Ted Nodwell & Evelyn Nodwell: Blog https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Ted Nodwell & Evelyn Nodwell (Ted Nodwell & Evelyn Nodwell) Mon, 23 Jul 2018 22:42:00 GMT Mon, 23 Jul 2018 22:42:00 GMT Moments: Life As We Live It Exhibit Coming to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/moments-life-as-we-live-it-exhibit-coming-to-dr-sun-yat-sen-classical-chinese-garden

This collection of images tells our story.

My photographs in "Moments: Life As We Live It" were made in Canada, China, Japan, Vietnam, France, Turkey and Argentina. While wide-ranging geographically, the collection nonetheless portrays human moments that can occur anywhere. By freezing small, whimsical, moments in everyday life, the exhibit reveals the 'oneness' of us all no matter where we live or what we do.

The exhibit is in the Hall of One Hundred Rivers, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Vancouver, from August 12 - September 14, 2018 and is included with admission to the Garden.

Opening reception: Saturday, August 18 3:00pm - 4:30pm. Complimentary admission to the photographic exhibit.

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(Ted Nodwell & Evelyn Nodwell) Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Moments: Life As We Live It photography exhibit Ted Nodwell https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/moments-life-as-we-live-it-exhibit-coming-to-dr-sun-yat-sen-classical-chinese-garden Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:17:33 GMT
Travel Photography in Guizhou province, China https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/travel-photography-in-guizhou-province-china Mountains draped in greenery, karst limestone gorges and canyons, colorful festivals, pastoral villages, terraced rice fields, friendly people and bustling city street scenes – Guizhou province in China is a visual treat for photographers.

In the Spring of 2018, Evelyn and I were invited by the Guizhou Tourism Development Commission to join a group of Canadian photographers exploring this area of southwest China.  Guizhou is home to many ethic groups and we visited several villages of the Miao and Dong people. Spring and Fall are festival times in the villages. One of our photographic highlights was the Sisters’ Meal Festival when people don silver-laden traditional clothes, and which includes everything from musical performances, to food stalls, to bull fights.

Our group consisted of two-dozen photographers from Canada.  After a week of making photographs we had a huge collection of striking images.  Overnight the tour organizers pulled together an exhibit of 115 custom enlargements all beautifully mounted and framed.  The opening reception of the exhibit “Picture of Guizhou – What Canadian People See”, which brought together Canadian and Chinese photographers, officials and sponsors, and the media, was staged with spectacular imagination and warm hospitality.

After the official tour several from our group went to another part of Guizhou to see Huangguoshu Falls which is the largest waterfall in China. Some of our photographers hired a car and driver so they could explore more of the remote villages of Guizhou.  Several boarded a high-speed train to Yunnan province where they were hosted to a stay at a tranquil resort run by a famous Chinese poet.

Photographers looking for a picturesque destination that is in the early stages of being “discovered” by other photographers and travellers would do well to consider Guizhou province in China.

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Locations visited include: Jiabang terraced rice fields; Qingxi Gorge; Wuyang River cruise; Shuanghe Cave National Geopark; cities of Guiyang and Kaili; villages of  Zhaoxing, Basha, Yintan, Datang, Taijiang, Matang Gejia; and Shuanglong Ancient Town.

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Street Photography in Hanoi, Vietnam https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/5/street-photography-in-hanoi-vietnam "Get close! Now get closer!" This was the mantra I heard over and over while doing street photography in Vietnam with Maciej Dakowicz, Fujifilm X-Photographer ambassador and winner of the international Lensculture Street Photography Awards. In April 2018 five of us from Canada, USA, Switzerland and France joined Maciej to share our passion for street photography and hone our camera skills.  For a week we prowled the lesser-known back streets of Hanoi, dived into markets and joined the swirl of activity in places where people congregated.  Each night we uploaded our daily images and critiqued them.  Our goal was to create strong or unique street photography, not travel photography.  Our equipment was minimalist, one camera one lens (preferably 35mm, definitely no telephoto). The take-aways for me were:

  • connect with people and, if they accept you, stick around and become part of their world, then make your images
  • the backs of people are boring, get in front
  •  make sure all the layers and people separate and look for a clean background
  • search for something incongruous, edgy or mysterious to transform it from travel photography into street photography

and of course... get close, get closer!

