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The Art of Photography => User Critiques => Topic started by: John R on August 13, 2018, 10:44:06 pm

Title: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 13, 2018, 10:44:06 pm
Taken on my daily walk.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 14, 2018, 12:02:30 am
Thumbs up!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on August 14, 2018, 04:18:52 am
Nice shot with good and pleasant colors…
I like it.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 14, 2018, 11:48:15 am
Nice shot with good and pleasant colors…
I like it.
As always, thank you Eric and Francois for you comments and interest. I was going to post this next image in the 'abstracts' thread but it was part of my walk, so here it goes. The sun did shine for me last night ;)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: stamper on August 14, 2018, 12:24:05 pm
I like.



Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 14, 2018, 01:45:19 pm
A nice abstract walk.  ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 14, 2018, 11:31:32 pm
Thanks once again, Stamper and Eric.

I have decided since I am doing daily walks, I might as well post daily or when I am able.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on August 15, 2018, 05:54:48 am
I can easily see the second and third shots as images taken during the same walk, all along the way.
Very nicely done.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 15, 2018, 11:20:58 am
I can easily see the second and third shots as images taken during the same walk, all along the way.
Very nicely done.
Thank you Francois. I have decided to place all my posted 'Daily Walk' images in this thread for continuity purposes. You can see them compiled together. However, from now on, I will be posting only one per day.

And here it is. I was going to process it, but I really like the dark mood created by exposing for the light only.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on August 15, 2018, 12:30:26 pm
Have you ever tried comparing directional blur ( possibly multiple times) in post vs icm and how that affects the impressionist qualities of the result?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 15, 2018, 09:00:48 pm
Have you ever tried comparing directional blur ( possibly multiple times) in post vs icm and how that affects the impressionist qualities of the result?
Not sure what you have in mind. I have seen a technique where 20 or more shots are taken of a model, where she makes very slight movements, then it is flattened in PS. It does indeed make a very striking impressionist image. I have tried ICM with multiple exposures and the results are quite disappointing. More than two or three shots results in excessive blur. I am not that good at PS, so I am not sure I can achieve multiple images with directional blur. In my experience directional blur in straight ICM is easy to do but only works well for certain kind of subjects.


This particular shot is about five or more shots on one frame, but not, strictly speaking, ICM.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Riaan van Wyk on August 16, 2018, 01:46:47 am
Lovely stuff John!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 16, 2018, 10:12:32 am
Thank you Riann.

Today I have a couple from last night. I like the first because it reminds me how I let go of certain preconceptions and let white light become the focus of the image.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 17, 2018, 10:58:32 am
It rained last night, so this image is from the previous week on my walk. It is an abstraction of graffiti on the walls of park admin. building. It has a nice glow, so left untouched.

JR


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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Rajan Parrikar on August 17, 2018, 06:42:04 pm
I like the very first image at the top.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 18, 2018, 10:51:01 am
Thank you Rajan.

My walk was rained out last night so I am posting a couple from the other day.

JR

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(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-rdMbRMb/0/73048acf/M/JMRO1828%20copy1000-M.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 20, 2018, 12:09:17 am
Today Aug 19-2018, was nice. I amble southward and boot it back as it gets dark. Funny how, if you study a scene, like a composer, you can do variations on a theme.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 20, 2018, 09:50:12 pm
Aug 20- 2018, a much softer and painterly image.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Two23 on August 20, 2018, 10:07:44 pm
I like the second one the best.


Kent in SD
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 26, 2018, 01:32:35 pm
Well I was not able to photograph every day, but here are a couple from the last few days.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 27, 2018, 09:21:11 am
A couple more from yesterday.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on August 27, 2018, 09:27:24 am
I can recommend a very fine camera repair shop in Georgia for you guys.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 27, 2018, 02:10:28 pm
John's scenes are always very imaginative.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 27, 2018, 09:15:15 pm
John's scenes are always very imaginative.
Russ, the repair guy wanted to know how to take ICM images. Most of my camera club wants to learn also. But I take your point- it's true, not everyone likes impressionistic images.

Thanks Eric. Where would I be without at least one fan ;)

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 28, 2018, 10:27:29 am
John,

Inspired by some of your earlier ICM shots, I have tried a few of my own.
My ICMs tend to come out more like ICCs, where the second C is for Confusion.

Maybe if I had good ballet lessons as a kid, I might be able to do a little better. But trying it myself gives me a better appreciation of the skill needed to do ICM well.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 29, 2018, 12:05:48 pm
Summer walk.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 30, 2018, 11:49:34 am
Nightfall on the path.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 30, 2018, 11:50:41 am
Nightfall on the path.

JR

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Very classy, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 31, 2018, 10:40:21 am
Thank you Eric. Here is one from last night.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 02, 2018, 01:22:54 pm
Nice to have a sky to go with the dandelions.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 02, 2018, 02:25:21 pm
Sometimes you get lucky and capture interesting phenomenon, like the yellow flowers reflecting in the undulating water.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 03, 2018, 08:34:54 am
Sept 3- 2018, a little more flair.

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 04, 2018, 10:00:39 am
Some texture and character of a still young Hemlock. It bark(s) but it don't bite.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 05, 2018, 09:37:58 pm
Somewhat cliche, but the small creek nonetheless has some wonderful rapids to photograph. Of course that meant I had to lug around the tripod!

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Ivophoto on September 06, 2018, 04:11:33 am
Somewhat cliche, but the small creek nonetheless has some wonderful rapids to photograph. Of course that meant I had to lug around the tripod!

JR

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I would like to cast my fly in that riffle.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 06, 2018, 11:18:45 am
Thanks for the comments, Ivo.

Probably should put these in abstracts, but they are part of Daily Walk series.

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on September 06, 2018, 11:40:37 am
Thanks for the comments, Ivo.

Probably should put these in abstracts, but they are part of Daily Walk series.

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That first one J, has a very nice touch to it... The subtle colors and movement have an equal balance in repulsion and attraction as the image itself has. I think that could be considered an asset where abstraction is concerned.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 07, 2018, 12:39:20 pm
Thanks for the comments ~ O ~. It's very interesting take on the image.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 07, 2018, 12:44:58 pm
Thanks for the comments, Ivo.

Probably should put these in abstracts, but they are part of Daily Walk series.

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This one is positively electrical.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 07, 2018, 01:23:30 pm
This one is positively electrical.
Thank you Eric. The image comes from this scene but was taken at slower shutter speed. There may have been a wind also.

JR

PS- rapids added because they are part of daily walk.

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 08, 2018, 01:31:21 pm
One from last night, Sept 7.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on September 08, 2018, 01:51:03 pm
One from last night, Sept 7.

JR

Nice, that one worked out real well. I love how the figures almost float. Very much painterly like Van Gogh... Good composition.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 09, 2018, 02:36:57 pm
Walk Rock on by.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 09, 2018, 09:37:02 pm
Sept 9-2018. A blustery day, like a Winnie-the-Pooh day. Managed a few.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 10, 2018, 02:37:47 pm
Sept 10. These were taken last night. I don't think I will be walking today. So much rain...

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 10, 2018, 02:48:18 pm
That's too bad.
Rain can help make blurry photos without having to move the camera!   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 11, 2018, 05:55:27 pm
Sept 11. Took a walk in a different park today. Much more wide open.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 11, 2018, 07:45:18 pm
Your daily walk is good for your health as well as for your photography.
Nice stuff.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 11, 2018, 08:31:38 pm
Your daily walk is good for your health as well as for your photography.
Nice stuff.
Thanks Eric. Should have done this years ago. Regrets I've had a few but then again too few many to mention, ha, ha.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 13, 2018, 02:29:28 pm
Sept 13. Mushrooms... the likes of which I have never seen before. Fantastic find.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-TJFRkXC/0/4aa7e317/M/JMRO3858%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: JNB_Rare on September 13, 2018, 03:01:51 pm
Sept 13. Mushrooms... the likes of which I have never seen before. Fantastic find.

Dryad's Saddle? Nice colour and composition.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 13, 2018, 03:31:05 pm
Thanks, JNB. I believe this is the species 'Cantharellus cinnabarinus' seen here: http://www.fungiphoto.com/CTLG/pages/0314-19.html

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Michael West on September 13, 2018, 05:30:59 pm
As always, thank you Eric and Francois for you comments and interest. I was going to post this next image in the 'abstracts' thread but it was part of my walk, so here it goes. The sun did shine for me last night ;)

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your cloud and mine may be relatives!  I just aw your cloud image and froze

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 14, 2018, 02:16:41 pm
Michael, it looks like you have a pair of mates.

This is same image posted in Abstracts but was taken on Daily Walk.

JR (edited, two images added from same day)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 17, 2018, 12:32:34 pm
My daily walk took place Terra Cotta, a new location.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 17, 2018, 09:41:00 pm
Sept 17. Usually avoid white skies. But this time I really like the pattern of white sky reflected in the water. It almost mimics the trees and bushes. I decided to try an ICM version because the light was kind of flat. Just suggesting to Russ, both versions are valid :D
 
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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 18, 2018, 07:56:54 am
Both nice.
I can't decide whether I prefer the straight one or the JMR'd one.   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: LesPalenik on September 19, 2018, 04:33:12 am
Sept 13. Mushrooms... the likes of which I have never seen before. Fantastic find.

JR
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-TJFRkXC/0/4aa7e317/M/JMRO3858%20copy1000-M.jpg)

They look to me like honey mushrooms (Armillaria). They live on or around dead trees and stumps (also at the base of living trees). Edible, but rather watery and without much taste.

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 19, 2018, 07:07:24 pm
They look to me like honey mushrooms (Armillaria). They live on or around dead trees and stumps (also at the base of living trees). Edible, but rather watery and without much taste.
No, I don't think so. I have seen Armillaria before. Not a single one had a dome shape. That's not them. Mine are really orange and match what I posted 'Cantharellus cinnabarinus' seen here: http://www.fungiphoto.com/CTLG/pages/0314-19.html

Thanks for trying and your interest.

Got issues and can't do daily walk for a while. So will post some alternates from the walks.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 19, 2018, 08:03:36 pm
A case of multiple exposures:

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: LesPalenik on September 20, 2018, 05:34:20 am
No, I don't think so. I have seen Armillaria before. Not a single one had a dome shape. That's not them. Mine are really orange and match what I posted 'Cantharellus cinnabarinus' seen here: http://www.fungiphoto.com/CTLG/pages/0314-19.html

Thanks for trying and your interest.

Got issues and can't do daily walk for a while. So will post some alternates from the walks.

JR

From a distance (or in a small picture) these two mushrooms look indeed similar. There is a distinct difference in the shape of these two mushrooms and the honey mushroom has also a ring on its relatively thin foot, whereas chanterelle's foot is more substantial and without a ring. As you say, John, chanterelles are orange, whereas honey mushrooms come in a colour resembling honey.
     
I didn't take any photos of honey mushrooms clusters on the ground, only already picked on a plate, but I remember that they looked like yours when I found them in a forest.
I've picked and eaten both varieties, and the chanterelle is a meatier, much better tasting mushroom with a nicer texture. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanterelle#/media/File:Cantharellus_cibarius.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armillaria#/media/File:Armillaria_mellea_041031w.jpg

 
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Telecaster on September 20, 2018, 04:05:07 pm
Ah, these must be chanterelles then…

-Dave-
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 20, 2018, 06:54:22 pm
Ah, these must be chanterelles then…

-Dave-
Excellent find Dave. Yes I would say that is what I found, though I had many which were variegated in shape. They were so unusual.
Les: Thanks. You seem to really know your mushrooms. I have faint recollection of seeing those honey mushrooms.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 20, 2018, 07:35:01 pm
Night moods.  Had a better one with more light, but again the exposure was too slow for hand holding. Taken right above the handholds. I believe someone else had a similar image:

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 21, 2018, 06:30:57 pm
More magnificent, marvelous, munchy, mellow, mushrooms; chanterelles, I guess. Taken on daily walk.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Patricia Sheley on September 22, 2018, 08:55:29 am
Selfishly John, as I've been enjoying your walks, I hope you will consider a better ID book before consuming, or at least a cat to munch a test meal the night before~ (Insert tongue in cheek here)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 22, 2018, 09:52:56 am
Selfishly John, as I've been enjoying your walks, I hope you will consider a better ID book before consuming, or at least a cat to munch a test meal the night before~ (Insert tongue in cheek here)
Which reminds me of a mushroom walk my wife and I attended many years ago by a couple who were both experts (and both previous presidents of the Boston Mycology Club.) The scary part was witnessing them arguing about the identity of several mushrooms.

But they agreed on the Chanterelles, and picked some, which they sauteed up as soon as we got back to their house. They were indeed delicious!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: JNB_Rare on September 22, 2018, 10:14:03 am
Selfishly John, as I've been enjoying your walks, I hope you will consider a better ID book before consuming, or at least a cat to munch a test meal the night before~ (Insert tongue in cheek here)

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 22, 2018, 12:10:23 pm
Thank you for the comments Patricia, Eric and John. I love mushrooms, but it was Les that commented on my images and disclosed that he is a mushroom picker and eats them - not me! I just photograph them- phew!

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 22, 2018, 12:15:59 pm
This willow weeps no more. He looks more like a spectre that haunts the woods.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Arlen on September 22, 2018, 01:09:46 pm
Back when I was trying out the ICM technique a year or two ago, I made some images of a weeping willow. They also looked rather spooky. But yours came out a lot better than mine, John. Go figure.  ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 24, 2018, 01:14:19 pm
Thanks Arlen. Practice, practice. Here is one from a few days ago on daily walk; No choice, as I am temporarily restricted for a few days.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 25, 2018, 10:25:13 am
For Sept 25, Daily walk. Fantasia, I guess.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 27, 2018, 01:47:54 pm
Sept 26- 2018, wisps.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on September 28, 2018, 05:23:14 am
It remains intriguing that for me personally these images either work brilliantly or they do nothing at all. Especially for the complete abstracts. Apparently it manages to appeal to some instinctive basics, and i would posit that there may be a subset that definitely is universally appealing, or at least universally recognisable.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 28, 2018, 08:43:27 am
It remains intriguing that for me personally these images either work brilliantly or they do nothing at all. Especially for the complete abstracts. Apparently it manages to appeal to some instinctive basics, and i would posit that there may be a subset that definitely is universally appealing, or at least universally recognisable.
Thank you for the comments ~ O ~. I actually agree with your comments. I get the same response from family and club members. They either like them a lot or not at all.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 28, 2018, 08:46:31 am
Sept 26. What can I say, I just like them.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 28, 2018, 12:21:25 pm
I like them, too.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 28, 2018, 04:03:01 pm
I like them, too.
Thanks Eric 8)
Now here is one from today's walk, Sept 28. I think I will use it for my 'creative competition' at the club.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 30, 2018, 07:26:29 am
Sept 29, Daily walk at High Park.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 01, 2018, 01:31:17 pm
Sept 30, the IF bw look. Suits the subject matter. Taken near the end of the park and trail.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 01, 2018, 09:17:00 pm
Oct 1; and if you go out in the woods today, you are sure of big surprise...not teddy bears, joggers of course.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 05, 2018, 11:15:00 am
Oct 2-4; Under the weather, but at least I was able to walk a bit.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 07, 2018, 12:27:02 am
Oct 6, occasionally I manage to harness harsh light and make it work.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 08, 2018, 02:18:57 pm
Oct 7, Backlit reeds, green on green.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 09, 2018, 03:50:14 pm
Oct 9. The Caledon Badlands reopened last month. I went for a walk around there. No access beyond the fence, but it's better than nothing.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 10, 2018, 01:39:13 pm
Oct 10. From same Caledon Badlands walk...earth to earth...ashes to ashes...

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 10, 2018, 10:42:03 pm
Oct 10 Daily walk at Terra Cotta.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 11, 2018, 10:09:41 pm
Oct 11. Wonder what kind of mushrooms these are. The grew right where the orange mushrooms were.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 12, 2018, 03:44:09 pm
Oct 12.  Moving to the blue. A very good day and short a walk around a little pond in conservation area. I can play with the reflections and abstracts all day long.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: LesPalenik on October 12, 2018, 06:51:37 pm
Oct 11. Wonder what kind of mushrooms these are. The grew right where the orange mushrooms were.

JR
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They look to me like honey mushrooms. Right colour and right time of year. Usually honey mushrooms have a whitish ring underneath the cap, but some varieties are ringless.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 14, 2018, 12:07:58 am
They look to me like honey mushrooms. Right colour and right time of year. Usually honey mushrooms have a whitish ring underneath the cap, but some varieties are ringless.
I think these are the ones: Galerina, deadly apparently. https://www.mushroom-appreciation.com/little-brown-mushrooms.html
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 14, 2018, 12:10:33 am
Two more from Daily Walk at Glen Haffey.

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 14, 2018, 02:00:48 pm
Oct 14. Reflections have no bounds, it seems...

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on October 14, 2018, 02:46:19 pm
The colorscheme here works wonders

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 15, 2018, 10:43:40 am
Thanks Oscar. Some days everything comes together and the subject matter is very exciting, like the image below. The day at Glen Haffey was such a day. I got many great shots, as far I am concerned.

Posting Oct 15, Daily walk from Glen Haffey.

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 17, 2018, 06:31:01 pm
Oct 16. from Glen Haffey walk.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 17, 2018, 06:58:15 pm
Oct 16. from Glen Haffey walk.

JR

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This is just what I was looking for on my own woods walk today. But the leaves in the placid stream were tattered and worn, and the leaves on the trail were thoroughly trampled. So no pix at all. Sigh!   :(
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 18, 2018, 12:08:11 am
Thanks Eric. If you miss the right time in autumn, it is difficult to find good colour or subjects. Every area and every year it varies. One storm and one cold spell with high winds and it can be all over. I hope to go out tomorrow as I am quite south and there is still some colour and beautiful creeks to explore. Why not try for a misty mornings or with a little frost. May produce some nice images. Sometimes November can produce foggy conditions, as I am sure you know.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 18, 2018, 01:01:27 pm
Oct 17. From Terra Cotta and Glen Haffey.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 19, 2018, 11:10:18 pm
Oct 18 and 19. Daily walk at Glen Haffey and Grindstone Creek.

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 20, 2018, 09:24:34 am
Oct 20. And so the leaves toss and turn and eventually weave their way down the stream...

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 29, 2018, 03:42:41 pm
Oct 29. From a walk at Sherman Falls. It was and is a beautiful day.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 30, 2018, 09:07:35 am
From the walk at Sherman Falls.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 04, 2018, 07:24:07 pm
A walk in Canterbury Hills, part of the Dundas Valley Conservation Area near Hamilton, Ontario.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 05, 2018, 09:49:27 am
Also from Canterbury Hills:

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 05, 2018, 11:45:12 am
These are all lovely, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Rob C on November 10, 2018, 12:17:03 pm
John, have you suddenly stopped walking?

;-)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 10, 2018, 03:50:32 pm
John, have you suddenly stopped walking?

;-)
I hope not!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 10, 2018, 06:15:04 pm
I hope not!
I have to reconsider my walks. Maybe once or twice a week now. It's like what John Lennon said, "life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans." I'm sure he was not the first to make that observation. I may even start going downtown instead of to the parks. We shall see. Thanks for your consideration!

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 07, 2019, 12:00:36 pm
Another walk in the woods - St Johns Conservation to be exact.

JR

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Added below to complete set in walk:

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on May 08, 2019, 02:53:25 am
Love the bottom one. Maybe slightly cut off the bottom bark to emphasize that impressionistic painterly quality and Van Gogh style flow.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Arlen on May 08, 2019, 11:31:32 am
I like them both. Good to see you back at it again, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 08, 2019, 08:51:06 pm
Thanks for the comments, Arlen and Oscar. It has been so sunny - beautiful for walks and hikes, but not always conducive to wildflower and tree photography. But I try anyway. First reminds me of leopard's skin.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 09, 2019, 12:36:04 am
Great stuff as usual, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 10, 2019, 04:15:31 pm
Thanks Eric. Spring has finally sprung. Though it is one of the coldest in quite a while.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 11, 2019, 11:15:38 am
Four more from yesterday. The cherry blossoms were out, but it was very windy and cool.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on May 11, 2019, 11:42:21 am
John, I can give you the address of a great shop that can repair that lens.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 11, 2019, 01:05:01 pm
John, I can give you the address of a great shop that can repair that lens.
Oh you mean Monet's photo and repairs. Got it, I know where it is. But Russ, some are simple bokeh rich images and I put them there just for you.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 11, 2019, 01:08:00 pm
You have a serious problem with the second in this group. Those blossoms are actually sharp!
Maybe that's what Russ was bothered by.   :D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 11, 2019, 10:17:11 pm
A couple on the darker side.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on May 12, 2019, 02:23:18 pm

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There is a distinct difference between random and chaotic, and it never ceases to amaze me how nature always seems to favour the former. Or is she simply hiding her chaotic character behind her dazzling beauty? You know, pretty much like all women do...
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on May 12, 2019, 02:30:05 pm

(https://photos.smugmug.com/St-Johns-and-Niagara/i-hxFhwJs/0/7e0004ba/M/JMRO9033%20copy1000-M.jpg)


Too bad you mentioned the leopard skin. It took me a while to scratch that off of my retina, but now I really start to like this image. It has a certain tension between the rectangular and the natural, in a good way, mind you.

In my locale the buttercups are currently blooming. I wonder if a similar approach would make for a fantastic shot. As usual it comes down to skillzzzz. Lacking those, I might as well start looking for a new camera, you know, as the obvious answer to becoming better at photography.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 12, 2019, 04:32:50 pm
There is a distinct difference between random and chaotic, and it never ceases to amaze me how nature always seems to favour the former. Or is she simply hiding her chaotic character behind her dazzling beauty? You know, pretty much like all women do...
I think that's an excellent observation Oscar. But all systems and organisms need some structure to function. Our eyes and brains see patterns and hopefully with some practice the eye and hand can capture some of it. Thanks for the comments on my images, such as seeing the tension between the natural and what the movement created in the 'leopard' image.' Helps me to see and understand better also.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 12, 2019, 08:02:30 pm
From yesterday's walk.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-LWcjWrZ/0/8ad13bfd/M/JMRO9330%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-PrZVGn7/0/c0255734/M/JMRO9374%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Arlen on May 13, 2019, 07:00:28 pm
No repairs necessary. You just have to remember to take the Monet filter off.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 14, 2019, 12:09:12 pm
No repairs necessary. You just have to remember to take the Monet filter off.
Once Monet is in your soul, he never leaves. Just rests.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-NcFfPWL/0/6498d99b/M/May%2011-%202019%20Etobicoke%20Valley_0002%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 14, 2019, 05:48:27 pm
I'll put my Monet on that one.   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 15, 2019, 10:09:37 am
I'll put my Monet on that one.   ;)
Again thank you. I hope to some 'straight' photography soon...I think... I hope...

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 15, 2019, 03:45:16 pm
Again thank you. I hope to some 'straight' photography soon...I think... I hope...

JR
Straight, but evocatively blurry?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 16, 2019, 07:16:36 pm
Straight, but evocatively blurry?
Yes, I gave into temptation again today. But all is not lost. Here is a second image with bokeh.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/St-Johns-and-Niagara/i-X33nTRv/0/4c65a868/M/JMRO9541%20May%2016-%202019%20St%20Johns%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/St-Johns-and-Niagara/i-MfpHd2K/0/4d4c7f09/M/JMRO9568%20St%20Johns%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: rabanito on May 17, 2019, 03:35:40 pm
Ouch!
This thread belongs to John!
Sorry, my mistake. Didn't mean to intrude.
I'm putting my leaves somewhere else...
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 17, 2019, 09:53:42 pm
It was very sunny, so I looked up for inspiration.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-FPkFZhm/0/494a144e/M/JMRO0045%20May%2017-%202019%20St%20Johns%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 18, 2019, 06:56:12 pm
I missed today, so here are a few from the last two days. So verdant and spring-like.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/St-Johns-and-Niagara/i-F5V3dVV/0/88c0fe18/M/May%2016-%202017%20St%20Johns_0217%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/St-Johns-and-Niagara/i-B9z26XZ/0/20ea6726/M/May%2016-%202017%20St%20Johns_0164%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/St-Johns-and-Niagara/i-ZXbgxFF/0/bee1f727/M/JMRO9650%20May%2016-%202019%20St%20Johns%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 20, 2019, 08:23:49 am
From St Johns walk.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/St-Johns-and-Niagara/i-mgkg3tm/0/afa58b36/M/JMRO0466%20cropcopy-1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/St-Johns-and-Niagara/i-p9wGBwp/0/7749f0d3/L/JMRO0284%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/St-Johns-and-Niagara/i-Q9KSTnQ/0/c288f4ef/M/JMRO0572%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 21, 2019, 03:25:16 pm
From St Johns. The new growth of delicate budding ferns. Oh the greens of new growth are so vivid, almost surreal.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/St-Johns-and-Niagara/i-tBT2T7L/0/5c51ddee/M/May%2019-%202019%20St%20Johns_0522%20copy1000-M.jpg)

added one more
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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 23, 2019, 10:50:37 am
Blooming Orchard in Niagara, Ontario.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/St-Johns-and-Niagara/i-cwKnS2C/0/518be837/L/May%2019-%202019%20St%20Johns%202_0810%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: luxborealis on May 23, 2019, 12:04:11 pm
What an amazing collection!

I have so enjoyed looking through your very creative, whimsical and observant photographs. While purposeful camera movement photography is out there, I find the variety of your images more imaginative than many. Having some ‘still’ images mixed in really sets off both styles well. Definitely worthy of a book as well as printed and framed for viewing.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 23, 2019, 02:13:40 pm
What an amazing collection!

I have so enjoyed looking through your very creative, whimsical and observant photographs. While purposeful camera movement photography is out there, I find the variety of your images more imaginative than many. Having some ‘still’ images mixed in really sets off both styles well. Definitely worthy of a book as well as printed and framed for viewing.
Thank you for your thoughtful comments, Terry. Very much appreciated. Some day I will make a book with some of my ICM images. They don't always work out, but when they do, they can be quite striking.

JR

A multiple exposure version of one already posted.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/St-Johns-and-Niagara/i-WZDS8ww/0/d301c607/L/May%2016-%202017%20St%20Johns_0005%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 24, 2019, 08:54:40 pm
A walk through the Rhododendron Garden in Mississauga. More like a crawl. So much to see and photograph as spring comes alive.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-NCNqjd9/0/dc4e4530/M/JMRO0747%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-vkbBkHp/0/068d5969/M/JMRO0954%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-tZT9DhN/0/a03bfc4f/M/JMRO0929%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-XQ2dQLp/0/05939a9c/M/JMRO0858%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 25, 2019, 05:58:08 pm
These are all fantastic, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 26, 2019, 11:31:37 am
These are all fantastic, John.
Thank you Eric! This Rhododendron park is just wonderful.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Breukner-Gardens-2015/i-nvMFjGt/0/055c098f/M/JMRO0754%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-q4s65Cw/0/6d61183e/M/JMRO0940%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 27, 2019, 09:58:50 pm
Took a walk and a tour of Niagara on the Lake and was surprised to see that almost all the blooms were gone. So sunny! I took a few odds and ends. Here are two:

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Niagara-Region/i-k3Mfzgx/0/fa907c48/M/JMRO1095%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Niagara-Region/i-pb3rn83/0/06f2ccfc/M/JMRO1224%20bwcopy2-1000-M.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 28, 2019, 07:31:16 pm
A stroll in High Park...

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-PF8G7pd/0/34ef7ca7/M/May%2015-%202019%20High%20Park%203%20copy1000-M.jpg)

... to catch the last of the wild looking blossoms that appear to be engulfing the branches.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-RcHk3F9/0/af1d2de8/M/May%2015-%202019%20High%20Park%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on May 29, 2019, 12:52:49 pm


... to catch the last of the wild looking blossoms that appear to be engulfing the branches.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-RcHk3F9/0/af1d2de8/M/May%2015-%202019%20High%20Park%20copy1000-M.jpg)

I absolutely love the color in this one, John. Also the fact that the shape of motion turns the blossom into something like down feathers which detaches it nicely from what it really is.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 29, 2019, 08:55:07 pm
I absolutely love the color in this one, John. Also the fact that the shape of motion turns the blossom into something like down feathers which detaches it nicely from what it really is.
Thanks Oscar. And to think I almost deleted this one. Guess it pays to wait a while before making final decisions.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 30, 2019, 04:32:59 pm
Back to the rhododendron park. A really fine light overcast day.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-XvRSZhq/0/b94399d6/M/JMRO1397%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 31, 2019, 06:49:53 am
Yes it was a fine day...two more.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-ZV57NQF/0/ae5554e6/M/May%2030-%202019%20Brueckner%20Gardens%20-1_0950%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-4X8HZ7Z/0/872e964d/M/JMRO1257%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Rob C on May 31, 2019, 09:34:42 am
The poor man's catadioptric lens?

