February 16, 2008

16. April Wine #1


While in Ottawa, we heard April Wine would be playing a free concert on the Rideau Canal. Leanne and I first saw April Wine together about 15 years ago so thought it might be fun to go see them again. They still put on a pretty good show.

We got there a little late, but still before they went on. We had a tough time finding seats but did find a good place to watch from where we could stand and see them unobstructed. I have a decent ability to navigate my way through a crowd so left Leanne watching while I went up to get some photos. Navigating a crowd full of people with backpacks on is much harder than without them.

I did get up pretty close and was able to get some nice shots of the band. Unfortunately I was not in a position to catch Jerry Mercer on the drums...I love his solo's.

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February 14, 2008

14. Self Portrait as a Shadow


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February 9, 2008

09. Self Portrait


While shooting with Dave on Saturday, we had pretty flat light. With not much interesting to shoot, I set myself up in front of the tripod and shot the most interesting subject I know. Me.

Processed this with an image viewer that I use (FastStone Image Viewer). It is a great viewer with a lot of function, though I am not sure if it was a result of the viewer or a poor original but this looks a little overexposed. I will reprocess it in my regular editor and compare the results.

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January 24, 2008

24. Looking Out


Looking out into the windy lake on a cold winter's day.

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November 11, 2007

11. Self Portrait ... Sorta


I had Leanne take this shot of me after the Police concert last Friday. After I set the camera up, shot her, and showed her how I wanted the image framed, all she needed to do was press the button.

Self portrait... Sorta.

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October 9, 2007

09. Waiting for Something to Happen


Dave and I went to Marineland, here in Niagara Falls, on Sunday. We took some photos of the whales (one you saw yesterday) and this one of a family waiting for one of the Beluga's to swim by.

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September 3, 2007

03. Dave


Dave and I were out last week and I wanted to try some multi light portrait photography. We didn't end up shooting until the light was pretty well gone but Dave agreed to stand in for me again. I had one flash above, to camera right and slightly behind him for this shot and a second to camera left providing a little bit of fill.

Dave wasn't too impressed about me posting photos with the shirt he was wearing so he removed it. The side lighting provided pretty good definition for him as well.

Shot at Dufferin Islands in Niagara Falls.

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August 9, 2007

09. Leanne


A quick portrait of Leanne. I shot this last weekend while we were camping. I used the sun and an off camera flash for light. Using the flash on a high power setting allowed me to overpower the existing ambient light and in turn darken the background.

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July 16, 2007

16. Put the Right Foot Forward


So far I have been married for one month. Apart from the honeymoon (where this photo was taken) it has been a busy month. I am still getting caught up on things from when I was away as well as the time leading up to the wedding. Almost there though.

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July 9, 2007

09. Cyclist


This is another participant from last weekends triathlon. There was a 750m swim, 30 km bicycle ride and 5 km run. Also held that day was a duathlon with a 5 km run, 30 km bicycle ride and then another 5 km run.

As much as I like to exercise, I think this is a little much for me. I have never enjoyed running, though love to cycle.

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July 8, 2007

08. Determination


An unknown participant in a local triathlon.

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June 1, 2007

01. John


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May 15, 2007

15. Nikita #3


This is the third portrait of Nikita I am posting.

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May 14, 2007

14. Nikita #2


The second of three portaits of Nikita.

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May 13, 2007

13. Nikita #1


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May 6, 2007

06. Dave


This portrait of Dave was shot last week. While practicing my multi light setup on a rock, Dave was gracious enough to offer himself as a model and let me get a bunch of practice shots of him. we were at the Upper Niagara River where this photo of the Niagara Falls skyline was taken as the light was going down.

Previous photos of Dave on this photo blog:
Nov 10, 2006
Aug 26, 2006
April 2, 2006
Jan 7, 2006

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April 30, 2007

30. Kink


This is a photo for the first installment of the new Photo Hunt. The topic is Kink.

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March 19, 2007

19. George and the Bicycle Kick


I have been playing soccer most of my life. Soccer is played and watched the world over. I took this photo of George yesterday at my final playoff game for the winter season. Won't be long before we are playing outside again.

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February 27, 2007

27. This is Me


Another self portrait of myself.

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February 26, 2007

26. Breaking Out


I have been away at the NFRCC annual convention for the past couple of days. While there, two of the four prints I had in for competition received honourable mentions. Also, I was awarded the Dorothy Sharpe Award for service to the club. This is the first posting I have done in few days. I will get back on schedule shortly.

This of course is a self portrait as well.

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January 12, 2007

12. Self Portrait


Self portrait shot last summer not too far from Niagara Falls.

