Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “Oopoomoo

River Morning

River Morning

 

Sometimes you break a few rules, but I don’t take photography “rules” very seriously. To me, they are more like suggestions. In no particular order, “you don’t split the frame in half with the horizon”, except if you like it that way. The whole image has a blue cast which some might want to correct. At another time I might have wanted to as well, but it was as I saw it. The image seems soft. This was caused by a haze in the air, which contributed to the blue cast as well. I did like the soft focus look so, I kept that as well.

The scene is over looking the Red Deer River Valley from Dry Island Buffalo Jump near Trochu, Alberta.

In the best light…

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Sam’s Ten Tips–#7–The Long And Winding Road

Earlier this year I attended an Oopoomoo.com workshop in Trochu, Alberta at the historic St Ann Ranch. The workshop was named Badlands, Buicks and Old Buildings and our instructors were Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou. One of Sam’s presentations was called Ten Tips. Here’s my take on her exercises.

Valley View

The Long And Winding Road

Roads have highly symbolic power, so try to incorporate the many paths and roads that slice through the prairie landscape into your visual stories.

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Sam’s Ten Tips–#5-Get Jiggy With It

Earlier this year I attended an Oopoomoo.com workshop in Trochu, Alberta at the historic St Ann Ranch. The workshop was named Badlands, Buicks and Old Buildings and our instructors were Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou. One of Sam’s presentations was called Ten Tips. Here’s my take on her exercises.

Canola Swath

Get Jiggy With It

Look for leading lines in crops, creeks, roads and irrigation systems. This one was easy, the swaths of canola and the lines in the stubble are natural leading lines. (more…)


Sam’s Ten Tips–#4–Strawberry Fields Forever

Earlier this year I attended an Oopoomoo.com workshop in Trochu, Alberta at the historic St Ann Ranch. The workshop was named Badlands, Buicks and Old Buildings and our instructors were Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou. One of Sam’s presentations was called Ten Tips. Here’s my take on her exercises.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Fields Forever

Remember that the various colours and textures of crops on the prairies can provide a graphic element to your images. (more…)


Sam’s Ten Tips–#3–One Is The Loneliest Number

Earlier this year I attended an Oopoomoo.com workshop in Trochu, Alberta at the historic St Ann Ranch. The workshop was named Badlands, Buicks and Old Buildings and our instructors were Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou. One of Sam’s presentations was called Ten Tips. Here’s my take on her exercises.

Morning Windmill

 

One Is The Loneliest Number

You can work single subjects either in the landscape – a lone tree or building for example – or silhouette them against the sky. (more…)