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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!