;-)

Rob
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 31, 2019, 11:46:27 pm
The poor man's catadioptric lens?

;-)

Rob
Yes. It seems the poorer the better. And if you work at it and stay observant, you can attain effects using shallow depth of field. Main and secondary OOF effects and motifs.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-Bw8qwdN/0/cb83fc0e/M/May%2030-%202019%20Brueckner%20Gardens%20-1_1154%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 01, 2019, 09:25:45 am
That was the lens? I just assumed your friends were always out of focus!   :D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 01, 2019, 03:41:47 pm
That was the lens? I just assumed your friends were always out of focus!   :D
But Eric, isn't that you and your wife pretending to go for a stroll while trying to see how I take these photos ;)

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 01, 2019, 06:21:28 pm
But Eric, isn't that you and your wife pretending to go for a stroll while trying to see how I take these photos ;)

JR
Oops! You caught us!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 02, 2019, 09:31:15 pm
A walk in Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario. So beautiful and sunny with rolling clouds. Not very conducive to good photos, but was with others so enjoyed it anyway. And experimented in harsh light.

A few:

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-DTDMN4G/0/7ecbbdea/M/JMRO2065%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-TvQsSw5/0/f535b93c/M/JMRO1982%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-VsV8VMP/0/49dbba61/M/JMRO2156%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-T6FpRNJ/0/21655a80/M/JMRO1995%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 05, 2019, 09:25:51 pm
Two more from the illustrious RBG gardens walk.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-Zcz9jrr/0/eba45e87/M/JMRO2139%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-HFRWSWf/0/f862cf59/M/JMRO2102%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 08, 2019, 12:35:43 am
Twilight walker, along the creek.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-ZbV3SV4/0/23302eed/M/June%207-%202019%20JMRO2328%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on June 08, 2019, 03:19:38 am
Twilight walker, along the creek.

JR

The sense of movement and abstraction in the walker and the dog works very well. Them being light apparitions in a dark forrest obviously is golden. I'm not thrilled by the tilting, but I do get why you chose to do that.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 08, 2019, 09:30:21 am
The sense of movement and abstraction in the walker and the dog works very well. Them being light apparitions in a dark forrest obviously is golden. I'm not thrilled by the tilting, but I do get why you chose to do that.
Thanks Oscar. She is going up a hilly path and out of the park. Perhaps too much slant for me to straighten. That dog was dying to come after me. She kept pulling him back.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 08, 2019, 10:45:15 am
If you leveled the ground, the trees would have a very strange tilt.
I like it as it is.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: luxborealis on June 09, 2019, 10:25:00 am
As I said earlier, I am really enjoying your posts - some of the most creative and imaginative on this site. It also seems we are practically neighbours, as I am in Guelph.

I’m curious about what you are using as your “walking around” system.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 09, 2019, 01:00:14 pm
As I said earlier, I am really enjoying your posts - some of the most creative and imaginative on this site. It also seems we are practically neighbours, as I am in Guelph.

I’m curious about what you are using as your “walking around” system.
Thanks again, Terry.

Equipment: Nothing exotic. I use a Pentax K5 (1.5 factor) with assorted lenses. Just broke my cherished 50-135, f2.8 lens (abt 75-200 equiv.) when it toppled on tripod because one of the legs gave way. This was the one I walk around with most of the time. Also have, 12-24, and Tamron 90mm macro, which I really like. Plan on buying either the new Nikon Z6 or Z7, or the Pentax K1, which is full frame camera with same sensor as Nikon 800. One of the problems with the Pentax system, is that few third parties support it and I can't get electronic extension tubes to do macro with. I have older manual Nikon lenses, and think that with new Nikon adapter I may be able to use them.

I saw a guy in High Park who had the Sony Rx10 IV. It was incredible! He shot birds by hand from quite a distance. Is that your travelling camera also?

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: luxborealis on June 09, 2019, 04:32:04 pm
I saw a guy in High Park who had the Sony Rx10 IV. It was incredible! He shot birds by hand from quite a distance. Is that your travelling camera also?
JR

Im not quite that up-to-date; I use the RX10iii for travelling. It really is a superb “walk-around” camera, better for static birds than birds in flight.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 09, 2019, 11:33:31 pm
From another walk in Rhododendron Gardens. Just love this place.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-DzzDSgg/0/6e0ff8d3/M/JMRO2332%20cropcopy-1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-63FHjZN/0/70f70207/M/JMRO2405%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-T83SdGB/0/b154057e/M/JMRO2469%20copy1000-M.jpg)

So Eric and others who asked before, can see the scene before I moved the camera.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-X8ZmL3P/0/8b4e63eb/M/JMRO2399%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-8fp6G6n/0/cc766671/M/JMRO2393%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 10, 2019, 06:17:46 am
John,
I think you should get LuLa to prepare an instructional video on your "camera-in-motion" techniques.
I envision scenes such as, "the straight upward sweep," "the slow left-hand swirl," etc., etc.

I would find it fascinating.

Cheers,
Eric
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 10, 2019, 11:01:37 pm
Not many interested in ICM, Eric. I have found most people give up because they expect immediate results.

Here are a few more from the Rhododendron park walk:

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-fv7mRb9/0/eeb2c529/M/June%209-%202019%20Breuckner%20Gardens_0085%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-9pNpjgt/0/808c5004/M/June%209-%202019%20Breuckner%20Gardens_0103%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-4bS3CtC/0/b3cc8a7e/M/June%209-%202019%20Breuckner%20Gardens_0064%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-d2tj7Fv/0/90ebc20c/M/June%209-%202019%20Breuckner%20Gardens_0076%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 11, 2019, 10:53:24 pm
More from Rhododendron Park:

JMR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-cL2cms8/0/fb4d36a4/M/JMRO2574%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-g3MWh8h/0/13a27950/M/JMRO2610%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 13, 2019, 01:12:02 pm
This one has wispy, windy look to it. But also a little ominous in bw. And one to show the awesome flowery garden.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-pzXJ27j/0/a918dc87/M/June%209-%202019%20Breuckner%20Gardens_0045%20bwcopy-1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Breukner-Gardens-2015/i-T2Q9jWr/0/38dea533/M/June%209-%202019%20Breuckner%20Gardens_0186%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 14, 2019, 10:25:09 pm
Experimenting.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Breukner-Gardens-2015/i-VZxPbf3/0/24e5ce57/M/JMRO2852%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Breukner-Gardens-2015/i-7qJND4V/0/9093f285/M/JMRO2820%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-dBSwZDv/0/f1633db9/M/June%202-%202018%20Breuckner%20Gardens_0102%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 14, 2019, 11:33:44 pm
More magic, John!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: degrub on June 15, 2019, 10:41:36 am
i like the B&W or monotone #1
The others seem more your typical style.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 15, 2019, 11:33:13 am
Thank you Eric and Degrub?. The first is a simple twist of camera and perhaps a double exposure, in camera. Not really sure because I took a series and exif data does not show info on multiple exposures.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 15, 2019, 02:12:44 pm
Aha! So EXIF hasn't caught up with John R.
Maybe you need to invest in the upcoming EXIF++, which will include an Art-speak essay plus a detailed description of exactly what was happening when you took the picture. 
(Example: "John's left foot got tangled in a Poison Ivy vine, causing him to trip. While falling, he accidentally pressed the shutter button twice, while twisting to avoid falling in the Poison Ivy patch...") 

 8)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 17, 2019, 08:19:25 am
From last evening walk in Rhododendron Park.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Breukner-Gardens-2015/i-cK8J9C7/0/5504eb03/M/JMRO3017%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Breukner-Gardens-2015/i-vTpQX8J/0/fa5b9d71/M/JMRO3039%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Breukner-Gardens-2015/i-Qzt8J9L/0/ffeaa2dd/M/JMRO2951%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 19, 2019, 12:51:54 am
A walk at RBG gardens. Very sunny so tried a few things, like bw high contrast filter called Bold Monochrome. You can get reasonable results provided you choose suitable subjects.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-5hNTNqB/0/8cf23b09/M/JMRO3240%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-RZs5cFS/0/3d78dec7/M/JMRO3194%20copy1000-M.jpg)

BW High contrast filter image:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-4hT9PTr/0/1526876b/M/JMRO3163%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on June 19, 2019, 02:22:50 am
(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-RZs5cFS/0/3d78dec7/M/JMRO3194%20copy1000-M.jpg)

That one hit the right balance again between pleasing abstract and just barely showing what it is. A true abstract impression.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 19, 2019, 02:31:33 pm
That one hit the right balance again between pleasing abstract and just barely showing what it is. A true abstract impression.
Thanks Oscar. When it comes to abstract vs. semi abstract, for me, abstract requires more thought and careful seeing, coupled with experimentation to get it just right. So I produce fewer of them.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 20, 2019, 03:30:47 pm
From same walk. Just completing the series.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-nHs28fn/0/0565f3de/M/JMRO3267%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-rTpXmVz/0/d178ebd4/M/JMRO3278%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-F778CGz/0/0f7983fb/M/JMRO3207%20copy1000-M.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 20, 2019, 07:02:40 pm
All good, as usual.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 20, 2019, 10:09:21 pm
All good, as usual.
Thanks Eric.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Martin Kristiansen on June 20, 2019, 11:48:32 pm
Really enjoy the images on this thread. Actually like the whole idea. Just have some fun with a camera on a daily walk. Wonderful.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 21, 2019, 07:31:15 pm
Really enjoy the images on this thread. Actually like the whole idea. Just have some fun with a camera on a daily walk. Wonderful.
Thanks Martin. At the end of the day, what's the point if you can't have fun with your photography. Perhaps if you are a pro, you have to find a way to marry the pro side with the fun side.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-bbM23pX/0/71c810d5/M/JMRO3154%20bwcopy-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 21, 2019, 11:35:25 pm
Tonight I walked in High Park with only 45 minutes of daylight left. It was semi-dark because the sun was behind a hill. I decided to shoot anyway as there was some glow. I spotted a coyote and was only able to get one shot of him at ISO 12800. Not much of a shot, but he sure looks ghostly. If only he had been between all those trees I photographed. BTW I shot in bw mode for coyote. It really is difficult to get the dark look in color.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-h3Zx8B7/0/f1ef645a/M/JMRO3389%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-vCn8hbJ/0/68af19bb/M/JMRO3347%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-2jsBxMb/0/1dc2e343/M/JMRO3339%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-2ztt6b3/0/a1986f0c/M/JMRO3370%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 22, 2019, 12:11:36 pm
With just a tiny bit of Photoshoppery you could insert the coyote into the middle of the tree scene in the second shot.

Good stuff as usual.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 24, 2019, 07:35:08 pm
Geranium stack, just for fun.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-PGw89Zh/0/44f76948/M/July%2025-%202018%20Geraniums_0658%20copystack-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 26, 2019, 02:04:23 pm
Started walking the creek again. But I am going to try other locations as time permits. It's just that the creek is close by.

JR

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(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-Jfq3tHJ/0/e74ad0f1/M/JMRO3692%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on June 26, 2019, 02:19:18 pm
Started walking the creek again. But I am going to try other locations as time permits. It's just that the creek is close by.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-3QBqxZj/0/7161c622/M/JMRO3686%20copy1000-M.jpg)

^ This!

Especially like the division created by the interesting shape of the road and the slanted natural elements on the left. The impressionist look of the figurines walking their dogs is golden.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 26, 2019, 07:36:39 pm
^ This!

Especially like the division created by the interesting shape of the road and the slanted natural elements on the left. The impressionist look of the figurines walking their dogs is golden.
Thanks Oscar.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 26, 2019, 11:06:30 pm
June 26, 2019, from walk in High Park. Taken in near darkness at ISO 12800. I noticed the lamps lighting these trees and then waited for a car to drive by and add more light. This is result.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-43923xn/0/4991ecf2/M/JMRO3821%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 26, 2019, 11:33:44 pm
Love it.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: brianrybolt on June 27, 2019, 06:20:22 am
June 26, 2019, from walk in High Park. Taken in near darkness at ISO 12800. I noticed the lamps lighting these trees and then waited for a car to drive by and add more light. This is result.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-43923xn/0/4991ecf2/M/JMRO3821%20copy1000-M.jpg)

Very spooky - really like it very much.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 27, 2019, 02:37:24 pm
Very spooky - really like it very much.
Thank you Brian!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 27, 2019, 02:55:07 pm
It is beginning to appear that some of these darker scene images are taking on a more painterly and water color look, especially those taken at high ISO's. All taken yesterday at High Park along with "spooky" image. Incidentally, these are taken without tripod. Sometimes it's a blessing.

JMR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-Rp29nVN/0/e951108e/M/June%2026-%202019%20High%20Park_0181%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-9Sr9NNG/0/577bb111/M/JMRO3765%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-DTJgpd4/0/7f8d8692/M/JMRO3805%20copy1-1000-M.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 28, 2019, 06:16:02 pm
June 28- 2019, playing in the rose garden.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-txvxx7N/0/a4e66aea/M/JMRO3901%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on June 29, 2019, 02:55:08 am
June 28- 2019, playing in the rose garden.

JR

Oh, no... What is it that you've been smoking this time???   :o


Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 29, 2019, 11:12:33 am
Oh, no... What is it that you've been smoking this time???   :o
Now, now, there is a rational explanation. This is a double exposure that was inverted in PP. While 95% of my ICM and multi-exposure images are more or less 'as is', I sometimes like to play with colors and other PP features. What I like about this image is the red stayed while the blur movements became muted. So to me it resembles a Japanese watercolor print.

Now back to inhaling... ;)

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on June 29, 2019, 11:36:30 am
Dunno? Reminds me of wallpaper or bedsheets, neither of which, directly or indirectly, associated with fine Japanese silk or corresponding patterns. Sorry. (But as daily walk experiment, it is a good attempt, mind you.)

However, this:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-9Sr9NNG/0/577bb111/M/JMRO3765%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)

I keep coming back to this one. The little stems at the bottom left create an interesting tension. It is overall impressionistic, since one can reasonably deduce what you're looking at, but for these little whatsamicallits!? Which triggers the Norwegian foresttroll imagination, so to speak. Do I hear some faint Peer Gynt suite playing in the background...?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 29, 2019, 04:03:04 pm
Dunno? Reminds me of wallpaper or bedsheets, neither of which, directly or indirectly, associated with fine Japanese silk or corresponding patterns. Sorry. (But as daily walk experiment, it is a good attempt, mind you.)
I agree. Just before I posted I noticed they look like my old bedsheets!

However, this:
I keep coming back to this one. The little stems at the bottom left create an interesting tension. It is overall impressionistic, since one can reasonably deduce what you're looking at, but for these little whatsamicallits!? Which triggers the Norwegian foresttroll imagination, so to speak. Do I hear some faint Peer Gynt suite playing in the background...?
Those squiggles are flowers that are squiggly because the camera is moved as the pan is made. It is bw conversion, which was made to look Ifra-red bw because I noticed that look made the image more impressionistic and ethereal.

Thanks for your interest and comments Oscar. BTW, I love Grieg. Who doesn't!

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 29, 2019, 10:32:46 pm
June 29- 2019- walk along the creek. As if being enveloped by light and shadow.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-XgNLnRG/0/f1b0d67b/M/JMRO3991%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 01, 2019, 09:02:58 am
June 30- 2019, Daily walk by the creek. Should have carried tripod. The light was golden on the water.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-6kx3F2n/0/181b920b/M/JMRO4219%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-z8qBCfz/0/9f9d29dc/M/JMRO4130%20copy1000-M.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 02, 2019, 12:09:21 am
July 1- 2019. Walk along creek. Little time so went by the water.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-ZbTGpnm/0/24e9be0b/M/JMRO4261%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-5QgpVdr/0/a50816b3/M/JMRO4286%20copycrop1000-M.jpg)

This could also go in abstracts:
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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 02, 2019, 09:33:47 am
The last of these six is the most "John R" to me, but they're all nice.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 02, 2019, 01:54:03 pm
The last of these six is the most "John R" to me, but they're all nice.
What...what... not John R...grrr- just kidding. Thanks for the comments. I like to change it up once in a while. I tend to photograph whatever comes my way. Here is one from the other day along the creek:

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 04, 2019, 02:49:26 pm
July 3- 2019, for walk along creek.

JR

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(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-jghn2Sr/0/a3a70632/M/July%203-%202019%20Etobicoke%20Valley_0072%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 04, 2019, 04:31:37 pm
You've got a good eye, even when you don't have the "shakes."   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 04, 2019, 06:32:19 pm
You've got a good eye, even when you don't have the "shakes."   ;)
Thanks Eric. That's what I tell newbees all the time, if you want to take good photos you need more than good shaky technique.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 09, 2019, 08:11:00 am
From a walk at Gairloch Gardens where roses beckon.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Oakville/i-WB3jhkR/0/d7a5d9f3/M/JMRO4909%20copy1-1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Oakville/i-QFh9BhT/0/f0009ecd/M/JMRO4892%20copy3-1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Oakville/i-njvs3m6/0/3721dc9c/M/JMRO4872%20gairloch%20copy1000-M.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 09, 2019, 10:58:52 am
More good stuff, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 09, 2019, 11:03:45 pm
What's that spy movie song called, "for your eyes only." Many thanks again Eric. Fact is, there are many fine photographers on this site. May be I will take a break. See what others post.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: James Clark on July 09, 2019, 11:18:59 pm
What's that spy movie song called, "for your eyes only." Many thanks again Eric. Fact is, there are many fine photographers on this site. May be I will take a break. See what others post.

JR

Not just Eric - this one of the threads I visit often.   I’ll try and comment more :)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 10, 2019, 10:43:42 am
Not just Eric - this one of the threads I visit often.   I’ll try and comment more :)
Thanks James. That's encouraging.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: James Clark on July 10, 2019, 10:56:27 am
Thanks James. That's encouraging.

JR

I love your abstract work - it's an area of photography that I've been spending more and more time with recently (though mine tends mainly, though not always, toward minimalist abstracts vs. your highly colorful compositions) - so I watch this AND the abstract thread closely.  I just haven't had much time to shoot anything but commercial architecture work in the last 6 months, so my own contributions are lacking. 

But I do enjoy yours.  Along with Slobodon's travel/architectural work and Rob's back catalogue, (And some of Ezra and Kitchen's stuff in the pro section) they're posts that most often make think about new ways of visualizing things.  (Which isn't to say that there aren't other great photographers here as well - there are - I just respond to what I've listed here)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 11, 2019, 11:23:54 am
From a walk in High Park.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-CQMMd4t/0/50098eac/M/JMRO5112%20copyblur1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-tHL2zcf/0/c63ff704/M/JMRO5247%20copy1000-M.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 12, 2019, 10:47:41 pm
July 12- 2019, from walk at RBG gardens.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-Ckbw2DH/0/6c4b2b0f/M/JMRO5309%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-QX5mMWz/0/14d7b7c4/M/JMRO5459%20copy1000-M.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: LesPalenik on July 13, 2019, 01:25:48 am
From a walk in High Park.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-CQMMd4t/0/50098eac/M/JMRO5112%20copyblur1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-tHL2zcf/0/c63ff704/M/JMRO5247%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-RjLLSDT/0/bcfdf485/M/JMRO5128%20copy1000-M.jpg)

Nice compositions on all three pictures, John
Are these the flowering onions?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 13, 2019, 06:23:09 pm
Thanks for the comments. Yes, they are flowering onions. High Park is still quite beautiful any time of the year; also the largest in the Toronto area. Unfortunately, the upkeep has gone down in the last few years due to cutbacks. Thanks for the comments.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 14, 2019, 11:06:47 am
Impressions - from RBG walk.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-7jLv7tn/0/43d53465/M/July12-%202019%20RBG-2_0244%20copy1000-M.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 15, 2019, 10:23:01 pm
More from RBG walk.

JR
 
(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-m9Vhxpb/0/c705de1b/M/JMRO3885%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-g3gcwnC/0/8cc5b71f/M/July12-%202019%20RBG-2_0356%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 17, 2019, 01:41:05 am
Also from RBG and James Gardens:

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-VNWXcds/0/a177fb01/M/July12-%202019%20RBG-2_0412%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-JKRssNL/0/582ec334/M/July%2017-%202019%20James%20Gardens_0594%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-d7zrmL2/0/3d631acf/M/JMRO6043%20unsharpcopy2-1000-M.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 18, 2019, 08:54:43 am
Visited and walked the creek last evening. There was a record rainfall in Toronto and as consequence, they actually yellow taped the entrances to the creek. Even the park area had some flooding. Just look at these seagulls acting like its bath time. But I did manage a few images.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-GvrTRnP/0/51f00d92/M/JMRO6238%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-PsRvMKf/0/c23149b8/M/JMRO6266%20copy1000-M.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 18, 2019, 11:03:42 am
Your daily walk is always a treasure.

When I go out with camera near my home, I think I should start asking myself, "What would John see here?"
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 20, 2019, 02:40:32 pm
Your daily walk is always a treasure.

When I go out with camera near my home, I think I should start asking myself, "What would John see here?"
Thanks Eric.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 20, 2019, 02:42:20 pm
From a second walk in James Gardens.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-VBh7zH5/0/fe6fce5f/M/JMRO6391%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-LTrwJDp/0/358d65da/M/July%2019-%202019%20James%20Gardens_0833%20copy1000-M.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Mark Nadler on July 20, 2019, 10:27:45 pm
Many of them are both attractive and interesting to look at.

mark
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 24, 2019, 04:24:55 pm
Many of them are both attractive and interesting to look at.

mark
Thanks Mark.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 24, 2019, 04:31:20 pm
From a walk in James Gardens... or should I say a crawl. The first gives an idea of the subject matter I was working with. But this is only the garden area. There a long trail that follows the Humber River. Both impressionist and abstract.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-8nFtF6F/0/9937aeec/M/JMRO6431%20copysharpen1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-25F9Hjs/0/716f1428/M/JMRO6599%20originalcopy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-rVRt3jG/0/a2a357ac/M/JMRO6567%20originalcopy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-HfFHJNK/0/f0009e6f/M/JMRO6570%20copy1000-M.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 24, 2019, 04:40:20 pm
Different moods, all good.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Martin Kristiansen on July 25, 2019, 12:45:55 am
I am still enjoying this project. At some point consider editing it down and doing some sequencing and curating. It’s really lovely in my opinion.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on July 25, 2019, 01:34:17 am
I am still enjoying this project. At some point consider editing it down and doing some sequencing and curating. It’s really lovely in my opinion.

+1, because it is interesting to follow the progression.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on July 25, 2019, 01:41:43 am
From a walk in James Gardens... or should I say a crawl. The first gives an idea of the subject matter I was working with. But this is only the garden area. There a long trail that follows the Humber River. Both impressionist and abstract.

JR

#3 and #5 seem to stand out where intrigue is concerned, as well as compositionally.

#1 I feel needs a different/stronger composition
#2 could maybe use a square crop to get rid of the top left green bit. Seems a bit unbalanced in color.
#4 nah, too video, too contrasty for my taste

imo, ymmv, c.e., etc...
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 25, 2019, 12:24:05 pm
I am still enjoying this project. At some point consider editing it down and doing some sequencing and curating. It’s really lovely in my opinion.
Thank you Eric, Martin and Oscar for your comments and interest. Martin, if I was doing a show, of course I would cull and edit my photos. But the idea is simply to show what I can do on some of my walks with the material I have. Right now I have too many responsibilities to go afar or try a more urban environment, such as downtown Toronto.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Martin Kristiansen on July 25, 2019, 02:25:35 pm
I think it’s great as it is. No need to go further. Just do it with your daily walk. It’s awesome

I walk my dogs every morning. Usually at 4:30. For a lot of the year I walk in total dark, just the street lights. You have inspired me to do something similar. It will be very different as I live in a fairly challenging place but it will be my daily walk.

I think you for the inspiration.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 25, 2019, 03:53:03 pm
I think it’s great as it is. No need to go further. Just do it with your daily walk. It’s awesome

I walk my dogs every morning. Usually at 4:30. For a lot of the year I walk in total dark, just the street lights. You have inspired me to do something similar. It will be very different as I live in a fairly challenging place but it will be my daily walk.

I think you for the inspiration.
Thank you again. I wish you luck and look forward to seeing what you come up with. The more you do this, the more you will come up with interesting ways to convey your everyday subject matter into something that is at least worth trying and looking at.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-s3MpPNt/0/cbe72687/M/JMRO6746%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 29, 2019, 11:03:15 am
From James Gardens walk, July 28.
 
(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-x9W5zp7/0/fd496284/M/July%2028-%202019%20James%20Gardens_1190%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-d28wTWT/0/4b8168ee/M/July%2028-%202019%20James%20Gardens_1175%20copy1000-M.jpg)

This last image is an accident. Had the camera in multiple exposure mode and didn't realize it.
Took image of clouds then a flower swirl and this is result. Not especially good,
but interesting and it gives me ideas!
(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-dM9mjJG/0/f8fb0341/M/July%2028-%202019%20James%20Gardens_1165%20copy3-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Arlen on July 29, 2019, 11:37:32 am
Pretty darned interesting for an accident. It reminds me of an orbital image of North America, with some giant space vortex spiraling down to a point on the west coast of southern Mexico.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 29, 2019, 11:38:30 pm
Your "accident" works better than most of my intentional shots.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 30, 2019, 12:58:55 pm
Hot and humid last night. Got bitten by mosquitos for the sake of art. If you stand still, they got you. Took a whirlwind tour, so to speak.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-Zk2Rn4t/0/34b2d357/M/JMRO7577%20cropcopy2-1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-PgPqXLW/0/53c1fe0e/M/JMRO7553%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-StpNKMZ/0/aaf72257/M/JMRO7583%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 30, 2019, 03:58:47 pm
I'm surprised the mosquitoes could keep up with you.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on July 31, 2019, 05:15:09 am
Hot and humid last night. Got bitten by mosquitos for the sake of art. If you stand still, they got you. Took a whirlwind tour, so to speak.

JR


I like them but I need some Dramamine pills…  :)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 31, 2019, 10:33:55 am
Thanks Francois and Eric.
These are from last night's walk at RBG in Burlington, Ontario.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-hRdgLTX/0/2ca431c5/M/JMRO7669%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-BnPPLgw/0/b614c676/M/JMRO7874%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-CcSgQG8/0/5b853aaa/M/JMRO7678%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 02, 2019, 03:15:59 pm
From Aug 1 at James Gardens (Lambton Woods and Humber Trail area.)

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-3GbCNnj/0/d7309075/M/Aug%201-%202019%20James%20Gardens_0153%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-tpcmP4c/0/2e992d86/M/JMRO8584-copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-dRt5d3g/0/5d466201/M/Aug%201-%202019%20James%20Gardens_0127%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-pS6J8KL/0/dab503b1/M/Aug%201-%202019%20James%20Gardens_0100%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 05, 2019, 10:49:52 am
Aug 4, Humber trail. Getting darker and the trail is darkish to begin with. Have to shoot at ISO 800 and up. Thinking about lugging a tripod.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-jrFjw4x/0/3bb4d03d/M/Aug%201-%202019%20James%20Gardens_0118%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-jFjzvgg/0/e123236f/M/JMRO8526-cropcopy-1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-bgCpvMS/0/b746ae73/M/JMRO8615-copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: armand on August 05, 2019, 11:01:45 am
I think they are too sharp for you  ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 05, 2019, 02:01:18 pm
I think they are too sharp for you  ;)
True.
Take the bicycles, for example. You clearly panned in the direction they were moving (i.e., the conventional way,) when the effect would be more interesting if you panned in the opposite direction.   :)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 06, 2019, 04:02:50 am
Thanks Armand and Eric. Ok back by popular demand, a blue moody night from last night's walk in High Park.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-QVcM8Bt/0/594e8b65/L/Aug-5--2019-High-Park_0301--L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 06, 2019, 11:08:35 am
Ooh! Yes!
Let's have more John R Noir!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 06, 2019, 09:31:18 pm
Ooh! Yes!
Let's have more John R Noir!
Thanks. I can't compete with Film Noir, so I produce JR Noir :D

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 07, 2019, 12:43:46 pm
From a walk in High park.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-cCMDKDb/0/80c47d7b/M/Aug-5--2019-High-Park_0198--M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-TgLS8Lf/0/78b82f62/M/Aug%205-%202019%20High%20Park_0194%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-sN3SVn3/0/4e9a5dbb/M/Aug-5--2019-High-Park_0222-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-BzMFJzM/0/22991a4c/M/Aug-5--2019-High-Park_0205--M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on August 07, 2019, 01:57:41 pm
#2 ++
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Kellerman on August 07, 2019, 04:08:52 pm
A delightful series - most enjoyable and clever.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 07, 2019, 05:10:51 pm
A delightful series - most enjoyable and clever.
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 08, 2019, 10:37:25 am
+1.
Thanks Russ, Eric and Eric. The walks keep the juices flowing and are good for my health.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 09, 2019, 10:51:36 pm
Today, Aug 9-2019, I walked a new trail, through Erindale park and Port Credit trail. In honor of the wild grapes and the graceful tendrils I found, I am having a glass of wine. Salut.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-44XqqPr/0/72f7b3d7/M/JMRO9376%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-qhZpM65/0/73e317c7/M/JMRO9436%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 09, 2019, 11:12:59 pm
I like them both.
But I have to comment that I think you may have accidentally turned off the "auto-blur" feature on your camera.   :D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 10, 2019, 12:11:46 am
I like them both.
But I have to comment that I think you may have accidentally turned off the "auto-blur" feature on your camera.   :D
My series was always meant to show variety with emphasis on what I like best. Lots of bokeh, that's blurry- no?  ;) Would you believe I was on low battery power? Or that I just wanted to let the grapes bask in the sun for a while? Thanks Eric.

