BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY


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LOOK UP, WAY UP (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

This giant inflatable jellyfish is suspended inside a glass lantern in the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, a spectacular looking building in the Gothic Revival style. The museum completed in 1912 has undergone several renovations, the latest between 2004-2010.
The contrasting architectural styles and this extraordinary creature made for an interesting afternoon and the black and white version adds a bit more drama to the photograph.

 


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MORE ENGAGING (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

This photo is the exterior of a popular butcher shop in my neighbourhood. The colour version is vibrant, however I think the detail of the structure is more distinct and engaging in black and white. It’s an interesting experience to work a photo in both colour and black and white. MacPhun Tonality CK was used to create the monochrome version you see here.


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VALLEY TRAVELS (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

I liked this small piece of street art I came across on a recent drive in the countryside. We had stopped for a coffee in a small town and as we walked around this caught my eye. The artist’s humour struck a chord (I’m not known for my great sense of direction either.)


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NUTHATCH (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

I’ve done several posts on Nuthatches, they remain in our area all year long. Even in winter when there’s nothing much about you can usually count on this little bird to put in an appearance. Their striking looks and tell tale call make them agreeable subjects.


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SPRING FLOWERS (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

I took a walk in my neighbourhood and saw more evidence of spring. More birds chirping, crocus wearing their colours, tulips coming up and one brave daffodil in bloom (it’s still in the single digits celsius most mornings). Today’s flowers were taken around this time last year, so they are another nod to the season that’s slowly approaching.


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ANOTHER DOOR OPENS (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

There’s a pedestrian mall in town that has a mixture of shops, restaurants and government office buildings. Many of the buildings were built after the Second World War in the Gothic Revival style of architecture. I have always liked this door and the detail of the frieze with it’s iconic Canadian scene. I think the colour version works quite well but the black and white version is more in keeping with the period in which it was built.


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OFF THE MAIN (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

This photograph was taken in Montreal just off St. Lawrence Boulevard. This area of the city has plenty of street art; the play of light and shadow makes for interesting photography. I used Macphun’s Tonality Pro to convert the photo to Black and White. My main interest was the B&W version and working with contrast, detail, and tones.