Illuminated Landscapes: Sodium Series

While the Abstract collection was almost entirely my photography, The sodium series is almost entirely Brad’s. (except for this one photo below, which is my only entry into this set)


Kyle Clements: Illuminated Landscape #74

We call it the sodium series because of the deep orange glow in the sky. Although we were shooting these in the wilderness, we were only an hour away from several cities, and the warm glow from those distant sodium streetlights bounced off the clouds and filled the sky with an unexpected orange light.


Brad Blucher: Illuminated Landscape #25

Our eyes only saw black, so we were initially quite surprized by what we saw on our camera view screens. The orange light provided us with a base coat to play off of, and it complimented our blue and green lights very nicely.


Brad Blucher: Illuminated Landscape #26


Brad Blucher: Illuminated Landscape #28
If you look closely, you can see some stars peeking through the clouds.


Brad Blucher: Illuminated Landscape #23


Brad Blucher: Illuminated Landscape #27

If you are interested in these photos, you can pick up a hard copy of our photo book through the link in the sidebar. You can also receive a free PDF copy by emailing us at smile_takeapicture@ymail.com.

For more information, please head on over to the Illuminate Landscapes website.

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Kyle Clements

Kyle Clements is a Toronto-based artist and nerd. During his thesis at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Kyle began working on his Urban Landscapes series, a body of work that aims to capture the energy and excitement of life in the fast-paced urban environment. After graduating from OCAD in 2006, Kyle spent a year living in Asia to gather source material and experience in a different kind or urban environment. His work is vibrant and colourful. Whether painting the harsh Northern landscape, or capturing the overwhelming buzz of life in the city, his acrylic paintings hover between representation and abstraction.

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