Faces of the Past

I've known for some time that when I photograph old homesteads, I treat them as portraits. These buildings have a face. They have wrinkles. Character. They tell a story. And it's why I love getting up close and personal with them. … [Read more...]

Day 5, B&W Photo Challenge

For the last day of the challenge, I re-processed an image that is very close to my heart. This is a photo of my son, Christopher, about one year after he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The image is special to me because it represents hope and happiness. Ask any diabetic, or parent of a diabetic, and they will tell you the first year after diagnosis is tough, and we were no exception. What … [Read more...]

Day 4, B&W Photo Challenge

So, today, something new. Or, rather, something old that has never been processed before. I really don't have a lot to say about today's post other than, I think Lightroom performed admirably with this image. No trickery here - just a classic truck, sitting in a prairie field on a frosty winter morning. Feeling cold, yet? … [Read more...]

Day 3, B&W Photo Challenge

For my third photo in the five day challenge, I chose to reprocess "The Wait" in Lightroom (if you're following along, you know that I'm transitioning from Apple Aperture to Adobe Lightroom). It's a much lower contrast image than the previous two I've posted for the b&w challenge. Two things attracted me to the scene; It's moodiness, and the way the crop lines draw you toward the trees, and … [Read more...]

Day 2, B&W Photo Challenge

For day two, I reprocessed an image containing three of my favourite subjects: Sunbursts, rural decay, and winter. This has not been one of my most popular images, but that won't stop me from loving it. As I said above, it's got much of the subject matter I'm most strongly drawn to. Not only that, but it's got an insanely wonderful range of tones - from bright whites to dark blacks, and … [Read more...]

5 Day B&W Photo Challenge | Day 1

Jon Rendell tagged me on the b&w challenge a couple of weeks ago, and now I've been tagged by Jeremy Witteveen. However, because I've been transitioning from Apple's Aperture to Adobe Lightroom, I've decided to revisit some of my favourite b&w's to see how well I can reprocess them in Lightroom. I also thought I'd provide a bit of commentary for each image, to give my readers some insight … [Read more...]