RCMP Motorcycle

Sometimes, in fact many times, simplicity can be the photographers greatest ally. I was drawn to this RCMP motorcycle one hot Canada Day because of some elements that really caught my eye. The colours aren’t specific to these Harley Davidson machines as you will find them on all the police vehicles but I liked the shape of the gas tank and how the stripes went off into the distance. I used a large aperture (small number!) to minimize the depth of field and placed the bison head logo right in the middle of it. The seat adds some shape to the left side of the frame creating a sense of the pocket where the rider sits. In honesty, the one thing that bothers me about this photo is Continue reading RCMP Motorcycle

Macro Photography

When doing macro photography with moving things its always a bit of a tricky endeavour. The macro lens does its magic at very high f-stops and if there is any movement perpendicular to the sensor, the desired part of the image may be out of focus due to the very small depth of field. In this case a calm day and a bug that knows how to hold still are very important to success.

I messed around with the cropping on this one for quite a while until I was happy with it. You should also know that (read more)