Friday, August 31, 2018

new photo #207

bridge - 29th August 2018 - Dartmouth, NS
IPhone 5s back camera, 2.2, for 1/4566th Sec, ISO 32

...and a bonus photo from the same place, slightly earlier.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

new photo #206

Fancy-sitting area - 25th August 2018 - Halifax, NS
IPhone 5s back camera, f2.2, for 1/120th Sec, ISO 40

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

new photo #205

Old tenants? - 27th August 2018 - Halifax, MS
iPhone 5s back camera, f2.2, for 1/30th sec, ISO 160

Sunday, August 26, 2018

old photo #104

plane-sailing - June 17th 2013 - Toronto Harbour, ON

Nikon D7000+18-200 (@200mm), f6.3, for 1/640th sec, ISO 100

looking down from the top of the CN tower revealed some awesome sights

Saturday, August 25, 2018

new photo #204

Kevin - 23rd August 2018 - Chester, NS
Sony a6000+35mm, f8, for 1/100th Sec, ISO 200

Thursday, August 23, 2018

old photo #103

blue skies - 17th June 2013 - Downtown Toronto

Nikon D7000+18-200 (@18mm), F9, for 1/2000th sec, ISO 500

Part of my day walking around downtown TO (just after the tower-walk) 

such a nice time of year

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

new photo #203

Harbor - 22nd August 2018 - dartmouth, NS

iPhone 5s back camera, f2.2, for 1/451th sec, ISO 32

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

new photo #202

Day 1/40 - 20th August 2018 - Royal NS Yacht Squadron, NS

iPhone 5S back camera, f2.2, for 1/321th sec, ISO 32

Sunday, August 19, 2018

positivity #35


The older I get, the more I want my personal technology-stuff to be small, and to work without effort (especially as someone who is paid to deal with delicate electronics in uncontrolled environments...)

First it was a cheap mac mini in June of 2010 - still going strong, with some additional RAM in 2012, and a new SSD hard drive last month to speed things back up. That's over 8 years later!!!

I purchased my first iPhone in December of 2010, and upgraded in January of 2014 - still going strong with the 5s (although I did replace the battery last month)

I can count on one hand, the number of times that my phone has left me with a desire to replace it... and only then because of it's speed (which a re-start seemed to fix) - I'll be first in line for a new 'small-screen' iPhone as I can't stomach the size of the new ones...

My first iPad was the mini in 2012 (sold it in 2017 for 1/3 it's purchased price, and bought a 'new' one last year.) It's extremely transportable and just works - again, first in line for a new "mini" that has up to date internals

Now come the AirPods.
As a "Sound-guy" you'd think that I would have some kind of opinion about the quality of the audio, and how it isn't worth the trade-off to be wireless.

...nope, I love 'em.

It's been truly transformative to be able to listen to a podcast, watch a seminar, or listen to music - without having to worry about the buds falling out of my ears, or cables getting in the way.

So far - they just work. 

For the types of listening that I'm doing with them, it's a case of - good-enough quality, with freedom of movement, and simple automatic connection; being way more important than all-out quality.

At work - I'll probably never be able to lose the cable, but at home - it's wire-free.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

old photo #102

exiting the cave-tour - 15th September 2012 - Iceland

Nikon D7000+Tokina 11-16mm, f6.3, for 1/2000th sec, ISO 1250

As a part of my 6-days in Iceland, I booked a cave walk.

it turned out more like a cave-crawl, with a whole bunch of very claustrophobic feeling parts.

seeing daylight and clambering out felt pretty darned good.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

WTF #24

Neither Lisa, nor I put the sock-monkey in the box...

...looking proud/sleepy/threatening.

Ignoring the WHY for a second - My biggest question is actually HOW he managed to lift the lid, throw the toy into the box, and manage to close it up on it's neck...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

new photo #201

Look out - 9th August 2018 - Chester, NS

IPhone 5s back camera, f2.2, for 1/15th Sec, ISO 320

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

old photo #101

More Driving - 12th June 2013 - Rocky mountains, BC/AB 

Nikon D7000+18-200 (@18mm), f9, for 1/1613th sec, ISO 500

Day 2 of my cross country trip moving from Vancouver to Halifax, with clear roads and pretty clouds

Monday, August 13, 2018

positivity #34

What is it about a repeating number that fills me with a feeling of satisfaction and happiness?...

