Missed tonight’s moonrise, but got the sunset. Modified slightly using NIK color FX, then NIK Viveza to bring out the color & detail.
Missed last week’s Photojournalism class due to high spirits and good food at the wedding.
The assignment dealt with capturing differences in shooting daylight versus night-light.
Standing at the feet of Samuel Champlain at Nepean Point, looking across the mighty Ottawa, to the government buildings next to the Museum of Civilization (or whatever it is in its reincarnation).
No outing tonight, so I wandered about a bit after class.
This place just calls out for Halloween decorations.
Photojournalism class again. Tonight’s assignment – go to a predetermined location & do a series depicting the business. Not much inspiration at the first locale, but spotted this bunch inside a nearby bar.
Beautiful fall weather. Clear skies, no rain, warm days.
Stopped at the Bank Street Bridge for a bit on the way home.
Second class for Photojournalism.
The idea is to add dynamism to normal portraits.
Assignment: shoot one picture of subject using last week’s guidelines, reduce shutter speed and make necessary adjustments – then shoot again introducing motion. The subject must be in a dark spot. Set focus to manual. The flash will freeze the subject while ambient lighting illuminates the background.
No self respecting set of images is complete without a puff of smoke.
Snooted flash, high beam flashlight, silver reflector, ISO 6400, f8, 1/250.
4 incense sticks stuck in a potato for stability, shoot until the rain forced me inside.
Add a bit of luck & the stew is done.
Sunset crossing the Alexandria Bridge.
One shot bridge replacement.
This rig is run by electric motors with a top speed of about 10 ft./minute.
The carrier is designed to hold over-weight loads – in this case a bridge replacement. The bridge is pre-built then moved into place overnight. This reduces downtime for the roadway. Lots of gawkers on hand for the show.
Additional shots to complete the story: