Collin J Örthner – Photographer

September 27, 2012

Gentle Tones of Autumn

Filed under: Autumn, GF2, m4/3, Nature, Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm, Square, Trees — collin j örthner @ 7:49 pm

Walking along Red Deer’s trails this time of year always puts me in a great mood. The colours are fantastic, the sound of the many birds excited to be heading south for a season and the smells, all of it, is enough to put my senses into overload! Thankfully there are a few trails I can access during my lunchbreak. I took my camera along for a stroll yesterday and planted Olympus’s new 75mm lens on and thoroughly enjoyed about 15-20 minutes of “recovery” time along one of these trails. As usual there was no one else around. Great for me, but disappointing that so many people are missing out on these sights, smells, and sounds!











[Panasonic GF-2, Olympus 75mm f/1.8]



Misty morning in Bower Woods

Filed under: Abstract, Autumn, E-M5, m4/3, Nature, Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8, Square, Trees, W2W — collin j örthner @ 7:42 am

A beautiful morning for a walk through Bower Woods in Red Deer. A bit of mist had formed which softened the view a bit and made for some fabulous views.





[Olympus E-M5, Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8]

September 25, 2012

First day of fall in Red Deer County

Filed under: Agriculture, Autumn, E-M5, Hand of Man, m4/3, Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm, Travel, Vehicles — collin j örthner @ 9:15 pm

A gorgeous morning to usher in fall this year in central Alberta. Took a short drive down C&E Trail and across through Penhold. In fact Penhold is somewhere in the fog in this image made from a few kilometres to the west of town looking east.



[Olympus E-M5, Olympus 40-150mm]



September 20, 2012

Giant Cedars

Filed under: Abstract, Black & White, E-M5, m4/3, Night, Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm, Travel, Trees — collin j örthner @ 11:01 pm





[Olympus E-M5, Olympus 40-150mm]

September 18, 2012

Carbondale River – Crowsnest Pass

Filed under: Abstract, E-M5, m4/3, Movement, Nature, Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8, Travel, Water — collin j örthner @ 7:37 am

Carbondale River in the extreme SW corner of Alberta. Truly stunning country. Somewhere I could live I think!






[Olympus E-M5, Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8]



September 12, 2012

Essence / Characteristic

Filed under: E-M5, m4/3, Nature, Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8, Panorama, Panoramic, Plants, Travel, Trees — collin j örthner @ 8:42 pm

I read an interesting article today regarding capturing the “essence” of a place or capturing a “characteristic” view of a place. Is there even a difference? The author of the post felt that if you had captured the essence of a place than you were done and you couldn’t really do anything else whereas if you had captured a characteristic view of a place than there were still many more similar but different characteristic views still to be found. What are your thoughts? These images were made in Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park north of Whitecourt, Alberta. These images are “characteristic” of the Lower Foothills Natural Subregion of Alberta. This is also part of the Boreal forest that is just edging on the pine and spruce forests most people equate with boreal forest. It is a lot of fun trying to capture these “characteristic” views and am looking forward to doing this type of photography in many different type of natural areas. Does this short discussion help in deciphering the essence/characteristic debate?viewpoint?






[Olympus E-M5, Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8]



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