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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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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Spring heat wave

The mercury has hit 30° plus the past few days in Ottawa. With this instant summer flowers have burst open. We had a light shower and I saw these irises catching nature’s spotlight from a shaft of sunlight that poked a hole in the clouds. Iris after a spring shower, May 27th, Pentax ✩istD AT-X […]

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Sunday flowers

With spring comes many blooming flowers.  It’s 1.2° C with the wind chill today.. Tulips, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 85mm f:2.0 prime lens.  © 2016 Darrell Larose, Ottawa. Tulips, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 85mm f:2.0 prime lens.  © 2016 Darrell Larose, Ottawa.   Iris, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 85mm f:2.0 prime lens.  © 2016 Darrell Larose, Ottawa. Irises, Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 85mm […]

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