Evening at the beach

The weather the night before had been stormy and quite depressing, so I decided to take the family for a drive down to Port Stanley in my Wrangler. It ended up being a complete one-eighty with the suns rays and twenty-four degree temperature. An ideal evening to pull the camera equipment out from the back …

Cokin Grey Neutralizer

The following is a side by side comparison of two images both taken with a Tiffen Haze-1 filter, and one using a Cokin 154 Grey Neutralizer filter. Both photos were taken using an ISO/ASA setting of 500 with a Pentax K-x DSLR using a SMC Pentax-M 1:2 50mm lens @ F/2. This first image is …

Halloween Self portrait

A quick self-portrait for Halloween using the Pentax M 1:2 50mm lens on my camera. I did some post-processing using gimp to fix a small over exposure problem from the mirror I was shooting at. All-in-all, I am extremely pleased with the results of portrait. In case anyone is wondering what jacket I am wearing it is the Elegant …

Dr. Pepper, an iPhone 4, and Depth of Field

I spent part of the night, and a little of the morning, figuring out how to apply depth of field in practice. With a little Dr. Pepper in my system, some music on my iPhone 4, and a little bit of experimenting I came up with some quick ideas for testing out the depth of …

Shooting with the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro

Today I went out and purchased the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro lens. It came in at around $350 Canadian. Which wasn’t that bad. After shooting with it for awhile I found that the 70-300mm zoom ring tended to stick a little when the camera body and lens were tilted at certain angles. I am …