Recent Additions

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Farwell Canyon – June 2017 (see Farwell Canyon and the Chilcotin River)

River Bend At Farwell Ranch Overlook - ©Derek Chambers
River Bend At Farwell Ranch Overlook – ©Derek Chambers
Cactus in Flower - ©Derek Chambers
Cactus in Flower – ©Derek Chambers
Bunch Grass and Sage Bush - ©Derek Chambers
Bunch Grass and Sage Bush – ©Derek Chambers
A Crowd of HooDoos - ©Derek Chambers
A Crowd of HooDoos – ©Derek Chambers
HooDoos of Farwell - ©Derek Chambers
HooDoos of Farwell – ©Derek Chambers

 

 

Bella Coola and Tallheo Cannery (see Bella Coola and Tallheo Cannery)

The Net Loft - ©Derek Chambers
The Net Loft – ©Derek Chambers
The Cannery's Machine Shop - ©Derek Chambers
The Cannery’s Machine Shop – ©Derek Chambers
Windows on the Wooden Piledriver - ©Derek Chambers
Windows on the Wooden Piledriver – ©Derek Chambers
After the Rain - ©Derek Chambers
After the Rain – ©Derek Chambers

Ancient Forest Field Trip

We are just returned from a photographic field trip which took us from Bridge Lake to Little Fort, Clearwater, Vavenby, Avola, Little Hell’s Gate, Blue River, Valemount, Mt Robson area, McBride and the Ancient Forest.  Here are few photos:

After the Rain - ©Derek Chambers
After the Rain – ©Derek Chambers
Ancient Forest Stream - ©Derek Chambers
Ancient Forest Stream – ©Derek Chambers
Fiddleheads and Moss - Ancient Forest - ©Derek Chambers
Fiddleheads and Moss – Ancient Forest – ©Derek Chambers
Mad River Maelstrom- ©Derek Chambers
Mad River Maelstrom- ©Derek Chambers
Mount Robson - Shy Mountain - ©Derek Chambers
Mount Robson – Shy Mountain – ©Derek Chambers
Pyramid Falls From Afar - ©Derek Chambers
Pyramid Falls From Afar – ©Derek Chambers

Included in the field trip were side visits, not only to Mount Robson, but also to Rearguard Falls and Overlander Falls, which, because they are in the midst of a very young Fraser River that has yet to pass through the clay country of the Cariboo, run a delicate blue green instead of the muddy brown which marks the majority of its length.

Rearguard Falls - Detail 1 - ©Derek Chambers
Rearguard Falls – Detail 1 – ©Derek Chambers
Rearguard Falls - Detail 2- ©Derek Chambers
Rearguard Falls – Detail 2- ©Derek Chambers
Rearguard Falls - ©Derek Chambers
Rearguard Falls – ©Derek Chambers

Overlander Falls

 

Palouse Abstract Panorama

Palouse Panorama - ©Derek Chambers
Palouse Panorama – ©Derek Chambers

South Bank and City of London – By Day and By Night

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The Old and the New – ©Derek Chambers

By Day

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Tower Bridge and the New Architecture of the Square Mile – ©Derek Chambers

By Night

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Hay’s Galleria, South Bank – ©Derek Chambers
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St Paul’s and the Millennium Bridge – ©Derek Chambers

More by night

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Leadenhall Market At Night – ©Derek Chambers
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Leadenhall Market at Night (Harry Potter fans – does this look familiar?)- ©Derek Chambers
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The Double Decker – ©Derek Chambers
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St. Paul’s Cathedral – ©Derek Chambers
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The Banker – ©Derek Chambers

City of London: As Evening Falls

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The Cat and the Fiddle near the Fenchurch Building (aka The Walkie Talkie) – ©Derek Chambers

Highgate Cemetery

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A Persistent Life! – ©Derek Chambers

Building Activity in London

Much was written, post Brexit referendum, about the likely negative effect on the British economy, particularly construction in London.  To date the over-whelming evidence seems to be that there has been no effect.  Perhaps it is too early for conclusions, or changes in plans which took years to come to fruition, but, at least at present,  new construction in Greater London continues at a frenetic pace.  Cranes are everywhere.  Here are a few scenes of this activity:

