Monthly Archives: January 2012

Brick II

A portion of the brick wall from a few days ago.

Regular patterns and  not so regular patterns.

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Hollyhock

Another pink hollyhock:

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Flower Day

In the summer I make a lot of photographs of flowers, many of which I don’t use.  Until I get to messing around with new ideas and processing foolishness.

A recent post by my friend Silverpixel introduced me to the Autochrome process and I’ve spent most of the past two days playing with tutorials from the web which try to duplicate the delicate tones and feel of the original photographs.  It is remarkable that this was the go-to process for colour photos from the turn of the last century until Kodak brought out Kodachrome around 1930.

Here’s an attempt using a shot of hollyhocks from Sweetman’s Garden made a year ago last summer.

I hope the treatment has a romantic and nostalgic feeling to it.

Anyway, it’s been a fun two days!

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Ice Shack

It’s winter and we fish just about anywhere there’s ice.

Except in the arena or the curling club of course.

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Sunset on Ice

The sun sets over Trout Lake on a daily basis.

Tonight was more subtle than most.

But really nice.

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Red Brick

I grew up with red brick houses.

Had I been born on the Prairies, I suppose I would not have had the exposure to the warmth and regular patterns of brick walls.  Brick is rare out there.

New home construction these days uses almost no brick, opting instead for other materials.  The brick facade (front wall brick, the rest siding) seen on some houses is the ultimate in fraudulent design.

Is brick laying a dying art?

 

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The Door at the End of the Alley

What’s behind there?

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