This past summer I made it out to a number of the local photo club outings which included a trip to Jones Falls and Spindle Tree. Themes for this summer also included awakening and summer fun. Check out the group shot at the end.
This past week Audrey and I headed to New York City for memorial weekend. We had some air miles that we wanted to cash in. Although I have made a couple of trips to NYC recently, Audrey has not been here since she was in NYC to purchase her “going away” dress for our wedding. Key highlights included New York harbor, Rockefeller Center, Ground Zero memorial, Central Park, National Art Gallery and Open street market.
This months outing with the local photo club included a trip to Port Hope to witness this years “Take your Fanny down the Ganny” (www.floatyourfanny.ca/). This was the 36th annual event, and it looks like one that Derek and I need to attempt one year. After the event we headed to Cobourg for some photos. I have not been to Cobourg since attending an art show of my Aunt Jen’s work some 30 years ago?
During the later part of January we were treated to a display of flight training by a large group of bald eagles. They stayed around our property for about a couple of weeks, (as Hay bay slowly froze over). Most of the pictures were taken at dusk one evening, when a group of 18-20 eagles flew overhead of our home. I took most of this pictures through my living room window. The pictures are grainy due to the fact that I had to push the ISO in the camera. They have to been Photoshoped other that tonal corrections. It really was an amazing display.
This month five members of the PEC photoclub were given the task to digitally process each others images. For this challenge I submitted a photo I took back in 2013 on a trip to the Czech Republic. I have included both the original “raw” image as well as the fixed B&W one. The other photos were taken my members of the photo club but have been fixed by my hands. I used DXO Image Pro, Lightroom, Google Nik Collection and Photoshop to manipulate the photos.