Light is Everything!

Posts tagged “Small Town

The Rink

The good ol’ skatin’ rink! There are not many more iconic small town venues. We had the extended family down for a couple days and took part in the public skating. Our rink upgraded their lighting from horrid barf green sodium vapour to glorious LEDs which is awesome x 100000000. However, I still shot black and white in a street photography style because I like it. Before, you used to have to shoot B&W to get rid of the putrid lighting. But now, we have the freedom to do it for fun! 😎

I shot this all with the FujiFilm XPro2 and the beloved 35mm f/2 lens. I shot JPEGs and locked them into my ultra contrasty black and white TRI-X film simulation. Here’s the settings:

I did cheat and shoot a bit of colour for the baby and the water tower which was bathed in glorious golden light. But that’s our little secret! 😉


Front Page News

Who is that masked Photog?!

Picked up the paper this week and what do I see? My photo of the Expressway Family Centre’s Ballet Class. 😀 Boo ya! I’m in print! . . . But you wouldn’t know it as there is no photo credit supplied. 😦 Not a big deal, really, in the grand scheme of things. But it’s always nice to know just from whence the photos come. I think that image theft is fairly nonchalant on the internet. But really, it’s the same as plagiarizing writing – stuff you can get kicked out of university for! But if people “borrow” images without credit, I’d argue it’s the same thing.  I’m just happy to have made the front page! 8) And my little ballerina likes it too. Nothin’ cuter than baby ballerinas! 😉

EDIT!  – – –

To make it clear for the record, I supplied the photo to the newspaper and the newspaper did provide photo credit. It turns out it was a simple formatting error and the rest of the article was botched too. 8)