Argon 18-Cycling Canada partnership

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to photograph the Canadian Track cycling team again. This time around it for an announcement that Argon 18 was becoming the new bike sponsor for the Canadian Track team. You can read a little more about it on the Argon website. 

https://www.argon18bike.com/en/news/argon-18/ARGON18-Signs-Multi-Year-Partnership-Cycling-Canada

Argon 18 cycling Canada partnership ancouncment
Hugo Barrette Track Cyclist
Amelia Walsh Track Cyclist
Milton Velodrome - Mattamy Cycling center
Canadian Track cycling sprinters 2017

Bojan

Standing on my first Summit.

People often come and go through our life and some leave a bigger impression on us then others. In 2005 I went to the Rockies, I din't exactly have a plan for my trip I just packed a few things and was confident that I would find some adventure once I got out there. I met Neil Baker at a climbing shop in Banff and after a few conversations he invited me to come along on a scrambling trip in the Rogers Pass area. We ended up climbing Ross peak and spent the night right on the summit. It was the beginning of my climbing career. 

Neil and I ended up climbing a number of peaks together over a few years but eventually lost touch. I'm very bad at keeping in touch with people. Even my family I have a hard time staying in touch. It's a flaw that I recognize and am trying to work on. As with a lot of my friends that don't live in the same city, I didn't keep in touch with Neil but he is the definitely someone that I looked up to and he had a lasting impression on me. A truly great person.

I've been scanning some of my old slide film, the images below are just a few from our climbing adventures. 

I hope you are doing well pal.  

Neil Baker on the summit of Ross Peak. Rogers Pass, BC

Neil Baker on the summit of Ross Peak. Rogers Pass, BC

Neil waiting out a storm. Nikon FM10 - Velvia 50

Neil waiting out a storm. Nikon FM10 - Velvia 50

Neil and Jon climbing on the slopes of Mt. Athabasca.

Neil and Jon climbing on the slopes of Mt. Athabasca.

Neil and I on the summit of Mt. Athabasca. 

Neil and I on the summit of Mt. Athabasca. 

Neil on Ross Peak. 

Neil on Ross Peak. 

Cheers,

Bojan

Daily Photo - Toronto Skyline

Long exposure of the Toronto skyline. I shot this during a landscape photography workshop that thought on Toronto Island last year. This was about a 4 min exposure. A B+W 10 stop ND filter made it possible to get the silky smooth effect. 

Cheers,

Bojan

 

Daily Photo - Half Dome Sunrise

Todays photo is from a recent trip to Yosemite National Park. It was taken from Glacier Point just as the sun was cresting the horizon and the rays of sun flooded over the mountains and onto Half Done. I think with all the things that are happening in the world as of late I just like looking at this photo because it really reminds me that now is the time where we most have to protect these beautiful places. Global warming is real. 

Half Dome Sunrise

Cheers,

Bojan

Daily Photo - Canadian Track Cycling Nationals 2016

This photo is from the 2016 Canadian track cycling championships that took place Sept 24-26, 2016. To get this photo the way it is was a two step process for me. 

First, I had to get it right in camera. I wanted to have the centre of the frame in focus and then fade into a blur in the corners. These cyclist were flying around the track at 50km/h + which made it extremely challenging. Picking the right spot was also important. The middle of the banked turn seemed like a good idea because the riders would be on a angle which would put the lighter coloured "safety zone" of the track behind them, which in turn would make them stand out more. I also knew that I wanted to turn this photo into a black&white image so having the light background behind the riders and the darker wood of the track and the top half of the frame would be key to make them stand out more. This I could not achieve on the straightaway. I slowed the shutter to about 1/15 sec just to give it a ever so slight pan in order to create the smoother lines. 

Second, was the post processing that occurred in lightroom and photoshop. Once the photo was imported into lightroom I turned the photo into black and white. From there I did a bit of dodging and burning, to selectively darken and brighten certain parts of the photo. After that I imported it into photoshop where I cleaned up the top half of the photo, getting rip of a few distractions. Following that I did a little more dodging to darken the upper middle and applied my sharpening technique. This was the result. 

Cheers,

Bojan