Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Good Stuff

I wouldn't call myself a wine connoisseur, but I do know what I like and what I don't like. I like a lot of the stuff the Santa Barbara Winery puts out. For the most part they taste great and the prices are reasonable.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Wild Animal Park

These are several of my favourite images from the Wild Animal Park last Sunday. The full gallery is here.

Technical Specs: Nikon D700, 200-400.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Scale

For some reason I find this scale in Old Town San Diego interesting.

Technical Specs: Canon 450D, 17-55 @ 31mm, f/3.5, 1/200s, ISO 200.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

San Diego Zoo

Just a few images from the San Diego Zoo on Saturday. As I process the pictures, I am seeing that virtually none are out of focus and most are pin sharp. Definitely very happy with the 200-400 even if it is a bit heavy.

Technical Specs: Nikon D700, 200-400 f/4 VR.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pelicans in La Jolla

A couple of images from Saturday morning in La Jolla. Unfortunately the Pelicans are most colorful in January/February and the light wasn't great but these are still decent B&Ws. I took only the 200-400 and TC this weekend and was very impressed with the performance of the lens.

Technical Specs: Nikon D700, 200-400 f/4 VR + 1.4x TC, f/7.1.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Another Maya B&W



Technical Specs: Canon 1Ds3, 85L II, f/1.6, 1/80s, ISO 400.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cute Overload

Maya has learned to sit somewhat stably this week.

If these two aren't enough for you, there are a few more over on her blog.

Technical Specs: Canon 1Ds3, 85L II.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Trilliums

When I was in Waterloo last week, on Wednesday morning I walked up to Bechtel Park to photograph the Trilliums.

Since picking a Trillium flower is so damaging to the plant in many states one cannot pick or transplant a Trillium flower. It is also the emblem of Ontario.

To my knowledge the growth and cultivation of the plant is difficult, though it does seem to be quite abundant and is not in conservation danger.

Technical Specs: Nikon D700, 105 VR micro, SB900 fired with some images.

Pictures from Toronto

A couple of images I took while in Toronto last week. This is the Toronto City Hall. This building had a cameo in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation titled 'Contagion'. Near the end of the episode as Picard and the others are standing by "The Gate" showing different worlds, this building is one of those locations.



Sunday, May 10, 2009

Congratulations Mike & Angela

Last night was the main reason we were in Ontario, to attend Mike and Angela's wedding. We had a great time and hope you guys have a great time on your honeymoon!

Technical Specs: Nikon D700, 24-70 @ 70mm, f/2.8, 1/30s, ISO 6400.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Waterloo Train

Another image from my walk on Thursday morning. This train runs from Waterloo to St. Jacobs, sadly in all the time I lived in the K-W area, I'd never taken this train.

Technical Specs: Nikon D700, 24-70 @ 45mm, f/8, 1/200s, ISO 200.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Perimeter Institute

Another picture from my walk around Waterloo park yesterday.

Technical Specs: Nikon D700, 24-70 @ 24mm, f/8, 1/160s, ISO 200.

Rocks

I went for a walk around Waterloo Park and the Perimeter Institute yesterday morning, taking a few pictures. This was one of them.

Technical Specs: Nikon D700, 24-70 @ 70mm, f/2.8, 1/2000s, ISO 200.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Trees

I've been in Waterloo for most of this past week. I took this from the deck of the room of the B&B I am staying in.

Technical Specs: Nikon D700, 24-70 @ 70mm, f/5.6, 1/100s, ISO 900.