This week, I left the DSLR at home to give the Canon Powershot G12 a try. It's going to accompany me on an upcoming vacation, so I wanted to give it a test run. I must say, I was impressed with the performance of this camera. One of my favorite features is the fold-out display. It's pretty handy to be able to twist it around where you need it. Here are some random images that I shot while in, on, around, or waiting for airplanes.
A while back, my friend Teresa introduced me to a cool book called "25 Projects To Improve Your Photography". It is an older book, written around film photography, but it is still very relevant in today's digital world. Well, my daughter and I decided that it would be fun to work through the projects together this year. The plan is to do one project every other week. The first project is about paper. Yup, paper. The idea is to capture some of the properties and qualities of paper in an image. Here's a few of my attempts.
Images were taken with the Canon 7D and the Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.
I also used my Manfrotto tripod, Radio Poppers, and my Lumipro LP160 Speedlights.
I've had the opportunity to shoot the Bean in Chicago on several occasions. The fun part about shooting the Bean is that it is different every time. Even small changes in the lighting can have a dramatic effect on the results. In addition, you never know what kind of pedestrian traffic there will be to add to the mix. Recently, I had the opportunity to shoot the Bean with one more thing in the mix: snow.
Images were taken with the Canon 7D and the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L lens.
While in Chicago last week for work, I had the great pleasure of getting snowed in. The city received around 20" of snow and my flight was delayed by a good 36 hours. I spent the day sitting at a table in a window in the hotel. It gave me a great view of the storm and those that were brave enough to weather it.
Images were taken with the Canon 7D and the Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS lens.
Out on Antelope Island, near the Garr Ranch, there are a pair of Great Horned Owls. They do a really good job of hiding in the trees. Yesterday, we managed to get in a couple of shots. If you look closely, you can see the second owl in the last shot.
Images were taken with the Canon 1D Mk IV and the Canon 400mm f/4.0 DO IS lens.
While in Chicago for work this week, I took the opportunity to go out for a walk with my nifty fifty. I walked for a while, and the longer I walked, the colder it got. I was headed back to my hotel, freezing my ISO off, and decided to stop in an art supply store to warm up a bit before I walked the last few blocks. Turns out I could have spent several hours there.
All images were taken with the Canon 7D and Canon 50mm f/1.8.