Yellowknife_2018-09

2018-09-28 During my visit to Yellowknife I took in the Nights-of-Wonder Photo Workshop and a visit to Buffalo Airways. Since we were there for the full week, we also drove around the city and surrounding area. So this album, Yellowknife-2018-09, contains some photos of the city and the Cameron Falls trip.

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Buffalo-Airways-Visit

2018-09-27 Going up North to Yellowknife was on my to-do list for a long time, but a visit to Buffalo Airways was also on my ‘Bucket-List’. They give a free tour almost every day and it was a treat to walk around the Hangar and Ramp where the Famous TV Show “Ice Pilots NWT” was produced. Sadly they no longer do Passenger Flights so I didn’t get a ride in the DC-3 again. (My first and only DC-3 flight was with EPA from Charlottetown to Moncton in the Winter of 1967)
My online album of the Buffalo Airways Visit.

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Nights of Wonder – YZF 2018-09

2018-09-23 Another great Photo Workshop with Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka. This time up North in Yellowknife. The Workshop had 3 nights but only the second night did we see a full display of Northern Lights, and it was spectacular.
My online album Nights-of-Wonder-2018 shows some of the photos taken at the Workshop.

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Oyster-Bed Stock-Car Racing & Demolition Derby

2018-09-03 It was a busy Labour Day Weekend. First the Mudrooters on the dirt track on Sunday, then to the paved oval at Oyster Bed Raceway.
A number of race classes from minis to full-size cars made for an exciting evening. For dessert there was the Demolition Derby that followed.
Here is the link to my Oystery-Bed_Stock-Cars_Demo2018 Flickr Album.

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Mudrooters-2018

2018-09-02 The 2018 Mudrooters event was again held at the Springton, PEI quarry. It was also another wild and dirty day thanks to PEI Red Dirt. Would have been nice for the water truck to douse the track before the first set. Still lots of Loud, Wild and Dirty fun for all with proceeds to QEH so you can’t complain about that.
Some great action shots here on my Flick Album Mudrooters-Racing-2018.

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Air Show Atlantic 2018

2018-08-25 ACIAS-2018 this year’s Airshow, was held in Slemon Park (Summerside), PEI again. The Air Show moves around various locations in the Maritimes. Last year it was at RCAF Greenwood.
Air Show Atlantic 2018 ran from Aug 23rd to 26th including the 2 prep days and 2 days of full shows. The CF-18 Demo team and the Snowbirds are a main stay with many other flying and static aircraft. My Flickr Album for Show Atlantic 2018 has some of the images I took over the 3 days I was there.

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Mavic-Air Images

2018-06-27 I’ve wanted to try flying a “Drone” for Photography and the shear fun of it.
Well the DJI Mavic Air gives me both. It has a 12MP camera with RAW output, and will do 4K Video as well as Full HD from 24fps to 120fps (slow-mo).
So here are some photos taken with my Mavic Air in a Flickr Album that I will update as fly in new areas.

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Cruise 2018 – Southern Caribbean

2018-03-13 Our first Sea Cruise was on the Royal Princess out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
A 10 day cruise with 6 Island stops in the Southern Caribbean. However, our first stop, Eluthera/Princess Cays was rained out so we had to sail by in the storm.
The first stop then became St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
Click on the link above to see photos from our visit there. We had a great open-bus tour followed by a ride up the Gondola for an amazing view of the port city as we enjoyed our lunch.

Our second stop was the Island of Martinique the next morning. We did a guided tour of Fort Louis then a walk around town.

The third Island stop was Grenada early the next morning. Another bus tour of two Forts, followed by a visit to a Hotel where we could use the pool and beach. A great way to relax and enjoy the day.

Each evening we sailed away into beautiful sunsets that we watched from the balcony of our stateroom. So on day 7, we arrived at Bonaire. Some of these Islands are so off the normal tourist track that a visit by Cruise ship was the only likely way to visit. This small island has the clearest water we’ve ever seen. We had a short tour of the central part of the Island on a large electric-cart that could hold 9-10 people.

On day 8 we arrived at the final Island stop in Aruba. We had been here many years ago, and it was interesting to see what changed (little), but more what was the same.
This time we were on a regular tour bus. We stopped at the Ayo Rock Formation, the Natural Bridge and the California Lighthouse on the North side. Then we drove along the shoreline past all the mega Hotels and the beach areas.

For those who have never cruised, I’ve added an album of various shots about the ship.

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October Gold 2017 Workshop

2017-10-13 This is about the Photography Workshop called “October Gold”.
It was amazing 3-day event held at the Baker Creek Resort near Lake Louise.
Up before dawn every day and out after dusk as well.
The album named “October Gold 2017”, has photos specifically about that event.

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Kamloops-Kelowna-Calgary

2017-10-12 We flew to Alberta for a Photography Workshop called “October Gold”.(see next post about that).
Before the workshop we drove around Canmore AB, and after the workshop we drove around central BC. Visiting Kamloops, Kelowna and Revelstoke where the weather cooperated right up to the drive back to Calgary.
My photos are in two albums, this one is called “Kamloops-Kelowna-Calgary” which shows images taken before and after the workshop, covering the locations just mentioned.

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