Autofest 2012

I’m the first to admit I’m not a car guy in the traditional sense. I don’t have an in-depth knowledge or passion for motoring. I do however, appreciate the aesthetic side of cars and the amount of time and effort it takes to create these works of art. Most auto shows that I’ve been to…

Photo of the Week: Week 34

This weeks shot was taken at Autofest 2012 in Oshawa, Ontario. There were hundreds of classic cars on display and endless number of photo opportunities. There would have been more if I didn’t have to chase after my 3 year old son as he started throwing sticks and rocks in the air. The shots I…

Words on Paper

I’ve had my fast, 50mm prime lens attached to the camera for some time now and am still blown away by the ability to grab just a sliver focus. I’ve seen this style of photo done before and think it looks pretty neat – especially when the words can evoke some sort of emotion. Not…

Say What…? #17

Patrick: “Daddy, I’m so proud of you.” Me: “What?! Why?” Patrick: “Because you come get me [from school].”  – Patrick (2012) Ummm… yes. What did you expect me to leave you there? Whatever makes you smile I guess.

Say What…? #16

Patrick: “Daddy, don’t eat anymore.” Me: “Why?” Patrick: “You need me to eat it.”  – Patrick (2012) We were at the zoo having a bite to eat at the snack bar when he came up with this little quip.

Moving Up

Finally. The Collins family has stepped into the 21st century… albeit a little late. That’s right, we finally got high speed internet at home. Why is this such a big deal you ask? Since we live outside city limits, we don’t get high speed fibre optics, or television cable, and barely get two bars reception…

Manual Focusing

It was raining off and on all day so I wasn’t able to get out and take any pictures. Plus I was at home sick, and I didn’t really feel like it anyways. It wasn’t long before I got the itch though. This evening, I thought I’d try out the 50mm prime, F1.8 lens with…

Different Angle

Whilst looking at the blog of good friend and photographic wizard, Mike Pereira, I noticed an image he recently posted looked quite familiar. I wasn’t sure why, and never gave it any more thought. Until this afternoon when it dawned on me – the 3 rocks in his picture are the same 3 rocks in…

Photo of the Week: Week 32

Yesterday, I met up with our photography club to do a photo scavenger hunt in the village of Lakefield, Ontario. I thought it was something different to do and a fun way to spend an afternoon. We were given the task of finding and shooting specific subjects which was much different than my usual approach…