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)

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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.


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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 »
Jul 142008

Waiting to Take Flight

A butterfly sits perched atop a piece of dewy grass awaiting to take flight after a night’s rest. I converted this photo to black and white in Photoshop then added back in the orange from the butterfly’s wings.  This was done for a Facebook competition. i will post the full colour version tomorrow.

Jul 072008

Dee Cernile
My brother James, and I went to Arizona’s Taps and Grill on the weekend to see Sven Gali play live.  We’ve been fans of the band since the late 80’s when they started playing local clubs.  I first saw them close to 20 years ago when they were playing a local cultural center, long before I was old enough to get into the clubs. The band had split up for some time in late 90’s and reunited last year for one show.  This summer they are back playing at least three shows.

Like my recent previous concert shots, this photo of Dee Cernile was shot with the Canon G9.  The camera has been great so far.  A little noisy in low light situations like this (especially above ISO 400) but still usable. Converted to black and white, great looks.  I like the tradional concert photo look of this one.

Jun 282008

Rocks along the beach on Georgian Bay

Rocks along the beach on Georgian Bay.  This was shot with my new Canon G9 I had been looking at them for a while as I wanted a good camera I can carry around with me without always having to take my SLR and assortment of lenses.  The G9 has full capability, a Canon Digic III sensor and will sync to my existing Canon flashes if I need it too.  In the words of Monty Burns… Excellent!

 June 28, 2008  Posted by at 12:16 pm Black and White, Nature, Scenery Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  No Responses »