Submitted by Rhodri Ford on January 28, 2012 - 2:02pm Happy Canada Day! Happy Canada Day! Colourful Poster Grafitti Colourful Car Enjoying the smoothies Man on a bench - colour Man on a bench - B&W Lobster Pots Lighting up the skies Over the bridge Memorial Flowers 1 Memorial Flowers 2 The Singer Lady of the Bench My Dodge Trumps Your Pontiac Been There Awhile! Circle Of Life - Original Circle Of Life - B&W My Dodge Won't Start! Barred Owl In Joker's Hill Barred Owl Swallow Angel Feeding Time At #211 Swimming Into The Sunset Swallow Posing Taking a bath! It's In there Somewhere! Street Scene - Busker Fest The Root Claw Jazz - Jamaican Style Crane In Flight Trees On The Hill McKenzie Marsh Green Tree Snake Cerys Cormorant In The Sunset A Bird In The Hand Is Worth... Portrait Of Bethan First Light Farmhouse In Wales Lampost Home Sweet Home Aimee An Old Dodge Another Old Dodge The Farm On The Hill The Beer Wagon 0 No votes yet Comments You're Album Submitted by DougUnderwood on January 28, 2012 - 5:38pm Rhodri, I really like the silhouette of the McKenzie Marsh Cormorant. I have shot that shot a few times but yet to get some nice sky in the background or have them move. Very nice. There is something about the Lampost I really like. You managed to make that shot interesting with the lines and composition. I like the Old Dodge since I'm a sucker for rusting cars a trucks. Love the use of Sepia. Chickadee Submitted by Photographer on... on January 28, 2012 - 6:49pm Rhodri A Bird in hand is Great. Rick Great shots Submitted by Joanne D on February 9, 2012 - 9:34pm Wow - I think that Home Sweet Home is amazing, and I really love an Old Dodge as well. After looking at everyones photos, I really hope that I will be able to take wonderful photos like all the ones on here. Thanks for sharing. New pictures? Submitted by Moonyoung82 on February 25, 2012 - 8:15am I like the red bird image. Do you know what kind of breed it is by any chance? I also love your green images-green tree snake and home sweet home. Thank you. I think the red Submitted by Rhodri Ford on February 25, 2012 - 8:47am Thank you. I think the red bird is a purple finch. Tree line Submitted by Photographer on... on March 7, 2012 - 7:13pm Great Photo Rhodri I like images like that it's a shame that some Farmers chose to take out hedge rows in favour of crop yeild increase. Regards Rick Armstrong Jazz -- Jamaican Style Submitted by Ronen Grunberg on March 17, 2012 - 11:09am Rhodri, I love the Jazz -- Jamaican Style photo. The bright sun, the sillouhette of the man playing, the tree etc... All of the elements come together beautifully to create a tropical mood and a lovely image. Did you do any post processing on this, or is it straight out of the camera? I just made it a touch redder Submitted by Rhodri Ford on March 17, 2012 - 4:36pm I just made it a touch redder and cropped a little bit but pretty much as shot. Beautiful work. Looks like Submitted by DougUnderwood on March 17, 2012 - 10:36pm Beautiful work. Looks like postcard. I love to soot into the sun as well. Live view makes it all possible. The photo really captures the Submitted by DavidTurner on March 28, 2012 - 11:54pm The photo really captures the feeling of the subject. It reminds me of the Duran Duran video with the guy playiing sax out on the lake only breezier. Your Crane Submitted by Photographer on... on March 18, 2012 - 8:31pm Rhodri How are You? What are You shooting with for the crane shot? Thank You Rick Armstrong Nice Crane Shot Submitted by Ronen Grunberg on March 19, 2012 - 11:13pm The shot of the crane looks really nice. Too bad it is just slightly blurred. That must have been a fairly difficult shot to take. It looks as though you were following the crane. Do you remember what the camera settings were for the image? The background is completely blurred which suggests you were using a somewhat slow shutter speed. It would be great if you would elaborate a bit on how you got the shot. I like the vibrant colours of your images and your compositions. Crane Shot Submitted by Rhodri Ford on March 20, 2012 - 9:00am Thanks, Ronen, It was 260mm, f5.6 and 1/125 sec. Probably should have sped it up a little bit but I didn't have time to change the settings or I would have missed the shot. Tried to pan with the bird to show the movement but didn't quite