My Raptor Photography Project | Les Arnott

Birds of prey have fascinated me all my life and to spend two years photographing a variety of owls, hawks and falcons was a dream come true!

The equipment I used mainly for the photography of the birds of prey was basically my Canon 1Dx with a L series Canon 70-200mm and a 7D Mk2 armed with a L series 400mm prime lens. On occasions I would swap lenses between the two cameras depending on the light. The 1Dx performs much better in low light and I used this camera extensively for flight shots in the dense low lit woodland where very high ISO settings were unavoidable to capture the fast moving birds.

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My Raptor Photography Project | Les Arnott

more in Phototrain – Photography Magazine – Issue 5

Expat Living Photo Competiton 2017: The Winners!

Stunning Shots: Check out all the winners of this year’s photo competition

Grand Prize Winner
Pacujawi (Cow Race) by David Wirawan
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Runner-Up
Colours by Andrey Petrov
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The Great Outdoors
Magical Moments by Lemjay Lucas
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Cityscapes
Dante’s Inferno, First Circle by Justin Fernando
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Once again, hundreds of fantastic photos flooded EL’s inboxes for the eighth annual Expat Living Photo Competition. Thank you to everyone who entered their beautiful images. Whether it was a close-up of a leopard in Sri Lanka, a gorgeous Jaipur sunset or a scene from a Thaipusam festival, one thing’s for sure – there’s serious talent here in Singapore.

more in Expat Living Magazine – July 2017

Venice in Solitude by Christopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas began his career as an advertiser for German magazines including GEO, Stern, Merian and others. In recent years he has concentrated his efforts on creating portraits of cities including Paris, Venice, the Engadin and New York. Thomas uses Polaroid film and long exposure techniques for this ongoing series.

Christopher Thomas’ captivating and atmospheric images show the Venetian landscape through his unique style of city portraiture, originally established with New York Sleeps (2009) and Münchner Elegien (Munich Elegies, 2001-2005). He transports us to a silent city, devoid of human presence, which could remind us of photographs from the 19th century, when the photographic image was not fast enough to capture the quickening pace of human activity. The series includes classical views of the Canal Grande, the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Square, Rialto Bridge and others.

At the crack of dawn, just before dusk falls, or at night by the light of the moon, Thomas would set off through the sestiere – the various districts of Venice – with his heavy equipment comprising a large-format camera, a selection of lenses, a tripod, a dark velvet cloth and many boxes of Polaroid Type 55 film. Armed with a compass, azimuth and sun chart, pen and notebook he would select the view he wanted to photograph. The photographic material he uses – most of which is no longer produced today – ensures that the images are rich in detail. Thomas’ own eye, sensitivity and technical skill enabled pictures to emerge that return the city to its historical roots, with a sense of mystery.

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Venice in Solitude by Christopher Thomas
more at Hamiltons Gallery

Bike Magazine Photo Annual 2017

Thirty uninterrupted pages of inspiration shot by mountain biking’s top photographic talents.

Senior photographer Bruno Long captured Mike Hopkins riding the magical landscape of Hawaii’s Big Island during a shoot for DreamRide 2.
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Sterling Lorence
Tom van Steenbergen | Ibig Water, Utah
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Ian Collins
Brandon Semenuk | Isavona, British Columbia
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Robb Thompson
Brett Rheeder and Tony Friesen | Ivernon, British Columbia
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Bruno Long
Mike Hopkins | Ibig Island, Hawaii
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more in Bike Magazine Photo Annual 2017

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Hold Mini, See Max
This is the smallest full display smartphone in the world.

The display not only stretches to two sides of the body, but also innovatively to the top. With the full display, you can enjoy a pure, immersive visual effect. No boundaries, no interruptions. That’s the way smartphone should be, catch sight of your whole world on the palm of your hand.

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We pursue the amazing visual performance for eyes, and extreme comfortable for your hands. That’s why a 5.5” screen is put on a small body usually fits 5.0” smartphone. It’s easy to hold for everyone.
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Images

Canon has launched the EOS 6D Mark II. Featuring a host of innovative and state-of-the-art technical stills and movie advances, the new full frame DSLR has been designed to fulfil the needs of the freelance photographer and serious enthusiast on the move. The camera is small and light, boasting exceptional image quality and stunning focusing thanks to a brand new 26.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 processor.

Canon Japan has posted a small selection of sample images and movies shot with the newly released EOS 6D Mark II camera.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 11.jpg
Shooting Mode: Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/160 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/5.0
ISO Speed: ISO400
Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
White Balance: AWB(Ambience Priority)
Picture Style: Fine Detail
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 07.jpg
Shooting Mode: Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed): 6 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/11.0
ISO Speed: ISO100
Lens: EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
White Balance: Fluorescent
Picture Style: Landscape
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 09.jpg
Shooting Mode: Manual exposure
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/1000 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/9.0
ISO Speed: ISO800
Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
White Balance: Daylight
Picture Style: Standard
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 01.jpg
Shooting Mode: Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/500 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/1.2
ISO Speed: ISO100
Lens: EF85mm f/1.2L II USM
White Balance: AWB(Ambience Priority)
Picture Style: Portrait
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 08.jpg
Shooting Mode: Manual exposure
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1.3 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/11.0
ISO Speed: ISO100
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
White Balance: Color Temp. (5200K)
Picture Style: Fine Detail
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Images
more at Canon