Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lost Lagoon Hyperfocal 05 Jul 19 2011

One of my favorite points along the trail that surrounds Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park. I've set the shooting location as close as I can to ground zero for this photo. This shot was taken in Infra Red light and post processed in High Dynamic Range using Photomatix Pro. I used the hyperfocal focusing technique (aka maximum depth of field) to get both the foreground and background as close to focus as possible. And "Yes" - there is an iPhone app to compute the hyperfocal settings for most brands of DSLRs and their lenses. Look for PhotoCalc in the iTunes app store.

The $50.38 Photo - Sunset Beach Macro 08 July 14 2011

Each year one or two photos I capture wind up capturing me and remind me that as photographers what we do, in essence, is act as a conduit for a moment in time. We use our camera to record the moments so we can then share them with others.

We are not the moment just it's custodian.

This was a moment in time one hazy summer day on a beach in Vancouver made all the more 'real' thanks to High Dynamic Range photography (Photomatix Pro) and me being in the right place, at the right time with the right equipment and a solid understanding of depth-of-field. A captured moment perfect enough for me to blow $50.38 to get a 24"x36" foam core mounted version for my living room.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunset Beach Macro 07 July 14 2011

An HDR macro of budding flowers on Sunset Beach in Vancouver. Macro photography never ceases to amaze me it what it can reveal. A very "Alice in Wonderland" feel to this one.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Teasels Just Past Bloom

Teasels just past bloom by VancouverDoug
Teasels just past bloom, a photo by VancouverDoug on Flickr.

Post processed via SnapSeed for the iPad. What I'd call the "Harry Potter School of Photo Post Processing" - pure freakin' magic.

Sunset Beach Macro 16 July 14 2011

One of my favorite flowers at Sunset Beach in downtown Vancouver. I've gone through my National Audubon Society field guide to west coast wild flowers but (currently) I've no idea what this cute little collection of seed pods waiting to burst forth is called.

HDR by Photomatix Pro, Sharpenning by Capture NX/2

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sunset Beach Macro 15 July 14 2011 - Wild Blue Teasel

Here's a collection of wild teasels a few weeks past bloom at Sunset Beach Vancouver. While the moist spring and summer has been a constant source of disgruntle for us humans I'm pretty certain the local flowers have the reverse opinion.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer Raindrops 01 July 14 2011.jpg

This is one of those photos you can get lost in so be careful. :) Taken during a break in the clouds of Vancouver's bummersummer. Grrrr. On the upside though the macro water drop photo-ops are numerous.