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The Way I Saw It: 3

Film photography has been quite the adventure for me over the past few months. What started out as an experiment with a Holga 135 has turned into to a bit of an obsession. There are now 4 film cameras in my arsenal, and a small section of my fridge is dedicated to housing film. Crazy.

Enjoy the weekend, everyone!


– Mamiya 645 1000s
– Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f/2.8
Ilford Delta 3200

Brian Furbush - November 4, 2011 - 7:44 am

These are great man, you’re really coming along nicely with mastering film. Dig the taxi and the BK Bridge shots.

Tobias George - November 4, 2011 - 7:48 am

The mood evoked in these shots is amazing!

jina - November 4, 2011 - 7:55 am

Your use of light… or sometimes the lack of it… is really affecting.

Chris DeAngelis - November 4, 2011 - 8:02 am

The mood of that film is just fantastic! Such an eerie feel to it. Excellent work as usual! Are you supposed to put film in the fridge?

Chris Nitz - November 4, 2011 - 8:03 am

Love that your fridge is now filling up with film. Soon you may have to buy a new fridge just to house your film addiction ๐Ÿ˜‰ Nice shots, Heath.

Mike Olbinski - November 4, 2011 - 8:06 am

Dammit dude, these are sick. The one of the bridge is downright nasty man. Killing it with this stuff.

Jesse Pafundi - November 4, 2011 - 8:34 am

Winnnninggggg. I love every one of these images. You really worked the light perfectly.

Chris Frailey - November 4, 2011 - 8:50 am

Sooo good. These are rock but I love the last one.

A.Barlow - November 4, 2011 - 9:25 am

Love the smooth grain in these. Looks nice.

Rick Louie - November 4, 2011 - 9:33 am

Love the dark mood to these shots! Nice artistic interpretation of NY scenes! I can’t wait to get back.

Jon Stolarski - November 4, 2011 - 11:50 am

Love the B&W film shots Heath, Kep ’em coming.

Curt Fleenor - November 4, 2011 - 11:52 am

These all kick it but I love the shots of the bench and the taxi.

andy gimino - November 5, 2011 - 3:15 am

Great black and whites today heath. love all the textures and shadows here!

Dave DiCello - November 8, 2011 - 5:53 am

Crackin’ series here Heath, I love the grainy goodness you have going on here!

Abstract Ribs

It feels like a long time since I’ve posted an abstract architecture shot, so I figured I’d share this one from the Stephen Avenue Mall here in Calgary. There are about 6 or 7 tall metal ‘tree’ sculptures along one section of the avenue that are designed to break up wind gusts. This is a view looking straight up to the top of one of these sculptures.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon 135mm f/2.0L

Dave DiCello - November 3, 2011 - 7:21 am

Wow, this is so cool Heath! I love the POV here, and it gives a pretty cool effect when you scroll down the page!

Jesse Pafundi - November 3, 2011 - 7:29 am

Really enjoy these shots from you and like Dave said, the effect is sweet when scrolling.

Rich Williams - November 3, 2011 - 7:29 am

Oooh, love the light and comp, Heath. Good call with the b&w processing–this wouldn’t have worked as well if it were in color.

So you also have the 135mm L, huh? That’s a pretty sweet portrait lens.

Brian Furbush - November 3, 2011 - 7:56 am

Very cool shot Heath – love it in B&W, and as previously said, the scrolling effect is awesome.

Chris Nitz - November 3, 2011 - 8:20 am

Cool shot. Feels like I’m looking at the rib cage of some mechanical warrior. Great stuff.

Chris Frailey - November 3, 2011 - 8:27 am

Love the high contrast Heath.

John Sotiriou - November 3, 2011 - 8:48 am

Very cool, Heath!

Rick Louie - November 3, 2011 - 9:11 am

Very nice abstract! Can’t wait to see more with the 135mm!

A.Barlow - November 3, 2011 - 9:50 am

Really cool ๐Ÿ™‚

Try this. Resize your browser window so it looks like a long rectangle. [ ]

Once that’s done scroll up and down this image and it gives the impression of the “ribs” opening and close. Pretty neat – but I’m easily amused, lol.

Scott Wood - November 3, 2011 - 1:42 pm

I like it. I shot a similar shot of a staircase hand rail recently, should post it sometime.

LensScaper - November 3, 2011 - 2:24 pm

Love it! Wonderful symmetry. Tremendous B&W stripped down to the bare bones and full of contrast. it was worth looking up!

Curt Fleenor - November 3, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Sweet comp and perfect in b/w!

Chris DeAngelis - November 4, 2011 - 8:03 am

Love the symmetry here! How is that 135L? Is it new to the arsenal?

Hanging Out

This is a french bulldog.

He lives in Brooklyn.

I think he’s a Giants fan.

Have a good day ๐Ÿ™‚

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon 24-105mm f/4L

Mike Olbinski - November 2, 2011 - 7:38 am

I feel like I have a shot of this dog, but maybe he was a different one ๐Ÿ™‚

Love it!w

Dave DiCello - November 2, 2011 - 7:42 am

Lol, I love the expression here man. Awesome capture.

Edith Levy - November 2, 2011 - 7:44 am

He’s cute. Great shot.

Chris DeAngelis - November 2, 2011 - 7:54 am

I remember this little guy ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice shot.

Chris Nitz - November 2, 2011 - 8:01 am

I can hear him snorting right now. So much fun right here ๐Ÿ™‚

Chris Frailey - November 2, 2011 - 8:07 am

Strike a pose!

