Tulip Festival ’11 & Renge’s Sushi Appetite.

Went to the Tulip Festival again, this time for the international pavilion. I went there to see what was new and to see if I could get anything for my uh….demanding fox spirit – Renge. And I always keep forgetting that weekends keep bringing out all the tourists and locals. I could barely walk or even take proper images of tulips, Renge, the food, or see what is up for sale.  Was a nice hot day though, worth the trip to see the tent.

(Link – MySite) – First Nation’s tent.

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

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Tulip Festival ’11 – Renge

Spring sure is slow this year around. I mean, last year we had the hottest spring while this year we had the most delayed one. Global warming? Global climate change? If anything, nothing stays the same for long so patterns tend to change. Same could actually be said to the format of the Tulip Festival. I’ll go with a bit of a prologue and a recap while showing my lovely Renge twins as they curiously climb up tulips on a very nice cloudless windy day.

(Link – MySite) – Red tulips, courtesy from our Dutch friends!

(All images taken on a Lumix GF-1 – Pancake lens.)

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Renge’s Winter

Ah! It unexpectedly snowed overnight. I was simply expecting it to be extremely chilly with the freezing rain warning, nothing more. Though, without missing a beat, Renge took off to explore the new fresh snowfall that snuck it’s way onto Ottawa’s ground. I went to explore the scenery as well, as to show the second snow fall of the year.

Enjoy the images!

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

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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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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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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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Sharbot Lake trip w/Figma Saber & Signum

For those that have been lurking on my forum may have noticed a “trend” of me saying “for a change of scenery I decided to  -here- to take pictures of Figmas“. Well, to continue that trend I shall now say:

For a change of scenery I decided to take pictures of my Figma’s outside of Ottawa, at Sharbrot Lake.

Only for Figmas? Of course not. I assisted with some minor tasks. Taking pictures of Figmas was just me taking advantage of different scenery.

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

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Possible Cherry Blossoms – Ottawa

It appears that the Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom in Canada, Ottawa. I took pictures of the one on the Experimental Farm, went too early for the one at Andrew Haydon park, and checking up on some group of trees at a busy Transit way. Someone’s blog mentioned these were Cherry Blossoms but I’m too unsure if these are or not.

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

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Experimental Farm w/Figmas

In my hunt for more Cherry Blossoms I saw that the Experimental Farm had a few in their garden. Also brought my Figmas with me just to even out the Ottawa scenery bits with a bit of Anime-ness. The Experimental Farm is a vast open space to experiment with crops and such. There is no way you can miss it as it covers a large portion of Ottawa.

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(Article contains 62 images. All images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens)

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