Favourite Images of 2017

The 2nd image of my favourites of 2017 is a shot of the old Caledonia Mill in Caledonia, Ontario.
 
I shot this on a very windy day and this particular exposure is 2 minutes long. I used the Big Stopper from Lee Filters since I shot this in the afternoon.
 
This mill was built in 1846 and is the last timber framed water powered mill along the Grand River in Ontario. There were rumours of its demise in 2017 but it still stands.
 
Shot on the Canon 5D MK III with the 17-40mm lens. Shot at ISO 100, f22 and 120 second exposure.
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Super Seven for 2017

I belong to a wonderful group of photographers known as OFFBEAT. (offbeatphoto.ca)

Every year we are asked to post our “Super Seven” or our seven favourite images from the year.

These are mine.

 

A Windy Day

I have driven across the Grand River bridge in Caledonia, Ontario many times and always wondered what the big, white building was up the river. Today I ventured over and found it was the old Caledonia Mill. Upon talking to a local who was walking by while I was taking pictures, he told me they were going to tear down the building in April.

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Early Morning Sky

I went over to Binbrook Conservation Area early this morning in hopes of a nice sunrise. Mother Nature was not keen on giving me colours, but the sky was still pretty none the less.

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Moody Sky

Yesterday at Sam Lawrence Park, Hamilton. I purposely Post Processed this low key in order to enhance the moodiness of the sky. 
 
Canon 5D MK III
17-40mm Lens
ISO 100
f16
121 Second Shutter
Lee Big Stopper
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Sand Storm

This image is from the mouth of the Slims River, which feeds Kluane Lake, the largest lake in the Yukon. Since there has not been much rainfall lately there is little water and when the wind picks up, it creates these awesome sandstorms that are great to photograph, but nasty on camera equipment. 

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Streaking Clouds

Just after lunch today I decided to head outdoors as the sun was finally shining and the light was much nicer than the past couple of days. However it was quite windy and the clouds were streaking through the sky. I headed to my favourite night sky spot in Hamilton, Binbrook Conservation Area. Funny thing is I had never photographed there during the day. 

 

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Life Through The Lens – Part II – January 24 Image

Just after lunch today I had to drive out to Woodstock for work. It was very windy and bitterly cold today. On my way back home I took some side roads and stopped to snap a couple of shots of the snow blowing across wide open fields. Brrrr!!

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Life Through The Lens – Part II – January 6 Image

So what do you do when it is bitterly cold outside, snowing and windy? You run outside with your iPhone, snap a couple of shots close to your house and run back in! Then you play around in post processing and do some funky stuff!

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