Monthly Archives: July 2013

Fields of Sunshine

Posted on July 30, 2013 by MYND'S i | Leave a comment

It’s the season for golden rod, dandelions and sunflowers in the Ottawa region. Someone once asked me what my favourite flower was. My answer was, ‘Yellow’. I absolutely love yellow roses, yellow sunflowers, yellow buttercups and even yellow dandelions! I can’t say that I love yellow golden rod, although a field of it is quite beautiful to look at.

I’ve seen a number of photo postings of sunflowers lately, and yesterday I found my own fields of sunshine about five minutes from my home. I managed to capture an hours worth of time-lapse pics before the afternoon of storms hit.

You can find some of the photos in http://myndsiphotos.wordpress.com/photo-stacking/ but here is my favourite from the windy day. Look closely and you can see the cars zipping by in the background. (340 photos stacked, blended, merged, etc.)

Fields of Sunshine

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Sunset on the Ottawa River

Posted on July 26, 2013 by MYND'S i | Leave a comment

I was asked if the same process of stacking photos works on night pics. Here’s last night’s sunset on the Ottawa River. I was a little disappointed with the sunset, and there wasn’t a lot of cloud movement but enough to give off a beautiful display – along with a satellite and a spinning sailboat anchored in the bay.

(395 pics taken 4 seconds apart)

Sunset on the Ottawa River

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Ottawa Rock Art

Posted on July 24, 2013 by MYND'S i | Leave a comment

Every year in Ottawa, after the water levels go down a bit, the shoreline fills with amazing rock art. John Felice Ceprano, has been been creating balanced natural rock sculptures in Ottawa since 1986, and has received an annual contract with the National Capital Commission since 2000 to continue.

After the Ottawa Bawi (Balanced Art World International) Festivals in August, there will be hundreds of shapes and sizes to view. I managed to get a few pictures this week of the beginnings of this year’s works of art…..396 in fact. All stacked, blended and processed together into one photo. I love the sculptures, and I love the cloud action going on behind them on this day.

Ottawa Rock Art

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After the Storm

Posted on July 19, 2013 by MYND'S i | Leave a comment

I never thought I’d become a ‘storm chaser’, but yesterday I found myself jumping into the car loaded with equipment to find some action. Seeking out some good lightning shots, I headed off to the open fields near my house. Just as I was setting up the biggest bolt lit up the sky, but of course I wasn’t ready…..and then…. it was over. The storm had passed already. There was a slight wind and bit of drizzle, and that’s it.

Since I was already out, I decided to set up to capture some cloud and sunset movement. Akind police officer came by and kept his eye on me about 500m away, likely wondering what I was up to.

282 shots, 4 seconds apart. Stacked, lightened and blended in photoshop. This is the outcome. Notice the multiple barns? Lesson learned: Don’t set up at the side of the road. Every time a car went by, the tripod shifted a bit. But I especially liked the effect of the wind blowing the grass, so I processed the photos.  Check out the other stacked photos on the site at http://myndsiphotos.wordpress.com/photo-stacking/

After The Storm

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