On labour day this year I was invited out on MrCool’s family’s boat to go out on Lake Ontario for the Canadian International Air Show that takes place over Toronto, Ontario. It’d been years since I’d been to the show, and I’d never watched it from the lake before. More over, I’ve never shot with a telephoto lens while on a boat either, it turned out to be quite a challenge.
This weekend a group of friends and myself decided to go urban exploring at a former P.O.W. camp just east of Toronto outside of Bowmanville. The camp is referred to as Camp 30.
The last time I was at Spencer Gorge Wilderness Area, it was a surprisingly warm day in the middle of winter. I took my motorcycle and Tsuru no Yakata’s Horo figure there for some photos. People thought I was a bit nuts riding my sport bike in the winter, but hey it was 11°C! Kind of similar this time around, except it was much warmer, not winter, and I spent hours there capturing sunset. Oh and there were leaves on the trees! I guess the only similar bit was I brought Horo again (and Alice) and rode a motorcycle.
While in Colorado I encountered a number of problems some severe, some not so much. One of those problems happened to be poor quality monitors with even worse calibration (if any). As such I spent a lot of time trying to figure out if the post-processing I’d applied actually looked good or not. Ultimately that’s subjective anyway, but never the less I’ve reprocessed the photos and added in a couple extras as well.
Earlier in the week, when the weather here was nice and warmer, I hastily decided to try my hand at a sunset timelapse with Horo and Alice. And while I generally feel I failed to achieve what I intended, I learned a bunch about the process.
Yesterday was an exciting day. I once again crashed my bike, did I mention on here I crashed before my trip as well? Well if not, I did. I decided to tackle Weston Pass again, this time the hard side first. That was a mistake.
I don’t think there’s been a single time I’ve ridden over Loveland Pass and had it not rain at some point. This is mainly because by the time I end up there it’s the late afternoon when all the storms are rolling through. But I checked the weather, and there was only a 25% chance of rain, so I took the opportunity to try it out once again!
On Tuesday I decided it was about time I visited Fairplay, Colorado, the real South Park. I’d been to Colorado four times now and still hadn’t visited, and last year I actually passed right by it on my way to Weston Pass but had no idea at the time. So I went.