Derek Chambers

New Additions – October 2017

First Dusting of Snow on Burnt Ridge - ©Derek Chambers

First Dusting of Snow on Burnt Ridge – ©Derek Chambers

Cattle Back for the Winter - ©Derek Chambers

Cattle Back for the Winter – ©Derek Chambers

Littlest Cowboy in Training - ©Derek Chambers

Littlest Cowboy in Training – ©Derek Chambers

August 2017

Theme: Multiple Exposures

Eakin Creek Canyon Abstract - ©Derek Chambers

Eakin Creek Canyon Abstract – ©Derek Chambers

July 2017

Maelstrom - ©Derek Chambers

Maelstrom – ©Derek Chambers

Eakin Creek Freshet - ©Derek Chambers

Eakin Creek Freshet – ©Derek Chambers

Theme: Multiple Exposure

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The Path Through The Woods – ©Derek Chambers

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Kubota – ©Derek Chambers

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Peony – ©Derek Chambers

June 2017

Early Morning at the Eagle’s Nest, Anahim Lake

The Green Canoe - ©Derek Chambers

The Green Canoe – ©Derek Chambers

Wineglasses or Bollard? - ©Derek Chambers

Wineglasses or Bollard? – ©Derek Chambers

Bella Coola – The Tallheo Cannery

Windows on the Wooden Piledriver - ©Derek Chambers

Windows and the Wooden Piledriver – ©Derek Chambers

After the Rain - ©Derek Chambers

After the Rain – ©Derek Chambers

The Yellow Float - ©Derek Chambers

The Yellow Float – ©Derek Chambers

The Cannery's Machine Shop - B&W - ©Derek Chambers

The Cannery’s Machine Shop – B&W – ©Derek Chambers

The Cannery's Machine Shop - ©Derek Chambers

The Cannery’s Machine Shop – ©Derek Chambers

The Net Loft - ©Derek Chambers

The Net Loft – ©Derek Chambers

The Net Loft 2 - ©Derek Chambers

The Net Loft 2 – ©Derek Chambers

Shapes- ©Derek Chambers

Shapes- ©Derek Chambers

Abstract - ©Derek Chambers

Abstract – ©Derek Chambers

A Painting Job Abandoned - ©Derek Chambers

A Painting Job Abandoned – ©Derek Chambers

Mountain Stream - ©Derek Chambers

Mountain Stream – ©Derek Chambers

Welcome to Eulachons (Sitc) - ©Derek Chambers

Welcome to Eulachons (Sputc) – ©Derek Chambers

Farwell Canyon

Face in the Shadows - ©Derek Chambers

Face in the Shadows – ©Derek Chambers

Wolf in the Shadows - ©Derek Chambers

Wolf in the Shadows – ©Derek Chambers

Bunch Grass and Sage Bush - ©Derek Chambers

Bunch Grass and Sage Bush – ©Derek Chambers

The Fight For Survival Was Lost - ©Derek Chambers

The Fight For Survival Was Lost – ©Derek Chambers

Back and Forth He Goes - ©Derek Chambers

Back and Forth He Goes – ©Derek Chambers

Cactus in Flower - ©Derek Chambers

Cactus in Flower – ©Derek Chambers

Cactus in Flower - Another - ©Derek Chambers

Cactus in Flower – Another – ©Derek Chambers

Grasslands Impression - ©Derek Chambers

Grasslands Impression – ©Derek Chambers

A Crowd of HooDoos - ©Derek Chambers

A Crowd of HooDoos – ©Derek Chambers

Faces and Juicers - ©Derek Chambers

Faces and Juicers – ©Derek Chambers

HooDoos of Farwell - ©Derek Chambers

HooDoos of Farwell – ©Derek Chambers

Clay Ape - ©Derek Chambers

Clay Ape – ©Derek Chambers

Photographers Amidst Bunch Grass and Sage Bushes - ©Derek Chambers

Photographers Amidst Bunch Grass and Sage Bushes – ©Derek Chambers

Horshoe Bend in Chilcotin River - ©Derek Chambers

Horshoe Bend in Chilcotin River – ©Derek Chambers

Shadows At Play - ©Derek Chambers

Shadows At Play – ©Derek Chambers

River Bend At Farwell Ranch Overlook - ©Derek Chambers

River Bend At Farwell Ranch Overlook – ©Derek Chambers

Photographer Bomb - ©Derek Chambers

Photographer Bomb – ©Derek Chambers

May 2017

Shy Mount Robson _DSC3782 AuroraHDR- ©Derek Chambers

Shy Mount Robson _DSC3782 AuroraHDR- ©Derek Chambers

After the Rain Shower _DSC3726- ©Derek Chambers

After the Rain Shower _DSC3726- ©Derek Chambers

Mad River Maelstrom _DSC3654-2028- ©Derek Chambers

Mad River Maelstrom _DSC3654-2028- ©Derek Chambers

Rearguard Falls - Fraser River _DSC3693- ©Derek Chambers

