Pacific Jamboree – 2015

14 09 2015

The Pacific Jamboree – 2015 was held near Sooke BC, in July this year. Here are some shots from our fun filled week, hopefully showcasing the great time we had with 3000 of our closest friends! :)

1. Opening Ceremonies – crowd shot
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by 28th Vancouver Scout Group, on Flickr

2. The addictive fun of badge trading
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by 28th Vancouver Scout Group, on Flickr

3. Close Quarters
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by 28th Vancouver Scout Group, on Flickr

4. Unbelievably, they let ME throw a hatchet! :)
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by 28th Vancouver Scout Group, on Flickr

5. Learning Scuba
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by 28th Vancouver Scout Group, on Flickr

6. Pole Climbing
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by 28th Vancouver Scout Group, on Flickr

7. Rock Climbing
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by 28th Vancouver Scout Group, on Flickr

And so much more!!! The 7 day event was a blast, and you can see how much fun it was in the whole album:
https://flic.kr/s/aHskha4Pge

I hope you enjoy viewing as much as we enjoyed doing!

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OOB Out of Control

23 03 2014

OK, so I may have gone a bit crazy with the OOB photos recently, but I’m going to take a rest from it for a while.

Here are the latest creations:

1)

Stepping out! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Anything interesting out here? by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Looking for better grass by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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OOB Eagles by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5)

OOB Cambodian Monks 1 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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OOB Lion Cub by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Have you done any OOB work?  Feel free to link it in the comments!





Fun with Photoshop

14 03 2014

I was looking over some old photos recently and realized that I hadn’t done an OOB (Out Of Bounds) one recently.  OOB is the art of making it appear that your subject in the photo is coming out of the frame.  It can make for some fun shots. You can try it yourself with Photoshop using this OOB tutorial by Serrator

I took a lion cub and gave him a bit more life.

 

The original:

Play time!

After some playing around… The finished product:

OOB Lion Cub

It’s fun, and not that hard to do.  It takes the right kind of photo though, but you get an eye for what will likely work, and what won’t as you do it more.

I haven’t done many, but they are in my little set called OOB.

Have fun!  If you do create one, I’d live to see a link to it in the comments!





2013 In Photos

1 01 2014

I took a bit of time and made a "2013 in Review"

The Year 2013 in Photos by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

If you click the link, you can see the larger size.





Reminiscing… The Aurora Borealis

7 04 2013

I was just revisiting some of our Aurora pictures… Funny, but this one keeps sticking with me. It looks like a cloudy night, but every bit of "texture" you see in the sky is created by the Aurora Borealis. The actual night sky is clear (as can be seen from the visible stars) It really felt like it was "storm clouds of Aurora" coming over from the North. You can’t really put it fully into words…


Aurora Borealis – The Northern Lights by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

God’s wonder never ceases to amaze!  I can see myself planning a trip again…





Photoshopped???

9 06 2011

http://biohazard9658.tumblr.com/post/6354632073/is-it-just-me-or-does-this-hummingbird-head-look

 

In the post above, the author mentions that they think my hummingbird is photoshopped on.  I can tell you with certainty that it is NOT, and that it’s the VERY narrow DoF that you get when you shoot a hummingbird at 7 feet away and a 400mm  lens with F/5.6

The head is well focused but the body gets blurred.  Thank you for stopping by for today’s quick lesson in depth of focus and telephoto photography.





Finches, Hummingbirds, Jays! What a great time to have a feeder

4 06 2011

Things are active around the feeders these days and the hummingbirds seem to be more tolerant of me shooting. Here are some shots from yesterday.

1. My Wet Steller’s Jay
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Wet Steller’s Jay by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Dodging raindrops.
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Male Rufous Hummingbird by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. In flight.
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Hummer in flight by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. A Photoshop rescue – this one was soo dark in the fir tree boughs
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Showing off his stuff by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Male American Goldfinch
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Sitting pretty by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Juvenile House Finch
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Immature House Finch by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

It’s a great time to be shooting backyard birds!








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