Collin Orthner – Photographer

February 28, 2015

Dark Journey V

Filed under: Abstract, E-M5, m4/3 — collin orthner @ 8:44 am


Great Divide / Looking Up

Entrance Core

February 26, 2015

Dark Journey IV

Filed under: Abstract, E-M5, m4/3 — collin orthner @ 9:43 pm


Beautiful Journey


February 25, 2015

Dark Journey III

Filed under: Abstract, E-M5, m4/3 — collin orthner @ 10:32 pm


Blue Jets


 Deep Yellow Core

February 24, 2015

Dark Journey II

Filed under: Abstract, E-M5, m4/3 — collin orthner @ 8:56 pm


“Successful Passage Through The Blue”


“Guiding Lights”




February 23, 2015

Dark Journey

Filed under: Abstract, E-M5 — collin orthner @ 11:50 pm

A new series of abstract images which I am titling “Dark Journey” starts with the two images below. So far I have maybe 10 or 12 images in this series which I will be posting. These are photographic images in a style quite foreign even to me and unlike the majority of my previous work up to now. I have  enjoyed working on this series  and we’ll see how far I go with it.


“Difficult Send-Off”


_COP0256-2 In_The_Deep

“In The Deep”


February 19, 2015

Ha Ling Peak

Filed under: Mountain, Nature, Sigma DP3 Merrill, Sigma DP3M, Travel, Trees — collin orthner @ 8:17 pm

Ha Ling Peak sits immediately south of the town of Canmore, Alberta. There are hiking trails up the south face and a few technical routes on the north face. I was up in the area last June and as I drove up the road to the Spray Lakes it got very foggy. In fact for a while it was hard to see anything, but as the fog lifted a bit details started to emerge and it felt like I was standing on the west coast somewhere. It was very beautiful! It is hard to tell looking at this image, but this is a colour photograph.




[ Sigma DP3 Merrill ]



February 7, 2015

White Pyramid

Filed under: Abstract, Mountain, Movement, Nature, Rocks, Sigma DP3 Merrill, Sigma DP3M, Travel, Water — collin orthner @ 7:25 pm

White Pyramid reflecting in Waterfowl Lake, Banff National Park, AB




[ Sigma DP3 Merrill ]



February 4, 2015


Filed under: Black & White, Nature, Sigma DP3 Merrill, Sigma DP3M, Travel, Trees — collin orthner @ 10:09 pm

A favourite spot for me to stop and photograph in Banff National Park is the Muleshoe Picnic Area. It’s along Highway 1A not too far along (5.5km) to the west of the Banff townsite. The site has a beautiful aspen grove that has almost too many options for images. I made this image last summer from right alongside the parking area and after getting out of my vehicle, I immediately saw a composition that reminded me of something Ansel Adams might have made an image of. Just recently I made a 40″x50″ print of this image that looks really amazing!




[ Sigma DP3 Merrill ]



February 3, 2015

Shed, Red Deer, AB

I took a walk through a small neighbourhood I haven’t  spent much time in on my lunch break a few days ago. I came across this great old shed, and I was quite intrigued by the shadows playing on it’s walls and across the snow.




[ Leica M3, Zeiss ZM 50mm Planar, Lomography 400 Colour ]




February 1, 2015

Sunwapta Falls

Filed under: Abstract, Black & White, Movement, Nature, Sigma DP3 Merrill, Sigma DP3M, Travel, Water — collin orthner @ 3:31 pm

A stop at Sunwapta Falls in Jasper National Park is really a must do if you are travelling through the area. A gorgeous waterfall into a spectacular canyon await. After a lot of rain last spring, the water level was pretty high and added a lot of drama to the river as it tumbled over the large boulder at the top of the falls.  I decided to use a long exposure to blur the water, and it took a few tries to capture just the right amount of blur along with enough of the boulder showing through for contrast.



Available as a print on my Etsy store.


[ Sigma DP3 Merrill ]



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