Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Depth of Field Play – Blurring the Fence

One of my favorite things to do in photography, is to to play with very narrow depth of field,

Here’s a recent picture I took of the fence at Osgood Hall in Toronto:
Taken with my Nikon D7000 Using a Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AI-S Lens at Zoomed at , f/1.2 1/1600s ISO 1000

Monday, July 08, 2013

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Artistic Fish Eye Play–Skyscrapers Towering Above

Back in January, I rented a couple of Wide-Angle lenses to take some pictures of a famous theatre in Toronto.  I will have more pictures from that shoot in the coming weeks.

I chose to extend my rental of the 2 lenses, and here’s one of my favorite pictures:

Taken With my Nikon D7000 Using a Nikon AF Fisheye - Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens at, f/18.0 1/80s ISO 1000

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Toronto Fire Station Tower

A few weeks back, I was driving around Downtown Toronto, and decided to have a little fun taking pictures in the late afternoon.

Here’s One of those pictures.

It’s the tower of one of Toronto’s oldest fire stations,
located on College St, West Spadina.

Taken with my Nikon D7000 Using a Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Zoomed at 32mm, f/10 1/40s on ISO 250

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Norouz (نوروز‎ ) 1392 / 2572

In Honour of Nowruz (the Persian New Year) I present you this video ..
By the group Rastak, called Sornaye Norouz – It is Traditional music that is played at the moment of Spring, to signify the start of the new year.. But this group has an interesting twist, with incorporation of the the various regional dialects and instruments.

Let the Festivities Begin….
With the Vernal Equinox on Wednesday 20 March 2013 at 11:02 UTC

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sporadic Posts

Well, Not much to say,
I’ve been really busy with life & What not, so photography has taken a back seat.

But spring is arriving, and I’ve had a lot of pictures worth showing off.
Expect a good few posts in the coming weeks:

  • Elgin and Winter Garden Theaters.
  • Toronto Downtown Fun with a Fisheye lens.
  • 21 Walls Art show pictures.
  • Rouge Valley in the Fall.
  • Macro-Lens Fun.
  • Night Photography.
  • Addition of photo streams.

Duomo di Firenze

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
The first “Hail Mary” picture I took with my father’s Nikon Coolpix 4500 was this one, and appropriately, it’s the ceiling of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
I was reaching stretched out with only one chance to get this shot.. and Didn’t turn out so bad.  It was also taken 10 years ago.
Using the Standard 7.85-32mm (38-155mm equivalent) Lens
Zoomed at 7.85mm (38mm equivalent) with f/2.6 1/6s ISO 100
Picture of the Cieling of Basilica Di Santa maria del Fiore
Unfortunately, few other pictures of the Basilica turned out well enough to present.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Snow in Tehran– 10 years ago

The first digital camera I worked with, was the Nikon Coolpix 4500 which I had convinced my father to buy in December 2012.
We had finally come into the age of digital cameras, and it wasn’t long after that we took a 7 week trip to Europe and Iran – Although mostly private family photos at multiple weddings, there are a few to share.
My Favorites Of a snow scene in Tehran’s famous Vali-Asr Avenue, Taken with my father's Nikon Coolpix 4500 Using the Standard 7.85-32mm (38-155mm equivalent) Lens
Zoomed at 7.85mm (38mm equivalent) with f/6.7 1/187s ISO 100
Picture showing Snow in Tehran - Vali-Asr Avenue
The most interesting part of the picture, is it’s taken from the inside of a car, with my hand out the window and above the roof. (That the roof of the car you see in the Lower right corner).
It was one of a number of Shoot & Pray shots. There’s more here

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fun Portraiture–Bride and Cousins

Here’s one more artistic shot taken at the same wedding where my last post was.
Here, the bride and her young cousins are being interviewed, , which provided the perfect side light.
Taken with my Nikon D7000Using 18-105 KR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
zoomed at 50mm with f/5 1/50s ISO 1000
Picture of a Sikh Bride and her two cousins