Another nice day for a walk downtown

One camera body, one lens… 14mm f:2.8

It was a beautiful afternoon, so I decided to grab a camera body with my 14mm lens. So I took a 10 minute walk downtown to see what graphic design I could capture. The Export Development Corporation HQ has some interest lines and curves. This stainless steel clad curved building always presents interesting opportunities.

A few blocks north I shot 55 Metcalfe Street, well I think it’s 55

I saw the bright highlights on the “55” so I exposed for the number, and let the rest fall into place. Digital to me is very much like shooting slide film, as you always expose for the highlights, and in this case I let the shadows fend for themselves. In the studio I expose for the main light, and fill the shadows as needed.

The clouds rolled on in, so I grabbed an Italian sausage from Terry’ s cart at Bank & Laurier and walked back home.



About Darrell Larose

I am a highly motivated self confessed techno-geek. While rooted in traditional analog photography, I have embraced the new technologies in photography. I am just as comfortable under the dark cloth of a large-format view camera, as I am with a digital camera. I can produce award winning photographs within the darkroom, or from a digital-desktop. With 40 years of photography as a both hobby, and over 30 in the professional arena I have always produced. I am self-taught in the digital media, I have been a PhotoShop user since 1995 (version 2.5) I found the transition fairly seamless due to my long experience in labs. I have worked within various Government photo units, including the Forensic Photo Section of the RCMP, as well as various professional labs. I can easily converse with a police forensic photographer as I can with a wedding sports or commercial photographer. I have worked for several of Ottawa’s top photographers. I have worked at several pro labs. As well as many years in photo retail.
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