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Beautiful Palace

exif-data-rob-moses-sony-a7ii-zeiss-24-70mmI took to the streets one night in Cancun to shoot some long exposures. This was the very first picture I took that night and I could have easily just walked right back into my hotel and been happy haha. They got some really beautiful resorts around Cancun, and this one is one of my favourite.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Surfer Dude

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I was wondering around the streets of Isla Mujeres (a small island off the cost of Cancun) on day when I noticed this guy sitting here. He looked like a surfer dude who came straight out of the 1960’s to me. Well if they had cell phones in the 60’s haha. Anyhow, the dude has a real vintage vibe and I thought it matched up with the scene just perfect.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Our Cancun Trip

rob-moses-exif-data-sony-a7ii-24-70mmSo as you may already know my family and I took a trip to Cancun Mexico recently. As you can imagine I took a lot of pictures. I will be sharing some of the Mexico pictures on here over the next little while, but I though I’d drop a bunch at once right now to give you an idea of how the trip looked. It was warm, fun and I’m looking forward to the next one!

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Off in Cancun

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If you follow me on Instagram (@RobMoses) then you probably already know I was hanging out in Cancun Mexico over the last week or so. If you don’t follow me on IG, Hello! sorry for the disappearance! ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha. Anyhow, my family and I took a little time off and did some serious relaxing by the beach. I shot a few photos while I was down there and actually made couple video’s too. Here is one of my favourite sunset shots from the trip and the videos. I’ll get a proper post together in the next couple days.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Cold Kal Lake

exif-data-rob-moses-sony-a7ii-55mm-1-8-zeissKal Lake in Vernon, BC is awesome! I spend more time there in the summer than the winter and when I am there in the winter I don’t usually get out for too many photos. Thing is, I’m not all that into winter, so getting out that door with my camera is a bit of a struggle. Thankfully my kids pretty much dragged me out the door on this day and I figured I’d be crazy if I didn’t bring my camera along. The weather wasn’t exactly at it’s best, but it had a calm to it that I think I captured in the photo. Right after this shot that calm ended pretty quick when my kids started tossing the biggest rocks they could find into the lake ;).

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Snowy Landscape

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Anytime I get out in the mountains for some photos it’s a good time. This day was particularly beautiful. The right combination of bright light and clean snow makes for a good landscape view.

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Tokie The Cat

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Sony a7ii & 55mm 1.8

This lovely little creature is my wife’s parents family cat. Her name is Tokie and the shenanigans she has caused over the years has been that of legend. To keep things as brief as possible I will tell you just one Tokie Tale.

Last summer while visiting, I was letting Tokie inside before I went to bed. I open the front door and call for her. Sure enough like a good cat she comes prancing up to the door. As Tokie is nonchalantly walking by, I kind of notice something by her face. I close the door and scurry over to her as she’s walking down the stairs. When I stop her to get a better look I see a scene that looks straight out of a cartoon. There it is, a little tail wiggling around!!! “TOKIE!” I got her trapped half way down the staircase at a corner turn and lunge forward to grab her. In true cartoon style she spits the little mouse out! LOL The next thing I know I am franticly shoeing away a cat and trying to save a mouse. The mouse lays on the floor for 2 or 3 seconds as Tokie makes a run for it, then BOING! The mouse is back up on all fours and dashing from one way to the next. As I try and keep him in the corner I call for back up (waking up more than a few people I’m sure). Once the calvary arrives we get the mouse in tupperware container and back out the front door to fight another day. That mouse had one hell of a story to tell and just by the fur of his neck he had the chance to tell it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tokie the cat is a wild one to say the least, but I wouldn’t (and neither would she) have it any other way!

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Stranger in the Grass

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I was at one of my favourite skyline view locations in Calgary getting a shot of the city yesterday. While I was there I noticed this man sitting in the grass reading. It looked like the scene out of a movie or something, so I thought it might make a good picture. I walked up the guy and asked him if he minded me taking his picture while he was reading. Lucky for me he was a very friendly person and clearly didn’t mind having his picture taken. After I shot the photoย he ask me if I could send him the picture and of course I said I would be happy to do so. A phone number and a text later and I was on my way. Thanks for being so easy going Nick!

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Coeur d’Alene Sunset

exif data rob moses a7r 55mm sonyThis sunset looks particularly crazy because when I shot the photo there was some massive forest fires burning in the area. The entire region was covered in smoke and Coeur d’Alene was right in the thick of it. The smoke provided quite the hazy looking sunset, so for the shot it actually helped my situation. Of course forest fires are bad, but at least you can pull something positive from them if you try.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Gingerbread Mouse

exif data rob moses sony a7ii 55mm 1.8 ziessI dropped in on the Marriott hotel on the weekend to grab a coffee from the Starbucks in there. As soon as I entered the hotel I saw this wonderful Gingerbread town. This little mouse who was just chill’n on a bridge especially caught my eye, so I took a picture of him and went on my way. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Girls Taking Pictures

rob moses exif data sony a7ii 55mm 1.8 zeissI was out shooting some street shots one night in Banff Alberta, Canada. At this point I was taking a picture looking down the street to my right. When I turned I saw these 2 girls taking pictures down the other street, so I quickly snapped a photo of them before the kept on their way and me on mine. I love these fleeting moments with people when shooting street photography.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Sunset Sign

exif data rob moses sony a7ii 24-70mmI very quickly shot this photo as I was turning into Banff one evening. I had my camera sitting on my passenger seat and when I got to the turn, I checked to see if there was anyone coming behind me. It looked like I had the corner to my self for the time being, so I grabbed my camera and capped off a few shutter clicks before I saw someone coming up the ramp. Shooting so quick isn’t ideal, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get the shot :).

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Sony Eye AF on Barb

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Barb is one of the realtors I work with (shooting real estate) and the other day she mentioned she didn’t like her current picture. I suggested we take a new one, so we decided to grab a quick snap on the balcony of the office building we work in. The sun was shining rather bright so I didn’t want any part of that because of the harsh shadows. I noticed one corner of the building that was shaded by some large nearby trees, but still had some nice light bouncing off the windows. The lighting worked out pretty good for such an unplanned event.

I shot this photo with my recently acquired Sony a7ii paired up with my Sony 55mm 1.8 Ziess lens. The coolest part about shooting a portrait with this set up is Sony has some amazing auto focus technology in this department. I press one button on the back of my camera and the auto focus hits right on the person’s eye! Once that focus hits, I press the shutter button with my index fitter and it’s perfect focus every time! This cool feature is by far my favourite thing about shooting with the a7 series cameras. I hope Canon picks up this little gem of an idea in the future.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob