Sunday, December 31, 2017

new photo #77

Kevin-in-the-box - 16th December 2017 - Chester, NS

Sony RX100, 35 equiv = 80mm, f4.5, for 1/250th sec, ISO 125

...and a closer angle

Saturday, December 30, 2017

new photo #76

frost on the inside of a two-paned window - 28th December 2017 - Chester, NS was clearly cold

a6000/n35, f2, for 1/250th sec, ISO 200

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

speed recap #53

Winter has arrived...

It's now snowing...

Yesterday, after the rain, during the wind, before the snow...

How you deal with a lack of power...

Monday, December 25, 2017

Sunday, December 24, 2017

old photo #71

Neighbouring well-cover - 25th January 2014 - Victoria Street, Chester NS

Taken from the office-window of the rental that Lisa and I lived in, during one of my first winter storms as a full-time permanent resident of Canada. It's beautiful.

Nikon D7000, 18-200mm @75mm, f5, for 1/2564 sec, ISO 400 (light HDR processing and artistic fuckery in post)

Friday, December 22, 2017

new photo #75

Sunnies... Thursday 21st December 2017 - Chester, NS

sony a6000/n35mm, f2.8 for 1/1000 sec, ISO 200

Thursday, December 21, 2017

speed recap #51

Tree-Hunting 2017

perfect day for it... 

bring a toque - it might get cold

sending out the scouts...

Bob and Ursula have found theirs. 



Final result in all it's kitten-approved glory...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

T.F.T.W. #4

Things may not be as they seem...

For example - Frost can be insanely pretty - and when taken out of context - resemble an amazing arial view of a complex river system.

(photos of a car windshield in the morning) 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

new photo #74

Snowy-branch - Saturday 16th December 2017 - somewhere near Chester, NS

Sony RX100 - 35 equiv. 28mm, f2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO 125

Monday, December 18, 2017

new photo #73

Tree-hunting in the snow - Saturday 16th December 2017 - near Chester, NS

Sony RX100 - 35 equiv. 100mm, f10, for 1/125 sec, ISO 250

Sunday, December 17, 2017

old photo #70

Looking down - 17th June 2013 - CN tower observation Deck - Toronto, ON.

I'd just completed the CN tower walk - which was one of the most thrilling things I've ever had the pleasure of doing - and took advantage of the "free" pass to the observation deck for some photo-taking...

looking down - I noticed some of the guides taking another client out... and it truly hit me  just how much higher it was than 'the bridge' :)
you can also see their "spotter" on a inner-ring, making sure that no-one tries anything dangerous... I didn't remember seeing one on our walk *perhaps it was the equivalent of a BC (bridge commander/controller) who goes out first, and tries to keep out of the way...

Taken with a Nikon D7000+18-200mm lens @ 200mm, f8, for 1/200 sec, ISO 100

For reference - here's the photo I bought of me on the 'walk' 

I think the top photo shows how trusting you need to be of the safety equipment! 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

here's a link #46

10 days ago - it was the 100 year anniversary of one of the most powerful explosions in human history...


+ a bonus second link...


Friday, December 15, 2017

speed recap #50

it's that time of the year - There are muppets on the roads and in the shops

Be careful everyone!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

new photo #72

Christmas Lights - 13th December 2017 - Chester

Sony a6000/n35mm, f2, for 1/80 sec, ISO 3200

and what they look like in the morning...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

old photo #69

Vancouver - 28th May 2011 - about 1000ft above Downtown Vancouver

My north-van room-mate Tom, purchased a flight lesson and there were two seats available as passengers.

To be completely honest, the lesson was only supposed to be over the north shore - but the instructor was happy to let Tom fly us south, before taking the controls for a quick tour over the city.

It was one of the most amazing tours I've ever had the pleasure of taking, and as you can see - the lighting was just spot on for photos... 

truly spectacular!

taken with a Nikon D3100+18-200mm @18mm, f7.1, for 1/200 sec, ISO 100 with post HDR processing.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

new photo #71

just watching the world go by - Tuesday 12th December 2017 - Chester, NS

taken with the iPhone 5S back camera, f 2.2, for 1/120 sec, ISO 64

Monday, December 11, 2017

old photo #68

Squirrel!!! - 4th June 2011 - The Chief (hike) Squamish, BC

This adorable little guy was super-happy to scrounge around on the warm granite of the hike I took with a room mate and his friends in 2011. No fear of people at all.

I love photographing squirrels - they're just so damn photogenic :)

Nikon D3100/18-200mm @ 80mm, f7.1 for 1/800 sec, ISO 800 HDR post processing

Friday, December 08, 2017

old photo #67

Driving - 11th June 2013 - On the road up to Sun Peaks resort, BC

The clouds parted on my way up the mountain after a full first day of driving across the country.

Nikon D7000 - 18-200mm at 18mm, f10, for 1/402 sec, ISO 200

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

new photo #70

Frosty - Tuesday 5th December 2017 - Chester, NS

sony a6000/50mm, @f1.8, for 1/2500 sec, ISO 200

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

positivity #18

This guy... seriously.

taken with the a6000/n35mm, f4 for 1/100 sec, ISO 1250

Sunday, December 03, 2017

old photo #66

'The Sign' - 4th April 2012 - Los Angeles, CA

I took a few days after a steadicam workshop in LA, to play tourist.

So of course there was a need to visit griffith observatory in both daytime and at night.

taken with a nikon D7000 with an 18-200mm @ 170mm, f5.6, for 30 Sec, ISO 100

Saturday, December 02, 2017

new photo #69

Looking for something? - 28th November 2017 - Chester, NS

I arrived home to see that Kevin has been rummaging around... (we close our drawers when leaving a room) 

taken with an iphone 5S back camera - f2.2 for 1/30 sec, ISO 250

Friday, December 01, 2017

speed recap #49

installing a new wood-stove door-gasket - Thursday 30th November 2017 - Chester, NS

...not as much fun as it looks - and I say that, knowing just how unappealing this looks ;)

today's the day of reckoning - we'll see just whether or not I've screwed it up