View Full Version : So who is this Grant guy and do I really care?

05-07-2010, 08:27 PM
When confronted with a blank pixels and an obligation to introduce oneself my mind goes blank. What do people want to know?

I live in or around Lunenburg Nova Scotia, a place so pretty that you can throw a camera on the ground and get a good shot.

I do make pictures, almost daily, but seldom throw the camera to the ground. I am reasonably proficient in both photography and photoshop, and I guess that mean nothing unless you understand what my idea of proficient is. I am very kind to others images but very critical of my own. I do enjoy helping others but tend to shoot by myself. When it comes to the art of photography I am very opinionated.

If there is anything you feel I have missed please ask.

05-07-2010, 08:35 PM
Hello! Welcome to the forum. I think, to most individuals, we are our harshest critiques.

I'm glad to have a person join us willing to put forth what he sees! After all..when asked for your thoughts..it's best to get it the way it is :)

05-07-2010, 08:46 PM
Welcome to the forum my fellow Nova Scotian! I can't wait to see some of your proficient images :) Cheers!

05-07-2010, 09:24 PM
Hello Grant
welcome. You forgot to mention how generous you are in sharing your knowledge ;)

05-08-2010, 03:09 AM
Hi Grant,

I hope your photo's are as well put together as your introduction!!! I like people with opinions.

Welcome to the forum.

05-09-2010, 11:13 AM
I guess I Should have added a photo to my introduction.


When asked what is my favourite photograph I always say the next one, so I guess my second favourite is my last one. I shoot every day, on averages 17.4 images the 0.4 is the hardest one to do ;-). Yesterday I was out shooting a fire drill and my wife was with me. She was more interested in the Wild Roses than my f-stops, but that is cool. After a while I suspect her mind wandered as she stood on a dune looked out to sea. She was very quiet and very still. In a flash I imagined that at many times this ritual, of staring out to sea, was probably performed by countless Maritime wives waiting “their man” to return safely.

I exposed for the sky

I processed for the feel. Turned it to a B&W in Photoshop, added a “yellow filter” to enhance the clouds. Duplicated the layer and applied a multiply effect with a square feathered mask to create the “Burned edges”

05-09-2010, 05:57 PM
Wonderful introduction grant and welcome to the forum :highfive: I like the pensive feel in this shot.

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer
05-09-2010, 07:49 PM
Welcome Grant. A favorite photographer of mine is Robert Frank, I know he lives in Nova
Scotia somewhere.

Best to ya, Ernst

05-09-2010, 08:21 PM
Ernst he is a favourite of mine as well. I do believe he lives in Mabou Mines, Cape Breton and that is quite a piece from me, maybe five or six hour drive.

05-09-2010, 11:21 PM
Beautiful image, Grant. Love the tones and the pensive mood and welcome to the forum!

05-10-2010, 03:26 AM
Very nice image Grant... well done on the nomination on your first image posted!! that must be some kind of record!!