JR

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 10, 2019, 09:28:07 am
I guess I should have said you turned off the "auto-foreground-blur."
The "auto-background-blur" is working perfectly.   ;D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 10, 2019, 11:43:03 am
I guess I should have said you turned off the "auto-foreground-blur."
The "auto-background-blur" is working perfectly.   ;D
You can take a man out of the creative zone, but you can't take the creativity out of the man. See here Eric, from last night.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-zjRnnR3/0/10578858/M/Aug%209-%202019%20Erindale%20Park%202_0099%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-hg8C8m4/0/743165b7/M/Aug%209-%202019%20Erindale%20Park_0075%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on August 10, 2019, 11:44:50 am
Good stuff, John. Both of 'em.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: mbaginy on August 10, 2019, 02:34:51 pm
Good stuff, John. Both of 'em.
+1
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on August 10, 2019, 02:35:17 pm
So, we had a bit of wind here today, and I see these plants in the backyard whisking about with the sun streaming through the leaves and thought: yeah, that screams JMR ICM. And sure enough...

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: mbaginy on August 10, 2019, 02:38:11 pm
Oh, that's a nice shot, ~ O ~!!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 10, 2019, 02:48:31 pm
+1
Thank you Russ and Mike.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 10, 2019, 02:55:14 pm
Oh, that's a nice shot, ~ O ~!!
Yes, really cool Oscar. Also try with backlighting, you get some really cool effects and amplified highlights strewn everywhere. Try also slow exposures (about 1 sec) when the wind is blowing, may produce wonderful ethereal effects! Welcome to the club.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 10, 2019, 05:20:11 pm
Good stuff, John. Both of 'em.
+2.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 10, 2019, 05:21:34 pm
Oh, that's a nice shot, ~ O ~!!
It sure is!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 11, 2019, 04:03:10 pm
From Erindale I discovered a field of tall grasses blowing in the wind and wild grapes
 which I already posted.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-zvgRRLL/0/62a3a713/M/Aug%209-%202019%20Erindale%20Park_0082%20copy1000-M.jpg)

From this new location, called Riverwood, I discovered a field of loosestrife and goldenrod;
and I like this location even more. It's where I took the abstract.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-cqHbspL/0/ce9ff479/M/Aug%2010-%202019%20Riverwood%20Cons_0175%20copy1000-M.jpg)

Sometimes dark and mysterious as I walk under a canopy of trees:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-Xg87Jc3/0/8022a37f/M/Aug%2010-%202019%20Riverwood%20Cons_0176%20copy1000-M.jpg)

And to think for years I never visited these places!

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 17, 2019, 11:24:03 am
From RBG walks:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-mPVPRQJ/0/adbf9975/M/Aug%208-%202019%20RBG_0405%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-TxFXNkP/0/d68383da/M/Aug%208-%202019%20RBG_0374%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-kqV8dHR/0/a4210349/M/Aug%208-%202019%20RBG_0424%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 21, 2019, 12:47:51 pm
Went on walk with a neighbour who wanted to learn photography. We headed to a park which has college campus on its grounds. As night fell we tried some crazy things I probably never would have tried using ISO 3200 and above- hand held! Who knew, sometimes these things come out.

JR

ISO 12800
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-bjCLRHg/0/036a1259/M/JMRO0180%20copy1000-M.jpg)

ISO 3200
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-JXj6Fqg/0/96986f3d/M/JMRO0177%20copy1000-M.jpg)

ISO 3200
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-FK8j6xH/0/4eec312b/M/JMRO0121%20copy3-1000-M.jpg)

ISO 3200 with gradient added
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-KdZzcQD/0/f2caf9ae/M/JMRO0164%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on August 21, 2019, 12:54:32 pm
The stair railing without stairs. Now that's a cracker...
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 23, 2019, 02:45:52 pm
The stair railing without stairs. Now that's a cracker...
Thanks Oscar. Yesterday I was out showing someone how to look for simple elements like light on structures and
then try incorporate it as past of your image. This combined with a gradient produced this image:

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-mxwkwqh/0/6e4ca8e6/M/JMRO0266%20bwcopy-1000-M.jpg)

And this one. She said, "told you I would stop for you one day."
(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-kGKkqWJ/0/87312e9a/M/Aug%2023-%202019%20James%20Gardens_0105%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)

And this one taken with cell phone on way home.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-nCsC3T4/0/abeb9df7/M/20190823_151837%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 26, 2019, 11:20:01 am
On walk in park with a friend...

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-zvqQmFj/0/42e143e0/L/JMRO0406%20panoview1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 28, 2019, 09:29:36 pm
Another on walk with my friend, this time using tripod for about a 2 sec. exposure.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-SXnz2dt/0/990df3cd/L/JMRO0503%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 04, 2019, 12:10:09 am
From today's walk at James Gardens. From the soft and subtle to the harshness of BW bold experimentation.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-6vxXFfZ/0/a0312ed9/L/JMRO0589%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-TVZLTfC/0/5c99f8b0/L/JMRO0524%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)

I think this is overpowering. It looks like flash lit shot. But I will give it a try in downtown Toronto on sunny day.
You Never know.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-gpMQ6NR/0/5b58bb8a/L/Sept%203-%202019%20James%20Gardens_0165%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 04, 2019, 06:17:08 am
I like 1 and 2, but 3 is too harsh (sharp) for me. I have to take off my glasses to view it, and then it looks like 2.  ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on September 04, 2019, 06:53:40 am
I disagree. I think #3 is what makes you realize you've finally sobered up.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 04, 2019, 12:45:57 pm
I disagree. I think #3 is what makes you realize you've finally sobered up.
Exactly. I said, hmm, what would Russ do with this new bold black filter. Why he would shoot sober. So I did. But in my pocket, I kept the ICM filter which is irrepressible, as you can plainly see. Thanks guys.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 04, 2019, 01:31:14 pm
I disagree. I think #3 is what makes you realize you've finally sobered up.
Now why would I want to sober up?    :D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on September 04, 2019, 07:41:24 pm
John, I should have mentioned that I really like that picture. Just shows that if you'd get that intermittently defective lens fixed you could do really excellent work.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 05, 2019, 12:01:02 am
John, I should have mentioned that I really like that picture. Just shows that if you'd get that intermittently defective lens fixed you could do really excellent work.
Thanks Russ. Just for fun, how about a compromise, half bokeh, half in focus. Taken on tonight's walk.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-KJdGgCS/0/3948e5f7/L/JMRO0619%20copy3-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-VTc8Tjd/0/06de9b80/L/JMRO0707%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-zsJmjsv/0/879e5bac/L/JMRO0724%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on September 05, 2019, 06:01:34 am
Ahhh. Love 'em.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 05, 2019, 08:37:16 am
Good stuff.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on September 05, 2019, 12:36:13 pm
Hi John, Sometimes I do the selective focus thing too.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 05, 2019, 06:14:21 pm
Nice ones, Russ.
Now if you took another of the fungus while spinning the camera like a yoyo, you might get something more like a typical John R.   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on September 05, 2019, 07:42:20 pm
Actually, I think one of John's lens elements flops against another one from time to time.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 05, 2019, 08:47:13 pm
Actually, I think one of John's lens elements flops against another one from time to time.
You found me out. Or like Granny, of the Beverly Hill Billies, I just jump around once I take a swig of elixir. Russ your area and subjects are so different from mine. But you do this all the time with your people images to great effect. It is nice when you find an ordinary subject and can use shallow depth of field to give it a new look, and a bokeh counterpoint, if you find an interesting background.

It seems my website really crunches the images and turns the darks to black. Oh well.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-qRFZ5CF/0/581cc5cb/L/JMRO9844%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: degrub on September 05, 2019, 09:01:02 pm
Hi John, Sometimes I do the selective focus thing too.

Is that with your Pen or the D810 ?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on September 06, 2019, 06:56:52 am
Both were with the D750.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on September 06, 2019, 07:48:36 am
You found me out. Or like Granny, of the Beverly Hill Billies, I just jump around once I take a swig of elixir. Russ your area and subjects are so different from mine. But you do this all the time with your people images to great effect. It is nice when you find an ordinary subject and can use shallow depth of field to give it a new look, and a bokeh counterpoint, if you find an interesting background.

It seems my website really crunches the images and turns the darks to black. Oh well.

Hi John, Thanks for the pat on the back. Believe it or not, I appreciate more of your pictures than I normally let on. One problem with photographic abstracts -- to my mind at least -- is that I think you can do abstracts far more effectively with painting or drawing than you can with a camera. But, as I say, that's a personal opinion, and I might have trouble supporting it if it came right down to a discussion with examples. But yes, people are my favorite thing, and people abstracts usually fall short. But then, there's Picasso's "Frugal Repast" which distorts the people in a way that makes the whole thing immensely effective.

I wish I could do a daily walk as you do. But this summer in Florida has been hot enough to knock you down when you step outside the door. I normally do at least a weekly walk in the mall, but I'm hoping winter will set in with a vengeance down here -- soon!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 06, 2019, 04:04:46 pm
This one is from a walk of two weeks ago. Been working on it. Almost trashed it, but now I think it turned out fine.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-QFnk2MV/0/09fe5862/L/Aug%2014-%202019%20Riverwood%20Cons_0243%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 06, 2019, 04:33:16 pm
A nice photo-impressionist shot.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 08, 2019, 11:26:58 pm
A nice photo-impressionist shot.
Thank you Eric.

And now for those who must brave the night and and cool winds.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-KJTv592/0/1848b11c/L/JMRO0918%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 09, 2019, 06:16:58 am
That is one great shot!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 09, 2019, 08:14:16 pm
From James Gardens.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-HXPj3Z5/0/fc05c020/L/Sept%208-%202019%20James%20Gardens_0204%20copy3-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-pTNFmzG/0/bc13ab4f/L/Sept%208-%202019%20James%20Gardens_0168%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-5LpS6bK/0/bd571d35/L/Aug%2014-%202019%20Riverwood%20Cons_0222%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 10, 2019, 10:57:11 am
The bold bw filter is back for more experimentation. Still have to try in urban environment on sunny day. Should make for some interesting high contrasty images.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-NzKGRPm/0/3b0bb1ae/L/Sept%209-%202019%20James%20Gardens_0309%20bwbold1-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on September 10, 2019, 11:37:19 am
There you go, John. Very nice. Camera worked properly too.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 10, 2019, 07:25:11 pm
There you go, John. Very nice. Camera worked properly too.
Thanks Russ, I think. Does that mean you won't mind seeing this image of a photographer-friend caught in a whirlwind. And unlike me, he still managed to take a stable image...what with his new stabilized camera and all ;)

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-vtFd78j/0/460cf949/L/Oct%2015-%202013%20Rockwood%20180%20copy3-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 11, 2019, 10:01:13 am
Squeezing out as much as I can from this park before the summer ends.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-VZRhVW9/0/b2d90721/L/Sept%209-%202019%20James%20Gardens_0225%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-RFtZNNn/0/83cec654/L/Sept%209-%202019%20James%20Gardens_0319%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-3hVvw5L/0/56369e7e/L/Sept%209-%202019%20James%20Gardens_0239%20copy3-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 20, 2019, 01:18:36 am
As I mentioned on abstract thread, I was experimenting with a bold bw filter that my Pentax camera has as feature. I think the honeymoon is over. It works by taking existing highlights and whites, and existing darks and blacks and pushing them to extremes. So when a subtle and soft highlight appears it turns it into a gaudy almost burned out highlight. Not for me. Although as you will see, it created one fine abstract that was suitable for such treatment because of extreme highlight on a white background. Came out like a slide. Expose for the highlight and let the darks go black.

JR

the suitable candidate
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-BXfWZPr/0/0703e9e1/L/JMRO1631%20copy1000-L.jpg)

These were originally subtle highlights. I had to reduce the light to make them appear acceptable after using Bold filter.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-Z4CZ3df/0/c342d715/L/JMRO1592%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

reprise from abstract thread.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-tvKfFPh/0/4b88280e/L/JMRO1640%20bwcopy2-1000-L.jpg)

Gave up and tried a simple bw with IR treatment.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-H4HK4SP/0/98cce754/L/JMRO1571%20bwcopy3-1000-L.jpg)


Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 24, 2019, 10:17:14 am
From RBG walk.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-Jqg8RHq/0/cd9b9e89/L/JMRO1654%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on September 24, 2019, 10:22:45 am
Those poor flowers. Fading away. But they'll be remembered in their fading beauty. Or is that camera motion beauty?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 24, 2019, 11:44:09 am
Those poor flowers. Fading away. But they'll be remembered in their fading beauty. Or is that camera motion beauty?
I will let you decide. This is the scene, all of them straight jpegs out of the camera, more or less. I gave up on Raw files. Thanks for noticing Russ.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-bbsC3VX/0/515a7acb/L/JMRO1645%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on September 24, 2019, 03:07:29 pm
Absolutely lovely, John. Why shake 'em? They're just gorgeous in their natural state, and you caught perfect light. Bravo!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 25, 2019, 06:24:27 am
I get it, John.
You just jiggled the negative in the enlarger during the print exposure.    ;D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 25, 2019, 09:44:07 am
Thanks guys. But "nice" shots are a dime a dozen. Did those in my slide days. After a while you realize that you should pursue what interests you and make it as aesthetic and artistic as possible. And as you can readily see I do take "nice" shots anyway. Now to indoors with a hint of mystique and whitewash, the last of my bold bw filter experiments in near darkness.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Pictorials/i-ghV3Rvg/0/d5d0657b/L/JMRO1987%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Pictorials/i-pgtJRnT/0/7981c9d9/L/JMRO1238%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Pictorials/i-3tBL6nN/0/9f32f1e1/L/JMRO1621%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on September 25, 2019, 11:21:04 am
Hi John,

As I’ve said before: If you want “aesthetic and artistic as possible,” grab a brush and learn to paint. The camera is not a paintbrush. To me, the camera was invented to memorialize the human condition as it moves forward in time and fails to improve in any way other than the complexity of its mechanisms. The camera also can be used to record nature, but in the long run, who cares? Ansel’s Half Dome hasn’t changed since he shot it. If you’re interested you can go there and see the real thing. If you want truly “aesthetic and artistic” nature you turn to Bierstadt. Compared with abstraction in paint, abstraction in photography is laughable. As I said in “What's Photography For? (http://www.russ-lewis.com/essays/WhatisPhotographyFor.html)”: “The camera is a recording instrument. It's not the kind of tool that lets you express your own ideas about what reality should look like. If you're careful it can give you images that are pretty, sometimes verging on beautiful. But it's very difficult to make it give you an image that'll grab you and shake you with a transcendent, spiritual experience – that sudden flash that goes beyond anyone's ability to describe or explain. And that's really what art is about. It's not about making records of things.”

By the way, I never used, nor would I ever use the term “nice,” unless I were deliberately knocking something.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 27, 2019, 04:39:04 pm
Things are starting turn, and it is still near home. Just a ten minute drive.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-M7jKj6x/0/34a76984/L/JMRO2048%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-wv5mmXs/0/66f8c1d0/L/JMRO2025%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-qRHcQTr/0/a2b4f199/L/JMRO2027%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: 32BT on September 29, 2019, 01:24:56 am
Things are starting turn, and it is still near home. Just a ten minute drive.

Don't know why you were squeezing every possible opportunity out of the summer. This season seems to serve you just as well.

#1 and #3 work absolutely beautifully. Maybe lighten the tree stems in #1 slightly for a bit more balance. The curved movement in #3 works brilliantly to corroborate with the subject: the turning of the season, the turning of colors and eventual shedding of leaves by autumn storms.

Other than that: please keep squeezing all seasons and move that camera as desired. You are getting ever closer to becoming a true "painter of light", which, as I understand it, is exactly the meaning of "photography".
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 29, 2019, 01:08:47 pm
Don't know why you were squeezing every possible opportunity out of the summer. This season seems to serve you just as well.

#1 and #3 work absolutely beautifully. Maybe lighten the tree stems in #1 slightly for a bit more balance. The curved movement in #3 works brilliantly to corroborate with the subject: the turning of the season, the turning of colors and eventual shedding of leaves by autumn storms.

Other than that: please keep squeezing all seasons and move that camera as desired. You are getting ever closer to becoming a true "painter of light", which, as I understand it, is exactly the meaning of "photography".
Thanks Oscar. I think I will lighten the stems. I should have used the paint and layer technique, I probably would have done a better job of lightening all the dark areas. I am not able to go out as much as I like due to other responsibilities, that's why I want to squeeze as much as I can out of summer subjects and flowers with the time I have.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 29, 2019, 04:13:19 pm
Harking back to one my favorite places, known as The Badlands of Cheltenham. They closed the Badlands to the public and reopened them last year. But you are not allowed to walk on the Badlands as before. Ironically, these images are from the landscapes around the Badlands.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-DctNLhr/0/b329a7ac/L/Aug%203-%202013%20Caledon%20049%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-CgDQ8Pn/0/f9a2409b/L/Aug%203-%202013%20Caledon%20111%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Rob C on September 29, 2019, 04:55:08 pm
Love the lower image, so clean.

Rob

P.S. I am fooled every time I read the title "Daily Walk". It's too close to something very much else, and possibly equally exhausting.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on September 29, 2019, 07:47:40 pm
Love the lower image, so clean.

+1
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 30, 2019, 01:48:39 pm
Thanks Rob and Russ. Still waiting for a little more color, like last year. The blue in the cloud comes from the blue sky:

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-9PRspcp/0/3a4d53f6/L/Aug%205-2013%20RBG%20045%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: armand on September 30, 2019, 02:05:23 pm
Thanks Rob and Russ. Still waiting for a little more color, like last year. The blue in the cloud comes from the blue sky:

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-9PRspcp/0/3a4d53f6/L/Aug%205-2013%20RBG%20045%20copy1000-L.jpg)

This is very nice!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 30, 2019, 10:59:25 pm
This is very nice!
Thanks Armand.
 
JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 02, 2019, 09:04:20 am
Just experimenting to see what I could bring out in near darkness.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-LNtkZmk/0/339a0ac4/L/July%2020-12%20HP%20375%20bwcopy3-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 02, 2019, 09:36:48 am
Hi John, Put the camera on a tripod. Use a cable release. Pick an adequate aperture for the depth of field you want. Set ISO at the sensor's default (the optimum). If you're shooting with a DSLR, raise the mirror separately and wait at least 5 seconds before you trip the shutter. That'll help to bring out things hidden by darkness, and eliminate the motion damage.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Rob C on October 02, 2019, 09:38:31 am
Hi John, Put the camera on a tripod. Use a cable release. Pick an adequate aperture for the depth of field you want. Set ISO at the sensor's default (the optimum). If you're shooting with a DSLR, raise the mirror separately and wait at least 5 seconds before you trip the shutter. That'll help to bring out things hidden by darkness, and eliminate the motion damage.

:-)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 02, 2019, 01:20:40 pm
"Motion damage" Russ?
That's the whole point of it!    ;D


Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Rob C on October 02, 2019, 05:43:31 pm
"Motion damage" Russ?
That's the whole point of it!    ;D


At least you know the photographer used film; shame he dropped the cassette onto hard ground and that the emulsion moved so much. Happens in hot climes, which was why we used to use cooler bags.

:-(
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 02, 2019, 07:42:16 pm
 8)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 02, 2019, 09:08:48 pm

At least you know the photographer used film; shame he dropped the cassette onto hard ground and that the emulsion moved so much. Happens in hot climes, which was why we used to use cooler bags.

:-(
I am really enjoying all this notoriety. But I do have some modesty. Only the Polaroid films could take credit for film that was amenable to manipulation the way Rob describes it. And those that did were really artists playing around with film, you know, like Hockney. But I am just poor boy in photography circles, so...let me go...let me go... ;) At least I know Eric is willing to let me go.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 02, 2019, 11:27:14 pm
What? Playing Hockey with film???

Oh! You said Hockney...  :D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 03, 2019, 10:19:23 am
What? Playing Hockey with film???

Oh! You said Hockney...  :D
Ha ha, yes Hockney. And if you saw the Photo styles forum you would see the interesting sites I posted. I think you will find Hockney's use of photography to express his visual impressions quite interesting. He also made paintings from his photographic collages. He mixes perspectives and yet creates the illusion of one perspective. Quite amazing and intriguing work. Have a look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WmvQEug3Sw

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 04, 2019, 01:53:30 pm
I mused, why don't I let the subject create the impressions for me. At least my tripod appreciates it.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-3WfgwMc/0/2033c48e/L/Aug%2019-12%20Great%20Falls-2%20072%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 04, 2019, 03:00:25 pm
Nice, John. You got that lens fixed.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 07, 2019, 08:48:02 am
Surreal. Experimentation always gets the better part of me.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-n4NDk3w/0/df2202d2/L/Oct%206-%202019%20High%20Park_0622%20bwcopy4-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Pictorials/i-Ck2328J/0/e61cc4e0/L/JMRO2088%20sharpcopy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 07, 2019, 03:29:44 pm
Yes on #2. That's good seeing. No on #1. Looks like six beers too many.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 07, 2019, 05:47:50 pm
Yes on #1. That's creative seeing.
#2 is pretty good, too.  ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 08, 2019, 02:18:53 pm
Thank you for your input, Russ and Eric.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 10, 2019, 03:48:30 pm
From a scouting walk at Rockwood. Made the mistake of leaving the tripod behind so most of my images turned out too soft. And I had to use high ISO's. The moral is, don't be lazy like me!

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rockwood-Conservation-Scotts/i-CMWq5Cg/0/1c6f5055/M/JMRO2586%20copy1000-M.jpg)

from the crazy bold bw filter
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rockwood-Conservation-Scotts/i-QKPr7qK/0/ef256f58/M/JMRO2691%20bwhardcopy-1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rockwood-Conservation-Scotts/i-c4BGjLn/0/5b5f63f8/M/JMRO2793%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rockwood-Conservation-Scotts/i-6jCmBqq/0/d794070d/M/JMRO2798%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rockwood-Conservation-Scotts/i-kfLWgtc/0/126f63a7/M/JMRO2669%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 10, 2019, 06:01:31 pm
1 and 4 are just right for softness.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 10, 2019, 07:46:10 pm
I like 'em all, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 11, 2019, 11:45:01 am
Thank you for the comments, Russ and Eric. Always appreciated. This holds even if you don't always like the work. We are all different after all.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 12, 2019, 11:26:02 pm
Along with the images posted in the 'abstract' thread, here are some more images from my walk at Glen Haffey.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-zKdvVP3/0/d732d2a2/M/Oct%2011-%202019%20Glen%20Haffey_0040%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-7JwXn7S/0/bf0f5ad2/M/Oct%2011-%202019%20Glen%20Haffey_0033%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-QPbcCrj/0/7a3efc68/L/Oct%2011-%202019%20Glen%20Haffey_0003%20copy1000-L.jpg)

Not a great moon shot but wasn't expecting to see it that day. Lovely just to see the golden moon.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-Xvgbz6R/0/acd74ff6/M/Oct%2011-%202019%20Glen%20Haffey_0165%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 13, 2019, 08:16:01 am
The third is the weakest of these for me. It could have been taken by almost anyone.
The others are just fine.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 13, 2019, 08:58:49 am
The third is the weakest of these for me. It could have been taken by almost anyone.
The others are just fine.
I am flattered Eric, but you are getting spoiled! Have to mix and match, it's part of the Daily Walk routine I hope.

Nevertheless, here are two more:

JR

from James Gardens
(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-phxf2dC/0/1745213a/L/JMRO2875%20copy1000-L.jpg)

from Glen Haffey
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-jWcZJmW/0/c92b98dc/L/Oct%2011-%202019%20Glen%20Haffey_0150%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 13, 2019, 09:13:38 am
The first is a classic JMR.
The second is almost as good. 
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 13, 2019, 11:56:14 am
The first is a classic JMR.
The second is almost as good.
Thanks Eric. Wanted to create the same look as the first but it was difficult to control the movement of camera with such a long lens- the 50-300 zoom. I broke the shorter zoom, so time to get a new one.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 13, 2019, 12:00:19 pm
Hit a tree while swinging it around wildly during a 30-second exposure?  :D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 13, 2019, 11:05:26 pm
From today's walk at Terra Cotta. I like the soft ephemeral look, so except for some hot whites on the trunks, I left it as is.
The second is sandwich of ICM and straight shot.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Hilton-Falls/i-z8Fz4cV/0/dba13243/L/JMRO3484%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Hilton-Falls/i-Zj83VM8/0/f2bcb962/L/JMRO3551%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 14, 2019, 06:22:54 am
I've got to get me one of those ICM accessories for my camera.   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 14, 2019, 11:14:10 pm
Visited Mount Nemo today with my brother. It is northwest of Toronto. A fine conservation area.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Hilton-Falls/i-WvkCRHd/0/cbfb8a73/L/JMRO3752%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Hilton-Falls/i-gFmzwSb/0/0fffbe39/L/JMRO3556%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Hilton-Falls/i-9xK3m99/0/332ebb0b/L/JMRO3772%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 15, 2019, 09:50:09 am
All three are superb.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 20, 2019, 07:04:37 am
From Oct 19, Glen Haffey.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-Vb2wX4m/0/946dab68/L/JMRO3844%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 20, 2019, 02:26:22 pm
From Terra Cotta, Oct 20.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-zSdhmLv/0/69a3c6c4/L/JMRO4059%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-X9hpntB/0/12d7fcb5/L/JMRO4178%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-XCwpn76/0/4340ce79/L/JMRO4064%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 20, 2019, 03:21:18 pm
Lovely, John, especially the first one before you dropped the camera.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 20, 2019, 07:15:42 pm
Lovely, John, especially the first one before you dropped the camera.
Oh well Russ. Thanks for the comments and interest anyway. I have many "straight" shots, but somehow at this time in my history, prefer something more abstract or impressionist. The fog shots added an air of mood and mystery.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 20, 2019, 07:44:28 pm
Very nice, John. But I can't resist pulling your chain from time to time.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 20, 2019, 08:57:01 pm
More from Terra Cotta:

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-ZLk7H9V/0/53485207/L/JMRO4037%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-M3PLGqK/0/23594af1/L/JMRO4169%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 21, 2019, 05:51:59 am
Love the first one.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 21, 2019, 09:50:11 am
Love the first one.
Thanks Russ. The first shot of the road was taken quite different than usual -  no broken camera. I walked during a 1 to 2 second exposure. This is the result.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 21, 2019, 10:13:35 am
It's a very good result, John. I look at that and think it'd make a great illustration in a kid's story about a magic road.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: D Fuller on October 21, 2019, 03:50:48 pm
Visited Mount Nemo today with my brother. It is northwest of Toronto. A fine conservation area.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Hilton-Falls/i-gFmzwSb/0/0fffbe39/L/JMRO3556%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)


I love this one particularly. It reminds me of asian watercolors.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 21, 2019, 05:15:44 pm
Love the first one.
Me too!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 21, 2019, 10:38:33 pm
Thank you Dave and Eric.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 21, 2019, 10:40:54 pm
Oct 21- 2019, High Park.

JR
Edit: added a few.

A little soft due to wind and diffraction.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-QTdLLn5/0/33bb33fa/M/JMRO4522%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-v6dx4mK/0/5e90bf68/M/JMRO4272%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-hm25Z2H/0/1958f0f1/M/JMRO4463%20copy1000-M.jpg)

Ethereal but Wild
(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-tmm2r6M/0/824469f4/M/JMRO4467%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 22, 2019, 10:14:58 am
Now that one is indeed different, but nice.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 22, 2019, 10:46:40 am
Now that one is indeed different, but nice.
Thanks Eric. My eyes are just not what they used to be. It sure looked sharp on the camera screen. Whole areas are quite soft when enlarged. The left branch is completely soft due to insufficient depth of field. See this vertical which I like more than the landscape version.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-SFjTpCH/0/5b7aca28/L/JMRO4539%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 25, 2019, 10:27:02 am
High Park, Oct 24. The colors this year are amazing!

