Friday, February 16, 2018

Industrial Abstracts

I was on a roof top the other day and there was bits of stuff left over from various repairs scattered all over.  I had only time for a few quick photos, I'm rather fond of this picture featuring a coiled up wreath of rusty wire.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Abraham Lake with a Twist

I've had a few photo outings to Abraham Lake over the years; I've been there in the dead of winter, the late autumn and in the spring.  There are great photo opportunities all along the lake shore - and in winter, out on the frozen surface.  The are also loads of canyons and trails leading away from the lake all over.  This is a fairly typical view of the lake at dusk.

Although this looks like a view I would have photographed this image is not mine; it was taken by my father, Donald Dobie, in August 1978.  I came across this picture as I was going through dad's old photo, it was shot on Kodachrome slide film and I scanned with my Epson V700 scanner.  I removed one or two little dust specs in Photoshop but otherwise this is how the image looked when it came back from the lab almost 40 years ago.  I can't be certain but I'm pretty sure this image was taken with dad's Pentax ME Super which is sitting on my desk as I write this,

Friday, February 2, 2018

Tenth Anniversary - A look Back

In 2008 I was asked to photograph a few parking garages for the structural engineering company that designed them.  It was the dead of winter when I shot this structure at the northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and the only thing I remember about the event was how ruddy cold it was,

Friday, January 26, 2018

Tenth Anniversary - A Look Back

For this weeks photo from the archives I've selected this picture from autumn of 2008.  CE Franklin no longer has their name on this building but I still like the photo; particularly the reflection on the water in the foreground.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Tenth Anniversary - A Look Back

Here's the next photo in my 10th anniversary retrospective.  This photo was taken on August 24, 2008 using my trusty Canon 40D with a Sigma wide angle zoom lens set at 10mm.  ISO 100, 1/10 sec at F/22.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Under Construction - the Art Gallery of Alberta

2018 is the tenth anniversary year of Jim Dobie Photography.  From time to time I'm going to post images from 2008 - here's the first.  This the Art Gallery of Alberta.  It was taken on September 13, 2008 with my Canon 40D using a Sigma 10-20 lens;1/16 of second at f/11; ISO 100.  The photo was commissioned by HIP Architects who worked as associate architects on the project with the late Randall Stout Architect of Los Angeles.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Family Photos

Taking photos of groups of people presents all sorts of challenges and in the winter finding a location is one of the most significant.  I was able to secure some time at the Fairmont to photograph this family.  They have rules in the hotel that prevent using studio lighting and using extension cords so I used 3 battery powered strobes triggered using the flash master and slave settings.  This is the first photo taken that day and it's one of my favourites.