Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

Was Santa good to you this year?  Thus far, I've had a great Christmas.  I received a couple of great new photography tools (among a number of other wonderful gifts), and now I'm excited to get out and use them in the coming weeks!  I hope everyone has had the chance to spend the holidays with loved ones as I have.  Everyone have a gear new year!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Black and White Photography

If you spend the time to go through my galleries at this stage you won't find many black and white photographs.  I'll be honest, I more often than not find that my photographs are much more pleasing when in colour than when they've been converted too black and white.  I'm starting to warm up to it a little more though, especially after taking this gem, from my Around Vancouver Gallery.

As it turns out, it also happens to be an HDR photograph, and I must admit, I think it looks fantastic.  (Of course I suppose I'm more than slightly biased)  So, I'm warming up to a more monochromatic world.  It looks even better as a print - it looks even better framed!  So, what do you think, are you a fan of black and white?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Snow hits Vancouver (part deux)...

A couple of weeks ago I posted about Vancouver's cold weather, and the snow.  Unfortunately the rain has returned.  A rain warning was in place today...  Yuk!

To me Vancouver is one of the most beautiful places in the world for one reason.  Every winter there are a few days when the cloud parts, and you can be on the coast, and see our gorgeous snow covered mountains as a backdrop behind the city.  In the recent snow fall I captured one of those moments at sunset.

I'm in the process of having this printed for myself now, and I'm very happy!  Check out my galleries to purchase your own copy.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Always carry a camera!

For week's I've been trying to find some fog in Vancouver.  Every morning I'd wake up and look outside to see if it's rolled in.  For me, I just haven't had any luck!  This past week I was driving into town from UBC, and voila fog!

Now granted, it's not completely taking over the scene, but at least it is obscuring the other trees in the background.  The moral of the story?  If I didn't have a camera with me, I never would have captured the moment.  As soon as I looked at the field, I immediately pulled over and started taking some pictures.