Monday, August 27, 2012

corn field at the end of summer in ontario, canada


it's getting chilly in the morning now; kids are going back to school soon. it already smells like fall... like this picture, which i shot this 6 years ago, almost to the day, when i went to canada, to newmarket to be exact. leaving in southern france, i kinda forgot how vast fields are in north america. i liked the sky a lot, very Constable-like, big tormented clouds suffocating the field below.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

moon rising


i'm not sure what time of the evening it was when i shot this but it was in june, around the solstice, at sérignan, in southern france. it wasn't easy to take it, as the light was very dim and i didn't have a tripod. but somehow i managed to take a clean photo. 




it's sober enough that one can apply many different treatments to it. i prefer this light version above, as it fits more in my turner kick right now. but i had done a completely different texturing job on it a few months ago. not quite happy about it. i think i'm gonna have to rework it someday but here it is...





Sunday, August 5, 2012

whistler in italy


shot this on a country road in the po valley, around ferrara, italy.
again, the original (below) isn't all that great but i wanted to capture the flatness of the area. it's a bit surreal there: flat, open, dusty farmland. not something you expect to see in italy. reminds me a bit of fresno and the central valley. and it is very much the same quiet, desolate and somewhat suffocating flatness which pervades luchino visconti's movie 'ossessione' (obsession). i saw that movie a few years ago, before ever going to that part of italy and somehow the landscape marked me.