May 2014 Archives

Aerial Cubism

Quebec City. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Window Shopping

Quebec City Old Town. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Facades

A couple more dramatic tone images from Quebec City. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Anxiety and Anger

Graffiti in Quebec City. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Graffiti Faces

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Overpass Murals

A few more virtuoso trompe l'oeil graffiti murals on the supporting pillars of the highway interchange in Quebec City. Click photos to enlarge them.


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Trompe l'Oeil Graffiti

Quebec City has some remarkable trompe l'oeil murals, not only in the tourist center (see yesterday's post) but also on the pillars supporting an elevated highway overpass near the railway station. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Historical Mural

Quebec City is one of the oldest European settlements in North America, and it takes full advantage of that fact in its appeal to tourists. Among the most striking sites is this realistic, near life size, mural in the Old City, a focal point for the frequent tour groups. It was fun to notice more and more of the details hidden in odd corners. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Quebec City Water

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A little fountain outside our hotel


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Spraying water into (???) the St. Lawrence River.

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Roofline

Roofline of the Museum of Civilizations, across a narrow street from our hotel room in Quebec City. (click to enlarge)

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Quebec City Railway Station

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Perspective

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Slips at Old Port, Quebec City. (click to enlarge)

Weathered Wood

The Dramatic Tone art filter on the Olympus Stylus 1 does a nice job emphasizing the texture of weathered wood, here a walkway in Quebec City's Old Port. I wish I had thought to try the Grainy Film (B&W) filter. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Smokestack

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The Dramatic Tone art filter on the Olympus Stylus 1 really dramatizes this scene, shot from Quebec City's Old Port. (click to enlarge)

Dynamic Details

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Quebec City Old Port. Click photos to enlarge them.

Dramatic Tone

Quebec City Old Port. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Grain Silos in Quebec City's Old Port

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Dramatic Tone Reds

Olympus's Dramatic Tone art filter does interesting things to reds as well as to blues (see yesterday's post). These three photos were taken near Quebec City's Old Port; the first two are of peeling paint on a garbage dumpster. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Quebec City Old Port

I spent a few hours in Quebec City photographing around the Old Port, using the Dramatic Tone art filter on my Olympus Stylus 1. I think the effect works well for this kind of scene. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Montmorency Falls (2)

Three more B&W photos from the Montmorency Falls Park: a tough environment if you're a tree. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Montmorency Falls

We've been in Quebec City for the last several days, while my wife attends a conference. Yesterday we rented a car and drove out of the city to Montmorency Falls and Ile d'Orleans. The falls are impressive: higher than Niagara, lots of water, high velocity. There wasn't a lot of color, so these were good photos to convert to b&w. Click photos to enlarge them.

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The water hits the river at the bottom with such force that it produces a large vapor cloud, obscuring the bottom of the walkway of observation posts descending from the opposite side of the gorge.

Flowers

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There's nothing more cliched than a photo of flowers with the innards sharply in focus and the petals fading to a gentle haze (except pictures of cats). But it's pretty. Portland. (click to enlarge)

Old Tree with Ferns

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Portland. (click to enlarge)

Stone Spiral

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Portland. (click to enlarge)

Old Window Wall

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Downtown Portland. (click to enlarge)

Construction Coffee Break

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Portland. (click to enlarge)

Sign

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Museum Shop

The Portland Art Museum has a small but well-curated shop, full of colorful and nicely arranged stuff. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Plentiful

Whole Foods, Portland. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Round

Whole Foods, Portland. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Orange

Three scenes in Portland OR. Click photos to enlarge them.

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