I thought my Sony P&S was dead it didn't work forever. Finally threw in some Duracell batteries before throwing it out and away it went. Guess its getting fussy the other batteries worked in everything else. I shot this at our local corner store. asked the clerk if I could set it on the counter and snap a shot. He kinda gave me a weird look...lol
I am not sure if this is a Canadian thing or not, but when new highways here in Canada are constructed the old ones are left to rot (or whatever asphalt does), and are then referred to as "the Old Highway". Every town or area has an "Old Highway." This is an "Old Bridge" on an "Old Highway". View On Black
My wild river reflection…!!! An impressionnist photo safari concentrated mainly on a daily basis (or almost) on my small piece of planet of 55 000 square feet…!!! A Thoreau "waldennienne" approach…!!!
Reflet de ma rivière sauvage…!!! Un safari photo impressioniste au quotidien concentré essentiellement (ou presque) sur un petit morceau de planète de 55 000 pieds carrés…!!! Une démarche "waldennienne" à la Thoreau…!!!
This is a portrait of my father (top) with his parents. My father lived from September 8, 1923 to May 2, 2009. I never knew either of these adults, my grandparents, since both died before I was born. ___
Photo was taken by "The Maitland Studio", Stratford, Ontario, Canada around 1928. I scanned the original, did some cloning and healing to clean it up a bit, and tweaked lighting and contrast.
The photo itself was 4x6 inches, and sepia. I left something of the presentation, which I think is very nicely done. It is printed on very thick paper, the border of which is "roughed up" to show the white that you see -- sort of the "fuzzy border" decor of its time. The photo is mounted on a thick cardboard backing, with the decorative corners shown here. That in turn is mounted on a larger folding cardboard "stand".
A few things I find interesting about this portrait: * the very dark background ensures that nothing but the people is shown; I am guessing that in studio there was a dark sheet behind them. * The main (sole?) source of lighting seems to be above and slightly to the right of the photographer, unlike modern studio practice. * There is vignetting bottom and top (but not sides). This is strongly applied at bottom, interesting because it blocks the adults' midsections. Is this just to focus attention up to the faces, or is there an element of modesty, perhaps? * They are smiling -- the mother clearly so and the other two somewhat so. There is a clear attempt to show them all as "pleasant" -- common practice now, but very different from the "severe" portraits of the era before this photo. Perhaps by the 1920s exposures could be short enough to allow for a more "natural" look than earlier, when the subject had to sit as if frozen in stone through a longer exposure.