Monthly Archives: February 2011

No food or drink allowed

This picture is a coyote I photographed in Kananaskis Country near Canmore, Alberta. I wish it were wolf, but it is definitely coyote. I was driving towards Canmore and I found this guy on the load.  I took some shots of the coyote. And I started my car again. After driving 5 min or so, I found this coyote chasing my car. I stopped my car and took more photos. This coyote was totally relaxed and quite an entertainer. 

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On the other hand, I hope this coyote has not been fed by humans. Photographers, in general, are bad species in nature because some of us feed wildlife to get UNIQUE shots. But it is BIG NO, NO.  

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I used Nikon DSLR for this shot unusually. I got the 3rd position on zoology competition by the local camera club .

Rhythm, rhythm, rhythm – Light, light light

The photo bellow is Casey Ryder, my best friend and a fabulous musician in Victoria, BC.
So three elements of music are rhythm, melody, and harmony. However, when I was his guitar student and he told me that it would be  “rhythm, rhythm, rhythm”. This means rhythm comes first and it is the most import element in music.

So now thinking about photography. What are elements of the photography? Composition…color… depth of field…shutter speed and motion…you name it. But in my opinion, LIGHT is always most important for photography. Everybody likes sunrise and sunset photos because of the beautiful red sky. Then turn the image to B&W, what can you see? Is the composition good enough? More importantly, am I capturing dramatic light? So many lighting techniques have been developed in 100 years of history of the photography to get ideal lighting. Yes, I believe LIGHT comes always first.

Casey Ryder in Nanton, AB

I bounced flash light to the wall. There was glass door of the cabinet on the wall. So sharp strong light flashed to Casey’s face from his right side.

Please check out Casey’s web site here.