Tag Archive for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

I Was Browsing The Archives When I Came Across This Photo.

Yuppers this was taken on one of the snow days that we had this spring! there isn’t any snow in this photo but trust me there is tonnes of it (for Vancouver) on the ground. This will somday be the latest addition to the Fairmont Waterfront.

Wanna Live here

I Have A Full Metric Tonne of Stuff to Tell/Show You!

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!

Night Photos

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!

Night Photos

Random stove sitting on the side of the road near a cat that loved lasers!

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This place reeked of fish!!

There you Go! We will return to our regular blogging tomorrow!

Alright I Forgot to Press Publish This Last Week

For serious! I posted all this stuff and I didn’t even realize that I hadn’t published it till today! What is even funnier is that I have done this before! So anyway for all you feed readers I will look like I posted 3 times today! I didn’t :) I have decided to write a novel today cause I am waiting for a wedding to upload and my mouse to recharge (Wireless mice are awesome but somehow I always forget to toss it on the charger at night) I plan to haul ass over the next couple of days to try and clear off my plate to make room for DemoCamp and to try and keep this weekend free! I am thinking some epic snowboarding is in order! (Perhaps even at Grouse Mountain for they are going to be open all night and day this weekend! 24 hrs of winter they are calling it!) Who is in? I am thinking that 24 hours of snowboarding is a bit excessive but who is game to checking out some snow this weekend? Perhaps at Cypress? I also plan to spend more time in all night coffee shops with my laptop! I used to be so productive late at night in coffee shops, and well I am feeling reasonably unproductive.

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So now for the photo of the day! This is another photo that I grabbed in Calgary during the great Calgary/Banff road trip in November. The story behind this one is I was darn near detained for taking it! You see I had to shoot over a fence to get this one and there was a cop in one of the parked vehicles that thought he would flex his cop muscles and hassle me about it. Here is my partially fictionalized version of the cop/photographer interaction that we had going on!

Cop: WHY ARE YOU TAKING PHOTOS!!!!!??
Me: Because I am a photographer. That is what I do.
Cop: WHAT IS THIS PHOTO FOR!!!??
Me: Umm.. art mostly.
Cop: WHAT IS ARTISTIC ABOUT THIS!!! ?
Me: ehh….
Cop: WHAT ARE YOU USING THIS FOR?!!!?
Me: It’s for art. So well I guess nothing.
Cop: OH!!!!! Followed by some indignant muttering about stupid arty people to his partner and why can’t they get good jobs in the oil patch instead of wasting their time with art!
Me: I am going to walk away now!

I find it funny anyway! Not a great photo but it has a story to go with it so there you have it!

Maybe if I have time I will actually set up my new blog with working tagging and technorati/digg/del.icio.us/etc… share links. Not that I care about the stats and number of readers and all that stuff. I blog for me and to be honest I don’t really care if it ever gets read! I totally enjoy the fact that I have a bunch of followers but I would do this even if I didn’t. I am also working on the best way to have a store on the blog! Yup a store I am thinking about selling prints and such not to mention I am working on a surprise that I will talk about in the future! I am also going to clean up the left side of this page because man it is messy!! When I get the tags working I will ditch all those categories and move the archives into a nice neat drop down box. Ya clean it all up :) I basically have to update the template that I am using (it’s a super old one and my loop code is pre-widget) but I am lazy and such! Anyway mouse is charged and I am good to go again!

More Road Trip Photos

So I am not really busy or anything i am just to lazy to take new photos. So I am going to spend a bit of time posting older photos again! This is from the road trip that Josh & I took in November!

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Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark II Aperture: 5.0 Shutter: 1/200 Lens Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM @ 70mm ISO: 250 Date Taken: Nov.12.2007

Well that looks like a ridiculously big pile of uselessness!!

Why do they keep giving us these
Seriously who looks in a book to find information on company’s anymore! It’s called the internet and it was supposed to get rid of these! Instead there is now competing companies dropping of tonnes of these every other month. Save a tree!

So I don’t think we are supposed to park there

Just a shot in the dark but that is the impression that i get. Again this photo comes from the Archives of the Institute and was taken close to two years ago! Well then! Today I am going for a walk to hopefully get some photos that are new, I know that you are all waiting with baited breath till i return. :)
From the Archives

Camera: Canon 1D Mark II
Aperture: 4.5
Shutter: 1/100
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM @ 24mm
ISO: 200
Date Taken: Feb.14.2006

If this is what i take for a weekend away…..

Camera Junk

…how am I ever going to go to cuba!

Night time photos of trailers and fish boxes

Tonight Josh & I went for a drive in the versa and grabbed some photos.

Wall of fish boxes

Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Aperture: 3.5
Shutter: 8sec
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM @ 57mm
ISO: 200
Date Taken: Sept.28.2007

Trailers

Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Aperture: 5
Shutter: 10sec
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM @ 43mm
ISO: 400
Date Taken: Sept.28.2007

More Ocean Garbage!

So Josh, Miranda, & I went for a tour in the delica to that 4X4 area under the lions gate bridge, and we found bunt out garbage thingys.

more Ocean Garbage!

Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark II
Aperture: 2.8
Shutter: 1/200
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM @ 65mm
ISO: 400
Date Taken: Sept.16.2007

A Mosaic Bench from Lonsdale

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Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark II
Aperture: 1.4
Shutter: 1/1250
Lens: Canon EF 50mm 1.4
ISO: 50
Date Taken: Sept.07.2007

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Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark II
Aperture: 1.4
Shutter: 1/1250
Lens: Canon EF 50mm 1.4
ISO: 50
Date Taken: Sept.07.2007

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Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark II
Aperture: 1.4
Shutter: 1/800
Lens: Canon EF 50mm 1.4
ISO: 50
Date Taken: Sept.07.2007