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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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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Ottawa Tulips 2015

May in Ottawa means the Tulip Festival, the first blooms appeared April 19th. Two weeks before all the rest in the area. All photographs were taken with my Pentax ☆istD, lens selection included my 50mm f:4 Macro, 50mm f:1.4 prime, 85mm f:2 prime, ATX-Tokina 60~120mm f:2.8 zoom, 300mm f:4 prime, and 600mm lenses. This photo […]

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#fivedayblackandwhitechallenge, part deux.

Recently a friend from the Camera Club of Ottawa offered me the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge that is running on Facebook currently.  I accepted the challenge, I decided that architecture was well suited for the project. I finished the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge, and a couple days later, I was challenged again by another friend, so five more B&W images. Day one   Day two   […]

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#fivedayblackandwhitechallenge

Last week a friend from the Camera Club of Ottawa offered me the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge that is running on Facebook currently.  I accepted the challenge, I decided that architecture was well suited for the project. Day one   Day two   Day three   Day four   Day five End of 5 day Challenge   It was a fun […]

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Pseudo HDR with Topaz Detail plugin

I recently added several Topaz Photoshop plugins to my computer. I’ve added Detail, De-Noise, Clarify and Clarity. This small sample are a few where I tweaked the images to a pseudo-HDR effect. Last Autumn form the balcony, a scene that as of March 21, 2014 is still snow laden. Lot’s of chrome. Downtown reflections. Carshow […]

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March 4, 2014: Camera Club of Ottawa Slide Competition.

CCO Slide Competiton Tuesday March 4, 2014 Advanced Topic: Architecture Golden Tower 21/30 points CCO Slide Competiton Tuesday March 4, 2014 Advanced Topic: Architecture Award: Honourable Mention Metcalfe Street Reflection 24/30 points CCO Slide Competiton Tuesday March 4, 2014 Advanced Topic: Architecture Award: Honourable Mention 55 23/30 points CCO Slide Competiton Tuesday March 4, 2014 […]

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