Black & White with Nik

Some of you already know this picture. I wanted to process it again with Nik Collection and I pretty much love the result.



Google Nik Collection is now free to download

Google has decided to let it go, Nik Collection is now free to download to everybody. Sorry for those who paid…


Being Busy




Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
Thomas A. Edison




I don’t know if I told you already, but I rarely like the result of my pictures on the aspect of detail and precision. Maybe it has something to do with the poor Camera, my Canon T3… Maybe ^^

This is why I like the painting effect in Photoshop. It had precision, contrast but the way the picture is framed and the subject still mine.

I am a bit down lately about the pictures I do. I feel like I can see some kind of limits, I cannot define those limits that I feel but, I need to try different things, just to see if it could bring me somewhere else or, maybe make me stop doing picture.

It must have something to do with this damn T3…

Painting Effect

Waltz of Celestial Bodies


Taken from the wall, at St-John’s gate. A look to the Old Quebec, with the Price building to the left and the Chateau Frontenac in the middle, in the background.

Having fun with Photoshop.

Futuristic Bleak


The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
Abraham Lincoln

Light Leak

Slowly owning Photoshop CC. I just realize, while posting this, that I just used Photoshop to destroy images… But still, I really love this light leak effect. More to come…

Oh by the way… Weather forecast just notified us that a huge snowstorm is heading for the lowlands… High winds and 25cm (10 inches) of snow.

Have a good day!

Les Écrianchées de Septembre

Du Passé vers le Présent


Cette image a été prise à partir du Château Frontenac. On peut voir au Nord les vieilles Laurentides qui ont presque fini de s’effondrer. À gauche, mon vieux camarade de photographie, L’Édifice Price. J’aimerais tellement trouver un moyen d’entrer dans cet édifice pour photographier le vieux Québec…

Cette photo fut éditée avec GIMP. Plus j’avance dans mon apprentissage de la suite pour photographe Adobe, plus j’ai l’impression que je vais garder Lightroom mais pas Photoshop. Je ne sais pas si c’est une question d’habitude mais j’arrive à faire beaucoup plus ce que je veux avec GIMP. Le seul problème, si s’en est un, c’est qu’il ne gère pas le 16 bits. Mais à partir du moment où Lightroom le gère et que c’est au moment de l’édition en RAW que j’ai besoin de cette profondeur et bien, je n’ai plus vraiment besoin de Photoshop.

Dans quelques mois, la mise à jour 2.9 de GIMP apportera le support du 16 bits.