Bandon Beach

Bandon, Oregon, USA
Canon EOS 5D Mark III | ISO 100 | 17mm | 91 sec | F/22

From a series of long exposure images created last Memorial Day week-end on the Oregon Coast.  Processed in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 and Lightroom.

Macro Madness

Redmond, Washington, USA
Canon EOS 5D Mark III | ISO 100 | 100mm | 1.3 sec | F/4.5

Nate and I took a macro photography workshop yesterday offered by Charles Needle.  The day-long event involved much experimentation and was a great deal of fun.  Nate wrote more about the workshop here.  This image  is my first shot on the photoblog from the new 5D Mark III. What an upgrade from my previous camera (Canon 40D) — why did I wait so long?  🙂  This particular frame was captured with a 100mm F/2.8 macro lens along with a borrowed Canon 500D close-up filter.

Ford Truck in the Palouse

Colfax, Washington, USA
Canon EOS 40D | ISO 100 | 10mm | 1/6 sec | F/22

Captured last summer during a week-end getaway to the Palouse in Eastern Washington.  One of those photogenic barns (right outside Colfax proper) that beckon you.  The owner clearly looks after his property and is a very nice man.   I experimented with some HDR rendition but ultimately chose the single processed shot developed in Lightroom 4.

Wat Po at Dusk

Wat Po Temple, Bangkok, Thailand
Canon EOS 40D | ISO 200 | 10mm | 3.2 sec | F/22

Wat Po Temple is truly magical at dusk — and surprisingly uncrowded we discovered.

I tried to create an HDR version of this image in Nik HDR Efex Pro using either a set of -2/0/+2 EV shots or just the -2 and o EV shots. But I been able to create subtle and compelling HDR images from photos taken at night and showing significant light blooming. Recommendations or tips anyone? Meanwhile I processed the -2 EV shot for this blog post.

Zebra Slot

Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA
Canon EOS 40D | ISO 100 | 10mm | 1 sec | F/13

Zebra Slot is a fun, short, and in our case wet, canyon in Escalante National Monument. It is best known for this short and narrow section of striated rock with many colourful moquis. Best time to shoot is mid-morning before the sun strikes the slot walls directly.  More details on how to get there at Tom’s Canyoneering.

Fishing Girl

Siem Reap, Cambodia
Panasonic LX3 | ISO 80 | 1/250 sec | F/4.0

One of my favourite images from the trip to Cambodia. I was eyeing this little girl fishing on a rooftop while shooting some HDR frames with my main camera on a tripod. I took over a dozen images of her on my point and shoot before I finally captured the silhouette I had in mind…

R.I.P. Steve

CreativeLIVE, Seattle, WA, USA
Canon EOS 40D | ISO 250 | 50mm | 1/100 sec | F/6.3

Another image from the back alley shoot at the David Nightingale’s CreativeLIVE workshop last week-end and a clear departure from my normal style! The shot was setup by Nick Wray who was directing the model. Post-production was inspired by Michael Regnier‘s work as showcased in Chromasia’s “Working with Textures” online tutorials.


In My Hands

CreativeLIVE, Seattle, WA, USA
Canon EOS 40D | ISO 250 | 50mm | 1/6400 sec | F/1.4

Another image from the David Nightingale’s CreativeLIVE workshop last week. This one from the back alley shoot on the first afternoon. The setup was unusual for me as it involved directing a model — but I was quite happy with the retro look of the final image.

Top of the Rock

New York City, NY, USA
Canon EOS 40D | ISO 200 | 21mm | F/16 | HDR composite

As processed with David Nightingale (of Chromasia fame) during his recent CreativeLIVE workshop in Seattle — what do you think?

Time Square

Time Square, New York City, NY, USA
Canon EOS 40D | ISO 100 | 10mm | F/22 | 3 combined exposures +/- 2 EV

I got to hang out in New York City for the week-end before attending a conference last week. Here’s a little experimentation with night photography, my new Gorillapod Focus and Nik HDR Efex Pro…


Bhaktapur, Nepal
Canon EOS 40D | ISO 250 | 32mm | 1/30 sec | F/7.1

Children loved to greet us everywhere we went in Nepal…


Kathmandu, Nepal
Canon EOS 40D | ISO 200 | 200mm | 1/400 sec | F/5.6

From a magical afternoon at Boudhanath where thousands of monks of all ages had gathered to chant around the stupa…