May 24, 2011 - Two days - Two Sunsets
Sunsets are one of the most photographed subjects you can find, and yes, this fact can lead to boredom with looking at them, and even with shooting them. That said, when I'm up at the beach (Wasaga Beach, Ontario), I have a hard time skipping the sunset.
Sometimes I just watch, but more often than not I pull out the camera and see how I can shoot it differently.
These shots were taken while away for the Victoria Day holiday weekend. The first day there was a thick fog coming off the water, and the sun was shielded, giving off an interesting artistic view. I tried to add some interest by framing the scene with the contrasting dark branches.
On the second day fog was present, but rather than hiding the sun it helped give it an impressive glow. For the second day of shooting I used a 500mm lens and isolated the sun along with some distant shore detail which includes a grain mill and a very distant lighthouse.
As cliche as sunsets may be, the way I see it they're mother nature's nightly work of art, and if you're somewhere you can watch, it's almost always worth the time.More Images:
Mar 21, 2011 - First Flowers of Spring
Sunday March 20th marked the last day of winter, and the start of spring. If you've got even the slightest green thumb, it's probably started itching by now. To get a taste of spring, I headed to the Centennial Park Greenhouse and Observatory, and as you can see, spring is in full bloom there already!
I've been meaning to visit this location for quite a while. I haven't been there for many years and as it turned out, it was a new piece of photography gear that got me to go.
The photos included in this post were taken with a point & shoot camera, namely a Fujifilm Finepix 3D W3, a camera that I've read reviews about since the early W1 version, and only now got my hands on. The camera is intended for shooting 3D photos, and is equipped with 2 lenses and a slew of features that go along with the 3D discipline.
I will be posting more in the way of 3D photos (red/cyan glasses required), however I liked these floral shots so much I decided to process them in regular 2D for your viewing pleasure.
If you have 3D glasses (red/cyan), take a look at my flickr 3D photo set
, and be sure there's more of those to come!
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