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happiness

happiness

mr and mrs darren and amy hendriks, they’ve been married for 5 days now, congrats to them, it was a beautiful ceremony. just though i’d post one more set from their engagement shoot awhile back. i’m almost done school for the semester, looking forward to actually using my digital camera again and shooting something new.

the falls at louth, niagara

the falls at louth, niagara

tuesday night i went out with mike to louth to shoot. we’ve been there before but only in the winter. so much less water and easier access to the upper part of the falls than in winter conditions. this is a 78 image panoramic image that took over half an hour to complete shooting, and days to assemble due to the large file size. add in long computer loading times for even simple processes (levels, etc.) and i have an image that took actual days to capture/edit/process. i’ve been considering making this print on canvas as well, its the largest shot i’ve ever compiled coming in at 1GB in file size and 174.4 megapixels.

lower decew falls

lower decew falls

this is a shot paired with yesterdays. this is the same waterfall but as a panorama. it is a 66.8 megapixel shot (10963 x 6089 = 66,753,707 pixels) made of 25 shots with 8 second exposure each. it took awhile to complete (and even longer to assemble) but i’m happy i did it. i eventually plan on making it a 6 x 3 ft canvas or maybe crop to 4 x 4 ft square canvas.

decew falls

decew falls

the other day michelle, jon, alex, and i went to decew falls in st. catharines. it’s really a beautiful area and a fun hike. heres two 8 second exposures with a flash to freeze them at the lower decew falls. i used some neutal density filters as it was the middle of the day. tomorrows photo is the same waterfall but as a panorama.

the world i want to see

the world i want to see

i was camping on manitoulin island this past weekend. the weather wasn’t the greatest, but good times were still had. i didn’t really take any photos i liked except for this out of focus (on purpose, i promise!) of a small lake on the island. the water there is a beautiful blue/green.

the north

the north

this past weekend i was blessed enough to be able to enjoy temagami for 3 days. it is a remote town in nothern ontario, about 5 hours north of toronto. i spent a few hours in this canoe over the 3 days, and many more over the 20 years i’ve been around it.

moote point

moote point

i’ve been shooting a little bit, nothing too interesting. nothing too motivating (with my current gear setup anyways). then a gorgeous sunset comes like this. i shot this off my front porch and stiched together a number of shots to make this panaroma. its a 120 megapixel shot so if anyone wants to pay big bucks to have it enlarged on canvas, let me know! also, i realize at this width, the photo is a little small so i put a larger version here if you want to check it out.

ps firefox (or any browser for that matter) butchers this, oh well.

the glen

the glen

on saturday i went for a hike/photo outing with a few friends in the niagara region. it was quite the hike to get down to this place, though ive gone here with mike sicoli before…it was only in the winter. this place was much different in the summer, water levels very low that provided access to places i haven’t been before.

growing memories

growing memories

i used to see the leaves of this tree all the time around my old house. kind of miss them, i spotted them in sturgeon by the falls last weekend. i wouldn’t know the name of them but they do somehow represent old times for me.

blue skies

blue skies

i hope everyone had an amazing weekend. i was blessed enough to be able to travel up north this weekend and have some great weather as well. some pretty clouds in the blue skies. a few more shots coming up from the north. going out this tuesday for some more shooting, excited!

in the fields

in the fields

another beauty close-up of plants. that is all i have for updates from my little trip to the niagara parkway, so hopefully my next outing will happen soon as to not let this site be updated for awhile. thanks to all who keep checking it on a regular basis, i’ll have some new material soon.

one and the same

one and the same

a close-up of some flowers seen in niagara falls, one of the parks on the niagara parkway…not sure which one. sorry i haven’t posted much, i’ve been busy with work and the band…saving up for a new flash and lens still! i have a few more photos coming up over the next few days, so keep checking back, and thanks for checking in.

captivating

captivating

this is the same waterfall but taken from above. it was a pretty far drop, by my 80mmm (equiv) lens makes it look tiny. i’m not very happy with the composition, editing, or the colours of this photo. but i think the effect the gathering water at the bottom of the waterfall is too neat not to post. 30 second exposure with a tripod at f16, 2 neutral density filters (hoya nd8 and nd4), iso 100.

on the rocks

on the rocks

me and mike went out shooting again the other day. trying to find some new parks to shoot at, found this little place on ridge road in grimsby. had to do some intensive (and fun) climbing to get to the best waterfalls. 30 second exposure at f8, iso 100, using a tripod and a couple ND filters to make the scene dark enough for silky smooth exposures.

in the wild

in the wild

today my cat came in from outside looking like he fell into a huge…thing of…mud. so i took a few pictures of him and all the dried mud on him before we gave him a good washing…i think hes contemplating how embarrassing these photos of him are…

flowers and all that

flowers and all that

i was going to try and refrain from posting cheesy images…but i took these and they’re not THAT bad…sorry about that though! hope some of you can find some enjoyment in this

infrared: trees and all that

infrared: trees and all that

another infrared shot i took last week. what i found was odd, is when I shoot infrared in JPGs they come out green in colour. When I shoot in raw they come out purple like this. who knew!

and shadows

and shadows

just a shot experimenting with shallow depth of field and some unusual shadows. i apologize for the lack of original photos lately. i’m in the final two weeks of school until i depart into america with my band for tour. i’ll be stopping daily posts on may 5th until later may, but i’ll make sure to post lots of images to make up for it. thanks for looking!

blur

blur

a few days ago i tried something new. i placed some flowers in the sunshine by a window and spent a good 30 minutes photographing them intentionally out of focus and at f/1.4. i have a lot of them that i love, so heres one of them.

color infrared: fields

color infrared: fields

another infrared/colour photo combination. it’s not as noticeable as yesterdays because those green colours are more opt to have weird things happening in infrared. again taken with my sony f828, tripod, iso 64 at f2.0 1/30th with nd/ir filters.

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