Grabbed up my film gear one night and headed down to the Hamilton harbor to try my hand at some Long exposures on film.
The beauty of having a DSLR handy is that you can find the effective settings that you can use on the SLR so you aren’t clicking and praying that you have the setting correct even after proper light metering and such.
The above photo is a long exposure with 2nd curtain flash on my 60D, of my SLR taking a 3 second long exposure.
The below photo is the photo that the SLR took.
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I was at a wedding a few days ago, and like most weddings they had a dance. That old song, “Walking On Sunshine” came on. you know the one with the “Wooh ohh” part after they say the words “I’m walking on sunshine”? Yeah that one.
So while up dancing my legs off, and working up a fat kid sweat, I started thinking what it would actually be like to walk on sunshine and if that is actually possible. I’m not talking about walking on the sun… No, I’m talking about walking on light. The shine, from the sun. Sunshine.
Quickly did I stop thinking about this just as a beautiful girl moved and danced in front of me (my gf) :).
I took this photo a few days ago. The Location is the shore of Lake Erie along Rondeau Ontario. It’s shot with a Yashica FX-D Quartz 35mm SLR, with a 50mm lens. – I don’t know the exact settings. But I know it wasn’t a full closed aperture maybe 11 or 8, but I know it was 1/250 shutter speed.
If you haven’t noticed by now, the photo is extremely over exposed due to the light from the sun reflecting down on to the clear white sand and into all directions. A clear, clear sky made the sunlight fall down like a water fall that afternoon, and leaving me with a slight sunburn….
The Silhouette of the girl is walking on the sunshine.
The sunshine glaring down on the sand. The sunshine burning my face. The sunshine beaming through the lens and over exposing itself onto my 400iso film. The sunshine that brings life. The sunshine that brings darkness. The sun, shining, allowing us to live, allowing us to be.
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I posted a few day ago, with a photo of the small dog named Barney wearing little boots. Well I can’t tel you how nervous and scared that dog is of the male species. – I think that’s common however with some Dog abuse cases. If, they are abused in anyway by a male human, they can’t trust any Male human ever. – I think Barney is the same way. – I’ve never done anything to harm or abuse him, and I frequently go out of my to attempt to make him feel safe, but he still remains like a 9 year old on the top of the CN tower about to walk out on to the Glass Floor for the first time, Scared for his life.
My girlfriend, Sarah came over for the afternoon, and instantly this Dog become the most loving and happy puppy ever, to her. But the moment I would look in his direction, speak or move, he would start shaking and run away.
This photo kind of captures that fear in the dog.
Ok, enough about the dog though. I LOVE this pic because of the lighting. The back of the couch is against a really big bright window, So I though that it would over power the exposure of a picture in this direction, However, there was enough light coming off the computer screen to fully illuminate Sarah and all her homework frustration.
I took the photo as a test shot, attempting to set up settings to to take a photo of something else… a cat actually.
Recently, and by that I mean over my entire time with a camera, I’ve been the biggest fan of black and white photography. However, side note, I’ve been trying my best to capture colour and sharpness and stepping away from the black and white trend, also because when you black and white a photo it hides a few imperfections and makes super amateur photographers (like myself) look a slight bit better than they actually are.
ANYWAYS! – here are a few landscape black and white’s that I’ve taken throughout this extremely cold southern Ontario Winter.
Lake Erie, Rondeau Ontario. January 2014.
Bates Dr, Rondeau Ontario January 2014
Cambridge Ontario, February 2014
Lake Roseau, Muskoka Woods, Ontario Canada November 2013
Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada December 2013
This is Barney.
I’m house sitting for my friends while they escape the Canadian dream to pursue the warm sunshine hug of a beach in Florida. Which really makes me wonder about the ideas of vacations. We live our lives somewhere but need an escape from them known as a ‘Vacation’.
Are the lives we create for ourselves really that depressing that we need to escape from them to somehow regain our, possible happiness or purpose… or something. – Anyways.. I’m house sitting for them while they do that.. I guess.
for real though… They have a cat and a small dog and a small apartment in southern Ontario Canada. also, it’s been one of the coldest winters in 50 years, also, I’m really lazy and love to sit around on the couch and tweet about things I think that I think about while watching indie Films on Netflix. – So, the thought of taking care of an animal is dreadful. – Well, ok, it’s not that bad.
Anyways, in order to walk a small dog in a snow covered world, involves preparing the small dog like a 5 year who wants to go play out in the snow…. mittens.
Here is a shot i snapped with my 60D while attempting to put these stupid little mittens on this funny looking nervous, almost hairless little animal. – I got lucky, but sometimes in the right light, my 18 – 55mm 3.6 kit lens can take a really sharp shot.. This is almost one of those times.