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December 16, 2006

16. DDR


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November 10, 2006

10. David


Dave and I were out last night shooting in downtown St. Catharines. It wasn't going very well so I asked him to pose (much to his disliking!) This is that portrait.

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November 4, 2006

04. Leanne


A portrait of Leanne.

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October 18, 2006

18. Row Row Row Your Boat...


The weather has been less than ideal the past few days, so here is a shot to remind people of the summer.

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August 30, 2006

30. Self Portrait


I haven't done much shooting in the past few weeks. When that happens, I look at my most willing subject... me.

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August 26, 2006

26. Don't You Take That Picture


Once again, Dave.

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July 7, 2006

07. Derry on the Fretboard


Derry Grehan of Honeymoon Suite playing the fretboard.

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July 6, 2006

06. Bathed in Blue


Johnny Dee of Honeymoon Suite.

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June 26, 2006

26. Not Your Ordinary Portrait


Ha ha, this is definately not your normal portrait! This is the same dragonfly that I posted yesterday, only this time I shot the front of him. I definately like yesterday's shot of his back better than this one though.

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April 10, 2006

10. Jerry


I was in Toronto last week near Yonge and Gerrard when I saw Jerry playing his guitar. Leanne and I stopped and listened for a little while, then I asked him if I could photograph him. We talked for a little while then Leanne and I continued on our way.

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April 2, 2006

02. Photographing Niagara Falls


I shot Dave, who was shooting Niagara Falls last week. He hates it when I do this.

So, why not review some of my other Dave shots!

Shooting in the brush
Hiding behind a tripod
In a tunnel

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March 19, 2006

19. Leanne


An older portrait of Leanne.

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February 23, 2006

23. Night Light


This is similiar to yesterday's shot. For lighting I have the brightness on the screen turned way up (blue) and the orange in the image comes from the incandescent bulbs turned way down.

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February 22, 2006

22. At the Computer


Lighting in this self portrait (again, I am always available to model for myself!) was supplied by the computer screen.

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February 20, 2006

20. Self Portrait #8


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February 18, 2006

18. Self Portrait #7


Always a willing subject... me!

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February 16, 2006

16. Touch


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January 30, 2006

30. Dominic


Portrait of Dominic.

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January 8, 2006

07. Dave


This is a shot of Dave taken last summer. You can see another shot of him here.

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January 4, 2006

04. Self Portrait #6


I don't really want to complain about the weather, it's been fairly warm so my heating bills should be down, my time spent shovelling has been almost non-existant, but I have not been able to get any decent winter shots.

This is yours truly.

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December 27, 2005

27. James


This is a photo of my brother James taken at our family Christmas party. I have converted the original colour photo to a Sepia toned image.

I have updated this image. It was originally processed on a different computer whose monitor was not colour calibrated and with software I wasn't fully familiar with. I didn't like it once I saw it on a better monitor. The original can be found here

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December 26, 2005

26. Symone


This photo of my niece is a little out of focus, but I love the lighting on it.

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December 22, 2005

22. Self Portrait in a Christmas Ball


This is a self portrait taken looking in a Christmas Ball. I shot it last January at the Niagara Falls Aviary.

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December 15, 2005

15. Self Portraits in a Portrait


This is a shot taken during a much warmer time, this summer. Leanne and I took a trip on the Niagara Helicopters. This was shot there.

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December 7, 2005

07. Leanne


Portrait of Leanne.

Things have been pretty busy around here, mostly getting ready for Christmas. I have a few things I'd like to shoot, I just hope I can find time in the next day or so.

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November 26, 2005

26. Leanne


A portrait of Leanne. She loves being an exhibition for me!

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November 23, 2005

23. Amanda in Black and White


Another portrait of Amanda.

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November 13, 2005

11. Meredith


I think this is my favourite shot of Meredith I have posted so far.

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November 10, 2005

10. Self Portrait #4


I had some portraits to do for homework this week... I am always an available model for myself. I really need to get a decent background.

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November 9, 2005

09. Couple on Bicycle


I shot this couple on a bicycle this summer. It was the only shot I was able to get of them.

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October 24, 2005

24. Wide Angle Portait


Another shot from last Saturday. I am working on a gallery of those images, hopefully up within the next couple of days. Busy busy busy...

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October 22, 2005

22. Meredith


Both Meredith and Katie came out for a second time last Saturday. This is a shot from the second shoot.

I definitely like this shot better than my previous one.

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October 21, 2005

21. Katie (again)


This is Katie again who I I featured earlier in the month. I am not sure which portrait I like better...

Any thoughts on this?

