Archive 2010

Macro Competition Entries

Published at November 26, 2010

Last night was Camera 35’s ‘Macro & Close Up Photography’ competition. I had these shots in holding for a while now, but now that the competition is done I can post them here. While they didn’t score as well as I had hoped, I’m happy with the result of each of these three. This is actually three shots of the same match at different points in it’s “life”, stitched together in post....


Published at November 22, 2010

I took a lot of panoramic photos while on Skye; here’s another from the Quiraing. ...

The Old Man of Storr

Published at November 15, 2010

I think this is the only photo I have of the old man that I left in colour....

The Old Man of Storr

Published at November 5, 2010

Because of the high-contrast light that we got the morning we hiked up to the Old Man of Storr, I think most (if not all) of my photos from there work much better in B&W than they do in colour....

Tokavaig Pano

Published at November 1, 2010

This one’s from the last day of the photo tour. I’m not sure what the island is called, but I know we were on the Tokavaig peninsula of the Isle of Skye, right next to Dunscaith Castle....

Talisker Bay at Sunset

Published at October 26, 2010

This is a blend of three exposures taken at Talisker Bay on our photo tour. ...

Loch Fada and the Storr

Published at October 24, 2010

This is a six-shot pano of Loch Fada with the Storr (with the Old Man clearly visible) in the background. If you click-through to flickr, you can see the added notes that show just how far the hike was to get up to the Old Man for the photo in the previous post. ...

The Old Man of Storr

Published at October 21, 2010

Here’s another photo from our photo tour. This one is the Old Man of Storr, and involved the hardest hike of the tour: a full hour up a steep incline. ...

Elgol Bay

Published at October 18, 2010

This is my first shot from the photo tour of the Isle of Skye Jen & I did on our honeymoon in Scotland. ...

Aquarium Adventures

Published at September 6, 2010

Over the last few weeks I’ve been giving my 20 gallon aquarium a makeover. I discovered that it had sprung a leak, so I had to drain it (moving the fish to a temporary, 10 gallon, home), strip off all the silicone, and then reseal the whole thing. I decided that this was a good time to re-do all the decorations to give it a more natural look. Here’s the ‘before’ shot:...

Cape Bonavista

Published at August 18, 2010

Two different perspectives on the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse. ...

Last of the Puffin Posts

Published at August 15, 2010

Here are the last two puffin photos I’ll post from the trip to Elliston. The puffins are likely heading back out to sea soon, so I won’t have another chance to see them again until next year. ...

A Couple More Puffins

Published at August 11, 2010

Another two puffin pictures. Getting close to the end of them now, only a few more left to post… ...

More Puffins

Published at August 10, 2010

Another couple of Puffin photos tonight. ...

Puffins in Elliston

Published at August 9, 2010

Jen & I made it to Elliston this weekend to take some puffin photos. This will be the first of a few posts from the trip, so I figured I’d start it off with the cast of characters: And here’s one in flight: More to come tomorrow!...

Sheep Laurel

Published at July 21, 2010

Every now and then when we’re out shooting, Jen wants to borrow one of my lenses. If it’s the one I currently have on my camera, we usually just swap so neither of use has to dig through our bags. In this case (in many cases, actually… it’s her favourite lens for good reason), I got her 100mm macro lens, so I had to seek out something small to shoot....

Tale of a Whale

Published at July 20, 2010

My only keeper from the EcoTours Zodiac tour of the 15 frames I got off before I got too sick to hold up my camera. When I didn’t start the day at 100% I should have known better than to go, but I really wanted to get some puffin pictures....

Chipmunk &' Squirrel

Published at July 7, 2010

Some of the local colour we saw while visiting a friend’s cabin....

Swimming into the Sunset

Published at July 5, 2010

One of my first shots with my new Canon 7D, taken last Monday evening during a walk around Quidi Vidi. Notice that all the ducklings are not quite lined up. I guess sometimes it’s hard to get all your ducks in a row, even if you are a duck yourself....

