The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

Yesterday was an open house at Twisted Throttle out in New Dundee. I’ve gone for the last few years because our club’s president has close ties to the ownership out there and we always held one club meeting at this event. As these guys cater to the Adventure Bike community it was good for them …

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As I’ve said before, I’ve always loved the world represented in miniature. As much as I love taking these pictures at this event, I’d love it even more if I could take these types of shots under ever tighter controlled circumstance where I could light them properly and shoot from a tripod. Still the artistry, …

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Heritagecon was last weekend and as has been the case with everything for me this year, I’m a bit behind posting stuff up. The model builders convention is held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton and has grown significantly over the years. Enough to the point that people were commenting on it this …

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Last night Darleen and I went to Generator 2. It’s a bit hard to describe the show’s format. It’s sort of TED Talk meets, Music with some performance art thrown in for good measure. We’d been at the inaugural show the year before and as I’m a fan of Cmdr. Hadfield (because excellence should always …

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This trip was a bit of a different bent for me as it was going to be a group ride and not my usual solo affair. The plan was to get to Dayton, OH from Mississauga in a day with a brief stop at Iron Pony in Westerville, OH about 80 miles from Dayton. I …

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The was a birds of prey display at the Brampton Fly In. It was nice to get close to these birds without a cage in the way. As far as I understand it, the majority of these birds have been injured and can no longer live in the wild. So they’re used to educate the …

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I missed last year’s open house because of work. It’s a great day out with vintage cars, bikes and aircraft. I switched over to my Sigma 150mm-500m f4.5 as they were starting to get aircraft in position to fly. I swapped lenses and went back to the Twist 60. I hope you’ve enjoyed these shots. …

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I was interested in the Twist 60 the minute I read about it in the Lensbaby Newsletter. I’ve had a Composer Pro mount for a few years now and have a pretty full collection of their lens inserts to go with it. About my only complaint is I wish the focus ring had a stiffer …

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