Recently I got into a discussion with someone online about why one should choose to capture images in RAW rather than JPEG. The comment to me was basically “the JPEG looks great right out of the camera but the RAW image looks flat and boring. Why should I bother with it?” The reason is RAW files contain all of the visible light information that is presented in the scene and lets you decide how to develop it. A JPEG file on […]
It’s amazing how strong the ambient light was in the clouds. I was standing on the shore at Long Point Provincial Park in Port Rowan, Canada facing South over Lake Erie. Those lights you see are from the city of Erie Pennsylvania, USA. 55 kilometers (34 miles) away.
This image of Scenic Falls Hamilton Ontario is one of the more challenging images that I have created in quite a while. The sun was quite harsh on the top half of the hill and I was down in some pretty dark shadows.This drastic dynamic range made it a perfect candidate for HDR. I set out by capturing a 5 image/5 f-stop sequence. With the lack of colour at this time of year I made sure to use a circular […]
I recently joined a community on Google+ where people post about my hometown Hamilton Ontario. After viewing a number of wonderful images I was inspired to share this interesting shot that I captured last fall. I was sitting on my deck getting ready to enjoy a beverage and perusing Twitter when a number of local tweets began referencing an eerie fog that was engulfing the lower city. Not one to need much prompting I quickly changed plans, grabbed my camera, hopped in […]
It’s been quite a while since I have had a chance to go out and shoot, just for fun. Recently, Kathy and I decided to take our puppies out for a walk and just let them be dogs. Go, run around in the field and have a good time just playing. I hoped to get a few shots of them on a generic natural background but it took a little planning to achieve success. By incorporating the use of a circular […]
One foggy October morning in Hamilton, Canada. Post Processing All of my images are initially downloaded from the memory card to my hard drive using Adobe Lightroom. For this image some minor adjustments to various colour values and saturation were made, as well a slight vignette was added. Details: Location: Billy Monkley Cascade, Mount Albion Conservation Area Camera: Canon EOS 7D Lens: Sigma 18-200mm Focal Length: 21mm Aperture: f/22 Shutter Speed: 2 sec. ISO: 100 Metering Mode: Pattern Metering Tripod: Manfrotto […]