Collin J Örthner – Photographer

October 9, 2014

Cougars Touchdown!!

Filed under: Autumn, Black & White, Documentary, GF2, Hand of Man, m4/3, Night, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, People — collin orthner @ 10:59 pm

My family attended the rival high school football teams, Notre Dame Cougars and Lindsey Thurber Raiders, play their final match of the year this evening at Great Chief Park along the river here in Red Deer. The Raiders won handily tonight, but that didn’t hamper the celebrations when the Cougars got a touchdown! These guys were into the game in a big way – such a fun atmosphere!

 

 

 

[ Panasonic GF2, Panasonic 20mm f1.7 ]

 

 

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September 26, 2014

A Funeral, Decrepit Building, and Signs of Harvest

Filed under: Architecture, Black & White, Documentary, GF2, Hand of Man, Industrial, m4/3, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Travel — collin orthner @ 10:19 pm

Last Saturday my wife, oldest son and I were in Drumheller for the funeral of the father to some good friends from back in high school days. What a fantastic man he was too!

We got into town a bit early and so we walked along main street for a couple of blocks and found the “Sports Room” entrance. Unfortunately the town feels pretty run down and almost uninviting. A real shame as the potential is huge!

 

 

Later in the evening we left before sunset as I don’t like driving central Alberta highways at night because of all the deer and moose. As we got near the small town of Carbon we found these silos glinting from the sun.

 

 

 

[Panasonic GF2, Panasonic 20mm]

 

 

September 25, 2014

Heading to the Game

Filed under: Black & White, GF2, m4/3, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, People — collin orthner @ 10:59 pm

Last week on Thursday we headed to Great Chief Park as a family to watch my wife’s cousin’s son playing in his high school football game. It was very pleasant out as darkness gathered for the evening, but my two sons were not taking any chances that it wasn’t going to get cold and were bundled up pretty good. Can you tell if there is any difference between personalities between them? LOL Love them both!

 

 

 

[Panasonic GF2, Panasonic 20mm]

 

 

September 23, 2014

The White Picket Fence Life

Filed under: Abstract, Black & White, Documentary, GF2, Hand of Man, m4/3, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Square — collin orthner @ 10:06 pm

“I grew up with the white picket fence. My dad went to work nine to five, and he had a station wagon.”

Matt Dillon

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Panasonic GF2, Panasonic 20mm]

September 22, 2014

Keeping Things In or Out

Filed under: Architecture, Black & White, Documentary, GF2, Hand of Man, Industrial, m4/3, Night, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 — collin orthner @ 10:31 pm

Fences

By function

  • Agricultural fencing, to keep livestock in and/or predators out
  • Privacy fencing, to provide privacy and security
  • Temporary fencing, to provide safety, security, and to direct movement; wherever temporary access control is required, especially on building and construction sites
  • Perimeter fencing, to prevent trespassing or theft and/or to keep children and pets from wandering away.
  • Decorative fencing, to enhance the appearance of a property, garden or other landscaping
  • Boundary fencing, to demarcate a piece of real property
  • Pest-exclusion fence
  • Pet fence
  • Pool fence
  • Snow fence

– Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

 

[Panasonic GF2, Panasonic 20mm]

 

 

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Paris – San Francisco

Filed under: Autumn, GF2, Hand of Man, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Skyscape, Travel — collin orthner @ 9:11 pm

Air France flight AFR84 was travelling at a bit better than 12000m and at 900km/h as it passed over there prairie north of Three Hills on Saturday between Paris and San Francisco.

 

 

[Panasonic GF2, Panasonic 20mm]

 

 

September 18, 2014

Great Chief Park

Filed under: Autumn, Black & White, GF2, Hand of Man, Industrial, m4/3, Night, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, People — collin orthner @ 11:17 pm

My family headed off this evening to watch the rival high school football teams, Notre Dame Cougars and the Hunting Hills Lightning, play at Great Chief Park here in Red Deer. It was a spectacular evening as it was very warm and completely calm. Unfortunately “our” team (Cougars) got kicked pretty bad, but the atmosphere was great with over 550 people at the game.

 

 

 

 

[Panasonic GF2, Panasonic 20mm]

 

 

Off to the Market Once Again

Filed under: Abstract, GF2, Hand of Man, m4/3, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Square — collin orthner @ 11:09 pm

 

 

 

 

[Panasonic GF2, Panasonic 20mm]

 

 

 

 

August 30, 2014

Red Deer Farmer’s Market

Filed under: Abstract, Agriculture, Documentary, GF2, Hand of Man, m4/3, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Square — collin orthner @ 4:13 pm

Every Saturday morning 150-200 vendors start setting up their tents and wares around 6am. Of course I am just barely opening my eyes at that time, but as soon as I realize morning has come I start looking forward to heading down to have a look around. I love going down down to have a sausage on a bun or a breakfast sandwich and a coffee or two. On cold mornings the coffee keeps my hands warm as I wander up and down the isles of goods all arranged in what each vendor thinks will grab the most attention and hopefully a sale. Most times I am at the market with my wife Laura and two boys, Thomas and Alexander and we sometimes don’t purchase anything other than our breakfasts and hot drinks. Other times we find a deal on some fruit or we spot a trinket that is impossible to live without. I snagged a great deal on some LP’s a few weeks back (55 for $20)! Laura loves to visit a homemade soap vendor and the boys almost always get some mini-donuts and/or a sno-cone. We usually meet half a dozen people we know, so of course there is some chatting. This morning I brought along my small digital camera to make some images and was excited by all the possibilities. I shoved an extra battery in my pocket and started to look for things that caught my eye. After making maybe 15 images the battery died, so I grabbed the second one and inserted it only to find to my dismay that it was also dead. I was quite disappointed as I was seeing so many more things to make images of, but the market runs for 5 or 6 more weeks, so I’ll be bringing my camera with me each time to find more!

 

[Panasonic GF2, Panasonic 20mm f1.7]

 

 

December 1, 2013

47 St.

Filed under: Abstract, Autumn, GF2, Hand of Man, m4/3, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Panorama, Panoramic, Trees, W2W — collin orthner @ 1:31 pm

Soft late day sun casting shadows as I walk along 47th street in Red Deer to meet up with my ride home.

 

 

 

[Panasonic GF2, Panasonic 20mm f1.7]

 

 

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