I have no idea, but Victor ticked-over 44,4444kms as I was driving home from a weekend away.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

old photo #100

rocky-mountain range - 12th June 2013 - BC/AB border somewhere

Nikon D7000+18-200 (35@35equiv), f6.3, for 1/2564th Sec, ISO 320

As a part of my cross-Canada drive, I stopped in to get one last look at some majestic mountain ranges, before hitting the flat plains...

Saturday, August 11, 2018

new photo #200

Kevin takes in the sunset - 10th August 2018 - Port Clyde, NS

Fujifilm x100s, f2, for 1/125th sec, ISO 1250

Friday, August 10, 2018

old photo #99

Solo tree in the bush - 1st march 2013 - somewhere outside of Broken Hill, NSW

Nikon D7000+18-200@84mm (35 equiv), f6.3, for 1/250th sec, ISO 640

I took an unpaid gig recording the sound for a "trailer-shoot" of a horror film (a sizzle-reel, in the hopes of securing funding); mostly due to the location being in Broken Hill.  It was also a great way of showing the outback to a friend visiting from Canada.

There was very little dialog (almost none) to capture - so I managed to keep myself busy collecting ambiences, fx, and taking a bunch of awesome photos.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

old photo #98

Top of the peak - 10th december 2010 - Milford hike, South Island NZ

panasonic LX3 - 24mm (35 equiv.), f2.8, for 1/500th sec, ISO 80 - B+W in camera

...and a bonus shot from inside the "loo-with-a-view"

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

positivity #33

Natal-Day holiday 2018

A day spent around home, cleaning and relaxing; finished-off with a bottle of wine, a delicious meal, and a spectacular sunset.

Monday, August 06, 2018

new photo #199

Beer-weather - 4th August, 2018 - Chester, NS
iPad mini 4 back camera, f2.4, for 1/60th Sec, ISO 25

Saturday, August 04, 2018

old photo #97

Beer Commercial - 16th May 2005 - North Queensland, Australia

Pentax Optio S4, (35mm @ 35mm equiv.), f4.3, for 1/1600th sec, ISO 50

Literally one of the most difficult, spectacular, and financially rewarding jobs of my life.

Unexpected and difficult to lock down interference, resulted in running hundreds of meters of XLR on soft sand, to hard-cable a boom. 

Multiple commercials over a week of shooting on a beautiful island, where 'most' of the crew were staying. *I say most, because the sound and animal handling departments couldn't fit into the accommodations, so we had an earlier call-time to catch a boat in the morning, and were sitting in triple-time boating back each evening...

Friday, August 03, 2018

old photo #96

cricket at sunset - 26th August 2007 - salt-flats, Far north-western Australia

Nikon D50+18-55mm kit @ 18mm (27 in 35mm equiv.), f6.7, for 1/180th sec, ISO 400

another amazing photo from the sunset shenanigans on 2nd unit 'Australia'...

just can't take a bad one when the sun dips below the horizon.

Thursday, August 02, 2018

positivity #32

In honour of Mr D completing their 8th and final Season - I thought I'd dive into the archives and select a few photos from my time on the first season - before we became family, way back when I was a come-from-away... 

Mr D, is the reason I first came to Halifax, and was a large part of why I chose to stay.

The six seasons I spent capturing performances was all too short, and frequently too funny.
Congratulations on your achievements and best of luck for the future.


Wednesday, August 01, 2018

old photo #95

Boom pole P.O.V - 16th August 2012 - Halifax, NS
Sony rx100, widest angle, f2.2, for 1/30th sec, ISO 500

Mid-way through the second season of Mr D - Testing a new mount for my camera; thinking it'd be a nifty angle to capture, and one that would require a lot of tinkering to sort out. Funnily enough, I was so happy with the first result, that I haven't really craved repeating it...