Saturday, September 30, 2006

Themes for September


  • 4 Seasonal, late summer, first signs of fall (+family)
  • 11 Sunflowers
  • 18 Harvest
  • 25 Black and white, high, low and medium contrast.

Monday, September 25, 2006

BW, Contrast, Medium, Hawk

I think medium contrast works fairly well for this hawk. Posted by Picasa

black & white

High contrast: Rusty hub cap/wheel

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Medium contrast

Medium contrast is generall good for clear details and skin tones. I like it on this picture. Posted by Picasa

Black and White Arches

Low Contrast Arches

Black and White

I believe this to be a medium to high contrast in that I am sure you could get it much higher than that in fact I know you could because I had the shadows of the viaduct black but brought some detail back with the Shadow Highlight thingy. The sky was taken on this same day but not with this shot. I figured it needed something to make it look a bit more dramatic.

Black and White

Soft contrast then medium contrast and then

Strong Contrast

And I know my horizons are not straight but that is how they were

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Low contrat BW OUTTAKE: Trapped

I was wracking my brain trying to think of something that would be well-served by a low contrast image--I tend generally to prefer high contrast images. It occurred to me that life in a bad marriage may lack luster and seem low contrast. So I thought I'd try that. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Harvest Theme, September 18 (17-19)

I suggest we go ahead and post up to three intakes and up to 6 outtakes, 3 each on the surrounding days and if we fill up, make a Photique 3 (or delete if necessary).

Monday, September 18, 2006

Harvest: Harvested corn stalks

Harvest: Harvested corn stalks, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click image to view larger.

Taken at Abbott's apple farm. I liked them in sepia. sort of old timey. Posted by Picasa


Stubble lines taken end September


I took this early September when the harvest was already over. This was an early morning shot and I used a Neutral Density Grad Filter

Harvest Outtake

Milk for Harvesting.

What a life. Pregnant, giving birth, and itching to get rid of your milk. When will it ever end!

HARVEST - Squirrel

I figured this squirrel must be doing lots of harvesting so thought I could fit him in here. We met one of these white squirrels last year in Carson Park. This year we saw one in exactly the same place and he ran up the same tree. He looks a bit younger than last year's and his tail looks fluffier. I upped the ISO a bit as it was quite dark under the conifers. I used Filter, Blur, Surface Blur which took away some of the grain.

Harvest: fresh sweet Corn

Harvest: fresh sweet Corn from the roadside stand near Great Bear Farms. Photo by Mary Stebbins Taitt, click image to view larger. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Harvest (Outtake?)

Harvest, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. I haven't decided yet which are intakes and which outtakes.

Abbot's Apple Farm Posted by Picasa

Harvest: Cardinal Feather

Cardinal Feather, by Mary Stebbins. Click image to view larger.

When Sara was climbing onto a log for me to photograph her, she found a pile of cardinal feathers missing the cardinal. Some predator had harvested it for its dinner. Posted by Picasa


Thomas in the combine harvester. His Dad, Phil, took this one. Phil and his Dad usually do all the combining themselves but this year their combine broke down and they are so busy with building Sam and Phil's house that they got their neighbour to do it for them with his latest equipment. It was so quick they have decided to get the neighbour to do it every year and not bother buying a new combine harvester.
This is a big contrast to Val's horse drawn capture!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Sunflower Outtake

In Rain Today Posted by Picasa