Rob. Works + Thoughtshttp://www.roblim.com/Most recent blog posts from www.roblim.comen-usSun, 26 Aug 2012 03:42:28 +0000Loudhttp://www.roblim.com/2012/aug/26/loud/ <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2012/08/26/large_1b9b65a3905511afbdee.jpg" alt="lightning-001.jpg" title="lightning-001.jpg" /></p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 03:42:28 +0000http://www.roblim.com/2012/aug/26/loud/Januaryhttp://www.roblim.com/2011/jan/07/january/<p>We&#8217;re well into it now, aren&#8217;t we? Just a few shots as we play with our new camera, the <a href="http://www.sonystyle.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=20153&amp;catalogId=100803&amp;langId=200&amp;productId=8198552921666192692">Sony <span class="caps">NEX</span>-3</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2011/01/07/large_jan_2011_001.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2011/01/07/large_jan_2011_002.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2011/01/07/large_jan_2011_003.jpg" /></p> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 21:52:16 +0000http://www.roblim.com/2011/jan/07/january/Lunar Eclipse + Winter Solsticehttp://www.roblim.com/2010/dec/21/lunar-eclipse-winter-solstice/<p>For the first time since 1632 a lunar eclipse happened on the Winter Solstice. Thanks to Twitter and Facebook we heard about it, bundled up like mad, and stood outside in the very very chilly weather to take some shots. Totally worth the frozen&nbsp;toes.</p> <p>For more info <a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/Moonstruck+Lunar+eclipse+meets+winter+solstice+rare+cosmic+coincidence/4005621/story.html">check out this article</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/12/21/large_moon.jpg" style="border: 0px initial initial;" /></p> <p>Canon 5D mk <span class="caps">II</span>. <span class="caps">ISO</span> 800. 400mm. f/13.&nbsp;1/80</p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/12/21/large_moon-2.jpg" /></p> <p>Canon 5D mk <span class="caps">II</span>. <span class="caps">ISO</span> 4000. f/8.0.&nbsp;1/13.</p> <p>I used a 70-200 with 2x teleconverter for both shots. To help with focusing I used live view. It would be awesome to use some longer lenses or hook up to a&nbsp;telescope!</p> <p>Once the&nbsp;eclipse happened I took the second shot. I raised&nbsp;the <span class="caps">ISO</span> quite a bit in order to capture the less bright, but much redder shadows. There was a fair bit more noise but it still looks&nbsp;cool.</p> Tue, 21 Dec 2010 08:37:00 +0000http://www.roblim.com/2010/dec/21/lunar-eclipse-winter-solstice/Scooteroo: Batch #3http://www.roblim.com/2010/dec/02/scooteroo-batch-3/<p>In my spare time (ha!) I&#8217;ve started trying my hand at wine and beer making. This was partially driven from a deep love of these two enjoyable beverages, and partially due to a rather strong sense of frugality. In both respects this practice has been quite successful! Not only are the results of my beginner level creations very tasty, they are very affordable as well. What&#8217;s not to&nbsp;love?</p> <p>Well, the process isn&#8217;t particularly thrilling, to be honest. Right now we&#8217;re using kits, since we&#8217;re just learning. And most of what is required is simply cleaning. You&nbsp;basically&nbsp;clean the tools and the buckets, and then mix the kit together. And then you wait. Pretty&nbsp;easy.&nbsp;</p> <p>The fun part is not only in the consuming of the final product, but, for us, the presentation. That&#8217;s where we actually have some expertise! So for this batch we decided to be a bit fancy and created unique labels for every bottle. Each bottle has an original Holga photo from our travels (mostly Peru, <span class="caps">PEI</span> and Banff). Now the process of giving them away will be just as fun as keeping them. That&#8217;s what we always find with our work; we love giving it away.&nbsp;Weird.&nbsp;</p> <p>Anyway, here&#8217;s a little peek at some of the bottles! About half were colour photos, and half black and&nbsp;white.</p> <p>We still have so much to learn and improve on (like putting the labels on straight!) but all the more reason to keep at&nbsp;it!</p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/12/02/large_combo1.jpg" /></p> <p>The wine is a Barbera, and our initial samplings have been very positive. It still has to hang out in the bottles for a while, but I have a feeling this is going to be a good&nbsp;one.&nbsp;</p> <p>With each batch we always save one bottle as a souvenir of sorts. This time we specifically chose this image of our cat, Scooter, to go on the keeper&nbsp;bottle.&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://www.robandlaurenphotographers.com/blogphotos/scooteroo003.jpg" /></p> <p>We highly recommend getting into wine and beer making. It&#8217;s doesn&#8217;t really take too much time, and though the initial investment in all the equipment is a bit high, over time you really save oodles. Plus, sharing a bottle of wine that you made with people you love is really something&nbsp;special.</p> <p>In Edmonton we head to <a href="http://www.creativeconnoisseur.com/pages/indexpag.html">Creative Connoisseur</a> for our kits and supplies. The owner, Al, is a seriously awesome man, and extremely helpful. They are also wicked generous, and let you borrow their filters and corkers whenever you need. Very great people. They have an impressive selection&nbsp;of both wine and beer kits. We made a batch of the Barons Brown Ale, which honestly shocked us with how tasty it&nbsp;was!&nbsp;</p> <p>Anyone else out there into making their own beer and wine? Any tips or suggestions for&nbsp;us?