Photo taken at the National Artillery Memorial in Ottawa — November 11, 2023. Featured here is an ordnance quick-firing 25-pounder (87.6mm calibre). Thinking of those who have served, those currently serving, and those yet to serve the values behind our flag.
What a nice welcome indeed! With a LuftWaffe Airbus A400M Atlas (I believe) parked behind the main entrance way.
Earlier today I had the wonderful pleasure of teaming up with Jeff Wilson — the founder and director of the National Capital All-Star Classic — to create some awesome team portraits for each of this year’s participants.
From the Jack Doyle Athletics and Recreation Centre — and home of the Algonquin Wolves basketball team — the event roster for the all-star classic included four games (U14 boys, U14 girls, U16 girls and U18 girls).
Pictured here is #27 Maria Murray — team black — facing off with #34 Tressa Sutherland — team gold — to commence the U18 Girls National Capital All-Star classic with a jump ball, with Maria winning the tip after the ball reached the highest part of its arc.
For those who may not know, the National Capital All-Star Classic (NCASC) was established in 2007 as a Middle School showcase of student-athletes in the Ottawa-Carleton Region. Its aim is to raise the profile of the participants and encourage them to pursue and/or continue in the sport.To learn more about this organization, and share your support, click here.
Wedding portraits with fluffy snowflakes falling.
Enjoying a beautiful autumn day at Hog’s Back Falls in Ottawa.
Érigée en 1886, et situé dans le village de Pointe-Gatineau.
À côté de l’église se trouve un bateau de croisière - www.Ottawaboatcruise.com
Cette photo a été prise avec un vitesse d’obturation longue, grâce à mes filtres Formatt Hitech.
...from suite Twenty Two at the Westin Ottawa.
Using my photography skills to show Ana wiping her Wipebook flipchart clean...
Hi everyone, photos from the 18th Annual RND Charity Golf Tournament for Diabetes Canada — held at the Canadian Golf and Country Club on June 27, 2022 — are now ready!
Dear clients, I wish to apologize that my turn-around times will be seriously impacted over the next two weeks or so, as I scramble to replace a critical component in my workflow — my colour calibrated monitor.
While you may not know this, behind-the-scenes I depend a great deal on using technology that allows me to maintain the upmost in colour fidelity. To that end, I have invested heavily in colour calibration tools and monitors so that I can work confidently within a 100% sRGB colour space for my electronic images, and a 100% Adobe RGB colour space for my printed images.
Yet, earlier this week my best and primary 4K monitor for colour fidelity died on me after four years and seven days of ownership. Safe to say, not good, but I'm now in search of a new monitor, and hope to be operational very soon. Thank you kindly for your patience, as I manage a major IT failure and navigate around global supply chain shortages to find a suitable high-quality replacement.
The picture you see here is the load up screen of my 4k, 32inch IPS monitor showing all kinds of nasty vertical lines and distortions, which renders it unworkable. Safe to say, the images I've created for you will look nothing like this! :)
...This was about the moment where I told my baby boy — and only child — that his papa couldn’t afford to get him a real McLaren 570S on a photographer’s salary. As you can see, that didn't go over so well. :)
P.S., it turns out that what my son really wanted at this moment was a nice nap in the arms of his mama, and that timeless creature comfort also made his papa rest easy too.
Can you feel the red hot power in this photo? Let me know!
For nearly my entire life, I’ve lived (literally) in the middle of Ottawa’s Chinatown and Little Italy, so it’s safe to say that there’s always something fun and cultural occurring in my local neighborhood.
Case in point:On June 18th my wife and baby boy (now nearing the 1-year old mark) strolled over to Preston Street to check out the amazing cars — vintage and modern — at the 15th Edition of the Ottawa Ferrari Festival.
While I don’t own a Ferrari, I do own a Canon R3 — one of the fastest performing cameras currently available in the marketplace — along with several L series lenses that sport Canon's classic red ring of quality. I’ve always loved hot colours, speed and power, so if you have a Ferrari or other exotic sports car revving to be photographed by an equally fast and powerful camera, then give me call, because me and my gear we'll be able to keep up.
Featured here is one of the Ferrari Engine Chassis (190445) that I had a chance encounter to quickly photograph during the Ottawa Ferrari Festival on Preston Street. When I took this photo, I could still feel the warm heat radiating from the engine. Mmmmm, 3, 2, 1….open eyes, click, click, click, click...LOL
Earlier today, I was blessed with a magnificent opportunity during my daily morning walk through Ottawa's Arboretum. Before my eyes were two herons, one of which was poking their head in and out of the marshy ground. With my Canon R3 in hand — and my Canon EF 70-200mm lens attached — I rapidly dialed in my settings and snapped this pic just as the heron plucked out a fish to eat. And not a moment too soon, as the moment and bite was interrupted by an unleashed dog that quickly entered the scene to chase the bird away with fish in hand — so to speak.
Well, it’s that time of year again — tulip mania time!
Coming to you fresh from Ottawa's fashion scene is a gorgeous pair of tulips dressed to the nines, and shall I say, looking mighty sharp and smok'n hot for the Tulipa paparazzi flashing away.
We're told this pair decided to wear warm colours tonight, as they set to bedazzle Ottawa's green carpet scene with a gentle to and for sway in the wind.
While the verdict is still out, this pair may be on its way to winning the bragging rights for best dressed, but wait, oh, oh, here comes yet another beloved pair down the aisle…
The Canadian Tulip festival is now in full swing, and my most favorite place to enjoy the Tulips within Ottawa is Dow's Lake — also known as Commissioners Park.
If you've never been to this park, then I say it's worth a visit during any time of year — even if only for an hour. Yet, the month of May is especially picturesque if you enjoy the sight (and scent) of tulips.
However, as this blog will attest, there's a lot more to enjoy and experience at Commissioners Park than just the main draw of tulips, like for example: its wonderfully lush and lavender lupin forests that are now growing beneath and amongst the towering tulips.
Ok, perhaps that's a bit embellished from the perspective of a mighty adult looking down towards the ground, but perspective can matter, and one of the great many things I love so much about photography is that it allows us to appreciate how a situational context can always be seen differently when viewed under different conditions. Case in point, this picture. It was created with my newest camera lens — a fully manual 100mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer Macro lens by Laowa, which allows me to create a 2x life size perspective.
As the NCC (National Capital Commission) eloquently notes, "the forests of the Capital abound with hidden gems", and this park certainly has more than a few which you can read all about in Remarkable Trees of Canada’s Capital.
Yet, to add a playful spin on that topic, this camera lens, as well as a pinch of creativity, allowed me to enjoy those gems with a much more macro, detail oriented reality that shows beneath all the towering tulips, and amongst the green blades of grass, is yet another growing forest. Which, from the perspective of an ant, or a photographer not too concerned about getting his clothes dirty, or worried about what a passerby may think, can offer a pretty neat perspective. A forest within a forest. A world within a world. A lupin forest under a bed of tulips.
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