The one that I Love about the Vancouver is that there bridges are quite assessable. In other cities and places it can often be some what of a challenge to get under bridges with out parking 20 blocks away and going for a walk. Over the years I have developed a small obsession with the undersides of bridges. :) Perhaps I was some sort of troll in a past life.
In other news the tracking number states that my new 5D mark II is on route to me as we speak. Come on Mr. Purolator man. Bring me some awesome :)
I shot a wedding today and went to check out Josh & Shannon’s new home! It’s is awesome you guys so happy for ya! :) Being that I have been busy all day you all get old photos. This is me playing with new radio poppers that I got back in October. Selfies seem like a great real world testing ground for photo stuff.
Today I shot with a model named Alicia whom I have worked with a number of times, but always on standard ordinary commercial catalog shoots. Today I really wanted to play with all my film cameras and such so 85% of the shoot was shot on old cameras. This is a just a smattering of the few digital/Polaroid shots that I took today. I will get more up when the film gets all developed.
Some Canon 5d shots
These are from the Polaroid Land Camera shooting Fuji FP100C
Type 600 shot on the SX70
More Polaroid Land Camera shooting Fuji FP100C
This is the analog product of the day. We have just about every (good) kind of film format known to man :) 120, 35, Type 600, Pack film, Type 55, etc…
And not a super awesome snowboarding day like it was yesterday. The weather was awesome and the snow was quite good once it all softened up around mid day. I went up sky chair for the first time ever and what a crazy crazy view form up there.
Today’s photos are from the other day’s photo wander, I am thinking I am going to try and get away for a couple hours on Sunday and do some more wandering about perhaps New West or something, who knows, anyway I have a client soon so I best find a clean shirt or something.
Today I had some out and about errands to run, so as always I took my camera along with me. For all those that are not in the know about me, I actually almost* always have a camera with me, especially when venturing out into the world. And I don’t mean ‘well my iPhone has a camera built in it so I always have one‘ sort of always have one, I mean I am carrying around some sort of SLR and at least two lenses with me at all times. I wasn’t out walking for very long today, perhaps two hours or so including the half hour that I waited at the post office and the other random errands that I ran, but that is all the time one really needs. Photo wandering for me is my camera and some awesome music and that is really all that I need to relax and unwind. I would recommend it to anyone. The other thing that I would recommend is snowboarding! In fact, it is something that I plan on partaking in all day tomorrow. I am headed up to cypress so if anyone else is unemployed, self employed, feels the need to play hookie, or simply has the day off come join me.
* I sometimes do not take a camera swimming although with my ewa bag I often will!
Yuppers here I am home from a day of early season boarding up at Whistler, all I have to say is Awesome!! More than half the runs and lifts weren’t open and of the ones that were there were areas of no snow, but good times were still had.
The weather was mostly clear with some foggy patches and warm, like stupidly freakishly warm. We just drove up for the day, we got on the slopes at about 10ish which was a little late but considering that I am a fat bastard all summer we figured we would be a little tuckered by 3pm when the hill closed. M came for the ride as well although she hung out in the village while we hurtled ourselves down a mountain.
The backpack was the awesome I didn’t even notice that it was there all day. In fact I even forgot that I was carrying water and stuff till around 1 O’clock. Real cameras are a must the next time I go! All in all awesome day awesome weather, and an awesome time. I am so glad that I went.
I figure that it is time to tell my Canon EOS 5D story. Some of you may have been able to decipher the story from my random Facebook updates and Twitter rants over the last year, but the story is this.
Way back in September 2007 I decided that I would buy a Canon 5D to supplement our compliment of canon gear. Basically I was getting it with the intention of using it for photo walks, and to have a decent backup camera in the event that one of our Canon 1D/s’ died at an event. (knock on wood) I didn’t buy it with the intent of using it all that heavily, I just wanted a good alternative camera just in case it was required.
During this last year and a bit it has seen around 30,000 shutter actuation’s. That might seem like a lot to some of you but my Canon 1Ds Mark II averages about 5,000 to 7,000 a week for the better part of the year. What is the reason that number is so low? Well that would be because it has been sitting in Canon’s Calgary repair depot for more then half of that year.
Seriously it has simply out of the blue stopped working three times, and it was sent back once not fully repaired. Four times it went in! While I generally like the camera, it takes nice photos and is comparatively a nice light camera that is decent to operate, I am really wishing I had bought another used Canon 1D Mark II instead. Which, incidentally, is exactly what I did eventually end up doing because the 5d was never available.
I have been so burned by this camera that I am not sure that I really ever want to shoot with anything other then pro gear again. I have it back from repair again but to be honest I am really just waiting for it to stop working randomly, so much so that I really don’t want to use it. We will have to wait, use, and see, I suppose. Of course, the warranty is now also out, which just makes it that much more awesome.