Bold and somewhat wild and abstract.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-jj8XsGn/0/d0bdb7e7/L/JMRO4723%20copy3-1000-L.jpg)

Bold, less abstract
(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-cQbcTbz/0/d090b78e/L/JMRO4758%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

Softer and more subtle
(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-VzkVcfw/0/a7d0ecac/L/JMRO4872%20copy1soft-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 29, 2019, 01:57:02 pm
The hills of Cheltenham are still out of bounds, but I am able to get images of the surrounding area.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Landscape-Impressions/i-9Dt4cfg/0/099e86b6/L/Caledon%20214%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 29, 2019, 02:59:44 pm
Light and forms are just perfect in this one.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 29, 2019, 11:15:27 pm
Light and forms are just perfect in this one.
Thank you Eric!

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 31, 2019, 04:25:41 pm
Along the creek, just before the big rains of today.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-mVxSck9/0/3a5b9b9f/L/JMRO5036%20copy1000b-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-NdsVp3N/0/3579409f/L/JMRO4946%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 31, 2019, 04:40:45 pm
Nice. Did you train your cell phone to wiggle, or did you revert to using a (blush) camera?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 31, 2019, 07:56:59 pm
Nice. Did you train your cell phone to wiggle, or did you revert to using a (blush) camera?
Of course, Eric. Like the faddish mood rings of old, when I blush it gets transmitted to my camera - and voila, all becomes rosy.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 01, 2019, 06:00:16 am
 
Of course, Eric. Like the faddish mood rings of old, when I blush it gets transmitted to my camera - and voila, all becomes rosy.

JR
;D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 03, 2019, 10:52:46 pm
Nov 3- 2019. The winds are whipping up and combining to produce some pretty wild, but still painterly images.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-X6pJJS3/0/b6db09e4/L/JMRO5111%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-34DXfJC/0/7c442b0b/L/JMRO5124%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Arlen on November 03, 2019, 11:30:55 pm
I love this one particularly. It reminds me of asian watercolors.

Me, too. It is quite lovely.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Martin Kristiansen on November 03, 2019, 11:37:15 pm
I continue to enjoy these images immensely.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 03, 2019, 11:41:41 pm
I continue to enjoy these images immensely.
Hey, thank you Martin.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on November 05, 2019, 07:01:24 am
I continue to enjoy these images immensely.

Yes, me too. I found them relaxing!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 05, 2019, 09:35:20 am
Nov 3- 2019. The winds are whipping up and combining to produce some pretty wild, but still painterly images.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-X6pJJS3/0/b6db09e4/L/JMRO5111%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-34DXfJC/0/7c442b0b/L/JMRO5124%20copy1000-L.jpg)
I'm a big fan of these as you know, John, but I must say that the first of these two is extraordinarily expressive. Bravo!
-Eric
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 05, 2019, 12:27:17 pm
Thank you Eric! Although I can produce what I call 'ordinary' ICM, pretty much with one or two shots, to make something more expressive takes more effort, concentration, and trial and error. I added some grain to the trunks:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-SHz2z9j/0/f972b151/L/Nov%204-%202019%20High%20Park_0052%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 05, 2019, 06:37:18 pm
You really should do a book of these.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 06, 2019, 11:21:23 pm
Again, thanks Eric. Maybe someday a book will emerge. For now, here is another image from the walk in High Park. Getting very cold and blustery this year. This is somewhat different from past years where we enjoyed almost late summer weather well into November.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-PKgvJ9c/0/7538bd59/L/Nov%204-%202019%20High%20Park_0036%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 15, 2019, 12:02:34 pm
One shows the old weathered me; the other how I feel. Such is life.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-f58X2RG/0/f5fd58ba/L/Nov%2021-10%20HP%20069%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-W8CW6VZ/0/4be4e14d/L/Nov%208-10%20HP%20025%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on November 15, 2019, 01:55:27 pm
Good stuff, John. A leaf that's recognizable as a leaf. Well done.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 15, 2019, 04:14:10 pm
Good stuff, John. A leaf that's recognizable as a leaf. Well done.
Russ the holes in the leaf are eyes trying to wink at you and lure you from the literal to the impressionist world :) They winked at me some years ago. Thanks for the comments.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 15, 2019, 05:32:09 pm
I can certainly identify with the holes in that leaf.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 17, 2019, 07:41:31 pm
Soon the festival of lights will be on at City Hall and we will do walk arounds. This is one for starters.

Shadowplay.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Front-St-Walk-Toronto/i-WkWKzhh/0/e46b70a8/L/March%2011-%202018%20Downtown%20Toronto_0080%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on November 17, 2019, 07:47:24 pm
Good starter, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 18, 2019, 08:47:51 pm
Here are some that I just found that I obviously missed as I go through my regular yearly culling. I think we all take too many images.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-XjFjC4v/0/f04e5432/M/Haliburton%20area%20082%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-LfVLZkG/0/b40938ff/M/Little%20Hawk%20Lake%20187%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Autumn-2015/i-jC7nC7v/0/fbc58c4e/M/Haliburton%20area%20021%20copycrop1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 18, 2019, 09:51:41 pm
These are nice.

I don't take too many images; these days I just take too many bad images.   :(
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 18, 2019, 10:43:54 pm
These are nice.

I don't take too many images; these days I just take too many bad images.   :(
I understand. But your passion for photography and the many images and comments you make still comes through. Wishing the best for you :)

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 19, 2019, 10:45:06 am
Thanks, John.
Your images are always a pleasure.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Rajan Parrikar on November 19, 2019, 12:08:36 pm
John, the first of the three is a beauty.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 19, 2019, 12:35:30 pm
John, the first of the three is a beauty.
Thanks Rajan.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 20, 2019, 11:01:33 pm
The more I try to capture the landscape, the smaller or bigger I feel. Sometimes both.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Badlands-of-Caledon/i-SbXxGDq/0/658c8ed2/M/April%202-12%20Badlands%20022%20bwcopy-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 21, 2019, 08:28:10 pm
Nice.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on November 22, 2019, 07:07:32 am
+1. Good shooting, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 24, 2019, 06:51:40 am
Thanks guys. More from the walk at Rockwood Conservation:

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rockwood-Conservation-Scotts/i-Xs8Z8MQ/0/d8760391/M/JMRO2586%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rockwood-Conservation-Scotts/i-72wmCGj/0/ebc9d4fb/M/JMRO2606%20bwcopy2-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 24, 2019, 02:08:29 pm
Nov 24, a walk in High Park.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Winter-in-High-Park-2013/i-WQhCtjQ/0/e22ecb3b/M/JMRO5631%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Winter-in-High-Park-2013/i-dzzLFrR/0/13ac584f/M/JMRO5686%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 26, 2019, 01:58:50 pm
More from my walk at High Park.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Winter-in-High-Park-2013/i-vVrhn87/0/44b06228/M/JMRO5564%20copy1000-M.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on November 26, 2019, 02:26:03 pm
I like the last one, John. Good shooting.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 26, 2019, 03:17:11 pm
I like the last one, John. Good shooting.
Yup.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on December 02, 2019, 03:45:37 pm
Winter is here. If only I can get my photo friends to go out with me after a storm. Can Johnnie come out and play?

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Winter-in-High-Park-2013/i-6Gnx2d4/0/0404dd38/M/Dec%2015-%202013%20High%20Park%20012%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 02, 2019, 04:56:58 pm
We just had our first real snowstorm of the season last night. About five inches of snow fallowed by rain and sleet, leaving us with an ugly, slushy mess this morning.

Round 2 of the storm is expected tonight, all snow this time, so maybe it will be worth taking the camera out.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on December 02, 2019, 11:39:19 pm
We just had our first real snowstorm of the season last night. About five inches of snow fallowed by rain and sleet, leaving us with an ugly, slushy mess this morning.

Round 2 of the storm is expected tonight, all snow this time, so maybe it will be worth taking the camera out.
What you were freezing like these berries?

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-a-winters-day/i-WsK2fQT/0/2e5abbe4/M/Dec%2025-%202013%20winter%20berries%20043%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 03, 2019, 12:04:09 pm
Brrrrr.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on December 03, 2019, 12:06:10 pm
Good stuff, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on December 07, 2019, 12:41:18 pm
Thanks Eric and Russ. We have at least one ice storm per year.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on December 07, 2019, 12:44:27 pm
High Park just keeps on giving. And the winter light is wonderful all day long because the sun hangs so low in the sky. I even left the some of the blue cast for ambiance.

JR

Winter says, it's my turn.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-BfhDf2d/0/33e92d7c/L/JMRO5809%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-bd2P8PQ/0/9d91722e/L/JMRO5860%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-bFzTSWK/0/ce196697/L/JMRO5939%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-rn7STjQ/0/c826d22c/L/JMRO6010%20copy3-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on December 07, 2019, 03:04:22 pm
Fine stuff, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on December 08, 2019, 10:46:11 am
Fine stuff, John.
Thanks Russ.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on December 08, 2019, 11:57:34 am
Winter may sometimes be bleak, but it can also be graphic. From High Park.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-HSWZTHc/0/24acfa5a/L/JMRO5877%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on December 08, 2019, 05:00:54 pm
Added a few more from High Park. These softer images go better together, like a set.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-t3PTPLV/0/5d294159/L/JMRO5548%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-Jm2ML4p/0/fc2091fd/L/JMRO5554%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-t5HbzHr/0/dc1f3696/L/JMRO5614%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 09, 2019, 06:04:29 am
Very nice set.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on December 13, 2019, 08:43:19 am
A composite combined with multiple exposure.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Algonquin-Area-Autumn-2014/i-kwT9C8S/0/27c8c239/L/Sept%2028-%202014%20Algonquin%20Area%20649%20bwcopy-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on December 13, 2019, 08:57:13 am
Good one, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 13, 2019, 01:58:32 pm
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on December 13, 2019, 08:12:27 pm
Thanks, Eric and Russ.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on December 19, 2019, 02:53:03 pm
Cleaning out my files. Found this one.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Autumn-2015/i-GzpFfmS/0/e8dd220a/L/Oct%2011-13-08%20095%20copyorton2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on December 19, 2019, 03:00:54 pm
Another good one, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 19, 2019, 07:31:17 pm
Another good one, John.
Yes it is,
Even if the camera was stationary.   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: degrub on December 19, 2019, 09:18:14 pm
Yes it is,
Even if the camera was stationary.   ;)

Oh yeah.... sweet !
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on December 20, 2019, 10:31:40 am
Thank you gentlemen. Got up late from a long night. Had a coffee and what should I see. From about 30 minutes ago. A walk around the house...?

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Pictorials/i-cjchWxz/0/77546fb9/O/JMR_0013%20copy1000.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on December 20, 2019, 10:48:35 am
Good one, John. Looks as if your camera finally is fixed.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 20, 2019, 04:53:01 pm
Good one, John. Looks as if your camera finally is fixed.
Or maybe the wind wasn't blowing so hard.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on December 21, 2019, 05:51:57 am
Good one, John. Looks as if your camera finally is fixed.

There's still some lines although they aren't as vertical…

A very nice shot, by the way!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on December 21, 2019, 02:36:38 pm
Thanks for the comments guys. I try to photograph whatever comes my way.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 21, 2019, 02:47:14 pm
Thanks for the comments guys. I try to photograph whatever comes my way.

JR
I've tried that, too, but I've gotten too many photos of my left foot.   :(
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Michael West on December 22, 2019, 07:52:29 pm
As always, thank you Eric and Francois for you comments and interest. I was going to post this next image in the 'abstracts' thread but it was part of my walk, so here it goes. The sun did shine for me last night ;)
 

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-K2NphWb/0/add7b87a/M/IMG_0014%20July%2025-%202018%20Etobicoke%20Valley%20copy1000-M.jpg)

seldom have I seen  such similar clouds

(https://i.ibb.co/r2fLRr8/twins-aloft-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: degrub on December 22, 2019, 08:30:33 pm
Eagles in flight !
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 22, 2019, 08:45:47 pm
That was my thought too.

Maybe they actually were albino eagles and John did some of his camera-movement magic to get this effect.   ;)

Anyway, really neat pix.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on December 31, 2019, 03:13:06 pm
You don't know if things will work when you are experimenting. But if you don't try you will never know. These, despite their obvious unrealistic rendering, nevertheless have a painterly quality to them which I like. Basically these are multiple exposures done in brightness mode. That's what makes them so colourful, and the highlights, brighter than usual.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-8gLnXL7/0/efd76fc2/M/July%201-%202014%20James%20Gardens%20012%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-3nnHM52/0/27cd462d/M/July%201-%202014%20James%20Gardens%20187%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-VfTVs6N/0/deb64224/M/July%201-%202014%20James%20Gardens%20129%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 01, 2020, 12:01:55 pm
Your experiments are always fascinating, John.
I like these!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on January 02, 2020, 01:07:31 am
Your experiments are always fascinating, John.
I like these!
Thanks for looking and commenting. These kinds of images look much better and have more impact on larger scale. If the image is interesting and well taken, of course!!

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on January 21, 2020, 02:58:27 am
I shovelled for two hours yesterday. My muscles ache. So to help soothe my aching body I thought of this summer flower with its ethereal qualities. But I confess what really helped is that my neighbor let me borrow his snow removal machine.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Pictorials/i-TwnQV9T/0/cdee6fd7/L/Aug%2014-11%20Aroias-garden%20017%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on January 21, 2020, 07:27:37 am
Well done, John. It's lovely.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on January 22, 2020, 04:42:20 am
I shovelled for two hours yesterday. My muscles ache. So to help soothe my aching body I thought of this summer flower with its ethereal qualities. But I confess what really helped is that my neighbor let me borrow his snow removal machine.

JR


Swamped in pink! Wonderful, I love it!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on January 22, 2020, 03:50:29 pm
Well done, John. It's lovely.

Swamped in pink! Wonderful, I love it!
Thanks Russ and Francois.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Rob C on January 22, 2020, 05:09:11 pm
Anyone who can shovel snow for two hours and lives to tell the tale must be insanely healthy!

Five minutes would wipe me out, not that that is relative to sanity, just health. But on the other hand...
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 03, 2020, 10:06:10 am
Been walking for at least two weeks now. Most of my stuff is on abstracts thread, but for the remainder, it will be here.
These are straight out of the camera in mode called bold monochrome. Not suitable for many subjects but I experiment.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-NqxCw7f/0/c783b910/M/bwcopy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-qmbPdHG/0/7d9b8b5e/M/JMR_1180%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on April 03, 2020, 10:59:43 am
Good experiment, John. That car looks as if it belongs on your namesake street in Detroit.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 03, 2020, 11:14:22 am
You've got a good model, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 03, 2020, 03:37:46 pm
Thanks guys. Yes it does look gritty Russ. But in fact, it's a place that fixes up cars for the local movie and TV industries. Some fabulous cars.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 04, 2020, 09:30:25 am
Almost home, last block...harsh shadows everywhere...and what should I espy.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-sQ4NWNn/0/fb706b0d/L/IMG_0030%20copy1000-L.jpg)

posted in abstracts but actually taken on daily walk.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-2zj6c4C/0/89e75c0a/L/JMR_1530%20copy3-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-8wPhJ8H/0/9baa7d24/M/JMR_1537%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-DDpTdLP/0/76c416c1/M/JMR_1474%20bwcopy2-1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-Vf2fmMM/0/71238349/M/JMR_1629%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Rob C on April 04, 2020, 10:02:44 am
Thanks guys. Yes it does look gritty Russ. But in fact, it's a place that fixes up cars for the local movie and TV industries. Some fabulous cars.

JR


Isn't it kind of ironic that a country that made such interesting car designs has opted for the jelly mould or, alternatively, flying brick model?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 07, 2020, 08:10:46 pm
These were also taken in the last two weeks or so. Can't really get out to parks, they are closed.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-CcfvR2x/0/8460d878/M/JMR_0494%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-SnLt4Vh/0/68bf560b/M/April%206-%202020%20walk_0326%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-vSv4hwR/0/19ba14aa/M/JMR_1317%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 18, 2020, 04:50:40 am
Street-wise images. On my walks to and from the grocery store.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-vQkTZq2/0/b9353fb1/M/JMR_1438%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-kQ6PNZq/0/ddff8e9b/M/JMR_1448%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-C77HLzw/0/afe0402e/M/JMR_1464%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 19, 2020, 04:32:39 pm
Both nice.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 19, 2020, 05:42:40 pm
Both nice.
Thanks. I was getting worried about you. I am still waiting for you to take your first go-slow walks.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 20, 2020, 12:51:31 pm
Last of the light allowed me to get these.

JR


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-xSnVFv4/0/3f88fbe8/M/April%2019-%202020%20Walk_0629%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-WN7Ccgt/0/6e4e65d0/M/April%2019-%202020%20Walk_0625%20cropcopy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 20, 2020, 02:43:39 pm
Man, you got the craziest cars in your neighborhood!!!

Like!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on April 20, 2020, 02:55:56 pm
Really good shooting, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 20, 2020, 03:20:27 pm
Man, you got the craziest cars in your neighborhood!!!

Like!
Indeed, c-r-a-z-y man! Thanks.

Really good shooting, John.
Thanks Russ. But sooner or later, blurs are coming....
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 20, 2020, 05:22:06 pm
Thanks Russ. But sooner or later, blurs are coming....
Russ, I think the blurs come when he forgets to wash his lenses for a while. Or maybe it's when he washes them in the dishwasher.   ;D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 20, 2020, 10:02:47 pm
Eric, if you are going to talk trash about my images, speak loud and clear so that all these wall "mikes" can pick up what you are saying. Then I can provide a neat and tidy response 8)

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-drMN3Vr/0/802d32b1/L/JMR_1651%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 21, 2020, 10:52:27 am
Does one of those mikes NOT go directly to the CIA?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 21, 2020, 09:19:03 pm
Does one of those mikes NOT go directly to the CIA?
Sorry Eric, I can neither confirm nor deny your speculations. It is my policy not to disclose how or why I take my photos ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 22, 2020, 09:35:45 pm
As you can see my daily walks have caused me to grow roots in my neighbourhood. Moss may not grow on a rolling stone, but walking sure makes one think.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-fnPgCvc/0/70e60668/L/JMR_1753%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on April 23, 2020, 07:51:56 am
Looks like the last two shots may be related, both are a bit scary!
I like them both a lot!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 23, 2020, 10:34:22 am
Thanks Francois. Probably never would have noticed the shadows if not for this crisis.

JR

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 23, 2020, 10:40:03 am
I changed my route on return trip from the grocers and discovered these in late afternoon light.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-CHPTsPM/0/be6ca8f1/L/April%2022-%202020%20Walk_0697%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-WxBgtX4/0/21556faa/L/April%2022-%202020%20Walk_0701%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 23, 2020, 05:42:29 pm
Beauts, both.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on April 23, 2020, 07:45:19 pm
Good shooting, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 24, 2020, 10:38:18 am
Thanks Russ and Eric. Sometimes it pays to change your route.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 24, 2020, 09:02:17 pm
I should square things up a bit.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-PW3Wc3B/0/b9546657/L/April%2022-%202020%20Walk_0702%20squarecopy3-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on April 25, 2020, 08:47:54 am
Square but not quite Mondrian-like yet…
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 25, 2020, 09:52:50 am
Square but not quite Mondrian-like yet…
Thanks for introducing me to Mondrian, a name and style of work, I have never known before. Of course, I am acquainted with the kind of work, but never knew it was a style or that came from Mondrian. His work in our times reminds me of digital artifacts and the concepts of 0's and 1's in information technology. Seems he loved Jazz  (disorder and free-form) and balance and order, and combined them. That was worth investigating. Thanks Francois.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on April 25, 2020, 10:06:00 am
"Chez Mondrian." A picture in Mondrian's house by Cartier-Bresson who was a friend.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on April 25, 2020, 11:10:48 am
"Chez Mondrian." A picture in Mondrian's house by Cartier-Bresson who was a friend.

Geometric shapes… Superb image.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 28, 2020, 05:09:47 pm
A little bit of industrial design goes a long way for me.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-Mqf6QZh/0/5678eee2/M/JMR_1415%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-CvBVVMc/0/a675d5be/M/April%2022-%202020%20Walk_0730%20copy1000-M.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: James Clark on April 28, 2020, 05:30:44 pm
Love the third (flag-like) one!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Rob C on April 28, 2020, 05:54:33 pm
Love the third (flag-like) one!


For me, the one above the flag: the column, which would also have enjoyed the 6x6 treatment and a slip to the right.

I really must get into the "critique" business: it's all so easy to do, this second-guessing! Do you think there's a future in it?

:-)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 28, 2020, 07:48:51 pm
They are all good, but the one that grabs me most right now is the yellow pipes with the yellow barricade around them.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 29, 2020, 01:57:51 pm

For me, the one above the flag: the column, which would also have enjoyed the 6x6 treatment and a slip to the right.

I really must get into the "critique" business: it's all so easy to do, this second-guessing! Do you think there's a future in it?

:-)
Rob, I enjoy my health care so I think I will stay slightly to the left, if you don't mind. But seriously, my observation with you 6x6 guys is that you tend to like what you worked with for many years. FWIW, I did a wee bit of 6x6 slides and simply adapted. Did the same with 4x5 and cell phone 2x5. Now I tend to like 4x6 having worked with it for so many years, though I agree with many that 4x5 is probably the ideal format. So here is square fix for you from the industrial establishment, so to speak.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-GRMQTjD/0/991df7eb/L/JMR_2107%20bwsquare-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 29, 2020, 02:20:43 pm
They are all good, but the one that grabs me most right now is the yellow pipes with the yellow barricade around them.
Thanks Eric. the yellow gas pipe lines are not as abstract as the other stuff I post, but I really do like it as an abstraction of part of a commercial-industrial setting.

Love the third (flag-like) one!
Thank, Salute.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Rob C on April 29, 2020, 02:44:48 pm
Rob, I enjoy my health care so I think I will stay slightly to the left, if you don't mind. But seriously, my observation with you 6x6 guys is that you tend to like what you worked with for many years. FWIW, I did a wee bit of 6x6 slides and simply adapted. Did the same with 4x5 and cell phone 2x5. Now I tend to like 4x6 having worked with it for so many years, though I agree with many that 4x5 is probably the ideal format. So here is square fix for you from the industrial establishment, so to speak.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-4JXHsfq/0/d7715dcb/L/JMR_2107%20bwsquare-1000-L.jpg)


That's why I love both the square and the standard 135 format of 2x3.

Both have their uses and moments; in my case, the 6x6 camera was always a tripod-mounted device except for the Rollei TLR which had no mirror bounce [being heavy(ish), and with a Synchro Compur shutter, it was very handheld-friendly].  If it did have mirror bounce, you had a serious problem with your viewfinder!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 30, 2020, 10:45:33 pm
Maybe Keith is right, these are times. A little spoof on industrial image making, inspired by Eric, who sometimes posts creative images.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-V9jtFM9/0/c9463c43/M/JMR_2254%20rest%20in%20peace2-bw1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 01, 2020, 12:26:57 pm
Excellent, John!

It reminds me (slightly) of a snap I took of the trash dumpster in the parking lot of the synagogue across the street form us.
Right next to the dumpster was a sign "Reserved for Rabbi."
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 01, 2020, 03:51:30 pm
Excellent, John!

It reminds me (slightly) of a snap I took of the trash dumpster in the parking lot of the synagogue across the street form us.
Right next to the dumpster was a sign "Reserved for Rabbi."
Thanks Eric. A little fun nowadays goes a long way.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 01, 2020, 03:59:50 pm
Experimenting and having some fun with my industrial images from the last few days.
Here are two which could easily go into the abstract section. These can and have been
cropped six ways to Sunday, depending on what I want to emphasize.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-3HtQK7N/0/a67702d9/L/JMR_2271%20half-bwcopy3-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-Qv3MNTZ/0/d074e9f5/L/JMR_2270%20halfbwcopy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: armand on May 01, 2020, 04:04:18 pm
Experimenting and having some fun with my industrial images from the last few days.
Here are two which could easily go into the abstract section. These can and have been
cropped six ways to Sunday, depending on what I want to emphasize.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-3HtQK7N/0/a67702d9/L/JMR_2271%20half-bwcopy3-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-Qv3MNTZ/0/d074e9f5/L/JMR_2270%20halfbwcopy2-1000-L.jpg)

These are very good!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 01, 2020, 05:46:29 pm
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 02, 2020, 12:26:09 am
Hey, thanks Armand and Eric. My walks, in addition to expanding my photography, have the added benefit of giving me some much needed exercise.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on May 02, 2020, 10:24:55 am
Hi John, The last one is excellent. We know what those things are, but the juxtaposition is an abstraction of a sort. I'm with you on the exercise. Without the camera to entice me out I'd probably be in a wheel chair from lack of exercise.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Rob C on May 02, 2020, 02:14:45 pm
Hi John, The last one is excellent. We know what those things are, but the juxtaposition is an abstraction of a sort. I'm with you on the exercise. Without the camera to entice me out I'd probably be in a wheel chair from lack of exercise.

As long as it's got a V8...

;-)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 02, 2020, 02:21:40 pm

As long as it's got a V8...

;-)
Surely, you mean the tomato drink 8)

Hi John, The last one is excellent. We know what those things are, but the juxtaposition is an abstraction of a sort. I'm with you on the exercise. Without the camera to entice me out I'd probably be in a wheel chair from lack of exercise.
Thanks Russ. But if I can't call them abstracts what can I call them? It's really two exercises in one: don't forget visual composing! And while you are contemplating that, its back to exercising for me. Wait...where's my grocery list...
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 04, 2020, 12:54:48 pm
More from walk in the industrial/commercial areas.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 05, 2020, 04:51:46 pm
A walk along the Queensway.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on May 05, 2020, 07:38:08 pm
Two good ones, John. Good shooting.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 07, 2020, 03:43:07 am
Two good ones, John. Good shooting.
Thank you Russ. The guys in the coffee corner should go out more often and stretch their legs. It has the added benefit of making you taller.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-cCsgHst/0/e4b2d35a/M/JMR_2970%20contrastcopy2-1000-M.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 07, 2020, 08:32:30 am
Nice, as always.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 08, 2020, 05:26:18 pm
Twilight at the gas station. Just for fun, of course.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 10, 2020, 05:26:04 am
I was hoping the bus would move forward so that red line could go right across the bottom and be nice counterpoint to the yellows and blues. No luck. But I still like it.

JR

Edit, red elongated.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-gdPxFfR/0/220a2849/M/JMR_2698%20copy3-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 10, 2020, 09:47:18 am
A little PhotoShop work would do it easily. Copy the bus and move it to the right edge, so that with the original it makes a long bus.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 10, 2020, 01:17:44 pm
A little PhotoShop work would do it easily. Copy the bus and move it to the right edge, so that with the original it makes a long bus.
Thanks Eric. You made me relearn old tricks. It worked.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 10, 2020, 03:02:08 pm
I've posted similar images, but I really like this one because all the shadows came together nicely.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-vpNkD45/0/59aaacc1/M/JMR_2621%20bwcopy2-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on May 10, 2020, 03:05:51 pm
John, I have a hunch Lee Friedlander would appreciate your stuff. Are you familiar with his work?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 10, 2020, 03:44:02 pm
John, I have a hunch Lee Friedlander would appreciate your stuff. Are you familiar with his work?
I've seen the name but can't say I have seen or am familiar with his work. I will look him up.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 11, 2020, 09:18:25 am
Do look him up.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 11, 2020, 09:50:21 pm
Light and shadow:

JR

On Church steps.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-srNrr3W/0/012e544e/M/May%204-%202020%20Walk_0096%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)

Sometimes harsh shadows can really help define a subject.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-8PBp6sQ/0/97dbf0a9/M/May%204-%202020%20Walk_0100%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 13, 2020, 06:43:14 pm
Rising above the fray... to see the clouds of course.

