Monthly Archives: November 2018

Learning Or Not

(2018-11-27) Dear Reader

I have been out and about these past 3 weeks or so trying to get one last photo to complete a set of 10 photos in the “Thin Line” series.  Winter arrived and has now temporarily departed.  The winter photos have a very different feel.

There was a time when my skiing was improving.  My consolation when I fell was, if I am not falling, I’m not learning.  Photographically I have been falling. One lesson is to use bracketing more often.  Currently my new default setting is to take 5 photos bracketed on either side of the adjusted exposure in .7 increments.  Adjusted exposure is the exposure I set after considering colour and brightness.

The first photo is the outcome of my third drive to a specific location.  After finally getting something that worked, I realized that the structure was different than the other “Thin Line” members.  I remain one photo short of the ten.

The fourth photo illustrates the idea that photography is also about a way of seeing.  The road behind is the consistently busy TCH (Trans-Canada Highway).  The answer to the unspoken question is yes, that is how I remember the light.

So where does that leave you the viewer.  Well, it is like this.  Here is a disjointed set of images captured while on a quest for a number 10.

Cheers, Sean

Dawn Missed

(20181104) Dear Reader ,

I missed the dawn yesterday morning.  It wasn’t for a lack of trying.  My destination was a provincial park east of High River by about 45 minutes.  The road was empty, dark, shrouded in mist, and unfamiliar.  Once I had reminded myself to not look beyond my high beams, the driving was therapeutic. I arrived at the lake shore well before dawn.  Only my cell gave me a sense a time – the light did not.  I was undecided about whether 1 or 2 should survive or not. Any thoughts?

These are photos to get lost in.

On a different note, yesterday I thought I had completed a set of 10 images for the Thin Line series (another component of the larger Roadside Attractions umbrella).  Putting together a set of images is a fascinating exercise.  It is all about answering the question does photo x belong with the others already in the set or not?  In the case of the Thin Line many are called – few are chosen.  I remain 1 photo short.

Cheers, Sean