Shooting Windows


The collaboration with Melinda Green Harvey continues. Her co-post for today can be found here .

The shadow in the photo above is Melinda’s and was cast while she was taking the photo below at Jordan River. Jordan River is a very small place beside the road from Victoria to Port Renfrew on the south west edge of Vancouver Island.

Beside the highway are some old buildings from a logging operation that was based here. I have photographed these buildings before and knew that Melinda would like them too. We poked around more than I had done before, and found a derelict house that was open, and you will see photos from inside it tomorrow.

I don’t know if the builder was anticipating flooding but foundations rising to the window sills seems a bit excessive. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. After all they provide nice grain for Melinda’s shadow.

Jordan River Windows



For other posts in this collaboration click on this link.

My photo – Canon 5Dii, Canon 16-38/2.8 lens @ 35mm

Melinda photo – Nikon D7000, 28/1.8 lens







19 thoughts on “Shooting Windows

  1. This is turning out to be a great idea – two quite different approaches and both valid and worth viewing. Evidence that we all see differently. Wish I had a buddy over here to experiment with this idea.


    • Hi Andy. I think it might be about the same distance from Lubbock to the UK as it is to British Columbia so perhaps your wish will be answered (ok, I just looked, 7+hrs flying time to me, 12+hrs flying time to you) so quite a difference.

      Maybe you could try other variations from a distance, like sharing a raw file with someone and both of you processing it in your own ways to see how the image gets interpreted. I was thinking it might be fun to do something like that with a small group of photographers to see how the same electronic data are interpreted.


      • Your suggestion has I know been done on-line before with some HDR brackets, but I don’t think it has been done with a single RAW Image. It’s an interesting idea…


      • I’ve seen thos hdr bracket exchanges a while back now. Perhaps that is where the idea came from.

        I’d be game to try even though my post processing skills are a bit rudimentary. And I bet there are others that would like to as well.

        Melinda and I just discovered it takes quite a bit of time just agreeing on the process and organising the details and sharing shortlinks before publication and so on. Probably did not help that we crammed more than a week of posts into an afternoon. Or tried to.


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