October 9, 2016 ~ After attending an inspiring workshop yesterday given by Marc Koegel, I acquired many ideas for a new approach to my images. The weather outside was horrendous on the early morning drive to Nanaimo so it was a double plus to be in a seminar and inside where I looked for images for day 282 of my project for 2016, “AYear of Days” posted under Image Portfolios. Marc did emphasize a minimalist approach which I have tried to create above with these three images of lights in the Nanaimo Conference Centre.
This digitally altered photograph was taken at the new Olso Opera June 2010. We were hosted by relatives to a private tour of the new building with a retired ballerina as our guide. If you have an opportunity to visit the Opera it is an architectural wonder in glass, wood and marble. It is another outside park in marble for the residents of Olso…very creative and functional which are fundamental to the Scandinavian approach to design.
It is not always necessary to have the eyes and beak of a bird to have a good image. I like the symmetry of this Tundra Swan in Reykjavik and of course was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time when he decided to stretch his wings.
In 2004 Ladysmith was home to three 12 meter yachts, Dame Pattie, Geronimo and the Age of Russia. The Dame Pattie was the 1967 America’s Cup Challenger after losing to Intrepid from the USA. Dame Pattie crossed the finish line first but was disqualified because of a collision with Intrepid. Geronimo starred as the US 1987 comeback yacht in the feature 1992 film “Wind.” RU-24 – Age of Russia was built for the 1992 Challenger races and was the only yacht ever entered by the Soviet Bloc. I was lucky on a few occasions to be close enough to get a few interesting shots of these boats. Geronimo is actually a beautiful red but I decided to experiment with black and white in this photo and I liked the final result.