Category Archives: Photography

Powerful sunshine and solar panels

We had our first real snowfall of 2021, and winter really. Its a testament to climate change that here in Ottawa we can get to mid-January before any significant snow and still not be very cold. When I moved here … Continue reading

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Fall photos

What is it about autumn, trees and the need to take pictures of the leaves? The event happens every year without fail, yet people continually take and post photos of the leaves. I do too. Or at least, I thought … Continue reading

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Hip shots

As I usually preface, Ottawa is far from a hotbed of railroad activity, and when the chance comes to see a train, I go for it. With the local line near my house, I can hear the local freight run … Continue reading

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The result

As mentioned in the previous post (yes, its been a while to follow up), I was waiting on some trains in Brockville. While waiting, railfans who knew more than me, probably because they had scanners, showed up to wait on … Continue reading

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Waiting…

I recently purchased a new-to-me (used) car. A Volkswagen 2014 Jetta TDI. My previous Jetta was in slow decline, and as I needed new winter and summer tires going forward, it was time to look for something new. Of course, … Continue reading

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May flowers

As the warm weather arrives, that means it’s time to start planting. Some flowers and veg are scarce, due to the pandemic and people just plain hoarding things (formerly toilet paper, victory gardens are the thing now). We did get … Continue reading

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New kids in town

Ahhh spring. And with it comes warm weather and little creatures from their burrows. Here in Barrhaven, in the ‘burbs of Ottawa, there are many rabbits in the area. Over the winter there were three that frequented our backyard, to … Continue reading

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Lemon fizz

It’s been a week of using my macro lens, the first time in a long time. When I started with photography, my plan was to get into macro and closeup photography. It didn’t really work out that way. After watching … Continue reading

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Loving the sun

When sun comes streaming into the house at the end of the day, the plants point to the sun and soak it up. I pointed my macro lens to the happy leaves. The light brings out the details in the … Continue reading

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Guitar strings

With the sunny afternoons, I’ve been putting items in the sun – the brightest light available – and working with my macro lens. Here is my acoustic guitar around the sound hole and strings. The strings I use have a … Continue reading

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