Archive for the ‘Living Things’ Category

Green Ferns

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
Green Ferns

A bed of lush green fern found on the Fundy Trail. Slight exposure and saturation boost was employed.

Hopewell Rocks, N.B.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009
Hopewell Rocks, N.B.

Located on the Bay of Fundy, the Hopewell Rocks are unique formations that can be explored both by sea kayak or on foot, thanks to the world’s largest tides. I managed to arrive at low tide (or slightly thereafter) and was able to walk around the many “flower pot” formations, such as the one pictured here.

Of all the shots I took today, I think this is my favorite. In general, the lighting was difficult with the sun casting most of the rock formations in silhouette. The masses of tourists also didn’t help, as they were constantly in the shots. The location of this formation allowed it to be lit from the side, providing some detail in the rock. It was also located away from most of the other formations so the tourists didn’t find it (except for me of course!).

Sunrise Over Toronto

Saturday, May 9th, 2009
Sunrise Over Toronto

On my way out the door to catch an early flight, I noticed the sun rising over the city. The sky was a brilliant orange-red colour and I just had to capture it. Screw the waiting taxi, I thought. And I grabbed my camera.

Just as luck would have it, a flock of birds flew across the scene, adding some life to the image. I’m really happy with this one!

This image is unaltered, except for being cropped. It was shot through my living room window, in manual mode (which is rare for me to use, but was a lesson learned from my shots of the sun rising over Uluru in Australia). I basically set the aperture and adjusted the metering until the results met my liking. My lesson learned from this shot: I should have used a better lens, like my 70-200L. Oh well, next time… ­čÖé

Purple Tulips

Sunday, February 8th, 2009
Purple Tulips

Winter is dragging on… I wish spring would hurry up and get here, or I were at least some place a little more tropical and interesting (yes, I’ve been longing for Australia again…)

This photo was taken in Ottawa at last year’s annual tulip festival.┬á┬áIronically, they’re having a worse winter than we’re experiencing here in Toronto. ┬áNothing special about the photo,┬áI just thought the colours were cheery.

Scotty

Thursday, February 5th, 2009
Scotty

A Scottish Terrier pulls on his leash next to the Rideau Canal, in Ottawa.