2010 Seattle

I was poking around some old pictures of mine the other day and I came across this one. I shot it back in 2010 from West Seattle. It’s not the entire skyline, but it’s a nice little bit of it. I miss living in the Pacific North West, because you can actually get out during the winter and not freezing to death haha.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Switching Positions

My 8 year old son Joshua is in his 4th year of playing hockey. Joshua has been talking about wanting to play goalie for the last couple years and has progressively become more and more interested in the position. Over the last couple of months it had become clear to me that my sons heart was set on becoming a goalie. Anytime he has free time to spend on the computer or his iPad he is watching goalie videos on YouTube. I bought him a street hockey goalie set for his net in the basement and he asks me to play with him down there everyday as soon as I walk through the door. My wife and I talked it over and came to the conclusion that there was no question, Joshua wanted to be a goalie.

Joshua plays at the Novice (Mites in the US) level and at this level of hockey the kids just rotate the goalie position. Next year Joshua will be moving up the Atom level and it is there that teams have full-time goalies. So with that in mind we decided to get him his goalie gear early and get him practicing up for next years try outs. Yesterday Joshua had his first chance to try out his new gear in a game and I am happy to report it went great! A lot of good saves went down, but more importantly my son’s dream of becoming a goalie has come true and he’s happy.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Joshua while playing the a forward position.


Camera: Nikon D3s & 70-200mm 2.8 VR

Camera Man

After everyone in my house went to bed last night I decided to go out and shoot some photos. I had the idea for this picture a while back and I knew if I didn’t shoot it soon it would have to wait until the spring. The weather in Calgary has been pretty warm lately, but last night it dipped down to around 32F (0C). 32 doesn’t seem all THAT cold, but my hands were FREEZING!

Anyhow, about the picture. I shot this photo with my Nikon D800E & Sigma 85mm 1.4 shot wide open. I used one bare flash to camera left shot at 1/128th. I per-focused on the area I was going to stand using a little flashlight sitting on the spot. The flash light kind of worked, but focus wasn’t bang on (close enough though😉). I put my camera on a 10 second timer and jumped into position holding my trusty Nikon D3s in my frozen hand.

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Thanks for stopping by, Rob

 

Warm Winter Sunset

You can’t really tell from this picture, but it has been a very mild winter so far in Calgary. I’m not sure what the temperature was when I shot this photo, but it was sweater weather for sure. I did kind of a weird edit on this shot, I was going for a grainy film look. I’m not sure if the edit worked out exactly how I was planning, but I kinda like the picture. Anyhow, I think the warm weather is going to be sticking around for a little while longer, so I’ll be getting out there as much as I can before it get’s cold again!

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Camera: Nikon D3S & 70-200mm f/2.8 VR

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The Little Tower

Apparently the Calgary Tower (Olympic Torch shaped building) used to be the tallest “building” in town. Hard to believe when you look at it from this angle, or from any angle really! haha. Things must have been a lot different around here back then.

Anyhow, I shot this from on Saturday night from a grave yard that has a good view of the city. It was extremely windy that night and I’m surprised I was even able to get a half decent picture in the conditions.

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Camera: Nikon D3s & 70-200mm f/2.8 VR

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

An Old Friend

This is a dear old friend of mine from back in the day! Her name is Geraldine and we used to kick around Vancouver together. Sadly we have both since moved on to different cities. As you probably know I am in Calgary and Geraldine is surprisingly not far off up in Edmonton! Anyhow, we met up for lunch yesterday here in Calgary while she was passing through on her way to Canmore. It’s always fun catching up with old friends and what a better way to remember new memories but with a picture, so I took some. 😉

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

Cammy Hockey

My 6 year old son has started playing hockey this year. Well it’s more of a hockey camp, but it’s the first time he’s been on a proper rink with all the gear. He’s been hanging around the rink watching his older brother Joshua play for the past few years and he finally decided he wanted to give it a go. Yesterday was his second day on the ice and he loves it!

Note: I shot all these photos through the thick (puck scuffed) plexiglass, so the images aren’t as sharp and bang on as they would otherwise be.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

Fujifilm X-E1 & Canon 50mm 1.2

I picked up this Fujifilm X-E1 on consignment the other day when I was down at my local camera shop. The body was there for $250, so I thought why not. At that price you can’t really go wrong. The screen has some scratches on it, but that kind of thing doesn’t bother me. I got my vintage Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 on the camera and have been testing it out for the past week. Everyday I learn something new about the camera and I think I am close to figuring out the settings so the jpegs come out the way I like. FYI, I have been shooting raw since forever, but the Fuji JPEGs are supposed to be what’s up so I’m moseying down that road right now.

