Sudden Rain Photoshoot – Benio & Kohiru

Ah, hellos again! I wanted to show you guys and gals some scenic images during the fall period in Ottawa. Some images actually containing fall leaves, Kohiru being kept dry, and a sudden rain. Benio and Kohiru also decided to tag along for scenic view. They tried their best to cope with the rain….

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(All images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

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Shinki Benio’s Outdoor Adventure

To give Benio’s her deserved respect here is an article for her ^^.
After acquiring Benios, she wanted to explore the vast and foreign area around her. With Benio being my first ever Shinki I thought I’d also assist with showing off how she articulates and the like in an outdoor setting. Feel free to consider this as a part of a review if you want.

Enjoy the photo-shoot!

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(All images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

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Illuminated Boats – Dow’s Lake

Rideau Canal Festival – Ottawa decided to host a mini Flotilla parade with lights at the Dow’s Lake Marina. They did so with Remote Control scaled vessels and with private boats decorated with lighting. The event also held a delayed 10 minute long fireworks.

This article is for the Festival that was hosted during Saturday, July 31st, 2010.

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(All images and videos taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens. 42 Images and 1 video for July 31st, 2010.)

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Animated Ottawa – (P1)

Thought I’d try something new  with my camera. Might not be new to other serious photographers, but its new to me as I only used it once before during Winterlude 2010. I’m talking about using burst mode in an active location with your camera, then animating it into an animated .gif. I hope you find it to your liking. Oh, and since I added 13 gifs you may experience an internet slow down, or browser lag, depending on your computer set up. I apologize for that.

I also had Saber and Optimistic Penguin‘s blog mascot join me on the experiment as well.

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(All images and gifs taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens and edited in Jasc Animation studio.)

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Canada Day/Independence Day – Long weekend

With Canada Day being somewhat prolonged into a long weekend I thought I’d extend it into one more article. I would also like to take the time to wish the Americans a Happy Independence Day! We get to celebrate our nation’s birthday in a short period of time. I’m merging Saturday and Sunday morning into this article as there aren’t that many pictures.

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(All images and video taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)
(Side-note: No American related images, sorry :(. Images may also be random, though still somewhat fit with article.)


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Canada Day – Canada’s 143rd Birthday

Happy Canada Day everybody! It’s Canada’s 143rd birthday. Lets go take a look at how our fellow Canadians in the National capital are up to. Pardon the belated post up, can’t post as swiftly on Canada Day due to parties ^^.

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(All images and video taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens. 61 images and 1 video contained within from Lumix GF1.)

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Spark’s Rib Cook-off w/Figma Ein

Ottawa holds a Rib Cook-off every year for a few days for locals and tourists to try out. I decided to give this event an article this time around because I didn’t give one to it last year. I also encountered Ein on Parliament Hill where I tried to eat my chicken and ribs in peace.

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(All images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens. Article may make you crave for some BBQ chicken or ribs, you’ve been warned.)

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5.5 Earthquake hits Ottawa

Canada, Ottawa had a nice rattle at 1:40 pm-ish that caused a few windows to break in downtown Ottawa. I was in my room during that time simply chatting on figure.fm when everything in my room started rattling worse then when a furniture truck rumbles by near me.  I screamed “Earthquake!” on the chat heh.

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(Sidenote/Disclaimer: I’m aware there are worse earthquakes out there that actually kill. I’m not trying to dramatize, just simply record “interesting”  events within my life.)

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Italian Festival + Kiko Sushi Bar + Chinese Arch

This article will be a three part article dealing with Ottawa’s Italian Festival, Kiko Sushi Bar, and the under construction Chinese Arch. I went to the Italian Festival for the Ferrari’s only to cover other things not related to Ferrari. I originally did go for Ferrari but missed out as the Sunday schedule was different.

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(All images and video taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

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Ottawa Tulip – P4 & Ottawa Tour – Final

Ottawa Tulip Festival’s final article as today (Monday) is the last day for the event. I went back to Major’s Hill Park for the final time on Sunday to obtain some final Friendship stage content and to also wrap up the touristic view of Downtown Ottawa. I hope those following the blog enjoyed the 4 (or 5, counting the intro) covering both the Tulips and the Canadian-Dutch WW2’s 1945 celebration.

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(All images and videos were taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

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Ottawa Tulip – P3 & Ottawa tour

Part three of the Tulip Festival with an added and continued downtown Ottawa tour. Basically got stuck in the same place due to the incoming storm but it started off differently. I decided to finally get around to showing you guys and gals a long wall of graffiti that other locals and photographers tend to photograph. You may want to view this in large to make out the fine details.

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(All images and videos were taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens. Article contains 57 images and 2 videos.)

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Ottawa Tulip Festival – P2 & Ottawa Tour

Went back to the Ottawa Tulip Festival on Major’s Hill Park to try and add missing bits and pieces from the previous article.  As the Pavilion wasn’t really packed like it was on Saturday I managed to get some decent shots.  As I already upped a few videos I didn’t take any new ones of the Tulip.

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(All images were taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens on a sunny yet cloudy day.)

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Ottawa Tulip Festival – Part 1

The Canada-Netherland’s 2010 Tulip Festival – explained here. This article will cover the International Pavilion at Major’s Hill Park and the various other two food tents related to the Pavilion.

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(All images and videos taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens. The article contains 88 images and three embedded videos. Hope people have fast internet or patience to wait out the loading.)

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