equanimity imaging — photography


March 10, 2017

Horses

Horses Canon 7D mkii, Canon EF 50 f1.8 STM

March 1, 2017

Reconciliation Bridge

Calgary's Langevin Bridge, named after one of the men behind Canada's residential school system, will be renamed Reconciliation Bridge. The new name borrows from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which looked at the history of Canada's infamous residential schools and how to heal the wounds left in their wake.

Reconciliation Bridge Canon 7D mkii, Canon EF 50 f1.8 STM

February 28, 2017

CityScapes

CityScapes Sony A7 mkii, Canon EF 70-200 f4.0 L CityScapes Sony A7 mkii, Canon EF 70-200 f4.0 L CityScapes Canon 7D mkii, Canon EF 70-200 f4.0 L
CityScapes
Canon 7D mkii, Canon EF 70-200 f4.0 L

January 14 2017

Red Head

Red Head Sony A7 mkii, Canon EF 70-200 f4.0 L

January 7 2017

Cool Calgary

Cool Calgary Sony A7 mkii, Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f1.8 Carl Zeiss

December 25 2016

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park can seem unwelcoming, especially during the heat of summer. In fact, it is delicate and extremely fragile. Shaped by strong winds, sudden torrents of rain, and climatic extremes, rainfall is sparse and unpredictable. To the casual eye, it may appear defeated and dead, but within this parched environment one can find an intricate living systems waiting for the opportune moment to reproduce. Two deserts, two large ecosystems primarily determined by elevation, come together in the park: the Colorado Desert and the Mojave Desert.

Joshua Tree National Park Sony A7 mkii, Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f1.8 Carl Zeiss Joshua Tree National Park Sony A7 mkii, Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f1.8 Carl Zeiss Joshua Tree National Park Sony A7 mkii, Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f1.8 Carl Zeiss Joshua Tree National Park
Sony A7 mkii, Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f1.8 Carl Zeiss Joshua Tree National Park
Sony A7 mkii, Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f1.8 Carl Zeiss

November 12, 2016

Red Turban

He looks animated but he was not mad, mostly talking to himself.

Red Turban Canon 7D mkii, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX macro

October 23, 2016

Seaguls

Seaguls Canon 7D mkii, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Seaguls Canon 7D mkii, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Seaguls
Canon 7D mkii, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

July 8, 2016

Stampede Parade

Stampede Parade Sony A7, Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f1.8 Carl Zeiss Stampede Parade Sony A7, Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f1.8 Carl Zeiss Stampede Parade Sony A7, Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f1.8 Carl Zeiss Stampede Parade Sony A7, Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f1.8 Carl Zeiss Stampede Parade Sony A7, Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f1.8 Carl Zeiss Stampede Parade Sony A7, Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f1.8 Carl Zeiss Stampede Parade Sony A7, Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f1.8 Carl Zeiss

July 6, 2016

If Rembrandt Models Had Smart Phones

This is a bit pretentious but if you have a better label, let me know.

Rembrandt Sony A7, Canon FD 135mm f/2.8

July 6, 2016

High Explosives

Explosives Box on a Bike Sony A7, Canon FD 135mm f/2.8

July 2, 2016

A Book Reader

Book Reader Sony A7, Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8

July 1, 2016

People Watching

People Watching Sony A7, Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f1.8 Carl Zeiss

June 29, 2016

Airdrie Rodeo

Rodeo Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

June 26, 2016

Juvenile Wood Duck

Wood Duck Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Robin

Robin Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Deer

Deer Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Bohemian Waxwing

Bohemian Waxwing Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

June 24, 2016

Mountain Blue Bird

Mountain Blue Bird Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

June 21, 2016

Sunny Day, Calgary 2016

First summer day, many happy people were enjoying the weather. Auntie was having a blast with her niece, the guy sipping beer on a patio...

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June 8, 2016

Lilac Festival, Calgary 2016

Cute Hat Sony A7, Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8
Gimme some Sony A7, Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8

June 8, 2016

Get the Eyes

Get the eyes Sony A7, Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8

June 8, 2016

Hang On

Hang On Sony A7, Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8

May 27, 2016

Merganser

Merganser Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Merganser Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

May 27, 2016

Canada Geese Goslings

Canada Geese Goslings Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

May 27, 2016

Blue-winged teal

Blue-winged teal Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

May 27, 2016

Red-winged blackbirds

Red-winged blackbirds Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

April 2, 2016

Reflections and Scaffolders

Reflections and Scaffolders Sony A7, Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8

April 2, 2016

A bike, a helmet and a rack

A bike, a helmet and a rack Sony A7, Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8

March 23, 2016

Bike Rack

Bike Rack Sony A7, Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 SL1

February 27, 2016

Townie in Jail

Townie in Jail Sony A7, Voigtlander Ultron SLII 40mm f/2.0

February 27, 2016

Metal Sculpture

Sculpture Sony A7, Voigtlander Ultron SLII 40mm f/2.0

February 17, 2016

Reflection at the Coffee Shop

Classy Reflections Sony A7, Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8

February 17, 2016

Steel, Nut and Rust

Steel, nut and rust Sony A7, Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8

February 12, 2016

Near Fort Calgary

Frosty Morning — Near Fort Calgary Sony A7, Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8
Frosty Morning - Near Fort Calgary Sony A7, Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8
Frosty Morning Sony A7, Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8

January 23, 2016

Ducks from Above

Mallards Sony A7, Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8
Ducks from above Canon 50D, Canon EF 100-400mm f4..5-5.6 L

Images taken from above the Langevin bridge in Calgary.

