We hiked at Blue Mountain last week for the annual High Park Ski Club hill climb. Photo at the top of the page is the guy hanging on the wall over the fireplace in Wasaga Beach. The guy below, John, was one of the hike leaders.

Better looking guy than the one above

There was quite a bit of snow on the ground, which made for fun hiking, and definitely a good sign of things to come this winter. I’m back teaching at the HPSC snow school again, so I can’t wait to get out there.

Hiking down the Waterfall trail at the south end

Anyway, this post is really about the next 10 weeks of the #dogwood2017 52 week photo challenge. Here are the links to 1st 10 weeks, 2nd 10 weeks, and 3rd 10 weeks.

Week 31: Story: Frame Within a Frame

Week 31 Story: Frame Within a Frame

 

This image is using a tilt-shift special effect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 32 Technical: HDR

Week 32 Technical: HDR

This is High Dynamic Range, where 6 photos are merged to get good exposure throughout the final image. The model had to climb over rocks with sexy, but slippery, sandals, then sit still for a few seconds.

 

 

 

Week 33 Artistic: High Key

Week 33 Artistic: High Key

High Key is a low contrast image with bright highlights. Technically, the curves are at the right side of the histogram.

Barbie is getting quite pissed off at me lately.

 

 

 

 

Week 34 Story: Stranger – Andre

Week 34 Story: Stranger

I spent a whole morning at Kensington Market, interviewing and making friends with strangers. Andre is a hip-hop artist. Lizzy is a wannabe artist, writer, clothing designer. Elle works in a head shop. Enrico and Veronica are pretty obvious.

 

 

 

 

Week 34 candidate – Elle

 

Week 34 candidate – Lizzy

 

Week 34 candidate – Enrico

Week 34 candidate – Veronica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 35 Technical: Stitched Panorama

This photo has 15 stitched images (5 across, 3 down), using the Brenizer method. I wanted a more eerie look, so I added the Orton photo effect. This is the haunted lighthouse on Toronto Island.

Week 35 Technical: Stitched Panorama

Week 36 Artistic: Low Key

Week 36 Artistic: Low Key

Which is the opposite of High Key, Darker tones and background. All the curves are on the left side of the histogram. And it’s strange how this TTC sign is in the middle of a forest. Does the City of Toronto have a planning problem?ย ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Week 37 Story: Balance

 

Week 37 Story: Balance

Photographic balance can be achieved using colour, tone or juxtaposed subjects.

 

 

Week 38 Technical: 50mm

Week 38 Technical: 50mm

“Sneaker Zoom” is when you shoot without a zoom lens, which is how I mostly shoot anyway.

 

 

 

 

 

Week 39 Artistic: Water

 

Week 39 Artistic: Water

This is a 10 second exposure using ND (neutral density) filter.

 

 

 

Week 40 Story: Colourful Black and White

Week 40 Story: Colourful Black and White

Chinatown photos. This cycling photo was made using rear-curtain flash right on Spadina.

 

[Click on any photo for slideshow]

 

 

 

week 40 candidate

week 40 candidate

week 40 candidate

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