Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

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Frost

Frost

With the colder weather we have been having lately, I thought I’d post an image that showed the nicer side of winter. Hoar frost forms at a point where the humidity is high enough to enlarge the frost crystals on the things that it touches. It creates larger than life twigs and branches on the bare limbs of the winter trees in a white on white environment. One of winter’s more pleasing scenes.

In the best light…


Retlaw Church

Retlaw Church

 

Retlaw is an interesting place. There’s not much left there but a few houses and the church. The church fell into disrepair and sat basically abandoned for many years. In the 1990’s the local area residents banded together and restored the church. Since then, the building has served for community functions, a couple weddings and even a funeral. The facility comes to life each Christmas when they hold an annual Christmas service. Retlaw also has ties to my family. My Mother taught in a one room schoolhouse there in the 1950’s. Sadly the school no longer exists.

In the best light…


That Oldman River

That Oldman River

The fog changes the quality of the light. It makes everything softer. It dampens sounds and makes the world a quieter place. You have to see deeper into the fog to make sense of what’s in front of you. As you move, things appear out of it, somehow disconnected from our normal reality. The fog makes you closer to yourself, closer to your inner vision.

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In Situ

In Situ

 

When driving somewhere, I often take a cross country route, taking secondary highways and even some gravel roads. It takes longer because I drive slower but I see more and if I leave earlier, I have time to stop and take pictures. I saw this tree and knew that I had to stop and make a photograph. It made me wonder how long it had been there and what it took for it to survive. I think that there is a small dugout behind, hidden by the limbs. Close enough to the water hole to drink in and escape the plow. I think the lesson that I learned here was, that perseverance will get you farther in the end.

In the best light…


Graveyard Flats Snowbank

Graveyard Flats Snowbank

 

I’ve been doing more work in Black and White lately. Some of it is a return to my roots developing and printing my film, without the chemicals, smells and mess; and some due to lively discussions with friends aimed at working a better image. This has been mistaken as a night image but it was shot around lunch time in late November a few years ago. I wanted the dark moodiness and the reappearance of the sun to relieve us from a sombre time.

In the best light…


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