Thursday, 28 April 2016

Chunyaxche / Ruinas Muyil

Here's a few pictures from a rainy walk at the Ruins of Muyil, also known as Chunyaxche. Located 25 kms south of Tulum, these ruins have a less explored, less touristy vibe then some of the larger ruins in the area. Lots of piles of stones and unexcavated buildings hidden in the jungle. Behind El Castillo is a series of boardwalks through the jungle that lead to Laguna Muyil and boat tours of the Sian Kaan Biosphere. (for a price)
Top to Bottom: Plaza de la Entrada and Estructura 7H-3, Templo 8 (Estructura 9K-1), Estructura 8I-13 (El Castillo),  Estructura 9K-23. Noblex Panoramics.



Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Chichen Itza Pt.2

4 more from Chichen Itza, February 2016. Definitely worth visiting if you've never been there, despite the crowds. Scroll down for Pt.1.
Top to Bottom: Platform of The Eagles and Jaguars, The Nunnery and Iglesia, The Observatory, and Tomb of the High Priest. Noblex.





Saturday, 16 April 2016

Chichen Itza Pt.1

This is part one of my pictures from Chichen Itza, Mexico. More to follow.
By midday it is overrun with tourists, and impossible to get a photo without someone taking a selfie right in the way.
Despite all of that, it is truly a magnificent place, worth visiting if you ever get the chance. Truly mind blowing.
Top to Bottom: Kukulkan Pyramid or "El Castillo", Temple of the Bearded Man, Tzompantli, and the Great Ball Court. Noblex Panoramics, about 930 am, before the tour buses arrive.



 

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Ruins of Tulum

This the second of five sets of ruins we visited while in Tulum February 2016. These were taken about 9 am, before the sun was full up, and before this place was completely overrun with tourists. I recommend visiting early.
Here's 5 of my favourites from my C41 pictures here.
Top to bottom: A wide overview of the main area, Temple of the Frescoes and Castillo, Temple of the Wind, House of the Chultun (with iguana!) and Temple of the Sea. Noblex Panoramics, Ektar 100 film.





Thursday, 7 April 2016

Coba 360 Panoramics

Here's a few 360 panoramas from the Mayan ruins of Coba. Click to enlarge.
The first is the view from top of the Nohoch Mul Pyramid at Coba. Worth the climb.
The second is the ball court, near the entrance to the ruins and the bicycle rentals.
360 spinner camera, lomo xpro 200 film.




Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Mayan ruins of Coba

This is Coba. 1 of 5 sets of ruins my wife and I visited in Feb 2016. Click on the photos to enlarge.
I've had a mild obsession with ancient ruins since seeing my dad's pictures of Chichen Itza years and years ago.
Indiana Jones can probably also be blamed for my amateur archaeologist tendencies. Anyhow...
Coba is home to Nohoch Mul, the tallest temple pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula. One of few you are still allowed to climb. Between 600-900 AD Coba was said to have had 50000 inhabitants and covered 80 square kilometres! Be sure to rent a bike if visiting as you have to cover a bit of ground to see all of the excavated sights. These are Noblex Panoramics shot on Ektar 100. 


 

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Vertical Panos / Churches

Sometimes I shoot a vertical panoramic when I don't want to tilt way up.It looks weird because it's a swing lens camera and it bends the perspective. click photos to enlarge.
Left: Church of the Holy Cross, Skatin (Skookumchuk) BC June 2015. noblex.
Right: Iglesia de San Gervasio, Valledolid Mexico Feb 2016. noblex.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

I was lucky enough to go for a few plane rides to Judd Lake and beyond with the people from TML in april of 2014.
The top was my ride from Anchorage to TML2. The bottom was a skiplane from Judd Lake to the alpine somewhere where we saw these guys and their cool helicopter. Hopefully someday I can get back there. Horizon Panoramic camera and Lomochrome purple film.  




