Apr 21, 2017

Lights in the Sky

Some of the best advice I've ever been given about photography is that when something in front of you looks really really good make sure you turn around and look behind you!

I spent an hour shooting a starscape in mid April and decided to fire off a camera looking northward just in case there may have been something interesting in the sky.  


Ummmm. Yup!




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Contact me via email at 'scott@roninphoto.ca' or call (709) 639-5335.  I'm located in Steady Brook, on the west coast of beautiful Newfoundland, in Canada.

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Cheers all!

Apr 20, 2017

Seeing your images in print!

Fujifilm Mexico requested to use a few of the Canadian X-Photographers images last summer.  This week a pleasant surprise showed up in the mail!  Nothing like seeing your images printed and bound!








Contact me via email at 'scott@roninphoto.ca' or call (709) 639-5335.  I'm located in Steady Brook, on the west coast of beautiful Newfoundland, in Canada.

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Apr 18, 2017

The Faux Iceberg

Iceberg season has begun!

And I'll admit I'm totally jealous of the hordes flocking to the iceberg off Ferryland so had to go find my own!

I arose early from my afternoon slumber to make the long 3 km journey by car.  The strong coffee I made kept me alert and motivated throughout the gruelling 5 minute drive! 
Once at this location I had an excruciating 1000 foot walk to the shoreline.  I barely made it as the trail was uneven and was even snow covered!  I wasn't sure what kind of madness I was getting myself into!

Standing on the shore I spied what I was after.  There it was, the price pig, not far from my position. 
Now I just had to move into good shooting position and wait for good light and be certain not to go over my rubber boots!  Cause you knows what that's like!

Thankfully I was rewarded with beautiful pastel colours to make this piece of ice glow!  All 4 inches of it! 😳

Unfortunately this is about as close as we get to finding Icebergs here in the Bay of Islands on Newfoundlands West coast! 

Soon be time for a trip eastward?


Prints are available upon request and can be shipped anywhere!

Contact me via email at 'scott@roninphoto.ca' or call (709) 639-5335.  I'm located in Steady Brook, on the west coast of beautiful Newfoundland, in Canada.

Learn more about RONiN photo, official Fujifilm X-Photographer. -  www.roninphoto.ca

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Cheers all!

Apr 17, 2017

Fire in Lewis Hills!



An evening in late March of 2017 i went to the top of Marble Mountain Ski Resort, on Newfoundland's west coast in hopes of a catching a great sunset. The height of the mountain compared to the surrounding area affords a view like no other!  However, I got totally skunked.  The skies in the surrounding area were heavy and grey.

However, 39 kms away in Lewis Hills some killer light found it's way through the cloud cover producing God beams and made the blowing snow glow a bright orange!  It almost looked like 'Fire in the Hills'! 

Thankfully i had my longest telephoto lens and a teleconverter with me offering the firepower to shoot this scene from over 39 kms away in the Lewis Hills.  Normally atmospheric disturbances such as dust and warm, rising air really mess with images taken at great distance.  The more distance between you and subject the more disturbance is likely in the image.  Conditions were unusually great on this evening and the resulting images are very sharp!

This image was made with a production model Fujifilm X-T2 with the XF100-400mm telephoto zoom and the matching 1.4X teleconverter.

Prints are available upon request and can be shipped anywhere!

Contact me via email at 'scott@roninphoto.ca' or call (709) 639-5335.  I'm located in Steady Brook, on the west coast of beautiful Newfoundland, in Canada.



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Cheers all!


Apr 11, 2017

Race on the Rock Uphill Drags 2017

Here's the main event of Race on the Rock 2017 - the uphill drags!  This event had about 350 competitors and ran for 12 straight hours.

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Race On The Rock 2017 
Race Results
Uphill Drags
600 Trail 
1st – Brad Rowsell
2nd – David Decoste
3rd – Tony Delaney 
600 Improved 
1st – Glen McNeil
2nd – Tony Young
3rd – Brad Rowsell 
600 Pro
1st – Glen McNeil
2nd – Jamie Wells
3rd – Aaron Pelley 
800 Trail
1st – Nick Hawco
2nd – Jonathan Young
3rd – Todd Grant 
800 Improved
1st – Kyle Cooze
2nd – Ryan Rowe
3rd – Glen McNeil 
800 Pro
1st – Colton McPhee
2nd – Ryan Rowe
3rd – Alex Burke 
1000 Trail 
1st – Michael Hann
2nd – Charlie Payne
3rd – Jonathan Young 
1000 Improved
1st – Scott MacNeil
2nd – Glen McNeil
3rd – Tejay England 
1000 Pro
1st – Barry Randell
2nd – Perry Rouzes  
4 Stroke III
1st – Nick Hawco
2nd – Charlie Payne
3rd – Greg Pike 
Power Adder
1st – Jeff Fudge
2nd – Barry Randell
3rd – Zach Kennedy 
King of the Hill
1st – Daniel Lavhey
2nd – Jeff Fudge
3rd – Kris Armstrong

And there you have it!  I put in about 50 hours work on this since starting my prep work on Friday!   I'm heading out for a ride as it's 12*c and sunny!

Prints are available upon request and can be shipped anywhere! 

All the images are JPEGs made in camera with the Fujifilm X-T2 and X-Pro2 cameras.

Contact me via email at 'scott@roninphoto.ca' or call (709) 639-5335.  I'm located in Steady Brook, on the west coast of Newfoundland, in Canada.

Learn more about RONiN photo, official Fujifilm X-Photographer. -  www.roninphoto.ca

Visit me on facebook at RONiN photo.  Check out my images on instagram and Twitter!