JR

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(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-H2RWG6G/0/edd815f0/M/JMR_3115%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on May 13, 2020, 07:35:48 pm
Good shooting, John. Friedlander would love that last one. I'd agree with him.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 14, 2020, 08:23:26 am
Yes, that is a real gem.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 14, 2020, 10:47:24 am
Thanks guys. I had a tough time choosing between the the bw and the colour. See above. They both look great because the image is so graphic.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 14, 2020, 05:04:48 pm
When you walk the same route, you never know what will catch your eye.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-JkJXTRp/0/8a74c81a/M/JMR_3217%20halfbwcopy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 17, 2020, 10:07:22 am
Was finally able to get into a park where I could sink my teeth into some ICM on this wonderful spring day. About 2 hours ago, in fact. Just have to keep my distance.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-4FgsMWj/0/947fd53a/L/JMR_3478%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 17, 2020, 11:48:08 am
It's nice to see you using your Russ Lewis Blurry Lens again.
It looks as if you kept a good 6 feet away from your subjects.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 17, 2020, 06:07:39 pm
It's nice to see you using your Russ Lewis Blurry Lens again.
It looks as if you kept a good 6 feet away from your subjects.
If you won't tell, I won't tell. Thanks Eric.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 18, 2020, 06:07:20 pm
A walk around a mixed, commercial-industrial area. Taken before the rain storm of last night and today.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-Xx4KWW8/0/bab24f28/M/JMR_3300%20bwfull-cropcopy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-cjV7ZMX/0/f9ac5c6c/M/JMR_3333%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 18, 2020, 07:30:13 pm
You do have a good eye, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on May 18, 2020, 07:37:31 pm
+1
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 19, 2020, 03:39:52 am
Thank you Russ and Eric. Now I will tell my wife and brother that Eric and Russ said I have at least one good eye! The other will have to wait for my new glasses 8)

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: KLaban on May 19, 2020, 03:44:09 am
Particularly like the second, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 19, 2020, 10:14:22 am
Particularly like the second, John.
Thanks Keith. Hoping to get out to some park soon. But I am enjoying the industrial walks and the results.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 20, 2020, 07:33:18 pm
They opened the parks with social distancing this past weekend.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on May 20, 2020, 07:37:29 pm
John. Yes. #2 is very fine. Is it a straight shot or a composite?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 20, 2020, 07:40:53 pm
John. Yes. #2 is very fine. Is it a straight shot or a composite?
You ask Houdini to reveal his secrets?

I agree on #2.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 20, 2020, 09:52:28 pm
You ask Houdini to reveal his secrets?

I agree on #2.
Now, now boys, it's a straight shot. No magic, except of course the magic of fine early spring day. I was shooting patterns and reflections when some geese swam by. I would pick a pattern and wait for them to swim into the viewfinder.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 22, 2020, 12:27:26 am
Ah, the newness and vibrancy of the greens of early spring. You can smell it. Luckily they opened up the parks to capture some of it.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-2hq2c6c/0/9b24fc1c/L/JMR_3513%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Rob C on May 22, 2020, 05:52:57 am
Ah, the newness and vibrancy of the greens of early spring. You can smell it. Luckily they opened up the parks to capture some of it.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-2hq2c6c/0/9b24fc1c/L/JMR_3513%20copy1000-L.jpg)

I really like this one; the treatment works well with it, and the colours are so fresh!

And guess what: the JMR actually adds equilibrium!

;-)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on May 22, 2020, 08:34:28 am
Good one, John. Like Rob, I really like it.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 22, 2020, 04:19:37 pm
Thanks, Rob and Russ. It has been a such cool spring that most of the vegetation has been delayed. But in the last three days alone, everything is coming out so fast, like springing into early summer and bypassing most of the gradual changes of early spring. I really miss those changes. It's the only time you can see the beauty of the forest right through the young leaves and vegetation, before it becomes fulsome and blocks most of the light.
 
JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 22, 2020, 08:01:33 pm
Good one, John. Like Rob, I really like it.
Me too.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 23, 2020, 01:46:03 am
Owing to Rob's post I learned how to spell equilibrium: there is no 'a' in the word. But that lesson disrupted my equilibrium. And look at the results. I am spinning out of control.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-5QDKqb3/0/00cf239f/M/May%2021-%202020%20Etobicoke%20Creek%20walk_0221%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-qhdH2pP/0/2099c149/M/May%2021-%202020%20Etobicoke%20Creek%20walk_0093%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 25, 2020, 12:15:20 pm
Yes, Spring is here!

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-LpW48p8/0/64e7b8a8/M/JMR_4442%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-zkbM6dn/0/2ab14a1f/M/JMR_4465%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 25, 2020, 07:37:02 pm
More endless creativity. Good stuff, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on May 26, 2020, 08:14:01 am
More endless creativity. Good stuff, John.

YES!!!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: sdwilsonsct on May 26, 2020, 09:16:22 am
I especially like the spinning poplar.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 26, 2020, 09:54:54 am
I especially like the spinning poplar.
I think John was giving that poplar dance lessons for quite a while before he was ready to photograph it.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on May 26, 2020, 10:27:14 am
I like the spinning poplar too, but I wonder if the camera survived the fall.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 26, 2020, 02:42:30 pm
Well, thank you gentleman. Such concern for dancing trees and my ever humble Pentax camera. The trees never scold
me or get upset if I take their picture. Even when their doing a sultry dance.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-7Rn2F42/0/00f9a0cd/L/May%2025-%202020%20Etobicoke%20Creek_0028%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 26, 2020, 02:47:05 pm
Very sultry.
But I wonder how the JMR stays sharp and focused?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 27, 2020, 08:13:47 am
Okay, a glimpse of the forest.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-BTnnjDv/0/48f9478e/M/JMR_4440%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 27, 2020, 08:27:09 am
Nice.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on May 28, 2020, 06:49:03 am
Okay, a glimpse of the forest.

JR


I love it. The details in the shadows are revealed gradually (like good food or your favourite wine)!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 28, 2020, 05:27:03 pm
Thanks Francois and Eric. This is same shot as before. But this one is a straight shot with shallow depth of field and one leaf being lit against the others in dark shade.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 29, 2020, 12:04:24 am
The dark areas are in shade and help create contrast and mystery. Like the the black fox I saw carrying what appeared to be rat as he darted through the brush in the dark shade.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on May 29, 2020, 07:02:43 am
Yes!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 29, 2020, 11:04:50 am
Yes!
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 31, 2020, 02:08:51 am
Thanks again Russ and Eric. It started as walk after a rain, and for all the world, it appears to turn into a walk in the garden of Eden.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on May 31, 2020, 08:25:55 am
No
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 31, 2020, 08:58:55 am
Yes.
(I have to disagree with Russ from time to time just so I won't forget how to.)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 31, 2020, 05:00:03 pm
Yes.
(I have to disagree with Russ from time to time just so I won't forget how to.)
Doesn't matter, I appreciate the attention and the comments. The reaction I get from most people who see my ICM images are favorable, followed by, "They look like paintings. How did you do those?"

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 01, 2020, 09:19:59 pm
Springtime flourish.

JR

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(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-VmTVP6P/0/fec66dc5/L/JMR_5089%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 02, 2020, 12:54:49 pm
Cool!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: KLaban on June 03, 2020, 03:31:29 am
No

Russ, I'd give the image a definite yes which just goes to show how subjective these judgements are.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on June 03, 2020, 09:29:10 am
You're right, Keith. That's true of all sorts of things. Interesting, though, that some photographs, poems, musical compositions, paintings, etc., appeal to huge numbers of people while others go thud. I find some of John's work very interesting, but at heart I believe an abstract image has to come from a paintbrush. A camera's far too objective, even when you wave it around during the exposure. All that does is show that you waved the camera around during exposure -- not exactly an abstract idea -- or result.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: KLaban on June 03, 2020, 09:43:22 am
True enough, Russ, but I particularly liked the image, in part at least because it wasn't obviously a result of waving the camera around during the exposure.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on June 03, 2020, 09:47:35 am
Fair enough, Keith, and those are the ones John does that I like best. And I didn't compliment John on his May 31st trees. Should have. That's one I do like. So here's "bravo," John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 04, 2020, 03:37:32 pm
You're right, Keith. That's true of all sorts of things. Interesting, though, that some photographs, poems, musical compositions, paintings, etc., appeal to huge numbers of people while others go thud. I find some of John's work very interesting, but at heart I believe an abstract image has to come from a paintbrush. A camera's far too objective, even when you wave it around during the exposure. All that does is show that you waved the camera around during exposure -- not exactly an abstract idea -- or result.
I agree Russ. But images that are non-representational but still identifiable, have to be called something. They may not be abstract in the traditional art sense, but I think they are still akin to being abstract. I would not consider most of my ICM images as abstracts but have to place them somewhere. They are certainly not realistic. It is very difficult to take "abstract" images that meet the traditional definition and still be good enough to interest people. And Russ, please don't stop critiquing even if you don't like my images. It is always interesting and sometimes enlightening to learn why people may like, or not like your images. Again thanks for the interest and comments.

What are these? Identifiable yes; but still abstract?
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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on June 04, 2020, 03:44:50 pm
Well, I like both of these, John. And you're right. Neither is abstract.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 04, 2020, 03:59:57 pm
True enough, Russ, but I particularly liked the image, in part at least because it wasn't obviously a result of waving the camera around during the exposure.
Thanks Keith. I only wave the camera around when experimenting. When I want a certain look or think a subject may be worth experimenting on, I employ my experience to bring out the result I want. In most cases you really need to know what you are doing.

JR

Or you can get lucky, as in luck favours those who are prepared and try anyway.
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(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-wR4wb36/0/1cf7e293/M/JMR_5001%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 05, 2020, 11:23:47 pm
Playful.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 06, 2020, 02:08:04 pm
Nice irises.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 07, 2020, 02:24:29 pm
Nice irises.
Thanks Eric. I think the irises need company.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-ctPpz5t/0/f252336f/M/JMR_5464%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 07, 2020, 06:18:52 pm
I can't identify those, so does that make it a true abstract?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 07, 2020, 11:19:20 pm
I can't identify those, so does that make it a true abstract?
In that case, let me continue the ambiguity.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-QCwzK4B/0/18fbca4d/M/JMR_5639%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 08, 2020, 05:08:28 pm
Got it: Luminous Doughnuts!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 08, 2020, 07:48:12 pm
We can't have trees making and promoting doughnuts in public parks. Very bad diet. So lets walk it all off. In style, of course.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-N6HGsWm/0/08dd713f/M/JMR_5855%20copy1000-M.jpg)

And you can turn back once you reach the haunted part of the forest.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-ZcG3WB6/0/dac7d824/M/JMR_5586%20copy2-1000-M.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 08, 2020, 11:42:03 pm
Nice ghosts.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on June 09, 2020, 09:22:14 am
+1
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Chris Kern on June 09, 2020, 03:29:41 pm
. . . at heart I believe an abstract image has to come from a paintbrush. A camera's far too objective . . .

But images that are non-representational but still identifiable, have to be called something. They may not be abstract in the traditional art sense, but I think they are still akin to being abstract.

I think abstraction in photography must be thought of as having a different meaning than abstraction in painting for precisely the reason Russ Lewis states: a camera is an inherently literal tool for representing the world.  For me, to refer to an "abstract photograph" involves using abstract in the sense of the word that means summarizing something or extracting the essential part of it.  An abstract painting is unconstrained only by the artist's imagination and the fundamental properties of a two-dimensional space* while an abstract photograph, absent massive manipulation in post-processing, represents an attempt by the photographer to depict a real-world subject that actually appeared in front of the camera in a novel, not-entirely-literal way.

―――
*Of course, some painting media at least partially escape the boundaries of two dimensions: e.g., heavily-textured oil pigments.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 09, 2020, 10:27:39 pm
I think abstraction in photography must be thought of as having a different meaning than abstraction in painting for precisely the reason Russ Lewis states: a camera is an inherently literal tool for representing the world.  For me, to refer to an "abstract photograph" involves using abstract in the sense of the word that means summarizing something or extracting the essential part of it.  An abstract painting is unconstrained only by the artist's imagination and the fundamental properties of a two-dimensional space* while an abstract photograph, absent massive manipulation in post-processing, represents an attempt by the photographer to depict a real-world subject that actually appeared in front of the camera in a novel, not-entirely-literal way.

―――
*Of course, some painting media at least partially escape the boundaries of two dimensions: e.g., heavily-textured oil pigments.
Thanks for the input Chris. I would like to point out, that although I agree with you and Russ, if you look all over the internet, "abstracts" is what most people are calling non-representational imagery. Many sites have a gallery called 'abstracts.' There are many abstract photography competitions. So you may win the definition battle, but the use of the term abstract for non-representational, non-literal imagery, is now ubiquitous in photographic circles.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 09, 2020, 10:40:47 pm
Same tree. Two different renditions.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-mnsmhZQ/0/0acff804/M/JMR_5577%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-L3Fmj4R/0/674a9bd6/L/June%206-%202020%20Lambton%20woods_0002%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Chris Kern on June 09, 2020, 10:49:15 pm
Same tree. Two different renditions.

Both of these are very well-done, and "abstract" in precisely the way I define abstract photography: "an attempt by the photographer to depict a real-world subject that actually appeared in front of the camera in a novel, not-entirely-literal way."
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 10, 2020, 10:11:59 am
Both tree images are lovely abstracts to me. I think of "abstract" as a summary, focused narrowly on some "essence" of the subject, and photography does that very well. In-camera acrobatics like John's as well as post processing generally tries to emphasize some essence of the original scene (light, texture, form, etc.)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on June 10, 2020, 10:23:01 am
I think abstraction in photography must be thought of as having a different meaning than abstraction in painting for precisely the reason Russ Lewis states: a camera is an inherently literal tool for representing the world.  For me, to refer to an "abstract photograph" involves using abstract in the sense of the word that means summarizing something or extracting the essential part of it.  An abstract painting is unconstrained only by the artist's imagination and the fundamental properties of a two-dimensional space* while an abstract photograph, absent massive manipulation in post-processing, represents an attempt by the photographer to depict a real-world subject that actually appeared in front of the camera in a novel, not-entirely-literal way.

Well said, Chris. And I agree that John's last two images fit the description.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 10, 2020, 10:18:14 pm
Thanks for the comments, Chris, Russ and Eric. One thing I like is that these discussions explain things in concentrated ways, so that people get a good sense of what abstracts are in photography.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 14, 2020, 01:01:41 pm
This one came out rather well. The blue is from openings between the leaves. Or, if you believe it, I painted it.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-qgqc7WC/0/a12e5fc7/L/JMR_6080%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 14, 2020, 02:21:42 pm
I'm sure you painted the whole thing.   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 16, 2020, 10:54:39 pm
Could it be a zephyr? An unusual word once learned is hard to forget. And excellent for Scrabble too.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-9fFqrHc/0/d7a1b6b3/M/June-15--2020-Lambton-woods-M.jpg)

Maybe Little Red...
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-BCRG2Px/0/57162e9b/M/June-15--2020-Lambton-woods%200067a-M.jpg)

and the wolf lurking...
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-J4pvkKd/0/ca31d1ec/M/June-15--2020-Lambton-woods%200067b-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 17, 2020, 10:07:29 am
I give a slight edge to the Wolf (sorry, Red...)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 17, 2020, 08:30:22 pm
I give a slight edge to the Wolf (sorry, Red...)
Not really that good, but I saw the chance to suggest an unexpected theme. Thanks.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 19, 2020, 05:09:11 pm
Stones would play, a lyric from a song - that is what these scenes remind me of. Water rushes over and around the rocks and stones along the river bed creating little areas of rapids.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-4G2kKZq/0/d9e01159/M/JMR_6652-copy1-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-wGvsMdX/0/de19f9e4/M/JMR_6648-copy1-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-BxhKp2x/0/37bb53fd/M/JMR_6658-copy1-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-7rRQ23W/0/facc059b/M/JMR_6640-copy1-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on June 19, 2020, 07:37:12 pm
I like 'em all, John. Especially #2
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 20, 2020, 01:32:19 pm
A lovely set, John.
And it shows Russ that you can get nice blurs even with a sharp lens and a steady camera.  ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 27, 2020, 06:20:11 am
A walk along the riverbed.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-xPLN6rJ/0/f18f036f/M/JMR_7194%20copycrop-1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-Lzwk4xg/0/00c9ad5a/M/JMR_7199%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-ggkbZZ3/0/c0958525/M/JMR_7148%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 27, 2020, 09:14:46 am
First is a rare inland whale. The second is a common river serpent. The third is the bars on the zoo-pool where you plane to keep them, right?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on June 27, 2020, 09:54:08 am
The first two are excellent, John. You lose me with the third. I think the reason the first two work is that in both there's an in-focus link to reality. #3 just looks as if the camera has a problem.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 29, 2020, 04:12:24 pm
This time the camera held staeady, but wouldn't you know, the subject matter moved. But like how it came out surreal.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-7cnQWHV/0/f69e8be0/L/JMR_7316%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on June 29, 2020, 07:38:48 pm
I like it. There's enough solid there to anchor it.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 29, 2020, 10:35:08 pm
You could start a new thread called "The Daily Swim."   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 29, 2020, 10:49:32 pm
I like it. There's enough solid there to anchor it.

You could start a new thread called "The Daily Swim."   ;)
Thanks guys. Like Russ, I try to photograph the subjects that come before me on my walks. Russ has his style and I have mine. I have an idea what Eric's work is like, but to have to wait for Eric to get better so I can see him in his element. And I am looking forward to it. So you have no choice, get better fast! I love Keith's work. Formidable and creative. Let the show go on...

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 30, 2020, 06:53:30 am
Water and sky.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-Ddr8T7s/0/2c853a0e/L/JMR_7407%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-xHTqfWq/0/384dd6b4/L/JMR_7509%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 30, 2020, 03:11:43 pm
I much prefer the Water one here.

As for health, I am recovering nicely, but still need to get stronger before I can explore exotic places for new photos. The pickings near where I live are pretty unexciting right now.

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 30, 2020, 09:27:44 pm
Thanks Eric. One more before our Canada Day holiday.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-WsqFSVb/0/675438b2/L/JMR_7492%20bwcopy-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 01, 2020, 10:14:24 am
I'll be happy to put my name on that one.
Just wait a minute while I use the spot healing brush to remove the JMR.    ;D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 07, 2020, 10:32:23 am
Hello darkness my old friend...and hopefully you know the rest of the Simon and Garfunkle song.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-ZZzx76t/0/8315641c/L/JMR_7687%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-nZn35kq/0/adba2ed6/L/JMR_7665%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)

And just before the dark
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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 08, 2020, 10:45:00 pm
Taken in the blistering heat on a garden walk.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-fzmm7sF/0/a9254f9f/L/JMR_8115%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 08, 2020, 11:17:43 pm
The launch of the latest rocket on the way to the Space Shuttle?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on July 09, 2020, 10:19:05 am
I like it.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 09, 2020, 09:56:33 pm
The launch of the latest rocket on the way to the Space Shuttle?
Yes. From the launch pad of the lily pads and beyond. Should I give away the mystery...na.

Thanks for the comments Eric and Russ.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 10, 2020, 11:47:22 am
Ephemeral.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-kN8KZwS/0/3ce84a30/M/JMR_7782%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 13, 2020, 12:46:00 am
Late evening light projecting into forested areas almost always produces some contrasty and eye catching scenes.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-CfFwS39/0/c88f8cbb/L/JMR_8240%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 13, 2020, 12:01:12 pm
Like.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 16, 2020, 04:31:17 pm
Evening along the river.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-r7NZDFX/0/29dcd499/L/JMR_8735%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 20, 2020, 06:30:41 pm
Before the storm.

JR

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(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-Drtdtxq/0/b02e22e8/M/JMR_8349%20bwcopy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-3JXfkrp/0/9f0c9a02/M/JMR_8612%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 25, 2020, 02:17:02 pm
The IR look really suits this subject.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-WK6GbP9/0/2d7d04a4/L/JMR_9141bwcopy-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 31, 2020, 01:21:29 pm
A bit of mix. From hiking amid serene greens to fishing, the conservation parks have so much to offer.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-XsQ8LRv/0/5f63a60a/L/JMR_0165%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-TbXHS3J/0/cafa0734/L/JMR_9172%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-hmqBggK/0/eef000b3/L/JMR_9804%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 05, 2020, 11:35:31 am
That's the way it crumbles...

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-mfd59HB/0/1bd6e2a1/L/JMR_9852%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on August 05, 2020, 12:17:26 pm
That's a good crumble, John. Fine shot.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 05, 2020, 07:53:23 pm
That's a good crumble, John. Fine shot.
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 13, 2020, 02:26:19 pm
On a short trip, the skies were wispy, and so I managed this. Blue red and white.

And second image. Rendered in bw for drama, as the clouds danced in the sky.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Guelph/i-ZBwDc2b/0/6ac4cc98/L/JMR_0908%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Guelph/i-r6pM3jm/0/d5867552/L/JMR_0817%20bw-crop1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on August 13, 2020, 07:42:17 pm
I like 'em both, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 14, 2020, 11:38:21 am
I like 'em both, John.
Me too, with a slight edge to the B&W.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 14, 2020, 07:58:49 pm
Me too, with a slight edhe to the B&W.
Thanks Russ and Eric. BW is not my forte. I am always learning when it comes to BW, but must admit I cannot bring myself to converting some colour images. It just goes against grain.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 16, 2020, 12:58:24 pm
From walk at Guelph:

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Guelph/i-qkpkJft/0/306df96f/L/Aug%2012-2020%20Guelph%20Arboretum_0391%20bwcopy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-H5rLRg7/0/cbfd5c5e/L/Aug%2012-2020%20Guelph%20Arboretum_0324%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Guelph/i-SzJjpBK/0/93808ef7/L/Aug%2012-2020%20Guelph%20Arboretum_0440%20bwcopy-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 27, 2020, 09:36:57 am
From a walk in Glen Haffey.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-WM9VLkJ/0/98ec6ae2/L/JMR_1092%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-DvVdHpp/0/b12fa0d3/L/JMR_1082%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-P57gB4S/0/2708f7a2/L/JMR_1372%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 27, 2020, 09:56:43 am
Of these last three, I especially like the first two.
The second works just perfectly as black and white. Bravo!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 27, 2020, 11:10:35 am
The latter image is a double exposure, one still, one ICM. Sometimes it just gets mushy and this one is somewhat mushy. I left brightness mode on inadvertently which exaggerates the effect. While you replied I was as about to replace it with this one. Thanks for the comments Eric.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-Q7zZ7G9/0/ea2f410b/L/JMR_1074%20copy1000-L.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 27, 2020, 04:59:00 pm
Never replace, John! Only add!

This one is nice, but it is good to see black and white from you too. We know you are adept at color.

-Eric
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 31, 2020, 10:29:05 am
Thanks Eric. I will try bw more often.
Here is one on recent walk with my brother. we got mixed light so I left the highlights in place.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-7mKnGHv/0/e0f304d7/L/JMR_1510%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on August 31, 2020, 12:52:04 pm
I like it, John, but that lens really needs work.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 31, 2020, 01:44:14 pm
I like it, John, but that lens really needs work.
I like it too.
That lens gives a pretty good impression of my own vision these days, with my twice daily eyedrops for Glaucoma in both eyes and my monthly shots in both eyes for retinal damage.

Oh, to have good eyes again, like the young Russ Lewis...    :)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 31, 2020, 10:11:29 pm
I like it too.
That lens gives a pretty good impression of my own vision these days, with my twice daily eyedrops for Glaucoma in both eyes and my monthly shots in both eyes for retinal damage.

Oh, to have good eyes again, like the young Russ Lewis...    :)
Indeed. I can't even hold the camera as steady as he does and I have 30 years to go! The irony is, even though we are in the age of Image stabilization (IS) I still often choose to turn it off. The results can be surprising if one does ICM with the IS on. Even though we all slow down with age, I hope that I can do some of what you guys do when I get there! Keep taking those drops Eric. All the best!!

Along the path:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-bPbfqBK/0/14cc4f09/L/JMR_1457%20copy1000-L.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: degrub on September 01, 2020, 11:01:05 am
i like the :impressionistic: feel of this one.  :D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 01, 2020, 12:09:53 pm
i like the :impressionistic: feel of this one.  :D
Me too.

And thanks, John. These days all my photos are taken with both IS and Autofocus turned on, and although I agree in principle with Russ's "Crop in the camera" ethic, these days I usually have to allow a little bit of extra all around with the intention of cropping in LightRoom, just because seeing the edge details in the finder is questionable.   :(

But I'm still having fun!   :)

-Eric
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 04, 2020, 11:58:52 am
From the serene green of the last few images to the surreal of bw. Just follow the path.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-DDsb9Lb/0/f201de87/L/JMR_1770%20bwcopy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 04, 2020, 07:22:14 pm
Did you have to whisper a magic incantation when you moved from the Forest of Color to the B&W one?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on September 04, 2020, 07:42:27 pm
I like #2 from yesterday, John. Lens still needs lots of work though.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 06, 2020, 12:08:23 am
Did you have to whisper a magic incantation when you moved from the Forest of Color to the B&W one?
Yes. I threatened, you turn out good or I will abandon you BW.

I like #2 from yesterday, John. Lens still needs lots of work though.
What? How will I get home if I can't shake and vibrate my way back.

Thanks guys.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 06, 2020, 12:12:01 am
Spectacular sunset clouds taken with my Canon point and shoot, as I call it. On the way to the grocer.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-zJj5C7k/0/d363ee03/L/IMG_0015%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-MNdtKwz/0/394ec258/L/IMG_0006%20Sept%205-20%20walk%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on September 06, 2020, 08:51:03 am
You got your lens repaired.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 06, 2020, 07:40:23 pm
You got your lens repaired.
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on September 07, 2020, 03:54:00 am
Nice clouds and sky!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 16, 2020, 09:57:08 pm
Not a great image, but I immediately thought of 'spacing' and everything is between something.

JR

Betwixt and between.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-2tcrj7k/0/b8aafbc7/L/JMR_2578%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 17, 2020, 09:18:32 am
Even the pairs of trees are spaced the same as the couple on the bench.
Good seeing.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on September 17, 2020, 10:04:10 am
Don't knock it, John. It may not be abstract (fuzzy and our of focus), but it's pretty good street. The positions of the legs are what make it work.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 18, 2020, 05:50:19 pm
Thanks for the comments, Eric and Russ. Now back to business ;)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-jTW28Xs/0/f7eb35ea/M/JMR_2558%20copy1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-vdqnFXQ/0/9832f1f6/M/JMR_2579%20%20bwcropcopy-1000-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-cDqPWM9/0/14a7e276/M/JMR_2542%20copy1000-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 25, 2020, 05:27:00 am
An impression from a walk at High Park.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-r5dHpLZ/0/92096625/L/JMR_2945%20unsharpcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 26, 2020, 09:47:47 am
Minimalist. Very nice.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 26, 2020, 09:44:10 pm
Thanks Eric.

But is it always true that 'birds of a feather flock together?' Perhaps not this one.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-5Q6GFSb/0/1a908df3/L/JMR_3351%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 27, 2020, 02:14:19 pm
That's not a bird, it's a whale, with its tongue sticking out.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 27, 2020, 03:17:33 pm
That's not a bird, it's a whale, with its tongue sticking out.
I'm hissing with my tongue ;)

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on September 28, 2020, 09:21:31 am
That's not a bird, it's a whale, with its tongue sticking out.

Well seen! The yellow tongue is not a good sign, though…
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 28, 2020, 06:44:05 pm
Well seen! The yellow tongue is not a good sign, though…
Is that another symptom of Covid-19?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 28, 2020, 06:47:50 pm
If you guys don't stop making fun of my happenstance images, I will  might get this guy after you. Take your chances, is he benign or evil.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-sVJG9Z9/0/8bc15850/L/JMR_3479%20mirrorcopy4-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on September 29, 2020, 09:21:42 am
If you guys don't stop making fun of my happenstance images, I will  might get this guy after you. Take your chances, is he benign or evil.

JR



This last one looks like the carved wood masks of the deep valley in Switzerland… I like it a lot.


Edit: removed the image.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 30, 2020, 12:08:49 am
That's really scary.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 30, 2020, 02:14:21 pm
That's better. Kidding of course ;) Thanks Francois and Eric. Two more from my last few walks.

JR

Fiery autumn
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-rVB4vXj/0/9e442bcd/L/JMR_3146%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

A more sombre, night-like scene.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-RZV8gcj/0/946fd9e3/L/IMG_0046%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 01, 2020, 08:42:11 pm
Taking flight.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-mzJVqkN/0/a58c10f5/L/JMR_4002%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on October 02, 2020, 08:05:09 am
Taking flight.

JR


Well seen and the comment (Taking flight) is perfect!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 02, 2020, 10:18:11 am
Well seen and the comment (Taking flight) is perfect!
Thanks Francois!

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 02, 2020, 10:21:32 am
In High Park there are small pockets of billiant colour all over. and it is not even prime time yet.

JR

Bold side
(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-LcLqpRX/0/450989c2/L/JMR_4184%20copy1000-L.jpg)

The ephemeral side
(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-Z8b4GQB/0/43850e55/L/JMR_4194%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 02, 2020, 11:05:31 am
Taking flight.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-mzJVqkN/0/a58c10f5/L/JMR_4002%20copy1000-L.jpg)

That's looking, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 02, 2020, 02:53:49 pm
Well seen and the comment (Taking flight) is perfect!
Right on!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 02, 2020, 04:47:51 pm
Right on!
Thanks Eric and Russ. The bird even has a nest!

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 02, 2020, 05:05:31 pm
Autumn tree-o (trio), from High Park, Toronto, Oct 1-2020.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-KTgGN4b/0/f9553b80/L/JMR_4061%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-BZBfPWP/0/96213c98/L/JMR_4060%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-RVqMZLf/0/77808931/L/JMR_4057%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 05, 2020, 12:06:26 pm
From Terra Cotta walk.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Hilton-Falls/i-jvNw8xc/0/6f927c95/L/Oct%203-%202020%20Terra%20Cotta_0052%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Hilton-Falls/i-GQDQVcM/0/a39f4dfd/L/Oct%203-%202020%20Terra%20Cotta_0151%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 05, 2020, 02:18:32 pm
I like that one, John. It's badly out of focus, but the composition is good.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 05, 2020, 07:37:11 pm
II like it too.
The out-of-focus effect seems to suggest that you are running at about 40 miles per hour while taking a time exposure!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: JNB_Rare on October 05, 2020, 08:00:29 pm
I like it too.

+1
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 05, 2020, 10:42:22 pm
II like it too.
The out-of-focus effect seems to suggest that you are running at about 40 miles per hour while taking a time exposure!
Thanks guys. It's a slow camera movement of rapid fire exposures on one frame. Unfortunately, it sometimes has the look of being soft or out of focus due to the movement. You need a very high shutter speed to overcome the camera movement which is not always is possible. This is nearly impossible to do one exposure at a time. I may give it up or look for alternative method such as post processing.

One more for old times sake.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Hilton-Falls/i-zx52Ch4/0/63635811/L/Oct%203-%202020%20Terra%20Cotta_0101%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 07, 2020, 03:31:00 pm
Last one for awhile.

JR

Autumn backlight
(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-WKbLBjF/0/17ca3d81/L/JMR_5052%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 07, 2020, 03:42:08 pm
Good one, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 07, 2020, 10:33:33 pm
Good one, John.
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: degrub on October 07, 2020, 11:03:47 pm
This last series could have potential for commercial success....
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 11, 2020, 05:52:52 pm
Thanks for the comments guys.

JR

Oh Glorious Autumn!
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Hilton-Falls/i-vXCWgS5/0/e50e91d2/L/JMR_5888%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 11, 2020, 07:29:10 pm
And again.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 11, 2020, 11:17:50 pm
And again.
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 12, 2020, 11:08:35 am
+1.
Thanks again. Those red-browns just like to show off in the autumn. But now it is time for softness of the yellow-greens to strut their stuff.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Belfountain-and-Forks-of-the/i-v694W39/0/c0f76978/L/JMR_5972%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Belfountain-and-Forks-of-the/i-r2bB5ZJ/0/018b723f/L/JMR_5978%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 12, 2020, 12:49:40 pm
+2.   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 15, 2020, 10:45:25 am
On the boardwalk of a bog.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-vkx49J8/0/7f307f69/L/JMR_6908%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-Qnmfm8k/0/528ba2b6/L/JMR_7038%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-J8q2xbp/0/41377833/L/JMR_6986%20copy1000-L.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 15, 2020, 11:43:34 am
I like all three, John, but the stairway in the first gives it a landing place for the eye. Good shooting.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 15, 2020, 11:50:35 am
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: JNB_Rare on October 15, 2020, 07:15:00 pm
+2
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 15, 2020, 08:11:42 pm
Thank you gentlemen. They managed to save protect and save some of the environments around the Royal Botanical Gardens.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 15, 2020, 08:58:02 pm
Afternoon light

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-PpV5Cnv/0/0a473502/L/JMR_6889%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-PsgXwvF/0/78f40a5f/L/JMR_5295%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-6zCkps3/0/9938a122/L/JMR_5301%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 16, 2020, 10:15:31 am
Good shooting, John. Whatever it cost to repair the lens it was worth it.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 16, 2020, 04:59:11 pm
Good shooting, John. Whatever it cost to repair the lens it was worth it.
He just needs a fresh battery for his camera vibrator.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 17, 2020, 08:30:19 am
First time ever I went right through a battery because I had so much fun and material to work with. I was in place called Grindstone Creek, in Waterdown, Ontario.

JR

Grindstone Creek 1
(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-t4pVSHs/0/a1db4131/L/JMR_7134%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 17, 2020, 11:22:57 am
Lovely.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 17, 2020, 12:08:07 pm
+1. The good lens.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 18, 2020, 01:10:37 am
Thanks Eric and Russ. It's raining for next few days, but hopefully there will be more autumn colour after the rain.

JR

Grindstone Creek 2
(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-hxkB3Hw/0/daa145c0/L/JMR_7415%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 18, 2020, 08:10:56 am
A fine shot, John. Bravo!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 18, 2020, 07:59:35 pm
Thanks Russ. But the call of the wild is too strong...

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-C3J3wbR/0/66d3efd9/L/JMR_7453%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on October 19, 2020, 07:45:44 am
Excellent set, I enjoyed them a lot.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 19, 2020, 01:17:48 pm
Excellent set, I enjoyed them a lot.
Thanks for the comments, Francois!

JR
Grindstone Creek 3
(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-hhRHD4K/0/b1f5260b/L/JMR_7288%20copy1000-L.jpg)

Inukshuks: Guardians of the riverbed
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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: degrub on October 19, 2020, 08:59:36 pm
Intriguing....what is the story of the Inukshuks ?

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 20, 2020, 10:00:42 am
Thanks Russ. But the call of the wild is too strong...

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-C3J3wbR/0/66d3efd9/L/JMR_7453%20copy1000-L.jpg)
To me, this one perfectly hits a middle ground between pure abstraction and reality. It shows the essence of forest without unnecessary details. Truly amazing!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 21, 2020, 11:36:45 pm
To me, this one perfectly hits a middle ground between pure abstraction and reality. It shows the essence of forest without unnecessary details. Truly amazing!
Well, thank you Eric.

A slice of splendour amid the chaos of colour.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Hilton-Falls/i-JHb8J6H/0/db53c053/L/JMR_7896%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on October 22, 2020, 09:40:08 am
Good one, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: JNB_Rare on October 22, 2020, 10:02:19 am
A slice of splendour amid the chaos of colour.

Lovely.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 22, 2020, 03:45:04 pm
Lovely.
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 13, 2020, 10:55:09 am
Inside and outside. One of the most beautiful and warm November days I can remember in a long time. 20 degree weather in November!

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-cpSk7Jt/0/dbaeeb45/L/JMR_9948%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-xb43bFm/0/45c27a96/L/JMR_9913%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 14, 2020, 09:43:52 pm
Jazz night in the city.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-x9VP2j3/0/8d731d98/L/JMR_9991%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-2XQM4Fx/1/a72d1afe/L/JMR_0056%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-rZNdzx4/0/683fbb70/L/JMR_0011%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 15, 2020, 08:24:31 am
Very nice! First and third are my favourites.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on November 15, 2020, 12:18:31 pm
I'll go for the third. Good shooting, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: KLaban on November 15, 2020, 01:02:21 pm
Very nice! First and third are my favourites.

And mine.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Arlen on November 15, 2020, 01:29:59 pm
Mine, too.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 15, 2020, 02:05:47 pm
Another vote for 1 and 3.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 15, 2020, 02:11:49 pm
Thank you guys. The first and third are double exposures. It seems to work well when one exposure is dark and the second is bright or composed of lights.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on November 20, 2020, 02:03:50 pm
I only had cell phone with me, so I let shadows fall where they may - away from my phone!

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-Gw2L74z/0/cbbcb50b/L/20200725_182959%20bwcopy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-NvXfNLJ/0/30032ef8/L/20200725_183451%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on January 18, 2021, 07:58:22 pm
Sometimes when things seem dark you have to let the sun in...

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-6JPGGtW/0/4a0538b0/L/JMR_0441%20house%20plant%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-PsKVxMV/0/e02e6859/L/JMR_9671%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 18, 2021, 11:24:22 pm
Nice, and the cell-phone ones too. I apparently didn't check in properly in late November.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on January 20, 2021, 12:54:04 am
Thanks Eric. Now that the lock-down is here I am going through images from November of last year that I completely forgot about. Here is one form the cemetery just before Nov 11.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Oakville/i-rkkLbjg/0/4ef9433f/L/JMR_0424%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 20, 2021, 08:56:25 am
Everything lines up perfectly in your world, John.
In mine, everything is messy!   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on January 27, 2021, 02:31:46 pm
I went for a walk with my brother on Monday at Humber Bay in the west of Toronto. It was rather balmy for January day. Here is the start of two of those images. ICM combined with in-camera filter straight out of the camera with slight crop. It produces jpegs only.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-q4Xrg58/0/b479913a/L/JMR_0946%20camera%20fil1%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-wwsq8tp/0/a8d889c5/L/JMR_0947%20camera%20fil1%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on January 27, 2021, 02:40:45 pm
I like it, John, even with the lens problem.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 27, 2021, 05:37:43 pm
Yes, John knows just how to step in a mud puddle so that it splatters on his lens just right.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on January 28, 2021, 10:50:29 am
Breaking the pattern...more from the Humber Bay walk.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-S39nXFV/0/424c7112/L/JMR_0935%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-k2TjPWH/0/7314da55/L/JMR_0960%20crop1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on January 28, 2021, 11:02:42 am
I like 'em both, John. Got the lens fixed I see.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 28, 2021, 02:00:25 pm
I like 'em both, too.

The second photo was just a straight photo of the buildings bouncing up and down.
The First one was when John synchronized his camera movement perfectly to the buildings' movement.

 8)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on January 31, 2021, 02:20:50 pm
I see we have mixed reviews...but I thank you for them anyway 8)

Here we have something a little more ominous looking from the same walk at Humber Bay. I was reading about how Google, FaceBook, Amazon and others have the ability and have been gathering everything we do on-line, so this image made me think of an overseer watching everyone.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-xngzDz3/0/8f324e3e/L/Jan%2025-%202021%20Humber%20Bay_0453%20bwcopy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 31, 2021, 05:09:19 pm
So now we know what the Great God Google actually looks like!

I like.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on January 31, 2021, 09:06:55 pm
It was a good outing. More from in-camera filters.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-LzPJtn7/0/76d7efec/L/Jan%2025-%202021%20Humber%20Bay_0465%20contrastcopy-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-L8HCCFM/0/e3730c51/L/JMR_0962%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 31, 2021, 10:20:07 pm
Both good.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: RSL on February 01, 2021, 07:53:32 am
Yes!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on February 01, 2021, 06:12:41 pm
Yes!

Both good.

Thanks Russ and Eric.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Arlen on February 01, 2021, 06:13:13 pm
Both are very interesting. The second one keeps pulling me back to look again and again, so I guess you could say it's magnetic.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on February 03, 2021, 12:03:12 am
Both are very interesting. The second one keeps pulling me back to look again and again, so I guess you could say it's magnetic.
Thanks Arlen!

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on February 18, 2021, 04:26:24 pm
I went with brother on a trip to photograph the remains of a decaying pier. He was so disappointed!

This is what it used to look like-
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fifty-Points-outing/i-JMrC3Bz/0/6a7c21d6/L/April%2014-13%20Fifty%20Points%20132%20smugcopy-L.jpg)

And this-
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fifty-Points-outing/i-wXNwjt4/0/43c49b27/L/Feb%2021-%202016%20Fifty%20Points%20jpg%20HDR%20copy1000-L.jpg)

And this is what is left, taken about a week ago-
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fifty-Points-outing/i-KcX5TL3/0/1793422c/L/Feb%208-%202021%20Fifty%20Points%20and%20Bton%20Pier_0044%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 18, 2021, 07:17:03 pm
Ironically, I saw these just after seeing Slobodan's "A Bridge Too Far," and my first reaction was: "A bridge not far enough."


The sunny original is quite elegant. The later images are quite sad (but thanks for showing us the ravages of Time.)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on February 19, 2021, 07:22:35 pm
Ironically, I saw these just after seeing Slobodan's "A Bridge Too Far," and my first reaction was: "A bridge not far enough."


The sunny original is quite elegant. The later images are quite sad (but thanks for showing us the ravages of Time.)
Actually Eric, those were dancing girls with tutus. Surprised you didn't pick up on that 8)

But after your ice images, I thought why not something almost as cold. Taken on yesterday's walk.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-Mt5wgBD/0/d27e0df1/L/IMG_0018%20Feb%2018-2021%20local%20walk%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 19, 2021, 10:33:51 pm
That's sufficiently chilly.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: mecrox on February 20, 2021, 04:35:43 am
I went with brother on a trip to photograph the remains of a decaying pier. He was so disappointed!

This is what it used to look like-
[snip]+**++++*++

Super images! I love those ice 'mushrooms' clinging to the wooden uprights. We just had the same thing here, after the water over a flooded field receded, leaving rings of ice around the trees. We only rarely see that here. See below:

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on February 21, 2021, 01:54:36 am
[snip]+**++++*++

Super images! I love those ice 'mushrooms' clinging to the wooden uprights. We just had the same thing here, after the water over a flooded field receded, leaving rings of ice around the trees. We only rarely see that here. See below:
That's cool. Something about graduation of those colors -yellows to blues- that is intriguing.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on February 21, 2021, 02:01:32 am
My initial reaction is that there is not much to photograph on a winter walk. But I always surprise myself.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-2vbnn3h/0/528b2dd0/L/JMR_1138%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-dM9dGMG/0/61e2debb/L/JMR_1162%20Feb%2020-2021%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 21, 2021, 09:31:48 am
Both nice. First is quite subtle, but deep. Second is more dramatic.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on February 21, 2021, 01:06:20 pm
Thanks Eric. But i would like to see you zig-zag your way out of this one 8)

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-Fj55Tw2/0/c504ff86/L/JMR_1179%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 21, 2021, 04:04:00 pm
To follow the blue or to follow the white? That is the question.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on February 21, 2021, 05:55:00 pm
To follow the blue or to follow the white? That is the question.
I had to tamp down the blue quite a bit. But I decided to leave some in as it looked more natural and interesting. So if shadows produce blue light, and shades of gray are like waves of time, what is an irrregular white wave- a stitch in time!

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-CS7Kvtz/0/fd2020df/L/JMR_1189%20bwcrop-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 21, 2021, 07:57:17 pm
"A stitch in time!" I like it (and the photo, too.)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on February 22, 2021, 11:54:19 am
Thanks Eric.

But you know Eric, "these little town blues whites ... are melting away..." just when I want to be a part of it...
You know the rest ... from a photographer that never sleeps...

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-vcXrbQ6/0/841a9287/L/JMR_1145%20crop1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 22, 2021, 04:56:52 pm
This scene will probably be much less interesting in another week or two.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 02, 2021, 12:27:42 am
This February has been awesome. Some snow and many sunny days, so unlike most February days. My brother and I just had to get out even though the snow is rapidly melting and not much is left.

Wispy winter day 1
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-Mvvdhkh/0/48ed288f/L/JMR_1209%20High%20Park-1000-L.jpg)

Wispy winter day 2
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-xftVxmn/0/dfbcf361/L/JMR_1213%20High%20Park-1000-L.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 02, 2021, 10:52:55 am
My favorite of these is Wispy winter day 2.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 03, 2021, 12:46:27 pm
You what they say when spring is in the air...

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-H8Hx9tq/0/3e3efb7e/L/March%2020-%202020%20High%20Park%20walk_0479%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 03, 2021, 02:40:11 pm
If those benches were heated, they might just sit down for a snuggle.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 03, 2021, 06:44:58 pm
If those benches were heated, they might just sit down for a snuggle.
Thanks Eric. But not these go getters ;)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-c9t4rnj/0/3f29ef0d/L/March%2020-%202020%20High%20Park%20walk_0467%20bwcopy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 04, 2021, 12:45:52 pm
They are all to busy looking for the Answer to Everything.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 05, 2021, 08:57:07 am
High Park just keeps on giving. Impressions of trees in the marshlands.

JR

Or maybe just wispy
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-7zPvtpS/0/9ab1dfe6/L/March%201-%202021%20High%20Park_0072%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-dR6NzR9/0/0878cb8b/L/Oct%203-%202020%20Glen%20Haffey_0003%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-gfk4BZ/0/902a8f0a/L/JMR_4133%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-Hgfk4BZ/0/902a8f0a/L/JMR_4133%20copy1000-L.jpg)

And below is what it really looks like from another view.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 05, 2021, 11:48:18 am
The second is a pleasant landscape, but the first (wispy) is gorgeous.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: degrub on March 05, 2021, 12:32:27 pm
+1 Print it wall size !
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 05, 2021, 02:00:25 pm
The second is a pleasant landscape, but the first (wispy) is gorgeous.
Thanks guys! Eric, that was the point of showing the scene. It was was pleasant, but nothing to write home about. That's when I start to experiment and try to spin straw into gold. If I don't get anything, well it was nice walk on a beautiful sunny day 8)

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 05, 2021, 09:56:23 pm
I thought I would put these together as a series that I took on my walk to the supermarket one day. Amazing what you can see when you are not encumbered by tasks and expectations.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-2DPFSgn/0/3d349dfc/L/JMR_1552%20Mar%203-%202021%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-tph6wx3/1/e2010e45/L/JMR_1538%20Mar%203-%202021%20bwcopy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-SzCg23g/0/171cdbe1/L/JMR_1549%20Mar%203-%202021%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-jFVZXrZ/0/f216433c/L/Jan%2025-%202021%20Humber%20Bay_0488%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 06, 2021, 08:41:26 pm
Evil eye.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-ZGCc7kh/0/ebfd3eba/L/March%201-%202021%20High%20Park_0091%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 07, 2021, 08:49:47 am
Nice catch on that Surlymobile.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 07, 2021, 02:41:06 pm
Thanks Eric.

JR

The mysterious fledgling winter forest.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-FkxnWbD/0/554c1d5f/L/JMR_0275%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

...and Heavenly shades of night are falling...
(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-N68JxSN/0/58207a8b/L/JMR_1646%20copy1000-2-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-9S5DqWP/0/4a69fcbf/L/JMR_4956%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 07, 2021, 04:44:32 pm
Fledgling winter forest is top notch.
The church could have used a heavy hand of wiggling IMHO.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 08, 2021, 09:42:41 am
Thanks Eric, even for the critique!

Dancing Dervishes these are not!

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-t388VK2/0/83f8c04a/L/JMR_1690%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 08, 2021, 10:55:55 am
Ooh! That one is very nice.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 08, 2021, 05:36:41 pm
The sun going down is a chance to capture strong sidelight.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-dLXtnxd/0/da14bb8c/L/JMR_1733%20cropcopy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-ZTSmmHc/1/2cfcad9d/L/JMR_1790%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 08, 2021, 07:37:54 pm
You do have many good subjects in your neighborhood.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 08, 2021, 08:28:37 pm
You do have many good subjects in your neighborhood.
Nice Try Eric! I found them first! At least that's what I told my brother as we fought for the optimum position. Thanks Eric.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: petermfiore on March 09, 2021, 07:39:05 am
Nice Try, Eric! I found them first! At least that's what I told my brother as we fought for the optimum position. Thanks, Eric.

JR

LOL!  Who is the older brother? He has dibs...!

Peter
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on March 09, 2021, 07:56:56 am
The sun going down is a chance to capture strong sidelight.

JR

Love those straight lines… Good colors too!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 09, 2021, 09:02:27 am
LOL!  Who is the older brother? He has dibs...!

Peter
Thanks Peter. I am the oldest but he has the bigger elbows.

Love those straight lines… Good colors too!
Thanks Francois. Nothing like the straightening tool to help me out ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 09, 2021, 09:05:54 am
Now for something a little more ominous: Are you being watched?

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-rXxPk97/0/d804a98e/L/JMR_1769%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-rtQ37tf/0/9a259514/L/JMR_1780%20bwcopy3-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 10, 2021, 12:38:38 pm
A rupture in the prism.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-4qcsjsp/0/480290f1/L/JMR_1906%20copy4-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 10, 2021, 02:13:51 pm
Now for something a little more ominous: Are you being watched?

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-rXxPk97/0/d804a98e/L/JMR_1769%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-rtQ37tf/0/9a259514/L/JMR_1780%20bwcopy3-1000-L.jpg)
Don't you have a closeup showing where it says "Property of C.I.A. on each one?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 10, 2021, 02:15:26 pm
A rupture in the prism.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-4qcsjsp/0/480290f1/L/JMR_1906%20copy4-1000-L.jpg)
This one is just fun. To me it suggests a colorful balloon being pumped up and about to explode.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 11, 2021, 07:44:25 am
This one is just fun. To me it suggests a colorful balloon being pumped up and about to explode.
Thanks Eric. You can even play with the colours!

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-k9Tnc35/0/d018e628/L/JMR_1906%20copy3-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 11, 2021, 07:50:49 am
Light...

from front light...
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-Wk2RvnQ/0/7e791fa2/L/JMR_1884%20copy1000-L.jpg)

...to side light
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-z7RtMTZ/0/3a2ed64b/L/JMR_1846%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 17, 2021, 12:11:32 pm
Play time sometimes opens up new prospects, in-camera and PP.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-FHcpxsk/0/40941d93/L/March%2013-%202021%20Local%20Walk_0034%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-ZXg4FJj/0/8176821a/L/JMR_2453%20yellowcopy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-Kt3kwgs/0/c7ad79b6/L/JMR_2194%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-7jhv453/0/6fce10b2/L/March%2011-%202021%20Local%20Walk_0064%20copy1000-L.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 19, 2021, 09:00:55 pm
Continuing with the ominous watchers? No. This is more whimsical as the cloud rolls by.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-Ghf7VKX/0/0c1529b8/L/JMR_2289%20bwcopy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 20, 2021, 09:43:56 am
They must all bow deeply to the almighty Cloud!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 20, 2021, 11:12:01 am
They must all bow deeply to the almighty Cloud!
That's right Mr. Myrvaagnes, you must pay proper homage because we have many watchers...

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-QxhrD4p/0/e887e4e3/L/JMR_2279%20bwcopy3-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-m2Dk3V7/0/9732891f/L/JMR_3148%20bwcopy2-1000-L.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 21, 2021, 11:39:20 am
From a walk at Hendrie trails marsh in RBG for you Ontario folks. The camera movement helps to soften and blend what otherwise would be hard light on a bright sunny day.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-LVtTtbC/0/aa445221/L/JMR_2522%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-tM8Q6Nz/0/5bcb78f8/L/March%2015-%202021%20RBG%20Hendrie%20Marsh_0036%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 23, 2021, 01:27:25 am
As I walked in Downtown Toronto with my brother on this beautiful sunny day, I spotted this contrasty scene. Not only did I notice the contrast of light, shadows and shapes, but I couldn't help but see this as a kind of symbol for how nature tries to survive in a modern urbanscape. When I got home, I enlarged the image and it struck me even more as a grim reminder of what our landscapes will look like if we don't manage to save our wilderness landscapes.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Front-St-Walk-Toronto/i-WJKkbCd/0/0c4a2e37/L/JMR_2848%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 23, 2021, 11:06:25 am
That's a fine one, and it conveys the message very well.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 27, 2021, 11:17:33 am
Thanks Eric.

What do we have here. I will let you decide.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-B5rSrd5/0/96ab791a/L/JMR_3038%20copy3-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-z2p7xzd/0/272a71c5/L/JMR_2994%20copy3-1000-L.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 27, 2021, 04:52:22 pm
Well, the first and third are just an ordinary concrete sidewalk on a perfectly dry day, but the second one is a confrontation between two giant squids!

How'm I doing?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on March 27, 2021, 06:20:36 pm
Well, the first and third are just an ordinary concrete sidewalk on a perfectly dry day, but the second one is a confrontation between two giant squids!

How'm I doing?
Ha. Ha. The first and third are ghouls in the water reflecting colorful kayaks. The middle one is a school of dolphins that dared to swim through the ghouls, survived, and came out brandishing their colors. Dolphins are so brave!

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 28, 2021, 07:19:30 pm
Ah, yes. Obviously dolphins. I sit corrected.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 02, 2021, 12:15:25 pm
Time tunnel tricks and other abstracts...

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-DCHfc7k/0/0f9b54eb/L/JMR_3176%20rainbow3%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-vxpnnNm/0/3a49207f/L/JMR_3845%20panocopy6-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-RchzSWh/0/b524636b/L/JMR_3799%20copy4-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 02, 2021, 03:45:39 pm
A colorful spider behind colorful bars.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 02, 2021, 07:42:07 pm
A colorful spider behind colorful bars.
Thanks Eric. It was the only thing I could think of to get a personal audience with Spiderman.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 02, 2021, 10:16:50 pm
Thanks Eric. It was the only thing I could think of to get a personal audience with Spiderman.

JR
;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 05, 2021, 09:31:59 pm
A conversation between the tower and the rooftop. "What's it like up there?"

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-jPBWKpJ/0/102ec515/L/March%2015-%202021%20Queensway%20Walk_0001%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 05, 2021, 10:49:25 pm
The tower is looking to the rooftop for instruction on how to fly.

Nicw.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 06, 2021, 05:16:53 pm
The tall lights hearing the conversation of the stack tower and roof said, "look how high we stand." But littlest one said,
"Oh yea, just wait till dark, we will see who shines the brightest."

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-gnTPNT7/0/c59afacf/L/March%2014-%202021%20Local%20Walk_0031%20copy1000-L.jpg)

The walls, not wanting to be left out said the next day, "hey you all, just look at the different forms we can make once
the sun shines our way."
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-W57zcGn/0/ce145e82/L/March%2014-%202021%20Local%20Walk_0036%20copy1000-L.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 06, 2021, 11:23:55 pm
Are you starting to write a series of illustrated children's books? These make a fine start.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 09, 2021, 08:25:54 pm
Red and seafoam green and other delights.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-mJbLxbT/0/7a2970af/L/JMR_3705%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-5GGVtfH/0/e5085aa9/L/April%2022-%202020%20Walk_0700%20halfbw-copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: mecrox on April 10, 2021, 01:23:10 pm
My daily walk is in the English countryside :)


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51106627273_5dea5a12ba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kS7PL6)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 10, 2021, 04:13:46 pm
My daily walk is in the English countryside :)
Lovely! I follow some of the British Landscape YouTubers, like Simon Baxter, so there are definitely days when I wish I was there rather than here. We are on lockdown right now, like many places around the world. At least we are allowed to go out to parks and conservation areas as long as we keep our distances.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: mecrox on April 10, 2021, 04:48:17 pm
Lovely! I follow some of the British Landscape YouTubers, like Simon Baxter, so there are definitely days when I wish I was there rather than here. We are on lockdown right now, like many places around the world. At least we are allowed to go out to parks and conservation areas as long as we keep our distances.

JR

Cheers. Thomas Heaton is one I follow.  We’ve been in national lockdown since Christmas but in rural areas it’s OK to walk in the general area of where you live. There are never many people about. Lockdown is easing a bit on Monday when we’ll be able to venture further afield. Can’t wait for a chance to head for a bluebell wood.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 13, 2021, 10:27:43 pm
I don't think this one is that good, but I am attracted to it for some reason and am posting it as a matter of interest. I have three versions of it, each slightly different.

JR

I call it highlights amid the chaos.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-JpTp5kz/0/8408c873/L/JMR_3654%20copy1000-L.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 14, 2021, 08:59:43 am
Of these two, I feel the second is the stronger.
But where is the third? Did it run away while you blinked?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 14, 2021, 12:40:36 pm
Of these two, I feel the second is the stronger.
But where is the third? Did it run away while you blinked?
Thanks for commenting Eric. I didn't think it was worth showing. But here it is slightly off-set. As I always say, a good photographer can crop an image seven ways to Sunday! My thinking though, is if you do this in the field, you can come up with different and interesting takes on the same subject.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 14, 2021, 02:02:18 pm
#2 still wins, for me. But thanks for showing all three. That's a good lesson in creative looking.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 14, 2021, 06:39:24 pm
I took a nap and went out for a walk. The world didn't look right.

See here.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-ch5hPLS/0/5e571788/L/JMR_3644%20bwcopy-1000-L.jpg)

So I rubbed my eyes took another shot and thought, that's better ;)
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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 14, 2021, 07:49:42 pm
They both look perfectly normal to me.   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 16, 2021, 02:52:36 pm
Went for a walk in an industrial area while I was waiting for service on my car. Found this. I got tied up in knots just looking at it. But I felt safe because I knew that lock was holding everything together ;)

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 16, 2021, 05:37:00 pm
Very nice, but a little blue paint on the pipes at the left might have livened it up even more.   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 16, 2021, 07:19:00 pm
Very nice, but a little blue paint on the pipes at the left might have livened it up even more.   ;)
Geez...thanks Eric. What a good idea. I will expand on it a bit. Just for fun of course.

