Surfer Dude

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I was wondering around the streets of Isla Mujeres (a small island off the cost of Cancun) on day when I noticed this guy sitting here. He looked like a surfer dude who came straight out of the 1960’s to me. Well if they had cell phones in the 60’s haha. Anyhow, the dude has a real vintage vibe and I thought it matched up with the scene just perfect.

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Mustachio

rob-moses-exif-data-canon-5d-mark-iii-50mm-1-4I was kicking around the Kensington neighbourhood here in Calgary on Saturday night when I spotted this guy on the street. You could see the mustachio pop’n off right away and there was no way I wasn’t going to get a picture. I just walked up to him and said “Hey man, can I take your picture?” He said “Sure!” he smiled, I took the shot and it was all over in about 8 to 10 seconds. I love these kind of quick interactions with strangers on the street, it always makes for a more interesting night.

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Stranger in the Grass

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I was at one of my favourite skyline view locations in Calgary getting a shot of the city yesterday. While I was there I noticed this man sitting in the grass reading. It looked like the scene out of a movie or something, so I thought it might make a good picture. I walked up the guy and asked him if he minded me taking his picture while he was reading. Lucky for me he was a very friendly person and clearly didn’t mind having his picture taken. After I shot the photo he ask me if I could send him the picture and of course I said I would be happy to do so. A phone number and a text later and I was on my way. Thanks for being so easy going Nick!

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Maybe it’s Warmer Over There

exif data rob moses Canon 6D 70-200mm f4 isI don’t know how she does it. This girl is walking around in the winter time in Calgary with a skirt on! That coffee she’s got is either the hottest coffee in the world, or she’s crazy! haha. In any case, she’s kill’n the game for street style around here right now :).

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A Few Cents On The Sign

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This cool old spot is Browns Tavern in Spokane, Washington. It’s a wonderful little place my wife and I stumbled upon one morning while walking around the historic Browns Addition neighbourhood. While talking to the lovely waitress who was serving us, I mentioned how I liked the sign. To my surprise, she told us the sign was made of pennies! What a cool idea. The sign looks cool in the picture, but it really does look even better in person. If your ever in Spokane, this is a good stop to make.

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Hipster Camera on The Hip

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I had the idea for this shot for one reason, to show off the cool looking Canon A-1. I think the A1 looks extra cool with the grip attached to it, so I was thinking of how I could get a good picture with the camera being the main focal point and not just have it sitting there. I love a good skyline picture and I love bokeh, so I thought this little mixture would make a good shot.

Getting this shot was not easy, I was pre-focsuing because I left my RC1 remote at home. So I put a can on ground, pre-focused there, recomposed, put the camera on a 10 second timer and took my spot in the frame. After a dozen or so shots, I finally came up with this one. I actually had a friend with me and he could have easily shot the photo for me, but then it wouldn’t exactly be all mine would it? haha. Plus, the challenge of getting the shot on my own was half the fun :).

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Street Shots

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Street shots going down! While I was downtown yesterday I snapped the black and white shot of the people crossing the street while I did the same thing. The other one of the hipster dude waiting at the corner was from another day :).

 

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People in Beaulieu Gardens

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The weather has been getting pretty nice around Calgary these days and the people are getting out there and enjoying it! When the people come out, so do I ;). Gotta get them street shots while the street shootings hot!

For these shots I just grabbed nice little seat for my self on the grass, framed up my shot and waited for the people to walk by. A friend of mine lent me his Sony A7R mirrorless camera, so I was using that a long with a Sony 70-200mm f4 G OSS. It’s a pretty slick little set up that produces great results.

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Self Portrait Time

I shot this self portrait a few weeks ago for a project I was working that didn’t amount too much. Since I took the picture I thought I’d share it here :).

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Canon A-1

I was bored the other night so I decided to do a little product style photography. This old A-1 is sitting on my desk in my office/basement studio, so I just grabbed it and took this picture. For lighting I had 2 Canon 550EX Speedlites shot through umbrellas and one LED light pointing at the lens for the catchlight.

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Lighting: 2 Canon 550EX Speedlites & 1 LED

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The Nikon DF or Nikkormat

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With the release of the rumoured retro looking Nikon DF full frame DSLR (16mp) comes some big decisions for people who love the look and feel of the old school film SLR’s of the 60’s & 70’s. For most people, I believe the main decision will be, “Do I feel like spending the $2,750.  price tag for this thing of beauty?”

The rumours about this camera have been floating around for a little while now. When I first heard of it, I basically rejoiced and started thinking if I would switch to Nikon from Canon. That idea soon passed and I thought I might just buy the Nikon DF and shoot both formats. However, when I saw the price tag of the Nikon DF this morning that dream died right there and then! Although I would love to shoot with old SLR style digital camera like this, I can’t justify spending that kind of money on it. So for now when I feel that argue to take it back to the old school, I’ll just grab my trusty old Nikkormat and go have me some fun like it was before I was born! 😉

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Confused By This Film

I recently got my hands on this old film camera. It is the Pentax Spotmatic F, circa 1973 -76. It’s got a very popular (even today) SMC Takumar 50mm 1.4 lens on it, so I was very excited to use it. When I got home I loaded up some old film I had laying around. After about 3 frames I noticed when I would advance the film forward it wasn’t as smooth as previous frames. I tried again and it was real bumpy ride. So I opened it up and found my film in a bit of a tangle. I figured (and hoped) it must have been user error.

The next day I headed down to one of the local camera stores here in Calgary and picked up at roll of Kodak Ektar 100 film for around $11. I very carefully loaded it up and started shooting. A few days (around 5 frames) into the fun time I was having with this beauty, I once again noticed a little ruff film advance. I shot off a quick shot and tried to advance the film again, this time listening carefully and paying close attention. Something was definitely up! I shot the frame (lens cap on, who cares at this point!). This time when I tried to advance the film it was like scraping a rake across a field of big jagged rocks. It’s over, somethings wrong! I opened up the camera to see my film in heaping tangle.

To say I was upset was an understatement, ok well maybe not quite an understatement, but I was upset! I said to hell with this camera and I’m done with film! Then a few days later I examine the camera while I tare out the film. I advance the film to see if I can figure out the problem. To my surprise I notice the film take up reel is spinning in the opposite direction I thought it did! WHAT? I quickly try loading the film (film I just took out), this time starting off the reel in the proper direction and quickly shoot off a doozen shots! Not one bump in the road!

Looks like my first thoughts on the whole ordeal were right. Just another case of an idoit who can’t load film properly! LOL. I have since un-damned this camera and am back in love with it! I’ll post some pictures from it once I get some more film loaded 🙂

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