Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Golden Hour

There is a time in the early morning or late evening where the sun turns everything a wonderful golden color.Photographers love this time of the day because the light is so soft and warm.Tonight I once again took one lens and walked around the neighbourhood.If you read the post earlier I challenged my self to a photo walk with one lens ,shot in black and white.Tonight I repeated this walk with the same lens but I shot in color.The sights I saw this morning where all still there but they took on a wonderful warm golden glow.Colors seemed more vibrant and details leap out at me as shadows played with depth and contrast.
Here are some of the results.looks like I cant post a picture tonight.I will post in the morning.

Morning glory

It late August and the weather is absolutely beautiful.This morning ,like most Sundays,I was up early and went for a walk with my camera.Today I gave my self one challenge.To take photo's in Black and White .The challenge I could only use one lens.The morning went well and once again the neighborhood provided many surprises.I love seeing things hidden within other items.Around here the land will reclaim anything left to its devices.
The weather soon will become to cold for outdoor photography.It will soon have a coverage of white with winds that will blow anything not nailed to the ground.Then it will be indoor photography only.
This week the photo is wood.
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

A One Lens Walk

Today I went for a late afternoon walk around the property.I love these lazy walks to discover what lays a mere few feet.It awakens in me a thrill of discovery that goes back to being a kid.I spent many an hour exploring the woods that lay behind my house.Running down path at full bore only to be brought to a sudden stop by a birds nest or a piece of rope in a spot where it shouldn't be.I find this ability to spot out of place things alive and well in my photography.I many times will be looking around and see a object that just dosent belong and thats what I will shoot.
The photographs today are called bones.
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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Morning shoot

This morning I once again was up early to watch the European grandprix.After the race I watch the reality show "the shoot".It is a chance to win a fashion shoot with Victoria secrets and some money.The contestants all are great photographers in their own right.
I will try to go for a walk again and shoot around the house.A fresh look at the old friend.Hopefully the bugs wont be to bad.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back from beyond

Well now I have returned from my vacation with a renewed sense of photography.I will be starting to teach my self all I can about studio lighting.I hope this will further the drive towards the business that I want to start.
Yesterday was a day of travel.We left Winnipeg at 10:30 and arrived in Baker Lake early afternoon.
Here is a shot that I took before I left Winnipeg.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Weekend Morning

Well this vacation is almost over for another year.It seems to fly by so fast but I guess that comes with age.It been nice to be in civilization but in a strange way I am looking forward to getting back home.I am excited to start building my children's photography business.The next 10 months or so will be crucial.I need to build my portfolio and develop a style.Today I hope to get some props and such to develop the fantasy theme.
Last night was a lazy night here in the city.The sunset was beautiful and I tried to capture some of the grander.I will miss the city lights.I have always enjoyed a city at night and have privilege to see a few.
These shots are the best of what I shot last night.No tripod just a bunch of books piled up and shot through a 22ND floor window.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

City Scapes

Tonight I am sitting and watching some thunder heads roll across a great city sunset.When the lightning started to roll in I of course grab my camera.Trying to shoot a city scape at night is hard enough as it is ,but throw a long time exposure in for the lightning strikes well its fun to say the least.
I didn't bring a tripod on this trip.I thought that it would take to much space.I bought a mono tube this trip so I have some sort of a stable platform.I created a platform stable enough that I got a couple of decent shots.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Day At The Zoo

Well the other day I finally got to do some photography so for the next two post will be this weekends results .
My family and I headed for the zoo.It was sunny and warm when I left but by the afternoon it had clouded in and we had to duct some showers.
Shooting at the zoo did pose a few obstacles that I was not expecting.The first obstacle was the changing light conditions.The second problem was the focus.I found my self having to use the manual focus on the camera.
Over all I got some great shots.
Here are a couple.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Humpday blahs

For most working guys Wednesday is hump day.You get over the mid week hump.Well for us today has been a different type of hump day.It one getting over all the hump and bumps of medical appointments.Today my daughter has had three different appointments including her trip to the dentist.Jasmine also got her botox shots to help her with cerablepalsy.This has been one of the few days that I have not thought about photography at all.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday Morning Thrashing

I was born in the mid 60's.Too late for the first wave of skateboarding and I was too old for the second wave in the 80's and 90's.I have a twelve year old who last year discovered the multi million dollar skate park in the city of Winnipeg,so this year it was all about skate boarding.We bought a cheep board and some safety equipment and he went at it.
I found that photography of sports, any sports ,is richly rewarding and challenging.I shot lots of pics at the skate park.Not just of my son but also of the local skaters and bmxers.I got some good shots and missed a lot of others.The challenge was to figure out who was doing what trick and were.It was a situation that if you had some one that would do the trick for you at a specific location it would be much easier.
Here a couple pics of what I got at the skate park.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

trains,Planes and automobiles

In the last 48 hours I have flown some thousand + miles ,driving around the city of Winnipeg and hop a steam train.Today we road a 100+ year old steam train.It was grate.When I was young my mom would talk about her father,my grandfather,who was a brakeman on the CNR.He would have worked on steam trains and this was a spiritual connection that I felt.I have always loved riding the rails and have many times.Trips to Quebec city,Moncton,Toronto and Edmonton.I love the rails.Today though there was something different.My heart started to beat faster when I herd that steam whistle.It was a dream come true.
As for photography it was great.Lots of great shots.Here is a couple.

Day 1

Today is day one of the vacation and day one of the new business.I have decided to resurrect a old friend.The business name of Acadian studios.This was my fathers old company and for many years it was my identity.My father was not a photographer but instead he was a master of his craft.He was a jeweler that create a living for my self and my mother.The reason I am choosing the name is because many people would stop in ask if we were a photographic studio.So now we will be.

I have not since arriving take out the camera.Tomorrow though will be different storey.My family and I will be taking a steam train ride so I am sure there will be lots of photos opts.