flickr-free-ic3d pan white
View allAll Photos Tagged theshipyard

--

:copyright: This photograph is copyrighted. Under no circumstances can it be reproduced, distributed, modified, copied, posted to websites or printed or published in media or other medium or used for commercial or other uses without the prior written consent and permission of the photographer.

photographed at 10:30 pm on a cold Saturday night

2012 - Day 31. Jan. 31, 2012.

 

This is a fish hut on Collingwood harbour. I'm really surprised the ice is thick enough given the mild temperatures we've had this winter, but I guess these guys know what they're doing. In the background is the new Shipyards residential development. I was struck by the tonal similarities between the little fish hut and the large townhouses, and of course, I liked the contrast in scale.

 

Today is one of those flat, dull, winter days with zero interest in the sky. I made basic exposure adjustments in Lightroom, and then in Nik's Color Efex Pro 4, I applied and tweaked the Bleach Bypass preset settings. If there's no interest in the sky you might as well blow it out ;-). I like the punch, desaturated feel and apparent white space.

Oil on canvas; 54.5 x 66.8 cm.

 

Born in Guangdong Province in 1900, Guan Liang was the first generation Chinese Modern art pioneer. He studied Art in Tokyo from 1917 to 1922 where he was introduced to western oil painting technique. While receiving the basic realistic sketch training in school, he was also devoted in Impressionism and Post-impressionism art. Works by Monet, Renoir,Cézanne, Matisse had left him a deep impressionand the works by Van Gogh and Gauguin had become the model he worshiped and studied. From then onwards, Guan Liang was determined to pursue the vitality in art, art must surpass the beauty of stillness, art had to be rich in meaning.

 

Guan Liang’s paintings can be classified into oil paintings, water color paintings, sketches, and Chinese ink paintings. The former incorporated diversified themes while the latter mainly based on Chinese opera characters. Guan’s oil paintings were mostly painted freely unlike the works of artists in the same generation which seemed rigid and tedious. In landscape paintings, Guan was good at simplify the enormous space, complex color relationship and structure to bring about the landscape’s momentum. His figures were often small and crude, but with a high spirit that served to enlighten the landscape. The advent of Guan’s Chinese ink opera figures paintings was a new page for the Chinese art history in the 20th century. His interest and cultivation in Chinese opera not only served as a motivation for his art creation, but was also the concept of his painting. For Guan Liang, those legendry figures were not the main subject of his painting, instead, what he depicted were the characters and scenes he had seen on stage. Guan had a special intimate relationship with Chinese opera. While he drew the performance of characters, he was also drawing his emotions and understandings of this particular scene, this particular episode. Just like Xu-Hong said: “His Chinese ink opera figures paintings attempted to transform the long-term fixed format of Chinese ink paintings. He synthesized the folklore interest with the lyricism of Chinese ink painting. He had thus used the rich stage performance format to expand the expression of Chinese ink, Guan had left the 20th century Chinese art a heritage of free and child-like water ink expression.”

 

Reference from

Guan Liang—A Wanderer in the Art Realm, Shui Zhong-Tien

 

www.linlingallery.com/eng/artist_introduce.php?id=6

  

A waterfront community in Collingwood Ontario

2011 - Day 209. July 28, 2011.

 

Daily Shoot - Go meta and make a photo of a photo today. Don't just be a copy machine, however. Get creative with composition.

 

Where do I begin to talk about the Shipyards? My father worked there. Once Collingwood’s main industry, until closure in the mid 1980′s, the ‘Yard’ constituted part of the fabric of our lives as I was growing up. The Shipyards today is a huge condo development on the waterfront. This building, at the entrance to the old Yard is the Sales Office. On the wall is a mural painted by Beverley Smith that depicts shift change. I remember meeting my Dad on this corner, either to drop off his lunch box like the woman leaning down is doing, or to get a ride home with him.The inset is a photo that I took of part of that mural. I've had it printed on brushed aluminum and am thrilled with the result. You can see all the texture of the brick, but the metal shows through in the highlights. I'll have this print, (along with others), on display this Saturday at the Georgian Bay Artisan Market.

The Shipyard, a Star Trek themed roleplay sim

Wooden Boat Festival - Maple Bay Marina, BC, Canada

 

Visit our blog "Where The Toad’s Go" for the story behind the photo.

2011 - Day 215. Aug. 3, 2011.

 

It's been a long time since we've seen a ship at the north end of Collingwood's main street. This is one of two tall ships that have moored at The Shipyards condo development, on the site of the former Collingwood Shipyards.

 

It was grey and drizzling when I took the shot, rendering pretty crappy light, so I used one of my favourite Silver Efex Pro settings, Tin Plate.

today at Pier 7

Wooden Boat Festival - Maple Bay Marina, BC, Canada

 

Visit our blog "Where The Toad’s Go" for the story behind the photo.

2010 - Day 123. May 3, 2010.

 

Daily Shoot - Make a composition of a wall and what is against it: art, shelves, etc. Consider the rule of thirds and watch your light.

 

The mural, "Heading Dockside", painted by Beverley Smith in 2000, depicts shift change at the now defunct Collingwood Shipyards. The mural adorns the east wall of the historic building that is now the sales centre for The Shipyards condo/commercial waterfront development.

The Shipyard - Maple Bay Marina, BC, Canada

 

Visit our blog "Where The Toad’s Go" for the story behind the photo.

Fishbug an installation for Burning Man 2009 www.fishbug.net The Amazing Fishbug crew. Missing from picture are Michelle Palmer, Robin Hood, Paul Showalter, Karen Tarapata, Judy Castro, Paul David, Hassan El-Tayyab and Matthew Andreoli

Escape From Berkeley Vehicle Showcase Party

 

photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid

 

This photo is licensed under a Creative Commons license. If you use this photo within the terms of the license or make special arrangements to use the photo, please list the photo credit as "Scott Beale / Laughing Squid" and link the credit to laughingsquid.com.

The Shipyard permanently changes the landscape, Hunters Point, San Francisco, CA

AdobePhotoshopExpress_2015_01_01_22:43:59

A waterfront community in Collingwood Ontario

The Shipyard, a Star Trek themed roleplay sim

Fishbug an installation for Burning Man 2009 www.fishbug.net The Amazing Fishbug crew. Missing from picture are Michelle Palmer, Robin Hood, Paul Showalter, Karen Tarapata, Judy Castro, Paul David, Hassan El-Tayyab and Matthew Andreoli

Fishbug an installation for Burning Man 2009 www.fishbug.net The Amazing Fishbug crew. Missing from picture are Michelle Palmer, Robin Hood, Paul Showalter, Karen Tarapata, Judy Castro, Paul David, Hassan El-Tayyab and Matthew Andreoli

Fishbug an installation for Burning Man 2009 www.fishbug.net

1 3 4 5 6 7 ••• 20 21