Spingtime first journey to Mud Lake

Earth Day, Sunday April 22, 2018 Spring has continued in the National Capital Region. I loaded up my gear and headed out to Mud Lake (Britannia Conservation Area).  During my field trip I crossed paths with numerous friends. Immediately upon entering the trail from Cassells Road was this Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata) Pentax K-3II […]

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Springs late arrival

A week ago we were scrapping ice off our cars, salting our walkways and shivering over sub-zero temperatures. All of a sudden it’s Spring. Time to shake off the winter blues, and take photographs again. First up are the spring crocus (crocii?) in the front yard. Pentax K-3II w/ Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS […]

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Bigma goes to Remembrance Day 2017

I took the amazing Pentax K-3II with the equally amazing Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for Remembrance Day 2017. The snappy auto-focus captured these fast movers. The RCAF and a pair of CF-18 jet fighters (Quill 11 callsign) from 433 Tactical Fighter Squadron nicknamed the Porcupines out of 3 Wing Bagotville, Québec. RCAF CF-18 Remembrance Day flypast, over […]

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Thar be Dragons…

Over the last weekend of July, Ottawa was visited by Kumo, a 40 ton robotic spider and Long Ma a fire breathing 46 ton dragon horse. Over 4 days these magical creatures roamed the streets of our Nation’s Capital. I was able to capture a portion of Sunday’s performance. I was carrying my Pentax K-3II […]

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On the beach

July 4th was a warm sunny day, so we headed out to Ottawa’s Britannia beach on the shore of Lac Deschênes. I was with aspiring young model Didi. Pentax K-3II with SMC Pentax-M 85mm f:2 lens, light diffused through a translucent white gobo. Nikon D7100 with AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G 32″ HSS sync Westcott soft […]

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Freelensing the Pentax K-3II

Freelensing is a technique used with interchangeable lens cameras in both film-based and digital photography. The lens is detached from the camera and held in front of the lens mount by hand during exposure. This allows the lens to be tilted or shifted creating a similar effect to a perspective control or “Tilt-Shift” lens, only […]

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