Come Visit my Booth – Fisher Park Christmas Craft Show and Sale

Fisher Park Community Recreation Centre Craft Show and Sale

Fisher Park Community Recreation Centre Craft Show and Sale

This is my second year participating in this craft show. I’ll have a selection of greeting cards and photographic prints (matted in sleeves) and a Show Special offer on framed canvas prints. Fisher Park School is in the Wellington West area on Holland Avenue not far from the intersection with Byron Avenue.

I’ll be in the small gymnasium.

Saturday, December 7, 2013
9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Fisher Park Community Recreation Centre (in Fisher Park School)
250 Holland Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario.

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100 Strangers Project: Stranger 3/100 – Cliff

Stranger 3/100 – Cliff

100 Strangers Project: Stranger 3/100 - Cliff

Cliff at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market in Westboro.

I was wandering the neighbourhood looking for “Autumn in My Neighbourhood” images. Saturday is the Ottawa Farmers’ Market Day and starting this summer we have had a Westboro spin-off of the market just a few blocks from my house. I met Cliff in his booth for Glengyle Garlic. My talk with him was brief as I didn’t want to interfere with business although in the end I did make a modest purchase of 2 garlic bulbs. We started discussing photography and I mentioned that I did aerial photography using a kite. It turned out that for a portion of his career he was involved in aerial photography for a company doing work for Energy Mines and Resources. It was prior to digital in the days of Hasselblad cameras. He started to get fairly technical about some of the infrared and other specialized techniques used for a variety of purposes including photographing baby seals (white) from above. I started to realize that I was speaking to someone who knew more about photography than I did and I offered to change places – I would sell garlic while he took my picture. With Cliff’s portrait I threw in my first experiment with the built-in flash to fill some of the shadows since he was backlit. As a landscape photographer, fill flash is not something I have used much so I was quite happy with the result.

This picture is #3 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page.

My 100 Strangers Set on Flickr.

My 100 Strangers website gallery.

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Kite Aerial Photography Demonstration at Riverfest

Pinhey's Point Historic Site

‘Round the Point – Pinhey’s Point Historic Site, Dunrobin, Ontario.

I’ll be doing a Kite Aerial Photography demonstration at the Riverfest celebration this Sunday at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site just west of Ottawa. I will have an exhibit tent where I will show equipment, explain technique, answer questions and display prints and photo greeting cards of both aerial and non-aerial photography. If the weather and wind cooperate, I may also have the opportunity to fly a kite to lift the camera equipment and thereby round off the demonstration. No guarantees on this but we can hope for a good day.

This would also be a good opportunity to view my ongoing exhibit “History in the Wind” in the Pinhey’s Point Historic Site museum. Here I display framed prints of a selection of my aerial images of the site taken over the past few years. The exhibit commenced on June 17 and runs through to September 2 (Wednesdays to Sundays).

There is a host of other things happening at Riverfest on Sunday. For more information visit:
http://ottawa.ca/en/rec_culture/museum_heritage/museums/pinheys/index.html
and click on the events link.

For how to get there:
http://www.pinheyspoint.ca/location.html

Riverfest 2012
Pinhey’s Point Historic Site
270 Pinhey’s Point Road
Dunrobin, Ontario
Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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