Milky Way over Writing-on-Stone

While the next few months will largely dedicated to developing new material for workshops, I am also hoping to catch up with a huge backlog of photographs from previous years.Here’s one from Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park taken in September, 2011: a nighttime exposure showing part of the Milky Way over the hoodoos.

Adrian Thysse Photography: Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park &emdash; Milky Way over Hoodoos

(Canon EOS 5D Mark II,  24-105mm f4 L IS USM lens @ 24 mm. ISO 1600, f/5.6 @ 30sec.)

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Waiting behind the barn…

Eyes within eyes...

Eyes within eyes…

A crowd of people were snapping shots of the horses as they were led to the barn, where they were placed in stalls with some feed. While they were being brushed down, I wandered around the building to find these windows, and the horse that would look up occasionally to peer outside.

Fort Edmonton, 14 September 2014.

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Ellis Bird Farm Photography Workshops

Two repeat workshops are happening at the lovely Ellis Bird Farm in August!

For new and prospective owners of a DSLR, this workshop will help you understand your camera and how to use it. We will cover camera functions and handling as well as provide information on lenses, equipment and accessories. Then, we will work on understanding exposure, composition and techniques: all the skills needed to create the photographs you imagine. The afternoon session will include practice sessions on the grounds of the Ellis Bird Farm. If you already have a DSLR and other equipment, please bring it, otherwise some loaner equipment will be available for use.

  • AM Intro to the DSLR, Equipment and Accessories.
  • PM Understanding Exposure. Basic Skills, Composition,Techniques and Practice.
For photographers who already own a DSLR and are familiar with manual exposure, this workshop will introduce you to the fascinating world of close-up and macro photography. We will look at specialized equipment and accessories as well as simple ways to achieve great results, no matter what type of DSLR you own. Then, we will work on techniques to overcome the inherent difficulties of magnified photography. We will do an overview of basic composition and have opportunities to practice macro photography on the beautiful grounds of the Ellis Bird Farm. Some loaner equipment and accessories will be available. As a minimum, please bring your camera and lens, and if you have them, a macro lens, an external flash and tripod.
  • AM Equipment and Accessories, Understanding exposure.
  • PM Techniques with Natural Light and Flash, Composition and Practice.

Sign up here!

Ellis Bird Farm

 

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Railway Decay

Detail on an old railway carriage.

Detail on an old railway carriage.

My main use for macro is nature photography, particualry the phtography of insects, spiders and other invertebrates. But macro is good for bringing out the detail in almost anything. In this case a simple painted bolt in an old railway carriage, with the paint flaking, and the  underlying wood now in decay.

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Workshop Updates

An updated workshop schedule has been posted at Splendor Awaits, please check it out!

Syrphid Fly

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Ballycarbery Castle, County Kerry

Ballycarbery Castle, an 'undeveloped' ruin, now used by cattle.

Ballycarbery Castle, an ‘undeveloped’ ruin, now used by cattle.

Ballycarbery Castle is an ‘enter-at-your-own-risk’ property, and we did. Some of the lower chambers are still whole, so you could scramble up to a higher level. There is turf and small trees growing there, and on the lower walls some ancient ivy plants still cling, giving the ruin the feeling of an Arthur Rackham print, sans fairies. Unfortunately the tower has been locked, so we could not venture higher.

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