As Many of you know this year is the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary and I was selected to be part of the event called – Double Exposure: Celebrating Canada’s 150th through images of Dundas.
This even is a multi-site, group exhibition, where I will be part of a larger, National celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial. The exhibition will take place from the end of June until the end of July, 2017 in three Dundas venues: The Dundas Museum and Archives, the Carnegie Gallery and the Dundas Valley School of Art (DVSA). The exhibition will be open to the public with free admission. Based on the partners’ Winterblooms program, which attracts over 2000 visitors in a 4 day period, we anticipate Double Exposure will attract significantly greater numbers over the course of the month-long exhibition. The exhibit is on now for about 2 months so make sure to check out the Dundas Valley School of Art and the Carnegie Gallery to see what each artist has produced. Also, if you like the image it is framed and for sale so check it out. If you would like another image just send me a message and I can take care of that for you.
Each artists is asked to pick one image from the Dundas Museum’s online archive and then produce their own piece of that same image. This is the image I selected and what I produced as my interpretation of that image. I chose the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas aka the public library. Below you can see the original image from back in the early 1910’s, then my image and a before and after of the processed image I captured.
My vision for the image was a long exposure image which means that the image is captured on a tripod and over a longer period of time. The original black and white is actually a version of a long exposure as you can see the ghosting of people walking on the right hand side. I felt that capturing the image in the day was not going to showcase the beauty of what the Dundas downtown looks like at night so I focused on the blue hour just after the sun had set. As you can see I was blessed with a beautiful night and some great light streaks from some cars that had passed as I captured my image. This process took me over 3 hours to get my spot, wait for the right time of day and capture all kinds of vantage points of the building. Below are some of the other images that did not make the cut.