AUGUST 17, 2016, Les grands feux Casino du Lac‑Leamy fireworks: Team Australia

The weather sucked on Saturday August 13th, so I skipped Team Eastonia’s show. Last night I walked the extra mile, yes one more mile to the Québec side of the Macdonald-Cartier Interprovincial Bridge. My chosen vantage point was about 50 metres from the Ontario-Québec border. I decided this angle would have the historical Royal Alexandra […]

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Door #1, Door #2 or Door #3

Doors can be interesting.  While wondering about downtown these doors caught my attention. This former bank main branch, has gold (ok brass) doors. Gold Door, Pentax ✩istD SMC Pentax-FA 50mm f:1.4 prime.   This turn of the century apartment block has oak, brass and glass. Oak Door, Pentax ✩istD AT-X Tokina 60~120mm f:2.8 zoom lens. […]

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Stingers

Back to the Sunflower patch, breeze was lighter today, than yesterday. I was looking at stinging insects, the blooms were visited by Honeybees, Paper Wasps, mud Daupers and Bumblebees. First is a very abstract image. The flight of the Bumblebee, abstract.  Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 50mm f:4 Macro lens with Pentax T6-2X Rear Converter, flash fill. Honeybee, […]

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Busy as a Bee

I was checking out the Sunflowers, and saw the Bumblebees hard at work. I mounted my old SMC Pentax-M 50mm f:4 Macro lens (1:2) lens. Bumblebee on Sunflower, July 18, 2016, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 50mm f:4 Macro lens. Bumblebee on Sunflower, July 19, 2016, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 50mm f:4 Macro lens. I repeated the shoot […]

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Sunny Sunday

Today was a lovely sunny Sunday, locally the Sunflowers and Day Lilies are in bloom. Sunflower, July 17, 2016, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 50mm f:4 macro lens. Sunflower peek-a-boo, July 17, 2016, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 50mm f:4 macro lens. Sunflower, July 17, 2016, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 50mm f:4 macro lens. Day Lily, Sunflower, July 17, 2016, […]

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2016 Canada Day Fireworks

On Canada Day, I like to avoid the crowds in downtown, so I wander over to Victoria Island. This places me 800 metres from the launch point. All photos © Darrell Larose, all rights reserved. I shot in RAW (Pentax PEF), and during post I set the white balance to 3400° Kelvin as it renders the […]

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Dancing Flora

One of the little used features of my antique Pentax ✩istD dSLR camera, was it has the ability to do in-camera multiple exposures. I can do up 9 exposures in a single frame. Trick with a multi exposure, is you reduce the exposure by one stop per frame, so a double-exposure you close the lens down […]

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Bella Cat rocks Zaphod’s

Up and coming singer songwriter Bella Cat appeared live at Ottawa’s Zaphod Beeblebrox night club. She is a powerful performer. Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 85mm f:2 Prime lens. ISO:1600 noise cleaned with NIK DFine2 © 2016 Darrell Larose, Ottawa. Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 85mm f:2 Prime lens. ISO:1600 noise cleaned with NIK DFine2 © 2016 Darrell Larose, Ottawa Pentax ✩istD […]

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