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3 Windows – 8 panes of glass each – 3 Colours (Blue, Orange and White). Plus, if you look, there are 3 candles and 3 stained glass pieces hanging in the windows. This was shot in Peterborough Ontario with my Fuji X-T1 and 56mm f1.2 at 1/550 sec at f4.0 ISO 800. I like walking around Downtown Peterborough once in a while. Just to watch people and see what’s new. You just never know what you are going to “See”.

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Cobourg Underpass.

Walking around Cobourg the other day I noticed this cool form in the structure of an underpass. I really liked the way the shapes lined up. I also thought the texture of the cement was cool. Especially with the random graffiti. Processing it into a B&W in my Lightroom plugin – Nik Silver Efex Pro2 gave it some mood.  Cobourg Underpass

Beneath the Canopy


Last year a friend of mine, Kim Zippel, asked me to shoot some photos of the interior of Harper Park in Peterborough Ontario. She needed some images to use for promoting their cause of protecting and restoring this park. 
http://www.harperpark.ca/  Some of the shots were utilized by the Peterborough Examiner newspaper http://www.drewmonkman.com/PDFs/2013-06-20.pdf

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See all my shots of the park…  http://craigbogdenphotography.zenfolio.com/p859531288

 I was happy to volunteer my time to help support such a great cause as saving this remarkable oasis of nature.

Since then Kim asked if some of these images could be utilized in a story she was contributing to a book about Urban Forests and Heritage Trees in Peterborough. I was thrilled. It never hurts to be published. Below, you will see the book which was spearheaded by Sheryl Loucks – Beneath the Canopy.    Along with her own impressive talents she brought together quite a bunch of skillful writers and photographers to produce this book showcasing some incredible trees and spaces in Peterborough. Many might take these spaces for granted but most likely don’t even know exist. It is a wonderful reminder of the diversity that Mother Nature presents us, even in big cities. You can order the book from the Green Up web site. 

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Pics from Peterborough

I was walking around Peterborough utilizing some free time while my totally awesome wife got her hair spiffied up by Michelle at Burgandy’s Hair Salon Inc. It turned out amazing by the way. I had the camera, as usual, so I took a few shots. The one shot still has the dog from the last post in it. Still waiting. Anyway, the lines in the photo at the bus station turned out pretty cool. I was attracted to the “Free Parking” sign because of the colours and textures. Very cold out there shooting today but some interesting shots resulted.

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Anticipation

 

I saw the owner of this little cutie run into a Hardware store and couldn’t resist grabbing a shot. The anticipation in the posture and the slight tension on the leash say it all. Plus it was friggin cold out. And I don’t know about you but I would rather be in the warm store than sitting on an ice cold sidewalk.

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Lines

Lines we see every day. Do you use them to stay safe? Or are you simply conditioned to follow them? Do you stay within them? Or venture beyond them?

Crosswalk.

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Bracelet – Lost but found.

 

Was walking downtown Cobourg a while back and spotted this lost little bracelet. Was wondering if it was being missed at that particular moment. Or was it left behind on purpose? I thought the colour contrast, shadows and differences in textures really made this photo interesting.

This Winnie-the-pooh bracelet was lost but found.

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Cobourg Town Hall edit

I really like architectural scenes that go just a little bit further. Something to make the photo jump out and yell “Hey, look at me!!!”

So I tried to play around with this shot a bit. Shot with my Fuji X10.

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I processed it in HDR Efex Pro2, a little bit of Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 This is what I ended up with…

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