Numeric Citizen Visual Stories
A collection of photos and words trying to tell a visually appealing story
Posted: Mon, 22 May 2023 14:56:53 +0000
Cemeteries are complex places. I've been fascinated by them for as long as I can remember. For reasons that are hard to describe, entering a cemetery is an unsettling and transformative experience. The wide variety of artifacts, the complex maze of narrow paths, and the intricacies of their arrangement are an infinite source of inspiration and ...contemplation. I always feel respectful and quiet whenever I visit such places.While travelling around the world and visiting cities, big and small, I always try to find the time to visit a cemetery with my camera. I have visited cemeteries in Canada, the United States, England, France, Austria, Hawaii, Argentina, and many more. Cemeteries' shape, architecture, and location in cities will vary from country to country, from one culture to another. It is known that factors influencing cemetery design include cultural and religious traditions, available land and resources, local regulations and zoning laws, and the desired aesthetic or atmosphere of the cemetery.Interesting fact: 99% of my cemetery pictures are black & white. I tend to process my photos to make them look more dramatic, more spooky. It's a choice. The one recent exception to this style is a set of photos taken in a cemetery on a seashore near my hometown: a unique location for a cemetery.My hope is that my pictures convey what I consider one of the best cemetery scenes that I have had the chance to capture.
Posted: Sun, 04 Dec 2022 14:04:57 +0000
Churches and cathedrals are a point of interest wherever I go or travel. So here's a short story of an amateur photographer paying attention to details.
90 Min Photowalk
Posted: Mon, 28 Nov 2022 12:14:42 +0000
It was a great morning with lots of sunshine and above-average temperature, perfect timing for a Photowalk to nowhere. In the early moments, I settled for a 90-minute walk—enough to explore and let the urban environment inspire me to take many photos.A post from Adrian Vila, a photographer I appreciate, triggered this uncontrollable desire to go out and visit my beloved city. Adrian writes: “I believe that every day is filled with possibilities.” Sure enough, that day was full of possibilities. During a Photowalk, you can't be sure what will come to you as visual opportunities. Here is a selection of some of them that I liked enough to say, yes, click.
The Spooky Cabin
Posted: Sun, 20 Nov 2022 19:37:53 +0000
It was a very sunny summer, not too warm or rainy. I used to take a walk in the forest each day, sometimes more than once a day. Near the summer house, along a small trail, there was this little cabin in the woods, standing alone, surrounded by big trees. I remember the smell and the sound of the wind hitting the forest. I took numerous pictures of this cabin. Inside, a bed, a table, a lamp, a distinct smell of old wood, and a cracking floor. It was a place to go alone, think, write, and be. I didn’t spend the night there, even if I could; it felt a bit scary at night. See the following picture.
Posted: Sun, 13 Nov 2022 13:26:36 +0000
This story is the conclusion of a one-year that started when I got my iPhone 13 Pro back in the fall of 2021. This iPhone model introduced a new camera mode: macro photography. For the first iteration, Apple created a macro mode that can produce quite good results for a smartphone. This story shows a few of my best shots taken over the past four seasons.
Twenty Days in Italy
Posted: Sat, 05 Nov 2022 18:56:12 +0000
This past summer, I had the pleasure of spending twenty days in the north of Italy for my summer vacation. it was my first trip to Europe since the pandemic began in early 2020. It's hard to describe how great it was to return to Europe after the world's ordeal in the last two years. I enjoyed every single moment of this trip, every place I visited, and every meal I had. Today, I'm proud to show you a glimpse of this memorable trip. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did to put it together.
Posted: Sun, 30 Oct 2022 13:19:48 +0000
This is my first post on Exposure, another experiment using a photo-sharing service. The best way to start my journey is to introduce myself. I'm a French Canadian living in Montreal, Canada. I'm 55. I'm working as an IT professional. I'm a content creator in my spare time. Photography takes up a portion of my creative work. I've been doing photography on and off since I'm a teenager. My first camera was a Minolta SRT-200. I'm now using a Nikon D750 and my iPhone 13 Pro. Thanks for visiting my Exposure page. Consider visiting my other website with photo-related posts: Photo Legend Series. Consider visiting my Smugmug & Glass profile page if you want to get a sense of my photographic styles better.