Saturday, September 13, 2014

My second olympus omd-m1 has run into problems

My second m1 has an intermittent rear dial. This camera is going back to olympus for repair. Without the rear dial working its a point and shoot.  It seems to me that there are quality problems with the manufacturer of these cameras. I wish they were made in japan instead of china. This is pretty poor to have two bodies fail.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Jesse Cook at Luminato 2014

A laugh between friends
Taken with an Olympus M1, Metabones, and Canon FD 85mm 1.8 wide open.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding Hearts
Canon 100mm FD Macro lens, Metabones adapter, OMD-M1.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cottage Sunset

Cottage Sunset
This would be an exposure of about 3 minutes. OMD-M1 and 12-40 at f7.1, ISO 200 using a 10 stop ND. The camera was remote controlled as the bugs were vicious.

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Bleeding Heart

The Bleeding Heart

Taken with a Oly M1, Metabones adapter, and a Canon 100mm f4 fd lens, F4 BTW.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tulip in the garden

A Green Garden Tulip

Taken with a EM-1 and a Metabones adapter with a 50mm Canon FD macro lens. Hand held.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Metabones Canon fd to M4/3 issues.

I got a new Metabones adapter this week. It looks promising, however tht tripod foot contacts my Omd E-m1 body and has ground the corner finish off the bottom of the lens mount housing.
Also, the device is not adjusted for infinity on a perfect condition fd 35mm F2. I can adjust the body focus following instructions on their website.
Metabones has been contacted for a solution.
Update: the focus adjustment required about a 3/4 counter clockwise turn. Metabones is sending out a replacement tripod foot. If its not any different form the current one I can at least dremel one of them down or shim it out. According to Metabones they only make one size of tripod foot so lets hope its a quality issue. Still this adapter has marked up my camera body....

Metabones shipped a new foot and it has the same issue of rubbing against the camera. I guess they have never actually mounted the adapter and foot on an omd-1. This is disappointing. On to plan B.

Update Plan B:
A while with a Dremel tool grinding off the raised back part of the foot corrects the problem. Painting with non glossy black paint finishes the job. I hope Metabones fixes this for future Omd 1 users.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Crocus

Easter Crocus
This is a blend of three different images at various focal points. There were more than three images taken for a focus stack that would have rendered a totally sharp flower. I selected only three for the effect I wanted. At an aperture of F8 and this magnification DOF is very shallow. A 100mm manual focus macro lens was used on a OMD-M1. Fill light was added from a silver refector. Photoshop CC was used to blend the images.

Window of Hope

Window of Hope
Two infrared shots merged. One focused on the wall and one on the forest. Each shot was taken at F7.1 Processed in PS CC and Lightroom. There is an amazing tool in PS for wide angle corrections. Used it and wow!

Friday, April 18, 2014


B&W infrared image of the Ontario badlands on an overcast day. GH1 and 12-40 zoom.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Blue Dancer

Blue Dancer

Red Dancers

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Royal Botanical Gardens March 9

Expressive Koi #1
Expressive Koi #2


So Wacky

The Hood of So Wacky

Camera Canada Magazine - Spring 2014

This issue is in a word wonderful!
Andre Gallant has an article in the issue on 'Inspiration'. Its a very good read.

Check out his new book

Saturday, March 8, 2014

FUN a concert

The Passion of FUN
Audience of Phones
Rolling Stones Tribute

Monday, February 17, 2014

Royal Botanical Gardens

Under the Canopy of Trees
Pretty Thing

Vine Bliss

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Tiffany Falls - Hidden Cascade- Nik Analog Efex Pro Wet Plate

Tiffany Falls - Hidden Cascade - Wet Plate

Tiffany Falls - Hidden Cascade - Colour

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tiffen ND 3.0

I am the first kid on my block to get the new ten stop Tiffen 3.0 netrual density filter. This one fits the Olympus 12-40 (62mm) for the OMD-M1. The M1 has this incredible feature (livebulb) where long exposures display on the camera as they build up during the exposure. I can't wait for the opportunity to use this very dark piece of kit on some water shots. I also obtained a 1.2 (4 stop) filter for less dof during the day.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

Advanced Digital Black & White Photography Book

I had the chance to read this book over the holidays. This updated version (2012) was an excelent refresher on what I've forgotten. John Beardsworth has detailed both the historical methods and the current best practices. The addition of some Lightroom and Silver Efex pro content was valuable as those are the tools I currently use.

This text is highly recommended for photographers interested in the fine craft of digital black & white image creation.

ISBN 13:978-1-4547-0419-5

Friday, January 3, 2014