On occasion I like to create some photographic challenges for myself. Today I decided that I would venture out to a familiar area and allow myself only one photograph for each stop that I made. The challenge included being limited to one camera and one lens. I also set a time limit of one hour during which to capture all of my images. So… I grabbed a camera and headed out for my Niagara Parkway challenge.
Many of us when travelling are inclined to go off the beaten path and do some exploring. This article shares a selection of images captured during a visit to Toe Head, Ireland.
As is often the case, I was up before dawn this morning and working in my office. I happened to look out from my second floor window towards Lake Ontario and saw some incredible colours developing. I quickly grabbed a camera and headed out to capture a few images of a Grimsby harbour sunrise.
This article shares a selection of images captured hand-held with a Nikon 1 J5 and an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. The creative spark for this article came from Anders, one of our regular readers. The primary objective of the article is to do a brief comparison of J5 and E-M1 Mark II straight out of camera (SOOC) jpeg images. We have also included some corresponding samples of images created from RAW files after some post processing was done to them.
This article discusses compression as a composition tool. It illustrates how our choice of focal length impacts image compression. When we’re first starting out on our photographic journeys, we sometimes see focal length choice in a binary manner. For example… telephoto focal lengths for nature, and wide angle focal lengths for landscape. Broadening our use of focal lengths increases our creative latitude.
Sometimes when we buy a camera, a standard kit zoom lens is included in the package. The quality of these lenses can vary quite a bit and some folks rarely, if ever, use them. This article features a selection of images captured by my wife during our last trip to New Zealand. All of her images were taken hand-held with a Nikon 1 V3 equipped with a 1 Nikkor 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 PD kit zoom lens. Continue reading Travel Photography with a Kit Zoom Lens
The Niagara Gorge runs for about 11 kilometres (~6.8 miles) along the Canada/United States border. On the Canadian side, there are a few trails along the gorge that allow hikers to get reasonably close to the Niagara River. One of those trails leads to the Niagara Whirlpool. This article shares a few photographs captured during a recent hike on this trail. Continue reading Niagara Gorge Forest Walk
During a recent hike to the Niagara Whirlpool I found myself pondering a few options with my images. This article shares a few basic forest photography composition considerations. Continue reading Forest Photography Composition Considerations
If you’re like me, from time to time you let your spirit of adventure take hold, grab a camera, and drive about letting your inspiration find you. This short article shares some images captured while I was wandering in Wellington County. Continue reading Wandering in Wellington County
During our travels, my wife and I often meet folks from other parts of the world. One of the things that we always find interesting is the number of people we meet that list seeing Niagara Falls as one of their travel objectives. For us, this part of Southern Ontario is only a 40 minute drive away. This short article features a selection of photographs that depict some of the evening colours at Niagara Falls. Continue reading Evening Colours at Niagara Falls