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Icy bubbles

I am Canadian. I love winter. (sort of) OK, if I MUST endure winter, I will focus on the beauty. My recent obsession is freezing bubbles….

Winter Wonderland

We’re experiencing a minor (major?) freezing rain & ice storm this weekend in Ontario- but rather than get all stressed about it, I decided to enjoy my time at home with some photography… there is so much beauty in ice & snow.

Spring Ice Storm

I got a new lens… I am SO in love with it- a 70-200 2.8 Sigma for my Sony a77. We had our last (PLEASE let it be our last) ice storm of the winter/spring season here in Ontario last Friday.  Of course, I went out in the freezing rain to capture some images of […]

Photoshoot at Bon Eco design in Tamworth, ON

This week I had the opportunity to work with a friend and very talented jewelry designer, Lily MonsterMeat ( www.LilyMonsterMeat.com ).  For those more conservative of my friends, don’t let the scary name throw you, she’s actually a total sweetheart, with a crazy awesome creative spirit.  She set up the photoshoot at Bon Eco Designs in the quaint village of Tamworth, Ontario, where they specialize in gorgeous upcycled items- both artistic and functional. Most of the items in the background of the shoot are designed by the owners, Hans and Carolyn and are available in their shop,.  They are very supportive of the community and local artists- so if you’re in the Kingston area, it’s worth the short drive North.  The belts in this shoot are designed by Jake S Baer.

Special thanks to fellow Photogs on site, Cathy Burrell at lights edge,  Los Tha Don LTD Photography & Design, & Bic E Dee Holly J.  Also, Thanks to Jo Plumridge, Make Up Artist, and our awesome models, Arielle, Kelsea and Tiffany.  It’s amazing what a small group of local artists can accomplish when we work together!

This dividing wall was made entirely from tires:

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a fashionable funky belt made from a tire tread by Jake S Baer.  the bracelet is by Lily MonsterMeat.Image

 

My personal favourite piece, an upcycled Mac, made into a hanging lamp.

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Another fabulous belt by Jake Baer.  Unique Stone Pendant necklace by Lily MonsterMeat.

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An amazing piece of art created entirely out of used tires:

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A portrait against the tire wall:

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This mirror is framed with an upcycled tire.  The headpiece & necklace are by Lily MonsterMeat.Image

They’ve even created some funky clothing out of tires:Image

My Sweet Pearl

While I had my camera out practicing some off-camera flash techniques with still life subjects, my pets were curious, and so they became my practice subjects. This is my sweet dog, an almost-four- year-old Golden Retriever-German Shepherd cross.
These images are straight out of camera, taken with a cluttery background in my kitchen, just using the flash to overpower the normal household lighting. (in the last image I darkened the blacks slightly using levels, just in one corner). I love how creative I can get with lighting!
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There’s more than one way to light a scene!

The following photos were taken within about a 15 minute window- just in the few golden moments at the start of a sunset. There were some changes in light as I went along, but most of the differences between these photos are the result of changing exposure in-camera, and adding off-camera flash. I made very few modifications in photoshop- I cropped slightly, cloned out an ugly electrical line, and added a bit of saturation to enhance the sunset, but otherwise the lighting differences are Straight-out-of-camera.

This first image brings out the beautiful cyan hues of the ocean, and is all about a wedding on the beach.
(taken at F2.8, ISO 160, 1/125)
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In the photo above, however, the couple isn’t well lit, so I added an off-camera flash for a different look. You can still see the cyans of the ocean, but the bride & groom are more the focus of the image.
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Here you can still see some details of the couple, the gazebo, and the ocean behind, with only the beginning hues of the sunset.
(taken at F2.8, ISO 100, 1/400)
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Simply by increasing my shutter speed, this turned into a silhouette with an intense sunset behind.
(taken at F2.8, ISO 100, 1/800)
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In this one, my settings were the same, but I moved myself just slightly to find the best angle for the colours and light.
(taken at F2.8, ISO 100, 1/800)
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Adding off-camera flash in a gazebo with a white ceiling, perfect for reflecting the light, creates an image with focus on the bride & groom, but also allows the definition and colour of the sunset behind them.

In the Wedding Gazebo

In the Wedding Gazebo

I love the creative freedom that comes from changing light!
Do you have a lighting preference among these images?

Destination Wedding Photography -Cuba

These photos were taken at the Beautiful Playa Pesquero, in Holguin Cuba- near Guardalavaca.
Contact me at Another.Perspective@hotmail.com
http://www.AnotherPerspectivePhotography.com
a romantic walk along the beach

The iconic train in front of Playa Pesquero

The iconic train in front of Playa Pesquero


Classic Beach shot of a Gorgeous Bride

Classic Beach shot of a Gorgeous Bride


In the Wedding Gazebo

In the Wedding Gazebo


In the 24-hour Beer Garden near the beach at Playa Pesquero

In the 24-hour Beer Garden near the beach at Playa Pesquero


Sunset by the pool, Playa Pesquero

Sunset by the pool, Playa Pesquero

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