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

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KAP 2008-23: Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. May 4, 2008.

The images in this post and in the related gallery on my website were taken during World Wide KAP Weekend which occurred May 2-5, 2008. This event was organized by the international Kite Aerial Photography community. More information about this group can be found in the Kite Aerial Photography photo pool on Flickr as well as the KAP Discussion Forum.

A book which includes 4 images from each participant has been published and is available at blurb.com

This was the third of 4 locations that I chose to photograph during this event (See also KAP 2008-21, KAP 2008-22, KAP 2008-24).
This session took place at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa, Ontario. The main targets were the Dominion Observatory and the John Carling Building, several other buildings on the campus, the grounds of the Central Experimental Farm, Carling Avenue, and skyline shots of the downtown core. I was joined by fellow KAPper Matt Young and he and/or his kite line appear in several of the pictures.

Dominion Observatory, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Ontario.

Dominion Observatory, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Ontario. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Overhead view of the Dominion Observatory.

Overhead view of the Dominion Observatory, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Ontario. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Sir John Carling Building, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Ontario.

Sir John Carling Building, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Ontario. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Overhead abstract view of trees and pathways at the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Ontario.

Overhead abstract view of trees and pathway at the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Ontario. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Carling Avenue entrance to the Central Experimental Farm showing the Dominion Observatory, Ottawa, Ontario.

Carling Avenue entrance to the Central Experimental Farm showing the Dominion Observatory, Ottawa, Ontario. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-23 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.