Monday, July 4, 2011

Sunny evening in the park

It was such a beautiful summer evening today in Vancouver. Amy, Annelies and I soaked up some evening sun in the local park, and of course I brought my camera. Annelies was enjoying it, as did we. Because of the bright sun, you normally cannot use large apertures, as the picture would be over exposed. My camera however, has a built-in neutral density filter that you can activate. This enables you to get shallow depth of field in bright outdoor environments. Without it, I would have been forced to close the aperture all the way down to f/16, so I would have lost the nice blur in foreground and background. My Flickr photostream has another picture of mum and Annelies.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Canada 144 years old

Today Annelies celebrated her first Canada Day by proudly waving the red and white maple leaf flag. I've blogged before on Canada day, when Canada celebrated its 140th birthday and again at the 141th birthday.