Rearguard Falls – Fraser River _DSC3693- ©Derek Chambers

Forest Stream _DSC3732- ©Derek Chambers

Forest Stream _DSC3732- ©Derek Chambers

New Additions – April 2017

Theme: Panoramas

Fisgard Lighthouse Pano - ©Derek Chambers

Fisgard Lighthouse Pano – ©Derek Chambers

Trial Island Pano- ©Derek Chambers

Trial Island Pano- ©Derek Chambers

March 2017

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Helmcken Falls, Wells Gray Park – ©Derek Chambers

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Detail, Mush Bowl, Wells Gray Park – ©Derek Chambers

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Intrepid Photographers Defying Death – ©Derek Chambers

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Ice Detail, Third Canyon, Wells Gray Park – ©Derek Chambers

February 2017

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The Naturalist’s Work Space – ©Derek Chambers

Theme: Tangled

December 2016

Theme: Tangled plus Nik

Not Tangled!

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Louisibourg – ©Derek Chambers

Theme: Using the Nik Collection – Before and After

Before

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– ©Derek Chambers

After

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– ©Derek Chambers

Before

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– ©Derek Chambers

After #1

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– ©Derek Chambers

After #2

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– ©Derek Chambers

November 2016

Theme: Using the Nik Collection – Before and After

October 2016

Theme: Bathroom

London Night Photography

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The Shard and Tower Bridge – ©Derek Chambers

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The Tower of London and Cheval Three Quays – ©Derek Chambers

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St Paul’s and a Passing Bus – ©Derek Chambers

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St Paul’s and Millennium Bridge – ©Derek Chambers

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Hay’s Galleria – ©Derek Chambers

The Milky Way

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Milky Way 1 – ©Derek Chambers

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The Milky Way Overhead – ©Derek Chambers

September 2016

Theme: Movement

Aspen ICM _DSC2347- ©Derek Chambers

Aspen ICM _DSC2347- ©Derek Chambers

Aspen Grove ICM _DSC2363- ©Derek Chambers

Aspen Grove ICM _DSC2363- ©Derek Chambers

Infrared Photography – using a Singh-Ray iRay filter

Singh-Ray iRay _DSC2319 - ©Derek Chambers

Singh-Ray iRay _DSC2319 – ©Derek Chambers

August 2016

Theme: Movement

July 2016

Farwell Canyon

Farwell Canyon - Serpentine _DSC1760-1422- ©Derek Chambers

Farwell Canyon – Serpentine _DSC1760-1422- ©Derek Chambers

Farwell Canyon - Animal Tracks Everywhere - _DSC1831-1437- ©Derek Chambers

Farwell Canyon – Animal Tracks Everywhere – _DSC1831-1437- ©Derek Chambers

Farwell Canyon - Repeating Patterns _DSC1780-1431- ©Derek Chambers

Farwell Canyon – Repeating Patterns _DSC1780-1431- ©Derek Chambers

Abraham Lake and Kootenay Plains

Abraham Lake - Windy Point _DSC2092-208- ©Derek Chambers

Abraham Lake – Windy Point _DSC2092-208- ©Derek Chambers

Kootenay Plains - Long View _DSC0005-1457-1461-1462- ©Derek Chambers

Kootenay Plains – Long View _DSC0005-1457-1461-1462- ©Derek Chambers

Allstones Creek - Twisted Pine Root _DSC1904- ©Derek Chambers

Allstones Creek – Twisted Pine Root _DSC1904- ©Derek Chambers

Siffleur Falls -  _DSC2128-216-217- ©Derek Chambers

Siffleur Falls – _DSC2128-216-217- ©Derek Chambers

June 2016

Photo Ad I shared on Facebook

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Math Degree-T-shirt Ad Photo 1406

Larry Citra’s reaction:

The Mathematician 2 - © Larry Citra-1

The Mathematician 2 – © Larry Citra-1

Theme: CURVATURE (and WATER):

