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The Way I Saw It: V

This will likely be my last ‘collage’ post from New York City. Five instalments is decent and I feel like I have a pretty representative collection of images.

While I’ll still post an image here and there from New York, I feel like I’m closing the chapter on this trip – and I’m already itching for the next one. In January I’ll be heading to Palm Springs, CA where I’ll be spending some time in Joshua Tree National Park and perhaps visiting the Salton Sea area again. If anyone has some insight into other spots I should hit in the area, I’m definitely open to suggestions!

Russ Scullen - November 29, 2011 - 7:28 am

These collages of your trip have been great. Enjoyed the pics especially the ones of others in your group.
Nice way to end off with that shot of Brian.
Great stuff Heath. Thanks for sharing.

Mike Olbinski - November 29, 2011 - 7:30 am

Last one of BM is priceless ๐Ÿ™‚

I think you win the NY trip.

These are all awesome.

Scott Wyden Kivowitz - November 29, 2011 - 7:38 am

Good times ๐Ÿ™‚

Dave DiCello - November 29, 2011 - 7:44 am

Another incredible series here man. Can’t wait to get back to the city.

Jesse Pafundi - November 29, 2011 - 7:54 am

Killer set. That last one of BM puts the bow on these.

Michelle Feeney - November 29, 2011 - 7:55 am

Great captures Heath!

Darren Swim - November 29, 2011 - 8:00 am

Excellent series. Great photos!

Edith Levy - November 29, 2011 - 8:47 am

Another great series of shots Heath.

Rich Williams - November 29, 2011 - 9:14 am

I have no comment regarding that last shot of Matiash.

Chris Maskell - November 29, 2011 - 9:15 am

Great images Heath. Love the way you portrayed them and the excellent tone and cropping.

Brian Furbush - November 29, 2011 - 10:16 am

Yep, you win the NYC trip. Great/special shot of Matiash to close it out.

LensScaper - November 29, 2011 - 11:21 am

An exhibition all to itself. Fantastic variety of work. You’ve got a great eye not just for the big picture but the quirky little things we so often miss. Enjoy Palm Springs – when we were there it was 110 degrees. A bit warm!

A.Barlow - November 29, 2011 - 12:21 pm

Really nice set man. LOL @ that last one ๐Ÿ™‚

Chris DeAngelis - November 30, 2011 - 7:55 am

Love these! You did such a fantastic job with all these walk-around posts. Brings back great memories from an epic trip!

Nathan Gilmer - November 30, 2011 - 8:36 pm

These are great man. Everytime you post one, it makes me want to go to NYC so bad. I am kinda bummed its the last one.

murphyz - December 1, 2011 - 5:37 am

Another great collection of shots Heath – that last one is a super one to finish the set on ๐Ÿ™‚

Rick - December 1, 2011 - 10:50 am

Love this take on your trip to NY! Very nice set of images!

Chris Robins - December 7, 2011 - 10:17 pm

you lookin’ at me?
you lookin’ at me!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kris Koeller - December 26, 2011 - 10:16 pm

Great shots of my hometown!

Sunset Clouds

Sometimes you just get lucky.

The clouds during the sunset over Lake Minnewanka were just amazing – and sometimes you have to allow those clouds to be the main subject of your frame.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
B+W 77mm 10 stop ND Filter

Wayfaring Wanderer - November 23, 2011 - 7:28 am

That is simply stunning! The clouds certainly do frame the mountain perfectly!

John Sotiriou - November 23, 2011 - 7:46 am

Gorgeous! Did you use a ND filter on this?

Jesse Pafundi - November 23, 2011 - 8:06 am

The way the clouds are formed around the mountain is just stunning. Smart smart way to have them be the show piece with the darker mountains. This is amazeballs.

Matt Wolin - November 23, 2011 - 8:14 am

Talk about leading lines… That cloud is perfect!

Len Saltiel - November 23, 2011 - 8:16 am

Those clouds are glorious Heath and they make a great leading line.

Mike Olbinski - November 23, 2011 - 8:16 am

Ugh, so jealous of this stuff…that motion and color is sick man.

Rick - November 23, 2011 - 8:26 am

I must take time out to visit this Lake next time I come up! Wonderful color in the sky!

Threeark - November 23, 2011 - 8:59 am

Love that subtle movement in the clouds. Makes the whole shot IMO. Great work.

Brian Furbush - November 23, 2011 - 9:02 am

Holy. Shit. This is incredible man, I love the light/dark contrast, plus you couldn’t have asked for a better leading line with those clouds.

