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Wallpapers October 18, 2012

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Sunday 029Crimson FallCottage 098Pano-Full--small_HDRNestle Trailzoom 059
Downeys Farm 127Show and Shine 115Harvest 2012 095Big SkySunsetZoo Texture
Niagara Falls 082African Lion Safari 027Sparklerrain 034ROM 303ROM 139
HeldDrop Misty Morning 075Cottage 035Misty - deep focus stackJC

Wallpaper, a set on Flickr.

This is my collection of favorites. I use these for wallpapers on my windows PCs. I like to use my own work. I do find myself shooting with a format in mind. My facebook banner or playbook wallpaper…..or even my digital frame at home, all have different aspect ratio’s.

Funny what you think about sometimes…..


Harvest 2012 October 15, 2012

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Harvest 2012 008Harvest 2012 011Harvest 2012 015Harvest 2012 017Harvest 2012 030Harvest 2012 037
Harvest 2012 041Harvest 2012 054Harvest 2012 055Harvest 2012 067Harvest 2012 068Harvest 2012 070
Harvest 2012 079Harvest 2012 087Harvest 2012 091Harvest 2012 092Harvest 2012 094Harvest 2012 095
Harvest 2012 096Harvest 2012 097Harvest 2012 102Harvest 2012 106Harvest 2012 125Harvest 2012 126

Harvest 2012, a set on Flickr.

Ontario’s bounty!

The ROM Expedition June 25, 2012

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ROM 295ROM 282ROM 279ROM 189ROM 178ROM 174
ROM 172ROM 170ROM 169ROM 168ROM 164ROM 139
ROM 129ROM 127ROM 110ROM 104ROM 095ROM 091
ROM 082ROM 079ROM 071ROM 061ROM 060ROM 050

ROM, a set on Flickr.

I moved to Ontario in the early 1990s. The Royal Ontario Museum has always been on my “To Do” list. Years passed and it never bubbled to the top of my list. Embarrassingly, I work just blocks away and see it every day from my local Starbucks.

Recently, my son’s fascination with dinosaurs, made me think of it again.

Maggie was working on Saturday, so I asked my 6 year old if he would like to see some Dino bones. He was “all in” to say the least.

Saturday arrived and the two adventurers boarded the subway and headed to St. George Station. We entered, and were greeted by the helpful staff. William and I wandered around with no plan at all (sometimes that is the best way). I let William lead from one display to the next. “Look! Look! Look!”, he chirped with excitement. Today was not the day to stop and read. Today was the day to run behind and watch him take it all in.
This place is huge! Why did I wait so long to experience this amazing place?

William and I wandered around through all the exhibits. Some had to be experienced 2 and 3 times. He and I loved the bat cave best. He saw a mummy first hand. I made mental notes, “next time we come, I want to see this and that”.

Our stomachs informed us that it was lunch time, so we stopped at the café. At the table, we made plans to revisit the dinos before we left. Tummies full and a game plan agree to, we made our way back to the exhibits. This time William slowed down and showed me all the characters from the Ice age movies.

After the last visit with the dinosaurs, we headed to the gift shop. I thought for sure a huge stuffed Dino would be requested. Instead, William approached me with a stuffed bat toy. William promptly named it “Screacher”. We bought a mummy for mommy and a book for me (no surprise).

Saying good bye, we left the museum and headed towards my office to catch the train home. We stopped to look at the Indy Car on the tea cups.
ROM 303

ROM 300

It was such a lovely day. We both learned something today.

William is an excellent teacher.

Old Iron May 27, 2012

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Cottage 035 by Roger's Eye <(r)>
Cottage 035 a photo by Roger’s Eye <(r)> on Flickr.

I have taken shots of this engine on a number of occations. It is a requirement that we stop by and visit it when we are in cottage country. William would so upset if we did not visit “his” train, when we are in Haliburton, Ontario, getting supplies.
I think this black and white treatment does her justice.
Cottage 036

I am beginning to move into a black and white phase, I think. I am looking more and more with black and white in mind.
I think I will spend a little more time in Lightroom and experimenting with the black and white settings.

Wish me luck.


Deep Focus Stack 2.0 May 6, 2012

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Misty - deep focus stack by Roger's Eye <(r)>
Misty – deep focus stack a photo by Roger’s Eye <(r)> on Flickr.

This is 16 images….carefully focused manually.

It fakes such a deep DoF.


Zoo in black and white April 21, 2012

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Zoo in black and white by Roger's Eye <(r)>
Zoo in black and white a photo by Roger’s Eye <(r)> on Flickr.

Now, take the same picture and treat it 2 ways. Two different results and feelings.

Zoo 158

I have to say that the colour version is nice, but I much prefer the Black and White version.

I use lightroom as a dark room product and am very happy with it.

Your opinions are encouraged.

What are your thoughts? critiques?

Zoo 154Zoo in black and white

I think I actually print and frame these.  I think the black and white versions in a black frame and a large white mat…no?


Time slipping away….. March 25, 2012

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Time by Roger's Eye <(r)>
Time a photo by Roger’s Eye <(r)> on Flickr.

Take an object you see every day. In this case, it is my egg timer from the stove. Look at it in a different way. A 100mm Macro lens will help. The results can be amazing.

I seems that the 100mm spends more time on my camera than any other lens.

I think that B&W helped here.

Let me know what you think.



Focus Stacking March 21, 2012

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Spring-Stacked-2 a photo by Roger’s Eye <(r)> on Flickr.

This is my first attempt focus stacking. This is the technique of taking many photos with different focal points and merging them into a single detailed image. My 100mm lens has a very short DoF, so I took 6 photos manually focusing on different areas of the flower. I then used the CS5 to merge the images into a composite photo with this impossible depth of field. I must say it is not perfect, but I have to say that I am pretty happy with result.

More tweaking required…..

thx for reading

Show and Shine September 24, 2011

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Show and Shine a photo by Roger’s Eye on Flickr.

Why do old cars scream black and white? I do not know why, but they sure look great that way. I convered this shot in camera. Thx Canon, no Lightroon required!

The results speak for them selves.


Depth of Field Study August 13, 2011

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DoF a photo by Roger’s Eye on Flickr.

These two shots differ by one thing. By adjusting the aperture, you can increase the amount of area that is in focus. What do you lose? Detail in short. These are the extremes the camera allows to demonstrate the point. The short Dof is f2.8 and the long is f22. I guess it depends on how short you want your DoF for a nice bokeh.

Bokeh……I guess I should visit this topic next time. 🙂
Still working my way around the camera dial, last stop Manual.
Who says you can’t teach an old dog!