Train Lights

Canon FD 50mm f/1.2

This part of the train line is one of my favourite to ride on. Your pretty high up and there a is a lot to look at from the train on this bit. You pass directly over a skate park and you  have a nice view of the river, an inner city neighbourhood and the buildings downtown. It also makes for a nice picture! 🙂

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Golden City

Canon FD 50mm f/1.2

Some pretty amazing sunsets go down around here. This sunset was one of them! The clouds kind of look like they are rolling over the city. I love catching a scene like this, with or without my camera.

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Plans by Myself

Shot @ f/1.2

I shot this photo on Saturday night. I actually had plans to meet up with a friend of mine, but then at the last minute he informed me the plans were a no go. At first I thought to myself, well that sucks. Then I thought, hey no problem I’ll just make plans with myself! I grabbed my camera and headed out the door for some solo fun.

I took this picture at one of my favourite view points in the city on Crescent Road. I was shooting with my Fujifilm X-E1 and my manual focus Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 lens. I prefocused on the bench I was sitting on and hopped on the bench. It took a few tries as it always does in a situation like this, but it was good fun and I got this cool picture out of it. 🙂

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Spring Nights

Lens: Canon FD 50mm f/1.2

Spring nights in Calgary can be beautiful. The city lights always do the right thing for me and this night was no different. The lights were bright and the sky was amazing, can’t ask for much more than that to take a nice city picture.

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That Sunset

Canon FD 50mm 1.2 shot @f/16

I shot this photo on Saturday night. The sunset was amazing, but there was a lot of parking lot in the middle of the picture that I didn’t like. I thought I’d hop in there and maybe make the picture a little more interesting. Not to mention giving me a change to show off my cool new Cultural Blends hoodie.😜

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Crazy Plants

a7ii & Canon FD 50mm 1.2

a7ii & Canon FD 50mm 1.2

I was out taking pictures one night downtown in Calgary when I saw these crazy looking plants. They had some LED lights shinning on them and they would change color every few seconds. I though it looked kind of cool so I grabbed a quick shot. I shot this photo with my Sony a7ii & Canon FD 50mm f/1.2. I can’t remember my exact settings 100%, but I think I was at f/2.

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Bright Moon Over City Hall

Sony a7ii & Canon FD 20mm 2.8

Sony a7ii & Canon FD 20mm 2.8

The moon was super bright the night I shot this photo. The natural light mixed in with the city lights of the surrounding area made for a cool atmosphere. At first I shot this photos with out the statue, but I thought it needed a little something more to keep it together. I’m happy with how it turned out. I shot this photo with my Sony a7ii and a vintage Canon FD 20mm f/2.8.

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Happy Halloween

Canon FD 50mm f/1.2

Lens: Canon FD 50mm f/1.2

Now this is one heck of costume! I saw this person walking around downtown in Calgary this past weekend. I spotted this big happy looking red thing walking down the street about a block away. I quickly scurried over to the corner of the street I thought they were going to cross at, then a train went by and they were across on the other side! I ran over just in time to get the shot. Since I was shooting manual focus, it was no easy feat to get the shot in a hurry! Lucky for me it all worked out. 🙂

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Cat

a6000 & Soligor 28mm 2.8

a6000 & Soligor 28mm f/2.8 @ 2.8

This is my little pal who goes by many names in our house. My two favourite are “Cat” and “Stinky”😅. This picture was really random. It was just a test shot and not a lot of thought or time went into it. I kind of like how it turned out though so it thought I would share it. I shot this photo on a Sony a6000 with an old manual focus Canon FD mount Soligor 28mm f/2.8. Pretty good combination if you ask me.

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Blue & Red

Sony a7ii & Canon FD 50mm 1.2

Sony a7ii & Canon FD 50mm 1.2

Everyone seems to shoot photos at this bridge in Calgary, and why not its beautiful! I have been here a bunch of times, but on this occasion I decided to stand balancing on the back part of one of the benches there to get a little extra hight. I shot this one handheld with my Sony a7ii & Canon FD 50mm f/1.2. I can’t remember my exact settings, I think I was shooting around f/5.6 or so. I have said this before, but the image stabilization on the a7ii is just wonderful.

Oh and that title! Well you know, blue night and a red bridge. 😉

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Peace Bridge

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Pictures on the Bridge

Sony a7ii & Canon FD 50mm 1.2

Sony a7ii & Canon FD 50mm 1.2

Just got a couple of people having their picture taken twice! I doubt they will ever see this one though ;). I shot this one in manual focus with my Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 at 1.2. I love that lens! The 2nd photo isn’t as cool, but I thought it was still worth sharing.

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Evening Stroll

Sony a7ii & Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 @ 1.2

Sony a7ii & Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 @ 1.2

Just barely caught these two walking by. I wanted to get the front of them, but I could get my settings were I needed them to be in time. I shot this with my awesome 1970’s Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 wide open. I took 2 shots, the first one was a little out of focus and this one hit pretty close :). The 2nd shot is just a random picture from the same set up and same night.

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Sony a7ii & Canon 50mm 1.2

I recently got a grip for my Sony a7ii. The grip is an aftermarket brand called Vello. The grip makes holding onto this camera feel way better and I am sure because of it I will reach for this camera more often than I do. The lens I have on the camera is a Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 manual focus lens from the 1970’s. Not only does this combination look awesome, it’s  produces awesome results! I added a photo I shot bellow that I took with this set up right after I took a picture of the camera. Oh and FYI, I shot the photo bellow handheld in the dead of night around 11:30pm!

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Shot with a Sony a7ii & Canon FD 50mm 1.2 – Settings: f/1.2, 1/15th, ISO 2000

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