This is a not so common view of part of my neighbourhood where I live in Calgary. I shot this photo with a 300mm lens, so the compression kind of makes everything seem rather close together. Anyhow, if you know the area it’s probably more interesting to you, but if you don’t I still think it’s a nice picture to look at (in a larger size). 🙂

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Waiting for the Storm

rob moses exif data canon 6d 50mm 1.4I shot this one on Saturday night. It had been raining all day and the clouds looked rather menacing. I thought rather than just another city shot, I might hop in front of the camera to add a little something to the photo. I was shooting with a friend of mine and he had a 430EX Speedlite on him with some Radio Poppers flash triggers, so we set the flash up. We used the one flash to camera left with a small defuser on the unit. I would have preferred it if there was more lights on in the buildings, but I still like the way it turned out.

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Waiting for the Storm

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Train Into The City

I shot this photo last night from SAIT (a local college). I got there a bit early and tried a few shots while it was lighter out, but I knew waiting till the sun when down more would give a much better effect. Once the sun went down more I waited for a train to go by so I could get the lights streaks in the shot. I had my camera on a 2 second timer, but timing for the train was still rather easy because just before the train comes into frame there is a cross walk with bells that ring. Anyhow, it was a nice night and I’m happy with the picture :).

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Calgary North & The Rockies

I shot this photo a couple of days ago when I was out getting a skyline shot. I had been searching for a vantage point from the east side of town looking west and found a 6 or 7 story high parking garage. My first attempt at getting in the garage was unsuccessful, as the stairwell at the front entry was locked. I kept looking around and saw a walk way between the garage and the building it was attached too, so I checked it out. The walk way led me to a side entry to the garage and from there I found another stairwell at the back corner, thankfully this one was open!

Once I got to the top of the garage I set up and quickly started shooting photos. I figured at any time I could get kicked out of there, since people from their offices could see me. At first I was just shooting the downtown skyline, then I noticed the sun was shinning on the mountains in the NW direction. Just then I started to feel a few rain drops! I quickly ran over to the other end of the garage to get the right vantage point and shot a few frame before it started pouring. Got this one just in the nick of time! 🙂

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Note: My house is about 6 blocks away from the brown church with the dome roof on the right side of the picture :).

Skyline View Walk

The other day went for a walk in Calgary‘s biggest inner city park, Nose Hill Park. I was up there shooting some photos of the mountains to the west. While I was shooting photos this nice lady walked by with her dog. By the time I decided to shoot a quick photo of her and change my settings she was too far for me to get her, the skyline and her dog in the frame, while keeping the amount of bokeh I wanted. I decided keeping the skyline in and skipping the dog would make a better picture, since the dog ran quite aways away from the lady and zooming so far out would have dramatically reduced the bokeh. I’m happy with how the picture turned out.

I added a picture of downtown Calgary from a little higher than I was for the woman walking shot. This isn’t the best spot for a Calgary skyline picture in my opinion, but it’s not bad as your higher than the city and it gives a little different perspective than the usual.

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Camera: 5D mark iii & 70-300mm DO IS @150mm ~ Settings: 1/320 – f/5 – ISO 400

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Camera: 5D mark iii & 70-300mm DO IS @135mm ~ Settings: 1/80th – f/29 – ISO 1600

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