Collin J Örthner – Photographer

August 7, 2013

You Go This Way and I’ll Go That

Filed under: Black & White, E-M5, m4/3, Nature, Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8, Trees — collin orthner @ 10:46 pm

 

 

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

 

 

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October 7, 2012

Gull Lake, Alberta

Filed under: Abstract, Autumn, E-M5, m4/3, Movement, Nature, Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8, Panorama, Panoramic, Plants, Trees, Wind — collin orthner @ 6:17 pm

My good friend Doug Williamson invited me up to Gull Lake this afternoon and we enjoyed a walk along the lakeshore and through some of the woods along the shore. The browns and gold colours in the grasses along the shore were amazing and the green grass being backlit was almost like someone had plugged the grass into an electrical socket! The wind was howling and so I decided to use this to my advantage and try and show some movement. I’ve noticed that when using long exposures the saturation of the things moving is raised substantially almost like when using a polarizing filter to good effect.

 

 

 

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

September 27, 2012

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 orthner @ 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 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 orthner @ 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 orthner @ 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]

 

 

August 28, 2012

Subtle Colours

Filed under: Abstract, E-M5, m4/3, Nature, Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8, Panorama, Panoramic, Trees — collin orthner @ 7:02 pm

I enjoy searching out subtle tones in nature and this birch tree was a great find at Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park this past weekend!

 

 

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

 

 

August 27, 2012

McLeod Lake, Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park

Filed under: Abstract, E-M5, m4/3, Nature, Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8, Panorama, Panoramic, Plants, Skyscape, Travel, Trees, Water — collin orthner @ 3:44 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

August 22, 2012

W2W – 2

Filed under: Abstract, E-M5, Hand of Man, m4/3, Nature, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8, Square, W2W — collin orthner @ 7:13 pm

 

 

 

[Olympus E-M5, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8]

 

 

August 20, 2012

Colours and Textures

Filed under: Abstract, E-M5, m4/3, Nature, Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8, Rocks, Travel — collin orthner @ 10:02 pm

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Olympus E-M5, Panasonic 12-35mm]

 

 

August 9, 2012

Storm Warning

Filed under: Abstract, Black & White, E-M5, m4/3, Nature, Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8, Panoramic, Skyscape, Storms, Travel — collin orthner @ 4:48 am

This past weekend my family headed up to the in-laws for a visit. On the way we could see a large storm system brewing slightly to the west and north. I knew we would likely get to drive through a part of it :))) as we headed north on the QE2. As we got closer you could see that it was really two separate storms that were becoming one very large one. We ended up driving through an alley between the two just missing the extremely heavy downpour, but we did see an amazing amount of lightning along this “alley”. As we came out the north side of the storm I knew I would need to find a suitable location free of electrical wires and poles etc. to show the storm off. The sun would be setting in about an hour or so and was creating some beautiful lighting from the NW side of the storm showing all the great details of the clouds. I ended up a few kilometres north of Spruce Grove. This is looking directly south towards the town and is really quite a wide view of the storm as I stitched three vertical images made with a wide angle lens. I think I could chase after these big guys all day – awesome doesn’t even come close to describing them!

 

 

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

 

 

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