Exhibitions

Sunsets & Sunrise

The Sun has been wor­shiped for mil­len­nia by var­i­ous cul­tures and civ­i­liza­tions world­wide, and it is read­i­ly available.

What more could you ask for in a pho­to­graph­ic subject?

I have always been fas­ci­nat­ed by astron­o­my; per­haps the Sun being our clos­est star has influ­enced my pas­sion for astronomy?

Sun­sets and sun­ris­es have a way of con­vey­ing the intri­cate rela­tion­ship between the Earth, Sun, Moon and Cos­mos, and of course, the play of shad­ows and light on the landscape.

Haleakela Sunset Summit Evening Sky


I have been to the top of Haleakela more times than I can count and the view is nev­er the same.

Look­ing west for the sun­set from near the sum­mit, the town of Kehei can be seen far below.

Image Data


Cam­era: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: — EF35mm f/1.4L USM
Focal Length: 35.0 mm
Expo­sure: 1/40 @ f‑1.6
ISO: 3200

# of frames: 16

Era: Nov 2013



General Information


Post­ed: Sep­tem­ber 21, 2021 by Rob
Updat­ed: Feb­ru­ary 25, 2023
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General Works

This gallery is main­ly ded­i­cat­ed to gen­er­al pho­tographs with­out a spe­cif­ic cat­e­go­ry or topic.

It will con­tin­ue to grow as I locate images from my archives that I believe are worth displaying.

Large Format Works


What exact­ly is a large for­mat work?

When I start­ed with dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy in 2005 (with at the time what was a Canon 1DS Mark II) — I blend­ed stitch­ing of images into some of my ear­ly large for­mat works, long before the Giga­pan or mod­ern day stitch­ing toolsets.

Most of my large for­mat works are works in excess of 500 megapix­els, often reach­ing into the gigapix­el range.

I con­tin­ue to pro­duce large for­mat works even in 2023 how­ev­er I have moved from a mere 17mp cam­era in 2005 to my 61mp cam­era in 2023.  The com­pute pow­er has changed immense­ly as well as I orig­i­nal­ly start­ed with a top of the line Pen­tium 4 and now do my pro­cess­ing on a Thread­Rip­per.  Obvi­ous­ly the speed and ease of the work in 2023 is vast­ly different.

This gallery is to exhib­it the large for­mat images specif­i­cal­ly, they may or may not be in oth­er gal­leries on the site.

See the post Large For­mat Imag­ing, how large is large? for an idea of how large the source files can be.

Canada

I’m a born and raised Canadian.

This coun­try has a life­time of imag­ing ter­rains for a land­scape pho­tog­ra­ph­er, from vast moun­tain ter­rains to “big sky coun­try” on the prairies.

Iron­i­cal­ly like most Cana­di­ans in my age group, we have spent time trav­el­ling to more inter­na­tion­al coun­tries than trav­el­ling our own vast and beau­ti­ful coun­try; some­thing I am aim­ing to change in com­ing years.

Here is a small selec­tion and sam­pling of my works from across the coun­try, more to come.

Enjoy.

Hawai’i


Hawai’i is sim­ply one of my favourite places on Earth; one of the best smelling too.

The fol­low­ing is a ded­i­cat­ed col­lec­tion of my best Hawai­ian imagery (film to the lat­est dig­i­tal works). The gallery cross­es all types of ter­rains and sub­ject mat­ter; how­ev­er, it pri­mar­i­ly focus­es on the islands’ nat­ur­al beau­ty.  I have spent count­less hours pho­tograph­ing Maui and the big island of Hawai’i in near­ly every ter­rain and season.

Some day I will return to cov­er the sub­ject of surf­ing and ship my tele­scopes and CCD cam­eras to do a lit­tle astrophotography.

Alaska

A place of rugged beau­ty and wild terrain.

The trip to Alas­ka in the sum­mer of 2009 was incred­i­ble; the glac­i­ers, the griz­zlies and the seafood.

A place of true rugged­ness, Alas­ka did not dis­ap­point pho­to­graph­i­cal­ly or soul­ful­ly. While akin to my native coun­try of Cana­da for appar­ent rea­sons, Alas­ka holds a unique spirit.

If you have a chance to trav­el there, it is well worth the time.

CFHT”>Mauna Kea CFHT


A panora­ma of the Cana­da France Hawaii Tele­scope near the sum­mit of Mau­na Kea Hawai’i.

Tak­en dur­ing sun­set Haleakala is par­tial­ly vis­i­ble in the dis­tance on the island of Maui. The full sized print has con­sid­er­ably more detail that the web­site image displays.

A panora­ma of the Cana­da France Hawaii Tele­scope near the sum­mit of Mau­na Kea Hawai’i.

Tak­en dur­ing sun­set Haleakela is par­tial­ly vis­i­ble in the dis­tance on the island of Maui. The full sized print has con­sid­er­ably more detail that the web­site image displays.

Image Data


Cam­era: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

Focal Length: 200.0 mm

ISO: 320

Shut­ter Speed: 1/1250 @ f‑5.6

# of Frames: 56



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Post­ed: Jan­u­ary 9, 2020 by Rob
Updat­ed: Feb­ru­ary 25, 2023
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Mooring


Tak­en on a glo­ri­ous still morn­ing while enjoy­ing a cup of cof­fee on the end of the dock.

Image Data


Cam­era: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: EF14mm f/2.8L II USM
Focal Length: 14.0 mm
Expo­sure: 1/160 @ f‑22.0
ISO: 400



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Post­ed: Jan­u­ary 9, 2020 by Rob
Updat­ed: Decem­ber 8, 2022
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Top of the World, Great Divide


Tak­en from the top of the Great Divide chair­lift Sun­shine Village.It was a bru­tal­ly cold day aver­ag­ing ‑32C with­out wind chill how­ev­er a glo­ri­ous­ly sun­ny day. It was frosty and refreshing.

Image Data


Cam­era: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

Focal Length: 200.0 mm

ISO: 320

Shut­ter Speed: 1/1250 @ f‑5.6

# of Frames: 56



General Information


Post­ed: Jan­u­ary 9, 2020 by Rob
Updat­ed: Feb­ru­ary 25, 2023
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