This picture places an emphasis on the ice formations using a High Dynamic Range (HDR) effect, which was created using a bracketed series of pictures taken simultaneously at seven different exposure levels. The Rideau River flows into the Ottawa River, and early in the spring the ice build-up in this location is broken up by the Rideau River Blasting Crew using dynamite to get things flowing. I love the great outdoors!
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These photos were taken from behind the Supreme Court of Canada, and feature the East Block of Parliament Hill on the right. On July 1, 2013, Canada turned 146 years old.
An evening picture taken from inside Ottawa’s newest upscale lounge – Bijoux. If your business needs some amazing pictures for marketing purposes, then give Jeff a call.
An evening picture taken from inside Ottawa’s newest upscale lounge – Bijoux. Featured in this picture is one of my favorite signature trademarks – radial starbursts. If your business needs some amazing pictures for marketing purposes, then give Jeff a call.
The 2010 butterfly show is now on at Carleton University – my alma matter – and it’s definitely a must see for the whole family! So grab your camera and kids and run down to the exhibit to “enjoy the magic as butterflies emerge from their chrysalises and watch hundreds of exotic tropical butterflies fly free in the two display greenhouses at Carleton’s Nesbitt Biology Building located at the corner of University Drive and Raven Road.” More information can be found on Carleton University’s website, but until you have a chance to see them first hand, here are a few pics I took earlier today. If you have a polarizer for your camera lens, it would be a good idea to bring it along as it can help reduce reflections off the leaves and wings of our cute little insect friends.
Note: The greenhouses are naturally warm and humid, so its best to wear clothing that will keep you comfortable in such a setting. And, WATCH YOUR STEP! There are beautiful butterflies resting and flying around everywhere, and I feel so very badly at the moment because with all my curiosity and natural instinct to look up, I didn’t look down to notice a butterfly resting on the floor at the main entrance. I accidently stepped on him, and feel really horrible about it. There’s plenty to see, so look up, down, and all around. The event is free, but donations are welcome. Hats off to the organizers and all those involved in hosting this magnificent exhibit! It’s very nice to see our Captial’s University hosting events such as these. My pictures here are available for sale, and half of the proceeds raised from any sale will be donated to the exhibit.
The decision to purchase a motorcycle can be a very daunting one, or at least it was for me (and more so for my family), but when you finally put aside all the fear and horror stories there are some incredible benefits to commuting by motorcycle – and chief among them would be fuel economy!
I have been tracking my fuel economy since I purchased my 2008 Honda CBR 125RW in the summer of 2009. During my first year of riding (August to November) I clocked 3,020 kilometres on my odometer, and for that coverage I spent a grand total of $47.95 CDN on fuel at Petro Canada (averaging a fuel cost of 0.90 cents per litre at the pump). In other words, my Honda CBR 125cc motorcycle is achieving an average fuel economy of 2.2 litres per 100 km (106 miles per gallon), or busting my wallet with a fuel expense of 0.02 cents per kilometre. LOL. In practical terms, for $50 bucks I can drive from Ottawa to Yellowknife! Totally amazing, but with my fuel tank’s capacity being tapped out at 10 litres (2.64 US gallons), to cover that distance I would need to stop six times to fill up along the way (I guess you can’t have everything…LOL)
To provide you with some extra context, I weight about 182 pounds. I’m 5 foot 10 inches. I always ride solo. I always use unleaded gasoline with an octane value of 87 (Honda recommends 86 or higher). At full throttle I can hit 125 km/h, but I mostly cruise between 60 and 80 km/h for the bulk of my riding. With a backpack I can do my groceries, and in most cases, I can park just about anywhere for free. Owning a motorcycle can be a sweet deal and a great compromise if you’d like to reduce your environmental foot print, yet still remain mobile and independent. I would highly recommend prospective riders give the Honda CBR 125 a look and try. Don’t be fooled by the 125cc marker, it’s more than enough power to do anything in the city, and even a few short highway trips. And when you begin to smile at the fuel pump, give me a call and I’ll capture that amazing moment for you with my camera…LOL
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