Monday, November 30, 2015

Of Rifles and Roses..........

Today we went for a little ride down to historic old Amherstburg and stopped a while in the Naval Yards Park beside the Detroit River. There was a sculpture there of 3 army rifles from the War of 1812. The artist had made a tripod of sorts from the 3 guns, and at the top, twisted the barrels together, and had roses growing from the top, reaching for the sky. When I tried to do something with the images afterward, they for some reason were not satisfying to me as straight photographs. After thinking about it for a while, I decided the sculpture would look best as a black and white image, and this is the end result which I find does it a little more justice than a straight photograph...if there is anyone out there who is still visiting this little blog of mine, I hope you enjoy it also.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Church in the Wildwood.....

The old gospel song "Come to the Church in the Wildwood" ran through my mind when I came across this little church tucked away amongst the brambles and bushes in Newfoundland. It is a simple little shot, and for me, that is what I find most appealing about it. If there is anyone out there who is still looking in on this site, hopefully you will get a little enjoyment from it. Cheers....

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Jagged Ragged Coastline.....

For many years, I always wondered what sort of place my father grew up in. A few days ago, I paid a visit, and found a few places I am sure he would have visited as a boy. This is one of them. These jagged "teeth" rising from the ocean were imposing and somewhat scary. Imagine navagating this coast line in pea soup fog with a fog horn blaring to warn you of these....is it any wonder a flask of rum was always handy. Black and White seemed to work best for me as it  helps bring out the textures of the stones....hope you like it.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Coal Dust on Blossoms??

Well, it has been many moons since I last posted on this site. But I figured there might still be the odd person who bothers to check on it from time to time. So this one is for whomever is patient enough to keep checking back here.
This image is from a fruit tree that was growing in our back yard a few years ago. I can't remember if it was an apple or cherry tree....no way am I a botanist! Anyway, I converted it from colour to Black and White just to see if I might like it or not, and as it turns out, I do. Then I decided to add a little something to it to make it look like it has a bit more texture to it, and after using a Photoshop filter I decided that it looked like it was covered with some very fine particles of coal. It somehow brought back childhood memories of when our home was heated with a wood/coal stove and on very windy days when there was a strong downdraft, things would get coal dust all over. The women especially would be really put out if they had their clothes on the line, and when they were brought inside at the end of the day, they would be all covered in coal dust! That was not conducive to a good mood for anyone afterward. So..... there you have it. My rendition of coal dust on blossoms.....