Minolta 50mm 1.2 vs Pentax 55mm 1.8

I have been shooting with my Minolta 50mm f/1.2 for a long time now. I have always known the short comings of the lens and had accepted the trade offs (like lack of sharpness wide open) for the f/1.2 speed. I have also had my Pentax 55mm f/1.8 for a long time, but haven’t shot …

Graffiti Under The Bridge

I was heading out to some random park one day when I noticed this graffiti under the bridge. I figured I’d better climb under there and get a better look. Looks like whoever painted this stuff was pretty good at what they do. When I see good graffiti I often wonder if the painter is …

One Last Calgary Skyline

I shot this photo right before I moved away from Calgary. I figured after all the years of shooting the city skyline I had better get one last shot. I spent a lot of time looking at this skyline from around this view. If I needed to think or I was feeling restless I would …

Drywall Cat

We are currently doing some renovations to our house and our contractor started cutting into some walls and ceilings yesterday. Mittens was very curious about what was going on right from the start. After a while Mittens came walking upstairs looking like he’d been hard at work with the contractor LOL. I grabbed my camera …

Calgary City Lights

I love the way cities look at night. The bright lights lighting up the streets and sky and so beautiful to me. I think it is the lights at night that really draw me into a city. I can just sit there and look at it for ages. Of course all the other things that …

Lime Bikes Parked for Winter

So if you live in any big city in North America I’m sure you go some kind of bike sharing/renting thing going on. Here in Calgary we got Lime Bikes. This a fun idea and I’m sure it comes in handy during the summer, but right now when there is snow and ice everywhere I …

Taking Pictures

I shot this photo last night here in Calgary, Alberta. It was super cold and when I went out to shoot photos this wasn’t the idea I had. I was shooting a completely different photo before and then I ended up at this bench. When I first arrived at the bench I was trying shots …