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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fiery Sunset near Semiahmoo Mall.

Before the Surrey Leafs game at Centennial Arena on Sunday, October 27, 2013, we decided to park for a while over at Semiahmoo Mall to kill some time prior to the game. However due to some clouds, we saw a gorgeous sunset. With a little tweaking in Elements with the graduated ND filter post-process, I managed to bring out the "fire in the sky" from the sunset.

iPhone 4s photo

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Some Fog and Night Shooting in Richmond.

Went to pick Heather up from Kwantlen-Richmond on Wednesday, October 23rd. Unfortunately, my objective of shooting snow geese never materialized. It was absolutely miserably foggy over at Iona Beach - which thoroughly sucked as far as shooting anything of value.

YVR and Iona Beach were socked in completely with near-zero visibility fog.

Finally gave up and went over to Kwantlen Drive and sat in the Lansdowne Shopping Center parking lot and tried to come up with some photo ideas.

Not really the shoot I expected but when you deal with the elements, you have to learn to switch gears quickly.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Our Afternoon At Serpentine III

More photos of the afternoon that we had at Serpentine on the 13th of October.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Our Afternoon At Serpentine II

There are more shots, but I'm going to be pretty busy with my son's hockey stuff this weekend so I won't have much time to either a) go out shooting (other than my son's game on Sunday or b) go and edit photos.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Our Afternoon At Serpentine

What appears to be a Northern Shoveler, the black beak and non-iridescent head (not an iridescent green) is throwing my ID off.

Two Cackling Geese (they look like stunted Canada Geese - same type of markings, but different physically in the beak and stature) in mid-air flight

Great Blue Heron investigating the reeds.

A Mallard and his mate (debating on whether to put this one up on 500px or not)

Grumpy; not happy. A perturbed Great Blue Heron looks at the photographer with a jaundiced eye as if to say "You're just ticking me off for your own amusement, aren't you?"

Other images forthcoming as edited.

A final landscape shot of Crescent Beach while my son, daughter and I were waiting for my wife to finish off work at a London Drugs store in White Rock.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Experimental Image Blend

Thought I would try an image blend to see if it works.

Friday, October 11, 2013

My Son's 500px site

© 2013 FalconRose Photography, Chris Chikamori

His 500px site is at He is 11 years old and a budding wildlife photographer who enjoys going out shooting with his dad. Please stop by and if you're a member, please like his stuff.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

More examples of (simulated) ND filters on Aircraft

Post-processing ND filters on photos to bring out the background clouds as well as dodging to bring out the proper exposure on the aircraft itself.