Late summer in Ottawa means it is sunflower season. August 10th the Ottawa Photography Meetup group scheduled an outing to take pictures of sunflowers at the Sultan Farm Sanctuary. I didn’t notice that event was rescheduled to Thursday the 12th so I showed up by myself. I had a nice chat with a photographer who was waiting for their clients for a maternity shoot later one other Meetup member arrived as well. So, we spent the evening taking pictures anyway.
Two summers ago my wife and I visited our son who is going to school in Montreal. One of the things we did was spend the day on walk in Montreal’s botanical garden.
We enjoyed spending the day at the Botanical Garden. The walking is easy and the surroundings are pleasant. You can spend as much time as you like in each area. There is probably more to see than you can easily cover in a day. That just means you get to come back!
Earlier in October the RA Photo Club held its annual Fall Challenge Nature competition.Â Each year the challenge is to spend any portion of a single 24hour period at one location and then submit 8 of your best creations to be judged in competition.Â This year the location was Lac Ramsay and Trail 56 in the Gatineau Park.Â I was in the area from before sun rise until 3pm in the afternoon.Â I made 208 compositions with just over 600 frames (some where panoramas, HDR and focus stacking).Â Here is my working selection from which I will be choosing my eight best.
Every fall the RA Photo Club Nature group has a one day photo challenge contest.Â The rules are, we all go to the same location and spend from dawn to dusk taking all the pictures we want.Â We then choose our best six pictures and submit them for judging.Â Last fall the location was La Blanche Forest.