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 […]Read More Spingtime first journey to Mud Lake
Tuesday November 21st, 2017 I had my best Camera Club of Ottawa Slide competition evening. With the maximum 4 slides entered, all four one Award of Excellence. All images were taken during 2017 with my outstanding Pentax K-3II dSLR camera. One was entered on-topic as “Pretty Pink” Camera Club of Ottawa On Topic: Pretty Pink, Award […]Read More Four entries, four Award of Excellence
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 […]Read More 2016 Canada Day Fireworks
Tonight for the Les grands feux Casino du Lac‑Leamy, Grand Finale I went to the lookout in Major’s Hill Park. This vantage point is around 500 metres from the launch barge. A more crowded venue than my previous shooting sites. I was so close I was able to use my 14mm prime lens. Last year’s […]Read More Les grands feux Casino du Lac‑Leamy: Grand Finale: Saturday August 22, 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 […]Read More Ottawa Tulips 2015
I created an Audio-Visual show with photos I took from June until December 2014. 6month-final from Darrell on Vimeo. Darrell Larose Ottawa, OntarioRead More A/V: Darrell Larose: 6 months of photos, a small selection
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 […]Read More #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge, part deux.
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 […]Read More #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge
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 […]Read More Pseudo HDR with Topaz Detail plugin
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 […]Read More March 4, 2014: Camera Club of Ottawa Slide Competition.