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Just some ramblings….

Zooming with your feet

Or, composing with your feet.
Went out today with a friend of mine to an old haunt, Chisholm’s Mill, in Roslin Ontario.
We generally leave the cameras in the car and wander the area we are going to photograph; kind of a reconnaissance before we get rolling.
The sun was casting shadow where we didn’t want it, so we were considering leaving and coming back in an hour or two; however, we decided to walk up the road and across the bridge, just to see what we can see.
I’m glad we did, the walk afforded us a different angle neither one of us had considered before.

Wheelchair Rugby Tournament 2017

I was asked to come and document a fantastic showing of pure skill, athleticism, inclusion and heart pumping adrenaline .
Wheelchair Rugby once went by the name, “Murder Ball”; due to the quick pace and crashing of chairs, I can see how it got it’s name.
Held at Quinte Secondary School in Belleville Ontario, this, first of it’s kind for the area, tournament showcased the fact that the only disability is a bad attitude.
Athletes came from all over Ontario and Quebec for the two day tournament spanning the weekend of the 25-26th of March 2017.
Referees, time and scorekeeping was observed by officials from the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association,(owsa.ca)

 

Anticipation

I’m quite excited that I am expecting a new addition to my family soon!

I have ordered the Sigma 85mm F1.4 ART lens, and should have it this coming week!

This lens is interesting in that it has, “Broke”, one of my favourite sites, DXOMark.com; previously, their highest rating for a lens was 50, this new Sigma lens rates a 51.

Sample shots to follow!

Vacation

Well, it has been long awaited, but finally it is here.

My wife and I will be heading to the east cost soon to spend some time with my parents in PEI…
Looking very forward to the trip, and the good times, I’m also looking very forward to the chance to spend some quality time with Kim and do some shooting.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer….see you all soon.

 

 

Quinte International Air Show

Well, the air show is underway.
I, for one, will not be attending; I have been in the Armed Forces long enough that I have seen most of the aircraft on display, and want nothing to do with the throngs of people on the tarmac.
I’m certain it will be a great show, and I encourage anyone interested to check it out.
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Proverbial “Calm before the storm”

I was out last evening with a group from my “Focus on VETS” class; we were taking a mini field trip around the new marina here in Quinte West.
I knew there was the potential for severe storms in the area later in the evening, so we decided we wouldn’t stay too long.
As we turned to leave,  I captured this image of City Hall with the approaching storm bearing down.
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New Life Girls Home

The New Life Girls Home in Consecon Ontario, is having a walk/run/bike event to assist in raising funds to support the excellent work they do to help at risk young women.
I’ve been invited to come out and capture the day in pictures!
It is going to be a great day.