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Ed Gately

Ed Gately



I love to create awesome images!
  • Nikon D4
  • iPhone 4s
  • Lomo 360 Spinner
  • Nikon D300
  • Nikon D700
  • Nikon D800e
  • PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D
  • Carl Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 ZF.2
  • Carl Zeiss 100mm f/2 ZF.2
  • AF Fisheye-NIKKOR 16mm f/2.8D
  • AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D
  • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR I
  • AF NIKKOR 300mm f/4
  • Carl Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 ZF.2
  • SB-900 AF Speedlight
  • AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II
This is one of the last shots I got off before some strong winds started to blow me around. This was shortly after the 3rd tornado siren went off and I thought it was a good idea to start making my way back to my car. It is parked on the other side of the bridge next to the lightning bolt :)<br/><br/>The red glow in the clouds is actually from another buildings signage. The AEP building in downtown Columbus has a multi colored LED stripe across the entire top of it. It came on and lit up the clouds with this crazy red glow. Certainly added to the drama of the scene.

A tale about &quot;Accepting Feedback&quot;

Published April 13th, 2012

I just wanted to post an example of improving your work via proper critique and feedback. I had another photographer open my eyes to a minor change to one of my photos and I really enjoyed the new and more appealing look. Since I had never shot night photos with Film back in the day, I had no idea about the tungsten film options used to bring in a more blue cast to photos. You can read some more about the shots in their descriptions. Please feel free to like and fav if you enjoy them.

I hope you enjoy the images.

Crackle on the Sciota (blue)

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Market Place on

Published February 22nd, 2012

I must say when I saw that a market had been added to the 500px community... I was very excited to see what was implemented. I enabled the store and went to look at the options. The Fine Print... is buried in the interface and not readily available. For thos wanting to know.. I copied this from the support section Q&A.

"To find out all the details regarding prices, photographer's revenue etc. please read all the information as provided on and including the "fine print, and enable the store for further details.

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Happy Valentines Day!

Published February 14th, 2012

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So tired of spot removal...

Published February 12th, 2012

I just had to say that I am tired of removing dust from my images. Editing photos from my trip to Iceland last year and all of the photos I want to keep require 20-60min of spot removal. Check out the attached photo.. every circle is a spot.. UGH. Clearly I needed a better protocol for changing lenses AND a cleaning system. Glad I have them now.

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Self Portraits from Iceland

Published January 26th, 2012

When I visited Iceland last year I decided I would try to have as little contact with the world back home as possible. Normally I am fairly connected to social media, but I just wanted to unplug a bit and focus on photography. I still wanted to find a way to tell people that I was alive and safe. I decided to simply take photos of myself and post them on my Facebook to let folks know "Yep.. Im still alive and show where I was along my journey"

I decided to post a good many of them to the site here. They are not intended to be critical work, but I thought they were worth a share. It was good to be reminded of the wonderful time I had in Iceland.. and how much I long to venture back.


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