Thursday, December 12, 2013


I am finally getting to look at some of the shots i took in new york this summer. I have chosen a few to show here and will be adding more to this same post in the next couple days.  photo ROB_5800_zps30feb361.jpg  photo ROB_5831_zpsb0379f49.jpg  photo ROB_5918_zps68a54639.jpg  photo ROB_5975_zps0edd2420.jpg  photo ROB_6014_zps31070e9d.jpg  photo ROB_6062_zps5ff4f850.jpg  photo ROB_6140_zps64863b06.jpg  photo ROB_5786_zps5e916df1.jpg  photo ROB_5720_zps3e58de45.jpg  photo ROB_5708_zpse3e7a311.jpg  photo ROB_5657_zpsb966fbcb.jpg  photo ROB_5653_zps6d929533.jpg  photo ROB_5550_zps8c3fd3d2.jpg  photo ROB_5523_zpsa7c833b2.jpg  photo ROB_5500_zps67627b79.jpg  photo ROB_5461_zps7b24f885.jpg  photo ROB_5395_zps7db6eec7.jpg  photo ROB_5301_zps1dfadd30.jpg  photo ROB_5136_zps6f54c7e6.jpg  photo ROB_5048_zps02a5fe58.jpg  photo ROB_4934_zps5c2555ad.jpg  photo harlem_zpse1b13bd7.jpg  photo ROB_5480_zpsbdd00980.jpg  photo ROB_5390_zps9d827489.jpg

Friday, November 29, 2013

house after sunset

 photo ROB_1498_500_503_tonemapped_zps339521f5.jpg  photo ROB_1498_500_503_tonemappedbw_zps1fe78479.jpg I was asked to photograph a house for a company that makes the wood siding and trim. The sun never hits the front of the house so i decided to try it after the sun set to provide a more even softer light and decided to shoot an hdr to control the sky and the shadow areas. I was somewhat happy with the end product but think i will try again tomorrow night just a little bit closer to sunset as my longest exposure on a 9 frame bracket was something like 15 seconds which was hard to hand hold in minus 7 temperature, kidding.

Monday, October 21, 2013

portrait for politics

 photo ROB_7404_zps86f90a1a.jpg  photo ROB_7378_zps9932010e.jpg I photographed a very nice man in my living room tonight and his personality came through in what i thought were some great shots. I used two lights, one main light in front and to right and one as fill and background light. They were both quite close to him and the power was down quite low. My background light did not always fire as it was being a little quirky tonight. This gave me some nice variety in lighting. Im glad i dont have to narrow them down to one or two keepers as there were 108 shots that got 5 stars in lightroom.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Matt Andersen Concert

 photo ROB_2411_zpscdec56c8.jpg  photo ROB_2553_zps9a50e4ff.jpg  photo ROB_2536_zps211faa53.jpg  photo ROB_2430_zpsa8fe4520.jpg  photo ROB_2653_zps7ef3775a.jpg I photographed a matt andersen concert recently as a donation to the new brunswick symphony orchestra and i truly enjoyed it. These are a few of many from the evening. You can listen to some of his music at

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

baseball action

 photo ROB_4045_zpsfa84f7b4.jpg I took a few shots at a senior baseball game tonight and my wife's cousin, or something like that, was playing. Had to of course get a shot or two to send to his parents. I turned the clarity to 100% on this one for the look.

Monday, September 16, 2013

ny hats

 photo hats_zpse7fc6e13.jpg Slowly going through photos a little bit each night. Still just scratched the surface

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

food truck

 photo ROB_8666_zps79c8c53c.jpg While i was at the horse race i walked by this food truck a few times and had to take a shot of it. After looking at my photos of New York it kind of fit in, the look of it anyway.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

back to new york

 photo boat_zpsf40b739e.jpg I took another quick look through my new york photos tonight and noticed that i did a 5 frame bracket of this scene from the staten island ferry. I chose three of the photos and ran them through photomatix pro. I found it interesting that the police boat with the huge machine gun at its front, follows one ferry out half way and then picks up the other ferry and follows it in.

Monday, September 09, 2013

horse racing

 photo horse_zpsb729a039.jpg I just happened to be at a horse race this past weekend and thought i would take a few shots. I tried many different angles over the course of about 5 or 6 races and was happy with the variety of angles that i came up with. This shot however had not only the action but also a humorous side, which i always look for.

Friday, August 30, 2013

New York 2

 photo ROB_3519_zps0eb06d53.jpg Since i shot over 3000 photos in new york guess what i will be posting here for about the next year. Im kidding of course, mabey. I actually plan to do a couple big posts of my favourites but just need some time to sit and play with them. I shot with a nikon d800 camera and so far am very happy with the results. When you look at this image zoomed to 100% it really shines. It has taken me much longer to love the d800 than it did with the d700. That camera was great out of the box but the 800 really not so much. I am getting to know its personality more every day however and we have become friends.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New York City

 photo ROB_5310_zps5a9bc0b6.jpg The last 5 nights were our families first trip to New York City and we loved it. We did alot and are all very tired so this is just my teaser post as i am heading to bed. I did manage to shoot around 3500 photos however so i will be posting a few here very soon and giving details of the things we liked best including food and sights.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Spa Club

 photo ROB_2872-3finalcropsm_zpsf7fc4d9c.jpg Over the years i have done many shots for the spa club in fredericton so i can say from experience that they are awesome. Go there and spend some money and you will leave beautiful and happy. For the group photo the lobby was by far the best location. We moved furniture around and quickly placed people as the phone rang, and then rang again. I set up two portable flashes with medium sized umbrellas and shot at f5.6. I tell you this because i should have shot at f8 or f11. I am still getting used to the nikon d800 as i find the depth of field somewhat shallow in comparison to the other nikon cameras. All those megapixels must have something to do with that. I also used a very slow shutter speed to bring up the ambient light and provide more warmth to the background. Because of this i used a tripod, which is very rare for me. I photoshopped it a bit, and then a bit more and placed a vignette on and was finished and also happy.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


 photo ROB_2807_zps728417ca.jpg I was very lucky to shoot a great wedding recently on grand lake, NB. I actually was lucky to shoot several great weddings this summer and have one left to go. After 99% of my work was done i wandered down by the lake with my tripod and camera and did a few shots at about a 1 minute exposure. I had shot about 1653 photos, give or take, and it was nice to wind down a bit. I am hoping that my posts become much more frequent now that vacation days have almost run out.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013