For the most part, the weather was cloudy and overcast, rainy and cool, less than favourable conditions for any vacation let alone one of a photographic nature.
During a trip to Costa Rica last year, I was drawn to this majestic rock on a point near Playa Conchal. After the sun had risen, this jagged rock jutting out from the ocean looked absolutely majestic against the back drop of a clear blue sky. But the harsh sunlight created an extreme dynamic range of exposure, the perfect fit for some black and white pictures.
Taking long exposures on digital cameras is not without problems, namely in the form of hot pixels. During long exposures, the camera’s sensor heats up creating hot pixels which show up as red, green, and white dots.
So what started as a mistake ended up being the best picture of the weekend. And while every morning brings the promise of a beautiful new day, sometimes a mistake may just be the perfect start to a day.
The Loyalist Parkway and Bath Road (hwy #33) winds its way along the edge of Lake Ontario from Picton to Kingston, Ontario. The shoreline along this route is dotted with trees listing south towards the sun, leaning precariously over the water.
My goal while I was at Killbear, was to use the Big Stopper to create some long exposure pictures to give water and waves a mystical, smokey, foggy look.
Despite living in the Toronto area for most of my life, I had never been to the Scarborough Bluffs before. Needless to say, without really scouting out the area, I was at a loss for the best locations to take the pictures. So a trek to Scarberia in the early morning for a little reconnaissance mission was in order.
While visiting some friends in Port Maitland, a small community on the North shore of Lake Erie in Ontario, I wanted to get some pictures of the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is located on the end of a long pier at the mouth of the Grand River. Countless people flock to the Grand River, and specifically the pier, for fishing. In …
On a recent trip to Niagara Falls, I had an opportunity to play around with the Lee Filters System. I took pictures with and without the big stopper and placed each image side by side for comparison purposes.
But as with any trip, I enjoy rising before the sun and getting some pictures. This time I ventured over to Niagara Falls to get some early dawn shots of this natural wonder.