I started diggining into HDR probably a little more than a year ago and these pictures from Rowley date from that period. In fact, I thought they were pretty bad at the time and decided I will never share them with anybody however, going through some of my old archives the other day to see if I can apply my new developed Photoshop skills to some of my old stuff, I kinda liked what I was seeing and here it is, my Rowley photo shoot from fall of 2015 in their original editing.
Rowley, founded in 1910, at its peak had a population of 500, now reduced to just 2. With various empty houses and businesses still standing, well maintained by the few locals and other enthusiasts, the place is a photographer’s playground. Rarely bothered by tourists, you can roam around freely and you can simply let your imagination run wild.
My gear at the time was a Canon 7D, a Rokinon fisheye lens and a Tamron 100-300mm, I think, and I remember struggling so bad, with what I thought at a time, was a camera issue. Well, I learned some new things over the years and I was wrong, it was definitely my technique nevertheless, I love the pictures from that period and I hope you like them too. Just go and see the village of Rowley by yourself. It will be worth it!
A big thanks to the people of Rowley for the effort put into preserving this gorgeous piece of Alberta history, yeah after year.