4th Street Lights

The lights that line 4th Street in Calgary are wonderful at night. I wish all the streets looked like this. For this shot I had waited till some cars were waiting for the light to change, that way the street wouldn’t just be streaks of light. When shooting long exposures on the street it’s hard …

A Photo of Taking a Picture

Camera: Canon 6D & 17-40L at 22mm ~ Settings: f/4 – 0.5 seconds – ISO 4000 Last night I went out to shoot some photos downtown. After about 4 different locations I ended up here. At first I was just getting some skyline shots with the fence in the foreground, and then the idea to …

Street Meat & Subways

Camera: Canon 6D & 17-40L at 28mm ~ Settings: f/18 – 1/100th – ISO 400 When I lived in Toronto, we called these hotdog vendors “Street Meat” haha. I’m not sure what they call them in Edmonton, but I’m sure the Street Meat is just as good :). The dome of windows behind the people …

Dirty Look Down 1st

Camera: Canon 6D & 17-40L @ 23mm ~ Settings: f/20 – 25 seconds – ISO 200 This is 1st Street, downtown in Calgary. I shot this from a pedestrian over pass. As you can tell from the picture, the window of the over pass was quite dirty! But what are you gonna do? You can’t …

Ice Skating in The City

Camera: Canon 6D & 17-40L @ 17mm ~ Settings: f/4 – 1/10th – ISO 2500 Last week I went down to the Olympic Plaza ice skating rink downtown here in Calgary. It was a little chilly out and my hands got rather cold while I was shooting these photos. I had gloves with me, but I …

Under the Centre Street Bridge

Sometimes you gotta climb around to the kind of picture you want. Like this one for instance, the tide was low on the river so I decided to climb under the bridge as far over as I could go with out getting wet. I shot a lot of photos this night and this was the very …

The Hastings Building

On my recent trip to Port Townsend, Washington I was most excited to see this particular building in person for myself. I had looked at pictures of it many times online and had fallen in love with it the moment I saw it. I love this type of old Victorian architecture and seeing it in …

Fireworks

There is a party that lasts well over a week that goes on every summer in Calgary called the Calgary Stampede. Every night there is a fireworks display that goes and one night I decided to go check it out. Here are a couple of the shots I took that night :). Camera: Canon 6D & 17-40L …

28mm Manual Focus

I shot this photo with an old Vivitar 28mm f/2.8 Close Focus RL Edition lens. The lens is a Nikon Mount and I got a Nikon to EOS adapter from ebay to use it on my Canon bodies. This lens is crazy sharp wide open and at every aperture. I think it goes with out saying …

Calgary, High in The Sky

I took this picture with my drone yesterday. This is a view of Calgary you don’t really see because there are no apartment buildings in the immediate area where I was flying. Kind of a fun picture for locals I guess :). (click on image to view large size) Camera: Phantom 2 Drone ~ Edited in …

The Bow at Night

This shot is of the Bow River that runs through Calgary at night. The bridge in the photo is the colour purple because I shot this photo from anther bridge that nights up at night and was lit purple on this particular night. Camera: Canon 6D & 17-40L @25mm ~ Settings: 30 seconds – f/18 …

Calgary By The River

The river that runs through Calgary is rather low now and there was a massive area for me to walk out on to get this picture. It was just me and a couple Canadian Geese hanging out shooting photos :). I actually got a picture with those guys in it, but I’ll post that one another day …