105 City Lights From Athletes Village & 106 – St Patricks Day at Science World

I am happy to announce two new additions to my gallery which may be found at: http://www.michaeliwasaki.com/galleries/recent-gallery-additions/#.Uy3U6oWwXz4

The two pictures were taken on separate days with similar, yet different composition.

I was originally only going to have one of them available in my gallery, however because of the split in my poll on thoughts, I have decided to keep both.

The first of the images, #105 – City lights From Athletes Village, is 95″ x 29″, unframed and will be limited to 10 editions (+2 artist proofs), signed numbered, and accompanied with my standard embossed certificate of authenticity and the second image, which is of a slightly different composition, #106 – St. Patricks Day at Science World is 95″ x 33″, unframed and again limited to 10 editions. Print may be found in Plaza Galleries closer to summer (keep posted closer to the date).

Pricing available on my website

106 St Patrick Day at Science World

105 City Lights Pano From Athletes Village

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Specialty Pano Head Equipment – FINALLY!

I am super excited to have finally placed my order with Spencer down at ReallyRightStuff.com.

These guys are really on top of the world when it comes to professional pano heads and equipment to do proper panorama photography.  So what do you really need to get going properly?  This was my order, and i’ll explain the reasons for the equipment…

The biggest problem with panoramic photography is not having the correct nodal point of the lens. The nodal point is one of the two points in a compound optical system, located so that a light ray directed through the first point will leave the system through the second point, parallel to its original direction. Also called axial point. This point must be centered properly in order to achieve a perfect, non distorted panorama.

zoom-rrsweb-1-BH55PCLR-front-ballhead-8BIT-1BH-55 PCLR: Full-sized ballhead with PC-LR > The BH-55 full sized ball head, allows for the functionality…

- Ergonomic design gives superior handling and unsurpassed reliability.
- Lowest profile in its class.
- Large main locking knob incorporates stainless steel ballbearings for a lifetime of silky smooth control.
- Dual drop-notches allow maximum flexibility for positioning the camera.
- Micrometer tension adjustment is repeatable and absolutely reliable.
- Precision panning base is finely laser-engraved at 2.5 degrees intervals and features our unique drum & brake design for effortless locking.
- All components are of the finest Really Right Stuff quality, machined from solid aircraft aluminum or stainless steel for maximum durability and minimum weight.
- Comes with lever-release panning clamp for the ultimate ease in leveling. The perfect setup for panoramas.

L-plate for Nikon MB-D12 grip (D800) – Plate required if using the MB-D12 battery grip on the D800E

Foot for Nikon AF-S VR & VR-II 70-200mm f/2.8 – Footer plate for the 70-200 lense

Rail & clamp package, MPR-192 + Mini-Clamp Pkg – This creates the ultimate nodal slide with smooth adjustability along the full length (192mm) of the MPR-192. This package’s enhanced versatility allows for mounting camera bodies or collared lenses simply by rotating the mini-clamps. zoom-rrsweb-1-192PPP-isometric2-nodal-slide-8BIT-1

Omni-Pivot Pano Package includes CB-10 + PG-02 LR head (nodal slide not included) – This package for shooting 360° panoramas will add to your Pano Elements or similar package to build a multi-row capable pano head. Please note that this package does not include a nodal slide or horizontal panning component.


Looking forward to some amazing panos, just awaiting delivery and will share some images.

Interested? Check out http://www.reallyrightstuff.com

Rare Fine Art Print at Hollyburn Country Club – West Vancouver

4' x 8' Crate with two seven and a half foot panels for  Vancouver at Dusk piece.

4′ x 8′ Crate with two seven and a half foot panels for Vancouver at Dusk piece.

Two more pieces

Two more pieces

3 4 5 6 7

I am very excited today to have 7 of my pieces call the Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver home.

I have both Michaela and Lisa to thank for this! (Thanks ladies! Very much appreciated).

Packaging them up was a bit of a marathon and unfortunately, my 8’ Vancouver Skyline was left at home.  The truck was full. It simply would not fit without crushing something underneath.

All images on display, as normal are printed on aluminum.   I am pretty happy with the placement and thankful for those that helped make this happen.  Just to package the pieces was a full roll and a half of 3M Packaging tape.

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104 – Trees Over Vancouver (New Gallery Addition)

A familiar vantage point for many.  Typically I do not take many pictures during daylight, however this one fits perfectly to bring out the texture within the trees in the foreground and to be able to see all the freighters lining up to come into the harbor.

Print limit: 10

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104 - Trees Over Vancouver

Another Gallery Addition

I am very happy to announce the addition of another limited edition piece (6 prints total), Fire and Ice (103) to my gallery.  Fire and Ice was shot up toward Cypress Falls after a long cold snap through the Vancouver Area in early February, 2014.  With temperatures dipping down to -10, this allowed the majority of the waterfall to freeze.  The image was taken on the last day of the cold weather. Had I waited one more day, everything would have been melted due to the heavy warms rains that settled in.

The hike to get to the location was a little treacherous.  The trail was not heavily traveled, very narrow and with a very significant drop off to one side.  Carrying all my camera gear and tripod made things a little trickier balance wise.  Normally, I am able to jam my tripod into the ground when I require stability, however due to the ground being completely frozen, my tripod would only bounce and slide off the surface.  Again, not making it great for traveling on.

When we reached the shooting location, I was expecting a nice big flat platform with wire fencing. This could not have been further from what I was expecting.  I did not expect a slightly sloped 5 foot by 6 foot area with a drop off on all sides except the side we came down.  This would make for a little more of an unnerving shoot.  The sun created an amazing display of warm lighting, bringing out a little bit of light in the icicles on the left side.  Below the falls is a gathering of ice (not foam), which had started to gather as the ice fell over the falls.

For purchasing inquiries, please visit my website at: http://www.michaeliwasaki.com/galleries/recent-gallery-additions

103 Fire and Ice

(101) – Lone Juniper Sunset

I am happy to welcome a new addition to the gallery, which is now posted in my Gallery under “Sunrise & Sunsets” (http://www.michaeliwasaki.com/galleries/sunsets/#.UvkU4rRDfOM).

Shot from West Vancouver, the fine art image was captured in early February toward the end of an arctic front leaving and a pacific front coming in which you can see by the clouds. Wind gusts started to kick up with gusts upward of 30km/hr and below freezing temperatures.  The lone Juniper jets out from the rocks looking off to the amazing sunset from West Vancouver.

This fine art photographic print, limited to 15 prints (+2 artist proofs), and printed on aluminum framed in an Italian made olive tree veneer.

Edition is signed, numbered and includes a stamped certificate of authenticity.

Price: $7,500.

101 Juniper


Michael Iwasaki Fine Art Photography – Images Book

Very excited to have my book arrive today, the place where I get all of my equipment (http://www.photoexpert.com) and printing of my book did (as usual), an AMAZING job! Thanks Brad and everyone there!  If you are looking for equipment, not only do they have AMAZING prices, however they also have the BEST customer service and friendly staff, bar none!  And I also love their “online catalog shopping”.  For me being in Canada, it is a much more economical method than Adorama, Broadway or B&H…

Unfortunately, my books will not be sticking around long, as they are all slated for Gallery homes…

Michael Iwasaki Fine Art Photobook



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