Thursday, August 30, 2012

The CNE–Sand Sculptures 4–Traditional Castle

Here are The final Sculptures.

Please note, All pictures were taken using my Nikon Coolpix P80
Lighting wasn’t Ideal, and Flash wasn’t great.

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This was by far my favorite, in the fact that the level of intricate details was  amazing.
in the next few pics, more of this is evident.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The CNE–Sand Sculptures 3–Love Castle

Here is a Different Love themed Sculpture.

Please note, All pictures were taken using my Nikon Coolpix P80
Lighting wasn’t Ideal, and Flash wasn’t great.

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This one had some interesting details.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The CNE–Sand Sculptures 2–Love Blocks

Here are some more Sculptures.

Please note, All pictures were taken using my Nikon Coolpix P80
Lighting wasn’t Ideal, and Flash wasn’t great.

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This one is pushing the “PG” a little … but beautifully done…

Friday, August 24, 2012

The CNE–Sand Sculptures 1–Spooky!

Every year I love to go to the CNE mainly for a few things:

  • The AIRSHOW (for which I Plan to take lots of pictures and will post some)
  • The Super Dogs Show ( I missed it this trip, hopefully next weekend)
  • Browsing the Arts/Crafts Section
  • The Botanical / Agricultural displays & Contests.
  • The Sand Sculptures!

So without Further delay, Here’s the first post on Sand Sculptures that I found interesting this year.

Please note, All pictures were taken using my Nikon Coolpix P80
Lighting wasn’t Ideal, and Flash wasn’t great.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

A Lesson in Plugins

 

So, On the weekend I discovered a nice little issue…
Postings to my blog were no longer updating for whatever reason, Scheduled Postings were just not publishing.

Finally I’ve found the reason why, and have manually updated and publish all the postings (with their original dates).

The Cause:  A scheduling plugin, for posting blog posts.
Why Did it Fail:  It relies on Windows Task Scheduler, instead of the Blogger & WordPress built in schedulers.

So the scheduling portion of the Plugin is Disabled.  I will now post Drafts, and schedule them from the actual blogging platform itself.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

#RT @RichardGottardo–#Toronto Loves Me

The Tweet read:
I'm just gonna go ahead and say it... I Think #Toronto loves me back. pic.twitter.com/F51Xe0jy

And here’s the Picture (Shared with Richard’s Permission):

It is an amazing picture, that was taken by one of the City’s many photographers.

So here’s a shout-out to Richard, and links to his site(s)

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RichardGottardo  (@RichardGottardo)
500px: http://500px.com/RichardGottardo
Website: http://www.richardgottardo.com

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Flowers and Depth of Field

One of my favorite things to do is to play with Depth of Field, and the Aperture  of my lenses.

All the pictures are taken with my D7000 DP Nikon D7000

Here’s a few shots I took last weekend at Rib Fest:
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Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Zoomed at 200mm, f/6.3 1/160s, ISO 100

and a few more follow

Friday, August 03, 2012

Classic Cars in Mississauga

Back on July 6th, I got a chance to see some really nice classic cars,
So here are some more artistic pictures I took:

First to start them off, a row of Mustangs:
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Now some close ups of other cars below:

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