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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Moon Wallpaper

In the name of distributing neat shots, I've come up with a pretty cheese wallpaper. This is just a crop of the original shot, at native resolution. Click on the image for the full size (1280x1024) picture of the full moon.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007


Tonight was the first installment of the HSBC Celebration of Light. Instead of the usual trek down to Kitsilano beach, where I usually go, I headed up to 8th and Trimble, well away from the fireworks. I'd heard before that that was a decent place to be. Alas, I went up there, and couldn't really find a great place to sit, but I didn't want to head back to kits beach - so we staked out a spot and got ready to be disappointed.

In fact, once the fireworks started, I was pleasantly surprised. The combination of my zoom lens and some good dumb luck had me clicking away from start to end. Out of about 250 pictures I took, nearly 200 of them "turned out". An unheard of ratio, for me.

This one isn't the best - but it's one of them. Click on the picture to check out the whole gallery.

EDIT: Sorry - I've moved my galleries around, and this one is no longer available.


Monday, July 23, 2007

Evening Moon

Thought I had to share an image I took this evening...


Thursday, July 12, 2007

Dog Photography

Time for another photoblog entry - This time with a little more news. I mentioned the other day that I thought I'd found a good business opportunity in my neighborhood, and that I'd say a bit more about it in a day or two. Well, it's been a bit over a week, but I've procrastinated long enough: Dog photography!

Ok, after the title of the post was dog photography, it probably doesn't have as much of a punch as if I'd been a bit quieter about it, but there it is.

As part of my service, you get:
  • A half hour of my time in the location of your choice

  • A CD of all the pictures taken of your pet - High-resolution JPGs

  • A public web page of your pet to share with your friends (apx 4x6 size, hosted for one year)

  • 10 free 4x6 prints of your choice

  • Unlimited "at-cost" prints

And how much does this service cost? Only $50.00

Since I promised this would be a photoblog entry, here's a picture of Libby, taken this evening at the park.


Sunday, July 1, 2007

Photo Blog

I have two things to say today. The first is that I'm thinking of doing some free-lance Photography in the Kitsilano/Granville area, as I've found an interesting business opportunity. I'll blog a bit more about that in the next few days.

The other thing is that I'm going to start doing more photo-blogging. As a first step, This is a picture I took this morning. Enjoy.


Thursday, February 22, 2007

New Lens

I finally got around to buying a second lens for my camera today. I've been waiting for some money to come in, which it did, and I had to go splurge. Well, it wasn't an impulse buy, but it was a splurge. I plan to do some travel photography in the fall, and I don't want to be learning a lens when I'm visiting Stonehenge. Instead, I now have the summer to practice with it, and learn just how to squeak out the best shots.

Is one paragraph of suspense long enough? I thought so too. I bought the Canon EF 70-300 IS DO USM lens today - Canon's only DO lens, and as far as I know, the only real DO lens out there with any decent optics. No, I won't claim to be an expert on Diffractive Optics, not by a long shot.

Anyhow, some quick notes on the lens: it's heavy, it's wide, it doesn't actually fit well into my Crumpler 4 million dollar home (my camera bag) if I have my other lens (EF-S 17-85 IS USM). On the other hand, it's short - VERY short. Unless you have the lens hood on it, however, as the lens hood is nearly as long as the lens itself. That was a surprise for me.

Not being one to leave a toy un-played with, I've taken a few pictures already. One of which was a picture of my monitor from across the room. The impressive part was zooming in to read the text, and see the mouse pointer. I think I'm going to like this lens. Keep an eye open for a few new pictures on my gallery, once we get a decent sunny afternoon.