Month: July 2021

Year in Photos – Week 29

We spent the week at the cottage, which always offers up lots of photo opportunities. This week was no exception, with a couple captures that I’m really pleased with.

July 12, 2021

I finally got onto the golf course after a two year hiatus. This old tree was blown over.

Apple iPhone XR – 4.25mm – f1.8 – 1/350 – ISO 25

Instead of removing the tree, a local wood carver turned the stump into the face of an old man.

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Year in Photos – Week 28

Still trying to get caught up on daily photos, but it is getting better. We took a vacation to the family cottage late into the week, so this post is a bit late.

July 5, 2021 – (May 4, 2019)

Some days, you just need to relax after spending the day chasing squirrels.

Canon 80D – EFS 10-22mm – 22mm – f4.5 – 1/640 – ISO 2500

This opening weekend at the cottage must have been a tiring one to get Lilo to stay inside. She usually spends her time in the bush with the bugs.

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Year in Photos – Week 27

I think this is the final week of pictures where I felt like I was juggling a thousand flaming swords. I managed one new picture this week, with the rest being throwbacks.

June 28, 2021 – (June 2, 2018)

It’s been a while since I’ve done any macro photography. I keep forgetting about it since I tend to gravitate to landscape and wildlife subjects.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – Extension Tubes – 135mm – f5.6 – 1/200 – ISO 1600

This ant was one of many on a peony bush. The hardest part of macro, while using extension tubes, is keeping the camera steady in order to keep the subject in focus.

June 29, 2021 – (July 28, 2017)

During a mid-summer trip to Algonquin Park, we paddled between Pog Lake and Lake of Two Rivers. This meandering creek provided lots of photo opportunities.

Canon Rebel xTi – EF 75-300mm – 105mm – f10 – 1/250 – ISO 400

This painted turtle was sunning on a log as we paddled along. He dove shortly after this shot.

June 30, 2021 – (February 7, 2015)

We spent a week in southern Arizona, one winter, and did a bit of sight seeing, including an outdoor desert museum.

Cano Rebel xTi – EF 75-300mm – 300mm – f13 – 1/2000 – ISO 800

The museum had a raptor show, including this owl. It was a great opportunity to play with the manual functions on my old DSLR.

July 1, 2021

I actually managed a new picture today. A morning dog walk, before it got too hot took us along some shaded paths.

iPhone XR – 4.25mm – f1.8 – 1/60 – ISO 100

We are lucky to have a few nice paths nearby, that are heavily treed instead of open lawns.

July 2, 2021 – (August 10, 2018)

One of the great things about many Ontario provincial parks are the unimpeded natural views. Whether night sky or distant lake shores, you can usually find somewhere without an obvious human influence.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – 18mm – f3.5 – 15 sec – ISO 1600

This particular shot of the Milky Way was taken at the old airfield within the Mew Lake campground. The wide open area is devoid of trees, but provides a great spot to setup a tripod and a camp chair to practice astrophotography.

July 3, 2021 – (August 10, 2018)

When you hear something referred to as Ragged Falls, you tend to picture roaring rapids over steep rock.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – 18mm – f3.5 – 1/1600 – ISO 500

As this was taken later in the summer, when water levels were low, it was more of a meandering trickle along this particular stretch of river.

July 4, 2021 – (July 27, 2018)

There was a time when I was still learning to shoot in manual mode and finding new features as I went along. The ability to change the white balance was one that I was particularly enjoying.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – 24mm – f4 – 1/2500 – ISO 500

This shot seems to capture what Canadian cottaging is all about. Sunsets, docks, and Adirondack chairs sums up the experience.

As I get back to a normal level of busy, I hope to have a lot more new photos. While the throwbacks are nice, that certainly wasn’t the point of this project.

Year in Photos – Week 26

This week marks the halfway point of the year in photos. Hopefully I can get back to more regular new pictures after this week.

June 21, 2021 (May 14, 2019)

My favourite bird to photograph is the Common Loon. Whether at the cottage or while camping, I usually see or hear them at least once during the trip.

Canon 80D – Sigma 150-600mm – 600mm – f6.3 – 1/500 – ISO 1000
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Year in Photos – Week 25

I’ll be glad when things finally get back to a normal level of busy. I took a single new picture this week, so I hope you enjoy a look back at some of my older shots.

June 14, 2021 (October 5, 2019)

I spent a week in Vancouver a couple years ago for a work conference, and added a couple extra days to take in the touristy stuff during my first visit out west.

Canon 80D – EFS 10-22mm – 10mm – f5.0 – 1/320 – ISO 500
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