Lancaster Bomber in the Trees

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We were at a Church Picnic in Hamilton with my family. I heard the unmistakeable sound of four Roll Royce engines coming in low and fast. I got two shots. No fishing through a lens bag looking for a long lens. Really no time. Turn camera on, zoom and shoot. This guy was low. Thoughts of the Dam Busters came to mind. I ran away from the trees and was able to fire one more photo as the bomber pulled up.

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What’s not obvious is how fast the bomber was moving. The whole affair took less than fifteen seconds. Another not so obvious fact is bridge cameras are a lot better than the photographic world gives credit for. The aircrew flying this Lanc today were pretty good as well.

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Crossed the Rubicon

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You may or may not recall the somewhat moving photo of Sharon holding Thomas during his last hair cut. Both seemed in great pain. Not so today. He has crossed the Rubicon. After his joyous haircut he took Nana and I for a charged walk around the mall. Then off to the park where Thomas discovered sand. Been a great morning.

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No Fishing

 

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I’ve never been a fisherman. Now that I’m retired I guess I will have the time. While I’ve learned never to say never over the years, I seriously doubt I will spend any of my retirement time fishing. I might start posting a few more photos. Why I don’t know. No one looks at them. Face Book is the new Blog I guess. I’ve been ¬†using my Son’s Canon 5d mk2 lately. I can’t say I really notice any difference from my Panasonic at least at the web level. The Canon must weigh twice what the Panasonic does.

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Out for a Walk

whatBeing a Grand Father is great! Not as much time to post pictures but I will have to work on that. Thomas is growing and he’s a wonderful child. I guess this is his first time checking out the headless women. Good to be young.

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Winter

winterI’m shooting a lot more video these days. The winter, being what it is, has seen to it that pretty much all my shooting has been at well below zero. The movie button on the Canon 5d froze after only five minutes. It was that cold. I did manage to take a few stills to try and capture how cold it was.

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Carnival Sensation

sensationPhotographers are often urged to “shoot wide”. Often it’s good advise but like any rule, there are times the opposite is true. This telephoto photo of the Sensation gives a rather unique picture of a cruise ship. It works for me.

 

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