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Welcome to my photoblog. I try to keep it updated daily with a new photo from either my personal or professional life. It is not intended to be taken as my professional portfolio (please visit the main website for that), but instead it is more of an informal and fun way for me to share some of my personality and creativity with you. Many of the photos on my blog are available for purchase as fine art prints, please visit the main website and/or contact me if you are interested. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Starfish

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Starfish. Happy New Year Everyone!


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/11.0
Exposure: 1/60
Focal Length: 148mm
Extension Tubes: 68mm
Flash: Fired E-TTL
ISO: 500
Post processing included conversion from RAW, rotated -90°, levels adjustment and healing tool

Friday, December 30, 2011

National Gallery of Canada HDR

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called National Gallery of Canada HDR


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/18.0
Exposures: 8 sec, 15 sec, 30 sec
Focal Length: 24mm
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 800
Tripod
Post processing included conversion from RAW, merge to HDR, tonemapped, levels adjustment, perspective correction, rotation correction, healing/cloning tools, and unsharp-mask

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lights In The Snow HDR

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Lights In The Snow HDR


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/13.0
Exposures: 1.3 sec, 2.5 sec, 5.0 sec
Focal Length: 45 mm
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 400
Tripod
Post processing included conversion from RAW, merge to HDR, tonemapped, convert to black and white, contrast adjustment, cropped, healing/cloning tool, and unsharp-mask

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Clownfish At Home

  
There are two photos for today's "Photo a Day" project because I liked both of them and could not decide which to choose. They are called Clownfish At Home



Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/11.0
Exposure: 1/60
Focal Length: 200mm & 155mm
Extension Tubes: 68mm
Flash: Fired Off Camera (E-TTL)
ISO: 500
Flash Cord
Tripod
Post processing included conversion from RAW

In The Service of Peace HDR

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called In The Service of Peace HDR


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/32.0
Exposures: 3.2 sec, 6 sec, 13 sec
Focal Length: 135mm
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 500
Tripod
Post processing included conversion from RAW, merge to HDR, tonemapped, unsharp-mask, convert to black and white, sepia tone, and selective colouring

Monday, December 26, 2011

Nissan Skyline vs Blvd. Bruiser

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Nissan Skyline vs Blvd. Bruiser


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/10.0
Exposure: 0.4 sec
Focal Length: 50mm
Extension Tube: 12mm
Flash: Fired Off Camera (1/128th)
ISO: 1000
Flash Cord
Post processing included conversion from RAW, radial blur, motion blur, and muted tones

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

  
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a prosperous and wonderful New Year to everyone from us at Fernando Matias Photography!
Cheers!


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/2.2
Exposure: 1/30
Focal Length: 50mm
Flash: Fired Off Camera (E-TTL)
ISO: 640
Umbrella
Flash Cord

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Candlelight Bokeh

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Candlelight Bokeh


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure: 1/50
Focal Length: 200mm
Flash: Fired Off Camera (E-TTL)
ISO: 640
Tripod
Snoot
Post processing included conversion from RAW

Friday, December 23, 2011

Snow Bridge

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Snow Bridge


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure: 1/500
Focal Length: 200mm
Extension Tubes: 68mm
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 500
Post processing included conversion from RAW, cropped, levels adjustment, and unsharp-mask

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ice Formations

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Ice Formations


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/22.0
Exposure: 1.6 sec
Focal Length: 120mm
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 50
Tripod
Post processing included conversion from RAW, levels adjustment, and unsharp-mask

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Joy of Freezing Rain

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called The Joy of Freezing Rain..... well, maybe not so much.


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure: 1/15
Focal Length: 50mm
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 2000
Post processing included conversion from RAW, cropped, and levels adjustment

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Blue December Afternoon

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Blue December Afternoon. One thing winter is good for is that the dry cold air really makes the blue sky pop when the sun is out!


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/16.0
Exposure: 1/320
Focal Length: 32mm
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 400
Circular Polarizer
Post processing included conversion from RAW, levels adjustment, and unsharp-mask

Monday, December 19, 2011

Freezing Over

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Freezing Over


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure: 1/200
Focal Length: 135mm
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 400
Post processing included conversion from RAW, levels adjustment, and unsharp-mask

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Let's Play

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Let's Play


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure: 1/80
Focal Length: 50mm
Flash: Fired Off Camera (E-TTL)
ISO: 500
Post processing included conversion from RAW, and cropped

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Mommy, Daddy, Baby

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Mommy, Daddy, Baby


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure: 1/80
Focal Length: 70mm
Multiple Flashes: Fired Off Camera (E-TTL, Ratio 2:1)
ISO: 500
Flash Cord
Post processing included conversion from RAW, quick wand tool, lasso tool, and unsharp-mask

