Welcome to Terra-Vista Studios
I am your host, Randy Hobson, and I hope you will enjoy a journey through places and time while you are here.
It was at an early age when I began to explore the world around me and have always wanted to know what was over the next rise. A road or path I had not yet travelled has always been an unknown in need of unveiling. This has led to the discovery of locations where I have, and continue to, capture perspectives of the Canadian Landscape both natural and manmade.
For a long time, I believed that when you take a photo, you don't mess with it. What you shoot is what you shoot. However, over the years I have begun to explore other aspects of photography from the fine art point of view. It occured to me that if a painter would not paint hydrolines, for example, into their image because it would take away from it, I saw no reason why I could not paint them out. So I have migrated from straight up photography into the creation of images. While I do still do conventional photography, I make use of the High Dynamic Range techique to bring an image closer to my vision of a scene.
The images presented on this website are all uploaded from downsized files, so their full details will not be as sharp and detailed as a full sized image or a printed version. Thank you very much for taking the time to stop by. I hope to be adding to the portfolio all the time, so please drop by often. If you have any questions or interests, please feel free to contact me via the contacts page.
Proud member of the Guelph Creative Arts Association and the Guelph Arts Council.
New Arrivals Gallery
Click on either image to drop in and see what's new from my trip to British Columbia and back. Lots more to come.
News and Events
Saturday July 13th, 2013
Rain or shine, come out and see over 90 artists from Guelph and surrounding areas. I will be there as well in booth #80, which will be located by the Bank of Montreal on Quebec street. I hope you have a chance to drop by for a look see at what I have, or to just have a chat.
Here is a Google Map to helph you find your way.
May 10, 2013
My image of Athabasca Falls, to the left, has been selected and published in Canadian Geographic's latest special edition: Wicked Weather - 100+ Best Weather Photos 2013.
Although I did not win in the Whatever the Weather photo contest hosted by Canadian Geographic, I am honoured and excited about being published in such a reputable magazine. It sure made my day to come home and find out about it.
The edition is on sale at newsstands now and there are many fabulous images to see inside. My congratulations go out to all the fine images and their photographers who found their way into the winning circles
The Guelph Artisan Store has moved into a new home. We have returned to the Old Quebec Street Mall in downtown Guelph, Ontario and we are back in business. Drop in to see us at the back of the mall across from the Pharmacy. You surely can't miss us on your way to a Guelph Storms Game. Hope to see you there.
Many things are going to be happening through the year of 2013. I have joined up with The Guelph Arts Council and will be looking to get involved with other affiliations as well. I will be taking on a webmaster's position for the Guelph Creative Arts Association and will be working hard to bring it on line within a few months.
Events this summer so far will be:
Painting on the Green at the Arboretum Centre, University of Guelph. May 25th, 11am - 5pm and May 26th, 11am - 4pm.
Art in the Street in Guelph, Ontario on Saturday July 13th, 2013.
And a two day event at the Happy Hearts Campground in Tobermory, Ontario, July 20th and 21st.
Speaking of camping. The season will soon be upon us and so I am preparring plans to revisit the Maritime provinces this summer. While there, I plan to spend a bit more time at Fundy National Park and hopefully have better weather than my last visit so I can photograph the Hopewell Rocks. Peggy's Cove will be on the agenda, along with a stop over at Canso. I have no plans to revisit the Cabot Trail so that I will have time to visit P.E.I. and Newfoundland.
Many have stopped into the Louisbourgh Fortress gallery and I hope you have enjoyed. I will be revisiting the Fortress again with a better array of equipment than I had the last time. I am looking forward to capturing images to reflect the life and times of the fortress and her people. It will be a pet project of my journey that I will be eager to share.
All in all, I'm looking forward to a productive year with many new images coming your way and more news.
Please stop by often and I hope you enjoy your visits. If you have any questions or interested, please drop a line. I would love to hear from you.