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Mark Shannon

Mark Shannon



Portrait, travel, and street photography by Mark Shannon. Located in Toronto, Canada and travelling all over.
  • Nikon D610
  • Fujifilm X100s
  • Nikon D3s
  • AF-S Zoom Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 G VR II
  • AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
  • AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
  • AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
  • Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP AF Di Macro
  • SB-700
  • SB-900

Tews Falls in Hamilton, Ontario

Published September 29th, 2013

Even though I have lived in Mississauga and Toronto for my entire life, I have actually never personally visited any of the waterfalls in Hamilton, just an hour's drive away. Hamilton is known in Ontario as the city of waterfalls, because there are over a hundred waterfalls of all sizes throughout the region. I met a gentleman at a photo walk in Toronto that let me know about a hike to Tews Falls that he would be leading the next week. I'm so glad I attended!

I brought both my Nikon D700 and my Fujifilm X100s along with me, but I only brought a GorillaPod SLR Zoom, which doesn't quite have the stability to hold the larger Nikon with a lens mounted - yes, I've tried. So I ended up using the X100s for pretty much all of the shots, and I'm glad I did. Here's the results.

Oh, and funny story about the last photo in this set... See all those angled rocks on the left hand side? Shortly after taking that image, I went across there to get a closer shot, and ended up slipping on a slippery pa ...

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Chicago In 35mm

Published July 18th, 2012

Around this time last year (in June of 2011), my girlfriend and I took a trip to Chicago. Originally, she had planned to go with her sister, but a last minute cancellation meant I was now her company for the trip. Every now and then, I like to challenge myself photographically. Most of the time, these challenges are based on a limited set of equipment that I allot myself. For this particular trip, I took along my D700 and 35mm F/1.8G lens. This lens limited me in two ways. First, a prime lens forces you to think more about composition and framing. Second, this particular lens is a DX lens on an FX body, so the image circle is smaller than the sensor. At smaller apertures, vignetting becomes very apparent.

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Published March 13th, 2012

During my internship at Mercedes-Benz Canada head office, I had the great opportunity to drive some very powerful and impressive cars. Among them, were stars such as the C63 AMG (as well as the limited Affalterbach edition - only 30 in Canada), and the all-new 2012 SLK 350. Simply one of the most impressive vehicles, however, was the SLS AMG. The power, agility, and overall design of the car are something that still awes me.

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