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October 20, 2005

20. Brittany


Like Amanda, Brittany was very energetic about posing for us on the weekend, and though she said she has never modelled before, seemed to have it down very well. I will hopefully have a collection from the shoot on my Gallery later in the week.

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October 19, 2005

19. Amanda


This is Amanda, another model who graciously gave up her time and volunteered to be photographed early last Saturday morning and is eager to do it again. I have at least one more I will post in the coming days, and possible more in the future.

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October 9, 2005

09. Meredith


Another portrait from my session yesterday.

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October 8, 2005

08. Katie


Portraits are one of my toughest challenges. Technically, my skills are decent. However, posing and working with a model I find very difficult, I am sure it is the introvert in me.

This is Katie, one of two models I had a chance to photograph this morning. I was happy with the portrait in colour, but want to explore the world of black and white a little more closely. It may be part of the lull I have been feeling that I talked about yesterday.

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October 6, 2005

06. Kevin


When I was in Toronto on the weekend, I was walking along the north side of Front Street when I heard the sound of bagpipes. Looking around I saw this person, Kevin, playing the bagpipes. What struck me about Kevin was his age, hair, clothing and most importantly, his lip piercing. None of which seemed to fit in with a piper. I spoke with him briefly, learned a little bit about him, asked if I could took a few shots and continued on my way.

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August 3, 2005

03. Winged Silhouette


I have been reluctant to post this one, though I really like it. I have had nothing but good comments from those that have seen it. I just wish I hadn't cut off the bottom of the wing.

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July 6, 2005

06. Chris Murphy of Sloan


This is a photo of Chris Murphy, frontman for the Canadian band Sloan. I first saw Sloan September of 1994 when they played frosh week for Ryerson University at the Toronto Island Park.

Yesterday's Photo of drummer Andrew Scott

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July 5, 2005

05. Sloan in Concert


Leanne and I went to the Friendship Festival in Fort Erie on Sunday night to watch Sloan. I squirmed my way up to the front for a few shots including this one of Sloan drummer Andrew Scott. Thanks to all who let me pass, except for the one lady who told me she was watching her kids, but seemed to be spending a lot more time watching the band, dancing and getting in my way than watching her kids. A little pleasantry goes a long way.

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June 14, 2005

14. Leanne


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May 27, 2005

27. Nadia


I went to watch my niece play her first soccer game this week. While I was there, I was able to grab some nice images of her sister at play.

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May 24, 2005

24. Pain


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April 16, 2005

16. Nicole


This portrait of Nicole was done on the heels of a session with my nieces. I still had some time left and wanted to play around with a more co-operative model.

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April 12, 2005

12. Leanne in B&W


I have been struggling to master creating good black and white images in Photoshop. I was at the annual convention of the Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Clubs for which I am a member of through my membership in the Niagara Falls Camera Club.

I saw a presentation by Ellen Anon which clarified things for me. She also showed me an easier way to colour my black and white digital images.

Also at the convention were Andre Gallant, Tony Sweet and Gary and Joanie McGuffin who put on great show about their 3 month, 3000 KM canoe trip around the coasts of Lake Superior and Georgian Bay.

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April 3, 2005

03. Leanne


This was shot in my studio while playing around with some lighting. I wasn't happy with what I was seeing on the camera screen but still wanted to see what I could make of the images. I am happy with the results.

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March 13, 2005

13. Leanne


This was shot at the same time I was shooting my last two posts. This shot of Leanne was only a test so I could set my exposure and make sure the camera was in focus before turning it on myself but it turned out better than expected for a test shot.

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March 12, 2005

12. Self Portrait #3


Another self portrait as I indulge in a little narcissism. I think I will shoot a few more tomorrow. Then, on to a new subject.

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March 11, 2005

11. Self Portrait #2


Keeping up with my self portrait exercise...

I have converted this to a duotone because I wasn't sure if I like the colour in it. A straight Black and White was also not quite striking enough for my taste's.

Those who have known me for a long time may remember this pose. I have a similiar shot from 10 or 11 years ago which I think was a stronger image.

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March 10, 2005

10. Self Portrait


Self Portrait. I think I may do a series of these. Satisfy the vanity in me.

Happy Birthday Mom.

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February 8, 2005

08. Symone


Portrait of Symone

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February 3, 2005

03. White Bird


This is another shot taken at the Niagara Falls Aviary on the weekend. I played around with modifying the color space (now greyscale). Not sure if I like it as it is, it might be a little too warm.

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February 1, 2005

01. Silver Cheeked Hornbill


This Silver Cheeked Hornbill was shot at the Niagara Falls Aviary.

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