Sunday, September 30, 2007

Outdoor Photography Canada magazine & Singh Ray blog

Check out the latest issue of Outdoor Photography Canada to see my cover shot/story on fall photography in Algonquin Provincial Park. For all of us patriotic Canucks, it's worth subscribing to support this excellent magazine. Credit to the publisher Roy Ramsay for his hard work to launch and establish the mag!

And if you find yourself surfing the net, stop by the Singh-Ray blog to check out my tips for using the Singh-Ray Gold'N'Blue polarizer.

Hope everyone is having a great autumn - happy shooting!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Landscape photo tour

Just caught up on sleep after hosting my Bruce Peninsula landscape workshop/tour this past weekend. Thanks to Clara, Pat, Mara, Steve, Michael, Wendy, Sylvia, Brian and Craig for good company and great photos! We had some outstanding shooting conditions and everyone left with fantastic photos.

Sylvia Fletcher caught this photo of me getting smashed by a huge wave. I was trying to shoot waves crashing into the shoreline and got a bit overzealous. I turned at the last second, saving the camera from almost certain destruction by sheltering it close to my body - fun!
[the wave almost knocked me off my feet]

Dreamy conditions at Halfway Log Dump.
EOS 1DSm2; 70-200/2.8; Singh-Ray warming polarizer LB and ND grads.

Sunset over sand ripples at Singing Sands.
EOS 1DSm2; 17-40/4; Singh-Ray Gold'n'Blue polarizer and ND grad.

Happy shooting!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

More Algonquin photos

My trip to Algonquin Park a couple days ago was unusually productive for such a short amount of time (one night). I shot the loons (previous post) in the evening and these landscapes the next morning.

First 3 landscapes:
EOS 1DSm2; 17-40mm; Singh-Ray Blue n Gold polarizer plus ND grads

Fisherman on misty river:
EOS 1DSm2; 70-200/2.8; Singh-Ray Warming Polarizer

Monday, September 03, 2007

Common Loons (first photos with new lens)

I bought a 500/4 IS lens on Friday to replace my older (non IS) 600mm. Naturally I had to test it out, so I headed to Algonquin Park for a couple days. These are the first photos I shot with it.... taken from my kayak using a small tripod that fits in the cockpit and a Wimberley head.
All I can say is WOW - why did I wait so long to buy this lens?

EOS 1DSm2; 500/4IS; 1.4x TC