Collin J Örthner – Photographer

October 12, 2015

秋の光 – Aki no hikari

Filed under: Autumn, Nature, Sony RX100 II, Trees — collin j örthner @ 7:45 pm

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autumn light ablaze

upon these soon barren trees

the embers slowly die

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– Collin J Örthner

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Bower Woods – Red Deer, Alberta

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10″ x 8″ – Open Edition Printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige 310gsm, signed, numbered, and shipped  http://www.paypal.me/collinorthner/45

24″ x 19.2″ – Edition of 9 + 1 AP  Printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige 310gsm, signed, numbered, and shipped  http://www.paypal.me/collinorthner/350

October 8, 2015

Infinity

Filed under: Abstract, Autumn, Movement, Nature, Sony RX100 II, Water — collin j örthner @ 8:27 pm

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In the reflection of a moment’s light,

the voice within cries,

“There is God!”

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Waskasoo Creek, Red Deer, Alberta

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10″ x 6.25″ – Open Edition Printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige 310gsm, signed, numbered, and shipped  http://www.paypal.me/collinorthner/45

30″ x 18.75″ – Edition of 9 + 1 AP  Printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige 310gsm, signed, numbered, and shipped  http://www.paypal.me/collinorthner/350

40″ x 25″ – Edition of 4 +1 AP  Printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige 310gsm, signed, numbered, and shipped  http://www.paypal.me/collinorthner/750

October 5, 2015

Ready For Winter

Filed under: Autumn, Hi Res, Kodak Portra 160, Medium Format, Nature, Plaubel Makina 67, Trees — collin j örthner @ 9:11 pm

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To dwellers in a wood, almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature.

― Thomas Hardy, Under the Greenwood Tree

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Gull Lake, Alberta

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10″ x 8″ – Open Edition Printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige 310gsm, signed, numbered, and shipped  http://www.paypal.me/collinorthner/45

30″ x 24″ – Edition of 9 + 1 AP  Printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige 310gsm, signed, numbered, and shipped  http://www.paypal.me/collinorthner/350

40″ x 32″ – Edition of 4 +1 AP  Printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige 310gsm, signed, numbered, and shipped  http://www.paypal.me/collinorthner/750

October 4, 2015

Tree Museum

Filed under: Autumn, Hi Res, m4/3, Nature, Olympus E-M5II, Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm, Trees — collin j örthner @ 9:32 pm

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They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
They took all the trees
Put ’em in a tree museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see ’em
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
’Til it’s gone…

~Joni Mitchell, from “Big Yellow Taxi,”, © Siquomb Publishing Company

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Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Alberta

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7″ x 10″ – Open Edition Printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige 310gsm, signed, numbered, and shipped  http://www.paypal.me/collinorthner/45

21.5″ x 30″ – Edition of 9 + 1 AP  Printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige 310gsm, signed, numbered, and shipped  http://www.paypal.me/collinorthner/350

28.5″ x 40″ – Edition of 4 +1 AP  Printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige 310gsm, signed, numbered, and shipped  http://www.paypal.me/collinorthner/750

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October 1, 2015

Quiet Change

Filed under: Autumn, Canon FD 80-200mm f4 L, Hi Res, Nature, Sony A7R, Trees — collin j örthner @ 10:14 pm

Our seasons sometimes seem to sneak up on us especially when an early snowfall as the harbinger of a colder time to come. This fall however, the colours have been changing slowly around central Alberta. I love the part of fall when there is a sense of change. What I mean is there are still some trees sporting the colours of summer and others that are looking distinctly fall-like. There are even a few trees that have lost all their leaves already – must be embarrasing! It isn’t summer anymore, but it’s not quite fully fall either.

