Great Horned Owl & Friend

exif-data-canon-t3i-70-300mm-is-do-rob-mosesThis big Great Horned Owl was hanging out in a tree in front of my house last month! He was sleeping there for a few hours and after a while this Magpie bird came over and started hanging out with it haha. Pretty cool thing to see out your bedroom window 🙂

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Summer Skyline

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I shot this one back in early September and then forgot about it haha. I was driving by this little park on my way to a photo shoot when I saw a hill I could probably get a shot from. Since I had plenty of time to get to my shoot I decided to make a quick stop. After quick little stroll I was happy to find my self looking at this beautiful scene. I like this view because it’s not a the typical view of the Calgary you always see, unless you happen to live on this hill :).

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Nooreen & Imran’s Calgary Wedding

I had the pleasure of shooting Nooreen & Imran’s wedding last weekend. Both Nooreen & Imran live in Edmonton, but had their wedding here in Calgary, as it is Nooreen’s hometown. I started the day off at Nooreen’s grandmothers house where the girls were getting ready. After a few photos I zipped over to the Sheraton where Imran and the boys were getting ready. Both locations had a fun vibe and many laughs were had, especially with Imran and his crew.

The wedding ceremony was a new type for me and I found it to be quite interesting and warm. Warm as in calm and inviting, not warm as in hot, the AC was in full effect ;). After some group shots we took off for some wedding party/couple photos. At one point, when everyone was feeling the heat and getting a little tired, some family rolled up playing some big tunes, of course this is just what the doctor ordered! And he started dancing! Imran that is. When that man hears music he just has to move to it. I think it’s safe to say Imran is nothing short of full fledged dancing machine, and a good one too! Once Imran started feeling the vibes, so did everyone else and I found my self a mist a pop up parking lot dance party, it was great!

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After everyone was all danced out for the time being, we went and shot a few more photos. The sun was out in full force, so shadows and the heat where an issue I was keeping mindful of. Once we felt we had all the photos we wanted everyone took a bit of break before the reception. Once those two entered the venue the party was pedal to the medal! It was beautiful.

I can honestly say I wish Nooreen & Imran lived in Calgary, because they are exactly the kind of people I like to surround my self with. They are sweet, kind, easy going and most importantly fun! Definitely my kind of people. 😀

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Please Forgive My Photo & Me

Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 70-300mm IS DO @ 70mm ~ Settings: f/8 – 1/125th – ISO 1250

If this photo had a nice clear sky behind it, it would be 10 times better. Normally I would just scrap the photo and go back another day when it was nicer out. However! Getting this particular angle of the city was not easy and to be honest a little sketchy haha. I was driving by the river bellow and noticed some townhouses through the trees, so I went looking for them. When I got out of my car and started walking around I figured out that the “townhouses” I saw was actually some kind of nunnery. I walked up the driveway and stood there to see if I could get a shot from there, but there was no way. I walked further in and saw a gate that led to some grass and fence over looking a cliff. Since no one seemed to mind me standing around the parking lot I figured they wouldn’t mind if I walked on the lawn and grabbed a few quick shots haha. So in true trespasser (not something I ever do) fashion I walked on the law, lifted my camera over the fence and branches and shot this photo. In hindsight I wish I would have just knocked on the door and asked if it was ok, because that would have been the right thing to do. In fact, I think I will go back on a nice day and do just that. I think I’ll ask for forgiveness while I’m at it ;).

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Flying Under Moonlight

Yesterday evening I caught this WestJet flight flying under the moonlight. I waited around trying to get another shot of a jet flying right in front of the moon. I came close as you can see in the 2nd picture, however the shot was not meant to be at that moment. Next time! ;).

Both photos have been cropped in big time!

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A Friendly Walk

I shot this photo when I was out at a horse show here in Calgary not to long ago. This shot was rather random as I was just walking by and noticed this girl walking with her horse and snapped a quick one :).

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Downtown from Nose Hill Park

There is a massive city park in the North West side of Calgary and I took a walk in it yesterday to shoot this photo. It was a little hazy out, but the picture tired out ok.

