Monday, October 30, 2006

San Francisco - Pier 7 at Night

Canon 20D - 17-40mm L - 17mm - f13 - 20s

Tonight I went on Pier 7 to do long exposures at dusk. I really enjoy longer (20 to 30 seconds )exposure because it gives a very smooth effect to the water. Temperature dropped rapidly to the mid forties and I promised myself to bring a warm jacket next time!

Canon 20D - 17-40mm L - 17mm - f5.6 - 3.2s

Canon 20D - 17-40mm L - 17mm - f18 - 30s

Canon 20D - 17-40mm L - 17mm - f5.6 - 3.2s

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Most Popular Picture of the Week

Canon 10D - 17-40mm L - 17mm - f5.0 - 1/100s

The San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, 101 Market Street between Main Street and Spear Street, is my most popular picture with Shutterstock.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

My Pictures now on Sale at Alamy!

Canon 10D - 17-40mm L - 40mm - f6.7 - 1/90s
Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Alamy is one of the leading Stock agencies with Corbis and Getty Images. I sent my first submission of 10 pictures back in February and all were accepted. But since then I did not have much time to build up my gallery, or even enter keywords for my approved images!
After all that time invested in Micro-Stocks I decided to go a step further and sell some of my best pictures in "Right Managed" with Alamy, and I sent another batch of 94 pictures. To my surprise 92 of them were accepted. One was rejected because I sent the wrong size, the other one because it was too soft...
All Pictures were taken either with my old Canon 10D, or 20D, with the canon 17-40mm L lens, and then up sized to meet their minimum size requirement. They do not have yet an online upload system, so I had to CD a DVD for my first submission, and a CD for the second one.
Here are a few pictures that I'm selling with them:

Canon 10D - 17-40mm - 17mm - f11 - 1s
Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Canon 10D - 17-40mm - 17mm - f6.7 - 1/180s
Grand Canyon Overlook

Canon 10D - 17-40mm - 24mm - f11 - 4s
Upper Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Canon 20D - 17-40mm - 40mm - f11 - 1/160s
Climbing Mt Whitney, tallest mountain in continental US

Canon 20D - 50mm - f3.5 - 1/320s
Léo at 7 months

Follow this link to see my gallery: My Alamy Gallery

Friday, October 06, 2006

33 Weeks Pregnant

Canon 17-40mm - 23mm - f10.0 - 1/25s - handled - natural light

Canon 17-40mm - 30mm - f9.0 - 1/50s - handled - natural light

Soon we're gonna have a little baby girl :) This time my wife's pregnancy is much more difficult; she even got some strong contractions this week!
Hopefully the last few weeks will go smoothly.

Canon 17-40mm - 40mm - f9.0 - 1/20s

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Most Popular Image of the Week - Strawberries

My Organic Strawberries isolated on white background is this week most popular picture with Shutterstock

Canon 100mm 2.8 macro - f6.3 - 0.8s - natural light

Monday, October 02, 2006

The Moon Festival

The MOON FESTIVAL OF SILICON VALLEY is a cultural fair that will take place in the Cupertino Memorial Park annually on a weekend right before the eighth full moon of the Chinese Calendar. It usually falls in September of the Gregorian Calendar. The event is based on the traditional Chinese celebration of the full moon.

On the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, the moon is round and the Chinese people mark their Moon (or Mid-autumn) Festival. The round shape to a Chinese means family reunion. Therefore the Moon Festival is a holiday for members of a family to get together wherever it is possible.

The Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is the second largest holiday in East Asia after the Lunar New Year, a type of "Chinese Thanksgiving" which emphasizes family unity.