Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Night Walk feat. The Peace Bridge

Living in downtown has certainly come with its ups and downs. One thing that I do enjoy though is my direct proximity to excellent architecture and subjects for street photography. One thing that I hated about living in the suburbs is that I was never inspired to pick up my camera and snap some photos of my surroundings. Living downtown has re-opened my eyes and I'm constantly on the lookout for subjects to take photos of! Night photo walks are my favourite. The streets are quiet and the city lights up with new perspectives.

Talking about new perspectives, the new Peace Bridge in our city is a definite challenge to photograph. It has been shot to death and finding a new perspective is not easy. I finally decided to give the Peace Bridge a shot one night and packed my 35mm f/1.4L and a tripod in an attempt to see the bridge from a different angle. I laid on my back and my belly. I tried to focus on more obscure sections and even climbed underneath the red beast. The results were good but I'm certain that with some study and recon, I can do a little more.

The proof is in the pudding.. let me know what you think!

And now a little bit of black and white to chill your retinas out after all of that red!


Friday, June 1, 2012

Freak Motif @ Local 522

I've been sitting on these photos for over a month now. Sorry for the delay, but the month of May turned out to be hella busy! But without any further adieu, may I present to you Freak Motif! A few good friends of mine from high school are members of Calgary's most exciting funk act and asked if I could come out to enjoy their latest show. I happily obliged and thought it would be a nice favor to take a few photos of the band while they performed to a packed crowd at Local 522. Enough chit chat; here are the photos!

If you're able to catch these guys, I would highly suggest it! Freak Motif is pure musical fusion; improvisation at its finest! I hope you liked the photos. It was dark as hell in Local and the only light source was a single red spot light. There are some gems in there though. Check out my Flickr to see more photos that are posted in the blog.