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 16, 2021, 11:27:26 pm
Ah! Much better. More natural.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on April 17, 2021, 09:57:15 am
Excellent suggestion, I like this last version a lot.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 17, 2021, 10:18:05 am
Excellent suggestion, I like this last version a lot.
Ah, Francois is color aficionado. Thanks.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on April 17, 2021, 10:31:05 am
Ah, Francois is color aficionado. Thanks.

JR

Yes, I am - mea culpa!  ;D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 17, 2021, 02:45:26 pm
Yes, I am - mea culpa!  ;D
Who am I to deny people their color! So many pipes and valves in the city...so little time to color them all :'(

PS: But that's it for awhile :D
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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 18, 2021, 11:36:32 pm
Today I revisited a site I discovered many years ago. It really is a man made forest that has some areas that are open to ambient light. As the light falls in the middle, it often alters the look and shadow areas of the forest. Makes for great studies on light changes and ICM!

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 19, 2021, 10:25:47 am
That one is very special.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on April 19, 2021, 10:43:06 am
Who am I to deny people their color! So many pipes and valves in the city...so little time to color them all :'(

PS: But that's it for awhile :D
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Excellent!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 23, 2021, 09:03:28 pm
Nothing special, but I finally I got to capture some of the new spring growth and pond areas. Trout lilies beckon and I have to find those trilliums!

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 24, 2021, 10:42:04 am
What? No pipes?

Nice set, John, even if it lacks the human-constructed touch.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on April 24, 2021, 11:15:12 am
What? No pipes?

But at least, the colors are there!

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 24, 2021, 11:56:58 am
But at least, the colors are there!
:)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 25, 2021, 02:47:18 pm
:)
Thanks guys.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 25, 2021, 02:48:10 pm
From a trip to St Johns conservation.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 25, 2021, 06:08:45 pm
Into the woods...
Again.

I like it.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on April 25, 2021, 10:23:39 pm
Thanks Eric. I should have waited to process these two and put them together.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 25, 2021, 11:07:05 pm
That's very nice, too.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 01, 2021, 11:51:27 pm
Waiting for my sister to get her vaccine shot at our local mall. Spotted this juxtaposition of colours and snapped it with my cell phone.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 02, 2021, 11:28:07 am
Now if you swapped the background color of the sign with the sky color, it woul be really eye-catching!   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 02, 2021, 08:01:13 pm
Not as colourful but I do like the contrasts and shapes within.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 03, 2021, 08:22:06 am
More abstract studies from my visit to the mall - outside only while waiting for someone.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-7qj9crq/0/114d0048/L/JMR_4565%20bwcopy4-1000-L.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 03, 2021, 09:25:55 am
Your mall has more interesting lines than any near me.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on May 03, 2021, 09:27:13 am
A lot of straight lines/shapes along with different tonalities. Definitely, a mall worth visiting for... photography!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 03, 2021, 05:38:46 pm
Hey Francois, that's my mall >:( Thanks guys :D see I have three sides - I even cry, especially if can't get out :'(

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 04, 2021, 02:10:55 pm
"Through the Woodlands," is a lyric from Gordon Light foot song, which I think is appropriate for this image.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 04, 2021, 05:40:18 pm
Like Star Wars, the mall strikes again!

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 06, 2021, 10:58:02 am
"Through the Woodlands" and then "Out of the woodlands."
What a contrast.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on May 06, 2021, 11:28:44 am
Like Star Wars, the mall strikes again!

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-WBbkH54/0/b66855a7/L/JMR_4563%20copy5-1000-L.jpg)

This place is packed with great surprises.
Well done…
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 06, 2021, 03:35:42 pm
Thanks again guys. Spring is coming...

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 06, 2021, 03:37:42 pm
"It's these expressions
I never give
That keep me searching"

Neil Young says it best.

JR


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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 07, 2021, 01:55:07 pm
More Spring impressions.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 07, 2021, 04:10:05 pm
You never run out of good stuff, John.
When is your book coming out?   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 07, 2021, 06:28:35 pm
Thanks Eric. Still thinking about it.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 07, 2021, 11:08:21 pm
Include that one, too.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 08, 2021, 04:26:39 pm
Spring delights - 3

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 08, 2021, 07:40:24 pm
Two in one post, so now I've got to pick a winner.

Hmmm.

They're both nice, but I feel the first one wins for classical elegance.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 09, 2021, 10:12:25 am
Thanks Eric. You know how flowers can be showy. They just want attention - and water of course.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 09, 2021, 06:32:38 pm
A nice pairing of colors.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 10, 2021, 07:36:33 am
A little more abstract, not as whimiscal.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 10, 2021, 11:05:46 am
But still very expressive.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 10, 2021, 11:09:40 am
Thanks Eric. The house was feeling neglected.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 10, 2021, 09:22:23 pm
Adding to the home front.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 10, 2021, 10:23:39 pm
I've got to start looking around my house more.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 11, 2021, 03:03:13 pm
Round three for impressions and expressions.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 11, 2021, 06:42:50 pm
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 12, 2021, 04:05:32 pm
Thanks Eric. More Expressiveness.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on May 13, 2021, 07:39:17 am
Nice and soft pastel colors… The movement is also "elegant".
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 13, 2021, 10:27:47 am
Nice and soft pastel colors… The movement is also "elegant".
Yes.
I think John has been taking ballet classes and he always wears his camera with the shutter open.   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on May 13, 2021, 11:54:25 am
Yes.
I think John has been taking ballet classes and he always wears his camera with the shutter open.   ;)

That's the best explanation I've read!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 13, 2021, 01:10:43 pm
Thank you Francois and Eric. As long as I don't have to wear a tutu, I'm ok with the ballet analogy ;)

Here we have a similar sweep with fuller colours; less ephemeral, but just as whimsical and expressive.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 13, 2021, 05:52:56 pm
I love that one too, John.

But I'm a little embarrassed at the idea of you out photographing without your tutu.   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 14, 2021, 09:08:26 pm
I love that one too, John.

But I'm a little embarrassed at the idea of you out photographing without your tutu.   ;)
What can I say, I still had my tights and was able to twirl. See here:

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 16, 2021, 09:07:23 pm
Windswept...

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 16, 2021, 10:20:36 pm
Two more tasty treats.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: David Eckels on May 17, 2021, 10:46:07 am
Fantastic series, John. Reminds me of some of Freeman Patterson's work.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 17, 2021, 11:13:37 am
Fantastic series, John. Reminds me of some of Freeman Patterson's work.
Thank you Eric and David. Patterson is inspirational and a fine photographer and great teacher. If you ever saw him in person at a seminar you would know right away. He wrote "The Art of Seeing," an inspirational book that broke the mold of the how to books on photography back in the 80's and 90's. It was more about learning photography as a means to express yourself and aesthetics, not just the craft. He emphasized learning to see. All slides and no post processing!

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 17, 2021, 11:41:53 am
High Park in Toronto. Glorious flowering trees filled with colour.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 17, 2021, 09:12:10 pm
I can sometimes manage good images with ICM even in harsh sunny light. Here are two from the last few days of glorious Spring!

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 17, 2021, 10:20:56 pm
If I had any stock in IBM, I think now would be a good time to sell all of it and invest it in ICM instead.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 18, 2021, 04:47:51 pm
If I had any stock in IBM, I think now would be a good time to sell all of it and invest it in ICM instead.
Thanks Eric. I will give you a discount 8)

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 18, 2021, 05:57:54 pm
Mixing it up a bit...

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on May 19, 2021, 06:48:45 am
The last two images are really intense, wow! My favorite is #1, I especially like the contrast between the pinkish and the white flowers.
Well done for both!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 19, 2021, 02:27:04 pm
These last two are excellent, and closer to "realistic" than we expect from you, John, but highly effective.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 19, 2021, 03:41:54 pm
These last two are excellent, and closer to "realistic" than we expect from you, John, but highly effective.
Thank you Francois and Eric. Yes, the first is a straight shot of many trees behind each other. The second is in-camera double exposure of two separate images.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 20, 2021, 04:33:02 pm
A walk through High park where I found this cluster of trees and lined them up, just so...then tried a new slow-mo technique.

JR


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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 22, 2021, 05:46:10 pm
From the Rhododendron Gardens in Mississauga.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 24, 2021, 07:57:53 am
The lilac garden.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 24, 2021, 03:25:56 pm
Another fine bunch, John.
A question: In High park, how many treees did you have to physically move to the correct locations?   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 24, 2021, 04:06:29 pm
Another fine bunch, John.
A question: In High park, how many treees did you have to physically move to the correct locations?   ;)
You correctly observed the lilac garden does not look quite right. It is a double exposure with some parts overlapping. It came out Ok, so I thought I would post it. The official name is Lilac Dell. The Farmer was not in the Dell; but for a price you can get a monkey to chase a weasel.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 25, 2021, 12:48:30 am
Formal meets the informal.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 26, 2021, 12:31:01 pm
Joining the ranks of the informal, it echoes the gentle warm breezes of that day.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 26, 2021, 05:24:54 pm
Another very nice one.

The few times I've tried any "ICM" stuff all I get is the "ST." That is the Senile Twitch.    :(
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 27, 2021, 11:05:58 am
Another very nice one.

The few times I've tried any "ICM" stuff all I get is the "ST." That is the Senile Twitch.    :(
Thanks Eric. When I observe people trying ICM, I notice they whip the camera around. For the most basic technique, just try to move the camera in downward motion at 1/4 to 1/15 of sec. during exposure. The motion is not that fast. About the speed of moving your hands from your eye glasses to your pocket. From there you can either speed up or slow the movement. In practice, it means pressing the shutter at same time as you move the camera. Because it is all instantaneous. That's the trick.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 27, 2021, 11:08:40 am
When it rains it pours...or does it rain at all?

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 27, 2021, 11:49:10 am
And the rain is whipping up all those little waves.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 27, 2021, 09:49:10 pm
And the rain is whipping up all those little waves.
Phew... thank goodness someone noticed the bouncing raining drops 8)

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 28, 2021, 12:13:53 pm
The Ballet director said, "start over from the top."

'No, no...good effort but too male centred. Bring the other dancers forward'
(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-BPxCk8V/0/f2b53596/L/IMG_0043%20copy1000-L.jpg)

'Much better... wait...mon dieu... who crossed their legs at the top'
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'Once more, but this time I want to see more sweep, like the weeping of the willow tree'
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'Much better. Go home and take the rest of the day off.'
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 28, 2021, 07:40:23 pm
Great!!!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 29, 2021, 02:16:06 pm
Now for a change of pace and scenery. Looks awesome in bw also. But sometimes I can't bring myself to give up the 'real' tones and colours of late afternoon light.
BTW, I charge five dollars a day for each parking spot ;)

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 31, 2021, 11:23:01 am
Sometimes when the light is harsh, I still try things. This one came out rather nice--and somewhat dark and mysterious.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rhododendrum-Park-Mississauga/i-32Gr3vK/0/89da10a3/L/IMG_0094%20copy3-1000-L.jpg)

Added this bw shot with slightly different composition.
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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 31, 2021, 07:48:35 pm
I like both versions of the trees.
As for the building, I'm astonished that the building wiggled at exactly the same rate as you ICM wiggle! Good timing.   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on May 31, 2021, 09:39:39 pm
Yes, the building knows me because I walk by it frequently. Thanks Eric.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 01, 2021, 11:23:36 am
Wild baby, wild...

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-tMvsnnn/0/84579bdd/L/JMR_1902%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: David Eckels on June 01, 2021, 12:19:39 pm
Terrific!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 02, 2021, 10:00:59 am
Some crazy fireflies you got there, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 02, 2021, 11:36:08 am
Some crazy fireflies you got there, John.
Thanks for commenting Dave and Eric.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 02, 2021, 11:39:26 am
I tried Nik software. Here is one result...an outline of sorts...
JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-dsgFzZp/0/63906e78/L/JMR_9705%20sepiacopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: degrub on June 02, 2021, 11:47:27 am
Nice, easy on the eyes !
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 02, 2021, 05:20:29 pm
Nice, easy on the eyes !
Thanks for the comments, Debug. I've had Nik for awhile, thinking I would never use it. Now I am watching videos on how to use it. They have some good presets to start with.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on June 03, 2021, 09:04:27 am
I tried Nik software. Here is one result...an outline of sorts...
JR



I like it a lot, it's so minimalist and yes so pleasant…
Good experiment, bravo.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 03, 2021, 10:50:43 am
Thanks Francois. Here is the original straight out of the camera for comparison. It does have it's own charm, albeit much more intense because the light was so harsh.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on June 03, 2021, 11:11:13 am
Thanks Francois. Here is the original straight out of the camera for comparison. It does have it's own charm, albeit much more intense because the light was so harsh.

JR



The original gets my blood pressure higher and the minimalist brings it back to normal again…  :D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 03, 2021, 12:19:19 pm
I never knew that Nik had a special set of ICM presets!
Very effective.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 03, 2021, 01:12:58 pm
I never knew that Nik had a special set of ICM presets!
Very effective.
And here is my bw version processed manually, while the Nik was a sepia preset. They have many presets for bw format. Each version has its own character.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 03, 2021, 01:38:18 pm
Oh well...the garden party awaits.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-c4cvBtd/0/633f5e4f/L/JMR_9699%20copy1000b-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 04, 2021, 11:36:54 am
From the garden to the dark and mysterious...the forbidden forest.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-Ft438pb/0/7750ab54/L/JMRO6256%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 04, 2021, 05:43:59 pm
Another fine classic JMR.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 05, 2021, 12:59:18 am
Thank you Eric! And now for something a little more playful and somewhat surreal.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-nMFQv29/0/4cd26e04/L/JMR_0177%20pano4%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on June 05, 2021, 09:20:30 am
Less traditional, from you but just as nice… What an intense splash of colors!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 05, 2021, 10:55:23 am
Less traditional, from you but just as nice… What an intense splash of colors!
Yes!
And the semi-symmetry works just right.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 05, 2021, 01:39:48 pm
Yes!
And the semi-symmetry works just right.
Thank you Francois and Eric. "semi-symmetry" is what I had in mind!
Here is one more and one to give you flavour of what the garden looked like. Very lovely indeed.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-mgBpbLq/0/70680d2f/L/JMR_0255%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 05, 2021, 07:49:06 pm
Gosh! I never spotted the couple in lawn chairs in the original version. I wonder why?   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 06, 2021, 07:56:22 am
Gosh! I never spotted the couple in lawn chairs in the original version. I wonder why?   ;)
Of course not, they're blurred! You should not challenge my images; Is this self explanatory enough for you 8)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-ZnJ2QTf/0/8381d649/L/JMR_9272%20copy3-%201000-L.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 06, 2021, 11:31:04 am
Good, clear, and representational.   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Michael West on June 06, 2021, 11:26:50 pm
Of course not, they're blurred! You should not challenge my images; Is this self explanatory enough for you 8)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-ZnJ2QTf/0/8381d649/L/JMR_9272%20copy3-%201000-L.jpg)

the lines are very elegant
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 07, 2021, 12:13:14 pm
Thank you Michael.

What to do on hot sunny day where the light is not conducive to most kinds of photography? Enjoy the walk and experiment. That's what!

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Breukner-Gardens-2015/i-dvmDBq7/0/e65c2c0c/L/JMR_9906%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Frans Waterlander on June 07, 2021, 12:24:38 pm
Can't you guys use a tripod?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 07, 2021, 12:32:21 pm
Can't you guys use a tripod?
Only on Sundays because that's my day of rest 8)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 08, 2021, 10:34:28 am
Closer to home. and look Ma no hands blur...unless you count the bokeh.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-bPctCtV/0/16b20595/L/JMR_0160%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 08, 2021, 10:49:06 am
That last two are VERY nice, even though part of each is sharp.    ;)

Instead of ICM, I think in these two you used ICB*.

* In-Camera Blur.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on June 08, 2021, 11:01:18 am
Closer to home. and look Ma no hands blur...unless you count the bokeh.

JR


Stupendous… So, it looks like you can also take sharp images!  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 08, 2021, 12:53:50 pm
Stupendous… So, it looks like you can also take sharp images!  :D :D :D

That last one is VERY nice, even though part of it is sharp.    ;)
There is light in the LuLa tunnel after all. Thanks Francois and Eric. Maybe its the complimentary colours, green and red...No?

Dare we go into the green-magenta forest?

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on June 09, 2021, 08:06:04 am
Yes, very nice and pleasing colors combination.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 09, 2021, 09:56:42 am
Yes.
And I think I've seen those two trees before. I hope you pay them good modelling fees.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 09, 2021, 07:14:12 pm
Yes.
And I think I've seen those two trees before. I hope you pay them good modelling fees.
Thanks Eric and Francois. Eric I bet you have never seen this one before. Believe it or not, straight out of the camera, more or less, because the camera has filters you can apply to the images. Just for fun.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-F5V9nqH/0/92253b43/L/JMR_0128%20copy1-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 09, 2021, 11:18:00 pm
I recognize those two big trees. Or are they the photographer's legs?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on June 10, 2021, 08:19:48 am
I recognize those two big trees. Or are they the photographer's legs?

I'm not a good physiognomist at all so I won't take sides (between legs and trees)!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 10, 2021, 08:52:14 am
Thank you gentlemen. But enough legs, let me show you a delicate tree done in a mode quite different from ICM.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Breukner-Gardens-2015/i-Gr27kkB/0/9374d985/L/May%2030-%202021%20Hancock%20Woodlands_0087%20copy3-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 10, 2021, 09:42:32 am
Impressionist with blur.
It works beautifully.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 10, 2021, 11:36:30 am
Impressionist with blur.
It works beautifully.
Almost Eric. It's about 20 images on same frame all taken in slightly different positions. You can do this in PP as well. Check out "in the round" technique on line. It is very similar but taken from all sides of a subject to give an impressionist look.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 10, 2021, 05:47:25 pm
Golly, John. That sounds complicated.
Me, I just pack my film in a cannister and mail it off to the nearest Kodachrome Processing Lab.   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on June 11, 2021, 07:15:38 am
Thank you gentlemen. But enough legs, let me show you a delicate tree done in a mode quite different from ICM.

JR



A lot more sophisticated but also a very elegant image.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 11, 2021, 07:54:29 am
A lot more sophisticated but also a very elegant image.
Thank you Francois and Eric. This latter technique is the most tedious. And although it is only pixels I somehow feel that taking over twenty images just to get one is wasteful!

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 11, 2021, 08:20:02 am
Surreal.

JR

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(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-28ZFTdZ/0/7c696774/L/May%2029-%202021%20Dundas%20Valley_0003%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 12, 2021, 09:58:05 am
Unfortunately, I could not get the cloud whiter which is what I wanted. It was grayish after all.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-kMdmPbz/0/8c2760e8/L/JMR_3710%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 12, 2021, 12:20:30 pm
Just keep your camera focused on the building and wait (for as long as it takes) for a really white cloud to come by in just the right position.    ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 13, 2021, 06:08:21 pm
Different trees and locale, of course!

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 14, 2021, 12:44:00 pm
Very dry this spring. So little rain. But the lilies seem to do Ok.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Hilton-Falls/i-hbJJQCW/0/c9c96445/L/JMR_0249%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on June 15, 2021, 10:23:55 am
Painterly with a perfect colors combination (the lilies/leaves and the purplish water).
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 15, 2021, 05:19:35 pm
What Francois said.

If you walked here, I hope you wore hip boots.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 16, 2021, 10:39:37 am
What Francois said.

If you walked here, I hope you wore hip boots.
Thank you Francois and Eric. You didn't notice that this is actually a double exposure. And that is the way it should be.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on June 16, 2021, 11:08:49 am
Thank you Francois and Eric. You didn't notice that this is actually a double exposure. And that is the way it should be.

JR

Didn't notice anything, this photo is so nice that I stopped thinking about the process. Beauty trumps technique.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 16, 2021, 09:16:16 pm
Spirits in the sky...

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 16, 2021, 11:21:11 pm
Nice, lively clouds.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 17, 2021, 06:59:08 am
Nice, lively clouds.
Thanks Eric. Taken with my walk around G1X. Same with this creature in the sky.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-nCvPsHQ/0/90bcef1c/L/IMG_0095%20bwglow1000-3-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: David Eckels on June 17, 2021, 09:09:52 am
Terrific, John. I like your compositions.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 18, 2021, 12:01:21 am
This latest one suggests an ethereal large heron just taking off.
 
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 18, 2021, 12:19:20 am
This latest one suggests an ethereal large heron just taking off.
Thank you Eric and David. Eric I saw the last image as a horse dashing through the clouds.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 18, 2021, 11:14:35 am
Thank you Eric and David. Eric I saw the last image as a horse dashing through the clouds.

JR
Ah. Nightrider in the sky. That works, too.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 18, 2021, 01:42:39 pm
Ah. Nightrider in the sky. That works, too.
And some days, I can look at the clouds all day long...a cross between tranquil and peaceful and yet dynamic enough to make you want to see the show.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 19, 2021, 11:40:54 am
Two versions of subject with Silver Effex Pro. Works goof good if you like high [contrast] or bw preset effects.

JR--edited to be legible!

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 19, 2021, 07:09:45 pm
Nice, John.
But I am quite capable of working "goof" without any special software!    8)   :)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 19, 2021, 08:08:46 pm
Nice, John.
But I am quite capable of working "goof" without any special software!    8)   :)
Guess I shouldn't post until after my nap ::)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on June 21, 2021, 08:08:44 am
Two good shots. I especially like the first one. It has a real separation between the "main" building and the tall tower.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 21, 2021, 02:02:27 pm
Two good shots. I especially like the first one. It has a real separation between the "main" building and the tall tower.
Thanks Francois. Sometimes I can't decide which I like better, but today it's like you, the first image.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 21, 2021, 05:40:37 pm
Thanks Francois. Sometimes I can't decide which I like better, but today it's like you, the first image.

JR
I had to go back and check them again.
I agree: The first one wins the blue ribbon.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on June 22, 2021, 08:42:43 am
Thanks Francois. Sometimes I can't decide which I like better, but today it's like you, the first image.

JR

So, I'm not always the bizarre of the bunch!  ;D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 22, 2021, 10:39:26 am
So, I'm not always the bizarre of the bunch!  ;D
Oh, I think we are a pretty bizarre bunch as a whole!  Welcome to the club!   ;D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 22, 2021, 01:04:53 pm
Oh, I think we are a pretty bizarre bunch as a whole!  Welcome to the club!   ;D
This conversation reminds me of the Bizarro comic strip ;D Now I have to look for another Bizarro image to match the theme! All good fun.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 23, 2021, 09:40:19 pm
Green fury; green swirl.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on June 24, 2021, 08:01:52 am
Great tempestuous images… I especially like thee first one, it seems more powerful (in terms of movements) while the second one is more subtle.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 26, 2021, 04:27:12 pm
Thanks Francois. A more common subject with slight blur. It seems to accentuate the patterns.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Pictorials/i-KRSKchg/0/16535f1e/L/JMR_0891%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on June 27, 2021, 02:47:01 pm
After the grey of the last image, I thought I would brighten up everyone's day with these smiling flowers.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Cultural-Hotspots-Etobicoke/i-V7N876x/0/48193a43/L/JMR_8058%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: degrub on June 27, 2021, 10:42:49 pm
That’s one of your better ones, i think. Not too busy and simple graphics and primary colours.
Yes !
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 01, 2021, 07:24:42 pm
I especially like "Green Fury," "slight blur," and "smiling flowers."
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 01, 2021, 11:31:57 pm
Thanks Degrub and Eric.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 01, 2021, 11:47:25 pm
Incongruent. Kind of abstract.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on July 02, 2021, 10:50:33 am
Zigzags and squares… I like that a lot!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 02, 2021, 11:51:58 am
Both nice, but in the first you did a better job directing the cloud to make an interesting pose.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 02, 2021, 05:57:51 pm
Both nice, but in the first you did a better job directing the cloud to make an interesting pose.
Enamored with the clouds, are we...careful what you wish for...starting to look like monsters

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-SGbsCxF/0/b0a500cd/L/JMR_0666%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 02, 2021, 11:25:36 pm
I imagine you, like a lion tamer, cracking your whip at those clouds to get them to pose correctly for you.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 03, 2021, 10:45:33 pm
Even the birds get in on the action.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 03, 2021, 11:18:07 pm
I think some of them are carrying tiny Leicas.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 08, 2021, 01:33:39 am
Summer Impressions.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on July 08, 2021, 08:58:46 am
Two great green shots. I especially like the first one with this pointillistic look.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 08, 2021, 11:25:19 pm
Two great green shots. I especially like the first one with this pointillistic look.
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 10, 2021, 09:42:12 am
Yellow-green that is. When I click auto-contrast I often get ghastly oversaturated greens and yellows. But it give me an idea of how things will look when I reduce the effect or switch to manual control. What I learned about greens and yellows using the sliders is that most of the greens we see in nature are at least half yellow! So I have to tone those down all the time. Thanks.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 10, 2021, 09:43:33 am
Last glimmer of light on the forest path as evening sets.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-hNNnZM9/0/133d49f4/L/IMG_0056%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on July 10, 2021, 10:49:18 am
Ghostly creatures in haunted woods…
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 10, 2021, 04:23:05 pm
Nicely spooky.

And not too much green or yellow.   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 10, 2021, 07:55:41 pm
Ghostly creatures in haunted woods…

Nicely spooky.

And not too much green or yellow.   ;)
I will let you two pass - this time ha, ha, ha....
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 13, 2021, 01:30:53 am
Sometimes experiments work and can be quite wonderful, breathing new life into an otherwise ordinary flower image.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-gxm5zww/0/a95e872f/L/JMR_1207%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on July 13, 2021, 07:57:27 am
Splendid bouquet, keep experimenting - but it's true that you never stopped!
Well done, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 13, 2021, 05:14:42 pm
Splendid bouquet, keep experimenting - but it's true that you never stopped!
Well done, John.
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 13, 2021, 07:36:57 pm
Splendid bouquet, keep experimenting - but it's true that you never stopped!
Well done, John.

+1.
Thank you Francois and Eric. Let's face it, I love going out and trying things. Keeps me active and fit and helps hone the visual skills which is what it is all about.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 14, 2021, 10:36:06 am
And it saves wear and tear on that easy chair you might otherwise spend too much time in.   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 15, 2021, 12:27:41 pm
It was about 5 PM and I was about to walk into the house when I spotted these nascent goldenrods appearing to be individually lit. Really it was the sun creating a shadow in one part while the other was still in sun. What a gift...

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on July 16, 2021, 11:17:32 am
I like the glow-in-the-dark look of those goldenrods… Well seen.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 16, 2021, 01:51:57 pm
I like the glow-in-the-dark look of those goldenrods… Well seen.
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 16, 2021, 09:27:01 pm
Is it real...or is it memorex? Neither. It's an artistic rendering kind of image that people in the club seem to like to do a lot.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 16, 2021, 11:25:28 pm
Nice, and tasteful.

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on July 17, 2021, 09:19:54 am
The flowers seem to float above the stems! I like it very much for that matter.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 22, 2021, 12:08:49 pm
What to make of this...

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Chris Kern on July 22, 2021, 05:58:15 pm
What to make of this...

Quite shapely!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 22, 2021, 07:53:08 pm
Real arty. I like it.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: degrub on July 22, 2021, 08:59:52 pm
about $ 500 per print in Eric’s requested size  ;D ;D ;D ::)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 22, 2021, 10:23:20 pm
Quite shapely!
Thank you gentlemen. I stopped editing as soon as I saw the "shapely" element within the image. Stopped me in my tracks so to speak.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 23, 2021, 10:29:26 pm
Can't let a good shadow-play scene go by. And some from the abstract section.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Cultural-Hotspots-Etobicoke/i-SK9hMKv/0/91719edf/L/JMR_1569%20bwcopy-SE1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-XSBCscj/0/3a2ce239/L/IMG_0146%20copy5%20crop2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-cCKh6xB/0/81ca5eee/L/JMR_1016%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rockwood-Conservation-Scotts/i-gPpVLxt/0/a09eee63/L/JMR_0654%20bwcopy-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 28, 2021, 07:17:15 pm
Just playing with the software...and straight one out of the camera.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-5QBVDQL/0/32cf3d86/L/July%2027-%202021%20Erindale%20Park_0083%20pano8bw-1000b-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-M3nRfhJ/0/ef231d5c/L/July%2027-%202021%20Erindale%20Park_0094%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 29, 2021, 10:05:12 am
Symmetric and asymmetric, both nice.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on July 31, 2021, 12:07:43 am
Stepping out...so-called because I tried something new.

Added a few from the abstract section.

JR

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(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-mmwwdX7/0/10e512e8/L/JMR_2735%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 31, 2021, 09:25:10 am
That's a magic lamp if I ever saw one.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 02, 2021, 05:41:52 pm
More garden delights.

