One of my favorite parts in the process of photography is conceptualizing the images. After discussing the key elements and objectives with my clients, I think about locations, lighting/time of day, perspectives, props, etc and begin to previsualize potential images. When I lock onto an idea for a shot, I often draw rough conceptual sketches on a note pad (my skill level at drawing is limited to stick people!). Once all of the planning and leg work is done, then it's time for the best part.... shooting the photos!
Here are a few of the tourism images I've been working on over the past month from some of my favorite parks:
Point Pelee National Park marsh at sunrise. Canon 5D mk II, Sigma 24-70/2.8,
Singh-Ray LB ColorCombo polarizer & 3 stop hard edge ND grad.
Bruce Peninsula National Park - hikers along Georgian Bay shoreline.
Canon 5D mk II, EF 17-40/4, Singh-Ray LB ColorCombo polarizer.
Rondeau Provincial Park beach at sunset. Canon 5D mk II, Sigma 24-70/2.8,
Singh-Ray LB warming polarizer & 2 stop hard edge ND grad.
Point Pelee National Park tip at sunrise. Canon 5D mk II, EF 17-40/4,
Singh-Ray LB ColorCombo polarizer & 2 stop hard edge ND grad.
Bruce Peninsula National Park - hikers along Georgian Bay shoreline, sunrise.
Canon 5D mk II, EF 17-40/4, Singh-Ray LB ColorCombo polarizer & 3 stop
hard edge ND grad.
Ethan your pictures are always amazing.ReplyDelete
Well composed and beautiful colours.
Your photos are truly "worth a thousand words"
Ethan these images are outstanding. Just fantastic. I've been considering joining the Toronto Digital Photography Club and noticed that you will be speaking this year. I think you've just helped me make my decision.ReplyDelete
September? I'm not kidding when I say I just flipped my calendar over last week from June to August.ReplyDelete
Those are great photos. And a great blog post too!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the comments, much appreciated!ReplyDelete
It is the day after Labour Day. I am in my snug North Bay Formal (apologies to the folks from North Bay)a thickly lined plaid shirt. I found my wool socks. To get some beauty out of this weather flip, I had a look at January 31 2010 - Ice + sunshine = a great winter photo shoot! By the way, your pictures may cause me to "go south" yet. Is it too late to go to Point Pelee for some rays, Ethan?ReplyDelete
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Is that Mom in the Rondeau shot?
Excellent photography captures the beauty ideal time and place, GreetingsReplyDelete
Ron, you bet.... good looking models in the family!ReplyDelete
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne7:18 AM
i like the colours and the ambiance you create in your captures!
Great photos, and I especially like blur from the water movement in the 4th picture. But that last picture, the sunset, is so striking. Amazing, really.ReplyDelete
Wonderful photographs happiness always showing great scenery and incredible places, Greetings friendReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful photo of the hikers,what a sky,just fabulous.ReplyDelete
I really like the sunset in the last shot, such a perfect moment.ReplyDelete
Awesome work lol. You deserved great appreciation for took this amazing pictures. I most like the first pic of the list.ReplyDelete
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