Nov 29, 2010

Rescued Race Horse - Another "Small Victory"

Retired race horse riding in horse barn in FlamboroughCoincidently, I wrote about Garnet Rogers' performance in Toronto in another post. One of his songs was "Small Victory", about a horse rescued from racing. This photo is one of a series of a horse and owner / rider that I took in a barn outside Hamilton, not even a mile from Flamborough Downs race track, that was indeed rescued from racing and now leads a much more relaxed life. Affectionately known as "Stinky" he has thrived under the care of Sonya Van Veen, Registered Equine Massage Therapist www.svremt.com

This photo was shot with a Canon 5D Mk II with a 70-200 lens at f5, 1/100 and 5000 ISO under evening light coming through the barn widows. And a bit of retouching in Photoshop.

Nov 28, 2010

Garnet Rogers in Toronto at Acoustic Harvest

Went to see Garnet Rogers perform again for an intimate audience in the hall at St. Nicholas Anglican Church in Toronto, organized by Acoustic Harvest. The show included Night Drive, a song about him and brother Stan Rogers on the road in Western Canada. We were treated to a couple of readings from what he called his work in progress, a book about their travels and performances. Funny too. You could almost visualize Port Dover when he read about their Friday 13th encounters with a group of bikers on the beach. Certainly a book worth waiting for for Rogers fans.

This is a pretty low light venue (a couple of LED Par cans would be a great improvement ) and at 200 mm, f2.8 at 1/40 second and ISO 3200, a lot of fine tuning in Adobe Camera Raw was required to create this image.

Nov 19, 2010

Factory Demolition on 5D Video

Building demolition MachineBuilding demolition Machine

Another day of shooting progress of the factory remediation project resulted in an opportunity to turn on video capture on the Cannon 5D Mark II. What was particularly unique was that I had the 70-200 mm f2.8 lens and a 2x extender to create effectivly a 400 mm lens. All shot with a tripod mounted camera.

It was as if the Komatsu 600 JAWS and Komatsu 450 CLAWS and the Bobcat 5185 were choreographed by an unseen director.

Music from Digital Juice Fifties Stax.