Toronto International Air Show 2017

This was a tricky airshow to shoot, as the overcast skies meant that there was often little contrast between the skies and the airplane(s) I was trying to shoot pictures of. Much tweaking needed to be done in LightShop for many of these images in order to bring out detail but also keeping noise to a minimum. All pics shot using the trusty Olympus E-620 with the fast 200mm lens.

Pictures are arranged in the order the airplanes appeared in the show, and their names are derived directly from the emailed show schedule for the day courtesy of cias.org.

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours and the CN Tower

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours and the CN Tower

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

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Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Sikorsky Helicopter

Sikorsky Helicopter

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

USAF F-22 Flying by Peace Statue on CNE Grounds

USAF F-22 Flying by Peace Statue on CNE Grounds

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22 & P-51 Mustang Heritage Flight

USAF F-22 & P-51 Mustang Heritage Flight

USAF F-22 & P-51 Mustang Heritage Flight

USAF F-22 & P-51 Mustang Heritage Flight

Boeing B75N-1 -Stearman Bi-Plane

Boeing B75N-1 – Stearman Bi-Plane

Beech 3NM Expeditor

Beech 3NM Expeditor

As I was taking the last photo rain began to fall, which quickly led to a downpour. After about a half-hour the skies cleared again, but by that time I was across the CNE grounds, so that was it for me, until next year!

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Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

One of my favourite photography subject pairings happened in my backyard again: Monarch butterflies supping nectar from Echinacea flowers. Love the mix of vibrant colours. Here are the highlights:

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Green Leaf

Monarch Butterfly on Green Leaf

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Highlights from Beaches Jazz Festival Streetfest 2017

Just a few pics this year, as I was in a bit of a rush.

Downtown Dixieland Band

Downtown Dixieland Band

Female Brass Section of The Achromatics

Female Brass Section of The Achromatics

Singer from Downtown Dixieland Band

Singer from Downtown Dixieland Band

Stacey Renee Band

Stacey Renee Band

TDot Batu

TDot Batu

Yiannis Kapoulas

Yiannis Kapoulas

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Day at Tokyo Disneyland

Entrance to Tokyo Disneyland

Entrance to Tokyo Disneyland

White Rabbit Figure at Tokyo Disneyland

White Rabbit Figure at Tokyo Disneyland

Main Tokyo Disneyland Entrance

Main Tokyo Disneyland Entrance

Tokyo Disneyland Bus

Tokyo Disneyland Bus

Star Tours Entrance at Disneyland Tokyo

Star Tours Entrance at Disneyland Tokyo

USA Rocket Ride (Disneyland Tokyo)

USA Rocket Ride (Disneyland Tokyo)

An Iconic View of Cinderella Castle (Tokyo Disneyland)

An Iconic View of Cinderella Castle (Tokyo Disneyland)

Cinderella Castle Detail (Tokyo Disneyland)

Cinderella Castle Detail (Tokyo Disneyland)

Cinderella-themed Column Capital in Cinderella Castle (Tokyo Disneyland)

Cinderella-themed Column Capital in Cinderella Castle (Tokyo Disneyland)

Mickey Statue Behind Disney Castle (Tokyo Disneyland)

Mickey Statue Behind Disney Castle (Tokyo Disneyland)

Mad Hatter Figurine (Tokyo Disneyland)

Mad Hatter Figurine (Tokyo Disneyland)

It's a Small World Facade (Tokyo Disneyland)

It’s a Small World Facade (Tokyo Disneyland)

Ace of Spades Figure Painting the Roses Red (Tokyo Disneyland)

Ace of Spades Figure Painting the Roses Red (Tokyo Disneyland)

Lead Mickey Mouse Float

Lead Mickey Mouse Float

Goofy on Carousel Horse (Tokyo Disneyland)

Goofy on Carousel Horse (Tokyo Disneyland)

Pinocchio Train

Pinocchio Train

Dory in Pelican's Beak Pouch Float

Dory in Pelican’s Beak Pouch Float

Disney Princesses on Swan Float (Tokyo Disneyland)

Disney Princesses on Swan Float (Tokyo Disneyland)