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And The Building Goes On – ©Derek Chambers
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New Construction Everywhere – ©Derek Chambers
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The Old and the New – which will still be there in 200 years? – ©Derek Chambers

The juxtaposition of the old and new in London is striking.  Yes there are examples of characterless concrete forts designed by unimaginative architects for unambitious clients.  But elsewhere the new is striking and the merging of the old and new speaks to a sensitivity and understanding of the value of the old even while the new supersedes it.  This is what makes London such an interesting walking city – around almost every corner is another wonderful find.

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Above Blackfriars – ©Derek Chambers
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St. Paul’s and Millennium Bridge – ©Derek Chambers

THEME: Movement

The challenge is to use a still photo to imply movement.  One way to picture movement is by showing a subject being subjected to a force that cannot be resisted so that moments after the image is captured the subject will have been forced to move.  Here’s an example – a candle flame deflected at an angle that cannot hold.

Candle in the Wind _DSC2282- ©Derek Chambers
Candle in the Wind _DSC2282- ©Derek Chambers

Another way to depict movement in a still photograph is to take a long exposure of a moving subject.  Here are two examples: lighting a candle with a match; and, a spinning bicycle wheel.

Lighting The Candle - ©Derek Chambers
Lighting The Candle – ©Derek Chambers
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The Spinning Wheel – ©Derek Chambers

Finally, instead of having the subject move, we can move the camera.  Here are two forest shots showing movement:

The Scarred Tree _DSC2347- ©Derek Chambers
The Scarred Tree _DSC2347- ©Derek Chambers
The Aspen Grave _DSC2363- ©Derek Chambers
The Aspen Grove _DSC2363- ©Derek Chambers

Kootenay Plains

The scenic Kootenay Plains are located between Jasper and Banff, where the South Saskatchewan river passes through a gap in the Rocky Mountains’.  An artificial glacial fed lake, Abraham Lake, is formed by the Bighorn Dam.

Kootenay Plains, Abraham Lake and Area, June 2016

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The Lone Pine Tree, Abraham Lake, June 2016 (Artistic Rendering) – ©Derek Chambers
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Abraham Lake (Artistic Rendering), June 2016

Eakin Creek Canyon Provincial Park, May 2016

Kauai

Polar Coordinates Combined With Hyperbolic Geometrical Tiling

Fun With Polar Coordinates

Each of the circular designs below began as one of my photos.  It was passed through a simple action in Adobe Photoshop, resized to a square, and placed on a black background.

The mosaic was assembled from 28 processed images.

ContactSheet7 Polar - ©Derek Chambers

Each of the circular designs above appears in the image below, which was created by applying the process described above to the above image.

ContactSheet5 Polar - ©Derek Chambers

Simplify

I have reworked some images from the Palouse and elsewhere by “simplifying” their processing, blurring details and changing exposure, shadows and highlights, in order to present softer, more abstract compositions.

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Simplify – Palouse _DSC7787- ©Derek Chambers
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Simplify – Palouse _DSC7502- ©Derek Chambers
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Simplify – Palouse _DSC7757- ©Derek Chambers
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Simplify – Palouse _DSC7619 – ©Derek Chambers

A gallery of others:

Textured

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Abandoned Farmhouse – Palouse – ©Derek Chambers

Some Impressions of Autumn

Fall Golden Aspens - ©Derek Chambers
Fall Golden Aspens – ©Derek Chambers
Golden Aspens Against The Sky - ©Derek Chambers
Golden Aspens Against The Sky – ©Derek Chambers
Early Morning Gold - - ©Derek Chambers
Early Morning Gold – – ©Derek Chambers
Autumn Impressions 4- ©Derek Chambers
Autumn Impressions 4- ©Derek Chambers
Autumn Impressions 2 - ©Derek Chambers
Autumn Impressions 2 – ©Derek Chambers
Autumn Impressions 7 - ©Derek Chambers
Autumn Impressions 7 – ©Derek Chambers

