A Slow Return

February 14, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

It has been a while since I have played with photography in any great consequence.  Or to be quite honest, inspiration has been less than stellar.  And the moments when I have had no desire to pull a camera out.  I even went out and bought a T-shirt to that effect.  But I am slowly coming back to interest.  This have happened to be once before or almost six years of complete and absolute dry spell.

Cascades of Light in Waterton  Drew May PhotoCascades of Light in Waterton Drew May PhotoStanding on a bluff gazing into the beauty that is Waterton National Park. I was graced with the coming storm the doubling of the light that made this so much more pleasant to view.
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I am spending some time looking for my old photographs, ones I have taken yet not finish the edits of.  And I am spending one day a week and finishing an edit.  And to that end this image is one of them.  I have fought long and hard with this image and decided that it had to be black and white because the colour image was so very flat.  It was photographed flat so I would have the greatest latitude in editing.  I did forget at the time we were under an exceptionally large amount of smoke in the environment, from surrounding forest fires, and that flattened flat the image further and expected.  This image is a compilation of 24 separate images to create the panoramic image.  The image was taken with my old canon 5D mark III, a camera which is still very much in my bag.

I have been spending the last little while looking at the qualities of the new version of Silver Effects II, now owned by DXO, and to be quite honest with you and still happy with my version that I bought from Nic some 5 years ago.  The moral of this story is you do not have to have the latest of everything.  I think I shall do a blog on that one day, maybe more of our rant.

I am not totally enthused about You-tube influencers doing everything in their power to get you to spend your money buying the latest and greatest cameras. They must have the money to do it, and they feel the jealousy of gear will make your even more enthusiastic to spend your money and something frivolous well that DSLR and you own is perfectly capable for your photography to the next 10 years.  But I am sure, more likely, the camera companies are giving away cameras for free.  More on that later!

Today’s image I took in June of 2019, on a trip to Waterton lakes national park.  I must admit of the time that I spent in Calgary I found the greatest pleasure going south more than going anywhere near Banff.  In the beginning I was so enthusiastic about going to Calgary because I would be so close the mountains and I would be able to experience mountain photography on a more regular basis.  I will admit I do miss that reality to a certain degree.  Perhaps someday I shall move too by true nirvana of Jasper national park and make a living as a landscape photographer once again.  But for the time being I will carry on.

Cheers

Same old adage shut up and shoot!

Till next time….

 


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