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.

Calgary Tower Olympic Flame Fire Famous Tourch Olympics 2014 Canada Gold - urban city metro buildings building downtown sky - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Spokane WashingtonCamera: Canon T3i & 70-300mm DO IS @300mm ~ Settings: 30 seconds – f/22 – ISO 100

Calgary Tower Olympic Flame Fire Famous Tourch Olympics 2014 Canada Gold - urban city metro buildings building downtown sky black white bow centre street - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Spokane WashingtonCamera: Canon T3i & 70-300mm DO IS @100mm ~ Settings: 30 seconds – f/22 – ISO 100

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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 ;).

Wild Animal elk deer jumping fence famous horns antlers amazing nature beautiful wildlife alberta canada winter - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Calgary Photographer-1Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 70-300mm DO IS @300mm ~ Settings: 1/4ooth – f/18 – ISO 500

Wild Animal big elk deer jumping fence famous horns antlers amazing nature beautiful wildlife alberta canada winter - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Calgary Photographer-1-2Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 70-300mm DO IS @300mm ~ Settings: 1/640th – f/11 – ISO 400

Wild Animal elk baby small deer jumping fence famous horns antlers amazing nature beautiful wildlife alberta canada winter - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Calgary Photographer-1-3Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 70-300mm DO IS @300mm ~ Settings: 1/640th – f/11 – ISO 400

Wild group running Animal elk deer jumping fence famous horns antlers amazing nature beautiful wildlife alberta canada winter - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Calgary Photographer-1-4Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 70-300mm DO IS @300mm ~ Settings: 1/8ooth – f/11 – ISO 400

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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.

Calgary Alberta Canada City Urban Metro buildings bridges famous bow river - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 70-300mm DO IS @70mm ~ Settings: 1/80th – f/14 – ISO 400

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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!

Random Bird Sitting weird on a tree wildlife nature alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography
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.

RS NW SW One frame HDR Calgary & Rocky Mountains Canada - Rob Moses Photography

 

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A Country Landscape

Being a city guy, I rarely find my self in a situation to shoot a proper landscape photo. However, the other day I was out scouting some locations to shoot some photos of particular rural neighbourhood on the edge of the city limits. While on my scouting mission I noticed this old wagon sitting near the entry of a ranch. At first I thought I’d come back another time, but as I was leaving I realized the chance of me actually driving all the way back to that location again for a landscape photo was rather unlikely, so I went back and here you go ;).

Old Alberta Wagon Calgary rockie mountains landscape sky clouds - Rob Moses Photography

Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 70-300mm DO IS @130mm – Settings: 1/60th // f22 // ISO 1000

If you follow me on instagram you have probably seen something rather similar to this that I took on my phone. If you would like to see the picture I took with my phone it is here.

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