lane bridge and one of those that make you think “can this support the weight of my car?”.
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It is a 3 Exposure HDR with a texture blend and an old photo frame from Photoframe 4.6
I came across this tree house a few weeks ago when I was out shooting with my friend Anthony. He actually spotted it first so I had to stop and get a couple shots. I decided to spice the picture up a little with a grunge texture and played with the hue and saturation in light room.
3 exposure HDR, Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz, Texture added, Lightroom