Saturday, August 13, 2016

More HDR

More HDR pictures from Whitelake Pioneer Cemetery in Madoc, Ontario 

Saturday, August 6, 2016


When it comes to HDR, I am still on the fence. The idea of getting full resolution from a digital camera is something that I can't really resist. On the other hand, it is like having the New York Philharmonic play in monotone, all instruments playing the same notes together with no counterpoint, resulting in a flat performance. HDR is the art of throwing in the kitchen sink.

But that didn't stop me from taking some HDR shots today. It can be unwieldy, and we have all seen HDR pictures that look to sharp and have that rusty look. I tried to avoid that and forged ahead. HDR can be done, but it has to be understated.

For these pictures, I used my Fujifilm X-Pro1 with a polariser mounted on the Fujinon X 14mm lens. The HDR engine was Nik's HDR Efex Pro 2.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Jonathan Lorange and the Tentative Coup - Turkey, July 2016

Jonathan Lorange is a friend of mine. He is a top drawer photojournalist and street photographer and I profiled him in 2010. He photographed me in action in 2011. I never profile many other photographers, but Jonathan is damned good and he deserves all recognition given.

I received a note on Facebook from Jonathan in early July. He was vacationing in Istanbul and he sent me a note telling me that he was having a fantastic time doing street photography. Then the Turkish military coup d'├ętat took place. For a few days there was a media blackout and frankly I was worried about his safety. Then, I received a note from him. He wrote that was alive and well and had plenty of photographs of the failed coup. We will meet soon to talk about the politics of the coup. In the meanwhile, here are his photographs of the pro-Erdogan activists in Istanbul, immediately following the military action. These pictures were taken on film cameras, two Leica M6 cameras and a Hasselblad 500/CM. He has plenty more pictures, so this is the tip of the iceberg. I hope that the pictures are published soon.

For more about Jonathan, visit his website at

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Kathleen Black

Saturday, 16th July, 2016

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Fashion Show

 In the style of a 1913 Italian silent film.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July

U.S. ambassador's residence, Ottawa.
4th July, 2016.