Jul 272013
 
Stairway leading down to the casket of President James Garfield
Stairway leading down to the casket of President James Garfield

Stairway leading down to the casket of President James Garfield

This is another shot from our trip to Lakeview Cemetary.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & EF17-40mm f/4L USM     Shutter:   1/30 s
Create Date:   2013:07:15 13:57:34     Aperture:   f/4.0
Focal Length   17 mm     ISO:   800
Copyright Info:   Copyright © 2013 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 July 27, 2013  Posted by at 12:18 pm Black and White No Responses »
Jul 262013
 
H.G. Ford crypt in Lakeview Cemetary, Cleveland Ohii

H.G. Ford crypt in Lakeview Cemetary, Cleveland Ohii

Jen and I were in Cleveland not too long ago and I wanted to make sure we stopped at Lakeview Cemetary to photograph some of the crypts.  This one was shot using a converted to Infrared Canon 40d, then processed in Nik Silver Efex Pro to add the Selenium toning.  I have one infrared shot I did many years ago shot using Kodak HIE Infrared film that I also toned in a selenium bath for the cooler color tone (and print permanence as well).


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 40D & no lens info     Shutter:   1/60 s
Create Date:   2013:07:15 12:38:03     Aperture:   f/11.0
Focal Length   17 mm     ISO:   400
Copyright Info:   n.a.

 

 July 26, 2013  Posted by at 2:57 pm Black and White, Scenery No Responses »
Mar 232013
 
The Gazebo in Niagara on the Lake

The Gazebo in Niagara on the Lake

This is a three shot HDR processed in Photomatix 4.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & no lens info     Shutter:   1/1 s
Create Date:   2012:08:12 06:25:51     Aperture:   f/22.0
Focal Length   27 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer) (Photographer)

 

 March 23, 2013  Posted by at 5:25 pm Pictorial No Responses »
Mar 182013
 

Niagara Falls Sunrise

Niagara Falls photographed on a cold February morning.

 


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & no lens info     Shutter:   1/20 s
Create Date:   2013:02:10 07:12:57     Aperture:   f/14.0
Focal Length   135 mm     ISO:   320
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer) (Photographer)

 March 18, 2013  Posted by at 2:06 pm Niagara Falls, Scenery No Responses »
Sep 272012
 

Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length
105mm
Aperture
f/4
Exposure
1/400s
ISO
125

As simple as this image is, the process in capturing it was not.  To get the nice reflection in the water and to isolate the three reeds from the rest of the clutter of the background meant I needed to get down almost to eye level with the reeds.  The problem though was that Jen and I were on a small trail and the water was about 24” down from the trail.  I needed to get down on my belly, hanging over the edge of the walkway with the wood border of the fence digging into my stomach.  I also needed to be hanging over the edge far enough to get the correct perspective of the in the photo, which were several feet away.  With my arms outstretched, and my stomache being jabbed with the wood, I was able to capture a few shots.   The things we will do for a photo.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM     Shutter:   1/400 s
Create Date:   2012:08:24 16:20:03     Aperture:   f/4.0
Focal Length   105 mm     ISO:   125
Copyright Info:   Copyright © 2012 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 September 27, 2012  Posted by at 9:14 am Nature, Scenery 2 Responses »
Sep 262012
 

Found this thistle a few weekends ago while searching for butterflies and dragonflies.  Happy I found this because the only other thing I found that day were a few damselflies and that was not going as well as I would have liked!


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM     Shutter:   1/80 s
Create Date:   2012:09:16 08:26:19     Aperture:   f/9.0
Focal Length   180 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright © 2012 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 September 26, 2012  Posted by at 9:04 am Flowers, Nature 2 Responses »
Feb 192012
 

I originally posted this many years ago (in 2005) and looking at it now I could make it better.   I reprocessed it, darkening some slightly out of focus leaves and fixing a few others, while of course, making a better monochrome image.

I am much more please with this version.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 10D & no lens info     Shutter:   15 s
Create Date:   2005:06:15 20:33:26     Aperture:   f/14.0
Focal Length   30 mm     ISO:   200
Copyright Info:   n.a.

 

 February 19, 2012  Posted by at 1:00 am Black and White, Macro, Nature Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »
Aug 022011
 

Fireworks explode over the iconic Niagara Falls.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & no lens info     Shutter:   6 s
Create Date:   2011:07:17 21:05:53     Aperture:   f/8.0
Focal Length   24 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer) (Photographer)

 August 2, 2011  Posted by at 1:37 pm Niagara Falls No Responses »
Jul 272011
 

Fireworks over Niagara Falls

A few of us from the Niagara Falls Camera Club decided to brave the throngs of tourists on a Sunday evening in July and this is one of the products of that outing.

Shooting fireworks like this is relatively easy. Set the camera on a tripod, compose your image and manually focus on infinity. Using your Bulb (B) setting, f8, ISO 100, hold the shutter open for as long as you want (a cable release works best for this). This is trial and error of course but the bursts happen randomly and are of different brightnesses. This one was 4 seconds, but I have others at 1 second and others yet at 15 seconds.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & no lens info     Shutter:   4 s
Create Date:   2011:07:17 21:04:01     Aperture:   f/8.0
Focal Length   32 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2011 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 July 27, 2011  Posted by at 9:48 am Niagara Falls, Pictorial Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
Jan 112010
 

Niagara Falls - American Falls

This is the view of the American (Niagara) Falls from Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls. This was shot during Scott Kelby’s 2nd Annual WorldWide Photowalk, which I hosted in Niagara Falls


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM     Shutter:   1/1000 s
Create Date:   2009:07:18 19:45:18     Aperture:   f/2.8
Focal Length   73 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 11, 2010  Posted by at 2:27 pm Niagara Falls, Scenery No Responses »
Jan 102010
 