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(Ted Nodwell & Evelyn Nodwell) fujifilm x-photographer hanoi maciej dakowicz street photography street photography workshop ted nodwell vietnam https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/5/street-photography-in-hanoi-vietnam Tue, 29 May 2018 22:17:29 GMT
Honorable Mention at North Shore Challenge https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/honorable-mention-at-north-shore-challenge

Top photographers of British Columbia and the Yukon went head to head with their best work at the 34th North Shore Photographic Challenge on March 17, 2018. Evelyn Nodwell received an Honourable Mention.

The annual open-theme competition showcases classic landscapes, portraits, nature, architecture, street photography and the latest digital techniques in abstracts and altered reality. The North Shore Challenge is recognized as one of the premier photographic competitions in Western Canada.

Winning images can be seen at https://www.nsps.ca/galleries/2018-north-shore-photographic-challenge/

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Vancouver in Winter https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/vancouver-in-winter While much of BC and Alberta currently has heavy snowfall and cold temperatures, here in Vancouver we finally got a few sunny breaks from the dull sky and rain. I jumped at the chance to go to the Fraser River and make this image. Bad weather is an opportunity to create great photographs; and so are moments when the bad weather breaks.

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The Early Bird Makes the Photograph https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/the-early-bird-makes-the-photograph Can you find the jogger in this photograph? I made this image one morning recently when I woke early and went downtown to photograph the early morning passers-by (who I assume couldn't sleep either).

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"Decisive Moment" Exhibition Selects Photograph by Evelyn Nodwell https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/-decisive-moment-exhibition-selects-photograph-by-evelyn-nodwell Airborne. A Hapkido demonstration. The jump over the kneeling paAirborne. A Hapkido demonstration. The jump over the kneeling pa "The Decisive Moment" is a juried exhibition of photographs that provides a contemporary interpretation of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s philosophy. Vancouver photographer Evelyn Nodwell has one image included.  Retired National Geographic photographer Sam Abell, the juror for this exhibition, has chosen 32 photographs for the PhotoPlace gallery exhibition in Vermont, and an additional 37 photographs for display in the online gallery. To see this collection of striking yet disparate images, please visit the PhotoPlace online gallery

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(Ted Nodwell & Evelyn Nodwell) evelyn nodwell henri cartier-bresson photography exhibit sam abell https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/-decisive-moment-exhibition-selects-photograph-by-evelyn-nodwell Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:46:29 GMT
Garden Photography Website Profiles Evelyn Nodwell https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/garden-photography-website-profiles-evelyn-nodwell The website of the International Garden Photographer of the Year now profiles winners of this prestigious annual photography competition.  Evelyn Nodwell has had a total of five photographs selected by the judges, with one taking First Place in the Bountiful Earth category in Competition 10.  You can see her winning garden photographs in the Profiles section at International Garden Photographer of the Year

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(Ted Nodwell & Evelyn Nodwell) evelyn nodwell igpoty international garden photographer of the year photography competition https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/garden-photography-website-profiles-evelyn-nodwell Wed, 06 Dec 2017 02:21:11 GMT
Street Photography Workshops https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/street-photography-workshops Coffee on Commercial Vancouverites love their coffee, even if they have to put a lid on to keep the autumn leaves from falling in.

I made this image on Commercial Drive when I went out with 14 photographers from the Pacific Digital Photography Club. That outing was a hands-on follow up to a presentation on street photography that I gave at the club earlier in November.

I will be doing a similar workshop for the Victoria Camera Club on March 8, 2018.

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BC's Inside Passage https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/bcs-inside-passage British Columbia's Inside Passage is world-renowned.  Now that I have done it, I see why: spectacular and ever-changing scenery; dramatic weather; fishing boats; even a glimpse of whales breaking the surface.

Sailing between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert was the first leg of a trip I did this September. Once I off-loaded my car from the ferry, I drove east toward the lava fields north of Terrace, then on to Smithers, Prince George, the Cariboo region, and finally through Lillooet and back to Vancouver.

I plan to produce a slide show on this water and road trip for Photomotion, the annual slideshow extravaganza put on by the Pacific Digital Photography Club.  It will be held at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody on November 18, 2017.

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(Ted Nodwell & Evelyn Nodwell) bc ferries canada's west coast inlet theatre inside passage pacific digital photography club photomotion port hardy prince rupert ted nodwell https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/bcs-inside-passage Fri, 29 Sep 2017 17:19:56 GMT
Log Bouquet https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/log-bouquet On August 21, the day of the solar eclipse, I had the good fortune to be flying over Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. An old school-chum, Ken Holmberg and I took off from Boundary Bay Airport in a Cessna 172.  I was keen to see how the light and shadows would appear seen from above and how different the city would look during the eclipse.

As we passed above the Fraser River I was intrigued by the patterns of log booms. From our altitude I thought they looked like bouquets of flowers.

And what change did the eclipse make to how the city looked?  Answer. None.  The photo that I made as we passed over the North Shore was taken during the totality of the eclipse.

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(Ted Nodwell & Evelyn Nodwell) aerial of vancouver fraser river log-boom ted nodwell vancouver https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/log-bouquet Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:03:13 GMT
Darkroom Gallery Exhibits "Time & Space" by Evelyn Nodwell https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/darkroom-gallery-exhibits-time-space-by-evelyn-nodwell Time & SpaceTime & Space image by Evelyn Nodwell included in Darkroom Gallery's Abstraction exhibit. photo © Evelyn Nodwell 2017

Time & Space, an image by Vancouver photographer Evelyn Nodwell, has been selected for the Abstraction exhibition at Darkroom Gallery in Vermont USA. The exhibit runs until July 16,2017.

Darkroom Gallery showcases exhibitions of juror-selected photographic images created by international contemporary photographers.  Each monthly exhibit expresses a single theme.

For the Abstraction exhibit, the jurors were seeking photos in which color, form, design, and shape take the place of a representation of reality. Abstraction in art and photography is defined as the use of a visual language of color, shape, form, and line to create an image that may exist with an independence from visual references in the real world. 

View the exhibit at Darkroom Gallery - Abstraction

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(Ted Nodwell & Evelyn Nodwell) Abstraction Darkroom Gallery Evelyn Nodwell photography exhibit https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/darkroom-gallery-exhibits-time-space-by-evelyn-nodwell Sun, 02 Jul 2017 01:30:00 GMT
BBC News Publishes Image by Evelyn Nodwell https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/bbc-news-publishes-image-by-evelyn-nodwell Evelyn just discovered that BBC News included her winning image in their coverage of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition's 10th Anniversary.

International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world's premier competition and exhibition specializing in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography. The competition is open to everyone anywhere in the world with no distinction being drawn between professional and amateur photographers.

A major exhibition of winning photographs is staged annually at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, with touring exhibitions in the UK and over the world following. A book is published and media coverage is extensive.

The BBC posted the winning garden photographs in the In Pictures section of their website on February 4, 2017.  Click on the link below and scroll down to the Bountiful Earth category.

Winning photos of great gardens - BBC News

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(Ted Nodwell & Evelyn Nodwell) BBC News BBC News In Pictures Evelyn Nodwell IGPOTY International Garden Photographer of the Year photography competition https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/bbc-news-publishes-image-by-evelyn-nodwell Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:00:55 GMT
Image @ Kew https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/image-kew Evelyn category winner, IGPOTY 2017 exhibit at Kew

Here is Evelyn's photograph that was displayed in an exhibition held at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in London, England during the Spring of 2017. Her image won First Place in the Bountiful Earth category of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition's 10th Anniversary.