&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Dec 2010 19:01:00 +0000http://www.roblim.com/2010/dec/02/scooteroo-batch-3/Moonhttp://www.roblim.com/2010/sep/25/moon/<p>A shot of the Moon from tonight! It&#8217;s two nights after the &#8220;super harvest moon&#8221; and still seemed brighter than usual. This is a cropped and sharpened photo. I used the 5D mk <span class="caps">II</span>, with 70-200, and 2x extender to get as close as possible, then used live view to get the proper exposure. Thanks to Steph for her pressing the shutter&nbsp;release!</p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/09/25/large__MG_2112.jpg" /></p> Sat, 25 Sep 2010 05:04:00 +0000http://www.roblim.com/2010/sep/25/moon/iPhonography // PEI - Farmers Market + Beachhttp://www.roblim.com/2010/aug/29/iphonography-pei-farmers-market-beach/<p>Today was our first day on the island. We toured around a bit, took in some delicious smoked salmon bagels at a farmers market, spent an afternoon at a little fair, enjoyed a home cooked meal (of garden vegetables, fresh scallops and some steak!), and finished off the evening with a walk along the beach. I&#8217;m sure the rest of the week will be equally magical&nbsp;:)</p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/29/large_IMG_3221.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/29/large_IMG_3225.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/29/large_IMG_3226.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/29/large_IMG_3231.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/29/large_IMG_3238.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/29/large_IMG_3245.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/29/large_IMG_3251.jpg" /></p> Sun, 29 Aug 2010 01:54:00 +0000http://www.roblim.com/2010/aug/29/iphonography-pei-farmers-market-beach/iPhonography // Torontohttp://www.roblim.com/2010/aug/26/iphonography-toronto/<p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/26/large_IMG_3181_.jpg" alt="IMG_3181_.jpg" title="IMG_3181_.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/26/large_IMG_3165_.jpg" alt="IMG_3165_.jpg" title="IMG_3165_.jpg" />&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/26/large_IMG_3164_.jpg" alt="IMG_3164_.jpg" title="IMG_3164_.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/26/large_IMG_3200.jpg" alt="IMG_3200.jpg" title="IMG_3200.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/26/large_IMG_3174.jpg" alt="IMG_3174.jpg" title="IMG_3174.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/26/large_IMG_3171_.jpg" alt="IMG_3171_.jpg" title="IMG_3171_.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/26/large_IMG_3189.jpg" alt="IMG_3189.jpg" title="IMG_3189.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/26/large_IMG_3184.jpg" alt="IMG_3184.jpg" title="IMG_3184.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/26/large_IMG_3179_.jpg" alt="IMG_3179_.jpg" title="IMG_3179_.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/26/large_IMG_3163.jpg" alt="IMG_3163.jpg" title="IMG_3163.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/26/large_IMG_3162.jpg" alt="IMG_3162.jpg" title="IMG_3162.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/26/large_IMG_3197.jpg" alt="IMG_3197.jpg" title="IMG_3197.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/26/large_IMG_3182.jpg" alt="IMG_3182.jpg" title="IMG_3182.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/26/large_IMG_3194.jpg" alt="IMG_3194.jpg" title="IMG_3194.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/26/large_IMG_3176.jpg" alt="IMG_3176.jpg" title="IMG_3176.jpg" /></p> Thu, 26 Aug 2010 02:05:00 +0000http://www.roblim.com/2010/aug/26/iphonography-toronto/Film // The Big Movehttp://www.roblim.com/2010/aug/03/film-big-move/<p>This past June Lauren&#8217;s Parents moved back to <span class="caps">P.E.I.</span> Some friends had generously given us an old Pentax K1000 the day before and I decided to put a roll of film through it to document the day (and to see if the meter, shutter, and aperture were working all right!). It was a beautiful&nbsp;day!</p> <p>Shot with a Pentax K1000 with a 50mm lens. Film: Kodak 400 Tri-X. Scanned with a Nikon&nbsp;<span class="caps">5000ED</span>.</p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/03/large_move-0001.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/03/large_move-0016.jpg" style="border: 0px initial initial;" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/03/large_move-0002.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/03/large_move-0014.jpg" style="border: 0px initial initial;" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/03/large_move-0008.jpg" style="border: 0px initial initial;" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/03/large_move-0003.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/03/large_move-0004.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/03/large_move-0005.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/03/large_move-0006.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/03/large_move-0007.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/03/large_move-0009.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/03/large_move-0010.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/03/large_move-0011.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/03/large_move-0012.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/03/large_move-0013.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/03/large_move-0015.jpg" /></p> Tue, 03 Aug 2010 06:55:00 +0000http://www.roblim.com/2010/aug/03/film-big-move/iPhonography // An Evening Strollhttp://www.roblim.com/2010/aug/01/iphonography-evening-stroll/<p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/08/01/large_IMG_2790.jpg" /></p> Sun, 01 Aug 2010 04:04:00 +0000http://www.roblim.com/2010/aug/01/iphonography-evening-stroll/iPhonography // Swaying Treehttp://www.roblim.com/2010/jul/10/iphonography-swaying-tree/<p>Storms fascinate&nbsp;me.&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robnlauren/photos/2010/07/10/large_swaying-tree-001.jpg" /></p> Sat, 10 Jul 2010 01:49:07 +0000http://www.roblim.com/2010/jul/10/iphonography-swaying-tree/