 

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Alberta

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7.1″ x 10″ – Open Edition Printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige 310gsm, signed, numbered, and shipped  http://www.paypal.me/collinorthner/45

21.4″ x 30″ – Edition of 9 + 1 AP  Printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige 310gsm, signed, numbered, and shipped  http://www.paypal.me/collinorthner/350

28.6″ x 40″ – Edition of 4 +1 AP  Printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige 310gsm, signed, numbered, and shipped  http://www.paypal.me/collinorthner/750

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September 20, 2015

Late Summer Rain

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“Today the softest, gentlest rain of all
Whispers in the wind of coming Fall,
Its promise of caressing, sunlit breeze,
With nights that pull us close before the freeze.
Now sparrows that worked hard all summer long
Steal little time from eating for their song;
They, too, know winter’s grasp will come again
And, better than we, know exactly when.
But first come weeks of golden Autumn sun
And time for vines to make their final run,
For butternuts to turn their lovely buff,
Beans, herbs, tomatoes, pumpkins–all enough
To store for colder days and drifts of snow
And show us sunlight’s warmth when cold winds blow.”

Jane M. Woodman

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Last Days of Summer

Filed under: Autumn, Film, Hi Res, Large Format, Nature, Trees — collin j örthner @ 5:39 pm

The last few days of summer are upon us, but we can now look forward to  the beautiful colours and smells of autumn and the cool crisp mornings. Today, for me, was almost ideal, cloudy, cool, but not cold, and some refreshing smelling rain. I still need to get into my garden to finish getting all the cucumbers and carrots in. We had one morning last week that was -3°C, so the carrots should have a nice sweet flavour now! Autumn is my favourite season of the year. Watch the changes and the sombre leftover colours as seasons move towards monotone winter.

 

” The brilliant autumnal colors are red and yellow and the various tints,

hues, and shades of these. Blue is reserved to be the colour of the sky, but

yellow and red are the colors of the earth-flower. Every fruit,

on ripening, and just before it’s fall, acquires a bright tint. So do the

leaves; so the sky before the end of the day, and the year near it’s setting.

October is the red sunset sky, November the later twilight. Color

stands for all ripeness and success. We have dreamed that the hero should

carry his color aloft, as a symbol of his virtue. The

noblest feature, the eye, is the fairest-colored, the jewel of the body.”

Henry David Thoreau

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[ Anba Ikeda 4×5, Fujinon 300mm f8.5 C, Fujichrome Provia 100F ]

May 9, 2015

Kneehill County, Alberta

Farming, and of course the ever present oil and gas, are the main industries that Kneehill County can boast about. Farming to me is a romantic occupation where you operate by the light of the day and the changing of the seasons. You get your hands dirty and you work hard, but there would be a huge sense of accomplishment for the work done. I’m sure it’s not an easy way to make a living, but there are worse jobs out there! I grew up surrounded by grain fields and to this day love harvest season. The lights of combines and grain trucks late into the night peering through the grain dust that hovers near the ground as the humidity gets thicker. The many meals that are eaten on the tailgates of pick-ups and in general the excitement and nervousness of getting the crops safely into granaries. The smells that go along with harvest are amazing just the same as the turning of the fields in spring. The smell of fresh turned soil is amazing and then that of a field of bright yellow canola. I recall, too, the many fields of flax looking like mirages of lakes with the beautiful blue flowers. I don’t see much flax anymore, at least not around central Alberta. I can recall some years back in southern Manitoba there was a lot of flax.

This field had just finished being combined as the sun skimmed over the remaining stubble near Carbon. These tall granaries are nothing like the tiny wooden structures I remember, about the size of the small shed next to these, and they dwarf the tractor parked between them.

 

 

 

[ Plaubel Makina 67, Kodak Ektar 100 ]

 

 

January 28, 2015

Lacombe County

Last fall I spent a beautiful Saturday leading a few retired folks on a photo excursion north of Castor, AB. We had a good time visiting a few different sites and later that evening I headed back home and enjoyed the views of a beautiful autumn Alberta day. I didn’t really want to get home as the light and sights were great! South of Alix I came across this recently harvested and baled field and had to pull over to capture an image.

 

 

[ Plaubel Makina 67, Kodak Portra 160 ]

 

 

December 12, 2014

I ❤️ Granaries

It was almost as much fun finding how to type a ❤️ as it was to be out and about making images! Hahaha. Actually no, being out photographing is always more fun than working on my computer, I found this granary south of town in Red Deer County with a very vibrant ❤️ adorning it’s ribs.

 

 

 

[ Leica M3, Zeiss ZM 50mm Planar, Fuji Superia 400 ]

 

 

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