The Beach

Added on by Bill.

After visiting the lighthouse I walked down to the beach. from there I could see into Vancouver Harbour, Stanley Park and UBC. 

Leica M9, Leica Super-Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH, ISO 160, f/16, 1/25sec

Leica M9, Leica Super-Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH, ISO 160, f/16, 1/25sec

As per the learnings from my workshop, this shot was taken with a tripod.

Lighthouse Park

Added on by Bill.

Probably not more than 20 km away from my snow shot a top Cypress Mountain is Lighthous Park.  No snow there; just wind and rain.  Reaching the lighthouse invovled a walk of about 1 km through a stand of Douglas Firs.  

Leica M9, Voightlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1, ISO 160, f/4.8, 1/350sec

Leica M9, Voightlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1, ISO 160, f/4.8, 1/350sec

Cypress Mountain

Added on by Bill.

After completing of the Freeman Patterson workshop I drove up to Cypress Mountain; I was looking for snow.  I wanted a shot where the trees were encrusted with snow and ice. While it was mostly cloudy and raining in Vancouver, it was snowing up in the mountains.  I found what I was looking for in the shot below.  

Leica M9, Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH, ISO 160, f/2.8, 1/350 sec

Leica M9, Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH, ISO 160, f/2.8, 1/350 sec

May be this will be next year's Christmas Card?

Honda SUV

Added on by Bill.

As noted in an earlier post, I recently attended a photography workshop hosted by Freeman Patterson.  For one of the exercises each student was assigned a spot in the lane from which he could not move.  We were stationed in our respective positions for one and one half hours. The purpose of such an exercise is to drive creativity.  An interesting approach.  

The first little while, may be as much as 30 minutes, were spent just taking shots. But after that phase wore out--after all the easy shots were out of my system--I was compelled to look a little deeper.  This is where creativity is forced.  After the easy shots one needs to think.  My position was beside a Honda SUV.  After taking the usual shots, including a few reflections through the hub caps, I made the one below.

Leica M9, Leica Super-Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH, ISO 160, f/32, 1/4sec

Leica M9, Leica Super-Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH, ISO 160, f/32, 1/4sec

This was a dangerous shot! It involved swinging the camera on its strap around my head with an open shutter.  I set the camera shutter to a 2 second delay to allow me to start swinging the device, plus bracketing so the camera would fire off multiple shots.  I repeated this procedure several times.  Only a couple shots were of interest; the above was what I thought was the best.  The red comes through from the tail lights; the silver from the colour of the vehicle.  I suspect the blue is from the sky.