A retrospective is necessarily a looking back exercise but this final instalment is also a looking ahead. I plan to continue experimenting with the extraordinary possibilities available with new camera technology such as the photo above. Some people might not consider the above to be a photograph but it was made in my camera so I think it qualifies. What I am interested in here is the iconic nature of this photo as well as how the processing pushes the boundaries of what is ordinarily considered to be photography. The other direction I want to explore is exemplified in the photo below. I've been playing around with black and white photography for years often trying to capture the kind of picture that we see in old prints from 100 years ago. I'm slowly beginning to realize that black and white photography is a whole different ballgame from color. When you take away the color, the relationships between the parts of the scene change as well as the mood. Experimenting in this direction would seem to be a step backwards but it too is dependant on modern technology - new cameras have multiple black and white modes and digital processing offers many more options. Don't worry though, there'll still be lots of photos of Victoria!
Situated on the far west coast of Canada, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital city of the Province of British Columbia. Its benign climate (the warmest winters in Canada) and placid lifestyle make it a favorite retirement location as well as a popular tourist destination. About 400,000 people live in Victoria and adjacent communities. Click the photos to see them larger!