Well, its that time again for some more photos that have made the cut. I’ve picked 3 photos that are my current favourites. Shooting has been non-existent lately with some nasty viruses making their rounds and our house hasn’t been spared. There has also been plenty of high wind which sometimes makes for cool shooting conditions but I’m looking at shooting more panoramas lately so still conditions would be ideal.
It was quite exciting when the courier showed up from B&H Photo Video earlier last week. The order wasn’t too crazy especially with numerous camera bodies that have been released by both Canon and Nikon lately…..I ordered 2 new batteries for my Canon 50D since I’m constantly shooting in live view which is a heavy battery drain. I had 2 older batteries; one was the original and the other was at least 2 years old and they were constantly drained after each shoot (or sometimes ending the shoot earlier that I’d have liked). The other item that I ordered was a GorrillaPod tripod. I’ve had my eye on the Gorillapod for a while since it will come in very handy as a lightweight travel tripod that will easily fit in a suitcase. I see this working mostly with my Canon 300HS point and shoot but I bought the SLR model for any travel shots.
As a Canadian, why did I order from B&H out of the US? The choice is obvious when camera retailers in Canada sell both the battery and the tripod at twice the price. The dollar is at par between Canada and the US so why is there a significant price difference? If the retailers are adding a reasonable markup, then they need to seriously ask the camera companies why there is such a price difference? Price differences like this will drive customers away. Anyway, enough about gear, lets talk about images.
1) Kincardine Pier
I like this photo since it shows the remnants of an old pier and the current pier at Station Beach. This was shot with the 50D, 10-22mm wide angle and Manfrotto Tripod. ISO 100, f4.5, 1/5s.
Since its the middle of the month, its time for a new upload of landscape images for sale. This month’s crop are an exciting mix of some of my favourites mixed with some recent photos from earlier blog posts. I haven’t spend a lot of time in the field lately; sometimes life takes over a bit but nonetheless, the weather in Bruce County lately has been fantastic so we should be able to see more sun and less overcast at sunset. There’s a rumour right now that National Geographic may be doing a feature on the sunsets we get on the shores of Lake Huron (nudge nudge wink wink…check out my website National Geographic! I’m available for hire!).
Anyway, I hope you can take some time and check out the latest round of images. Full size images are available to view at http://www.finnerphotography.com or click on Current Photos For Sale on the banner.
1) Kincardine Sunset at the Pier
This photo was taken with a tripod and my Canon 10-22mm wide-angle lens. I had been shooting earlier at a different location with HDR in mind so this photo was shot with a -2 Exposure Compensation. I thought this image was fine without the HDR processing and continually I’m finding sunset photos work best under exposed. ISO 100, f4.5, 1/8s.
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