Harvey, Berkeley Portrait

posted on 2012.09.30, under Canon 5D Mark II, Lens, Photos, portraits, Zeiss

My friend Harvey looking into the Zeiss 50mm Makro.

ISO 320,
Canon 5D Mark II

Hummingbird Moth – Arizona

posted on 2012.09.13, under bugs, Canon 5D Mark II, insects, Lens, Macro



It can take years to capture a quality Humming Bird Moth photograph.   Yes, they can be seen, but it requires luck or the knowledge of their habits to get a quality photo.  It is best to find these remarkable insects in the early dawn.  Whenever I see them past 8AM they seem to be en route to “another location”.  I have never seen a faster flying insect and if they are not feeding in a particular location for several minutes, getting a photo is near impossible.  This particular morning in Prescott Arizona, at about 7AM, I grabbed about 100 epic photographs of this Humming Bird Moth!  He was solo and stayed on this bush for 10 minutes!  More photos to come!

Canon 5D Mark II (2)
Canon 100mm, 2.8 Macro lens



Lizard on Lizard in Mombasa

posted on 2012.05.29, under Canon 5D Mark III, Lens, Macro

When you can’t sleep, this is what you may see at sun rise in Mombasa.

It took me about 15 minutes to get close enough to this prehistoric guy, to land this shot and hundreds more.  The lens hood got as close as 2 inches from this guy.  I was stealth and patient, but the biggest reason I got this shot, was because this reptile did not want to leave his kill.

I shot photos and video for about 30 minutes.  Several hundred ants showed up on the seen within minutes and began biting the predatory lizard (and me).  The lizard was smart and simply dragged his kill 2 or 3 feet away from the attacking ants.

To get most of the shots, I had to lie flat on the ground.

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 100mm  f/2.8

Riding with your eyes closed

posted on 2012.05.22, under Canon 5D Mark III, Lens, portraits

6AM London, England, I spot a stunt rider in the streets.   This man can navigate the busy streets of London with his eyes closed.
I shot humans on bicycles (in Trafalgar Square) for an hour today, using the Canon 100mm f/2.8.  A great lens for sure.

Graham, Dan and Rich – Central East CrossFit Games Regional – 2012

posted on 2012.05.19, under Black and White Photo, Lens, portraits

An epic all-star battle between these three CrossFit elite.

The 16-35mm is a good lens, even with noticeable distortion when completely wide on a full frame camera.

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 16-35mm lens







Mombasa, Kenya

posted on 2012.04.22, under Canon 5D Mark II, landscape, Lens, Uncategorized

Mombasa, Kenya sunrise at Indian Ocean.

CANON EF 16-35mm
ISO 200, f/10, 1/160

Canon EOS C300 1 minute video with 3 lens

posted on 2012.04.14, under Canon C300, Lens, Video

When the eyes go black, the insect is dead.  Notice the eyes of the Mosquito Hawk in the video.  Is he dead ?


Eiffel Tower with Canon 16-35mm

posted on 2012.03.05, under Canon 5D Mark II, HDR Photos, Lens, Uncategorized

Lens: EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Camera: Canon 5D II
Location: Paris

Dan Bailey

posted on 2012.02.17, under Canon 5D Mark II, HDR Photos, Lens, portraits

Dan Bailey swings a bat and gets a direct hit on a small bag of flower.

Bob Harper, Miranda Oldroyd, Katie Hogan

posted on 2012.02.08, under Lens, Photos, portraits

I shot this using the Canon 7d and the 8-15mm lens.  I was not happy with the sharpness of the lens.  It did not even compare with the shots take with the 50mm 1.2 .  I also used the Elinchrom Ranger flash and the Canon 580 EXII.

The photo shoot was quick, maybe 30 minutes long, before these fitness giants had to catch a plane back to their California homeland.