JR

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(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-BZKCLRC/0/e3d11446/L/JMR_2574%20copy1000-L.jpg)

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 02, 2021, 07:55:53 pm
Much to my surprise, the one that tickles me the most at this moment of these three is the one that is pretty much just a "straight" photo.

They're all nice so maybe by tomorrow my mood (and pick) will change.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 02, 2021, 09:20:24 pm
Much to my surprise, the one that tickles me the most at this moment of these three is the one that is pretty much just a "straight" photo.

They're all nice so maybe by tomorrow my mood (and pick) will change.
Hang on Eric... there will be a tomorrow; see here, from Annie musical:

"The sun'll come out
Tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar

The sun'll come out
Tomorrow
So you gotta hang on
'Til tomorrow
Come what may"
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 03, 2021, 12:34:13 pm
Delicate. You can alight here if you are butterfly.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: David Eckels on August 03, 2021, 01:13:12 pm
Oh my! Achingly lovely, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 03, 2021, 05:06:57 pm
Oh my! Achingly lovely, John.
Yes!!!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: degrub on August 03, 2021, 05:36:48 pm
very nice !
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 03, 2021, 08:13:04 pm
Thank you David, Eric and Degrub for your comments. Sorry Degrub, I don't know your name.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 04, 2021, 12:43:23 pm
I really like the original, but decided to experiment a bit and came up with this. Almost symmetrical but not quite. Symmetrcial by itself without other modifications by the maker can be quite boring and tedious.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Michael West on August 04, 2021, 11:13:05 pm
What to make of this...

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-8HmXqx6/0/3bb1039a/L/IMG_0132%20panowarp3-1000-L.jpg)



reminiscent of GeorgIa O'Keefe
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 04, 2021, 11:20:27 pm
I really like the original, but decided to experiment a bit and came up with this. Almost symmetrical but not quite. Symmetrcial by itself without other modifications by the maker can be quite boring and tedious.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-jqNbxjf/0/4fbc82fc/L/June%202-%202021%20Hancock%20Pano-2%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Nice, John. Just the right mix of symmetry and asymmetry.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 05, 2021, 11:57:59 am
It's either musical chairs, or someone trying to cut into the dance!

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 05, 2021, 02:50:19 pm
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 06, 2021, 06:05:49 pm
+1.
Thanks Eric. Always experimenting - this time to produce something surreal.

JR

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Or maybe produce something more realistic.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-J7df9wW/0/317185dc/L/IMG_0024%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 06, 2021, 10:22:25 pm
Both fine, but my vote is for surreal.
My new title for you, John, is "Sir Real."   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on August 07, 2021, 09:06:42 am
I love the "green" one, especially the watercolors look
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Chris Kern on August 07, 2021, 02:22:36 pm
I love the "green" one, especially the watercolors look

Yes, great effect and nicely done.

I would be tempted to crop out the tree trunk at the right side of the frame; I think three work better than four in this image.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 08, 2021, 07:24:51 am
Yes, great effect and nicely done.

I would be tempted to crop out the tree trunk at the right side of the frame; I think three work better than four in this image.
Thanks Chris. Yes that would be a very effective crop.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 08, 2021, 08:28:39 am
After the rain.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on August 08, 2021, 10:59:07 am
Lovely!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 08, 2021, 11:47:36 am
+1.

(And in case of drought, always carry a spray bottle.)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 08, 2021, 12:08:17 pm
+1.

(And in case of drought, always carry a spray bottle.)
Thanks guys. Eric, do you mean, in the event of drought I should wait under the blossoms to catch a drop of water 8)

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 08, 2021, 12:22:39 pm
The ash was so relaxed yesterday.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 08, 2021, 05:30:07 pm
The bee (I think) is pure serendipity. Didn't even see him until he popped up on the computer screen.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 08, 2021, 06:12:05 pm
What? Don't you spray your computer screen with bug spray every day before going out?   :o

Nice image either way.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on August 09, 2021, 09:29:51 am
The bee (I think) is pure serendipity. Didn't even see him until he popped up on the computer screen.

JR

I like the combination of the bicolor flower and the colorful background… The bee is a plus!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 09, 2021, 06:48:31 pm
I like the combination of the bicolor flower and the colorful background… The bee is a plus!
Thanks Eric and Francois. Buzz... buzz

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 09, 2021, 06:49:28 pm
Playing with the software on the first. The second is composite of two blurred images.

JR

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(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-2gQk3MZ/0/6f280677/L/Aug%207-%202021%20James%20Gardens_0115%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 11, 2021, 05:31:59 pm
Look at the spring greens! I'm pretty sure if Bill lent some of that fog, I wouldn't have to take these impressionist images. Sigh...

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on August 12, 2021, 10:25:33 am
No need of fog here, it's already beautiful!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Chris Kern on August 12, 2021, 10:53:20 am
I'm pretty sure if Bill lent some of that fog, I wouldn't have to take these impressionist images.

Putting on my (very amateur) art critic hat, I think you have developed a rather striking signature style, and that it has become increasingly refined over time.  I can't say I like every one of your images, but you have a lot more hits than misses.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 12, 2021, 10:05:07 pm
Well, thank you very much Chris. For me, it is quite enjoyable, so I just keep on trying new things.
I used to be a landscape enthusiast, but that got more and more difficult and less enjoyable. At least for me. Too many post-cardy images and too much ability to alter images, caused me lose interest. I still love landscapes, but prefer the more subtle look, if you know what I mean.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 14, 2021, 12:43:18 am
Sunflower chronicles -1
Visited a sunflower farm. It was very hot but the light was beautiful, mostly soft and muted, alternating with some clouds and some harshness on occasion. The surreal colors in the second image are actually caused by the multiexposure feature on brightness mode. Here are two.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on August 14, 2021, 08:03:22 am
Stunning shots, both. Even #1 is outstanding, the sunflowers seem to look intensely at the viewer. I also like the sky a lot. The second shot is more peaceful. The colors are softer and there's a lot less details hence the sense of relaxation.
Well done again, John!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 14, 2021, 11:32:14 am
Stunning shots, both. Even #1 is outstanding, the sunflowers seem to look intensely at the viewer. I also like the sky a lot. The second shot is more peaceful. The colors are softer and there's a lot less details hence the sense of relaxation.
Well done again, John!
Bravo!
Just as Francois said.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 14, 2021, 02:06:21 pm
Bravo!
Just as Francois said.
Thanks Francois and Eric. I have to back, not nearly done. My only drawback is that they don't allow tripods.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 14, 2021, 02:08:20 pm
Sunflower chronicles -2
Not as striking as the first two images, but I think they have their charm.

JR

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(https://photos.smugmug.com/Landscape-Impressions/i-KBkJTT2/0/6d931c79/L/JMR_3759%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: degrub on August 14, 2021, 08:52:51 pm
The second one is appealing in that the foreground has definition.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 14, 2021, 10:18:34 pm
Sunflowers in their dreamy states. Also charming.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 15, 2021, 03:43:16 am
The second one is appealing in that the foreground has definition.

Sunflowers in their dreamy states. Also charming.
Thank you for commenting gentlemen.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 15, 2021, 03:47:02 am
Sunflower chronicles -3.
Tapestry and wispiness.

JR

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(https://photos.smugmug.com/Landscape-Impressions/i-kmrfWp3/0/d86dc08e/L/JMR_3738%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: David Eckels on August 15, 2021, 09:17:06 am
These are lovely, John. You should write a book.
You tube?
I first encountered these "techniques" as I thought of them at the time, from Freeman Patterson, a distinguished Canadian photographer. Your mastery of ICM and the artistry of your subject selection and rendering are impressive. If I must pick a favorite, it would have to be the top frame from -3 series.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 15, 2021, 10:05:55 am
These are lovely, John. You should write a book.
You tube?
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 16, 2021, 07:42:10 am
+1.
Thank you David and Eric. Practice, Practice! Who knows, maybe some day a book...

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 16, 2021, 07:44:27 am
Sunflower Chronicles -4

It was a good day!

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 16, 2021, 02:18:50 pm
If I had to pick one out of all of these sunflower pix so far, it would be the first of this latest pair.

Excellent set.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 16, 2021, 09:16:25 pm
If I had to pick one out of all of these sunflower pix so far, it would be the first of this latest pair.

Excellent set.
Thank you Eric. And I agree, the moment I set eyes on it. A sea of blur and wind.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 19, 2021, 10:27:22 am
Sunflower Chronicles -5

Last of the sunflowers. They are on their way out, and the sun got very harsh. Of course the flowers love it!

JR

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The red comes from overlapping images in multiexposure mode.
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(https://photos.smugmug.com/Landscape-Impressions/i-MJjxZdg/0/0fc5d127/L/JMR_4459%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 19, 2021, 05:53:19 pm
A fine set altogether.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 20, 2021, 04:26:59 pm
Thanks Eric. Onward to other subjects...

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 20, 2021, 08:08:33 pm
Ah! Another that I don't need my glasses on to see it well.
Nice.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 21, 2021, 10:11:12 am
Water lilies and more...

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on August 22, 2021, 09:08:33 am
The second one is more like a dream, I like it a lot.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 24, 2021, 09:54:24 pm
I am more and more tending toward the more subtle colours and compositions. They do well as abstracts.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on August 25, 2021, 09:16:25 am
Both are very nice but the color combinations (#2) is sweet. I like it a lot. The beauty of the first one takes a bit more time to be revealed - at least for me but it's also superb.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 25, 2021, 01:44:34 pm
Both are very nice but the color combinations (#2) is sweet. I like it a lot. The beauty of the first one takes a bit more time to be revealed - at least for me but it's also superb.
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 25, 2021, 05:03:27 pm
+1.
Thanks Francois and Eric. No-2 is a double exposure, two pans over two different areas of flowers.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 25, 2021, 07:42:18 pm
No-2 is a double exposure, two pans over two different areas of flowers.

JR
Thus, an intentional "lucky accident?"   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 27, 2021, 06:38:32 pm
Last night in my area of Toronto a major storm hit and darkened the whole area with hail, rain and wind. I saw it through my window and made this photograph through the blinds. You couldn't see across the street during the ten minute downpour.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-Q6dCGBQ/0/b9325d08/L/JMR_5092%20Aug%2026-%202021%20Storm-2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 27, 2021, 11:23:39 pm
Makes a fine abstract.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on August 28, 2021, 08:40:15 am
I like this last shot a lot. Initially, without reading the explanation I thought that it was a wall made out of wooden planks.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 28, 2021, 02:52:30 pm
I like this last shot a lot. Initially, without reading the explanation I thought that it was a wall made out of wooden planks.
Thanks Eric and Francois. Here is what it looked like. I didn't get high enough shutter speed to freeze the streaks. I didn't like the 'brightness', as it seemed to undermine the mystery moodiness of the grey out. So the image you saw is a actually a sideways pan.

JR

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 28, 2021, 06:07:51 pm
Dance, dance where ever you may be...

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 28, 2021, 08:00:47 pm
I'm too old to do all that dancing. I'll have to sit the next dance out.
Which way is the bar?
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 28, 2021, 08:23:53 pm
I'm too old to do all that dancing. I'll have to sit the next dance out.
Which way is the bar?
Depends on how much you have been drinking. Thanks Eric.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: degrub on August 28, 2021, 09:30:39 pm
#1 & #4 appeal.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on August 29, 2021, 09:11:37 am
My vote goes to #4 but this set is, once again, top-notch.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 29, 2021, 06:55:04 pm
My vote goes to #4 but this set is, once again, top-notch.

#1 & #4 appeal.

Thank you Degrub and Francois. No 4 is kind of frenetic, like a Cossack Dance, Hey!!

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Michael West on August 29, 2021, 08:06:32 pm
Water lilies and more...

JR

 

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-9kDs2Ws/0/99d215d1/L/JMR_4624%20copy1000-L.jpg)

love the "SmearKeh"
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 29, 2021, 08:28:42 pm
love the "SmearKeh"
Thanks for commenting Michael. Actually this is double exposure in-camera. One blurred the second straight on. It took me three tries. The technique works best when at least one image, or part of the subject is dark.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 30, 2021, 09:09:52 pm
Just for fun folks.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-7GmWKSx/0/f153d78a/L/JMR_5391%20pano9d-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 30, 2021, 11:34:26 pm
Help! The monster is coming!!!

Neat one, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on August 31, 2021, 01:25:22 pm
Help! The monster is coming!!!

Neat one, John.
Yea, so be nice!
Believe it or not that image started life as below. Thanks Eric.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-Vxb9Jf8/0/481bd3df/L/JMR_5391%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-RW7HdS5/0/41ea3df8/L/IMG_0035-%202021copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-L83b3sZ/0/ee8704f1/L/JMR_5720%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 31, 2021, 05:11:59 pm
You never cease to amaze, John.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on September 01, 2021, 07:27:28 am
Help! The monster is coming!!!

Neat one, John.

It looks like one of those African warrior mask - superb!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 01, 2021, 12:29:43 pm
It looks like one of those African warrior mask - superb!
Thanks again Francois and Eric.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 01, 2021, 12:30:30 pm
Let your imagination take you away.

JR

A fleeting moment...
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-FNQKvh4/0/fd6332ed/L/IMG_0001%20copy2021-1000-L.jpg)

Or the kiss of sunlight...
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-Hk8pkQF/0/c371d28b/L/IMG_0191%202021%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 02, 2021, 02:12:39 pm
From yesterday's walk at Guelph arboretum. Lovely place full of gorgeous trees. Although very sunny, I made the best of it. The walk alone was worth the visit. Can't wait to visit it in the fall.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-shwbJB4/0/9e7ef1c8/L/IMG_0179%202021copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-dXRZpnd/0/0e8f6b1a/L/IMG_0121%202021copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 02, 2021, 03:00:20 pm
These are quite fine, John.

I usually don't bother shooting in bright sunlight, but you inspire me to see if I can somehow tame the sunny beast.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on September 03, 2021, 09:29:34 am
I feel like I'm falling…
Well done!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 03, 2021, 06:20:00 pm
I feel like I'm falling…
Well done!
Thanks for the comments Francois. No need worry, you will only fall a few feet 8)

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 04, 2021, 12:32:59 pm
From walk at Rockwood conservation area.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rockwood-Conservation-Scotts/i-4cDTV2Q/0/4105ef28/L/Aug%2029-%202021%20Rockwood%20Conservation_0038%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 04, 2021, 01:28:13 pm
Looks like a supersonic walk.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 05, 2021, 08:55:37 am
Looks like a supersonic walk.
Vrooom. Thanks Eric.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 05, 2021, 08:57:19 am
A little on the soft side. But I still like it for its ethereal qualities.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-RPttdVG/0/25b741ad/L/JMR_6450%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 05, 2021, 06:38:16 pm
Pleasantly floating.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 05, 2021, 10:00:18 pm
Pleasantly floating.
Thanks Eric. Or you can float down this path.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-j6sHsrg/0/d10af8f8/L/JMR_6488%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 06, 2021, 01:09:02 pm
And as you go round the bend, the goldenrod beckons.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Hilton-Falls/i-V5rSXxF/0/f558fa36/L/JMR_6398%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 06, 2021, 02:29:14 pm
It was thoughtful of you to place your floodlight in the distant field behind the trees.   ;)
Nice shot.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 07, 2021, 12:02:21 am
Walk on by... with apologies to Dione Warwick.
Despite the harsh and blazing light reflecting from the white birches, I could not walk by the tree patterns. They do have a raw untamed look because everything is so harsh.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Guelph/i-FwVPwnV/0/68841848/L/IMG_0239%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Guelph/i-ksNmWLf/0/e437d5ab/L/IMG_0240%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 07, 2021, 10:24:08 am
Those birches are really assertive.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 08, 2021, 11:05:29 am
The birches have had their day in the sun. Time for other subjects.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-btT5CVH/0/d257ad4a/L/IMG_0404%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-WVW9SkJ/0/9a546c48/L/IMG_0539%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-rG8JMGn/0/96f551e7/L/JMR_5470%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 08, 2021, 08:18:35 pm
A fine and varied set.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 10, 2021, 08:32:23 am
Thanks Eric. When sun shines on you and occasionally for you ;)

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Landscape-Impressions/i-C6Jh982/0/11fd42c7/L/IMG_0329%20copy5-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 10, 2021, 12:03:33 pm
Another nice one. Real purty.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 13, 2021, 11:42:38 pm
A walk down the creek.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-G6MQ3MV/0/670d0cad/L/IMG_0691%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-cdHgzDQ/0/7baafc10/L/May%2029-%202021%20Dundas%20Valley_0064%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 14, 2021, 02:47:48 pm
That, too.

But where's the creek?  ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 14, 2021, 04:27:54 pm
That, too.

But where's the creek?  ;)
First, I went up the creek without a paddle and got the two above. Then I went down the creek after being rescued and here is the result 8)

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/RBG-impressions/i-BLXdZdH/0/bfd6640c/L/IMG_0551%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-VN66H23/0/f0cdc240/L/May%2029-%202021%20Dundas%20Valley_0138%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 14, 2021, 07:44:52 pm
Good rescue.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 16, 2021, 11:46:35 am
Good rescue.
Thanks Eric.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 16, 2021, 11:49:22 am
Sometimes ICM results can be quite surreal when you photograph in sidelight or backlight.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-FQ7NqsK/0/ce789351/L/IMG_0666%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-nz55vp6/0/afa13686/L/IMG_0652%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 17, 2021, 12:25:23 am
Yes, those add a new dimension to your ICM collection. Nice.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 22, 2021, 12:29:39 pm
Making the ugly look beautiful... Sometimes algae looks deceptively beautiful. Due to a long and protracted hot summer it is flourishing and trapping all the debris and waste of the aquatic animals and birds and looks quite ugly. Despite that, it makes for a striking contrast which caught my eye.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Cultural-Hotspots-Etobicoke/i-cjNkvsb/0/049ba28c/L/IMG_0867%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 22, 2021, 02:46:05 pm
A high contrast bw treatment that I learned from a seminar by Cole Thompson, via Zoom, sponsored by my camera club. Though I like some of it, I don't think it suits me as much. Works good for this image which was taken through my car window while at a long stop. We call these the Marilyn Monroe buildings.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/On-the-Road/i-nqMXwd5/0/3ac7c93b/L/IMG_0823%20bwcopy3-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 22, 2021, 03:31:15 pm
Both are good additions to your collection. Branching out a bit.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 23, 2021, 02:25:41 am
Both are good additions to your collection. Branching out a bit.
Thanks Eric.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 24, 2021, 02:36:58 pm
the leaves they gather
in a puddle born of rain
quick take a picture!

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-k8RG5z9/0/4e470279/L/IMG_1129%20copy2b-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 24, 2021, 04:49:34 pm
From a walk in High Park.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-LKDBQzQ/0/efe460d5/L/IMG_0876%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 24, 2021, 05:35:14 pm
Both very nice, as usual.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on September 25, 2021, 08:41:35 am
I love the multi-colored leaves. Autumn is here, I guess.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 25, 2021, 12:35:27 pm
Both very nice, as usual.

I love the multi-colored leaves. Autumn is here, I guess.

Thank you Francois and Eric. I also like early autumn with the goldenrods and stormy skies.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 25, 2021, 12:43:07 pm
High Park is for me a never ending source of subject matter. If you don't know, High Park is in Toronto and is somewhat akin to what Central Park is to New Yorkers. From people and events to animals and nature, it has most everything.

Here I waited for passersby, but none came. Until I left, of course :o

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-DcMtpFf/0/a405ff66/L/IMG_0959%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-Mbdf3hZ/0/8de3d376/L/IMG_1006%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 27, 2021, 06:52:26 am
These images are taken in Dundas Valley and are representative of the mid colour changes before the big splash of colour that comes later.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-24b5hqD/0/6fe27948/L/JMR_6977%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-BNvwJBx/0/1e89a2f1/L/JMR_6920%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 27, 2021, 08:51:56 am
I especially like the second of these.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 28, 2021, 06:51:35 am
Thanks Eric. Another walk in High Park.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-LkCvWzB/0/28135bde/L/Sept%2027-%202021%20High%20Park_0196%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-tjMN68D/0/58a109a3/L/Sept%2027-%202021%20High%20Park_0009%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on September 28, 2021, 09:17:58 am
High Park is for me a never ending source of subject matter. If you don't know, High Park is in Toronto and is somewhat akin to what Central Park is to New Yorkers. From people and events to animals and nature, it has most everything.

Here I waited for passersby, but none came. Until I left, of course :o

JR





I especially love the soft colors. They contrast with the vertical motion - speedy vs peaceful.
Well done!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 28, 2021, 12:00:16 pm
I think you often visit the same trees, but they always present just a different expression to your camera.

Nice.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on September 28, 2021, 03:08:51 pm
I especially love the soft colors. They contrast with the vertical motion - speedy vs peaceful.
Well done!
Thank you Francois.
I think you often visit the same trees, but they always present just a different expression to your camera.

Nice.
Eric, that's true in about 20 % of the images. Have to try and emulate painters who never complain about exhausting a scene. Thanks again.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 02, 2021, 10:50:28 pm
Trying Silver Effects. I found out you can render bw in so many ways.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-7MthtFZ/0/9c9db692/L/IMG_1136%20silver2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-B5w8tQK/0/950b39c2/L/IMG_1201%20bwcopy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 03, 2021, 10:25:20 am
The first of these does not look like the same trees.   ;)

Both very nice. Silver Effects gives nice tonalities.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 03, 2021, 12:00:39 pm
Or you can do a frolic in the forest so that discerning viewers don't notice many of the trees bear a striking resemblance to those posted before 8)

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-MBj7JZg/0/8698ff97/L/IMG_1209%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 03, 2021, 02:03:49 pm
But the third tree from the left is different. Did you just plant that one?    ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 03, 2021, 08:12:52 pm
When is something street art? Or just a crop? Maybe throw in something interesting, like a door to the outside?

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-DTX5ktC/0/bc0e6e90/L/IMG_1456%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-v5r2d6r/0/331cf316/L/IMG_1473%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Abstracts/i-4PxwcKt/0/cb446a48/L/IMG_1461%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on October 04, 2021, 04:06:18 am
Or you can do a frolic in the forest so that discerning viewers don't notice many of the trees bear a striking resemblance to those posted before 8)

JR


I need to consult my ophthalmologist pretty quickly  :D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 04, 2021, 11:45:03 am
Oh, I think these are just the same trees from a slightly different angle.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 05, 2021, 07:45:59 am
Oh, I think these are just the same trees from a slightly different angle.
Well to be fair to Eric, about 30 % of the recent images are taken in the same location at different angles and under different conditions, mostly at one particular part of High Park. The others are from different parks and locales. To me it all depends on how the light strikes the subject and if it presents as a different arrangement that catches my eye. Hopefully it is always somewhat different, although it may look similar.
Thanks for the comments Eric and Francois.

JR

Darker, a little more mysterious:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-fHFH9vQ/0/bb10e241/L/Sept%2027-%202021%20High%20Park_0212%20silver1-1000-L.jpg)

And the shy one:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/High-Park-Toronto/i-3xqxg3T/0/2f3e936f/XL/Sept%2027-%202021%20High%20Park_0093%20copy800-XL.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 05, 2021, 10:26:15 am
I've got to admit, John, that I like all of your tree shots, whether they are from the same trees or not.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 06, 2021, 09:39:25 am
Thanks Eric.

Don't dismay on a rainy day.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Etobicoke-Valley/i-7HLvP2J/0/d41ac887/L/IMG_1471%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 06, 2021, 06:51:27 pm
Nice abstract.

(But I must say that the tree at the bottom with the little round dots looks a bit odd for a tree.    ;)  )
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 07, 2021, 05:25:45 am
From yesterday's outing at conservation area north of Toronto.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-GcfPm3R/0/dc0ca7ad/L/JMR_7822%20copy1000-L.jpg)

Try as I might, I just couldn't freeze those falling leaves ;)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-qKsWHPz/0/c8c78473/L/JMR_7912%20copy1000-L.jpg)

You can see all the above if you take the road less travelled.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-QFkBj8G/0/c061d572/L/JMR_8324%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 07, 2021, 01:24:20 pm
Those leaves are falling like ice cubes.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 07, 2021, 04:21:18 pm
How about something more formal but yet surreal looking.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-cdB5LFQ/0/0823096f/L/JMR_8072%20copy4-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 07, 2021, 07:23:31 pm
Yes, sur. Real enough.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on October 08, 2021, 07:06:41 am
Wonderful green tones… I also lie the mosaic/painterly effect a lot.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 08, 2021, 08:06:33 am
Let the winds blow.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-kWrcjJs/0/bad60956/L/IMG_1515%20copy3-1000-L.jpg)

...or at least the breezes...
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-m9KN85G/0/dc6447fe/L/Oct%206-%202021%20Glen%20Haffey_0007%20contrasty2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 08, 2021, 05:44:20 pm
Both nice.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 10, 2021, 10:06:18 pm
These are variations on the road less travelled. What they have in common is that they were all taken in a car while gently rolling along. An experiment if you will.

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-J4zMRqk/0/464b1d97/L/JMR_8998%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-LctTztH/0/9c7ad8a5/L/JMR_9037%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-VDknjpX/0/a4901423/L/JMR_8961%20bwcopy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-qxLg3Rt/0/e5a26487/L/JMR_9059%20copy1000-L.jpg)

Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on October 11, 2021, 08:01:02 am
I love #2 and #4… They have those soft colors (especially #2).
Walking or driving, you always have superb shots.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 11, 2021, 12:22:06 pm
I thought "ICM" stood for "In Camera Movement," but now I see the "C" can also refer to "Car."

Nice series.

(But maybe these should be posted under "Daily Ride."   ;)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 12, 2021, 03:40:34 pm
I thought "ICM" stood for "In Camera Movement," but now I see the "C" can also refer to "Car."

Nice series.

(But maybe these should be posted under "Daily Ride."   ;)
ICM is for when I get up in the morning and sometimes my body says, I can't move! (ICM) :-\

Taken near Campbellford, Ontario, on a bright sunny day. That's why the shadow areas went black. Makes for a nice punchy but natural contrast.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-Qw7BsMh/0/10260137/L/JMR_9426%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 12, 2021, 04:38:36 pm
Nice.

(And I practice your latest version of ICM every morning!)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on October 13, 2021, 07:45:47 am
Just another superb shot… I'm envious  :D
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 13, 2021, 03:14:18 pm
Just another superb shot… I'm envious  :D
Thanks for feedback, Eric and Francois.

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 14, 2021, 12:55:01 am
Three different takes. This is one of my favourite Autumn places to visit, just north of Toronto. Near same location as the road images. The colours are amazing!

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-F8SzMs5/0/73fea317/L/JMR_8875%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-CGK237L/0/0cadcd75/L/JMR_9081%20copy1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-FtM5HKR/0/17f2f776/L/JMR_9131%20copy2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 14, 2021, 12:17:02 pm
All three very lovely, though very different.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 14, 2021, 12:18:52 pm
All three very lovely, though very different.
Thanks Eric. But you too may get caught in whirlwind if you stare too long 8)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-n9T83VW/0/3d01badc/L/Oct%2011-%202021%20Glen%20Haffey_0102%20copy1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 14, 2021, 02:10:37 pm
Wheeeeee!!!
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 14, 2021, 09:40:56 pm
Wheeeeee!!!
Indeed. Good thing I did not try to spell weeeee!

JR
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 14, 2021, 09:44:21 pm
The un-reality of it all. But I still like it!

JR

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-pRtHt5H/0/707e6ec3/L/IMG_1896%20copybw2-1000-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Glen-Haffey/i-d3qhpbq/0/909186c2/L/sky%20over%20local%20park-bw2-1000-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: francois on October 15, 2021, 09:18:34 am
Totally opposite and different. The sky is chaotic but so powerful while the other shot seems to be about a blurred & static vision. My head is turning but I love them both.
Bravo, again.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 15, 2021, 11:22:57 am
+1.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 19, 2021, 06:22:18 pm
+1.
Thanks again, Francois and Eric. Surreal autumn for those that like colour and other ways of seeing autumn.

JR

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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 20, 2021, 11:42:19 am
Both of these are quite classy, and the first is absolutely stunning.
Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 20, 2021, 02:50:34 pm
Both of these are quite classy, and the first is absolutely stunning.
Thank you Eric. So another good day for autumn while the colour lasts...

Too late a bw storm just passed through.
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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: John R on October 21, 2021, 08:38:19 am
High Park is really fine in October, suitable for an autumn walk, like this-
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You may also think certain trees resemble a heard of confused elephants-
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You may think the serene green of the canopy has a surreal tranquility-
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Or, you may think it is time to go home because it is getting eerily dark-
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Title: Re: Daily Walk
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 21, 2021, 11:33:54 am
Nice set, with a variety of moods.