Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Monday, 24 March 2014

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Pic Of the Day - Leading the Eye

 Leading the Eye
A bit of fun light & shadow, distance & focus.
In theory your eye should be drawn to the brighter part of the photo & your eye should also be drawn to the part of the frame that is in focus. The alternation of light & dark is supposed to give a fuller sense of space and just might help lead the eye beyond the initial point of interest and explore the frame more.

That's the theory as i understand it. i wonder if any of it actually works in this photo.

Pic Of the Day - Wallpaper Wednesday

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66888488@N02/sets/72157640559509453/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66888488@N02/sets/72157640559509453/

The Desktop & Mobile version are both 16X9 and Free to download, use & share with others under an "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons" license.

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Pic Of the Day - Sculpted in Stone

Sculpted in Stone
Today's POtD (Pic Of the Day)  is being posted very late. This can be blamed on St. Patrick's Day but here it is better late than never.

These columns are located at the bottom of clifton hill on the edge of the Oaks Garden theatre in Niagara Falls Canada.


Sunday, 16 March 2014

Red Letter Day/Links of The Day - Happy St. Patrick's Day



We'll get straight to the links

Info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Day

Free Downloads of Marc Gunn's Pub Songs Podcast featuring the latest episode Fun St. Patrick’s Day Songs.

 Another Free Download from Marc Gunn is The Great St. Patrick's Day Music Playlist Extravaganza , from the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

Special Note:  For everyone near Niagara  Falls on today (17th)  It's Growler Club tonight at taps and they are releasing their Imperial Pilsner.  I've been told to expect good things from this one and yes, you can even get a green one.






Pic of the day - Reflection

 Reflection

The tower at casino reflected in the windows of the hotel next door.

Taken from Oaks Garden Theatre on Falls Ave very near where the last three POTD's (Pic Of the Day) where taken.

For more info on the Garden go here. For more info on Sir Harry Oaks go here.



Saturday, 15 March 2014

Pic Of the Day - QVP (Queen Victoria Park)






Interesting lighting on a sign at the entrance to QVP (Queen Victoria Park) in Niagara Falls Canada.

Obligatory Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Victoria_Park

There will probably be more about QVP in the future, but for now the wikipedia is a decent introduction.

Pic Of the Day - Snow Drift

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Snow Drift



Snow in the Niagara River at the base of the bridal viel falls.
Taken from River road in Niagara Falls Canada.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Wallpaper Wednesday - Glow

Glow - Desktop

Glow - Mobile

Todays Wallpaper Wednesday features something a bit different, they are light trails, it's something I'd like to try more often.

Both the Horizontal  desktop & the Vertical Mobile version are both 16X9 and Free to download, use & share with others under an "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons" license.

Click on the Thumbnails above to download Full Res versions.

Pic Of the Day - Sun & Shade


Sun & Shade
Some nice warm, late winter sun.

Monday, 10 March 2014

What will canon do in 2014?

What will canon do in 2014?

Here's my predictions for what canon will release in 2014 & when.  Maybe predictio is not the right word, more like a possible & wishful accumulation of rumours.


MARCH -APRIL
An entery level body (rebel)
Maybe T6i? What ever it's called it's un likely to be mirroless. Lots of people abelieve mirrorless is the future, but canon has sworn off  mirrorless in north america. They have already said m2 is not going to North America, they could still announce realase dates in march and leave North america to choose from the 5 current flavours of sonsumer APS-C bodies avalable (yes I know two have been discountinued)


APRIL
There is supposed to be cinema EOS announcement @NAB in April. Possibly a new body (with 4k?)or maybe dual pixel upgades for more miodels and/or dates the upgrades will be released.

Heres an intersting thought. Canon could release a 4k aps-c body for around 1000-1200, heck eventhrow in dual pixel AF, to give them something like the GH4 that is making headlines.
That would be cool.
That is almost definately NOT happening.


AUGUST
7Dmkiii or Replacement with a new name.
The rumours are saying this will be released in Germany at Photokina.
Hey, why not there where spec lists for the 7mkii almost since the original hit the shelves.
There are many spec lists but most agree on 24mp sensor, dual pixel AF, good weather sealing, and other 'advanced video features' which no one ever seems to explain.  Predicting when the 7mkii will eb realsed and what it will be like has become a bit of an anual tradition, eventually canon will realse it (or replacement) and Someone will be right about the date.

Well those are my musings on what canon might be up to this year or at least the first half of it.

*Note: I didn't mention lenses as I really don't follow lens annoucements that much.

Pic Of the Day - I don't do this

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66888488@N02/ 
 
I rarely do desaturation, it's just not my thing, but just like any rarely used effect it has a time and place. As I was tweaking the colours the image wasn't really shaping up, until I tried desaturating the colours a bit and it looked better.  so took away a bit more and looked even better.
So here we are just a bit of colour, a bit of an experiment and i hope a reasonable result.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Pic Of the Day - Drinking Alone

Drinking Alone


Early afternoon on a weekday.

Pic f the Day - Are we there yet?

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Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?
Not yet ...soon.

That what this winter is starting to feel like. Every time we think the weather has finally broken & spring is on it's way, get hit with cold temperature, more snow & more shoveling.

But winter CAN'T last forever, right?

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Pic Of the Day - Wallpaper Wednesday - Spring Moon

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This Wednesday's wallpapers are of the moon seen through the tops of trees on a spring evening.

They are each 16X9 and free to download, use & share with a under "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons" license.

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Monday, 3 March 2014

Pic Of the Day - Tourist Area (#2)

 Tourist Area (2)
Another shot of the 'tourist area' of Niagara Falls, Canada.

Pic Of the Day - Macro Monday - Melt (#1?)

Melt (#1?)

Today's Macro Monday photo is a bit out of place as we are once again in a deep freeze at the moment.

The interesting shapes of melting snow always catch my eye.
Some times you get little microcosms that echo the larger melting events happening all around.

It's titled 'Melt (#1?)' because there will probably be more photos in the same vein when the snow & ice once again begin to melt.

Happy Monday.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Pic Of the Day - Run!

Run!





Dinosaurs under the Ferris wheel in Niagara Falls, Canada.

Pic Of the Day - Tourist Area

Tourist Area
A view of the (some of) the tourist area in Niagara Falls, Canada.  We have the Ferris wheel, the Skylon tower behind and the Falsl view casinoto the left and hotels to the right and the foreground is the back of clifton hill.  On this day during the off season things where pretty quiet.  Small groups of people wandering between restaunts and attrractions, during the busy season I usually avoid this whole area, with it's traffic and crowds, unless I want to do a bit people watching.