I am so behind that I am finally getting around to looking at some 2700 (that number is a little high because there is a bunch of coaxial in Stop motion in there) photos that I took on our scooter camping trek to Salt Spring Island way back in July 2007 (and yes I am aware that it is 2009)
These two stuck out so I will blog them.This is a long exposure of our beer fridge
This field ruined all our shoes and socks
In other news Snowboarding was the Suck today as there was all sorts of crazy rain coming down on Cypress and it was so foggy out that while riding the chair lift i couldn’t see the chair in front of me. It took me forever to come down a green run because you just couldn’t see anything so I bailed and came home instead. I tired to get all the people that i was meeting on the hill to come and eat Enchiladas and watch snowboarding videos but the rain kept the snowboarding portion of the North Shore Crew at home. Your guys loss really the Enchiladas were the awesome! :)
Here we have a photo that I took February 24 2006. Yup you heard me right, just a couple months shy of 3 years ago! Umm.. then why are you posting it now?
Well this is the first time I looked at it since I originally took it. I came across it while browsing the archives of the institute using the Smart Collections in Light room. Basically I choose photos rated with 5 stars anywhere within the entire catalog and came across this and 271 other photos. This photo was taken so long ago that it was originally rated using Adobe Bridge because it was before the days of me using Light room. Anyway it is taken using the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x lens that I should use more of.
However I should crash because I have a full day of studio shooting again tomorrow.
So I have been on a campaign to renew my abysmal headshot portfolio as of late. You know because I don’t have enough stuff to do. I was rocken though the archives of the institute looking for work that didn’t look to dated and I came across this photo.
Now I will be the first to admit that time is the biggest modifier when it comes to perceptions of my work. I shoot something now that I think is the cats meow, and in six months I will often not like it. The opposite could be said about older work as well. I skipped this the first time around but this time I think it is an awesome shot. Not quite head shot portfolio work but I do like for other reasons.
But it will have to wait until tomorrow!
So I have been taking a lot of photos over the last couple of days, & I have so many exciting things to post about, but I have been busy with stuff! So as opposed to not blogging at all I am going to toss some night photo stuff up instead that is from the archives of the institute.
(edit Friday March 14th) OK I am just going to rant a little bit here!!! This is NOT I repeat NOT HDR!!! It is in fact as shot save a bit of dodging and burning and a bit of de-saturation in the sky (it was more tungsten then it is right now) I am never doing more to my photos then can achieved in the darkroom of old. Trust me I have one and I use it with the same results. So please please stop emailing me asking about what HDR program I used on this photo, what Photoshop filter is used for this etc…. I use curves, Levels, layermasks, and the Dodge/Burn tools!!! That and a proper exposure!
This is a random fire truck that is under the iron workers bridge! I am not particularly pleased with this shot but this was moments before we the most passive ‘bugger off this is private property‘ that I have ever received!
Random stove sitting on the side of the road near a cat that loved lasers!
This place reeked of fish!!
There you Go! We will return to our regular blogging tomorrow!
As you know I have been going through the archives of the institute as of late, and I came across a photo shoot that I did in 2004 that I have never even looked at! I feel like Garry Winogrand lately taking photos and not looking at them, but what can you do really. So ya this was a shoot that we did in studio as well as on a snowy golf course in an Alberta November! I ended up getting fairly busy and going though this shoot got back burnered untill today.
As my loving M said yesterday “it has been four years since we have had a life” Its funny that concept of time to do things for the sake of doing them as apposed to a means to an end. well anyway I am going to try and find some photogenic snow so enjoy.
I was cleaning up a little and I came across a box of slide film that I took years ago and well I thought I would post something from it.
This is Edmonton’s LRT Tunnels, I spent a lot of time here trying to get the perfect shot and not get kicked out by LRT Cops
Was taken on the canon Rebel 2K film camera! Talk about old.
Camera: Canon Film Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 28-80mm
Film: Slide Film
Date : Unkown
Camera: Canon 10D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM @ 46mm
Date Taken: July.03.2005
I know, I know, I am not one to actually participate in Photo Friday. In fact I think that the last time I did was March of last year. Yup March. But you see I am still diligently receiving my Photo Friday email every week and I have good intentions of someday actioning on one. I refuse to unsubscribe to what is basically junk in my inbox, for I feel deep down in my soul that I will again someday choose to participate. Well folks the waiting is over, only 52 Photo Fridays later, I post again!
These are dug up from the deep dark depths of the horribly organized Archives of the instiute. Speaking of the archives I really want a good cataloging program, or some coder out there to give me Getty’s with a nice gui front end and batch key-wording. (And don’t tell me about Extensis Portfolio. I have killed Portfolio. It crapped out. Apparently when the database and folders that it was running off of get to be in excess of 32gig the entire thing breaks down. Who knew that 200 and some DVD’s of photos would add up to 32gig of database and thumbnails. But that is another story for another time.) Any way here they are found the old fashioned way (I simply looked for red things) for your viewing pleasure.
Camera: Canon 1D Mark II
Lens: Canon 24-70mm @ 70mm
Date Taken: May.14.2005
Camera: Canon 1D Mark II
Lens: Canon 28-105mm @ 63mm
Date Taken: June.03.2004