“Intensity” at the 2013 CrossFit So-Cal Regional

posted on 2014.03.05, under CrossFit, HDR Photos, Photos, portraits

4 photos, of the same man, in a 30 second period.   The variance and breadth in expression is the reason I make this post.  All pictures were processed individually with obvious differences.

so cal regionals 2013

so cal regionals 2013 (1)


so cal regionals 2013 (3)


so cal regionals 2013 (2)

Rich Froning and Dan Bailey – CrossFit Super Stars

posted on 2012.07.22, under Canon 7D, CrossFit, HDR Photos, sigma 50-500

Canon 7D
Sigma 50-500


ISO 160, f/6.3, 1/800 at 500mm

We got up at 3:45 AM and made the treck to Camp Pendleton.  The athletes showed up a couple of hours later, got in the water, road bikes, and ran.  The day was long and filled with great photo opportunities.

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.

Arc De Triomphe

posted on 2011.12.05, under Canon 5D Mark II, HDR Photos, Lens

My favorite element in this photo is the people standing on top of the ADT.

Canon 5D
Canon 100mm macro 2.8
ISO 100


Canon 16-35mm at Santa Monica Pier

posted on 2011.11.29, under Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 7D, HDR Photos, landscape, Photos

My favorite lens is the Canon 24mm and yet I did not bring it on this shoot.  Sometimes the “favorite” lens just doesn’t fit in the kit
and tough decisions have to be made.

I only had room for 3 lens and two bodies on this trip.  I brought the Canon 16-35, Canon 100mm Macro and the Canon MP-E 65mm macro.

These lens matched on the Canon 5D (full frame) and the Canon 7D (1.6 crop sensor) give me great range of  16-56MM and 100-160mm

This kit will be good for landscapes, portraits and of course remarkable macro shots.

I have also brought two flashes including Canon’s macro MR-14EX ring flash.

The above shot was taken from Lowes hotel, 7th floor, Santa Monica using the 16-35 on the Canon 5D.

Canon 24mm, the “GO TO” lens

posted on 2011.11.25, under Canon 5D Mark II, Gear, HDR Photos, landscape, Lens, Photos

The Canon 24mm lens is the most reliable and versatile lens I own.  I like the 16-35, as a “go to” lens, and it is a great lens, but the 24mm has a unique look.

I get great video and photos on both the Canon 5D and the 7D with the 24.   For shooting in low light, it can’t be beat.

Here is a Thanksgiving landscape shot in Benicia, California.

Canon 5D
ISO 100
HDR – 8 photos




Erin LaVoie on CrossFit.com

posted on 2011.11.10, under Canon 5D Mark II, HDR Photos, Photos, portraits

I was happy to see the Erin LaVoie video go up on CrossFit.com a couple of days ago.

Seeing the video motivated me to dig up another picture of Erin.  This photo was shot 3 days before this World Champion Lumberjacker competed in Lewiston, Idaho.

canon 5D
canon 50mm lens
f1.8, 1/8000, ISO 400

Spokane, Washington in September

posted on 2011.09.18, under Canon 7D, HDR Photos, Lens, Photos

Spokane is the second largest city in the state of Washington, second to Seattle.  The people are noticeably warm and friendly.  There is an abundance of beauty within and surrounding the city.

Photos Stats
Canon 7D
Canon 8-15mm f4 lens
HDR using NIK software

Meeting the “Philip Bloom” Community

posted on 2011.07.15, under HDR Photos, Photos, Reviews, Time Lapse, Video

Yes, an entire community has formed around this cat, Philip Bloom.  I was in the UK shooting the CrossFit European Regional ( you know I love CrossFit) and I just happened to be flying into London at 2pm, the same day Mr. Bloom was having a party at 6:30PM.

This particular meet up was focused on HDR time lapse photography.

Philip was extremely generous with his time and one on one attention.  The crowd was large.  It felt like there were 100 people, but it was probably  more like 60.  Most of the people were young men carrying tripods and Canon cameras.  Everyone was nice.  Even the guy who “knew everything” (there is always one of these guys) was nice.   The community around Philip is a genuine geeked out cine posse.

I did not exchange more than 50 words with Philip, but it was still worth the 4 hours of my life.   I met good people and Philip was great.

Here is a quick video I threw together.  The footage shows Philip walking us through an HDR time lapse.   The video is about 12 minutes of a candid one shot.

Yes, if Philip is in your hood, you should go see him.  You can’t miss him, he will be the biggest presence in the room and have the funny accent.

I met a great lad named Chris Watts and this is his video from the “meet up”.

And a couple photos from the event.  If you want more photos of gear that was used at the meet up, click here.  Thanks Phillip!