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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Green Christmas lights in Ottawa

In Ottawa this time of year the “Blue Hour” is between 4:30-5:00 PM. Although it was +7°C, and not a snowflake in sight. The Canal is not frozen, and had ducks swimming around Parliament in the “Blue Hour” Pentax ✩istD SMC-FA 50mm f:1.4 prime lens. 4 seconds @ f:22 Parliament lights. Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 35mm […]

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The air temperature was hovering slightly below zero Celcius, a few flurries occurred throughout the day. I have seen a few snow flakes during the past week or slightly more. Today the sidewalks, laneways and parked cars were cold enough for the snow to actually stick. The ground is still not frozen, so we see snow […]

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