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Canon 5D Mark II

I had a chance to play with my friend David’s Canon 5D Mark II for an hour at his house. It has been a few years old, but still works like new. It has the 24-105mm f/4 L macro lens mounted at front. Image quality is fantastic. At ISO 800, I can’t find any noise at all, even viewing the images at 100% crop. Since I was just taking a few test shots, I didn’t shoot in raw and process them later, but straightly in jpeg with monochrome mode and upload with no processing. The images are quite clean.

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Posted by on April 21, 2013 in Photography Techniques

 

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Phalaenopsis White Orchid

In the past sprint-summer, our two pots of orchids grew very well. There were so many blossoms that I lost count. But I was able to photograph different shoots that had single, two, three and four blossoms. They are truly beautiful. It’s really joyful to look at them every day.

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Posted by on February 14, 2013 in Flower, Garden, Picturesque Scenery

 

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A Walk in the Woods

Before the year ended, I took a walk on this short trail behind a friend’s house. I like the monochrome side of the nature. Color, sometimes, is just too distractive, like the world we’re living in. Simplicity is better than complexity. One wonders why Chanel has been so successful for almost a century.

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Posted by on January 2, 2013 in Garden, Picturesque Scenery

 

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Neighborhood Park

On a Saturday afternoon in October, after having late lunch at a get-together party, all friends decided to go out for a walk in the neighborhood park. Half an hour later, it started raining. I was only able to snap a few pictures of the nature.

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Posted by on December 28, 2012 in Flower, Garden, Picturesque Scenery

 

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I Like Black & White More Than Color Images

It’s true that black & white images don’t always work in every situation, for example, pictures of beautiful fall colors. But for many others, human portraits, nature landscapes, it’s golden. Ever since I looked at my friend Jacque Oule’s works – his Facebook page may not show much but he’s a true artist, I fell in love with the way B&W presents the world, the life. I can’t tell exactly why or what makes me feel that way. Maybe because I’m just an amateur and haven’t fully grasped the concept.

If you’ve been reading my blog, you already know I included many B&W images in my posts. This image taken at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia a year ago has been my desktop background since.

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Everything has at least two sides

‘Tis the season again. These flowers can be spotted everywhere all over the world, especially in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. So it’s not hard to find some in your neighborhood. This morning I got up a bit earlier than usual, rushed out for shooting even before brushing my teeth, ’cause I didn’t want to cause attraction from suspicious minds. Of course, if you do want to photograph on someone’s lawn, you’d better ask for permissions first, so that no one will call the police. I chose to take these pictures in a public sharing, unattended area. No one would ever mind.

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Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Flower, Garden

 

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Having fun with the N2000

(… Continues from previous post.) At first, as I tended to try out all its features and use it to its full capability, I had to search on Internet and download the manual – yes, it’s still available after twenty-some years thanks to the enthusiasts. After figured out what each button does, I took it out for shooting and the fun began.

As there is no instant feedback – LCD screen – on film cameras, and I didn’t want to waste films either even thought they are now inexpensive to purchase and develop, I tried to make the best of each shot, imagining what the image should look like, framed carefully, adjusted exposure to my best guess and focused precisely. But it’s extremely difficult to do all that outdoor on a day at -5°C. It’s even worse when there were wind gusts.

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