Visual Quotation 46: The Last View

“These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago… I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. And they in turn seem to be aware of me.” – Ansel Adams Care facility for seniors, Alexandria, Ontario   Continue reading Visual Quotation 46: The Last View

Black and White: Rural Churches of Eastern Ontario

St. Finnan’s Cathedral, Alexandria; built 1833

DSCN1439 St Finnan's Cathedral

St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Andrew’s West; built 1801 – one of the first Roman Catholic churches built in Upper Canada (Ontario) and the oldest remaining stone structure in the province erected as a church. During the War of 1812 it was used as a hospital.

DSCN1477 St Andrews RC

St. Margaret’s of Scotland, Glen Nevis; church records start in 1882 Continue reading “Black and White: Rural Churches of Eastern Ontario”

Photo Editing: Footwear 2

Changing gears, I took this photo, already focused on the shoes of this greeter in Tallinn.  (The length of the point apparently was an indication of the wealth of the wearer.) I tried to give a touch of magic to these shoes.  I liked the arrangement of shape and form that resulted. Again in Sagelight, I did a tighter crop for a more pleasing arrangement, … Continue reading Photo Editing: Footwear 2

Photo editing: footwear 1

Sonel has given the unlikely prompt of ‘footwear’ as the subject for this week’s photo editing challenge.  Hmmmm.  I started with this shot of a happy busker thoroughly enjoying himself, entertaining passersby on a Saturday afternoon in Ottawa …

Busker on streets of Ottawa

I decided to try to portray something of the reality of life on the streets for the down and out … the loss of identify .. people looking around you and through you but never at you … Continue reading “Photo editing: footwear 1”

Photo Editing to song titles 3

Oh please, say to me You’ll let me be your man And please, say to me You’ll let me hold your hand I want to hold your hand, Lennon/McCartney I used Paint to take out a lot of the clutter and tidied that effect using Sagelight power box light blender controls to blow out the background and also to deepen the blacks, converted it to … Continue reading Photo Editing to song titles 3

Photo Editing to song titles 2

So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun And I said I didn’t like the way he got things done Sleepin’ on the job Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’ Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head – B. J. Thomas Using Sagelight, I cropped the original, changed it to duotone and added soft focus. Sonel’s photo editing challenge: song … Continue reading Photo Editing to song titles 2

Photo Editing to song titles 1

Oh, city streets, The stories that they tell, Oh, city streets, They can be heaven, they can be hell”    City Streets, Carole King I cropped my original and used Fotosketcher to apply the painterly technique, then used Photoscape to adjust the colours to my liking.  This is the original … “Sonel’s photo editing challenge: song titles” Continue reading Photo Editing to song titles 1