Sunburst City

I’m a sucker for a good sunburst and I’ll try to grab one whenever I can. The thing I really love about these pictures is that sunburst is the reflection of the sun off of a pretty cool looking building! If your a city guy (or girl) like me, then that’s what it’s all about ;).

Oh ya, and that dude that’s practicing his karate moves is hilarious! 🤣

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Thanks for stopping by, Rob

Pioneer Courthouse Square

exif-data-rob-moses-canon-6d-17-40mmJust a little more of Portland here. This spot is defiantly one of my favourite places in Portland. If I grew up here I’m sure I would have ended up hold’n it down at this place a lot. There are so many places to sit, the trains go by here in every direction, there is a Starbucks and there are beautiful buildings surrounding it. These are all things that make for a wicked meet up spot in my mind. It kind of reminds me (in that way) of the Art Gallery in Vancouver, BC. Always people hanging out and events from time to time. I’m sure I’ll be back here sooner than later!

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Wine

exif-data-rob-moses-canon-5d-mark-iii-100mm-f2-8-macro-is-usmThis was a fun picture to take. I had one large softbox set up to camera right. The background was a board with a bunch of white lights stuck to it with crinkled tinfoil stuck in between them. I shot this handheld while a friend of mine poured the wine into the glass. We made a bit of mess, but it was definitely worth the trouble.🍷😀

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Summer City

a7ii & Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 & f/16

a7ii & Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 at f/16

Summer time in the city is always the best! This is especially true for Calgary. The air is warm and the city is alive, a perfect set up for good picture taking. I shot this one on Wednesday night from Scotsman Hill. I used my Sony a7ii and Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 micro manual focus lens.

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Bull City

Sony a7ii & 16mm 2.8 with Fisheye Converter

Sony a7ii & 16mm 2.8 with Fisheye Converter

I don’t have any idea what’s up with this bull statue, but I think it looks pretty cool in this setting. Another handheld shot with the Sony a7ii. For the lens, I was using the Sony fisheye converter on the 16mm f/2.8.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Shiny Night

Sony a7ii with Sony Fisheye Converter

Sony a7ii with Sony Fisheye Converter

These buildings are super shiny! The reflections in these buildings windows gives a pretty cool effect. This part of town feels very modern and I love looking at the view with in the reflections. Pretty cool buildings on a pretty cool block! . . . This picture actually looks better in a larger size. I’d suggest clicking the one bellow to get a better look.

Oh and that 2nd picture, well I just tossed it in there for the hell of it. I took this picture on my way to the location with the shiny buildings. Just some girl waiting for the bus or something. 🙂

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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 :).

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Pre-Focus Run

Aperture f/1.4

Aperture f/1.4

I like getting pictures of people running from this part of the city. The skyline background just does it for me somehow. On this day I posed a bit of challenge to myself. I wanted to get a shot of someone running, well, , , a woman running, because people like pictures of women running a lot better than pictures of dudes, sorry dudes haha. Anyhow, I also wanted there to be a bit of shallow depth of field in the photo. This was going to be more difficult then normal since I was shooting with a (circa 1973) Canon FD 50mm 1.4 manual focus lens. Shooting with the 50 meant I had to get pretty close to the person running by and getting them in focus with a shallow depth of field was the even bigger challenge.

As soon as I found the spot I wanted to shoot the photo from I saw this girl coming my way. I paid extra close attention to where on the path she was running and then did my best to pre-focus at the distance I estimated she would be from my camera when she got in front of me. When shooting such a photo I also pay attention to body position. I like to get people when they are in mid stride. With zero time to spare I had chose my focus distance, she ran into the frame and right when she made that stride I clicked the shutter! I admit, she wasn’t in perfect focus, but she was close enough ;).

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Island Among Towers

Here is a shot of the Calgary skyline with a nice view of Princes Island up front. Princes Island is a wonderful city park, with lots of trees, trails, bridges and plenty of open spaces to enjoy a picnic or just hang out with a bit of nature in the city. The modern Calgary skyline is a nice backdrop to such a great park. As you can imagine, this park is a great location for taking pictures.

I took this picture with a DJi Phantom 3 Professional flying camera ;).

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Beauty of a Bank

Camera: Canon 6D & 17-40L at 27mm ~ Settings: f/18 – 1/400th – ISO 400

I really love old buildings like this. There are not many of these beauties left in Alberta. I’m not a proper Albertan, so I’m not sure what the story is with all the old buildings. I am assuming they just tore them all down to make way for the new ones. In any case, it is a real shame there are not more like this, because it had a lot of character to a city.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

 

City Selfie

Camera: Sony NEX-7 & 16mm f/2.8 with Sony Fisheye Converter ~ Settings: f/16 – 1/40th – ISO 400

I was out there shooting photos again yesterday and while I was getting some shots from the top of a parking garage I decided to snap a little selfie for myself. Gotta show my funny looking face around here from time to time ;).

The 2nd photo was from another day. I had the sunroof of my car open one day and while I was sitting in traffic I looked up out the roof. I thought it looked kind of cool, so I grabbed the camera sitting on my passenger seat and snapped a quick shot off before traffic started moving again.

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Camera: Sony NEX-7 & 16mm f/2.8 with Sony Fisheye Converter ~ Settings: f/18 – 1/250th – ISO 1600

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Calgary 1st

Camera: Nikon D300s & 70-210mm f/4-5.6D at 210mm ~ Settings: f/9 – 1/250th – ISO 800

I shot this photos the other day on my way home from work. It is a look down 1st Street SW downtown in Calgary. These types of pictures are always fun for me, because I love the city and watching people buzzing around. The picture has a nice mix of different types of architecture and a few little things here and there that hold my attention, so I enjoy looking at it. I hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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 ;).

Thanks for stopping by, Rob