Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Scenes with multiple light sources are a challenge - in this case there is daylight from outside coming into the scene from two sources and the indoor lighting over the running track. Further adding to the mix is the orange running track that gives the image an orange glow. All the interior painted surfaces are white; there is also some corrugated steel that tends to take on the colour of whatever reflects off it. So the goal is to make it look natural and take out some of the weird tints and hues that result in this chaotic milieu of light temperature.
Monday, June 27, 2011
This is a joint venture project designed by HIP Architects of Edmonton and MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects [MJMA] of Toronto.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Canon 5DII with 85mm lens at f8. Elinchrom Bx 500 strobe with umbrella modifier and Canon 580EXII flash in the background. Off camera strobes fired using pocket wizard transmitters.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Turns out it is harder than it looks. When we speak our mouths take on contortions and the moment people pause in their presentation they tend to look down at their notes. I thought this photo was a fair representation of the Hon. Gene Zwozdesky, Minister of Health, photographed as he addressed the AGM of the Alberta College of Pharmacists.
Canon 40D with Canon 70-200mm f2.8L lens, Canon 580II EX flash.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
For their 100th anniversary the pharmacy association identified 100 pharmacists to be recognized with a Centennial Award of Distinction. Very proud of my wife Terri who is on that list.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
The 24mm lens really ought to get out more I think.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Canon 5DII with Canon 24mm L 1.4 lens. ISO 100, f1.4 at 1/100 sec.
At f1.4 the depth of field is incredibly narrow - it's not possilbe to see this on the blog version but at 100% magnification you can see the fine detail in the metallic parts of the head of this double base while everything else is soft focus
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
To mark their 100th year of regulated pharmacy practice the Alberta College of Pharmacists commisioned a new logo seen here on the cover of of these brochures. The 'CP' part of the logo is a spin on the the greek letter 'Phi'; first letter of the greek word 'φαρμακείο', or 'pharmacy'. The logo was designed by Edmonton graphic artist (and my friend) Wei Yew who told me 'the ancient Greeks handed me a gift with this logo'. Wei choose the colour purple for the logo because in ancient times it was a color that could only be attained by grinding and mixing pigments - often with a mortar and pestle.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Canon 5DII with Canon 24 TSE lens. f13 at 1/13 sec at ISO 100. Singh Ray LB Polarizer and Singh 2 stop soft edge graduate filter over the sky.