There seems to be an element of risk
in everyday living these days.
to pat a cheetah…
…although she sowed some sign
of not being happy with one traveller.
Standing under a 6 ton 30-year-old elephant
has some risk involved.
The Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains
Peak2Peak Gondola Ride
has travellers sailing at a minimum
of 1,400 feet above ground
with only a piece of wire holding things together.
Admittedly a rather larger piece of wire.
The riskiest part of any flight
is take off and landing.
And flying over Alaska’s wilds
one always hopes the risk of
engine failure is minimal.
Don’t know what happened last week.
As we left Vancouver Island…
we stopped at the town of Chemainus…
to view its famous Murals.
….before catching a ferry to
the Canadian mainland.
From all over this week.
Not sure if this is a ‘tender moment’ or
a power play in the
Chobe National Park,
I choose to believe it is the former.
Mother gently reminding the family to keep up
in Geelong Wetland..
Horse and handler in Victoria,
My final tender moment at
the Port of Vancouver.
of our Rocky Mountaineer journey.
All these cuttings showed various layer of rock.
One of my favourite scenes.
I had intended to rush out and
take some fresh shots this morning.
So, my landscape shot is the
Million Dollar View in Banff, Canada.
Foreground to background is reasonably sharp
but by no means perfect.
A higher f/stop would have produced a better result.
Focal length: 18mm/27 (equivalent in 35 mm film)
This shot was aimed at getting a large DoF….
from the fence a far back as possible.
The fence and first two trees are okay, however,
there is some softness creeping in with the third tree
and the stump behind it.
Compare distance between each of these objects
with distances in the following photos.
Focal length: 50mm/75 (equivalent in 35 mm film)
Last weekend I did capture our
Queen Mum Agapanthus…
…some shallow Depth of Field.
it is standing on are in focus
while everything else is soft
in varying degrees.
Focal length: 75mm/112 (equivalent in 35 mm film)
This cropped version supports my above comments.