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Moving!

Well friends, it has been a slice! After nearly 13 years in Oxbow, the Schultz Clan is MOVING north to the ancestral homeland of Moose Jaw, SK! I want to thank all my photography clients over the past decade! It has been an honour to capture your family memories. I’m looking forward to the photographic opportunities that await in The Jaw.

We shall be in touch! 😎


Impromptu Portrait

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Summer Fun

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We are loving the new dock that has been setup on the Souris River south of Oxbow! Such a great addition to our community! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘


Stormy Echinacea

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Clover Moon

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Peekaboo!

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Country Road

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Summer Storm

Crazy colours and textures in this wild storm!


Prairie Relics

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Balance

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The Game is Afoot!

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June 7 Sunset

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Red

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Cloudy Sunset in Oxbow

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The Power of an Image


Back In Action

Well, the main site is back in action after some serious weirdness. Still not exactly sure what happened. But I had to trash and re-upload the entire site. UGGG! Major pain. But at least the gallery is back in the saddle! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘


Hacked

It appears my portfolio website at http://www.schultzphoto.ca has been hacked. I’m working with my web host to resolve the issue. Not sure exactly what has occurred as I’m using randomized pass-phrases with loads of entropy. Hopefully we will get to the bottom of it soon!


Hallowiener

Every year on Halloween (Or, Reformation Day if you’re really cool), we host the “Hallowiener” at our house. Basically, we sell hotdogs and drink and give all the money to charity. Our neighbourhood comes together and donates all the food so that every dollar we raise goes to the cause. This year, we were very happy to help out our local health centre in their project to buy a new HandiVan. Our one night spooktacular event raised $1073.00 and we sold 160 hotdogs! We had several great donations to the cause that we are super thankful for. Here’s a couple of snapshots really from the event. All with the FujiFilm X-PRO2 and the 23mm f/2 lens. I was cooking hotdogs all night so I didn’t really have time to take many photos. πŸ˜‚ The halloween pumpkin shot at the top of the page was light with the candle inside the Jack O Lantern and a little handheld pocket flashlight (the S1 mini Baton from OLight) feathered just enough to add some shape. That little flashlight never leaves my pocket, I carry it everyday. It’s the most useful item ever. Highly recommend it! 😎 HallowienerCash-1 And I was able to make the presentation to the HandiVan project board today at the hospital. πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

Unfocused

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I was out for a little nature walk the other day. I took the D800 and my 105mm Nikkor macro lens which I haven’t shot in a long time. With macro, you need a good tripod to be locked down tight. And, you need cooperative subjects (read: not windy) that stay still. But this particular day I didn’t bring a tripod. In fact, I didn’t even focus. On purpose.Β With most macro and landscape photography, you want hyperfocal focus and even focus stacking to get a big, crisp, tack sharp photo as the end result. But what would happen if you did nature photography out of focus??

It creates a pretty wild, abstract, bokehlicious result! Give it a whirl! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘


Anatomy of an Auction Sale

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On Saturday August 4 and Sunday August 5th the “Auction of the Century” was held at the Gervais family farm at Alida, SK. I had the gracious invite to come out early and take some photos of the immense collection of Saskatchewan history that was going up for sale. You can check out the Mac Auction site for the sale that includes the complete list of items that were for sale. Words fail 100% at trying to describe the enormity of this collection. It was the lifetime work and passion of Alex Gervais. You can read more in this CBC news article. To say this auction was mind blowing in every conceivable way is a gross understatement!

I went up to check out the sale and took along the FujiFilm XPro-2 with the 23mm f/2 lens. One camera. One lens. One epic location. Β I primarily shot with my Tri-X film simulation configuration. It’s a very contrasty black and white which helped set the mood for this series of photographs. There was some colour provided also, generally in the Classic Chrome and a few Velvia simulations.

The extreme versatility of the 23mm (35mm full frame) makes it a nearly perfect travel/event lens. It’s pretty fast at f/2. You can get pretty close with it for faux-macro work and yet it’s still fairly wide-ish for the landscape aspect.

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And, it’s so, so compact. The more I shoot with my Fuji system the harder it is to return to full frame Nikon setup. I still really like my full frame stuff, but it gets tiresome to lug around all the equipment. The Fuji system makes for a very lightweight, out-of-the-way feeling kit.

I chose to move in and get more detailed/segments of the sale items. This perspective lens a more familiar feel to the images as opposed to a zoomed out/all in aspect that is captured in the sale images. To me it speaks more of Alex’s personal connection to the collection. The vintage vehicles were unbelievable and were in amazing condition for their age. They made for such cool and uncommon photo subjects.Β Β The breadth and variety of the Gervais collection was truly staggering.

The detail and character of the vehicles can’t be over stated enough. You could spend hours and hours just staring at the history that was before you!

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I regret that I couldn’t be at the actual sale itself. It was the same weekend that my Sister in Law was getting married. I couldn’t really skip out on that as I was officiating the service! 🀣 But the family told me there were thousands and thousands of people that came to partake of this once in a lifetime sale. I was very happy to have been able to capture a bit of the collection for myself in these images.

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