A couple of weeks ago John Rathwell Photography was featured on the CTV Ottawa News for the action sports photography we have done. This was a nice reward for our hard work this year and the segment has brought in lots of great comments. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. Check out the […]
Check out my shots from day 2 of the Ottawa XL at Canoe & Kayak Magazine
Last weekend I covered the very first Ottawa XL kayaking event on the Ottawa River. Day one was freestyle and party! Check out Canoe & Kayak Magazine for all the photos!
This spring in Ottawa has been amazing for kayaking. The spring run off was a little late but it turned out to be an epic one with some of the highest water levels we have seen in years. The Ruin’s is a truly unique big wave that forms right in the heart of Ottawa on […]
This winter I decided to take a stab at my first video production. The only thing is I didn’t know who to ask to star in it as I did not want to disappoint if the video did not work out. So the decision was made to self shoot (some shots with help from Jean-Nicolas […]
As a photographer, covers are what we live for. It is the most prominent photograph in the catalog. Salus Marine used one of my favorite sea kayaking images as the cover for their 2013 product catalog. Looks pretty good if I do say so myself.
Eastern Quebec isn’t the first place most people will think of for back country skiing, but there are some turns to be had if you are willing to work for them. Dave Busch and I set out for our mission leaving Ottawa at the crack of noon. After some car scouting we found a couple […]
We had a rather disappointing spring this year with low water and a major lack of big wave surfing. Some times we get lucky in the fall and get high water again but it is rare. This year brought a nice surprise. Fall Bus Eater! Warm water, no ice and a perfect level. One thing […]
I have always been a fan of using isolation in an image to create a strong photograph. Typically it can be done rather easily as the dynamic range of a camera is much lower than the dynamic range of our eyes. What does this mean? While essentially that our eyes can see a wider variation […]
As with all new toys in my kit, I always take them out to play before taking it on assignment. I picked up the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L II. Right after getting home with it Rain and I headed to the park with her favorite ball. The lens shows relatively little distortion on the APS […]