Collin J Örthner – Photographer

December 30, 2014

Ice And Snow Will Break The Stone

Filed under: Abstract, Black & White, Film, Fuji Superia 400, Ice, Leica M3, Nature, Rocks, snow, Travel, Winter, Zeiss, ZM 50mm Planar — collin orthner @ 10:33 pm

Snow gathers on stone ledges along the Red Deer River southwest of Sundre. There are many tiny pull-offs along the roads in the foothills of Alberta and many times I enjoy stopping to wander around and have a look. This was one of those pull-offs, that my friend Gary and I spent half an hour wandering along the rivers edge watching an American Dipper fly back and forth and listening to the water gurgling along the edge of the ice on the river where it had remained unfrozen.

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

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 ]

 

 

December 10, 2014

The North and the South

While cruising around Red Deer County with my camera a few weeks ago I found the heavily re-engineered Waskasoo Creek, now frozen over, near the small town of Penhold. I got out and wandered around a bit, soaking up the quiet country scene. There was a herd of black cows and a few magpies about, but in all honesty the near silence of the scene was what grabbed my attention. As I stood on the little bridge enjoying the view I decided to have a look from both the north and the south sides of it.

 

 

Available as a print on my Etsy Store.

 

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

 

December 6, 2014

The Old FORD

Filed under: Autumn, Film, Fuji Superia 400, Hand of Man, Leica M3, Vehicles, Zeiss, ZM 50mm Planar — collin orthner @ 11:47 am

This old workhorse had a new engine installed not too many years ago and has a lot of hard working miles under it’s belt, but it’s been parked now for quite a while at my in-laws acreage and likely isn’t roadworthy any longer. It certainly has attained a nice patina though!

 

Available as a print on my Etsy store.

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

 

 

December 1, 2014

Edmonton is Red

Sometimes just wandering around with a loose idea of a theme to shoot can be a lot of fun, and it forces me to search beyond the obvious. Many times I wouldn’t even think to make an image of these sorts of things, but I am really starting to enjoy photographing the ordinary or mundane. Keeping my eyes open for unique ways of seeing these type of images helps me also to understand a place I am visiting a bit deeper, but this could easily be the kind of things I walk past on my way to work every day as well.

 

 

Available as a print on my Etsy store.

 

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

 

 

November 23, 2014

Almost Snow Time

Filed under: Autumn, Film, Fuji Superia 400, Leica M3, Nature, Trees, Zeiss, ZM 50mm Planar — collin orthner @ 10:26 am

One of the last frosty mornings before the snow arrived a couple of weeks ago. I much prefer the colours of autumn without bright snow patches throwing the contrast out of control. All the gorgeous, subtle greys and browns, and a few bits of green and orange thrown in to complete things.

 

 

[ Leica M3, Zeiss ZM 50mm f/2 Planar, Fuji Superia 400 ]

 

 

 

 

November 15, 2014

Frame 0

Filed under: Abstract, Film, Fuji Superia 400, Hand of Man, Leica M3, Night, Zeiss, ZM 50mm Planar — collin orthner @ 6:52 pm

The first frame of any film, or frame #0 can be interesting. I tend to make an image anyway just in case, but, many times I duplicate that first shot – just in case. This time I made only this one and it was a nice surprise!

 

 

 

[ Leica M3, Zeiss ZM 50mm f/2 Planar, Fuji Superia 400 ]

 

 

November 13, 2014

End of the Season

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to wander along Ebeling Beach and through Brewers Campground at the south end of Gull Lake, Alberta. The whole area is called Aspen Beach Provincial Park, and at this time of fall there is little to no activity. A few locals were walking with their dogs, but otherwise it was very quite. It was very enjoyable to wander around and enjoy the beautiful fall colours, and as it got closer to sunset a small strip of open sky appeared along the western horizon, so I knew we were in for some great sunset colour, although looking at the size of the clear sky it would only last a very short time. I had a couple of rolls of film and my Leica M3 along with a tripod as I was pretty sure the exposures would end up being rather long and impossible for handheld photography after the sun set. So, with one camera and one lens, I got busy making images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available as a print on my Etsy store.

 

 

 

Available as a print on my Etsy store.

 

Available as a print on my Etsy store.

 

Available as a print on my Etsy store.

 

 

 

 

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[ Leica M3, Zeiss ZM 50mm f/2, Fuji Superia 400 ]

 

 

 

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