Collin J Örthner – Photographer

September 18, 2009

Caution – Smoke Break

Filed under: Black & White, Hand of Man, Industrial, Lomography, Medium Format, People, Square — collin j örthner @ 3:29 am

Untitled-20-4I have just started to use a small toy camera called a Diana F+. This camera is renowned for the distortion and light falloff of it’s poor quality plastic lens. It has three apertures and one shutter speed. Needless to say it’s a rather simple camera to operate. This image was made a couple of weeks ago using outdated (04/07) Fujichrome Provia 400F which was cross processed and transformed into a B&W image using PS.

September 10, 2009

Movement 11

Filed under: Abstract, Autumn, Movement, Nature, Travel, Water — collin j örthner @ 1:01 am


Another image from Polson Park in Vernon, British Columbia from last fall. Rather abstract, and I really enjoy the dark to light transition.

September 3, 2009

Polson Park

Filed under: Abstract, Autumn, Birds, Mammals, Movement, Nature, Travel, Water — collin j örthner @ 3:54 am


This image goes back almost a year. My family made a trip out to B.C. last fall and on one of the days we visited Polson Park in Vernon. The day was a perfect, for me, fall day with  high clouds, so no harsh shadows, and just slightly on the cool side, enough that you wanted to wear an extra layer over your t-shirt. One of the ponds alongside Vernon Creek had  many many mallards, and some swans, swimming about waiting for someone to throw them some feed. The fall colours were near perfect and were reflecting in the pond beautifully, making for a very abstract background, looking a lot like good camouflage. I made many images, mostly of the females with their gorgeous brown colouring. I could spend a day at this small park quite easily photographing and people watching. I would imagine just sitting alongside the pond watching the ducks slowly swimming about, creating endless new abstract patterns in the water, could make for a very relaxing afternoon. Maybe bring along a nice warm cup of coffee and a good book.

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