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MJ Preston
December 28th, 2011, 12:25 AM
The kids bought me a Canon Rebel T3 for Christmas and I've been playing around with it. I'm no expert, but I'm having fun just the same.

Here's a few pictures.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7022/6579370307_c05b079f2a_z.jpg

This is a shot I took on my deck. The mirror hanging on the fence reflects the color version.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7004/6579127683_3ec1451905_z.jpg

I stumbled across this old relic the other day.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7022/6579521709_7576f8bdd3_z.jpg

This is my best Pal Dexter who hates my new camera.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7154/6572120037_4a8b334b70_z.jpg

A spooky old Chicken Hut on the way to Niagara Falls.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7010/6578063969_d484742722_z.jpg

There are a lot of broken down structures which offer all sorts of shadows.

Gumby
December 28th, 2011, 01:53 AM
Those are very nice shots Mark. Photography is something I've always wanted to try too.

Bloggsworth
December 28th, 2011, 11:08 AM
Looks like you are having more fun photoshopping, love the accentuated rust of the old car and the colour in the mirror of the first picture. Incidentally, the mannikin between the car and the drum could be a valuable antique Point-of-Sale piece. I always find B&W photographs far more atmospheric than colour - I was listening to a talk by David Bailey, who said that was because in B&W we would look first at the image, whereas we would initially see the colour of a colour-print.

Didn't pass through Niagra on the Lake on your way? My favourite place in Canada, great tea shop, has Cornish Clotted Cream flown in weekly!


Gumby - Don't understand "Photography is something I've always wanted to try too" You pick up a camera, point and shoot - but first you have to get up off your a**e... Nowadays you don't have to do all the darkroom bit, though for lasting images the old-fashioned prints will last longer, they don't suffer from accidental deletion and hard-disc crashes.

MJ Preston
December 28th, 2011, 02:23 PM
Bloggs - I live not far from Niagara on the Lake. It is one of the sweeter spots in Southern Ontario. I try to get down there in the summer and have lunch in a few of the smaller establishments.

Foxee
December 28th, 2011, 02:36 PM
Great shots, MJ, and it does look like you had some fun with them. I'd like to see more images taken and 'shopped like this. A little judicious cropping and I think you could have greeting card or postcard material at least. Also love Dexter even if he's not a fan of the camera. :D

Bloggsworth
December 28th, 2011, 02:58 PM
Bloggs - I live not far from Niagara on the Lake. It is one of the sweeter spots in Southern Ontario. I try to get down there in the summer and have lunch in a few of the smaller establishments.

My brother lives in Mississagua and at the grand old age of 68 is still racing his Lotus 7...

A colour photo I took from the balcony of the Royal Festival Hall and which I "Desaturated" to B&W and then hightened the contrast of:

MJ Preston
December 28th, 2011, 04:00 PM
Very nice Bloggs. Love the shadows. I was in Mississauga yesterday picking up parts for my 29 year old son's remote control race car. They never grow up.

We got some snow last night and I went out today and took about 100 shots. Unfortunately, my shutter exposure was set for a night shoot so only three turned out after I realized my goof.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7154/6588149195_4c6ce4a9dc_z.jpg

and in BW

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6588148505_c661e55b42_z.jpg

and a shot of barb wire[those dots are actually snowflakes]

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7002/6588148005_b926849005_z.jpg

Bloggsworth
December 28th, 2011, 04:43 PM
We've all done similar - No film in the camera, opened the back before rewinding, set the wrong ASA. I took some pictures at an air display and had the ASA set so high that all the propellors were stationary...

vangoghsear
December 29th, 2011, 01:26 PM
Very nice shots MJ. I too like the heightened color of the rusty car.

MJ Preston
January 20th, 2012, 09:12 PM
Well I cracked off some more pics and thought I would share.

Here is some time lapse photography: Dexter in 30 seconds or less.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6724114127_790bfae584_b.jpg


Replica Ship that sits in the harbour of Lake. A few years ago someone set it on fire.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7033/6720360413_0e84844610_b.jpg

Two minute exposure at night. The obscured brush in the front was created by doing a short pass with a flashlight for a few seconds
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6720355135_0fe3da5562_b.jpg

Goliath: My Son Corey standing in front of a steamship for scale. He stands 6' 2" by the way.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6711455839_96de7c1c7c_b.jpg

A different view
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7009/6711087693_4e229e6b09_b.jpg

Bloggsworth
January 20th, 2012, 09:37 PM
Glad to see that it's not the Edmund Fitzgerald....

Love the focus on the chain.

archeene
January 21st, 2012, 12:38 AM
I feel like ugly objects make for the most artistic photos. And beautiful things make the best paintings. Maybe thats just me..

MJ Preston
January 21st, 2012, 01:45 AM
I feel like ugly objects make for the most artistic photos. And beautiful things make the best paintings. Maybe thats just me..

Are you saying that my dog is ugly? :)

MJ Preston
January 21st, 2012, 03:12 PM
Here are couple more shots. This is the HMCS Haida. Canada's most decorated destroyer.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7155/6711088393_236d056dbc_b.jpg

I call this one Coke vs Pepsi
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6686466477_986b57fd5b_b.jpg

Barn at Dusk
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/6673477863_2930385de2_b.jpg

Here's another that sits on an apple orchard. I love these old structures.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/6669312459_70c39fb780_b.jpg

Bloggsworth
January 21st, 2012, 04:09 PM
[QUOTE=MJ Preston;1498317]Here are couple more shots. This is the HMCS Haida. Canada's most decorated destroyer.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7155/6711088393_236d056dbc_b.jpg

[/QUOTE)

Looks pretty plain to me...

archeene
January 22nd, 2012, 07:00 AM
Haha, I was more refering to the rusted chains and dilapidated buildings.