Saturday, June 18, 2016

Traditional stock images

Traditional or Commercial stock images are settings that are posed or arranged, and often re-arranged in Photoshop.  I on the other hand shot "real life" scenes, nothing posed or plastic. Of course 99% of my photos are of outdoor events and scenes, which makes it nearly impossible for me to have any control over the the elements. 

Perhaps a niche market, but my photos are of real, natural and un-manipulated scenes.  I do make minor color adjustments, but nothing is changed, removed or added.  While some enjoy spending hours in front of their computer screen manipulating their pictures, I on the other hand prefer to be outside shooting photos. 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Canadian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG Petronas

Had  great weekend shooting photos at the Canadian Grand Prix and Formula One cars at the circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Image manipulation

My photos are processed from RAW files, but none of my image are manipulated in Photoshop. I cover a lot of outdoor events and not always under the best lighting conditions  I do use Canon Digital Photo Professional and DxO Optics Pro for minor brightness and contrast adjustments. My photos are original digital captures of real life scenes, nothing added or removed.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Ferrari Challenge

Formula 1 racing is the ultimate test of man and machine, and there is no better place to
experience the thrill of F1 racing than the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit in Montreal, Quebec. Each June, the city erupts into life as tens of thousands of fans flock from around the world to this 4.36-kilometer track on the Île Notre-Dame to watch car and driver push their limits in pursuit of one simple goal: victory.

The Ferrari Challenge will feature as a support race to the Canadian round of the Formula 1 World Championship in Montreal on June 10-12. Ferrari North America is offering a pass to clients looking to make
the most of their adrenaline-fueled weekend of racing. Passes provide a commanding view of the action-packed Turn 1 braking zone, gourmet dining, and many other amenities.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Ultrasoft Pirrelli tyres to make racing debut in Canada

Pirelli will make their new, purple-marked tyre available at the Canadian Grand Prix Formula One Championship in Montreal on June.

Teams will also be using the yellow-marked soft and red-marked supersoft tyres in Montreal. As part of the new rules, in Canada every team must save at least one set of the ultrasoft for Q3. Those who qualify inside the top 10 will have to give the tyres back to Pirelli at the end of qualifying. Those who do not make the cut can keep the extra set into the race.

Teams must also have  at least two sets of softs in reserve for the race, and must use at least one of them. Teams are free to choose the remaining allocation of their tyres to take them up to the mandatory total of 13 sets for the weekend.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Canadian Grand Prix 2016

Lewis Hamilton waves to the crowd after winning the Canadian Grand Prix 2015

I will be covering the Canadian Grand Prix, part of the Formula One Championship at the circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal, from June 9 until the final race on June 12.  I will have fresh photos form the open house on Thursday until the race on Sunday.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Canada Goose

My first photo of the season of the spring migration of Canada geese here in the Lanaudiere region of Quebec, Canada