Chris DeAngelis - November 23, 2011 - 9:19 am

Perfect. Love the curve of the cloud around the mountains!

Russ Scullen - November 23, 2011 - 9:52 am


Chris Maskell - November 23, 2011 - 11:42 am

Simply stunning, Heath. The colour of the clouds against the cobalt blue sky, underpinneed by the mountans and mirror like lake. Just amazing

LensScaper - November 23, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Wonderful light and I love the way you’ve captured the light on the mountains. The cloud curling over the mountains is a special addition.

Jacob Lucas - November 23, 2011 - 12:23 pm


Clyde Stevens - November 23, 2011 - 12:32 pm

Water has the sheen of iron oxide while the mountain tips glow with fire. Awesome.

Curt Fleenor - November 23, 2011 - 5:48 pm

Oh yeah, now this is the stuff! Gorgeous capture Heath!

Chris Robins - November 23, 2011 - 9:43 pm

you got nice clouds!!!

Justin - November 28, 2011 - 9:02 am

I love the movement. It’s almost like the spoke of a wheel flying overhead. Nice!

Michael Tuuk - December 1, 2011 - 7:05 pm

Very nice, Heath! You happy with the performance of that ND filter? (I’m guessing so by the quality of this shot).

The Way I Saw It: The 4th

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything from New York, so I thought I’d go back and do another ‘potpourri’ post from my time there – such good times.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Canon Fisheye EF 15mm f/2.8
B+W 77mm 10-stop ND Filter

Rich Williams - November 22, 2011 - 7:13 am


Jim Denham - November 22, 2011 - 7:18 am

Heath, you have an amazing eye and ability to express what you see in pics. Awesome set my friend!

Chris Frailey - November 22, 2011 - 7:22 am

Great job on catching so many diverse things Heath. Love the detail.

Rick - November 22, 2011 - 7:26 am

Wonderful details of the city! Can’t wait to get back.

Jesse Pafundi - November 22, 2011 - 7:44 am

Just fantastic. Love your perspective. Furbush’s face is hilarious as well.

Brian Furbush - November 22, 2011 - 7:46 am

These are seriously awesome dude, great vision to see a lot of these. And a special thanks for throwing my mug in there haha.

Chris Maskell - November 22, 2011 - 7:50 am

WOW. I love the crops and muted pastel colours Heath. This series just stands out from so many New York shots I have seen, there is a timeless feel about the images that just hit a note.

Jon Stolarski - November 22, 2011 - 8:03 am

Really love this series. Great eye for composition.

Pat O'Brien - November 22, 2011 - 8:09 am

Awesome shots here Heath! I visit NYC all the time and I overlook the simple things. You captured it perfectly.

James Howe - November 22, 2011 - 8:18 am

Great collection of images. I haven’t been to NY in a while and your shots really make me want to get back.

A.Barlow - November 22, 2011 - 8:45 am

Nice set of shots man. Those really slim buildings always trip me out. So different than most. Why is it you always find them on street corners by a fork in the road? It’s like they split the road in two.

(at least out in my area that’s where they are placed)

Chris DeAngelis - November 22, 2011 - 9:08 am

Great job Heath. I remember all those particular things and have my versions too, but you just nailed the comp and processing here! You have a fantastic eye for the details! Great job, makes we wish we were going shooting again in NY! Oh, and the shot of Furbush is fantastic!

Mike Olbinski - November 22, 2011 - 9:39 am

These are just magnificent man. You know. The shot of the sticky notes is just epic.

Edith Levy - November 22, 2011 - 10:07 am

Awesome series of images Heath. I’m going to be in New York in March and can hardly wait to get out there with my camera.

Dave DiCello - November 22, 2011 - 11:07 am

Another outstanding series here man, I gotta get back to NYC soon!

LensScaper - November 23, 2011 - 1:38 am

Tremendous photo collage of NYC. You have an eye for the detail and that breathes new life into a city that’s over-photographed. Love the first shot of the Flatiron – that’s a new angle for a start.

Lake #6

Lake Minnewanka. Probably my favourite lake in the Rockies.

I’ve shot here a few times in the last year and I just can’t get enough of it. Since long exposures were the name of the game for me last Tuesday, I kept the 10-stop ND on my lens during my time at Minnewanka – and I’m glad I did. The movement in those colourful clouds and the silky smooth water make this image for me. Have a great weekend!

P.S. Don’t worry, #FilmFriday will be back soon – I just don’t have enough analog material at the moment!

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
B+W 77mm 10 stop ND Filter

Jesse Pafundi - November 18, 2011 - 7:44 am

The golden light on the mountains is magnificent man. Incredible.