Aladdin Princess Float

Aladdin Princess Float

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Meiji Shrine, Tokyo

Entrance to Meiji Shrine

Entrance to Meiji Shrine

Stream Leading to Gardens at Meiji Shrine

Stream Leading to Gardens at Meiji Shrine

Torii Gate within the Meiji Shrine Grounds

Torii Gate within the Meiji Shrine Grounds

Colourful Rice Wine Offerings at the Meiji Shrine

Colourful Rice Wine Offerings at the Meiji Shrine

Inner Torii Gate at Meiji Shrine

Inner Torii Gate at Meiji Shrine

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Robot Restaurant, Tokyo

Robot Restaurant Facade at Night

Robot Restaurant Facade at Night

Robot Restaurant Decoration

Robot Restaurant Decoration

Robot Restaurant Drum Float #1

Robot Restaurant Drum Float #1

Robot Restaurant - Female Guitarist and Giant Fish

Robot Restaurant – Female Guitarist and Giant Fish

Robot Restaurant - Two-fingered Robot

Robot Restaurant – Two-fingered Robot

Robot Restaurant - Girl Robot - Female Dancer

Robot Restaurant – Girl Robot – Female Dancer

Robot Restaurant - Female Dancers, One with Fans

Robot Restaurant – Female Dancers, One with Fans

Robot Restaurant - Drum Float #2

Robot Restaurant – Drum Float #2

Robot Restaurant - Female Dancer with Swords

Robot Restaurant – Female Dancer with Swords

Robot Restaurant - Blue Demon-faced Character Playing Electric Shamisen

Robot Restaurant – Blue Demon-faced Character Playing Electric Shamisen

Robot Restaurant - Scowling Purple-Horned Mecha-Woman (Baddie)

Robot Restaurant – Scowling Purple-Horned Mecha-Woman (Baddie)

Robot Restaurant - Scowling Purple-horned Woman Riding Metal Rhino

Robot Restaurant – Scowling Purple-horned Woman Riding Metal Rhino

Robot-Restaurant - Big Bad Bone Gun

Robot-Restaurant – Big Bad Bone Gun

Robot Restaurant - Eagle Fire Attack

Robot Restaurant – Eagle Fire Attack

Robot Restaurant - Dinosaur Being Ridden by Princess

Robot Restaurant – Dinosaur Being Ridden by Princess

Robot Restaurant - Moth Fire Attack

Robot Restaurant – Moth Fire Attack

Robot Restaurant - Male Dancer in LED Rope Lighting

Robot Restaurant – Male Dancer in LED Rope Lighting

Robot Restaurant - Two Headed Robot During Finale

Robot Restaurant – Two Headed Robot During Finale

Robot Restaurant - Robot During Looking at Me

Robot Restaurant – Robot During Looking at Me

Robot Restaurant - Rainbow Afro Robot Character

Robot Restaurant – Rainbow Afro Robot Character

Robot Restaurant - Female Dancer Wearing Horse Head During Finale

Robot Restaurant – Female Dancer Wearing Horse Head During Finale

Robot Restaurant - Horse-Headed Man Playing Electric Guitar During Finale

Robot Restaurant – Horse-Headed Man Playing Electric Guitar During Finale

Robot Restaurant - Outside Decoration

Robot Restaurant – Outside Decoration

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Walking Around Akihabara

Vanessa Getting a Gashapon

Vanessa Getting a Gashapon

Vanessa Trying Out a Claw Crane Game

Vanessa Trying Out a Claw Crane Game

Erika and Annie Walking in Akihabara

Erika and Annie Walking in Akihabara

People Mario Karting in Akihabara

People Mario Karting in Akihabara

Haul of Unopened Gashapon

Haul of Unopened Gashapon

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Visiting a Cat Cafe in Akihabara

Cat in a Santa Suit

Cat in a Santa Suit

Cat on Gilded Cage Perch

Cat on Gilded Cage Perch

Vanessa Petting Cat in a Santa Suit

Vanessa Petting Cat in a Santa Suit

Feeding Time at the Cat Cafe

Feeding Time at the Cat Cafe

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Visit to Sumida Aquarium, Tokyo

It was very crowded the day we visited Sumida Aquarium, so I didn’t have the luxury of having enough room or time to take some of the pics I would have wanted to take, but some did turn out alright:

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #1

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #1

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #2

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #2

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #3

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #3

Translucent Shrimp on Green Plants at the Sumida Aquarium

Translucent Shrimp on Green Plants at the Sumida Aquarium

Penguin Display at the Sumida Aquarium

Penguin Display at the Sumida Aquarium

Penguins at the Sumida Aquarium

Penguins at the Sumida Aquarium

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Visit to Tokyo Skytree

Geometric Ceiling at the Skytree Elevators Going Up

Geometric Ceiling at the Skytree Elevators Going Up

Tokyo Skytree from Base

Tokyo Skytree from Base

Toyko Tower as Seen from the Skytree

Toyko Tower as Seen from the Skytree

Tokyo Urban Landscape as Seen from the Skytree

Tokyo Urban Landscape as Seen from the Skytree

Tokyo Cityscape with Mt Fuji in the Distance

Tokyo Cityscape with Mt Fuji in the Distance

Tokyo Cityscape from Skytree

Tokyo Cityscape from Skytree

Mt Fuji from Skytree (Using 200mm Telephoto Lens)

Mt Fuji from Skytree (Using 200mm Telephoto Lens)

Looking Towards Tokyo by from the Skytree

Looking Towards Tokyo by from the Skytree

Downtown Tokyo and River as Seen from Skytree

Downtown Tokyo and River as Seen from Skytree

Bridges of Tokyo Seen from the Skytree

Bridges of Tokyo Seen from the Skytree

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