Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “cityscape

Circles And Lines

Circles And Lines

 

I think that this is actually a bike rack, but I loved the way the the design was repeated and knew there was a picture in there somewhere. The multiple circles contrast the angular lines of the supports which are backed up by the lines of the railing.

In the best light…

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Best of Black & White 2015

I’ve done more black and white this year than I’ve done in a long time. These were al shot this year and I chose them as my best of the year. In no particular order.

58 Apache

‘58 Apache – From the Didsbury Show and Shine, I liked the luminous quality of light that I was able to bring out in this shot.Edge Of The Field

Edge Of The Field – There’s a certain magic that harvest time on the prairies brings out.Jaws

Jaws – A close up of the cutter on a swather brings out detail not normally seen.

 Bay Arcade At Night

Bay Arcade At Night – Handheld, going back to my car after dinner with Dave Brosha.After The Fire

After The Fire – A small section of the area between Ft Providence and Edzo, that burned in 2014.Simmons Building

Simmons Building – Wandering around downtown Calgary, I had to get a shot of a new Icon of redevelopment in the East Village.

I hope that you enjoy these as much as I did taking and processing them.

In the best light…


Simmons Building

Simmons Building

 

I’ve seen the Simmons Building around the East Cal, or now the East Village, for years and have wanted to photograph it. Well, it has been around for years, since 1912 to be precise. It started life as a mattress factory and later just a warehouse. Renovations and preservation began in 2008, with a restaurant, coffee roaster and bakery now occupying the premises.

I love the signage painted on the sides of old brick buildings, and this one was no exception. Luckily there was only one business in the place for most of it’s existence, so there was no issue with painting over as occupants changed in the over one hundred years of being. I wanted the dark, stark, contrasty black and white to suggest age and to deemphasise the cars and other modern trappings in the parking lot. The “Guaranteed” in the oval graphic, to me, shouts old time!

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Bay Arcade At Night

Bay Arcade At Night

 

The downtown Bay store is one of my favourite locations. The outside arcade has a variety of shapes and patterns using granite and cream coloured terracotta. I was surprised that the lights were not on in the walkway but thought  that must be because of the construction that was happening behind me.

Taken with my Nikon Coolpix, hand held at 1/6 sec, slow enough for the pedestrian going past is blurred.

In the best light…


Chronic Canoe

Chronic Canoe

 

Another shot from my friend Neil Zeller’s photowalk. I was on the pathway on the north side of the river west of the Peace Bridge, when I saw the nice reflection from the street light on the water. I could see a canoe coming down river and wanted to include it. However, they stopped in the middle of the river, just to the right of the frame and weren’t going anywhere. Then I saw a small flame at one end followed shortly by another small flame at the other end of the canoe. Two large puffs of smoke later and the canoe was moving, allowing me to get my shot.

In the best light…