Kon! I wanted to try and capture Ottawa’s natural blooming today with it still being on the belated side. Took Varakitsu, Renge, and Sharatang with me to try and make the most of this insanely slow natural growth in Ottawa. Had loads of fun.
(All images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)
I wanted to give Varakitsu’s second year a proper photo-shoot after all that stressing on her first year of arrival. I wanted to take images of Varakitsu in a more photogenic and scenic manner as much as possible by heading over to the Experimental Farm’s garden area, then to a small park area next to Dow’s Lake on the bike path area, and into Commissioner’s Park with all the tulips.
I was originally going to head to the Experimental Farm’s area only to end up getting dragged over to the other side while behaving like a moronic tourist at the round-about area. I never crossed one properly so that confused the shit out of me, especially with the drivers being morons thanks to an east-end crash. I walked through the various type of crab apple trees planted, down a pathway and towards Dow’s Lake bikepath where I took more photos. Finished it off at Commissioner’s Park with the lovely tulips in the area from the now finished Tulip Festival the day before.
There was enough of nature to play around with that I actually managed to have fun with it all. The garden area of the Experimental Farm was still more or less empty due to how long it took nature to trigger to start blooming again. I had fun with the Crab Apple trees, the tulips, various flowers, and just nature itself.Â I’m mostly relieved that my local doll group I’m in were busy today to meet up due to how free I was to wander around. If I had someone I’d be tied down by only having half of the images.
If you haven’t noticed by now I was trying to redo some of my past images while going for new ones. Lots of nice experimentations as well on the side to try to bring out awesome images for both of us to enjoy. Varakitsu returning to the bench where she posed at in her younger form for a doll group shot. I’m still quite picky about how she appears though still enjoying the images a lot, thus me sharing them here for all of us to enjoy.
With Sharatang observing the flowers, and Renge with tending to the flower garden beds, I caught Varakitsu climbing another set of blooming Crab Apple trees. She struggled a bit to climb and to stay in place, though she managed.
I wanted to once again finish this photo-shoot session with Varakitsu along a trail with her just walking around with her sweater hanging on her shoulder and back. Her hair made that difficult so I had to experiment a few times. Was hot so made sense to finally rid her of that sweater. Just felt awkward when I had two picnicking girls sit up on the hill near me with me expecting them to get vocal, which they didn’t. Phew~
Was also amused to see a duck and a canoe go by at two different times.
At this point I was getting overly tired while graving some food. I just wanted to go home to only have my creative side of mind forcing me to take images of Varakitsu among the Tulips. Two birds with one stone thanks to that. Worth it! Was nice helping out a couple take images among the Tulips. Especially nice to get something out of it photography and satisfaction wise.
I’m overly pleased with this photo-shoot that I’m also overly relieved that nobody in the Doll of Ottawa group actually accepted my invite for a mini-meet. I was able to roam freely to gather these types of images. No regrets, just unfinished photo-shoots to be had next time around; More ideas for next meet. This now makes another photo-shoot checked off my checklist.
I’m pleased with how Varaktitsu appears in these images, the little appearance my Shinkis made, and what I took images of. Shall properly take images of the Busou Shinkis in the next round of outdoor photography.
Thanks for viewing and hope you enjoyed these images! I actually had fun so hoping others shall actually enjoy these as much as I had fun taking these images.