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CANON, ROKINON CAMERA GEAR SALE

‘ve decided to move to the Fuji X-Pro 2 and maybe in the near future the Fuji XT-2 (depending on specs) for my setup so I’m selling all my Canon Gear and extra Fuji gear I’ll no longer be using.  It’s all in very good shape, some equipment used more than others and some almost brand new. Here is your chance to get some great equipment and discounted prices.  Items will be removed when sold.

Contact me if interested in any of this equipment

  • Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Flash Transmitter – $40
    • Like New
    • Took it out of box to test – Only used for testing

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Posted in Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 85mm f/1.2 L II, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM, Canon EF 2X Extender II, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM, Sigma Also tagged , , , , |

Busy Like a Beaver

This past summer driving along Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park looking for Elk we spotted some beaver building a dam.  They would chop down large branches and then whittle them down to smaller pieces to put in place for their dam.  They were for the most part pretty much hidden, but I found a little opening to catch a glimpse of one working away on a tree branch. Such cute little animals, just working away, oblivious to the world around them.

Busy Like a Beaver - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved

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Posted in beaver, Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Canon 5D Mk II, Moose-Wilson Road, Nik Software, Viveza 2, wildlife Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , |

Moraine Lake Waterfall

It’s Wednesday and it just feels like we need something to relax and carry us through the rest of the week so today I’m bringing you a Waterfall Wednesday!  There is something relaxing about a small hillside waterfall.  This waterfall area was on the way to Moraine Lake in Banff, Alberta, Canada.  If you take the Moraine Lake Road there is a large waterfall at the first hairpin turn that is fairly visible from the road, but further up you have to look for a small opening, you will see an inset bank of waterfalls.  When you hike in through the opening it seems like another world, away from the traffic and the outside elements.  You are just surrounded by lush green forest, moss and an incredible bank of continuous little waterfalls all the way up the hillside into the forest.

Have a great Wednesday!  Relax, it’s downhill from here!

Moraine Lake Waterfall - ©2012 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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Tomorrow is the last day to enter my New Year’s Giveaway 2012 and your chance to win my Sunflower Sunset print!

Sunflower Sunset - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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Posted in Banff, Canon 5D Mk II, Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM, Color Efex Pro 4, foliage, landscape, long exposure, Moraine Lake, nature, Nik Software, polarizer, Viveza 2, waterfall Also tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Waterfall Wednesday!

This week a couple of the other photo bloggers, Curt Fleenor and Heath O’Fee  put out some images of waterfalls and flowing creeks so I had to process one of my images of this small hidden hillside creek we stumbled upon in Banff. Thanks to my friend Wil Bloodworth for spotting this hillside creek.  It’s such an amazing place!

Heath’s image is from this same hillside creek so it was nice to see his vision as he hiked up the hill to capture this magical place.  It was the most amazing place with about 5-6 scenes in the first within about 25 yards of the entrance to this creek and the further up you went on this hillside the more amazing the scenes became.  It was all covered by tall foliage and I literally could have spent the whole day shooting this hillside creek.

This trip to Banff I rented a Canon 24mm tilt-shift lens.  It was a series 1 lens, but I got it at a good price from Camren here in town for the week-long trip.  The series 1 lens has its limitations, but it gave me the opportunity to play with a ts-e lens and understand how it works allow me to try the lens to see if I really wanted one.  A tilt-shift lens is great for landscapes, architecture and product imaging.  It allows you to capture the full scene or product without the distortion of lines you would get from a wide-angle lens.  The use of a tilt-shift lens also allows you to create seamless panoramas without having to adjust for distortion in shots from moving rotating your camera from left to right in capturing a scene.  You literally can shift the lens from left to right and capture the panorama and the camera never moves.  This waterfall scene I just adjusted the lens down a couple of degrees which brought the top of the scene closer allowing for what looks like a flat focal plane.  It’s as if the trees leaning away from you all of sudden get tilted back toward the lens and look straight up and down.  This allows you to increase your aperture and still have the full scene in focus with less diffraction. One note I learned on this trip was when taking pictures of water is to use a circular polarizer. It really reduces the light created by the water and reduces the glare in the scene.

This first image is a panorama stitch of the scene.  I created the scene by shifting the lens from left to right.  The series 1 had some vignetting on the upper edges, so I cropped a little off to get rid of the vignette.  This second image is the standalone center image. I prefer the first, but let me know your thoughts. I like the fact that you can see some of the left and right edge detail of the scene.

Hillside Waterfall - Banff, Alberta, Canada ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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Banff Waterfall - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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Posted in Banff, Canon 5D Mk II, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5, landscape, long exposure, onOne Software, panorama, tilt-shift, waterfall Also tagged , , , , , , , , , |