Collin J Örthner – Photographer

May 28, 2014

Kicking Horse River, Yoho National Park, B.C.

Filed under: E-M5, m4/3, Mountain, Movement, Nature, Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm, Rocks, Square, Travel, Water — collin j örthner @ 7:51 pm

While co-leading a photo excursion in Banff and Yoho National Parks, our group made a stop at the Natural Bridge just a few kilometres from Field B.C. We spent a fair bit of time wandering below the falls photographing the many variations of the fast moving water as it tumbles over rocks on it’s way to the Pacific Ocean.



[Olympus E-M5, M.Zuiko 40-150mm]





May 24, 2014

This Little Guy Worked Long and Hard, He’s Burnt Out

Filed under: Hand of Man, iPhone 4S, Square — collin j örthner @ 9:49 pm

I had been busy changing a few lightbulbs around the house and had set this one down on our dining room table on a nice linen tablecloth so it wouldn’t roll off. I finished up was I was doing and noticed it looked quite nice and made a quick snap with my phone. A little tweaking in some apps and Photoshop and I got this.




[iPhone 4s]



May 9, 2014


Filed under: Abstract, Hi Res, Nature, Ricoh GW3, Sigma DP1 Merrill, Sigma DP1M, Trees — collin j örthner @ 9:07 pm

Yes, the snow is all (mostly) gone finally! Now we go through a stage of dullness. You know, it’s still too cool for the trees to sprout their fresh new green leaves and all the many different forest plants to poke through last years decaying leaves that are coating the forest floor. Greys, browns, dark greys, light browns, light greys, dark browns, and maybe some tiny bits of reddish bark on the Red Osier Dogwood are what we get to view now. I am certainly not complaining, as I find this combination rather pleasing, reminding me of the same colours we get to view on the different species of sparrows that flutter around us all year. Found myself in Bower Woods again while walking on my way to work.





[Sigma DP1 Merrill w/Ricoh GW-3]



May 6, 2014

Nature in the City

Filed under: Hi Res, Nature, Ricoh GW3, Sigma DP1 Merrill, Sigma DP1M, Trees, Water — collin j örthner @ 10:33 pm

Walking to work the other day, I spotted a small pond of water that I have never noticed before likely due to more spring meltwater than usual. I skirted around the one end as the sun peaked through he clouds. Looks like a swamp when really it’s just a small pond. A couple of mallards quietly snuck off into the woods as I approached and as I was only a few meters from Spruce Drive the steady hum of traffic kind of ruined the peacefulness of the scene.



[Sigma DP1 Merrill w/Ricoh GW-3]



May 1, 2014

Winter Ain’t Over Yet

Filed under: Black & White, Hi Res, Nature, Sigma DP1 Merrill, Sigma DP1M, snow, Trees, Winter — collin j örthner @ 10:31 pm

I know, I know, it’s been 20C for the last two days, but this was only last Sunday and there’s more of this coming for the weekend again! It still looks beautiful though, and at this time of year it only lasts a few hours as the temperature is very close to 0C, unlike during the middle of January when the temperature could easily be -30C. This image was made only a few kilometres east of Red Deer. It would make a nice spot to put a house! I started out with this being a 5 vertical image stitch, but then I’ve cropped both ends, so really it’s more like a 3 1/2 – 4 image stitch. Either way it would make a rather large print easily.



[Sigma DP1 Merrill]





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