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Olympic Flame

When Canada wins a gold medal in the Olympics, Calgary lights up its Olympic flame for a short period (an hour or so I believe). The day before I shot these I saw the flame on from my bedroom window and thought I’d go out and shoot some photos that night. However after making plans to go with a friend he later informed me the flame was out and filled me in the details. So when I got home yesterday evening I saw that it was on again! I wasn’t going to miss it this time. As soon as that sun started going down I was out the door. It was FREEZING OUT, but it’s not often the opportunity arises to get a shot with the Calgary Tower lit up like it was 1988 (the year the Olympics were held here), so I’m happy I went.

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Run For It!

As you may know from my last post I was out on a little country drive on Friday. While I was driving I noticed a group of Elk & Deers on the side of the road up a hill, however they were to far to get a good picture, since the longest focal length lens I had on me was a Canon 70-300mm DO IS. Then about 50 yards down the road on the other side I noticed another group of Elk/Deer grazing a lot closer and to top it off there was a place for me to pull over! I quickly pulled in and grabbed my camera which was sitting on the seat next to me, jumped out and started shooting. I started whistling at them in the hopes to get a little action out of them. One of the deer didn’t like the whistling much at all and started running for it! The next thing I knew they were all bouncing across the field toward the fence, and once they got there they just started leaping over it like it was nothing! Amazing, to say the least. I grabbed a few more shots as they ran up the hill to joint their pals and then I hopped back in my car and drove back to the city. Sometimes living in Canada aint all that bad ;).

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Under A Bridge

With a scene like this I think most people would think to shoot this photo wide and I understand why, but I thought shooting it with a longer focal length might look good too. I’m happy with how the picture turned out, maybe next time I’ll see what I get with a wide-angle.

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Skyline View Walk

The other day went for a walk in Calgary‘s biggest inner city park, Nose Hill Park. I was up there shooting some photos of the mountains to the west. While I was shooting photos this nice lady walked by with her dog. By the time I decided to shoot a quick photo of her and change my settings she was too far for me to get her, the skyline and her dog in the frame, while keeping the amount of bokeh I wanted. I decided keeping the skyline in and skipping the dog would make a better picture, since the dog ran quite aways away from the lady and zooming so far out would have dramatically reduced the bokeh. I’m happy with how the picture turned out.

I added a picture of downtown Calgary from a little higher than I was for the woman walking shot. This isn’t the best spot for a Calgary skyline picture in my opinion, but it’s not bad as your higher than the city and it gives a little different perspective than the usual.

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Camera: 5D mark iii & 70-300mm DO IS @150mm ~ Settings: 1/320 – f/5 – ISO 400

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Camera: 5D mark iii & 70-300mm DO IS @135mm ~ Settings: 1/80th – f/29 – ISO 1600

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Sitting Strange

I’m not much of a bird photographer, but I never seen a bird sit like this on a tree before. Yesterday I was shooting some photos of a river and then I heard this woodpecker pecking away at a tree. The woodpecker looked very cool with black and white feathers. At the time I had a 16-35L on my camera and that’s all I had with me, so I shot my photos and headed back to my car to grab a long zoom lens. When I got back the woodpecker was still there on another tree, I walked around to get a little closer and he was gone! I kept looking around for him when I saw this little guy sitting sideways and a little inverted on this old tree. I thought it was a bit bizarre, but I honestly don’t know much about birds and there habits and really don’t spend too much time in the country where one might see such things. Anyhow, it got my attention, so there ya go 😉

Oh and by the way, I never did find that woodpecker again haha. Maybe next time!

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Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 70-300mm DO IS – Settings 1/400th // f5.6 // ISO 1250

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Snow on the Rockies

This morning on my drive to work I was surprised to see the Rocky mountains covered in snow! Usually this would make me cringe at the thought of winter around the corner, but not this year. This year I plan to through my self right back into snowboarding like crazy! So I am welcoming the snow and looking forward to it 🙂 Not for a couple of months though I hope! haha.

I shot this picture of the snow capped mountains this afternoon from a big city park in Calgary called Nose Hill Park.

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