Biking in Edmonton (Video)

My friend Nathan and I took a little road trip up to Edmonton to shoot some photos and take in the sights on our bikes. I shot a little video along the way 🙂

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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. 😉

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Happy Cycling

exif data rob moses canon 6d 50mmI was walking down the street when I noticed the bright red fire truck heading my way. Then the bright and happy cyclist caught my eye. Like an old west gun slinger, I whipped my camera in front of my face and snapped this photo. People like this make the world a better place and Portland is filled with them! 🙂

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Click photo to view in a larger size.

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Summer Cycle

exif data rob moses canon 6D 28mm 1.8Calgary has some nice biking paths around the city. There are some nice views and great places to stop along the way. I personally wouldn’t be caught cruising around on the paths right now as it is currently 16°F out and I’m sure I’d freeze to death and if that didn’t kill me I’d surely hit some ice and crash into something that would take me out haha. However, when summer hits, these paths are wonderful! ;).

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Canon vs Sony 70-200mm

I have been shooting a decent amount with my Sony a7R these days and I have run into some auto focus speed issues along the way. I have found that Sony’s hit rate of moving subjects is noticeably lower than what I have been used to with my Canon gear. This issue rang especially true while I was shooting some soccer this summer with the Sony E-mount 70-200mm f4 G OSS. Since I have a Canon EF 70-200mm f4 IS I thought it might be interesting to do a little real world test of these to lenses head to head. Even thought I had an idea of how the test would go from my past experiences with both lenses, I was surprised at end result of this one.

For this video I employed my two children to help me out. My 6 year old son Joshua was my 2nd camera man and my 4 year old son Cameron was the test subject :). Oh and by the way, if you have a youtube account please subscribe to my channel. I am going to try and do a lot more videos than I have been doing. YouTube.com/user/RobMoses 👍

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Bit Of A Challenge

Camera: Canon 6D & 70-200mm f/2.8 at 200mm ~ Settings: f/11 – 1/320th – ISO 400

So the other day fellow photographer and blogger Steve Boer (www.steveboer.com) passed on 5 day black and white photo challenge to me. The idea is to post black and white photos for 5 days straight. I love black and white, but there aint no way I’m posting 5 black and white shots back to back haha. So I told him I’d post one for one day and that’s the best could do. However, I decided to post 2 (on one day).

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Camera: Nikon D300s & 70-210mm f4-5.6D at 210mm ~ Settings: f/6.3 – 1/250th – ISO 800

 

With all that said, onto the pictures. These two photos were clearly shot on different days. The first one was shot on a more mild day and the 2nd one a much more cold day (yesterday). You could probably guess from the snow on the ground and the guys ski goggles! lol. This is how I feel about biking, if it’s so cold you gotta strap on the ol ski goggles to take a cruise, then it’s to damn cold for biking! ;).

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PS, Although these types of challenges are fun, I probably won’t make a habit of doing them when passed on to me. Just an FYI so I don’t hurt anyones feeling in the future. 

 

Biking Action

Camera: Canon 6D & 50mm ~ Settings: f/2.2 – 1/3200th – ISO 100

These are a couple of pictures I took last summer of my father in-law during his biking part in the Penticton, BC triathlon. If it was me, I’d be cruising on in to the finish line about 10 hours after the race ended lol. Big up to everyone that can do these crazy races!

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Around The Bridge Shooting Mobile

Last week I decided to dig out my Sony QX100 and snap a couple of photos with it when I was walking downtown one day. In the first shot, I was crouching on the grassy hill by the street waiting for a biker to come by, when this guy came zooming I got the shot I was after :). In the 2nd shot I was perched on this little bridge look out and just took the shot when I had a few interesting people in the shot to hold down the bottom edge of the shot.

If you’re not familiar with the Sony QX100, it attaches (or not) to your phone via wifi and uses your phone as the view finder. It then saves a 18mp shot to a micro SD and a 2mp shot to your phone for sharing (there are many other saving options). The images are pretty good considering what it is, but the lens/camera is not exactly that mobile, as it does not fit comfortably in your pants pocket.

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Camera: Sony QX100 with iPhone 4S ~ Edited in Snapseed App

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My Favourite Bridge

I wouldn’t call this a straight up shot of the Centre Street Bridge in Calgary, but you get the idea. It’s old, has style and is beautiful! Much like my self lol, kidding of course! (I’m not old) LOL ;).  Ok, ok, ok, for real though, this bridge is awesome and when you cross it in either direction you’re in a good place, just on the edge of my neighbourhood or downtown! Can’t go wrong really ;).

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Camera: Canon 6D & 24-105L IS @65mm ~ Settings: f/20 – 1/100th ISO 200

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A Bike Ride to the Mayor

I was out on a bike ride along the Bow River here in Calgary taking some pictures this morning. I stopped at the Centre street bridge and shot a few photos and while I was at it I took some with my iPhone. For this shot I had a fisheye attachment called the Ollo Clip on my phone. The quality of the fisheye isn’t out of this world haha, but it’s a fun little accessory.

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While I was cruising on my bike I stopped off for a drink of water at a public fountain on Princes Island. When I looked up I saw the Mayor of Calgary Naheed Nenshi walking towards me! He was with a  few people he looked to be showing around, so I said a quick hello and snapped a quick picture with my phone :).  Fun times going down in Calgary this weekend!

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An Evening Bike Ride

Last night after dinner my wife and I decided to take our children on a little bike ride (them biking & us walking) to the park. Since it was getting dark when we left and was only going to get darker I decided to use my 50mm f/1.2. Here are a few of the pictures from our walk/ride. 🙂

Oh and by the way, we forgot their helmets and only realized it after we had left the house, so we decided to pretend it was the 1980’s and let them cruse with out them haha. 

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2 Kids kid child children bike ride fun bokeh evening night Canon 50L - Rob Moses Photography Camera: Canon 5D mark ii & 50L ~ Settings: 1/640 – f/1.2 – ISO 200

3 Kids kid child children bike ride fun bokeh evening night Canon 50L - Rob Moses Photography Camera: Canon 5D mark ii & 50L ~ Settings: 1/80 – f/1.2 – ISO 200

4 Kids kid child children bike ride fun bokeh evening night Canon 50L - Rob Moses Photography Camera: Canon 5D mark ii & 50L ~ Settings: 1/125 – f/1.2 – ISO 4000

5 Kids kid child children bike ride fun bokeh evening night Canon 50L - Rob Moses Photography Camera: Canon 5D mark ii & 50L ~ Settings: 1/80 – f/1.2 – ISO 5000

6 Kids kid child children bike ride fun bokeh evening night Canon 50L - Rob Moses Photography Camera: Canon 5D mark ii & 50L ~ Settings: 1/80 – f/1.2 – ISO 5000

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