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LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

A landscape is a section or portion of scenery - usually nature - as seen from a single viewpoint. Typically, people and animals are not shown in a landscape, unless they are relatively small in the image and have been included in the composition to show scale.

The term “Urban Landscape” describes photographs of the city taken in the manner of a landscape, using buildings and other man-made features as graphical elements of composition that are treated in the same way the photographer would treat mountains and trees.

Three styles of landscape photography are recognized - representational, impressionistic and abstract.

The representational style show scenery at its most natural and realistic way, without visual manipulation or artifice. It is a straightforward style - however, successful images are more than simple snapshots. Although the photographer adds no props or other components to a scene and does not try to “bend” reality, great attention is paid to composition and detail. Light, timing and the weather are critical elements.

The impressionistic landscape photographer employs photographic techniques that result in images that have vague or elusive qualities. They are less tangible and more unreal, while still retaining their values that make them landscape pictures. The viewer is given the impression of a landscape rather than the clear reality of one.

Abstract style could also probably be referred to as graphic style, since the components of scenery are treated by the photographer as graphic elements, arranged for their compositional values. Natural elements may be rendered as unrecognizable as shape and form take priority. Elements may be juxtapositioned for comparison or contrast, isolated by extreme close-up, reduced to silhouettes by severe underexposure, and so on. Design is more important than recognizable representation.

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Airport News in YLW Magazine
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Digital Photography Review
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Calibrating Computer Monitor
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Nikon USA Commentary
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Vancouver Sun


Kelowna Photography News

Okanagan athletes in Olympics

FEBRUARY 7, 2010 - Kelowna and the Okanagan will be watching with keen interest as some of our local athletes will compete against the best of the world as the Winter Olympics comes to the province of B.C.

The Canadian National Hockey Team will be represented by NHL defenceman Shae Webber, one of the stars of the Kelowna Rockets when they won the Memorial Cup in 2003.

Our country's national ski team will include Kelowna aerialist Steve Omischl and racer Kelsey Serwa. Photos and features can be found on my blog.

Desmond Murray Kelowna Photographer Desmond Murray

Cancer Centre unveils radiation therapy clinics
 

Combatting Cancer

FEBRUARY 1, 2010 - Kelowna MLAs Norm Letnick (right) and Steve Thompson (center) got to see the result of recent funding from the provincial government to BC Cancer Agency with the unveiling of radiation therapy rooms at the Kelowna Cancer Centre equipped with the latest technology.

The Okanagan's medical community also celebrated a few days earlier the announcement of the creation of a new medical training centre to open up at the neighbouring Kelowna General Hospital.


Ex-Weighted Fitness show returns to Okanagan

West Kelowna forest fire

JANUARY 30, 2010 - Kelowna TV show producers Alison Love and David McIlride (Discovery Channel) led a team of cameras and support crew for a weekend of action in a local school gym.

Four families from around the Okanagan will be featured in the latest season of ex-weighted - a show where people are encouraged by a fitness trainer to improve their health through improved eating and exercise programs.

One Summerland area family were put through a tiring challenge on Saturday to test their fitness levels against the clock.



Older items -

Lighting technology improves 

Builder's book of my photos


Airport publication awarded

Forest Fires threaten Westside