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Engagement Photos!

A couple weekends ago Brei and I had our engagement photos shot by my good buddy Tye Carson. On his suggestion we hit up the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary for the shoot, which turned out to be an absolutely awesome location! We had a ton of fun doing the shoot and we couldn’t be happier with how the photos turned out…thanks Tye, you rock!

Autumn, Reflected » Heath O'Fee Photography - October 10, 2010 - 11:21 am

[…] been there since I was a kid until my wedding photographer took my bride-to-be and I there for our engagement photos this summer. It’s an absolutely beautiful park right along the river and I was lucky enough […]

Iconic Reflection in Palliser South

Anyone who has been to Calgary knows that the most iconic building (to date) is, of course, the Calgary Tower. Although not the tallest tower in the city, its distinctive shape and red cap make it instantly recognizable. While walking back to my car from work a few weeks ago I noticed that on a clear day the Calgary Tower produces an almost full reflection of itself in the new Palliser South building…I instantly knew that I had to come back with my camera to capture the scene. Conveniently, the deadline for the 2010 Buildex Calgary Photo Competition was swiftly approaching and I wanted a couple extra photos to enter. So on my downtown photowalk a couple weeks ago I made sure to capture this really cool scene…hope you like it!

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 13mm, F 9.0, ISO 100, 3 Exposures

The details: 3 exposure HDR tonemapped in Photomatix, Lightroom for catalogue, color, contrast, clarity, Noiseware for noise control.

mzdeitz - July 6, 2010 - 10:22 pm

This is great Heath. Good eye!

yycofee - July 7, 2010 - 4:46 pm

Thanks Steph!

Device to Root Out Evil – Dennis Oppenheim

I took the day off work yesterday and went for a decent photowalk downtown early in the morning. I got a few really cool shots of the new Palliser South building which I’ll share next week, but today I want to show you all an awesome outdoor art installation in Ramsey. This piece is called “Device to Root Out Evil” by Dennis Oppenheim. Until a couple of years ago the piece was in Vancouver, but it was brought out to Calgary by the Glenbow Museum and placed in a small grassy area in Ramsey (just off Spiller Road on 24th Ave). The clouds were just awesome when I showed up there yesterday morning so I had a ton of fun shooting this amazing piece of art. I hope you like the finished product below…I’ll probably share a couple more shots in the future.

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm, F 11, ISO 100, 3 Exposures

The details: 3 exposure HDR tonemapped in Photomatix, Lightroom for contrast and clarity, Noiseware for noise reduction.

Oh, I have to throw out a hat tip to Chelsey over at Wishing Star Photography who brought this cool piece of art to my attention. Thanks Chelsey!

triggax - June 25, 2010 - 7:03 pm

Dude this is soo frickin rad…

I’ve never seen this before, im in ramsey like 3 times a week ill be sure to keep a look out next time…

Awesome photo man..

mzdeitz - June 26, 2010 - 8:16 pm

umn….this is super awesome! Nice shot!

yycofee - June 28, 2010 - 7:23 am

Thanks man! It’s a pretty sweet little installation…very off-the-beaten path location though. If you didn’t know it was there you probably wouldn’t see it at all.

yycofee - June 28, 2010 - 7:23 am

Thanks Steph!

Chelsey - July 6, 2010 - 8:49 pm

Oh Heath it’s amazing!! You are just…SO talented!!

yycofee - July 6, 2010 - 8:51 pm

Thanks Chelsey! I never would have known it was there if it weren’t for you…so thanks a ton!!

Vegas City Centre

This is another one of my favorites from our trip to Las Vegas last month. The new Vegas City Centre complex is very cool and I didn’t spend nearly as much time there as I would have liked to (although I have a feeling I would have been given a hard time trying to take photos there with my tripod without permission). This shot was taken from across the street on the busy corner just outside Planet Hollywood. As usual, it was a pretty busy night on the streets of Vegas and there were dozens of people on the corner waiting to cross the street while I was patiently setting up and taking this shot. Before I got there with my tripod nobody was taking the time to snap any photos of this scene…but after I got my gear all set up there were at least 3 or 4 others taking photos with their point-and-shoots of the same scene! Funny how people assume that if some random guy is taking a photo of something with a big tripod setup it must be a good photo opportunity…for all they know I could be the worst photographer in the world! Anyway…let me know what you think of this one:

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 15mm, F 7.1, ISO 100, 3 Exposures

The details: 3 exposure HDR tonemapped in Photomatix, Lightroom for color, contrast, clarity, spot removal, Photoshop for layer masking and a bit of smudging, Noiseware for noise control.

Vladimir Dostalek - July 14, 2010 - 11:45 pm

Amazing HDR. Great job.

yycofee - July 15, 2010 - 6:08 am

Thanks Vladimir, glad you like it!

Chateau Lake Louise Sitting Room with a View

This was one of the last places I visited during my last trip to the Chateau Lake Louise and I’m very happy that I did. I was pretty sure this would make a decent HDR photo because of the very dramatic difference in light levels between the view through the window and the ambient light in the hotel. I just processed this one last night and I’m quite happy with the results…when I look at this photo I feel like I’m back at the Chateau looking at that beautiful view! Let me know what you think:

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm, F 8.0, ISO 100, 5 Exposures

The details: 5 exposure HDR tonemapped in Photomatix, layer masking in Photoshop, contrast, clarity, sharpening in Lightroom, noise reduction in Noiseware.

triggax - June 9, 2010 - 10:22 am


This ones trippy… everything outside looks really 2 dimensional so it almost looks like paintings and not windows…

dope picture man..