a bridge for all

Photography 101, Weekend Three: Hone your camera eye

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This weekend’s exercise covers most of the assignments from the past three weeks of Photography 101 all in one post, and even manages to meet the weekly Photo Challenge: Angular.

On Saturday morning, after reading Cheri’s suggestion to observe and capture an entire scene, I took my trusty Pentax Kr and did just that. Burrard Bridge is an Art Deco style bridge that was opened in July 1932 and is one of Vancouver’s three bridges that cross False Creek with English Bay shimmering to its west. Saturday morning saw the usual joggers, walkers, cyclists and cars all making up a wonderful potpourri of colours and movement, which I hope you will enjoy.

very gehry

Photography 101: Architecture – Study architectural forms, and also train your eye to look for shots that will translate well in black and white.

The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles designed by Frank Gehry

The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles designed by Frank Gehry

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, designed by Frank Gehry

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, designed by Frank Gehry

red riding hood pops by

Photography 101: A pop of Color – Colors can stir emotions within us, tell stories, and transform our images. Today, use one color to add life or drama to your shot.

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Since starting my blog nearly a year and a half ago The Red Cyclist that I posted last June for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts has been my most well-received image. It was of course just one of those lucky moments. I had taken out my iPhone to capture the dramatic sky in English Bay as I was walking the seawall one evening, with the sun’s rays breaking through the clouds and striking the water and distant tankers. Just as I was about to take the photograph a cyclist in a red top appeared in the frame and in a flash was gone.

Timing is everything they say and this was definitely one of those moments. For today’s Photography 101 exercise I thought I would focus on the cyclist and tankers and apply a little post-processing for fun using Photoshop Elements. If you have time compare it with the original and let me know what you think.