Month: February 2009

outside of brickworks

outside of brickworks

two days ago, my friend Kara and I went photographing around Brickworks and the Don Valley Parkway in toronto. It was getting dark and cold so we didn’t get a chance to venture inside the closed factories but maybe next time. A huge shout out to my friend Braeden Vanrooy for lending me his sigma 10-22, for which this shot was taken with. Check his site out.

wasteland

wasteland

i’m not even sure where this was, but it was way out in the middle of a field, complete mud and dead trees…so photogenic…not.

have faith in me

have faith in me

this is only a screencap of a video i made for class. it’s a short video and we had to make a story around an object that had personal value to us.
let me know what you think!

monologue:
i gave everything i have, everything i ever had.
success comes with a price, and i won the lottery.
dreams come true…if only i slept more often.

like a son watching his father, i studied my idols
and i did the same things they once had. confidence
comes with the abandonment of fear.

success comes with a price…things you can’t buy back.
i can’t find my way out, and the sound of silence is deafening.

does this make me a man? will my father finally be proud of me?
maybe now he won’t forget.

this is what i have, all that i have left.
and i pray it won’t be fleeting away as quickly as it came.
i wish i could freeze time.

Have Faith In Me from Jared P on Vimeo.

dead fields

dead fields

this is my first try with infrared on my new camera, and i must say it is a lot harder than my sony f828. each shot i had to manually focus, then add my hoya r72 infrared filter to the lens of my camera on a tripod, then expose for about 25 seconds. winter isn’t a very good time for infrared because of the lack of nice vegetation but i thought i’d experiment anyways.

into the icy water

into the icy water

this one relates to the last shot. i thought i’d document mikes shots from a differernt perspective. somehow he climbed down into the foot of the falls and then with hip-weights, got right into the stream to take some photos. i’m sure he’ll have some up on his website eventually www.msicoli.com.

sun, mist, water, ice

sun, mist, water, ice

just behind those branches is a huge waterfall that lead into several other large falls. mike and i discovered it last friday on the way to st. catharines. i can’t remember the name, rockwell or rockway? we climbed down the cliff to get closer to the heart of action.

dripping away

dripping away

last friday it was pretty mild and it was pretty to see the icicles melting away in the sun. i must have taken about 40 shots before I got one with the drop just right.

swaying

swaying

just doing what they do…swaying in the wind. my friend mike and i went out photographing last friday to a few new parks in st. catharines, so some images of rockway and some others i can’t remember the name of will be appearing over the next few days.

just stop

just stop

a stop sign outside a garage on a side street out in the country…ps happy vday to everyone…

victoria avenue

victoria avenue

a shot i took in the middle of november last year. at first i didn’t like it, but something seems interesting about it now. in the shot is my friend mike sicoli. didn’t have a tripod with me, so shot hand-held balanced on the pedestrian overpass at f10 for 15 seconds, iso 400.

sunset walk

sunset walk

here is a man walking down a snow-coated path on the outskirts of york university during sunset around 5pm. on a special note, I am happy to say that this is the 100th consecutive image i’ve posted to this blog. I’ve learned a great deal my first 100 images, i can’t wait to see what the next 100 bring.

life again

life again

practicing photographing more public life, so i figured i’d take some shots of the mass amount of traffic through vari hall at york university. this hall is full with students all through the day. now only if i had a telephoto lens to get some great closeups!

practice makes perfect, but perfection doesn’t exist.

practice makes perfect, but perfection doesn't exist.

i’m attempting to get better at photographing strangers. this is a shot of 3 guys from york university just hanging out. i really liked the framing of the wall on the third, to frame the shot. i didn’t feel that awkward, but I did not have a zoom lens so I was pretty close to him (50mm lens), which made the situation a little harder. thoughts?

one of the first

one of the first

this was one of my first photos taken with my DSLR and lens. i hadn’t even figured out how to focus properly yet, but still something strikes me with the quality of this photograph…and i’ve always been impressed with how well my camera does in low light. f1.4 at 1/80th at iso 1250

no more empty halls

no more empty halls

this is a shot i took before the strike ended where wandering students were at a minimum. today is the fourth day back at class at York University and it is packed everywhere now…there is life again.

sorry, i forgot the basics

sorry, i forgot the basics

i forgot to post a picture of my cat. i know that in order to be considered a true prosumer photographer, i had to post one. better late than never. hewitt is a vicious cat…

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