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 »
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 »
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 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 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 »
Jan 142009
 

Dragon Fly on Birdsfoot Trefoil

This is a dragon fly resting on a piece of Birdsfoot Trefoil.  Photographed early in the morning, the dragonfly and flower are still covered in dew.  It is hard to see in this size, but I am picking up reflections of the sky in the dew drops.

This photo was obviously not shot recently :)   I will be mixing recent photos along with photos from last year that did not get post, though should have during my bouts of non posting. Feel free to comment on some of the photos.


Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 40D & EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM     Shutter:   1/4 s
Create Date:   2008:08:16 07:14:52     Aperture:   f/16.0
Focal Length   180 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2008 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 14, 2009  Posted by at 12:51 am Dragonflies, Flowers, Insects, Macro, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Jan 122009
 

Resting

Scott found this Fritillary one morning late last summer while out shooting.  With it’s wings closed we could see he was a little beaten up. It wasn’t until he had warmed up enough to spread his wings that I saw just how bad he really was.

The second butterfly Scott found was in much better shape.

 January 12, 2009  Posted by at 2:21 pm Butterflies, Flowers, Insects, Macro, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Jan 052009
 

Morning Rays

This photo, shot on the same day as the previous three photo, seemingly shows rays of light streaming from the clouds. I did this using a long exposure and zooming the lens at the end of the exposure without adjusting focus. I do not remember if I zoomed in or out. I also used this technique on a previous photo (http://potd.chrisempey.com/2008/06/20/20-zoom-zoom/).

Photos shot the same day:
A New Dawn
Sunday Morning on the Lake
Incoming Storm

 January 5, 2009  Posted by at 12:28 am Nature, Scenery Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Jan 032009
 

Morning Storm

While I was out with Scott and John not too long ago, we were standing around talking when we noticed the storm that was off in the distance now much closer. I had time to quickly walk to my camera, spin around and get off this one photo of the storm coming in. This was the start of rain and extremely high winds. There was also and almost immediate 10 degree drop in the temperature.

Jan 012009
 

A New Dawn

The sun peaks over the horizon on a late December morning. Photographed over Lake Erie, this picture shows the sun just rising over the horizon and being reflected in the water on a beach near Fort Erie.

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 January 1, 2009  Posted by at 2:22 pm Nature, Scenery Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Dec 162008
 

Sunrise over Buffalo

The sun has not yet risen over the clouds in this early morning photograph. One of the first snowfalls of the season where we could take some decent photos with the snow but the light, while nice for a short period, did only last a short period.

On a side note, I have been putting together a calendar of my photos for friends and family for several years. This year I have decided to put it online for others to enjoy as well. The calendar may be purchased for $18.00 at http://www.lulu.com/content/4998007.

 December 16, 2008  Posted by at 1:20 pm Nature, Scenery Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »