“The photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts." ~ Walker Evans

Friday, March 16, 2007

Duck, Duck, Dog

Moving on from cigarette butts to animals, new shots of various ducks from Olde Mystic Village have been added. There's even a shot of my roommate's dog, Gracie. They can all be found in the "Other" category of the Galleries section.

It was pleasant to find that the pictures came out extremely detailed and properly exposed. The biggest challenge was having to shoot with the sun high in the sky (making for harsh lighting and fast-falloff shadows). A technique that I've picked up over the years designed to overcome this obstacle was to position myself at a 90 degree angle from the sun (that way, the bright light was on my side).

In the next few days, I plan on adding my best shots from Quebec. For the moment, here's a "teaser" called "The Road to Frontenac" (the famous hotel iconic to Quebec City). It's about $150 US/night to stay in a room that has the least frills.A quick blurb about the Chateau from Wikipedia (as of March 16th, 2007):
The Château Frontenac was named in honour of Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac, who was governor of the colony of New France from 1672 to 1682 and 1689 to 1698. The Château was built not too far from the historic Citadelle, whose construction Frontenac had begun at the end of the 17th century. The Quebec Conference of 1943, in which Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt discussed strategy for World War II, was held at the Citadelle while much of the staff stayed nearby in the Château Frontenac. (William Lyon Mackenzie King was invited to some meetings as a courtesy to Canada.)

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