Tuesday, July 12, 2011


It is Stampede in Calgary this week. I think this shot just about covers it.


Keep shooting and Stampeding. :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Broken Bikes!

Old, decrepit bikes. I just can't get enough of them. Toss is some lovely shadow and I'm sold.

Keep shooting.


Hipstamatic is one of my favourite camera apps for the iPhone. It's a super, high-quality app for getting a cool retro look in your photographs. But, what I find makes it even more fun is that is has a cool feature where by you shake your iPhone to get a random lens/film combination. And, if you want to take the fun up one more notch take a self-portrait. Because the application does not allow you to flip to the front facing camera you are essentially shooting blind. The one-two combination can make for some great shots, like this one.


Keep shooting!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

An iPhone Story

I have blogged a bit lately about the plusses of the "camera you have with you". I believe Chase Jarvis was the first person to coin the idea that the "best camera is the one you have with you" and "iPhoneography" is a really hot topic right now, especially since it just became the most popular camera on Flickr. I certainly have been all over this idea recently. I pack my iPhone nearly everywhere I go and I am not afraid to use it!
These past few months I have been doing a ton of mountain biking and the iPhone's been with me on every ride. Of course I would love to bring my DSLR on the rides but it just isn't practical. It's too large, heavy and much more susceptible to damge should I crash. And, oh yeah, I crash. The iPhone on the other hand is small, light and quite robust (more on that later) and yet has a very capable 5MP camera that also records brilliant HD video. It is really close to perfect for on-the-go action. But there is a slight downside to always wanting to have a device/camera on your person - you get so very used to it always being with you that may not always be conscious that it's in your pocket. And that can have some major ramifications under certain circumstances.
End of The Ride...