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The Daily Snap – November 25

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2010 by Darwin

 

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For the last week or so it has been very frigid and for two days in a row we woke up to -35 degree weather. On our morning walks with the dog along the river there was some really great ice fog. I made a snap with the Sigma DP1x point-n-shoot to see how the camera handled back-lighting and high contrast light. I was impressed–this image is made hand-held without filters. I am not so keen about the  composition of this photo; I rushed the shot because the rays of light above the tree were fading fast.

Below is a shot of Samantha and Brando from the same morning. Sam is in her famous orange puffy coat!

 

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The forecast is for warming temperatures (good for the skin on our faces, not so great for dramatic photography). Happy Turkey Day to our American friends!

The Daily Snap – November 24

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , on November 24, 2010 by Darwin

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My canoe hibernating now in the backyard, summer seems so far away…. Taken with the Sigma DP1x point-n-shoot.

The Daily Snap – November 23

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , on November 23, 2010 by Darwin

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It’s been crazy cold and snowy here for the last week. I have been stuck in the office (submissions, deadlines , image processing etc) but managed to grab a couple of snaps with the Sigma DP1x while walking the dog. Here the morning fog rises off the Bow River in Cochrane along the river path where we walk Brando.

The Daily Snap – November 22

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2010 by Darwin

 

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Here I used the shallow Depth-of-field available on the Sigma DP1x to highlight the photographer in the background. (The tree was almost up against the lens to get it to be out of focus.

The Daily Snap- November 21

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2010 by Darwin

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Mount Chephren and the Mistaya River at the Mistaya Oxbow, Banff National Park, Alberta. Sigma DP1x in monochrome JPEG mode.

The Daily Snap – November 20

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , on November 20, 2010 by Darwin

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Obviously I must have a fascination with human trash especially the story behind the ‘artifacts’. Here an oil can lies rusted on the Kootenay Plains near Abraham Lake. I shot this photo with the Sigma DP1x. Because the Sigma has an APS-c sized sensor you can actually get shallow depth-of-field that is nearly impossible to get with a smaller sensor point-n-shoot like the Canon G11.

The Daily Snap – November 19

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , on November 19, 2010 by Darwin

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Dappled sunlight highlights sand ripples along the North Saskatchewan River at the Kootenay Plains in the Bighorn Wildlands of Alberta. This is an in-camera JPEG capture using the Sigma DP1x.

The Daily Snap – November 18

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , on November 18, 2010 by Darwin

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A self portrait against the clear ice on the North Saskatchewan River (Sigma DP1x)

The Daily Snap – November 17

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , on November 17, 2010 by Darwin

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Ice on the North Saskatchewan River at Whirlpool Point, Alberta. Sigma DP1x point-n-shoot. The yellow reflection is from a cloud lit up by the sunset sky.

The Daily Snap – November 16

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2010 by Darwin

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Whirlpool Point, Kootenay Plains Alberta shot with the Sigma DP1x point-n-shoot camera.