Thursday, March 18, 2010
Some may not understand "why" I took a certain photograph. Others may find it quaint. But to each their own. I shoot photography not because someone else likes it, but because I want to. An innate need to do something that can't be voiced other than by visual means. So if you like this: that's great. If you don't like this: Good for you too. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion.
I enjoy photography, it's a hobby as well as an occupation for me. Everyone sees the world through their own eyes. It just means that my perception differs from yours. There is no wrong way to do photography so long as the meaning of the image comes across if there is any "deep" meaning. You can even play around with exposure as long as you convey what you wanted to convey. That is the essence of photography.
Here are three pictures with no other meaning than: "I wanted to take a picture of whatever that was in the picture...so I did..."
© 2010 FalconRose Photography
© 2010 FalconRose Photography
© 2010 FalconRose Photography
As I said...there's really no meaning other than "I wanted to take this picture". And let me end this post on a note: If you're not enjoying photography anymore...THEN you're doing something wrong." Don't let anyone take the joy out of your photography. After all having fun behind the viewfinder is the most important thing.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
With Vancouver’s rainy weather, it is not surprising that Vancouver is listed as one of the worst places to do photography in unless you have a weather resistant camera like a Nikon D200/300 or pro-grade D3/D3X camera. I think the Canons are also weather resistant as well, but I’m not as familiar with that brand as with my Nikon cameras.
Many people talk about photographer’s vests: those tacky looking vests that have dozens of pockets to put stuff into like batteries, memory card cases, AA battery cases for one's flash...etc etc etc, your remote trigger cords, filters (in their cases)...and what not. Well up here, a photographer’s vest isn’t enough with the copious amounts of rainfall that we get in the Lower Mainland (it’s raining right now as I write this).
As you can see from the photos, it's got all sorts of pockets on the interior for keeping the spare batteries warm on a cold day as well as exterior pockets for keeping other equipment on your person. That way then you don't have to take a huge day pack, you can get by with a camera bag that's lighter than usual, because your jacket's carrying the rest of your stuff.
The jacket exterior...
The two right pockets (exterior)
The two left pockets (exterior)
These next two sets of pockets are perfect for 2 batteries a piece. So frankly you could potentially have two batteries (EN-EL3s or BP-511s) or one EN-EL4a in each internal pocket (staying warm for use).
Interior pockets (left side)
Interior pockets (right side)
Thanks, Dad...I'll always be remembering you when I'm wearing this jacket during my outdoor shoots.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
This first shot shows the curve of the building really nicely which gives the building a nice open feel. The wide open rafters that you can somewhat see in the building also makes for a very airy view.
This second shot shows the westward side of SFU-Surrey Campus and shows a little of how the light plays with the angles of the building. I kinda feel fond of this shot because it's the first time I've actually taken a really long-exposure shot. I'd like to try at least a minute on my next nite architecture shot, but I find that it may cause a lot of glare in the lamps. I'm going to have to take a good hard look at this before I start doing this to make money because I do want to specialize in night-architecture photography.
Foutains by Canada Place © 2007 FalconRose Photography
False Creek by Cambie Bridge© 2007 FalconRose Photography
Through the Lens Hood © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Looking Up Howe Street (digital watercolor) © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Canada Goose (Lensbaby effect) © 2007 FalconRose Photography
False Creek Water Taxi Approaching © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Zoom Airlines Airbus A320 © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Waterfront Station Terminal © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Vancouver Panorama from SkyTrain # 2 © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Vancouver Panorama from Sky Train # 1 © 2007 FalconRose Photography (a black & white)
United Airlines Boeing 767 © 2007 FalconRose Photography
North Shore (panorama) © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Lufthansa Airbus A340 © 2007 FalconRose Photography
FedEx Airbus on Tarmac © 2007 FalconRose Photography
The View from Canada Place © 2007 FalconRose Photography
And there we are...that's all the photos that I have edited so far from the Archives.
False Creek at Dusk (panorama)© 2007 FalconRose Photography
Storm Clouds at Dusk © 2007 FalconRose Photography
(taken at Vanier Park)
Last Glow of Twilight © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Clouds over West End © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Granville Island Public Market Sign © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Playtime at the Beach © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Definitely a bit cold that day.
Now here comes a whole series of Bald Eagle Shots which were shot at Vanier Park. This is where I wish I had that 400mm f/2.8 or 600mm f/4.
Bald Eagle at Kits Point # 4 © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Bald Eagle at Kits Point # 3 © 2007 FalconRose Photography
There were several photographers clustered around the tree the nest was in, and that poor male bald eagle was pretty antsy. This next picture almost looks as if the eagle is asking "When are you idiots going to go away???"
Bald Eagle at Kits Point #2 © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Bald Eagle at Kits Point # 1 © 2007 FalconRose Photography (a black & white)
1 more post with 15 photos comin' up.
Welcome to Part 4 of my archived photos...the ones that I never got around to editing until now. Unfortunately, there are more of them that I still haven't gotten around to editing yet. I guess I'm just a little lazy on that account...
The False Creek Water Taxi Turns© 2007 FalconRose Photography
Some other pictures of White Rock from when we went the last time.
Noisy damned seagull!
Yap Yap Yap © 2007 FalconRose Photography
White Seagull on Rock © 2007 FalconRose Photography
(don't know if it's the same seagull as the previous pic)
The White Rock © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Looking down White Rock Pier © 2007 FalconRose Photography
White Rock Pier © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Sailboat at Dusk © 2007 FalconRose Photography
The Amtrak Train © 2007 FalconRose Photography
(end White Rock Photos)
Watching the Storm Clouds Roll In © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Tranquil Pond © 2007 FalconRose Photography (a black & white)
With this post that means I've still got 2 more posts with the last being 15 photos.
Burrard at Night © 2007 FalconRose Photography
This was taken when I was coming home from my parents' place one evening, I decided to walk it over the Burrard Bridge. Decided to tweak it in "oils filter". Still looks like a photo though.
Reflections of Light on Trees © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Snow on Trees near Joyce Skytrain © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Christmas Lights on West Boulevard © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Red Maple Leaves © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Autumn Leaves on the Boulevard © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Storm Clouds Form behind Canadian Flag © 2007 FalconRose Photography
False Creek Waterfront © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Water Taxi on False Creek Waterfront © 2007 FalconRose Photography
False Creek Water Taxi © 2007 FalconRose Photography
Well, folks, I'm going to be putting these up 10 at a time so that you don't have to scroll like mad through them to see them all. That means I've still got 3 more posts with the last being 15 photos.
For those of you snapping. Happy shooting.