Monet style photograph

Hey everyone, welcome back to a week of photography in the beautiful surrounds of The Bay of Fundy. If you missed yesterdays post make sure to check out St Martins, NB – Day 1 to find out what this interruption of regular programming is all about.

Today was another full on day with lots of learning, shooting, conversation, great scenery and wonderful food.

Each morning we have a short lecture then go on a photo shoot. Today we went to some gardens and the docks. Very different shooting from yesterday where I was held to a certain spot. Today I was able to move around freely.

In the afternoon everyone goes through all of their photos and pick three to be evaluated. This can be quite a task depending on how many photos I have taken.

While shooting today we learned to make our own Monet art work in the camera. Very cool technique and so easy to get caught up with making these pieces that before I knew it I had taken many, many photos. Unfortunately, not all of them came out looking quite like what I had envisioned but the one at the top of the page came pretty close.

With the impressionistic art work done we moved over to the docks to take more photos. There were tons of lobster traps sitting on the docks so they became the focus of many of my photos along with all the ropes tied to them. Isn’t the colour in this image just amazing?

wire cages with ropes

Rows of lobster traps

We had also had a lecture on merging and mirroring two images just prior to our processing session. The images that we saw were very intriguing and I thought why not try it with the lobster cages. I also learned how to do something in Photoshop. Here it is.

image of ropes and wires

Menacing lobster traps

So very different from the original image. I find it very intriguing. It has a bit of an oriental feel to it.

Moving on I spent some time photographing a propellor of a dry docked boat. I took it in the vertical orientation originally but during the evaluation it ended up being rotated to a horizontal position. A totally different look and feel to the image.

The original image.

image of propellor blades and rope

Vertical orientation of propellor

The horizontal image.

image turned horizontally

Horizontal image of propellors

Which orientation do you like?

Well, that’s it for another day of great scenery, creativity and shooting. Be sure to tune in tomorrow to see what new images I create at the beach.

Happy Quilting