Named after the bituminous sands, Bitumount is a place where the story of the Oil Sands really began. Between 1925 and 1958, experiments separating oil from sand were performed and led to the birth of the technology used today. The Great Canadian Oil Sands started the first large-scale mining operations in 1967. However, due to [...]
Month: April 2016
Manipulated Landscape – Part 1
This land stretches 54,826 square miles, an area larger than England. Structures such as the toxic tailing lakes are some of the largest human-made structures in the world – so large that they can be seen from space. The land has been rearranged, altered and manipulated by human activity to the point that it is [...]
Where Road and Street Meet
It is a well-known maxim that specializing in one genre of photography helps in promoting and selling a photographer’s work. We agree with that. However, such a narrow specialization, while logical and commercially viable, could lead to unwelcome reverberations. One of them is conformity and stiffness. Those of you who have journeyed with us for [...]
Smile! You are WITH a camera.
Over the course of the last few years we have enjoyed sharing our work here, having great discussions and meeting our readers during our trips. The majority of the feedback we received has been constructive and well articulated – whether positive or negative. But there is a fly in the soup. On occasions when our [...]
Don’t shrug off the most important images you will ever take.
We joined this year’s April Fools craze with the piece “Enough of this mirrorless nonsense.” Thank you for laughing with us and not taking this babble of ours too seriously. Today I would like to touch on a personal note. We photographers have a tendency to work hard on our professional assignments or projects. However, [...]
Enough of This Mirrorless Nonsense
April 1, 2016. Enough of this mirrorless bullshit. Mirrorless – what a stupid name! It is like calling an electric car engineless. I probably got into this Fuji X-whatever frenzy after a serious night of drinking and mixing up X with XXX. Anyway after maxing out all my credit cards I had no choice but [...]