Plans by Myself

Shot @ f/1.2

I shot this photo on Saturday night. I actually had plans to meet up with a friend of mine, but then at the last minute he informed me the plans were a no go. At first I thought to myself, well that sucks. Then I thought, hey no problem I’ll just make plans with myself! I grabbed my camera and headed out the door for some solo fun.

I took this picture at one of my favourite view points in the city on Crescent Road. I was shooting with my Fujifilm X-E1 and my manual focus Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 lens. I prefocused on the bench I was sitting on and hopped on the bench. It took a few tries as it always does in a situation like this, but it was good fun and I got this cool picture out of it. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Bow River Night

Shot at f/16

I shot this one on Saturday night from underneath the Skipping Stone Bridge on St. Patricks Island (in Calgary). I was using my Fujifilm X-E1 with an old Canon FD mount Vivitar 28mm f/2 close focus lens. The camera and lens performed wonderfully together. This shot is straight out of the camera (other than a slight touch of straightening). Getting pictures like this straight out of the camera is the exact reason I got interested in Fujifilm cameras and I must say they are living up to the hype!

The 2nd picture I had to color correct a touch because under the bridge there are these blue LED lights and it looked really crazy haha. I didn’t spend a ton of time doing it either as you can probably tell ;).

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Spring Nights

Lens: Canon FD 50mm f/1.2

Spring nights in Calgary can be beautiful. The city lights always do the right thing for me and this night was no different. The lights were bright and the sky was amazing, can’t ask for much more than that to take a nice city picture.

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That Sunset

Canon FD 50mm 1.2 shot @f/16

I shot this photo on Saturday night. The sunset was amazing, but there was a lot of parking lot in the middle of the picture that I didn’t like. I thought I’d hop in there and maybe make the picture a little more interesting. Not to mention giving me a change to show off my cool new Cultural Blends hoodie.😜

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Crazy Plants

a7ii & Canon FD 50mm 1.2

a7ii & Canon FD 50mm 1.2

I was out taking pictures one night downtown in Calgary when I saw these crazy looking plants. They had some LED lights shinning on them and they would change color every few seconds. I though it looked kind of cool so I grabbed a quick shot. I shot this photo with my Sony a7ii & Canon FD 50mm f/1.2. I can’t remember my exact settings 100%, but I think I was at f/2.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Bright Moon Over City Hall

Sony a7ii & Canon FD 20mm 2.8

Sony a7ii & Canon FD 20mm 2.8

The moon was super bright the night I shot this photo. The natural light mixed in with the city lights of the surrounding area made for a cool atmosphere. At first I shot this photos with out the statue, but I thought it needed a little something more to keep it together. I’m happy with how it turned out. I shot this photo with my Sony a7ii and a vintage Canon FD 20mm f/2.8.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Happy Halloween

Canon FD 50mm f/1.2

Lens: Canon FD 50mm f/1.2

Now this is one heck of costume! I saw this person walking around downtown in Calgary this past weekend. I spotted this big happy looking red thing walking down the street about a block away. I quickly scurried over to the corner of the street I thought they were going to cross at, then a train went by and they were across on the other side! I ran over just in time to get the shot. Since I was shooting manual focus, it was no easy feat to get the shot in a hurry! Lucky for me it all worked out. 🙂

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Cat

a6000 & Soligor 28mm 2.8

a6000 & Soligor 28mm f/2.8 @ 2.8

This is my little pal who goes by many names in our house. My two favourite are “Cat” and “Stinky”😅. This picture was really random. It was just a test shot and not a lot of thought or time went into it. I kind of like how it turned out though so it thought I would share it. I shot this photo on a Sony a6000 with an old manual focus Canon FD mount Soligor 28mm f/2.8. Pretty good combination if you ask me.

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.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Melissa for Coffee

Lens: Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 @ 1.2

Lens: Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 @ 1.2

This is Melissa, she is one of the realtors I work with. Yesterday I heard her say she was heading to a coffee shop by our office, so I cased her down so I could get a picture of her. She didn’t want to have her picture taken since I didn’t give her any warning, but I insisted :). I took this right in front of the coffee shop and I shot a few frames. Melissa actually preferred another shot I took of her where she wasn’t smiling so much. I thought she looked so happy in this picture, so I decided to use this one anyhow haha.

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Night Over Water

Lens: Canon FD 20mm f/2.8 SSC

Lens: Canon FD 20mm f/2.8 SSC

Kind of a random shot here. I took this picture one night back in October. The street that runs a long the river is quite nice in the summer, but I have yet to get a good shot of it. Maybe this summer I’ll get a good picture. This long exposure will have to do for now. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Arcade Time!

Lens: Canon FD 50mm 1.2 @1.2

Lens: Canon FD 50mm 1.2 @1.2

While my son Cameron and I where up in Edmonton the other week we decided to swing by the West Edmonton Mall to hit the arcade. Cameron ripped through about $35 pretty quick haha. He definitely had a good time though :).

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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