Monday, January 30, 2012


I haven't posted in two weeks or so, so tonight I must shoot something! Well, that's always when inspiration is hardest to find. So, I fiddled around the garage, and came back with something little. Yellow. Different.


These are painters pyramids, used to hold up things when you need to paint or stain both sides. Cool little tools, and I wanted to play with the repeating shape somehow. I'm not overly happy with this shot, but I couldn't quite figure out what to do with them...

On the plus side I brought out my lightbox, LP160s and did my first set-up shot in a while. I have to get out of the house with camera more, but it was nice to play with some photo gear.

Friday, January 13, 2012


I feel like tofu tonight!

If you don't already know, I'm a vegetarian and have been for about 10 years now. This means that we do a lot of cooking at home and I *love* to cook.

Tonight was southern-fried tofu sandwiches on thick sliced fresh whole wheat bread, veggie bacon, edam, red onion, spring mix and roasted garlic and chili aioli.


Yes the sandwich was as thick as it looks. Yes it was as tasty.

I'm finding this photo setup so handy - once again this is the 60mm macro with the flash on-camera with an omnibounce. I could have used a reflector below and in front of the sandwich in hindsight, but I really like the results from this setup.

Shot at ISO 200, 1/100th shutter and f/5.6 handheld. The flash was set to E-TTL at -1 stop since it can drastically washout the image when you are shooting this close.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wet nose, warm heart.

We are dog sitting for friends, and today Shamrock the Shih Tzu was my model. I was still set up from the conservatory, so I went semi-macro with him once he sat still.

Once I started looking at him, I realized that the little guys face is all about texture so that's what I wanted to capture. I went monochrome to highlight that. I also like his pouty little lip.

Wet nose, warm heart

Take with my 7D and 60mm Macro at ISO 100, f/4, 1/100th shutter. It was sharpened, desaturated and the contrast adjusted in post-processing.

Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 kicks off!

So I guess the question is: Is this a Project 365? Well considering this first post is on January 2nd, not the 1st, probably not. What it is a commitment to get out and shoot this year. If it's daily so be it, if not so be it. I'm going to call it Project 2012.

So, one of the things I will do to get this thing going again is going back to the places and shots that inspired me. As such, the kids and I went to the Assiniboine Park Conservatory today.

Here are my three best shots of the day:

Red-White Poinsettia

Flame Spiral


For those of you still following me, thank you!