We took my aunt around Stanley Park and the views of downtown Vancouver were just spectacular on such a nice and sunny day.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Aperture: [f/8] Shutter Speed: [1/160 sec] Focal Length: [70 mm] ISO: Camera: [Canon 6D] Lens: [Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6L IS USM]
Lucky Seal - 2 of 3
The seal tried to jump onto one of the zodiacs but couldn't get on because of the rubber lining. He kept trying and trying and moved around the entire outside perimeter of the boat looking for a way on. After a few minutes of trying to get onto the other zodiac, the seal disappeared from sight. We thought he had definitely been eaten by the whales as they were circling the boat over and over again...
Strait of Juan de Fuca, BC, Canada
Aperture: [f/5.6] Shutter Speed: [1/2000 sec] Focal Length: [600 mm] ISO: Camera: [Canon 7D Mark II]Lens: [Canon EF 600 mm f/4L IS II USM]
F-22 Open Bomb Doors
A shot of the bomb doors opening and revealing the weapons bay.
Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Aperture: [f/5] Shutter Speed: [1/2000 sec] Focal Length: [600 mm] ISO: Camera: [Canon 7D Mark II]Lens: [Canon EF 600 mm f/4L IS II USM]
Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III Open Engine
One of the engines on the CC-177 was opened up and it was really cool to see what was inside one of these massive engines.
The Impatient Virgin is a P-51B Mustang that served in World War II between 1944-1945 and had over 700 hours of flight time with the 376th North American Fighter Squadron in England.
Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Aperture: [f/4.5] Shutter Speed: [1/1600 sec] Focal Length: [600 mm] ISO: Camera: [Canon 7D Mark II]Lens: [Canon EF 600 mm f/4L IS II USM]
Osprey in the Sunset
We pulled over on the side of the highway when we saw an osprey nest perched on top of a wooden pole. As soon as we stopped, the osprey took off and started circling and I was able to capture a few shots before the sun faded over the mountains.
Okanogan County, Washington, US
Aperture: [f/4] Shutter Speed: [1/3200 sec] Focal Length: [600 mm] ISO: Camera: [Canon 7D Mark II]Lens: [Canon EF 600 mm f/4L IS II USM]
I was walking along the lake side of the Pitt-Addington Marsh and saw this white-crowned sparrow fervently trying to chase down some food. All of a sudden I saw him catch this bug and perch on top of this log. He stayed there for at least five minutes without eating it... almost as if he was just showing off his catch to me!
Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada
Aperture: [f/5.6] Shutter Speed: [1/1000 sec] Focal Length: [840 mm] ISO: Camera: [Canon 7D Mark II]Lens: [Canon EF 600 mm f/4L IS II USM + Canon EF 1.4x III Extender]
A shot of Nessa with downtown Vancouver as a backdrop.
Camera: [Canon 6D] Lens: [Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6L IS USM]
The Dubai Fountain
This is the largest choreographed fountain show in the world and is set on a 30-acre man-made lake with the Burj Khalifa as the backdrop. There are 6,600 lights, 25 coloured projectors, and shoots water up to 500 feet in the air. Unsurprisingly, this fountain cost $200+ million to build.
Seeing as we were in rural Switzerland, I took a shot at trying to photograph the Milky Way since it was so dark out. You can see its faint outline above the lights of Lucerne and it almost seems as if the Milky Way is erupting from the top of Mount Pilatus.
Camera: [Canon 6D]Lens: [Tamron SP 24-70 mm f/2.8 Di VC USD]
Road to Kleine Scheidegg
We hiked for a little bit into the mountains around Kleine Scheidegg and this was the view of the winding path leading back to the village.
Aperture: [N/A] Shutter Speed: [1/125 sec] Focal Length: [14 mm] ISO: Camera: [Canon 6D]Lens: [Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC]
Swiss Mountaintop Patio
Nothing like relaxing on a nice patio surrounded by Swiss Alps and lush mountain valleys.
Aperture: [N/A] Shutter Speed: [1/250 sec] Focal Length: [14 mm] ISO: Camera: [Canon 6D]Lens: [Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC]
I took this shot while in the funicular on the way up to the Jungfraujoch. The view of Lauterbrunnen was stunning as you could see the village nestled in the valley by the Swiss Alps and with waterfalls rushing down.
We looked up some driving routes near Montreux and came across the Col de Jaman and kept following it all the way up the mountain. When we reached the top we were pleasantly surprised by great views of the Swiss Hotel Management School overlooking Montreux in the distance.
We went up to Tour Montparnasse which was the tallest skyscraper (210 metres or 689 feet) in France until 2011. We got there just in time before they closed and I made this shot of the Eiffel Tower shining its beam of light across Paris.
A shot of from near the base of the Eiffel Tower. It was a windy night and you can see the trees waving in the foreground.
Aperture: [f/11] Shutter Speed: [25 secs] Focal Length: [16 mm] ISO: Camera: [Canon 6D]Lens: [Canon EF 16-35 mm f/4L IS USM]
Eiffel Tower Lights on the Seine
We walked across the Pont d'Iéna (Jena Bridge) and set up our cameras in anticipation of the Eiffel Tower lighting up. The lights did not disappoint and you can see the beautiful reflection along the surface of the Seine River.
Camera: [Canon 6D]Lens: [Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC]
The sun had just set as we made it to Big Ben clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster. I set up the tripod at the edge of the crosswalk and made this shot as the traffic went by. The large streaks of light are from one of those famous London red double-decker buses.
Camera: [Canon 5D Mark II] Lens: [Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS II USM]
Petronas Twin Towers (Menara Berkembar Petronas)
This wasn't ideal but we stopped at a traffic light and I quickly opened the window and popped off a couple of shots. The towers are magnificently lit at night and are Kuala Lumpur's most recognizable landmarks.