Adam Olson - November 18, 2011 - 8:54 am

Loving that golden light on top of the mountains. Great use of the ND filter to get that motion in the clouds. Fantastic shot!

Mike Olbinski - November 18, 2011 - 8:56 am

Holy crap dude, this is SICK!

Chris DeAngelis - November 18, 2011 - 9:13 am

That light on the tops of the mountains is spectacular. Nice movement in the clouds too! Fantastic!

David Baker - November 18, 2011 - 9:22 am

This is simply stunning Heath. The color palette, the smoothness of the water, and the alpenglow are just perfection! Such a serene image.

Russ Scullen - November 18, 2011 - 9:28 am

Great shot, love the colors.

Edith Levy - November 18, 2011 - 9:33 am

Really spectacular shot Heath.

Rich Williams - November 18, 2011 - 9:41 am

You knocked this one outta the park. Amazing.

Jacob Lucas - November 18, 2011 - 9:52 am

Alpenglow is awesome, as is this image. Print it! ๐Ÿ™‚

A.Barlow - November 18, 2011 - 9:55 am

Good lord man, you have some of the most beautiful locations around you! very nice work on this one.

Rick Louie - November 18, 2011 - 10:53 am

Nailed it! Absolutely fantastic with the golden/orange color!

Bob Lussier - November 18, 2011 - 11:54 am

Looks even better than over Google+ Hangout!

Erin Duke - November 18, 2011 - 8:05 pm

I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t seen anybody’s recent work. Thanks for the reminder today that I need to visit all of you more often. This is stunning, Heath! ๐Ÿ™‚

Brian Furbush - November 21, 2011 - 7:25 am

Oh my god dude, this is hands down my favorite shot from you. That golden light is absolutely stunning.

Adam Allegro - November 21, 2011 - 7:38 am

Wow Heath, this is pretty awesome. I love using the ND filter on clouds and water. Very nice work buddy!

murphyz - November 22, 2011 - 5:56 am

Loving the light on top of those peaks and how the colours subtly move onto the water – really nice shot…makes me want to get out there with my ND filter.

Lake #4

After visiting Lake Louise, I made a short trek up the Icefields Parkway to both Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. Today’s image is of the latter which is known as ‘the bluest lake in the Rockies’. The colour of the lake in the photo below is an accurate representation of what I saw when I was there – it’s just crazy blue!

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
B+W 77mm 10 stop ND Filter

Matt Wolin - November 17, 2011 - 7:18 am

Awesome shot, Heath! Love what you are doing with that ND filter!

Brian Furbush - November 17, 2011 - 7:22 am

That color is absolutely insane man…would love to see that with my own eyes! Great filter work.

Jesse Pafundi - November 17, 2011 - 7:24 am


Mike Olbinski - November 17, 2011 - 8:10 am

Holy crap. That’s blue.

Bill Wilson - November 17, 2011 - 8:20 am

These last several photos you’ve posted have been great, but this one is just amazing. Nice work.

Rick Louie - November 17, 2011 - 8:30 am

Can I trade in my images for your images? ๐Ÿ˜€ Love the snow and the clouds! I wish I had more of those things in my images.

Chris DeAngelis - November 17, 2011 - 8:34 am

Wow, that lake doesn’t even look real it is so blue! Another great shot!

Tanya - November 17, 2011 - 9:06 am

WOW! The blues are insane! Great shot!

Rich Williams - November 17, 2011 - 9:58 am

Love it, Heath!

Steve Beal - November 17, 2011 - 10:43 am

This image is gorgeous – I love how the mountains pop against the sky!

Chris Frailey - November 17, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Going to put this place down as a must visit. Simply beautiful.

Len Saltiel - November 17, 2011 - 12:52 pm

Love this lake Heath and I’ve never seen it with snow. The contrasts are awesome.

Clyde Stevens - November 17, 2011 - 1:52 pm

Seriously intense blues! Brilliant work.

john - November 17, 2011 - 2:24 pm

Brilliant shot here! Love the blues and the way the snow seems to run right into the water at points. Cool find!

Michael Tuuk - November 17, 2011 - 4:26 pm

Nice one, Heath!

Tobias George - November 18, 2011 - 8:28 am

This is insane!! Looks like a minature set with the trees. Nice!

Justin - November 18, 2011 - 9:13 am

I have really been enjoying this week. This is no exception.

Awesome man!

Ida Shum - November 18, 2011 - 10:51 am

Awesome, Heath! When we saw you, you hadnt been up to Banff in a while and then you visit so soon, after the snow? This makes me envious of how close you are. Beautiful vista!