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Wallabies, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia: photo by John Ecker | pantheon photography

Phillip Island wallabies photo by John Ecker, pantheon photography

WALLABIES, PHILLIP ISLAND, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: That’s right, these are wallabies and not kangaroos. Wallabies and kangaroos are similar. They are both native to Australia— marsupials, similar looking and both  make “boing, boing, boing” sounds as they hop along.  Okay, they don’t actually make that sound, but it’s pretty funny when you see them jump along and you add your own sound effects.

Picnic Tables in a field of Dandelions, Niagara-on-the-Lake: photo by John Ecker | pantheon photography

Niagara on the Lake 3 May 2016 low res photo by John Ecker pantheon photography

PICNIC TABLES IN A FIELD OF DANDELIONS, NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE:   Pastel painted picnic tables dotted a field of thousands of dandelions on a recent weekend visit to Niagara-on-the Lake, Ontario, Canada.  Shot handheld with a Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-200 DX zoom lens at 28mm, f20, 125/sec ISO 800.

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Blue Chairs, Green Grass, Soybean Field, photo by John Ecker | pantheon photography

BLUE CHAIRS, GREEN GRASS, SOYBEAN FIELD:  This shot was taken in southern Ontario on the northern boundary of Durham Region.  The field crop behind the chairs is soybeans– a large cash crop in the Province of Ontario where approximately 2 million acres are planted annually. The crop is increasingly grown elsewhere in Canada and enjoys a good export market.  For exported beans, the biggest buyer (2006 data) is Japan, followed by Malaysia, the Netherlands and Iran. The beans have many uses.  They are grown for specialty foods, oil production and livestock feed.  Ever eat those artificial bacon bits?  Yummy?  Chances are they were made from soybeans.  They have industrial uses as well.  Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, was an advocate for the use of soy for plastics, paints and fibres.  Printing inks are often made from soy and it’s even used as an eco-friendly lubricant and in candles and crayons.  Soybeans are also good in biodiesel.  Makes me want to sit in one of those blue chairs and dream up another use for this magic bean!

Shot handheld with a Nikon D300, AFS 70-300 DX lens at 155mm, 1/320 sec, f18, ISO 1000

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Flower Field, Northern France, photo by John Ecker, Pantheon Photography

FLOWER FIELD, NORTHERN FRANCE:   Poppies dot the landscape of northern France.   Their  bright red colour and symbolism as the flower of remembrance can make them a compelling feature in photographs.  As I composed this shot, I recalled something one of  my photography professors shared years ago when I was in college.  He believed that any photo that included a person became a photo of a person.  His point was that the mere presence of a person in a photo established both its context and focal point.  Applying my old prof’s maxim to this shot, the scarecrow is a person in effigy,  thereby strongly drawing the viewer’s attention to it.   What do you think– does the inclusion of a person in a photo establish a strong focal point?    Shot handheld with a Nikon, D300, Nikkor 70 – 300 mm at 127 mm, 1/400 sec, f29, ISO 200.

Photo by John Ecker    |    pantheon photography