Little Skateboarder – Stills & Video

On Saturday afternoon my 6 year old son Cameron and I went for a little skate downtown. We were heading to the very popular Peace Bridge to get a shot of Cameron on his skateboard in the middle of the bridge. However, when we got there the wind was blowing like crazy and it was kind of a bad scene. We decided to hit the streets in search of a new spot to shoot a photo. We found a spot with smooth cement, places to leave our gear and set up our cameras with very little interruption from passerbyers.

Not only did we shoot photos, but we were also rolling video on the whole thing for my vlog. I didn’t realize how many times I had Cam push off on his skateboard for the photo until I was going over the video footage at home. I didn’t count how many times he did it, but it was a at least 30 times! For a 6 year old to have that kind of patience on a photo shoot is amazing. I also noticed he took direction very well. I was super impressed by all of this at the time, but even more so after the fact. I think he’d make a good little actor or model if he wanted to go down that road. For now I think we’ll just stick to the skateboarding though ;).

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City School

exif data rob moses canon 6d 70-200mm f4 isI love old schools like the one in this picture. It is a perfect example of what comes to my mind when I think of a big old elementary school. The location of this school is just wonderful. Having the Portland skyline as a backdrop to this beautiful old building makes for good picture.

If anyone is interested, this school was originally called “Failing Elementary School”. The school named after former Portland Mayor Josiah Failing. The building is currently occupied by the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM).

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Portland from a Bridge

rob moses exif data canon 6d 50mmThis is the view of Portland from the Steel Bridge. I was walking across the bridge on the other side and immediately knew I was on the wrong side. I don’t recommend doing this, but I had wait for a break in the traffic to run across the bridge! It wasn’t all that busy, so it wasn’t a big deal. I know there are many better locations for a Portland skyline shot, but this view is nice to look at too :).

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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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From the East Village

Camera: Canon 6D & 28mm f/1.8 ~ Settings: f/20 – 20 seconds – ISO 100

I shot this on Sunday night right before I shot the photo in my last post. This little part of the East Village in Calgary is cool. Once some of these buildings are done and some stores and coffee shops start opening it’s going to be awesome. It’s still nice to look at even now though :).

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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 :).

Calgary From My iPhone

It is finally getting nice around here in Calgary and snapped this shot yesterday afternoon with my iPhone 4s. I did an edit on the photo using the Snapseed app.

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Spring in Canmore, Canada

Last weekend I was out in Canmore, Alberta Canada to escape the city for a little bit. On Sunday morning I decided to go for a little “spring” walk and take a look around the town to see if I could get any good pictures. Although it looks more like winter in this picture, it was still a nice morning for a walk and I think these guys would agree :).

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Morning Moon

I took this picture about a week ago in Castlegar British Columbia. I was out for a little morning walk and randomly stopped to take this picture. It was only until I started to do a little edit on the photo till I noticed a little morning moon in the photo :). It’s not easy to spot in this small picture, but in the large version it’s easy to see.

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Nice People Park

The weather has been rather nice in Calgary these days. I stopped by this little park on my way home the other day and snapped this picture. I shot this photos right when I got there, then I when down the hill a little in front of this woman to shoot some photos of the buildings. After I took a few pictures, the woman from the picture had gone and I sat down in her spot and took couple pictures from there. While I sat there adjusting settings and taking pictures, I noticed another girl sitting on the bench beside me. I sat and took pictures for another 5 minuets or so. When I left I noticed the girl who was sitting beside me had got up and walked over to take some pictures of the skyline from the spot I was perviously at in front of the bench I was on. From what I gather, this very nice girl was waiting till I was done taking pictures to walk in front of me to take hers. This  lovely young woman had made my day and restored my faith that there are some nice and polite people in this city. Thank you! 😉

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