Sunday, May 23, 2010

And now for something completely different,

So this post is completely different than the regular photo stuff I usually write about, but because its titled "C Gardiner Photos & Art" - what I am about to share with you does fall into art from my point of view.
I will start by saying I made a super hot friend since I have moved to Kelowna.  This is how it has changed my life.

Are you curious yet? Read on!

Friday, May 21, 2010

A Windstar Blowing Westward

[ I will begin by saying that I started writing this post in early April 2010]
This post is a little overdue I would say, considering we have been in Kelowna now for almost two weeks. I wanted to share some facts and photos about the drive we (myself and my girlfriend) made out to our new home of Kelowna BC. Our chariot was to be my girlfriends trusty windstar, nicknamed "Vana White" (its white) and it served us well.

So to start, here are the numbers: We covered a total of 4,145km over a period of 40h driving time - that put our average speed somewhere near 98km/h. Now try photo-documenting a journey at that speed.  It certainly made for a new style of photos, and some creative compositions. Perhaps in the future I will even compile a portfolio of pictures taken ONLY while moving at +100km/h

More after the jump, or just check out: Facebook Gallery of the Trip if you want to skip all the 'written words' and get straight to the 'moving pictures'

Monday, May 17, 2010

A Quick Post to Keep You in the Loop

So, even if I did have readers at one point, I haven't had anything to say here for nearly two months.

To keep you in the loop;

Chris Gardiner has moved to Kelowna, BC by driving from Kitchener. I am continuing my photography, and my services are still available in my new location.  The journey was 'photo-documented' and there is a written breakdown of the journey coming in a blogpost soon.

Also, I got my first Canon L Series Lens this week, and am thoroughly impressed.  I will have a post on the Canon EF 70-200 f/4L USM on the way soon.  It has gotten some good use already, and is a massive improvement from my Canon EF 75-300 f4-5.6 USM III 

Also, trying some new techniques, like HDR images for beautiful scenery, (like the one above) and virtual panoramas - interactive panoramas, but sadly have no suitable examples of this. More on these soon!

All in all, I am loving the new location. Expect a lot more wildlife and scenic photos while I am still getting my name known around this area.