Strolling through Autumn

Given the post “Autumn is almost over…” was very popular among my readers, I have decided to do another post of fall portrait with Vea.

As we were location scouting for ‘fall environment’, we thought “hmm… let’s try out few places that are close by” and voila! I present you Earl Bales Park near Sheppard Ave. and Bathurst St.!
Every time I was driving by Yonge St. and Hwy 401, I noticed the beautiful fall colours and when I got to actually shoot at Earl Bales Park, the park certainly did not disappoint me. Although I wish I had found the place a week earlier when there would have been more leaves on the trees but I guess I shouldn’t get greedy πŸ˜‰

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Autumn is almost over…

This year, I seem to have missed out on the autumn. Only recently, I realized how most of the leaves have already fallen. Well, Vea and I decided to make the best of the last few days of autumn and went to Burlington, ON. where the windows wallpaper was photographed. Luckily for us, there were still quite a few leaves left still and yes! It was gorgeous! I think Vea and I will definitely pay another visit!

Lightcatcher Exhibition Pt.2

Today is a continuation from yesterday’s post on the Lightcatcher Exhibition. I would like to thank all the guests who came to make this event such a memorable one!

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Nikon D800 + AF-S 24-70 f2.8 + AF-S 50mm f1.4 + SB 700

Lightcatcher Exhibition Pt.1

(Panorama shot of the gallery taken with Iphone 4s, CLICK for a larger view)

Over the last weekend, I was part of a photo exhibition held by our photographer group ‘Lightcatcher’. Just over 20 photographers were involved in this exhibition (myself and Vea included) and the exhibition turned out to be quite a success with around 200 people attending on the opening night. Since there are a lot of photos, I think I will write the post in parts. Today’s post is of theΒ candid photos in preparation of the exhibition.

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Nikon D800 + AF-S 50mm f1.4 + SB 700

 

 

Unionville Portrait with Vea

Unionville was one of the very first locations I went to shoot when I first started photography. I still remember how excited I was with the photos I took then.
Well, my love for photography has grown even bigger since and I would like to believe my skills have grown along with my passion too (thanks to Vea, who has always been a very willing model in my photos!).

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Nikon D800 + AF-S 24-70 f2.8 + SB 700/600

Shell and Moojun’s Wedding

It wasn’t that long ago when I wrote a post about our outing with Shell and Moojun. Now they are a happily married couple.
Vea, being Shell’s best friend, was the maid of honour. This also meant that, I, as Vea’s boyfriend, got to see how much effort was put into the planning of this wedding by Shell and I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said I had never seen a wedding planned with such meticulous detail. In the end though, it all seemed to be worth it, I saw a LOT of people having so much fun!

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Nikon D800, Nikon D700, AF-S 24-70 f2.8, AF-S 70-200 f2.8, SB700, SB600

The Old Spaghetti Factory

After the outing at the beach with Ian and Kelvin, we decided to have dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory.

After all the activities at the beach, everybody was hungry… so I am not sure if the food was actually good or if it just tasted really good πŸ˜›
Soon after the dinner, Ian and Kelvin passed out. Not surprising… considering the amount of activity at the beach + the jetlag πŸ˜‰

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Nikon D800 + AF-S 24-70 f2.8 + SB700

Beach outing with Ian & Kelvin

On the east side of Toronto, there is R.C. Harris Water Filtration Plant. It’s a good location for a photo shoot but when we went this time, the area was heavily under renovation. Nevertheless, we had a great time πŸ˜‰

Next to the filtration plant, there is a very nice beach. Here you will find a lot of the locals out and about strolling with their dogs. Although Ian and Kelvin were quite timid in front of the dogs but they definitely weren’t very shy in front of the camera πŸ˜‰

The weather was really nice and the light wasn’t too harsh as it was getting late in the afternoon… it was approaching the ‘golden hour’ for portraits πŸ˜‰

The above selection of shots (especially the top left shot) is Vea’s favourite photo of the day. Ian was holding Kelvin’s socks, and he definitely showed that he wasn’t enjoying it πŸ˜›

It’s amazing how Ian and Kelvin entertain themselves by finding something of interest from the most ordinary objects… like…. stones πŸ˜›

Well… ordinary or not, it think it’s safe to assume that they are enjoying themselves! πŸ˜‰

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Nikon D800 + AF-S 24-70 f2.8 + SB 700 + (43″ Shoot through umbrella with SB600s)

Ian and Kelvin

As I have mentioned in my earlier post, Ian and Kelvin are here from Korea. As you will see in the photos below, they are adorable! πŸ˜€

Although focusing on ‘fast moving target’ wasn’t easy πŸ˜‰ … especially when I was trying to use shallow depth of field, I love how cute they look in the images captured! πŸ˜€

People generally tend to shy away in front of the camera but since both Vea and I have been taking photos of Ian and Kelvin for last few days, they have become pretty at ease now in front of the camera. πŸ™‚

Looking at Ian and Kelvin, I wonder…. what my kids are going to be like in the future πŸ™‚ I guess I will take a lot of photos then too? πŸ˜‰

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Nikon D800 + AF-S 50mm f1.4

Boston Pizza

With Shell’s wedding coming up next month, Vea and I are trying to keep our diet under control… So…. we’ve been trying to keep things healthy

However indulgence once in awhile is ok right? πŸ˜‰ Well, we haven’t eaten out at Boston Pizza in awhile so…. πŸ˜‰

The food was good and it was nice to chat & chill. Oh yeah and D800 rocks! These were taken using 50mm 1.4 lens.

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Nikon D800 + AF-S 50mm f1.4