More Roadside Attractions

Thursday night was let’s photograph murals in the Calgary Beltline as per the map from BUMP (Beltline Urban Murals Project) http://yycbump.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-BUMP-Mural-Map.pdf.  Keith (http://keithsodyssey.blogspot.com/2018/12/wide-to-long.html), as always, was an enjoyable accomplice (he also  had the map and the car).

This post comes in 3 parts
~ The Photos
~ A short babble about cropping
~ A list of murals.  If you know of other murals, please let me know and I will add to the list.

The Photos
They’re numbered left to right top to bottom.  Being a clever reader, you will say to yourself, why the science fiction film still?  The answer is we stumbled upon it. Actually, we drove there but did not know in advance  we were also scouting for a movie.

Short Babble
To crop or not to crop is the question.  As part of my normal post-processing workflow I may straighten or crop a photo.  Except for the recent modelling work, where I have been changing the aspect ratio from 3×2 to square, I usually keep the aspect ratio to the original 3 x 2 ratio.  The above photos break with that behaviour.  I like the results of changing the aspect ratio to 16 x 9.  I also like the way these photos have structural connections to some of my other work within the Roadside Attraction umbrella.

Cheers, Sean

Artist and Mural List
Listing is alphabetical by artist and formatted as follows: Last Name, First Name / Collective; Artist’s base; Location of mural; Year mural was painted; Artist’s website; number of photograph in grid above or comment. We didn’t quite get to all the locations.  In other cases I have a photo that I didn’t like.

Dear Artists, Thank you!

Dan Teke, Kalum (Colouring it Forward); -; 1232 17th Avenue SW – West Wall; 2018; colouringitforward.com; (by KFC – To be Revisited)

Faith47; Cape Town, South Africa, 735 12th Ave SW Corner of 12th and 7th ave ; 2018; faith47.com ; (Fortes et Liber – To be Revisited)

Fluke (ASHOP); Montreal, QC; -; planned for 2019; ashop.ca; (-)

Green, Katie; Calgary, AB; Vistek – 10th Avenue & 12th Street – South Side; 2018; katiegreenartist.com; (7)

Jill Stanton, Jill; Edmonton, AB; 1126 17th Ave SW  – East Wall; 2018; jstanton.ca; (Boots – To be Revisited);

Kevin Ledo, Kevin; Montreal, QC; 340 10 Ave SW – West Wall of Parkade; 2018; kevinledo.com; (To be Revisited)

Lemermeyer, Tyler; Calgary, AB; 735 12th Ave SW; 2018; lemermeyer.com; (Not yet Photographed)

Naperialski ; Mateusz ;Calgary, AB & London, UK; The Camera Store – 802, 11 Avenue SW , South Wall;  2017; www.gustofwindstudio.com; (1)

Nasarimba (Mikhail Miller and Rachel Ziriada); Calgary, AB; 1022 17th Avenue SW; 2018; nasarimba.wordpress.com; (8)

Nehlawi, Natalie; Kanata, ON; Vistek – 10th Avenue and 12 Street – West Side; 2018; natalienehlawi.com; (6)

Pichon, Ilana; Quebec City, QC; The Bike Shop – 1103 7 Street SW – East Wall; 2018; -;(4)

Farrell, Rhys & Arsenault, Shane; Calgary, AB; Saneal Camera – 1402 11 Avenue SW – West side; 2018; -; (Geometry – To be Revisited)

Sorenson , Curtis Van Charles; Calgary, AB; Saneal Cameras – 1410, 11 Avenue SW – West wall; 2017;  www.vancharlesart.com; (To be Revisited)

Suche, Cassie; Calgary, AB; 1518, 7 St. SW; 2017;cassiesuche.com; (Not Yet Photographed)

Wolf, Nicole; Calgary, AB; Vistek – Corner of 10th Ave. and 12th St. SW- North Side; 2018; -;(5)

Zhu, Adam; Calgary, AB; Commonwealth Bar & Stage – 731, 10 Avenue SW; 2017 ; zooooo.org;  (2 & 3)

-;-;In the alley facing South entrance of Rose and Crown on 4th St. Near 17th Ave.; -;-; (To be Revisited)

2 thoughts on “More Roadside Attractions

  1. Keith

    I am a heretic when it comes to cropping. Often I’ll leave the aspect ratio unchanged from the camera, which leads to some people saying there’s too much going on in my photos. People often get an 8×10 crop as do some subjects. I’m a fan of 16×9. For my murals, I often did a free form crop to fit the mural, and tried to correct the perspective, which sometimes leads to less than optimal results.

    As we comment at the time on the middle one, the light was strong on the left, and shadowed on the right. On mine (not yet published as I write) this is obvious. It is much less obvious on yours, leading to a stronger image.

    I particularly need to go back to the green hair orange hands images, and review my editing. I suspect my edits have made the colour more garish, and yours is more how I remember it.

    The important thing is that it was a fun night coping with the various challenges.

    Reply
    1. spd_wp_admin Post author

      Thank you for visiting and your comments. Not only was it a good evening, it also got me wandering down some new avenues.

      Reply

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