Eye of the Beast

Eye of the Beast - ©Derek Chambers
Eye of the Beast – ©Derek Chambers

Eakin Creek Canyon

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Eakin Creek Canyon – ©Derek Chambers
Eakin Creek Canyon Falls - ©Derek Chambers
Eakin Creek Canyon Falls – ©Derek Chambers

Near Carcross, Yukon

Bove Island and Windy Arm - Tagish Lake - IMG_0706- ©Derek Chambers
Bove Island and Windy Arm – Tagish Lake – IMG_0706- ©Derek Chambers

Bullrushes and Speargrass

At A Chris Harris Workshop

Wagon Wheels - ©Derek Chambers
Wagon Wheels – ©Derek Chambers
A Mouthful of Teeth - ©Derek Chambers
A Mouthful of Teeth – ©Derek Chambers

Farwell Canyon on the Chilcotin River

Farwell Canyon Aspect - ©Derek Chambers
Farwell Canyon Aspect – ©Derek Chambers

The Palouse

Early Morning - Palouse - ©Derek Chambers
Early Morning – Palouse – ©Derek Chambers
Here Comes the Sun - Palouse - ©Derek Chambers
Here Comes the Sun – Palouse – ©Derek Chambers
Lone Tree - Palouse - ©Derek Chambers
Lone Tree – Palouse – ©Derek Chambers
The River Runs Under It - Palouse - ©Derek Chambers
The River Runs Under It – Palouse – ©Derek Chambers

Iceland

Ready For the Rising Tide - ©Derek Chambers
Ready For the Rising Tide – ©Derek Chambers
Church on Flatey - ©Derek Chambers
Church on Flatey – ©Derek Chambers
The Blue Bicycle - ©Derek Chambers
The Blue Bicycle – ©Derek Chambers
The Old Wreck - Flatey - Treated - ©Derek Chambers
The Old Wreck – Flatey – Treated – ©Derek Chambers
Solfar - Reykjavik - ©Derek Chambers
Solfar – Reykjavik – ©Derek Chambers

Kaua’i

More Kaua’i Images

Layered Textured Images

Kista Peak - Kootenay Plains
Kista Peak – Kootenay Plains
Amsterdam Building - ©Derek Chambers
Amsterdam Building – ©Derek Chambers
Contemplative Peace - ©Derek Chambers
Contemplative Peace – ©Derek Chambers
Burnt Ridge Ranch- ©Derek Chambers
Burnt Ridge Ranch- ©Derek Chambers

Eakin Creek Canyon Provincial Park in Winter

Downstream Warmer DSC4952 - Glow - ©Derek Chambers
Downstream Warmer DSC4952 – Glow – ©Derek Chambers
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Fire and Ice Workshop

Gallery

6 thoughts on “Recent Additions”

    1. Fred, the Vienna Woods photo was taken in the late morning on a misty day. I was lucky enough to be able to move around so that a tree was positioned behind the web giving me a dark background. It’s a fast shutter speed because the shot was made handheld, but with a small aperture to ensure good depth of field. The web was actually one of many on a large wrought iron gate. Each web was coated with condensation, because of the mist, and whole collection was very beautiful. On the other hand, because of the mist I couldn’t get the long shot of Vienna that we’d traveled up to Kahlenberg to get! Oh well, maybe next time …

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  1. Thanks Rick. I found the Fire and Ice workshop very enlightening, not just because of Darwin and Sam but also because of you and the others. You all showed me how many different ways there were to interpret the same material – an invaluable lesson in the complexity and multifaceted nature of “seeing”.

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  2. Hi Derek, Your photos are excellent….I love how you can capture the colors….. I am down here in Agassiz….Wish I could make the dates….My step daughter ( 44 ) its here birthday…..on feb.4th…..Feb. 5th is my wifes birthday. and on the 7th Step son wife is having as over for my gals birthday….The only thing I don’t like . My gal has to bring the food over ….Catch you later, David Rickenbacher woodway@telus.net

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