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LegoLand April 6, 2013

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LegoLand, a set on Flickr.

The new LEGOLAND opened in Toronto.
My son was thrilled. I took us 4 1/2 hours to go through. OK, there was plenty of time spent just building beside the kiddie pools full of bricks.

There are a couple for rides, 4D movies, areas to race your imagination inspired cars, and an opportunity to build a project with the Master builder class.

William was focused on the earthquake table. You build a tower with Duplo and press a button to have it subjected to an earthquake.  The results are a learning experience.

I was amazed at the room full of all the Ontario landmarks. The Master builder did an excellent job. I have to admit the I spent a great deal of time just looking at all the detail.

William had to laugh when he found Chewbacca in the stands at the Toronto Maple Leafs Game at the ACC.

Well worth the visit is you have a Legoholic, like my son.

http://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/?gclid=CJf4rYWDtrYCFYpDMgodKTAAgg

Cheers,
Roger

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Old Iron UPDATE July 29, 2012

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Cottage 079 a photo by Roger’s Eye <(r)> on Flickr.

We got to Haliburton this year to discover the old girl got a lovely new coat of paint!

She looks very proud in her shiny new coat. I hope it lasts a while before someone has to come along and deface it with scratches and paint bombs.

Kudos to the restoration crew….

William was very impressed……

Seed Study June 18, 2012

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Seed Study, a set on Flickr.

There are these seeds near my home. They look like enormous dandelions. I have no idea what they are. I stopped the van on Saturday and collected a coffee cup full.
These are results of playing around with my trusty 100mm macro and a tripod. I used my playbook as a black reflective surface.
I added a little interest with an eye dropper and a mister.
What do you think?

WOW May 27, 2012

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Small 016 by Roger's Eye <(r)>
Small 016 a photo by Roger’s Eye <(r)> on Flickr.

This is a little science experiment we bought for William at Mastermind. Take this little bead and soak it in water for an hour or 2….and viola!

Amazing……let it dry out and ……small again.

Water absorbing polymers.

Old Iron May 27, 2012

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Cottage 035 a photo by Roger’s Eye <(r)> on Flickr.

I have taken shots of this engine on a number of occations. It is a requirement that we stop by and visit it when we are in cottage country. William would so upset if we did not visit “his” train, when we are in Haliburton, Ontario, getting supplies.
I think this black and white treatment does her justice.
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I am beginning to move into a black and white phase, I think. I am looking more and more with black and white in mind.
I think I will spend a little more time in Lightroom and experimenting with the black and white settings.

Wish me luck.

r

JC May 24, 2012

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JC a photo by Roger’s Eye <(r)> on Flickr.

Meet JC. He is a lovely huge lab. He is getting older and slowing down a lot. He still swims in that lake and fetches sticks, but maybe not as energetic as in previous years.

This one is for you, JC. You are a awesome friend to my 5 year old, William.

After a swim, just warming your old bones in the sun is a very good thing.

cheers old boy.

r

Trillium May 24, 2012

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Trillium a photo by Roger’s Eye <(r)> on Flickr.

It is spring here in Ontario. The winter was very mild and our May weather feels more like July. Up at the cottage, the road sides are covered with huge areas awash with Trillium. I have never see so many.

I had to stop and enjoy them.

Trillium: the official flower of Ontario.

later

r

Cottage Road May 22, 2012

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Cottage-Road-2 a photo by Roger’s Eye <(r)> on Flickr.

This is our cottage road. Nikita and I love it. I wander slowly listening to all the wild life and Nikita (my crazy Husky) runs around picking up smells.

This is 7 images stitched together to get the sun filtering through the leaves.

I think it captures the mood completely.

We can’t wait to get back there.

Rock Bass May 22, 2012

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Rock Bass a photo by Roger’s Eye <(r)> on Flickr.

The joy of having a good polarizing filter. I held back because of the expense of it, but when they were on sale at Henry’s I jumped in. I bought one for all my lenses.

The results are very impressive, I am kicking myself for waiting so long. This shot was taken with the noon sun overhead.

Simply worth their weight is gold….really.

🙂

Deep Focus Stack 2.0 May 6, 2012

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Misty – deep focus stack a photo by Roger’s Eye <(r)> on Flickr.

This is 16 images….carefully focused manually.

It fakes such a deep DoF.

Thoughts?