Male House Finch on Bird Feeder

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Three White Kites

Love how this shot turned out: three white, almost translucent kites against a blue sky. Shot down by the lake, near the Leuty Lifeguard station.

Three White Kites

Three White Kites

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Icicle Tree

A small tree covered in icicles down by the shore of Lake Ontario. This is a montage of several photos that were later merged in PhotoShop.

Icicle Tree Down by the Lake

Icicle Tree Down by the Lake

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Zamboni Clearing the Ice at Nathan Phillips Square

Trying out my new Olympus PEN E-PL5 camera body with the f1.8 45mm portrait lens I picked up from Downtown Camera during Boxing Week. Here’s a shot I took while passing through Nathan Phillips Square earlier today:

Zamboni Clearing the Ice at Nathan Philips Square

Zamboni Clearing the Ice at Nathan Philips Square

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Imperial Gardens, Tokyo

My last day in Tokyo. Went to the Imperial Gardens in the heart of downtown. The relatively warm weather for the season meant that the colours were still on the trees, making for some nice pics:

Colourful Tree at Top of Wall

Colourful Tree at Top of Wall

Imperial Gardens Panorama #1

Imperial Gardens Panorama #1

Imperial Gardens Panorama #2

Imperial Gardens Panorama #2

Imperial Gardens Panorama #3

Imperial Gardens Panorama #3

Imperial Gardens Panorama #4

Imperial Gardens Panorama #4

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Mt. Fuji

Today I joined my work colleagues for a trip to the iconic Mt Fuji. These pics were all taken using my 200mm lens and assembled from several shots spliced together in PhotoShop. The original images are big.

A pic showing a broad perspective of the vantage point I shot all of the subsequent pictures from:

Broad View of Mt Fuji from Lookout

Broad View of Mt Fuji from Lookout

This one zooms in just a bit, focusing on the landscape:

Mt Fuji Panorama

Mt Fuji Panorama

And this one looks at the top of Mt Fuji. You can see the zigzagging trails leading to top:

Top of Mt Fuji

Top of Mt Fuji

Definitely a “bucket-list item” experience for me!

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Trip to the Tokyo Fish Market

Well worth the trip to see the world’s largest Fish Market. I ended up taking a lot of pictures of the fish that were on offer here, but when processing the pics I found that many of the shots involving the fish sellers and the delivery people were the ones that caught my attention.

Aisle in the Tokyo Fish Market #1

Aisle in the Tokyo Fish Market #1

Aisle in the Tokyo Fish Market #2

Aisle in the Tokyo Fish Market #2

Aisle in the Tokyo Fish Market #3

Aisle in the Tokyo Fish Market #3

Chatting at a Fish Stall in the Tokyo Fish Market

Chatting at a Fish Stall in the Tokyo Fish Market

Checking the List at Another Fish Stall in the Tokyo Fish Market

Checking the List at Another Fish Stall in the Tokyo Fish Market

Crabs for Sale in the Tokyo Fish Market

Crabs for Sale in the Tokyo Fish Market

Red Octopus at the Tokyo Fish Market

Red Octopus at the Tokyo Fish Market

Three Red Snapper on Offer at the Tokyo Fish Market #1

Three Red Snapper on Offer at the Tokyo Fish Market #1

Tokyo Fish Market Entrance #1

Tokyo Fish Market Entrance #1

Tokyo Fish Market Entrance #2

Tokyo Fish Market Entrance #2

Tray of Clams at the Tokyo Fish Market

Tray of Clams at the Tokyo Fish Market

Tray of Fish at the Tokyo Fish Market

Tray of Fish at the Tokyo Fish Market

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Gibbous Moon

Gibbous Moon

Gibbous Moon

Have been taking a lot of photos of the Moon this year it seems. Though there isn’t a lot of colour here, the photo does show that there is some colour to be seen. This photo taken with the trusty 500mm lens.

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Scenes from Buskerfest 2015

Traveled downtown with Annie and together we watched a bunch of busker acts, including a magician, puppeteer and a fire juggler.

Street Magician at Buskerfest

Street Magician at Buskerfest

Puppeteer at Buskerfest

Puppeteer at Buskerfest

Fire Guy at Buskerfest

Fire Guy at Buskerfest

Fire Guy #2

Fire Guy #2

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Hamilton Airshow 2015

Headed down to Hamilton to see the Hamilton Airshow hosted by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Last time I visited was back in 2010, and they’ve made a number of changes to the event. Tickets were now $99, but for that you and 1,200 others were taken to a venue closer to the runways, a couple of drink tickets for beer/wine, and free food. There were lots of seats available, the view of the planes was unobstructed and the weather cooperated for the day.

Here are some pics:

Fokker D.III on the Ground Before the Show

Fokker D.III on the Ground Before the Show

YAK Attack Props Lined Up

YAK Attack Props Lined Up

Hawker Hurricane Mk IV on the Ground Before the Show

Hawker Hurricane Mk IV on the Ground Before the Show

Mitchell B-25J on the Ground Before the Show

Mitchell B-25J on the Ground Before the Show

Apparently the museum’s DC-3 Dakota experienced some engine problems while in the air and it made a quick landing, with the local firefighting crew streaming in the airfield as a precaution.

DC-3 Dakota Being Towed Off

DC-3 Dakota Being Towed Off

Rick Volker in his Harvard #1

Rick Volker in his Harvard #1

Rick Volker in his Harvard #2

Rick Volker in his Harvard #2

Getting a Wave from the Sopwith 1½ Strutter

Getting a Wave from the Sopwith 1½ Strutter

Fokker and SE.5

Fokker and SE.5

Fokker D.III Coming in for Landing

Fokker D.III Coming in for Landing

Flash Fire Truck Rolling Up the Runway

Flash Fire Truck Rolling Up the Runway

Yak Attack in the Air

Yak Attack in the Air

Yak Attack in a Formation Dive

Yak Attack in a Formation Dive

Rick Volker in his Harvard #1

Rick Volker in his Harvard #1

Rick Volker in his Harvard #2

Rick Volker in his Harvard #2

T-33 Silver Star ''Mako Shark''

T-33 Silver Star ”Mako Shark”

Mosquito

Mosquito

Mosquito and Hurricane

Mosquito and Hurricane

North American T-28C Trojan

North American T-28C Trojan

Sea Harrier FA2 About to Take Off

Sea Harrier FA2 About to Take Off

Hovering Sea Harrier FA2

Hovering Sea Harrier FA2

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