Spring At Eakin Creek

Optimism _DSC1730- ©Derek Chambers

Optimism _DSC1730- ©Derek Chambers

May 2016

Theme: WATER

Eakin Creek Canyon Park

Why It’s Called Devil’s Club

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Theme: WATER

Spahats Falls, Wells Gray Park - ©Derek Chambers

Spahats Falls, Wells Gray Park – ©Derek Chambers

Helmcken Falls, Wells Gray Park - ©Derek Chambers

Helmcken Falls, Wells Gray Park – ©Derek Chambers

April 2016

Theme: WATER

March 2016

Naturalist's Study _DSC1119 - ©Derek Chambers

Naturalist’s Study _DSC1119 – ©Derek Chambers

Macro

February 2016

Time Lapse

Different Stacking and Blending Methods

The above Time Lapse videos are composed of many individual still images.  By selecting just a few of the component images, stacking them and then blending them using different methods, some striking photos emerge:

Time Stacking - Try 1 - ©Derek Chambers-2-177

Time Stacking – Try 1 – ©Derek Chambers-2-177

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HDR Time Stretch _DSC9694-1293- ©Derek Chambers-176

StackedMedian- ©Derek Chambers

StackedMedian- ©Derek Chambers

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TimeLapseStack30Range-1292- ©Derek Chambers-174

And finally, a Blue Hour photo:

Blue Hour _DSC0354- ©Derek Chambers

Blue Hour _DSC0354- ©Derek Chambers

Theme: CIRCLES

Hyperbolic tiling using images:

This not-so-good photo of the British Houses of Parliament:

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with a little manipulation and blending becomes this:

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A significant improvement eh?

For Critiquing

I wanted a critique of this photo:

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and I also wanted a critique of a different way of processing the above, one which emphasizes shapes and contours rather than detail:

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January 2016

Theme: CIRCLES

Theme: RED

December 2015

Reworking some images from the Palouse by “simplifying” their processing, blurring details and changing exposure, shadows and highlights, in order to present softer, more abstract compositions.

Simplify - Palouse  _DSC7787- ©Derek Chambers

Simplify – Palouse _DSC7787- ©Derek Chambers

November 2015

Abandoned Farmhouse - Palouse - ©Derek Chambers

Abandoned Farmhouse – Palouse – ©Derek Chambers

October 2015

Elk River near Bragg Creek, Alberta

Fun with Perspective Warp

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The Edge of the World_DSC6741 – ©Derek Chambers

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FlateyFerry 2 IMG_0539- ©Derek Chambers

The Manufactured Image

Finished Product

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Eagleridge Sunrise – ©Derek Chambers

Looks like a beautiful sunrise, doesn’t it?  Well, look more closely.  Where’s the sun positioned?

The Components

An Intentional Camera Movement image which didn’t work.  But take it into Photoshop and do some colour mapping and out comes a nicer image:

Notice how nice the colouring in the bottom one-third looks?  Kind of like a colourful sunrise …

Here’s the original image:

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Use Photoshop to layer the bottom one-third over the top half, do some masking, and out comes the image at the top –  a manufactured, colourful (but somewhat inaccurate) sunrise!

Moon Eclipse

September 2015

Eakin Creek Canyon

Impressions of Autumn (October’s Theme)

Leading Lines

Reflections

Reflections - OutOfAlignment-781-782 _DSC9045 - ©Derek Chambers

Reflections – OutOfAlignment-781-782 _DSC9045 – ©Derek Chambers

Eye of the Beast

Eye of the Beast _DSC9336- ©Derek Chambers

Eye of the Beast _DSC9336- ©Derek Chambers

Make the Ordinary Look Extraordinary

August 2015

Chris Harris Workshop

Farwell Canyon Field Trip (Chris Harris Workshop)

Bullrushes and Spear Grass

Yukon

More July 2015

Palouse

Deadman Creek

Reflections

Solfar Series

This is a sampling from a series of images I am working on.  The world is darkening, the light being stolen.  The full series of images depict a difficult journey, over challenging terrain, in search of where the stolen light is being hoarded, with the goal of recapturing and returning it.  The textures are chosen to imply that each image is on a page from a journal, written long ago but just recently found, telling the story of the journey.  The craft, Solfar or Sun Voyager, is used during part of the quest.

July 2015

Iceland

June 2015

May 2015

Monochrome Fences

Recent Additions – April 2015

March 2015

Kauai

February 2015

Layering and Texture Blending in Photoshop

Layering and Blending a Gold texture over ordinary building photographs:

Construct your own new textures by layering photographs and other textures

More examples:

January 2015

December 2014

Using Topaz Glow

Monochrome vs Colour

Sometimes colour gets in the way.  If the colour is removed, then the image has to rely much more on tones, textures, contrast and other compositional elements to deliver its message.  Other times, the colour is an important element and the image is not as powerful when it is removed.  And in third cases, the two images – with colour and without – are quite different; each has to stand on its own.

November 2014

October 2014