Archive for the ‘Whistler’ Category
I finally got around to updating my web portfolio with some of the last few years images, take a look if you have chance www.steveophotos.com
Couple of snaps from the start of this years kayak season. So far the season has been pretty full with an early start due to a knee injury skiing. This spring has seen my first experiments with using SRT rope techniques to access difficult canyons for images. It is quite a scary moment when you have to sit back and trust your less than solid ropework skills for the first time, it all seemed pretty simple whilst I was learning the theory on the tinterweb and practicing my rigging suspended 2 ft from the floor in the garage What could possibly go wrong??
Having spent the larger portion of my time in places where it pisses it down for large amounts of time, believe it or not you actually start to form a strange love of the rain, or possibly a deep seated hatred and a drink problem. It is still hard to tell which way I will go with it, but one thing I do know is that when the rain stops, the mists in the coast mountains are some of the most inspiring scenes you can imagine. They roll gracefully across the hillsides, pulsing through the forests and breathing with the landscape. They somehow make all the wet misery worth it………….
This Spring has been a continuation of the Coast mountains ‘el Nino’ trend with large amounts of rain falling on the coast. Here are a few selects from the spring rains…….
Early March in the Sea 2 Sky corridor feels like spring has arrived. The snow line is creeping higher on a daily basis, damn……………..Lets all pray for the winter to have one last installment !! Too much sunshine in Pemberton Meadows at the weekend.
Freewriter just published this shot of Andy Meakin on Cloudburst mountain in their 4th issue. Check out Freewriter http://freewriter.ca/
I just used the Nikon D3S as a ‘run and gun’ video camera to produce olympic highlight video virals for Tourism Whistler. Here are the end clips, they are all ungraded and produced as fast as possible for web release. The camera produces a nice web look but was very difficult to use as a true ‘run and gun’ tool. The whole video DSLR theme still feels very young and not quite ready in some ways.
River Gypsies just finished publishing their new Guide to Whitewater Kayaking Classics throughout North America. I managed to get a page in there for some of Squamish’s classic waterfalls.
Bryan Smith of Reel water Productions just put out their showreel of cable camera shots from 2009. It’s well worth the watch………
I was along shooting stills for most of these shoots and you hardly ever get to actually see the end result of all the rigging and time spent. Great to sit back and watch the results….
Respect to Bryan and Matt for the rigging and cable camera operation….