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Trash the Dress

Posted by Bill Gorham on October 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This past weekend I participated in a Trash the Dress Shoot, using a wedding dress as the object of our excursion. We were fortunate enough to have a fantastic model to wear the dress for us and considering that the water temperature was not what it was in the heart of the summer, she acted magnificently.

You can check out a number of the shots in my portfolio page as well as the Kingston Photography group website. What was really neat was the fact that I got to model as well as be a photographer. This shot was taken by the organizer of our group who suggested that we use my motorcycle as a prop and me as the rider with the Bride passenger. Charlotte(the bride) was fantastic and the shots came out superb.

Be sure to check out the other shots from other members of the Meetup Group. Click Here to follow the link.


New Lenses to the inventory

Posted by Bill Gorham on August 28, 2012 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Well I have picked up some new lenses of late. I was on the lookout for a nice fixed focus low light lens and the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor Lens came to my rescue.

I have been able to take some nice shot with this lens getting some nice DoF separation.

The other lens added to the repetoire is the Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Lens to give me an extended range while at the same time covering those basic shots at the low zoom level. This has replaced my 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR lens for all intents and purposes. I have now passed this lens onto my daughter who will continue to use it with the D80 camera. I was able to get some really nice closeups of entertainers performing at the Kingston Bluesfest. Here is a nice shot that I captured.


The next question is what do I get next to add to the ensemble. You will have to stay tuned to find out.

Kingston Photographic Society

Posted by Bill Gorham on June 30, 2012 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I have joined up with a couple of other hobbyist photographers in the area to practice our hobby in and around the city. Below are some of the shots from an outing to Queens University. Here is just one of many that were taken that day.

This shot is a compilation of three different images taken at -2, 0 and +2 stops exposure and combined into a HDR photo. I am peased at the effects. A couple of other images can be seen on my FLICKR site at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/wbgphotography/

The site for the Meetup Group can be found at : http://www.meetup.com/Kingston-Photography/

The Spirit of Toronto

Posted by Bill Gorham on May 14, 2012 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, another visit to Toronto and this time to visit the Spirit of Toronto, an annual show all about those fine spirits that we all seem to love so much. Scotch, Rye, Bourbons and many more. I was able to attend a number of the Master Classes, the first on Sketches of Spain, focused on Whiskies that have been matured in Sherry Casks, primarily Oloroso Sherry. The second was a little closer to home. That of the Bourbons. I must say that Bourbons have come a long way in the last  couple of years. See what it is I had to taste below.

All I can say, is... I will be back again next year.

Jamaica

Posted by Bill Gorham on February 5, 2012 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

This past January I had the opportunity to visit the lovely island nation of Jamaica. I was fortunate enough to attend my brothers wedding and to visit a good portion of the island.A good number of both the Grrom and the Bride's family were there. Below is a group shot taken with my camera by the wedding photographer.


Staying in Montego Bay, I ventured forth to visit the Appleton Rum Distillery,


Y&S Falls, the Black River Safari,


and Dunn's River Falls which allowed you to climb the 900 metre falls..


All of the spots were spectacular. I would greatly recommend to anyone to take some time to visit the country.

Christmas Lights

Posted by Bill Gorham on December 28, 2011 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Over the Christmas Holidays we made a trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake. We decided to make a little venture out one evening and came across this fantastically lit house in the Queenston Heights area. I am not sure how many lights were used but you can rest assured that there were a considerable number. You judge for yourself.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

The PhotoExposure Show in T.O.

Posted by Bill Gorham on October 15, 2011 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

This weekend I spent the day at the Digital Video and Photography Exposure show in Toronto and had the opportunity to try out a number of different equipments and lenses all with a lovely model at the end of my camera. Lighting and lenses were the focus of my visit this time and I sure got the opprotunity to test some stuff. The only trouble is that I also wound up spending more that I wanted to. Here are some of the results for the trip.


              

                       The Lovely Nadia                                        Spectacular Samantha

Magnificent Martha

You can check out more of them at my Flickr Site.

Munich - Oktoberfest

Posted by Bill Gorham on September 17, 2011 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Oktoberfest 2011 opening day.

At the entrance to the Oktoberfest grounds on opening day. Many of the visitors dressed the part...Sorry I did not have any lederhosen. The ladies in their dirndls were very nice though.


Greding Germany

Posted by Bill Gorham on September 4, 2011 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Another town that was visited in Germany was the small town of Greding. We just happened to vist there during a Trachtenmarch. A traditional walking out on the town festival held every year.


My Favourite Subjects

Posted by Bill Gorham on August 24, 2011 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Once again I spent some time with family and managed to capture some great shots of my favourite subjects, the Boyz. Buddy and Ollie decided to turn and face the camera. With the two of them looking in the same direction this shot was snapped.

Although they did not see this go by I am sure that they would have loved to have gone up and say hello to the guy pulling this caleche. This shot was taken on the main street of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Every year they come out an give a guided tour of the old town. It is actually a very nice trip.

Even after a relaxing ride through the streets of Niagara it is still nice to head back home and relax in the backyard with a cold beverage and have a little nap in the swaying hammock.


Boyz at the beach

Posted by Bill Gorham on July 25, 2011 at 10:43 AM Comments comments (0)

This past weekend the whole family decided that it was time to visit the beach. So we packed the car, loaded up the boyz and headed for the sands of Sandbanks Provincial Park. A beautiful Sunday afternoon for swimming and frolicking in the surf and the Boyz took special advantage of it. This being Ollie's first time to Sandbanks he sure made the most of it chasing the kong. Although his older brother is a better swimmer (technique has it's advantages) he made up with it in youthful exuberance frequently stealing the kong from Buddy. Here Buddy manages to maintain possession.



The beach was sandy and the day was warm so it did not take too long for them to dry out. Here is a shot of the two of them after emergence from the water.


Ashleigh and my Motorcycle

Posted by Bill Gorham on July 8, 2011 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Last Sunday I participated in a photo shoot using myMotorcycle, a 2010 VT1300CT Honda Interstate with a great model named Ashleigh.


Although the weather was threatening rain surprisingly the weather held out andcooperated with us. We were able to get some great shots in.


Many thanks toAshleigh as she proved to be a superb lady to work with, both beautiful andprofessional. To view some of the other shots of of Ashleigh , they can beviewed on my Flickr site at My Flickr site.

 

Budva Montenegro

Posted by Bill Gorham on June 10, 2011 at 8:07 PM Comments comments (0)

I recently had a chance to visit Budva, Montenegro on business but had the opportunity to take some time to take some shots.


The weather was fantastic hovering around 28 degrees Celcius and sunny, sunny, sunny. There was some threat of showers but they were staved off. All in all it was a great trip. I met a lot of interesting people there.

Violetta and Me.

Roger, Aleksandra and Me.


Motorcycle Ride for Dad

Posted by Bill Gorham on May 29, 2011 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Last weekend I and a couple of friends participated in the Motorcycle Ride for Dad, a charity ride to combat Prostate Cancer. Bonnie, a long time family friend came to visit us for the weekend and she became my passenger on the ride. We had a blast travelling though the countryside and visiting all the little back roads of the area. The weather was perfect, no rain, no wind, temperature was around 22 degrees Celcius and the sun was not blaring in our eyes. Definitely more riding in the future.

These photos were shot by my friend Bonnie using my little point and shoot camera. Hauling out the big DSLR on the back of the bike was a bit problematic. Nevertheless the shots were excellent. Thanks Bonnie.