Niagara Falls

Here is a panoramic shot of Niagara Falls.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM     Shutter:   1/3200 s
Create Date:   2009:07:18 19:38:34     Aperture:   f/4.0
Focal Length   24 mm     ISO:   640
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 10, 2010  Posted by at 2:20 pm Niagara Falls, Scenery Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Jan 092010
 

Sunset on Pog

 


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM     Shutter:   1/30 s
Create Date:   2009:07:09 20:53:49     Aperture:   f/14.0
Focal Length   105 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 9, 2010  Posted by at 2:13 pm Nature, Scenery Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »
Jan 082010
 

The Tiny Ram's Head Lady Slipper

The is the second of two Ram’s Head Lady Slippers I am posting. We were lucky that these were growing under a tree near the trail where we were able to access them without disturbing the environment they were growing in. How small is small? Take a look at this.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM     Shutter:   1/25 s
Create Date:   2009:06:19 14:36:56     Aperture:   f/18.0
Focal Length   180 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 8, 2010  Posted by at 1:06 pm Flowers, Macro, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Jan 072010
 

Ram's Head Lady Slipper Orchid

We were lucky to have found these. They are quite rare and are protected at Singing Sands Beach in the Bruce Peninsula National Park.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM     Shutter:   1/125 s
Create Date:   2009:06:19 13:58:07     Aperture:   f/11.0
Focal Length   180 mm     ISO:   400
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 7, 2010  Posted by at 1:01 pm Flowers, Macro, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Jan 062010
 

Pink Lady Slipper

Scott and I took a trip up to the Bruce Peninsula again last year. We had pretty poor weather but managed to get some good shots nonetheless. This is one of them.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM     Shutter:   1/40 s
Create Date:   2009:06:18 20:19:34     Aperture:   f/6.3
Focal Length   180 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

Jan 042010
 

A Pair of Trilliums on a moss bed


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 40D & EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM     Shutter:   1/60 s
Create Date:   2009:04:26 08:58:11     Aperture:   f/4.5
Focal Length   84 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 4, 2010  Posted by at 1:34 pm Flowers, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Jan 032010
 

Sunrise on Erie


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 40D & EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM     Shutter:   1/60 s
Create Date:   2009:01:04 08:26:06     Aperture:   f/4.0
Focal Length   24 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2008 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 3, 2010  Posted by at 1:28 pm Scenery Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  No Responses »
May 212009
 

Tulip - Niagara Falls Botanical Gardens

It’s been a while since I posted. I shot this last night. I realize it may be dark, but I like the moody, painterly look of it. Photographed at the Niagara Falls Botanical Gardens.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM     Shutter:   1/8000 s
Create Date:   2009:05:20 18:27:13     Aperture:   f/3.5
Focal Length   180 mm     ISO:   400
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 – Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 May 21, 2009  Posted by at 1:41 pm Flowers, Nature, Niagara Falls No Responses »
Jan 212009
 

The way home


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 40D & EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM     Shutter:   1/2 s
Create Date:   2008:10:13 09:14:52     Aperture:   f/13.0
Focal Length   40 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2008 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 21, 2009  Posted by at 11:48 pm Scenery Tagged with: , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Jan 202009
 

Morning Graze

A white tail deer looks up during a morning graze in Letchworth State Park.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 40D & EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM     Shutter:   1/50 s
Create Date:   2008:10:13 08:17:48     Aperture:   f/2.8
Focal Length   200 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2008 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 20, 2009  Posted by at 12:29 am Nature Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Jan 192009
 

Catching the Light

A photographer (Scott) stands upon a large pile of ice on the shore of Lake Erie in the early morning photographing the sunrise.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 40D & EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM     Shutter:   1/1000 s
Create Date:   2009:01:11 09:23:00     Aperture:   f/4.5
Focal Length   24 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 19, 2009  Posted by at 1:47 pm Portraits, Scenery No Responses »
Jan 182009
 

Breaking Through

The sun breaks through the clouds shortly after sunrise one a cold winter morning over Lake Erie. This was shot only about 90 seconds after yesterday’s photo from the same location, though the focal length changed.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 40D & EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM     Shutter:   1/10 s
Create Date:   2009:01:11 09:08:26     Aperture:   f/22.0
Focal Length   24 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2008 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 18, 2009  Posted by at 11:02 pm Scenery Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »
Jan 172009
 

Sunrise over Lake Erie Drifts

Lake Erie reflects the rising sun on an early winter morning as snow drifts reflect the cold, blue, winter sky.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 40D & EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM     Shutter:   1/100 s
Create Date:   2009:01:11 09:07:02     Aperture:   f/7.1
Focal Length   65 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2008 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 17, 2009  Posted by at 1:21 pm Scenery Tagged with: , , , , , ,  1 Response »
Jan 162009
 

Gold 'n Drops

This is another macro photo of the same web as yesterday.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 40D & EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM     Shutter:   1/8 s
Create Date:   2008:08:31 07:35:55     Aperture:   f/18.0
Focal Length   180 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2008 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 16, 2009  Posted by at 5:13 pm Macro, Nature, Uncategorized No Responses »
Jan 152009
 

Web


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 40D & EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM     Shutter:   1/160 s
Create Date:   2008:08:31 07:33:18     Aperture:   f/4.5
Focal Length   180 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2008 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 15, 2009  Posted by at 1:03 pm Macro, Nature, Uncategorized 1 Response »
Jan 142009
 

Dewey Web

A spider web is covered in early morning dew in this end of August photo.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 40D & EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM     Shutter:   1/13 s
Create Date:   2008:08:31 06:49:49     Aperture:   f/4.5
Focal Length   180 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2008 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 14, 2009  Posted by at 1:41 am Macro, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »