Collin J Örthner – Photographer

November 26, 2007

Full Moon

Filed under: Nature, Skyscape — collin orthner @ 5:26 am

I know you may well see this any month of the year, but the full moon that rose above the horizon a couple of days ago was one that was laid back, and not one that screamed “look at me!” It peeked through a thin opening in the hazy clouds, only to disappear again just seconds later behind the thicker band of clouds above.
[Canon G9]

“When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what are mere mortals that you are
mindful of them,
human beings that you care for
them?”

Psalm 8:3-4 (TNIV)

November’s Palette

Filed under: Autumn, Nature, Plants, Trees — collin orthner @ 5:15 am

All the beautiful colours of summer flowers are gone now and many years the November palette would be mostly white. This November,however, we have received very little snow and left with what I think as one of the most gorgeous palette’s nature has to offer, just subtle and soft browns, grays, and golds.
[Canon G9]

The grass withers, the flowers fall,
but the word of our God endures
forever.

Isaiah 40:8 (TNIV)

Waskasoo Creek

Filed under: Abstract, Ice, Nature, Water, Winter — collin orthner @ 5:06 am

This creek runs only about a two minute walk from our door at work and so I visit it quite regularly on my lunch breaks. It’s wonderful having a place like this that allows me to relax and let my mind wander. Abstracting designs in the ice can be a challenge and at the same time my idea of a good time!
[Canon G9]

November 16, 2007

Architecture’s colours

Filed under: Architecture, Hand of Man — collin orthner @ 5:24 am



Some bold colour combinations from near work the last two days which caught my eye.
[Canon G9]

Abstracts

Filed under: Abstract, Nature, Rocks — collin orthner @ 5:16 am




I discovered a few abstracts on a short lunchtime walk the other day. In all reality, these images were all made within about 30 meters of the door at work. Abstracts, especially macros, can completely absorb me for long periods of time, and all my earthly worries just disappear. Searching for tiny patterns, textures, and rhythms, is to me absolutely fascinating.
[Canon G9]

November 2, 2007

Cutoff Creek

Filed under: Ice, Nature, Square, Travel, Trees, Water, Winter — collin orthner @ 3:56 am






Out travelling the Forestry Trunk Road west of Caroline with my friend Gerard one day, we decided to take a turn towards the Cutoff Creek Staging Area.
[Olympus E-1, 7-14mm, 35-100mm]

Mitchell Lake

Filed under: Abstract, Ice, Nature, Plants, Travel, Winter — collin orthner @ 2:48 am





Mitchell Lake Provincial Recreation Area near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.
[Olympus E-1, 14-54mm, 50-200mm]

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