Photo Boyz at Mooney’s Bay

My previous Photo Boyz piece was about the 2nd outing by our threesome. I’ve decided to backtrack and cover outing number one for the sake of completeness and hopefully we will sporadically move forward from here with further sessions. Photo Boyz includes Bruce Amos, Murray McComb and myself.

Our first time out was on September 17, 2009 and it preceded one of our monthly beverage nights. Murray proposed that we join him two hours beforehand at Mooney’s Bay Beach in Ottawa where he was going to experiment with sunset action shots of kayaker John Ferguson. Bruce and I tagged along and tried to get action of the action shooter. I took my kite aerial gear but as luck would have it conditions did not favour getting the camera anywhere near the subject so I moved on to other stuff.

Here is a selection of the shots we took that evening.

Murray McComb

Solitary Paddler at Sunset

Solitary Paddler at Sunset © Murray McComb

Roll with the Times

Roll with the Times. © Murray McComb

Roll with the times.

Roll with the times. © Murray McComb

Bruce Amos

Murray and John going for the shot

Murray and John going for the shot. © Bruce Amos

Murray and John checking the results.

Murray and John checking the results. © Bruce Amos

Kite-flying Rob trying to  manoeuvre in without getting wet.

Rob Huntley

Far from the action. An east wind would have been nice.
Rob, Bruce, Murray and John.

Rob, Bruce, Murray and John. © Rob Huntley

Sunset from Mooney's Bay.

Sunset from Mooney's Bay. © Rob Huntley

Find more photography by Photo Boyz here:

www.bruceamos.com

www.robhuntley.ca

www.murraymccomb.com

Photo Boyz at the Arboretum

Photo Boyz at the Arboretum

Bruce Amos, Rob Huntley, Murray McComb. © Bruce Amos

Bruce Amos, Murray McComb and myself have been having an evening out once a month for the past 18-24 months (I’ve lost track of time). We meet  over a couple of cold ones and a plate of wings, checking out various establishments in the city and discussing whatever photographic and other subjects come to mind. Our April 22nd, 2010 meeting coincided with an Ottawa Senators playoff game and even if we’d tried to find a place in a pub, the atmosphere would not have been conducive to talking photography. So instead we decided to record the game for ourselves and have an evening photo outing at the arboretum, part of the Central Experimental Farm of Agriculture Canada located not far from city centre . Despite our months of talking cameras and pixels, this was only the second time we’d all three had cameras out at the same time and place.

Here is a selection of the shots we took that evening. Alphabetical order will help me out here, plus one of Bruce’s is shown above already:

Bruce Amos

Magnolia blossoms in the arboretum

© Bruce Amos

Magnolia blossoms in the arboretum.

© Bruce Amos

Single magnolia blossom in the arboretum

© Bruce Amos

Rob Huntley

Magnolia trees in the arboretum

© Rob Huntley

Large tree trunk in the arboretum

© Rob Huntley

Crooked tree in the arboretum

© Rob Huntley

Stained glass effect on a tree silhouette in the arboretum

© Rob Huntley

Murray McComb

Magnolia trees in the arboretum

© Murray McComb

Magnolia blossoms in the arboretum

© Murray McComb

Photographer Bruce Amos and magnolias in the evening light

© Murray McComb

Photographer Rob Huntley and magnolias in the arboretum

© Murray McComb

Find more photography by Photo Boyz here:

www.bruceamos.com

www.robhuntley.ca

www.murraymccomb.com