Archive for February, 2006

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Bike lock graveyard.

A row of bike locks on the UofT campus that resembles a graveyard.

Exif:

Canon Rebel XT | EF-S 17-85 IS@17mm | Av | F/4.5 | 2.5sec | ISO-200 | -2 Exp Comp.

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Full moon evening at the Cottage

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

Full moon at the cottage


Taken in September around dusk as the Moon was rising behind me.

Exif:

Canon Rebel XT | EF-S 17-85 IS@17mm | Av | F/9.0 | 8sec | ISO-200

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More creepy UofT

Friday, February 10th, 2006
More creepy UofT

Another creepy view of UofT, this is the front door of University College taken last night in the cold.
Exif:
Canon 20D | EF-S 17-85 IS@17mm | Av | F/9.0 | 2sec | ISO-200 | -1.7 Exp Comp.

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First selective colour shot

Saturday, February 11th, 2006
Selective Colour Butterfly

My first attempt playing around with selective colour.
Exif:
Canon Rebel XT | EF-S 17-85 IS@85mm | Av | F/5.6 | 1/80sec| ISO-100 | Circ. Pol Filter

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Star Trails at the Cottage

Sunday, February 12th, 2006
Star Trails at the Cottage

A 60min 15sec exposure of the western sky line at the cottage in early October.

Exif:

Canon Rebel XT | EF-S 17-85 IS@20mm | M | F/4.5 | 60min 15sec| ISO-100

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Yellow Flowers

Monday, February 13th, 2006
Yellow Flowers

Some yellow flowers across the street from my house, taken in early fall..

Exif:

Canon Rebel XT | EF-S 17-85 IS@85mm | Av | F/5.6 | 1/639sec | ISO-200 | Circ. Pol.

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Candles

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006
Candles

One evening in the early fall while bored at night at the cottage, I decided to play around taking pictures of the candles on the table.

Exif:

Canon Rebel XT | EF-S 17-85 IS@85mm | Av | F/5.6 | 1/200sec | ISO-400

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Last flowers post

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
Last flowers post

The third and final picture I’ll post with these yellow flowers (to prevent people from getting sick of them).

Exif:

Canon Rebel XT | EF-S 17-85 IS@85mm | Av | F/5.6 | 1/80sec | ISO-100

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First Moose picture

Thursday, February 16th, 2006
First Moose Picture

The first (of what is sure to be many) pictures of my dog Moose.

Exif:

Canon Rebel XT | EF 75-300 USM@200mm | Tv | F/10 | 1/1000sec | ISO-1600

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Mars and the Pleiades

Friday, February 17th, 2006
Mars and the Pleiades

Mars is on the right side (the orange “star”), with the Pleiades on the left.  The camera “piggy backing” on the back of a Meade 2080 8″ telescope on an equatorial mount so that the camera frame followed the stars, rather then staying stationary.
Exif:

Canon Rebel XT | EF 50 | M | F/2.5 | 4mins 18sec | ISO-400

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BCE Place

Sunday, February 19th, 2006
BCE Place

Taken earlier this afternoon in BCE Place in downtown Toronto, I thought the reflections off the stone was pretty nice. My brother Andrew can be seen on the left side reading a plaque.
Exif:

Canon 20D | EF-S 17-85 IS@17mm | Av | F/4 | 1/50sec | ISO-400

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More of the Pleiades

Monday, February 20th, 2006
BCE Place

Another shot with the Pleiades seen on the right side. The dark area on the far right of the image is the tube of the telescope that the camera was piggy backing on so that I could follow the stars rotation using its equatorial mount, and in order to get a wide shot that I wanted, the tube needed to be in the shot.
Exif:

Canon Rebel XT | EF-S 17-85 IS@17mm | M | F/4.5 | 10min 39sec | ISO-400

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Milky Way Overhead

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006
Milky Way Overhead

The Milky Way overhead at the cottage in the early fall. Similar to the other recent astrophotography posts I’ve done, the camera was piggy backing on a telescope on an equatorial mount and using a sidereal drive so that the picture frame follows the stars and no star trails are formed.
Exif:

Canon Rebel XT | EF-S 17-85 IS@17mm | M | F/5.0 | 6min 11sec | ISO-800

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Face Off

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006
Face Off

I took this at the 2nd game of the season this year. I love the moment captured in the picture, but I’m very disappointed with the image quality. I normally shoot in the RAW file format, so that I can do exposure and white balance touch ups later. However, at the very start of this game, my 1GB card that I used was having problems, so I had to shoot with my 512MB card, which meant in order to take more pictures, I couldn’t shoot in the RAW format, I regret that decision as the pictures came out with an ugly red tint. I did my best to fix the red tint, but I’m still not very pleased, since it made the other colours very dull.
Exif:

Canon Rebel XT | EF 75-300 USM@300mm | Av | F/5.6 | 1/1599sec | ISO-1600

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Old and New

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006
Old and New

Taken this weekend at BCE place..
Exif:

Canon 20D | EF-S 17-85 USM IS@17mm | Av | F/4 | 1/500sec | ISO-400

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University College

Friday, February 24th, 2006
University College

University College at the University of Toronto.
Exif:

Canon 20D | EF-S 17-85 USM IS@30mm | Av | F/9 | 13sec | ISO-200 | -2 Exp Comp.

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Winter Stream

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
Winter Stream

A shot from the creek across the street from my house.
Exif:

Canon 20D | EF-S 17-85 USM IS@68mm | M | F/32 | 0.8sec | ISO-100