Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Breakfast at the office; a happy poached egg.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The ubiquitous flower close ups. I really like the detail in the first one.

 This one focussed on the flower centre. The polka dot fabric behind the flower is my umbrella. It was raining! Luckily I had an assistant to hold the umbrella over me while I shot.
 This one focusses on the petals.

Friday, September 16, 2011

This is in my old neighbourhood - Gerrard India Bazaar, or "little India" as everyone calls it. This was taken with a Lumix GF1, 20mm f1.7.
Today some horses came to town. Delegates from Mounted Units all over North America are here for a competition to find the best police horse! They paraded through the streets and stopped at City Hall for a photo op.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The credit for the first two photos goes to my daughter. I set up the camera and handed it to her as I was behind the wheel. She snapped the above photos and then miraculously a parking space opened up right behind that van! I ducked in, got out of the car and got the rest of the shots.



Crossed arms

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

The last day of the Canadian National Exhibition

The human cannonball
The moment of ejection

 The CN tower peeks from between rides

Friday, September 2, 2011

During the race last night I practiced with the 50mm. It wasn't easy - as I was crewing, shooting, and being tossed around. However, I managed a few shots. The weather was generally overcast. For the most part these are uncropped but slightly enhanced.

The fabulous winch:
 The Plum Danish:
 The Quickstep:
 Our usual view of Quickstep - her stern:
 I like this shot. I tried to straighten it but then lost some of the composition so I left it as is:
 Lively is just taking down the spinnaker. I was moments too late:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I rented a Canon 50mm f1/4 lens to try out. At first I had some pretty dismal results. I ran back and forth (even into traffic!) to frame my shot and still nothing looked good. I threw out a lot of photos and many were because of focus issues. I don't seem to have a clue how to focus this lens - I've tried AF and MF and still have issues. I don't know if it's me or the lens. It does seem a bit "loose" especially at the end range.

Today I had to run to Leslieville to pick up something and took my camera along. Here are some shots I took of some pretty cool housing off a laneway. I also played with post production editing. I used the software that came with iPhoto and just played with the knobs till I thought they looked good. I had to shoot in the bright middle of the day.

 This looks to be a very tiny house!