Jesse Pafundi - November 2, 2011 - 8:37 am

Haha fantastic post. What a face.

Kris Koeller - November 2, 2011 - 10:24 am

I love dog portraits. This is great.

Jim Denham - November 2, 2011 - 11:26 am

What a cool, fun shot Heath!

Rick Louie - November 2, 2011 - 11:44 am

I think I know that bulldog ๐Ÿ˜‰ What a fun shot!

Brian Furbush - November 2, 2011 - 1:02 pm

A face only a mother could love. Great shot bud.

A.Barlow - November 2, 2011 - 1:05 pm

Yep, looks like a giants fan to me. Looks like a giants fan I know I mean ๐Ÿ™‚

Justin - November 3, 2011 - 8:26 am

Pug portraits make me smile every time!

The Neeks: Calgary Family Photographer

A couple weeks ago I had some friends give me a call on a Friday night wondering if I could do a quick mini family session for them the next day as they were looking for a few photos they could use for Christmas cards. I gladly obliged as I knew I would have a ton of fun with their two kids.

Bowness Park proved to be an awesome location as there were still a bunch of trees that had yet to lose their leaves providing some awesome colour for the shoot. Gotta love that autumn colour!

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon 50mm f/1.4
BlackRapid RS-4 Camera Strap

Mike Olbinski - November 1, 2011 - 7:17 am

Nice work man, love these. The ones with the kids feet on the tracks are great.

Dave DiCello - November 1, 2011 - 7:21 am

These are just outstanding man! Looks like a beautiful fmaily on a beautiful day!

Rich Williams - November 1, 2011 - 7:26 am

Dammit, you and Jesse are inspiring me to hop on the bandwagon and start shooting families/couples as well. Great job, Heath.

Chris DeAngelis - November 1, 2011 - 8:00 am

Great set Heath! Looks like the older one may be a handful ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the B&W one of the two boys!

Chris Nitz - November 1, 2011 - 8:08 am

Nice set of shots, but I have to admit that I laughed when I got to the shot of the boy being all authoritative and pointing at the camera. The expression on his face is so great with him trying to look mean while clearly holding back a smile/laugh. Such fun!

Jesse Pafundi - November 1, 2011 - 8:18 am

Great work dude. That frame with the kids throwing leaves and parents smiling is brilliant.

A.Barlow - November 1, 2011 - 8:58 am

Nice set man, good job! I like the mono crop of the kids feet on the tracks. That’s my fav.

Chris Frailey - November 1, 2011 - 9:17 am

Nice set Heath. Digging the one of the kid throwing the leaves up.

Brian Furbush - November 1, 2011 - 11:09 am

Great set man, looks like everyone had a blast. As everyone said, the frame with the leaves is pretty damn awesome.

Rick Louie - November 1, 2011 - 12:49 pm

Looks like they have a great set of images for cards this Christmas! Well done1

Carlyn Neek - November 1, 2011 - 6:46 pm

Thanks for the fantastic photos, Heath! We had fun and couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. It was fun to read all the comments and see how your photography really translated the kids’ personalities to the viewers. Every day is an adventure being their mom.

Shan - November 1, 2011 - 8:11 pm

Heath, these are amazing! You really captured the kids as I know them… Fun, cute and slightly mischievous!! I also love the leaf throwing shot.

Control Room

As part of the behind the scenes tour of Grand Central Terminal we got to see the control room. This is where every single train that enters and leaves the terminal is dispatched – pretty cool. Each employee had a few giant monitors with different maps of the train tracks, and on the wall at the front of the room there were two huge screens that showed every track and the location of every train. Such an amazing place to see, and I’m glad I was able to capture it.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L

Scott Wyden Kivowitz - October 31, 2011 - 7:22 am

Nicely captured dude!

Brian Furbush - October 31, 2011 - 7:29 am

Sweet shot man, place is pretty crazy right?

Jesse Pafundi - October 31, 2011 - 7:49 am

Such an original shot, well seen dude.

Chris Nitz - October 31, 2011 - 8:24 am

Every time I see this room I feel like the operators should be touching screens that float in midair. Nicely shot man.

Kris Koeller - October 31, 2011 - 9:10 am

What a great behind the scenes experience. Very cool.

Edith Levy - October 31, 2011 - 9:12 am

Wow what a cool place. Great job.

James Howe - October 31, 2011 - 9:32 am

Definitely looks like a cool place to visit. Thanks for sharing.

A.Barlow - October 31, 2011 - 9:34 am

Nice shot man, I like the center of interest ๐Ÿ™‚

Curt Fleenor - October 31, 2011 - 10:18 am

Very cool!

Justin - October 31, 2011 - 10:26 am

I’m glad you did too. Thanks for sharing it.

Rick Louie - October 31, 2011 - 10:41 am

Very cool! Those trains really run efficiently! A great way to get around town. Thanks for sharing!

Mike Olbinski - October 31, 2011 - 11:07 am

Love the focal point man, great shot!

Steve Beal - October 31, 2011 - 11:23 am

I was waiting for this shot, love the comp man, nicely done!

Dave Wilson - October 31, 2011 - 11:29 am

You guys had altogether too much fun in the Big Apple! Behind the scenes at Grand Central must have been a blast.

Scott Ackerman - October 31, 2011 - 11:29 am

Sweet! Love those screens on the wall. Bet that Monday Night Football would look pretty sweet up there.