City and People in Black and White

Hello 2016 – it started out with color and with black and white!

After some baileys and coffee and hot chocolate and deep conversations about meaning of life — no mainly just trying to understand the methods of the fairer sex, we had gone out for a walk with my friend Nick through downtown snapping photos of people and sights.

The city was muted, by the time the sun had set the polar bear swimmers (the annual event where people run into the ocean at english bay) were tired and heading home, couples walked in the fog which was starting to seep into the waterfront parts of the city.

Cab drivers were out, not sitting inside their cars, but they were out standing by their vehicles and spoke in quiet tones – almost in awe at the silence which was now enveloping the city.

Here are some of the photos from the first photo walk through the cold and moist streets of Vancouver (no there was no snow this year in the city) .

Perhaps this deserves to have its own gallery.. we will see!

 

cab drivers in a debate

cab drivers in a debate

2016 black and white vancouver

2016 black and white vancouver

night time

night time

cold hands

cold hands

two on a bike

two on a bike

2016 olympia pizza vancouver

2016 olympia pizza vancouver

 

 

 

Panama Jungles in HDR

Having gone on a long overdue vacation to the jungles of central america, I had brought a fairly light kit with me including my 11-16 DX Tokina.

I am not a huge HDR fan but for some of the jungle shots I had tried to get the 3 exposure shots and here are the results. Enjoy these while I work on the Faces of Central America collection … coming soon!

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in panama jungles – HDR shot

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Panama River in Boquete – HDR shot

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Whats better than 1 4×4 from USSR — 2 4×4 in HDR – cars in panama

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Boquete mountains open up towards the city in the south. HDR

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Taken this one on the street with a lot of street traffic, thus people look like ghosts. Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

 

Ballet Magic

Magic of Ballet captured through the lens. I had the pleasure of shooting two beautiful ballerinas from Mexico they have been performing in Vancouver for about six months. I was able to have them do their magic in the studio last weekend and here are the amazing photos. .

For the techies the shots were made with a 6 foot impact umbrella and a 7 foot parabolic umbrella shooting with a d610 and d5100 using a 24-70 lens. For the flash I used an sb900 commander with sb700 and sb600 slaves. For the seven foot umbrella I used two flashes firing simultaneously into it to provide enough output.

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Shooting through Glass – Vancouver Aquarium shots

This Saturday was a chance to do some non human photography while exploring the Vancouver aquarium. Most of the below shots I took while hand holding my DSLR and all manual everything (105 and 50 mm lenses) . Worked good for slow moving creatures such as star fish or jelly fish, but manual focus is truly a pain in the butt for birds (even if they are just being carried around by a human.)

Check out some pictures below, from the Vancouver Aquarium

 

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 - galleryss.com

vancouver aquarium photos 2015 – galleryss.com

Low Key – with Led Lighting

Last weekend I had a pleasure of working with the beautiful Ann Narky who stroke up some amazing poses and Konstantin who joined her in a few pictures for a couples’ sensual photography shot and then stayed for a couple of candid and head shots).

Their amazing couples shots will be published soon but now for the star of the shoot..Ann

Ann was the star of the shoot – with our goal really focusing on the body and shape and form – a couple of the pictures are attached here. Shooting in the studio was a bit chilly but the camera and the talented model kept going until we ended up with some fantastic pictures.

The setup was a softbox at -2 stops, iso 125, a fill umbrella and a use of my cell phone LED light to add touches of highlights to the body. All shots taken using the Nikon FX with a 24-70 setup.

low key nude - using led light to add detail

low key nude – using led light to add detail

low key nude - using led light to add detail

low key nude – using led light to add detail