Nick Pegg

Word and Imagery Artist from Canada.

Tag: waterfall

Is it broken?

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After jumping off the stage at the end of his set… Marcel, Lead vocals and guitar of band called Die Hexe , announced to the audience that he thought he broke his ankle.

For the rest of the show, he was be asked probably around 100 times.. if it was broken..

no word yet from the doctor whether or not it is actually broken.. but pretty punk rock regardless of the outcome.

Canon 60D Kit lens blah blah blah

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Albion Falls

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Wasn’t really much for waterfalls. I mean, I get that they are awesome, but I just never felt a desire to go and photograph them. The other day I was feeling kinda down, so I asked Sarah if she wanted to go on a photography adventure. She said “yes” and that made me super happy.

luckily there is a cool waterfall liek 3 mins from her house. So we went there. Albion falls, in Hamilton Ontario.

My goal was to shoot a timelapse. As I’ve already shot a long exposure here before and it came out purple thanks to my 3 dollar ND filters.

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I started from the bottom (like drake)

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Then tried the top.

Taking roughly 20 min time lapses at each. 4 second intervals.

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Brent.

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Brent Rambler of August Burns red at #KOIFest15 KOI Music Festival in Kitchener ON.

Two Fails (Day 25)

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Well day 25 has come and gone. It’s now the 29th as I write this. – I can give you excuses as to why i havent posted for 6 days, but Instead I will just give you this.

The above photo is my Yashica FX-D SLR. I Love this camera. It was my first found and hunted second hand shop Film camera when I was first trying to get into film shooting. – I’ve learned so much on this camera about shooting film. different film speed and light metering. the F16 rule shoot slow Black and White traditional films- using flash with film.

Next to it is a roll of Kodak Portra 400. It’s a professional fine grade film if you don’t know. You can’t get it in Canada anymore so I order 5 rolls from NewYork City.

While doing this month of Photo blogging I was also doing a Month of one roll of film. This particular roll in the photo to be exact. I’ve been really pushing myself to try and capture colour especially this fall as the leaves change on the tree’s. So, with this camera and film with 36exposures I set out Oct 1rst to capture 36 images for another 31 days of blogs in Novemeber from this roll. To explain my journey, findings, and lessons learned while shooting colour and fall on film.

Last sunday, I went on a walk with my gf to a punch bowl water fall in Hamilton Ontario. I really wanted to climb down to the river that led away from the waterfall and photograph the intense amounts of orange that lay in touched below. – it had rained the night before – As I scouted for the easiest way down, as there was no cleared safe trail. I found a spot that I was confident I could climb down. I try my best to convince Sarah that she was also capable of this descent.

As we started, we quickly realized that fear had overtaken us. That in fact the steep cliffs walls were holding much more moisture than I expected, and it was basically a mud slide. – I turned and was convinced by Sarah to turn and go back up.

I was wearing a HashtagHope Hoodie with the front kangaroo pocket. I wrapped up my SLR and buried it into that front pocket, because I did not want it to hit off the rocks of the cliff.

Just as I turned to reach out for Sarah’s hand, I felt the most particulate feeling. The kind of intrigue and confusion. The kind that quickly turns to realization and then into regret.

My camera, the one I love so much, has fallen out of my pocket and it wasn’t until it was tumbling down hitting what seemed to be every rock and tree on the way down, did I believe it to actually be happening.

dangit.

I guess straps are worth their value.

I ended up risking the descent to try and recover the camera. Only to find out just how dangerous it actually was.

I located the camera and my only desire was that the back of the body be closed, preserving the months work of film. – I knew by this point the lens would be toast due to amount of rocks I watched it make friends with on the way down.

To my sadness, The back had popped open. To my surprise, the lens was not in a million…little….pieces…

Risking my life to climb back up a mountain without ropes with my camera in pieces scattered in different pockets.

I’m alive to write this, so I guess I made it.

Camera still works, all shutter speeds seem normal. A few dents on the corners and the back takes a bit more to close. Will have to check for light leaks. The Lens seem to be okay. The only real loss was the film.

— I’ve been discouraged because of all my hard work that went into the 23 or so exposures that were on the roll already. – I haven’t even touched my other film camera’s since. been using the 40mm on the 60D (Digital)

Thanks for reading.

Above The Tree’s (Day 3)

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Websters Falls – Hamilton Ontario – iPhone 5s

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Water vs Gravity. (day 2)

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I live in the Waterfall capital of the world. So the other day I was admiring one of them along with 45 other tourists. I had my SLR with me, shooting some very cheap 200 sped film. – I think I’m terrible at taking pictures of nature, but on this day I was really keen to take some. – Standing at this waterfall I saw this kid playing at the bottom. With the kid in the picture it makes the waterfall look twice as big or it makes the kid look twice as small. – Regardless I waited for the kid to be in some form of position. I like this cause he is looking down, and I feel like the water fall is looking down on him… Idono.. make your own metaphor.

I got this developed at Wal-Mart, Something I recommend you never do. – I think their chemicals at this particular store were way past expired. Idono, but I usually get processing done at another place where the guy actually cares about his images. Anyways, maybe it was just my cheap film or a collection of both.

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Thanks for reading.

Albion Falls

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Took a crack at some long exposure waterfalls the other day. This is Albian Falls in Stoney Creek/Hamilton Ontario. The waterfall Capitol of the world! – About an hour away from the great Niagra Falls. – I bought a couple ND filters for my 18-55 kit lens on a cheap Chinese photog website for about 10 bucks. – So I lugged my sturdy tripod , film and digital gear down into the valley that is the falls and carefully stepped from stone to stone to try and find a angle that would look good. – Also, learning how to actually us an ND filter. – Turns out, if you put 2 on at once everything turns purple. – maybe that’s just cause mine were really and I mean really cheap.

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Thanks fore reading.