The pictures bellow (except for the camera shot) are just some random shots I took with the camera. All the photos are straight out of the camera with no edits applied to the pictures. From one picture to the next I had wished I made a little adjustment here or there, but I am getting closer to what I want as the days go on. I am sure by this time next week I’ll have that thing dialled in perfect, well perfect for me at least haha.

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Thanks for stopping by, Rob

Coffee & A Wedding: Amy & Dwight

Amy and Dwight were so much fun! As I am sure you can tell from the pictures these two and their friends are a riot to be around and it was a pleasure for me to be able to be a part of their day. We started out at a coffee shop the girls have spent a lot of time hanging out in, and it was a wonderful idea because I absolutely love the photos we got there! Then we stopped off at this little park and shot a few more photos. The actual wedding photo shoot part of our day was by far the quickest I have ever shot. We had a whopping 15 minutes to shoot our photos! lol. As you can imagine the shoot was peddle to the metal trying to get as many pictures as we could in such a short time. To my surprise we were able to get what we needed and everyone was pretty relaxed :). Amy and Dwight seem like the type of people that no matter what the situation is, they will find a way to make it fun and that’s exactly what this wedding was.

Thanks for the fun wedding! Rob

YouTube Intro

I put this video together for the intro page on my YouTube channel (youtube.com/RobMoses). I thought I might as well share it here too. If you like that kinda thing subscribe to my channel and keep in touch. 😉

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

Edmonton Night

exif-data-rob-moses-canon-5d-mark-iii-70-200mm-f4-isI was up in Edmonton this past weekend visiting some family. I hung out and chatted the evening away, but once it got into the night around 8:30, I had to burn rubber and hit the streets! I love Edmonton and I love some the beautiful views the city has to offer. Here is one of my favourite views of the city, taken from Saskatchewan Drive.

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Thanks for stopping by, Rob

Wedding in The Mountains: Kelsey & Ryan

exif-data-rob-moses-canon-5d-mark-iii-24-70mm-f2-8-lI had such a wonderful time shooting this wedding! I won’t bore with all the reasons why, but in short Ryan is family, he’s a cool guy along with his wife and all their friends were fun to be around. Now clearly Kelsey & Ryan chose a beautiful location for their wedding. Anytime in Banff is a good time, but when your shooting photo of people you know and love, it is extra special and that is exactly how this day went.

Straight away in the morning I went over to Ryan’s hotel room where the men were getting ready. These guys were having a time as the men tend to do, cheers’n and watching “How to tie a tie” videos on YouTube and what not ;). I tried not to get in the way, shot some photos and then scooted over to the room where Kelsey and the ladies were getting ready. The good times were also rolling over there, although a little more civilized fun times were defiantly going on.

The ceremony was beautiful as you would expect a Banff ceremony to be. This was followed by some group shots and then the wedding party and I took off to our first location which was just behind the hotel. Now you couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day, except for this little breeze that was causing a bit of a ruckus. Right as we were set up to shoot one of our first formal photos the wind got so crazy my very heavy tripod with its flash blew right over, I turned to see it fall and when I looked back up Kelsey’s veil was flying off in the wind down the steep hill behind her! Lucky for the fast action of Ryan and his brother they were able to retrieve the veil without tumbling down the hill themselves. That veil taking off ended up working out though, as I think the shot we got was better without it.

Our next location was up a gondola to the top of a beautiful mountain overlooking the Rockies! Again, the location was out of this world and again, , , so was that wind!😅 Right when we got there we had this group of tourists ask to take a picture with the bridesmaids (bride & groom were MIA), that was hilarious, then another couple ask to get some shots with the bride and groom! Celebrity status was going down on that mountain for sure. Anyhow, the views were amazing and the walk to the peak was filled with laughter and joy. Shooting photos was easy up there, because when you have a beautiful couple and a backdrop to die for the book kind of writes itself.

I could go on and on about this wedding, but I won’t because this post is already insanely long. I will leave you with this, if you want to have the wedding of a life time, get your family together and head to Banff, Alberta Canada! Congratulations Ryan & Kelsey and thanks for taking me a long for the ride. 😉

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A Shot with Joshua

exif-data-rob-moses-canon-eos-6d-70-200mm-f4-isIt’s not often I get to have a picture with my son Joshua. You would think I have tons, but unfortunately I don’t! I have decided that is all going to change and I am going to make more of an effort to get in pictures with my children. They grow so fast and it seems like I barely have any pictures of me with them. Here’s to a good start. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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