Category Archives: Abstract

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Reynold’s-Alberta Museum, with details.

The Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin is one of this provinces finest, a museum dedicated to the interpretation of, “…the impact of technological change in transportation, aviation, agriculture and industry from the 1890s to the present.”  Most […]

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Respect your subject

Sometimes the continuous drive to take photographs creates an incongruity: we are so focused on photographing the subject that we don’t actually see the subject. What I mean to say is this. We see something […]

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Respite

An unusually mild spell of November weather encouraged me to take the kayak out one more time. Areas of the park infrastructure are being renovated, but I soon left the sounds of working equipment behind […]

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Composition Principles: Hierarchy and Gradation

Previous post: Dominance or Emphasis. Gradation is a  gradual change, an increase or decrease in the strength of  visual elements such as value (brightness or darkness), color, saturation, clarity, texture or sharpness. Gradation can add a feeling of […]

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Edmonton Photowalk Final

A few more images from our 14 August Edmonton Photowalk. These have no connection to each other, just pleasing eye-catchers along the route.           The next post will be a continuation […]

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Edmonton Photowalk IV

The benefits of an early morning urban Photowalk are many, with great light and low traffic being among the top. We had started at about 6AM on the older edge of downtown and had worked our […]

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Edmonton Photowalk III

The posters advertise a recent release of the album Morning Report by the Arkells. I couldn’t resist playing with the perspective and repetition. This small building is attached to the Ernest Brown Block (1912) on […]

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Principles of Composition

Previous article in this series: Finding the Frame The principles and elements of design first came to my attention years ago when I began studying horticulture and landscaping. We learned that there are certain concepts and […]

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