 

Thursday, 31 December 2015

the "Mc Barge" aka Friendship 500

Here's a couple of looks at the "McBarge" where it was moored for the better part of 30 years, until recently.
It was described as "the world's first floating McDonalds," and built on False Creek for Expo 86.
It was towed to Maple Ridge in late December and will appear in 2016 as a new and improved, so far secret project. Perhaps the McCasino or McSports Bar?
The top photo is Lomochrome Purple film in a Horizon Perfekt, the bottom is B+W film in my Noblex.
Happy new years y'all.





Wednesday, 16 December 2015

lil' more zion

Rigthside upsidedown vertical panos at Emerald Pools in Zion National Park. Same same but different. noblex.


Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Red Bull Rampage 2015

Here's a few pics from Red Bull Rampage, near Virgin Utah from mid-october 2015. The B+W are my Noblex, and the colour is a Horizon.
Several of these are examples of what happens when you tilt up with a swing lens: your horizon gets all bent outta shape. Whatever though, I still dig it.
pic 1: The view from near the top, rider's left ridge.
pic 2: Sender off of the end of the ridge on qualifying day. Pretty sure it's Graham Aggasiz.
pic 3: Axl Fostvedt shooting Phantom Flex of Cam Zink for Freeride Entertainment. Finals run.
pic 4: Graham Aggasiz again, but his first drop of his finals run.
pic 5: Sam Reynolds superman over the canyon gap. Didn't really nail the photo timing but it's still alright.





Saturday, 28 November 2015

Zion National Park 2015

These are a few Noblex panoramics, from a cloudy afternoon walk in Zion National Park.
I wanted to get to Angel's Landing, but had to settle for the lower trails due to threat of rain and flash flooding. I did get up the Emerald Pools trail and the Canyon Overlook trail, just in time for rain and lightning. Not so good for pictures. Still fun.
I guess there's always next year... Horizon panoramics and maybe some B+W to follow...

Friday, 26 June 2015

Church of the Holy Cross

National Historic Site of Canada, built around 1905 in the village of Skatin (Skookumchuk) BC.
Definitely worth a stop in, part way between Pemberton and Sloquet hot springs BC.
Shot on a Polaroid press camera, Polaroid 669 exp 2005. It got pretty dusty and dirty while drying, but I like it.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Grandstands

I still have a ton of Cuba photos from my trip last year. I like them more than anything I have shot lately, so why not share a few more? I'm still toying with the idea of a little photobook or some prints...
These grandstands are at the corner of Avenida de los Presidentes and the Malecon in Vedado, Cuba.
Between the blue fountains and the abandoned swimming pool, near the Calixto Garcia monument.
One wider view of the old seating area with a few locals playing baseball, and a closer, off-kilter tilted up version. Horizon.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Hotel Nacional De Cuba

More oldies from my trip to Cuba in March of 2014.
This is the historic Hotel Nacional in Havana, near the outside patio, and in the main lobby. Spinner.



Saturday, 21 February 2015

Telegraph Cove BC

I spent 2 nights in telegraph Cove en route to and from Hanson Island. It's a neat little gathering of cabins centred around a wooden boardwalk that was formerly a lumber mill and salmon saltery. I had to grab these photos on an overcast drizzly early morning just before leaving. I plan go back, hopefully for more boatrides. Horizon. 




 

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Orcalab, Hanson Island BC

I feel very fortunate to have visited Paul Spong and the Orcalab on Hanson Island earlier this year. It is a land based research station, that studies whales around the Johnstone Straight and the Inside Passage off of northern Vancouver Island. Paul conducted early research on communicating with whales in the 1960's, and moved to Hanson Island in 1970 to continue his studies of whales in the wild. I saw some incredible things from the observation deck that afternoon, and had a chance to walk around the bay a bit at low tide. Spinner. 
have a look: http://orcalab.org/   listen to hydrophones here: http://www.orca-live.net/