What the eye doesn’t see and thank you Nikon Canada :)
I haven’t been doing any shooting. That’s not because I’ve lost interest. It has more to do with the unsuitable, ie, boring weather we’ve been having lately. We’re in the middle of some serious gloomy and wet stuff which should make things perfect in a few days. Ah, the joys of being at the mercy of mother nature. Shooting in the studio was always so much easier. I had more control over light, etc. but landscapes bring me more satisfaction.
On the business side, I’ve been approached by a couple of multinationals in the energy sector here in Alberta to document their land reclamations. I’d normally turn something like this down but I’m being given complete creative freedom over how I shoot things. It just goes to show you that you don’t need to photograph national parks to get noticed. It was my photos taken only minutes from Edmonton that led to me being considered for the jobs.
A few years ago, I had a digital slr converted to shoot infrared and every year I ponder selling it because I hardly use the thing. It also seems that every year at just about this time I drag it out once things green up. So, off I headed in the middle of the afternoon today with just the infrared camera to see what I could see.
The lovely thing about shooting IR is that you can’t always accurately predict the results. I do know that foliage goes light. Almost everything else goes dark. Mid day is the best time to be taking photos with this camera. The flatter the light, the better.
We’ve got some great weather forecast for the next week and I’m anxious to be up before the sun driving the back roads to see what mother nature has in store for me.
Thanks to Amanda from Nikon Canada. I’ve learned a lot over the past few months about how Nikon Canada treats it’s pro customers. Was that sarcasm? LOL