All the Time in the World

All the Time in the World – HDR image. ISO 200, 35mm (equivalent), f/9, 1/400 sec. FujiFilm X100T

All the Time in the World

I was out for a walk last week and came across this old guy just sitting and watching the water. Victoria has some of the nicest weather in Canada. This makes it a popular place for Canadians to retire.  This is actually a common sight in Victoria. I have no idea who this guy is or what he was thinking. When I take images like this I start making up stories in my head of what is going on. Why is he there? What is his story.

Starting in October I will be taking a photography class about working on a personal documentary project. My plan is to start taking to the people in photos like this one so that I can get their story, and not have to make up my own. Who knows, maybe the stories I make up in my head are better. Though I have a feeling that the reality will likely be more wild than anything I can imagine.

I still used Photomatix Pro but this image I kept the HDR effects to a minimum. I upped the saturation on the grass as well as removed some garbage. I increased the detail in the cloud regions as well. I cropped the image a bit to get the subject closer to phi. It seems with every image I process these days I am learning new things. Its a great feeling to have.

Here is the image before I did any processing.

All the Time raw

All the Time raw

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at Pixelbip.com and writing about my experiences at EarthToKeir.com