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 …

Test Shot

This was just a test shot I took the other night. I’m thinking I will use this location for a portrait shoot. I think it’d be cool to have someone leaning on that railing on the right side the frame. With a person there I’d change up the composition a little, but it would be …

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 …

Looking Around Kelowna

I’ve been looking around Kelowna for new photo spots ever since I moved here. Since I am new to the city all the photo spots are new, but I’ve been trying to find the best ones. I should probably just be shooting everything though since I live here and I’ll eventually cover it all haha. …

My Favourite Camera

This has been my favourite camera now for many years! I have and have had technically “better” cameras, but for whatever reason, I still use this one more than any other. It is the Sony a7R original. It’s a 36 megapixel camera with 14.1 stops of dynamic range and for me that is just perfect. …

Down The Street with Juneau

We always take Juneau for walks in the forest, mountains and nature in general. I thought it might be fun for her (and me) to experience something a little different. Last night I took Juneau for a little walk downtown and she seemed to like it just as much as she likes being in nature. …

Quiet Boardwalk

On a chilly winter evening this boardwalk in Kelowna is really quiet. I’d prefer to have a person in this picture, but since it is a long exposure they would just have to be standing there on their phone or something. I suppose I could have jumped in on the picture now that I think …

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 …

Happy Halloween

My brother Robbie and I took the kids out for little tick or treating tonight. It was little cold for what we were wearing, but the kids had a blast as they always do! I always enjoy taking the kids out on Halloween and this year did not disappoint. Joshua (in the emoji mask) was …

West Kelowna

Looks like they just keep on building up the mountain in West Kelowna. I shot this from the other side of the lake with an old Pentax Takumar 500mm f/4.5 lens on my Sony a7R. The compression at 500mm gives a nice unique look that I really like. I need to take that lens out …

Unplanned Picture

I had zero plans on jumping in on a picture last night when I ran out the door to see if I could get a shot by the lake. When I got to my photo location it was already pretty dark (darker than I wanted), but I shot a bunch of photos anyhow. I could …