Ice Skating on New Years Day

This year, we stayed at my brother’s house over New Years and they had rented some ice time at a local arena. My kids aren’t strong skaters so we were happy when a friend brought some ice skate trainers and the arena had some too.  Camera: Nikon F100 Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Film: Ilford HP5…

Birthday Party

It must really suck having a birthday so close to Christmas… especially as a kid. Not because people we trying to combine presents, but because of peoples busy schedules. We had a party for our youngest at the local recreation centre on December 16th and only one person from his class was able to attend.…

Kawartha Camera Club

While I’ve still been shooting a lot of film lately, I haven’t been able to develop any at home due to running out of chemicals. There are few places in Canada that will ship the chemicals I need, so I was forced to order from thee US and it’s taken over 3 weeks for it…

Canadian Canoe Museum

It had recently occured to me that I haven’t used my digital camera since April because I’ve been shooting everything on film. Last week our camera club met at the Canadian Canoe Museum, a very poorly lit building for an evening of shooting. Most members brought tripods, but I opted to shoot handheld and just…

Mosport

About a month ago, my brother said he had a couple free passes to Mosport – an International Speedway located about 25 minutes south of where I live. I was expecting it to be loud there, but not as loud as it actually was. I found it to be painfully loud and can see why…

Cold Weekend Shooting – Part 1

This past Saturday afternoon was a cold one. I think the temperatures were in the -30°C territory. I had to run into town to pick something up and walked two blocks before my fingers were painfully numb. Returning to the warmth of the car, I drove around some country roads I’ve never been on before…

Close-Up Photography

Last week our camera club focused, (pun intended), on doing close-up or macro photography. It’s an area that I really haven’t done much of, but still enjoy. I like creating photos of things that would normally get passed over and show the details and texture. At our weekly meeting, there were tables set up and covered…