International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world's premier competition and exhibition specializing in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography. The competition is open to everyone anywhere in the world with no distinction being drawn between professional and amateur photographers. A major exhibition of winning photographs is staged annually at Kew, with touring exhibitions in the UK and over the world following. A book of the exhibition is produced each year.

photograph of the exhibit courtesy of Margaret Arcus

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(Ted Nodwell & Evelyn Nodwell) Evelyn Nodwell IGPOTY International Garden Photographer of the Year Royal Botanic Gardens Kew photography exhibit https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/image-kew Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:30:00 GMT
Gone Flying! https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/gone-flying "Gone Flying" was a sign that I used to hang on my door. The sign is long-gone and my pilot's license has lapsed. So imagine my surprise when an old school chum tracked me down through my website and invited me to go flying with him.  Ken Holmberg credits me with sparking his life-long interest in aviation when, shortly after getting my pilot's license while in high school, I took him for a ride in a small Cessna.

Now he has returned the favour. On a warm May day, we took-off from the Boundary Bay airport, crossed Vancouver, and flew along the North Shore before making a right turn toward Squamish.  I made this aerial image just south of Whistler.  It was a perfect "Gone Flying" day.

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Image Included in Human Rights Video https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/image-included-in-human-rights-promo One of my photographs that won the Allard Prize Photo Competition in 2014 has been included in a recently-released video by the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. The photography contest is run the UBC Faculty of Law in conjunction with the Allard Prize for International Integrity, which recognizes efforts to promote transparency, leadership and rule of law around the globe. 

My image was made in the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires. It portrays the on-going call for support of veterans of the Guerra del Atlántico Sur (Falklands War). At the time I made this image, claims of inhuman treatment of conscript soldiers by their officers had been widely aired but little resolved for more than 30 years. Suicide has reportedly stalked as many as 454 of the Argentinian veterans. History will judge whether this war was launched for national identity or as the act of a desperate junta. What I do feel is that a government’s decision to go to war always falls most heavily on its citizens.

The video can be seen on YouTube at https://youtu.be/1iB9pp4AFIE

 

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(Ted Nodwell & Evelyn Nodwell) Allard Prize Photo Competition Peter A. Allard School of Law Ted Nodwell human rights https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/image-included-in-human-rights-promo Wed, 03 May 2017 22:26:23 GMT
Spring Squall https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/spring-squall Spring SquallSpring SquallDowntown Vancouver viewed from Spirit Trail. This view of Vancouver was new to me. I made this photograph while walking the Spirit Trail in North Vancouver.  A gust of wind blew in a rain squall at just the right moment. The weather; the compositional elements; and the relief of the colourful flags in an otherwise monochromatic scene, feels like the essence of Vancouver. 

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Evelyn Nodwell Wins Bountiful Earth First Place in International Competition https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/international-garden-photographer-of-the-year-winners-announced Vancouver photographer Evelyn Nodwell has won First Place in the Bountiful Earth category of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition for 2016.  Winners were revealed at a reception and exhibition held at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in London, England on February 2, 2017. Evelyn also had an image selected as a Finalist in the Greening the City category.

International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world's premier competition and exhibition specializing in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography. The competition is open to everyone anywhere in the world with no distinction being drawn between professional and amateur photographers. A major exhibition of winning photographs is staged annually at Kew, with touring exhibitions in the UK and all over the world following. A book of the exhibition is produced each year.

In last year’s competition, Evelyn Nodwell had three images awarded Commended status.

Winning photographs can be seen on the Competition's website, click here: International Garden Photographer of the Year

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Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/vancouver-chinatown-spring-festival The Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival parade was held on January 29, 2017. This was the 44th year of the parade. It is rumoured to attract rain almost every year and this year was no exception. To celebrate the "Year of the Rooster" lots of people, including the Prime Minister, turned out anyway.

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(Ted Nodwell & Evelyn Nodwell) Chinatown Ted Nodwell Vancouver Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Year of the Rooster parade https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/vancouver-chinatown-spring-festival Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:43:41 GMT
Winter Wonderland https://nodwell.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/winter-wonderland Skating, Mill Lake, Abbotsford Nature provides a surprise skating rink in Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford, BC. Winter continues its firm grip on the Lower Mainland, so people are getting out skating and photographers are out making images.  It's a practical example of  "if you can't beat em, join em".

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