Halifax Pride Parade 2013

I'll make the top bit short, since there's a lot of photos for you to view!  Today I went downtown and checked out the Halifax 2013 Pride Parade and WOW, what a fantastic event.  I didn't expect it to be over an hour and a half, but that's not a complaint.  I took almost 900 images, but don't worry, I culled out my personal favourite 30.  If you want to see some more of the photos, go and see them on my facebook page, Tim Lingley Photography, and while you're there, hit the like button too ;)

Fun and Colourful shoot with Ellen

Sometimes, a shoot just simply works, despite the conditions.  Ellen and I met at the Dartmouth scenic gardens to do an impromptu photo shoot out in the snow.  I was excited to work with her in preparation for another shoot I have planned in the following week.  

Kodak Ektar 100.  Absolutely beautiful saturation!

I brought along very minimal gear.  This was going to be a meet-and-greet type shoot with minimal setup and hopefully lots of snowflakes.  The snow turned to light rain the moment I arrived at the gardens.  No problem, we'll persevere.

I still had a dozen shots left on my roll of Ektar, so I used those up as well.  I'd argue that those photos are my favourites from the shoot: they're more vibrant and deliver a more pleasing image than the digital ones, through no fault of Ellen.

Kodak Ektar 100 again.  The grain on this film is really really fine!

I took quite a few photos with the 5D as well, though in hindsight I wish I had been a bit more dynamic with my lenses.  I only used the 70-200, a lens which, while beautiful has been giving me a hazy look in my shots. I will be sorting that out soon!

We spent about 45 minutes in the gardens before finally giving up hope on snowflakes returning to the scene.   We headed over to a cafe to warm up which resulted in a few more images on film (but that roll is still in my camera, when I finish it up I will be posting a short review),  but I'm very pleased with the results and I'm happy to have spent time with Ellen.  She's a truly amazing person and is going places.

CIBC Run for the Cure 2012

Sunday morning came along, and I wasn't feeling too bad.  I hadn't got out of the apartment for long on Saturday and I was feeling restless.  After checking my facebook feed, I discovered that the CIBC Run for the Cure was happening, and I packed up my gear and headed out.  I took two cameras with me (a first!!), my T2i with a 70-200mm and the 5D with the 24-70.   It was time to try some event photography!

Below is a collection of my images from the Halifax Run for the Cure 2012.  After seeing all the people moving off the starting line I got a sense for just how big the run is, and also how important it is.

Who are you running for?  This was an entire table for people to put down their thoughts, in pink, purple and cyan coloured sharpies.
The run took place all over the commons area in Halifax, including the public gardens.  With so many runners, police shut down some sections of streets.
These guys were powerhouses, as they should be.  Props to the fire department for donning the pink and running for the cure!

Custom pink boxing gloves, just for symbolism?  This is serious stuff!  I think this is an awesome idea!!

Cheering on a pair of runners as they approach the finish line!

The pink carnations are a nice touch! 

The emotions at the finish line were absolutely amazing.  I'm happy to have been able to capture even a fraction of it.

A small photo booth was set up for teams to get together and get a group shot taken.  I kind of snuck in on this one but it helps to show the spirit of the event.