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Gas-town Photo-walk

Because I am a binge blogger

You get a short point form list of some of the things that have been happening in the last month! Some but certainly not all. :)
We got a new kitten!
Every one meat Grizabella (or Bella for short)





We played our first show on new years eve

Yup you heard right! We have gotten that first show under our belt. It was a small show & 99% of the audience was close personal friends but It was a show nonetheless. We have assembled a live off the floor recording for all those that may have missed out because you were all to cool for school or my beer.

Live @ New Years 2010

New Years Show Track Listing1.Every End2.Summer Song

3.The Ride

4.Days & Days (Tegan & Sarah Cover)


6.Where Is My Mind



Oh Ya We successfully moved & we also some how managed to host 5 uber large/awesome parties in a row.

I have been snowboarding only twice thus far this year! (for shame i know) It seems that there is a stupid combination of crappy snow & us being silly busy with time sensitive things

I have also been having fun rocking the cheesy selfies lately as well.


I figure that if you are going to go for the cheese you should have a guitar in hand :)


I have been playing only the little bit of guitar. But I have almost gotten my music room together! Room tour soonish.


Been shooting a full shit tonne of film the last bit but I haven’t developed any of it yet. I did however get keys to the uber Edge Darkroom of utter awesome! so I was down there today pulling out my Darkroom stuff like paper/chemistry/tanks to prepare for all this film that I have taken. I am going to only develop one or two rolls of stuff at a time so I don’t get over whelmed with 700,000,000 exposures all at once.  Tomorrow i need to do some running about so I will drop a roll off and maybe get this film party started. I garnered fresh black & white chemistry today at lens and shutter while i was getting them to send a large box of broken camera gear in to canon. I have 2 body’s/three flashes/ & My 70-200 God lens down for the count. Some of this gear is getting stupid old (my one 1D Mark II has been used non-stop since May of 2004. In my world that means an average of 4 to 8,000 + shutter actuations a month and all in the worst conditions. This is the camera that I taking into the oceans or out in the pouring rain. This is the camera that I use in dust that cold choke a camel, this is the camera that I could/would use to beat down an oncoming invasion of brain thirsty zombies. It owes me nothing :)


Because my gear is getting a little long in the tooth I felt it was best to go ahead & buy some new camera gear! More specifically I managed to get a New Canon EOS 1D mark IV (should be here near the end of the month hopefully in time for the Big White Snowboard Trek!) so the film maker in me is super intrigued and the available light photographer in me is nearly ready to pee himself with the idea of usable iso’s in the 12800 range and Enhanced Iso’s (meaning most likely not usable at all) up to 102400 That is a full 5 stops over and above the utterly useless 3200 that I have on the MarkII’s!  5 stops!  I can’t even do that with film!!  I am also getting a new 5d mark II to round out the second shooter bag. That should be here tomorrow.

What better way to start your day :)

Then getting your ass kicked by a really cold wave!!

I Heart Google

It would seem that I am on the first page when you search for ‘ass hole inspection camera’ Go ahead give it a try, I will wait! :) I know this not because I was looking to expand my camera collection, but instead I was looking at Google referrals in my websites stats. Funny!

anyway we had the first offical wedding of the year today so the 7 months of craziness starts again! It was fun here is a photountitled.jpg
This is another wall because it seems that I have a theme going. This was inside the restaurant that today’s wedding was at. Anyway i am off to bed cause we have breakfast plans and the one and only Tomahawk tomorrow! Yum.

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

Infrared Photo of the Peggy Cove Lighthouse

Again I am digging photos out form the archives of the instiute. This one dates back to Sept of 04, and our trip to the east coast! Wiki for Peggy Cove

Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse
Camera: Canon 1D Mark II
Aperture: 4
Shutter: 5sec
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM @ 55mm
Filter: Wratten 87 IR filter
ISO: 50
Date Taken: Sept 04 2004

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

Camera Junk

…how am I ever going to go to cuba!

And I Thought That I Was Tough on My Camera’s

So we have 3 lenses, a 20D and a flash in for repair right now. Just a normal year in the life of a Photographer I guess. Although, I am sure that I am a little rougher with our gear then most; but it’s a tool and should be used as such not hidden in a drawer for fear that it may get scratched. However, that’s all nothing when compared to this…

Blatantly stolen from here

Southern Alberta

Camera: Canon 1D Mark II
Aperture: 5
Shutter: 1/200
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM @ 70mm
ISO: 50
Date Taken: May.01.2005

Random Green Plant Thing.

Camera: Canon 1D Mark II
Aperture: 4.5
Shutter: 1/250
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM @ 70mm
ISO: 200
Date Taken: March.13.2006