Ship Cove

Published at July 4, 2010

The last photo from last weekend’s Drizzle Boys outing, Ship Cove....

Gooseberry Cove Fisheye

Published at July 2, 2010

On Saturday’s Drizzle Boys outing Paul and I traded Lensbaby & Fisheye for a little bit. The fisheye is a fun lens to shoot with....


Published at June 30, 2010

Footprints on Point Lance Beach....

Nesting Junco

Published at June 21, 2010

I came across this little bird when I was mowing my lawn. The nest was hidden in the tall grass and I didn’t see it until it flew off, afraid of the weed whacker. Luckily, it came back to the nest and the four eggs left inside....

Morning Paper by the Canal

Published at June 14, 2010

Another Lensbaby shot from Ottawa. This one of an older guy reading his morning paper by the canal....

Central Post Office

Published at June 8, 2010

This is one of the lion statues outside the Central Post Office in Ottawa, and my first Lensbaby ‘keeper’. (Also my first shot processed with the newly released Lightroom 3.0)...

Heaven &' Hell

Published at June 7, 2010

First post from my trip to Ottawa… Let me start by saying that these colours are essentially what they were out of the camera. I was trying to get some neat shots of clouds reflected in tall buildings while I was in Ottawa. When I looked up at these ones through my polarizer, the one on the left turned red, so I had to stop and shoot it....

Lego Traveller in Flatrock

Published at May 23, 2010

I picked up this little guy recently at Toys R Us. He’s called the ‘Traveller’, but I was sold on him when I saw his mini camera. I thought I might start a series of photos of him in different places. I’m not 100% sure how often I’ll do these, but if it becomes a habit, I’ll start numbering them and grouping them together, etc. For his first trip, here are a couple of shots of him in Flatrock....

Topsail Beach Trail

Published at April 24, 2010

We went on a photo outing to Topsail Beach with the ‘Drizzle Boys’ from Camera 35 this morning. These are my keepers for the day, including a HDR of the “cave” that was used to trick us into getting up early enough to meet at 8am. ...

Cape Spear Lighthouse in Fog

Published at April 19, 2010

The functional lighthouse at Cape Spear, on a typically foggy day. Taken as part of the Focal Play’n walk....

A Couple of Wet Prints

Published at April 6, 2010

Here are scans of a couple of wet prints I made yesterday in the darkroom. ...

Inco Floor

Published at March 26, 2010

I just started a new job at the university, working out of the Inco Innovation Centre. This is a shot of the big glass wall, reflected in the glossy tile floor....

Self Portraits

Published at March 5, 2010

One of this week’s competitions at Camera 35 was ‘self-portrait’, this worked out well since Jen bought me a light-stand and umbrellas for Valentine’s Day. Here are my submissions. This last one is because Brian had the idea (that I decided to steal) of ‘pushing the limits’ a bit for these competitions. With Myself”) As a side-note, Jen’s self-portraits are also posted now too (and I’m featured in one!...

Weeping Icicle

Published at February 18, 2010

Icicle under my front step....

Juvenile Bald Eagle

Published at February 11, 2010

One of the juvenile bald eagles hanging around Quidi Vidi Lake....

Lens Cleaning

Published at February 10, 2010

While cleaning lenses/sensor/etc. yesterday, I spotted these neat reflections in my 85mm lens....


Published at February 9, 2010

I was cleaning up my Lightroom catalog recently, and found this photo that I intended to post long ago....

Buttermilk Biscuits

Published at February 5, 2010

I’ve had some time off lately, so I’ve been doing some baking. These are buttermilk biscuits that I made to use up some extra buttermilk before it went bad....

I'm Watching You

Published at February 3, 2010

I made a cheap softbox today, Annie was a (semi)willing subject to try it out on....


Published at January 26, 2010

I picked up a few lemons today and decided that I should shoot one of them....

Self Portrait

Published at January 6, 2010

I haven’t taken many (any) photos lately, so I figured I’d do a self-portrait using the wireless flash trigger Jen bought me for Christmas....

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