Friday, December 16, 2011

On The Trail

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called On The Trail


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/10.0
Exposure: 1/60
Focal Length: 35mm
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 500
Post processing included conversion from RAW, levels adjustment, contrast adjustment, and healing tool

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Over and Under

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Over and Under


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure: 1/125
Focal Length: 60mm
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 400
Post processing included conversion from RAW, cropped, levels adjustment, high key contrast, converted to black and white, and unsharp-mask

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Buddha

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Buddha


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure: 1/100
Focal Length: 105mm
Multiple Flashes: Fired off camera (E-TTL)
ISO: 500
Lightbox
Post processing included conversion from RAW, cropped, levels adjustment, healing tool, and unsharp-mask

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

All My Circuits

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called All My Circuits


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/10.0
Exposure: 1/80
Focal Length: 50mm
Extension Tubes: 68mm
Flash: Fired E-TTL
ISO: 500
Post processing included conversion from RAW, and levels adjustment

Monday, December 12, 2011

Steps

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Steps


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/14.0
Exposure: 6 sec
Focal Length: 200mm
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 400
Post processing included conversion from RAW, cropped, levels adjustment, healing tool, and convert to black and white

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Family Portrait At The Museum

  
A sneak peek at a family portrait taken at the museum for today's "Photo a Day" project.


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure: 1/50
Focal Length: 32mm
Flash: Fired E-TTL
ISO: 1600
Post processing included conversion from RAW, cropped, levels adjustment, cloning/healing tools, and unsharp-mask

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lensbaby Baby

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Lensbaby Baby


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure: 1/20
Focal Length: ~50mm Lensbaby
Flash: Fired E-TTL
ISO: 1000
Post processing included conversion from RAW

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Log HDR

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called The Log HDR


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposures: 1/20, 1/30, 1/50
Focal Length: 47mm
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 640
Post processing included conversion from RAW, alignment, merge to HDR, tonemapped, contrast adjustment, and unsharp-mask

Thursday, December 8, 2011

After The Sunset

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called After The Sunset


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure: 1/125
Focal Length: 40mm
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 320
Post processing included conversion from RAW, and rotation correction

Pileated Woodpecker in HD - Video

  
I ran into this pileated woodpecker again yesterday, so I thought I would take a few videos of him pecking away at some trees. Unfortunately, I did not have my tripod with me at the time, so the video is a little shaky. It didn't help that it was -1ÂșC out and I was trying to hand hold a 5D mkII with battery grip and a 70-200 f2.8 IS with 2X TC attached as steady as possible! I also did not have my external mic with me, so the audio is not the greatest, but that's not a big deal anyway since I was in an area between a busy parkway and a school with kids playing outside for recess!
I still think it's a pretty decent video of this woodpecker at work. Make sure to watch it in HD for the best quality.



Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure: 1/30
Focal Length: mostly 400mm
ISO: 640

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

S-Curve

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called S-Curve


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/11.0
Exposure: 1/160
Focal Length: 60mm
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 500
Post processing included conversion from RAW, cropped, cloning/healing tools, dodge/burn tools, S-Curve pop, and unsharp-mask

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Foggy

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Foggy


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/10.0
Exposure: 1/200
Focal Length: 200mm
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 500
Post processing included conversion from RAW, cropped, levels adjustment, and convert to black and white

Monday, December 5, 2011

Barrows Goldeneye

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Barrows Goldeneye


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure: 1/200
Focal Length: 200mm with 2X TC (400mm)
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 500
Post processing included conversion from RAW, cropped, levels adjustment, and unsharp-mask

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Henry of Pelham Ice Wine

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Henry of Pelham Ice Wine


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure: 1/80
Focal Length: 106mm
Multiple Flashes: Fired E-TTL
ISO: 400
Rotolight
Flash Cord
Lightbox
Tripods
Post processing included conversion from RAW, levels adjustments on different layers, dodge tool, healing tool, and unsharp-mask

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Moose Snowglobe

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Moose Snowglobe


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/1.8
Exposure: 1/100
Focal Length: 50mm
Extension Tube: 12mm
Flash: Fired E-TTL
ISO: 640
Post processing included conversion from RAW, cropped, and levels adjustment

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pileated Woodpecker 2

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Pileated Woodpecker 2


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure: 1/125
Focal Length: 200mm with 2X TC (400mm)
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 500
Post processing included conversion from RAW, and unsharp-mask

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Icicles Over The Water

  
Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Icicles Over The Water


Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure: 1/160
Focal Length: 200mm
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 500
Circular Polarizer
Post processing included conversion from RAW, levels adjustment, and cropped