Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

The Spooky House

Spooky House 2

Travelling with Darwin Wiggett, Samantha Chrysanthou, and Branimir Gjetvaj on their Extreme Saskatchewan photo tour has been an exercise in anticipation. What with the record rainfalls, and near torrential downpours, I’m amazed we got to do any photography! The leaders have been very flexible with the schedule, working inside when working outside would risk your equipment. When all of the outdoor locations were washed-out, we relocated to Maple Creek, where we were very nearly flooded out.

Spooky House 3

This was our very first rain free shooting location of the trip. It’s located south east of Leader, Saskatchewan. With the extra moisture, the grasses were absolutely lush and a vibrant green color, making a huge contrast with the old house.

Spooky House 1

I used the rented Tilt-Shift lens for perspective control and the Singh-Ray Vari-N-Duo to dampen the light for a long exposure. This made the grass blown by the wind to become blurred and softer, compared to the sharpness of the house. Rain or shine we’ve shot everyday. I’ve shot more this trip, a higher frame count, more keepers, and better quality images. It’s been Extremely Saskatchewan!

Don’t worry, I’ll be blogging images from this trip for many weeks to come.

5 responses

  1. Exceptional photos Fuji! Makes me want to take you on a drive down Stonechurch Road by Qu’applle Valley…can’t wait to see more! When is your Extreme Manitoba tour? (enormous hint eh?)


    June 20, 2010 at 08:33

  2. These are fabulous shots, I like how the grass look softer and so lush.


    June 21, 2010 at 19:30

  3. Shanyn, It’s not that I don’t want to go to Manitoba, Sherri’s relatives want us to come to Ontario, and I want to go for fall colors, but not this year. We are already committed to Yellowstone in October. Still waiting for my lottery to come in so I don’t have to lose time working for a living…

    Consuelo, the softness of the grass comes from the long exposure with Vari-N-Duo. The color and brilliance is all there.


    June 21, 2010 at 20:21

  4. Following your blog with interest as I very nearly went on this workshop. Fabulous pictures you have taken.


    June 27, 2010 at 10:25

  5. Pingback: 2010 in review « ©jw fujimagari blog

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