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 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 »
Jul 122008
 

Tee Off

I was golfing with a friend of mine earlier this week.  Last time we were out, she told me I should bring my camera next time… to me that is an open invitation to shoot someone.  She wasn’t happy but I did get some good photos anyway.

This was on the 16th hole at a local golf course.  The sun was beginning to set and we were teeing off into the sun.  I thought it was a perfect location for a silhouette.  Turned out it was also a perfect location for me to lose another ball!

 July 12, 2008  Posted by at 7:51 pm Portraits Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Jul 082008
 

Poppies Looking to the Sun

This is a bit of a landmark image for me, photo #1000. I started this photo blog on February 1st, 2005 (after having previously displayed my images on another one of my sites for several years) with a photo of a Silver Cheeked Hornbill and posted daily up until a little while back.

Today’s photo, shot on my recent trip to the Bruce Peninsula with Scott is of poppies growing wild along the roadside. I am sure they had been part of a garden at one time, but the area appears to be overgrown now.

I hope to continue daily posting.  It does get tiring at times, and sometimes I need a little inspiration to put up a new photo.  I can’t say I will make another 1000 photos but I will give it a shot. The important thing is not to stop.  After a while, it almost becomes an addiction.

I haven’t done a good job up so far of advertising it, but many of my images here are available for sale but I hope to have that rectified shortly.

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 302008
 

Fish Plays live at the Mod Club in Toronto

I was in Toronto last night to see Fish in concert live at the Mod Club.  Previously the lead singer of Marillion, I have been a fan of Fish and Marillion since I was about 12.  I missed him last time he was here, about 10 years ago, so would not miss him this time.  I worked my way to the front of the stage where I was able to get in a few good photos of him.

 June 30, 2008  Posted by at 10:37 pm Portraits Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Jun 292008
 

Gord Lewis of Teenage Head Plays Live

Taking a break today to post some concert photos.  My friend Julie and I went to the Friendship Festival in Fort Erie and watched The Spoons, Helix and Teenage Head play. This is a photo of Teenage Head guitarist Gord Lewis.

Tonight I will be in Toronto to see Fish so hopefully will have some shots from that show to put up as well.

 June 29, 2008  Posted by at 7:28 am Portraits Tagged with: , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Jun 272008
 

A slow shutter photo of Hoggs Falls.

A slow shutter photo of Hoggs Falls.  This was shot at ISO 100, 1 sec exposure and f22 with the use of a polarizer.  The polarizer was partially to reduce the glare on the water but mostly because I could use it slow the water down one and a half to two stops (the difference between 1 sec and 1/4 second exposure).

 June 27, 2008  Posted by at 9:30 pm Nature, Scenery Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Jun 252008
 

Watching The Sunset

I shot this group of three people on the end of the peer across from the cottage I was staying at on my recent trip to the Bruce Peninsula.  There was a thunderstorm approaching from the south and the rest of the sky was lit up in this amazing wash of red.  I thought the placement of the people against the dramatic sky would yield a nice photograph.   We did not get to shoot too much longer as the rain came and we hurried into the cottage.

 June 25, 2008  Posted by at 1:44 pm Scenery Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  No Responses »