January 19, 2016

Reflections, Ice and Geese

Reflections, Ice and Geese Sony A7, Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8

Last month, I tried OC, OL, OD, OM as an exercise. It meant using one camera, one lens, one per day (or more) for one month. I did more like one every other day. But I stuck to the same camera and lens even when the 55mm felt restrictive.

Yesterday morning, walking on the path, I noticed the geese and the reflections. There is no way I would have capture this image before. It looks like the exercise had some value.

January 16, 2016

Sibbald Creek Trail – Frozen Trees

Frozen Trees Sony A7, Canon EF 17-40 f/4.0 L

Sibbald Creek Trail, west of the City of Calgary, provides an alternate route to Kananaskis Country in Alberta. Also known as Highway 68, it begins at its intersection with Highway 40 and ends at Highway 1.

I prefer that road in the winter, less dusty than the rest of the year. It is nowhere as busy, we saw on ly 2 other vehicles during the 4 hours we were there. The weaher forcast was mix of sun and clouds. We got clouds, fog and snow. The temperature was -19 Celcius.

The light was more "difficult" than anticipated. But hey, at least the images do not look like postcards.

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November 3, 2015

Langevin Bridge

Langevin Bridge Sony A7, Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8

The Langevin Bridge is a through truss bridge in Calgary. It connects Downtown with north-central Calgary communities such as Bridgeland and Crescent Heights, by spanning the Bow River between 4th Avenue South and Memorial Drive.

The Langevin Bridge is part of the Bow River pathway system. Spanning the Bow River between 4th Avenue South and Memorial Drive, it connects Downtown Calgary with communities such as Bridgeland and Crescent Heights.

October 31, 2015

Lake Louise

Canoe Storage Shed Sony A7, Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f1.8 Carl Zeiss

Lake Louise is possibly the most iconic land mark in Alberta. Thousands come every year and take a picture or two. Like others, I can't resist when I go there to do the same, in spite of living only two hours away since 1988. Depending on the time of the day, the weather, the season, I always get something different. I was surprised when National Geographic picked one of mine.

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August 9, 2015

Arabic Festival

Hijab Canon 50D, Canon EF 100-400mm f4..5-5.6 L

I always found the hijab mysterious and exotic but taking street pictures felts intimidating or invasive. Fortunately for street photography, a festival is what a well stocked pound is to fishing.

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May 17, 2013

Frank Lake (Alberta)

Frank Lake Canon EOS 50D, Voigtlander Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5

There are four lakes in Alberta named Frank Lake. This one is a restored wetland located 6 km east of High River, Alberta. The lake is controlled by Ducks Unlimited Canada for wildlife management purposes. It is an important bird area.

My day at Frank Lake was a photographer dream. The light, the weather, the birds, everything was perfect. I don't recall coming back from a shoot with so many keepers.

May 17, 2013

Yellow-headed Blackbird, Frank Lake (Alberta)

Yellow-headed Blackbird Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Yellow-headed Blackbird Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

With a golden head, a white patch on black wings, and a call that sounds like a rusty farm gate opening, the Yellow-headed Blackbird will get your attention. That one was in a prairie wetland, Frank Lake.

Frank Lake Conservation Area is an amazing place. Thera are several similar places in the area. It might have turned me into a birder.

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December 30, 2012

Dog Sled Riding

Dog Sled Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC macro

Minus 25 C, Lake Louise area, it was cool in many ways. I was told that those dogs burn up to 8000 calories every day. Scenery was fantastic.

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December 2, 2012

Place des Arts, Montreal.

Street Photography Canon EOS 50D, Voigtlander Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL-II at f/3.5

The pictures have been taken in Montreal, on a late rainy Sunday afternoon. The crew was finishing to install the Christmas light across the street from my hotel. Took my new Voightlander 20mm f/3.5 to work; the little pancake lens became one of my favourite lenses.

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May 22, 2006

Badlands

Badlands Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC macro

Few kilometers from Drumheller you travel along flat prairies and then suddenly descend into a valley that provides some of the hottest temperatures in Canada, dinosaur bones, strange formations, Hoodoos, coulees and ravines. It is hard to picture this area was once covered by dunes for miles.

May 20, 2006

Walking Downtown

Waiting for the bus Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC macro City workers Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC macro

There is always an image to capture, been city workers or ladies waiting for the bus.

May 9, 2006

Okanagan Lake

Boat on Okanagan Lake Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-6.5/figurecaption>

The Okanagan Lake is a 135 km long, between 4 and 5 km wide, deep lake in the Okanagan Valley in BC. I always like this image, the colours, the boat, the mid morning light.