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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Another outing with the Pentax K-3II

After what seemed like daily cloudy, ice pellets, rain, snow. Ottawa finally had a break from the winter greys. This outing I took my Pentax K-3II and my SMC Pentax-FA 50mm f:1.4 with the Pentax Circular Polarizer. Ghost sign of George Snider’s photo studio that operated around circa 1900. Laurier Avenue West at Bank Street, L’esplanade […]

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Ottawa After Dark December 2016

Friday December 9th, 2016 I grabbed my ancient 6 lb, (pre-1973) Marchioni Brothers Tiltall tripod, design was later sold to Leitz. This is a much sturdier tripod than my Manfrotto 190QCB/222 joystick head. I wanted to try a few stitched panoramic photos and the 3 way pan head on the Tiltall was a better choice. I […]

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Ottawa Autumn at Patterson Creek

The leaves are turning and we have frost in the air. Thursday was a wonderful above seasonal fall day, so I took a walk over to Patterson Creek in downtown Ottawa. It will be drained starting Tuesday for the winter. O’Connor Street Bridge Ottawa, October 7th, 2016. Pentax ✩istD SMC Pentax-M✩ 300mm f:4 prime lens. […]

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Going Buggy into Autumn

Today was the first day of Autumn, the thermometer was still hitting 27 degrees. Headed back to the Sunflower patch. Spotted another species of wasp, but it wouldn’t stay still long enough to photograph. Eventually colder mornings will slow many of these insects down. Once again I carried my aged Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 50mm f:4 Macro […]

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