Monthly Archives: June 2014

June 2014- the unexpected

Wether it is gear failure bad weather or clients who cancel last minute photographers deal with a ton of unexpected circumstances.  So what do you do when life presents an unfair mix of negativity?  What every other success person in the world does.  Persevere. 
Now, im no protographer, (yes i did spell it like that on purpose) I dont depend on my photographs to pay my mortgage or feed my family but I do take it quite seriously.  So when this week presented one of the wettest weeks on record in the canadian prairies I got pretty down.  Drab grey clouds dont produce the kind of prairie skies that make an open panorama engaging and uplifting.  I thought of all the ways I could make it work but travelling is not recommended due to flooding and the fields would be nearly impossible to traverse in order to get the shot.  Please dont hear me say a good shot isn’t worth it and likely if I was making a living of this I would have been out 2 or 3 times trying to get a good picture.
All that to say my June image is not going according to plan so I have decided to adapt.  To be flexible to try and attain what I think is a crazy goal. 

Plan setup shoot post process and publish an image in 9 hours the whole time capturing and posting the process all while balancing thr demands on 3 kids. 
I make no promises but I think this is going to be fun…

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June 2014 – Open Spaces

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Please click image above to view full size. I promise it’s worth it.

I had really thought June would be a snap.  All sorts of things were supposed to slow down and a pile of my non work commitments ended.  However june is full of fun things, like birthdays and fathers day and rain and yard-work and on and on…
I can’t say I have been uninspired but lacking the time to properly plan a shoot I have not managed to sit and post anything this month. 
Granted I have shot some photos (see above)

I still wanted to share this months theme…open spaces.

Last year I had set out to shoot a panorama a week, I admit I had a lot of fun with it, but I did eventually peter out. I love large format panos and landscapes, so this month I plan to setup and shoot a beautiful prairie scene with open skies.

I’m a prairie boy what can I say. 

Yes I do know it’s the 23rd already….that’s still 7 days to plan shoot and edit one epic panorama.

I have included a tone mapped pano example below. Let me know what you think. Personally I feel like it’s too much, as with most tone mapping I think it just goes too far. Your comments are always welcome.

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