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color infrared: pond

color infrared: pond






kara has been bothering me to put up something a little more original. so i went out yesterday and took some infrared photos and colour photos, and stiched them together in photoshop. taken with my sony f828, hoya infrared filters and a couple ND filters on a tripod, 1/30th exposures, iso 64. i apologize for the long loading times, i just though some would be curious to see the combined image as well as the two untouched images.

this world can be beautiful

this world can be beautiful

today is the day we celebrate the sacrifice god made for us. today i put up a panoramic photo i took in 2006 of storm over a lake. showing the beauty of gods work. this is stitched together with 7 images in photoshop, and yes up north does get this bad (and gorgeous) of weather, my post-processing was actually fairly minimal.

same place different time

same place different time

ive posted quite a few images of this place. i take it from the same spot at the edge of a dock, i focus on the sun in the same location. the only thing that changes is time. looking back at all these photos in the summer and their wonderful sunsets and colour makes me so excited for t-shirt weather…

in the sunset

in the sunset

i remember shooting this almost 3 years ago with my sony f828. and i remember trying to light the reeds with my little on-board flash like i see in all the magazines. i have about 10 shots with the flash just lighting the front few feet before i got the clue i couldn’t achieve their effect without big lighting equipment.i still like this shot, even though it was shot in JPG so it was tough to properly level it.

at the foot of rockway

at the foot of rockway

this shot originally sat in my rejected bin…it was taken at the foot of the large rockway falls during the winter. i posted some photos of it earlier. i didn’t like the photo at first because it was wayyy too misty from the falls to clearly see anything. i was able to save a lot of the detail though with some quick processing. so here’s a tree frozen by the mist at the foot of rockway falls in southern ontaril.

the last of winter…i hope

the last of winter...i hope

heres a shot of an interesting ice formation from February. hopefully this is the last we hear of winter, I love the plus temperatures up here in toronto!

wayward signs

wayward signs

a closeup of paint on a tree to help people…like myself, who are lost. i don’t have a macro so this was heavily cropped which is why some weird artifacts are present.

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.

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.

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