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Gyro Beach Birthday

After a tough day of activity, the gang relaxes on the beach. Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 17 mm · 1/500 s · f/11 · ISO 400 Yeah, the rigours of GPS treasure hunting, candy eating, castle construction, castle destruction, and sand burrowing was a pretty grueling way to spend Nome’s birthday, so some well-deserved relaxation time …

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finally, flight

This past weekend, we finally got some kites into the air. Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 17 mm · 1/1000 s · f/14 · ISO 400 This photo represents the triumphant end of a weeks-long battle against nature to fly some flippin’ kites. After several attempts to sustain more than three seconds in the air at various …

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higher flight

The Island Highway as seen fr— Holycrap! How the hell did I get up here??!? Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 17 mm · 1/400 s · f/10 · ISO 400 A few weeks back, I went to Vancouver for a meeting. Let’s re-analyze the ridiculousness of that statement. I (the guy-with-a-camera) went to Vancouver (land of the …

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face off

Team Canada faces off against the North Island Silvertips. Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 119 mm · 1/125 s · f/4 · ISO 800 After defeating the South Island Silvertips 7-1 not two days ago, it was a bit surprising to see Team Canada women’s hockey team lose 5-3 this past Saturday at Bear Mountain Arena. But …

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The Zone’s family portrait – Big Bad John’s

Meet The Zoners. Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 17 mm · 1/10 s · f/8 · ISO 800 Strobist: Sigma EF 530 DG Super, on-camera, 1/2 power, reflector bounced L-R: Adam, Bryan, Sara, Dylan, Shayne, Tessa, James, Bud, Jeremy, Pol, Rozie. This is the third incarnation of the “Family Portrait” I’ve shot of Zone staffers, and I’m …

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glowy Gyro goodness

This is what free time, a blue LED light, a quacking white LED light, a Nintendo DS Lite and a pair of glow poi can create. Be afraid. Fear the Cadborosaurus. Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 17 mm · 30 s · f/5.6 · ISO 400 And yes, I said ‘quacking.’ The animé tears are created from …

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Hello, hella halo!

A whopping halo surrounds the moon. Yay for sporadic cloud cover! Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 17 mm · 30 s · f/5.6 · ISO 200 And no, this wasn’t taken during the recent lunar eclipse. It was shot about a week beforehand. Despite how it looks, this wasn’t even close to a full moon, either. It …

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wedding ∙ Julie + Steve ∙ Victoria BC

Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 19 mm · 1/25 s · f/4.5 · ISO 800 Strobist: Sigma EF 530 DG Super, on-camera, full power, ceiling bounced Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 70 mm · 1/60 s · f/4.5 · ISO 800 A brief moment of calm in the storm of wedding preparations. Canon EOS …

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portrait · Kelsi and Kara

Kelsi and Kara, meet everyone. Everyone, this here’s Kelsi and Kara. Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 18 mm · 1/200 s · f/10 · ISO 1600 Actually, you’ve met Kelsi once before, though it was only her smile. The sisters braved grass stains for a “gift portrait.” By that, I mean it was shot to be …

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Christmas at Mt. Washington

We ran away from life with some friends, and spent a wonderful Christmas at Mt. Washington. Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 18 mm · 1/250 s · f/10 · ISO 200 Emerging from the tiny forest beside Raven Lodge on our second day, this was the first site which greeted us on our first snowshoeing adventure: …