Rising to a challenge from the Editor, I have to describe, adequately, some stunning photography that I ‘wowed’ over recently. This could take some work; I know nothing about photography other than ‘stand still and don’t put your finger over the lens.’ Until now.
Patrick Latter describes himself as “a programmer with a passion for all things photography and hiking,” indeed, his blog is entitled Canadian Hiking Photography (http://hikingphoto.com/), but I suspect there is a good deal more to him than that modest description.
The site contains some fantastic images in a diverse portfolio, with some fascinating technical commentary on how the shots were taken. I get it. Mostly. I am less of a photo ignoramous now.
When I say diverse, there’s abstract, landscape, wildlife, scenic, what I call special effects shots with Infra-Red and filters, long-exposure (check out the sparkler enhanced VW car), animated paint droplets (not what you’re thinking, very cleverly executed). Calgary Zoo – this post drew me in, there’s a fantastic montage of the residents, not just the cute furry ones.
And did I mention the Canadian hiking photos? Mountains, rocks, rivers, waterfalls, eagles! You’ll not get me walking that ridge! Nature built some big landscapes up there in Canada, so shots like Moraine Lake (top) are a gift if well executed.
I’m just showing some of the recent shots here. It is well worth going back through the posts and getting some of the stories to go with epic hikes, climbs and caving expeditions. AJS