come off. It's not easy to get birds in flight. It's my mission at the moment to get a good bird in flight shot! I love the colourings in your Submitted by DavidTurner on March 28, 2012 - 11:56pm I love the colourings in your photos: the bright yellows and reds make me keep coming back to look again. Taking a bath Submitted by Joanne D on May 5, 2012 - 10:42am Great shot! - I really like the vibrant colours and how the longer grass kinda frames the bird (what kind of bird is it? I feel drawn to the head because of the vibrant bluish-black colouring that contrasts with the lighter greens and browns, and of course the scary eye starring at me. Did you have to play around a lot with the colouring or did it naturally pop like that? Re : Taking A Bath Submitted by Rhodri Ford on May 5, 2012 - 2:26pm Thanks, Joanne. It is a Common Grackle taking a bath at McKenzie Marsh. The colours are pretty true though I did saturate it a tiny bit. Swallow Posing Submitted by Ronen Grunberg on May 6, 2012 - 8:13pm Rhodri, Beautiful images of the swallow. Is this at the McKenzie Marsh? I noticed that the background color is somewhat different between the swallow images. Was this done in post, or did you just change the settings on the camera? I also love Taking a Bath and It's in There Somewhere. I love the pattern that the water is making in It's in There Somewhere. Ronen Swallow Posing Submitted by Rhodri Ford on May 6, 2012 - 8:31pm Thanks, Ronen. Yes this is McKenzie Marsh - taken from the boardwalk beside the road on the North Side. I haven't done anything to change the background colour but some of the photos were taken on my way to the marsh and some on my way back so I think the sun's position had changed and made the water look a bit different. The swallows have a nest under the boardwalk and every once in a while took a rest on the twig right beside where I was standing - not the least bit shy! I upgraded my zoom lens this week so I've been practicing on the birds. I was really disappointed with my last zoom - the sharpness really dropped off as you approached 300mm. My new lens seems to be crystal clear all the way out and focuses so much faster. Rhodri Swallow Submitted by Photographer on... on May 6, 2012 - 9:59pm Hello Rhodri Very nice Bird shot the little Guy looks like He/She is in the middle of a Liberace Show!!! Thanks Rhodri Rick New Lens EH!!! Submitted by Photographer on... on May 6, 2012 - 10:01pm Well let Us in on what it is will You Rhodri! Rick taking a bath Submitted by Moonyoung82 on May 6, 2012 - 10:20pm i saw those blue black birds from my neighbours backyard today and wonder what those were. now i see it from your gallery. very nice! Swallows Submitted by Photographer on... on May 15, 2012 - 8:47pm Now Rhodri is stealing Doug's Bird What's a Club to Do? Swallows Submitted by DougUnderwood on May 16, 2012 - 7:35am No worries that is why we are a club. We can share and learn from each other. Like the exercise with the root at Sheppard's Bush, it's great to see how we each approach a subject. Nice shots Rhodri Owl -- Wow Submitted by Ronen Grunberg on May 18, 2012 - 8:30am Rhodri, The owl photos are excellent. You got a perfect pose from them and your visual composition really works. Are the two images of the same owl? Their color is different. Is it the camera's settings, the position of the sun, or are they two different owls? Ronen Re: owl Submitted by Rhodri Ford on May 18, 2012 - 1:38pm I think they are the same owl. It moved and I spent another half hour looking for it. I'm assuming I found the same one again but I'm not sure. It was in a different position relative to the sun so that could explain the colour difference plus it was very dark in the woods so I had to really lighten it up in photoshop & I'm not sure what that did to the colouring. Unfortunately I missed the perfect shot as I looked down to change the settings on the camera and when I looked back up it was flying towards me and flew right over my head about 4 ft above me. It came right through a patch of sunlight and looked beautiful. I could only stand and watch! Lesson #1 - change settings while looking through the viewfinder!! Mcleans? Submitted by Photographer on... on May 28, 2012 - 6:50pm Hello Rhodri Well if it was a Buick it would trump a Pontiac it's a Dodge Rhodri sorry to point this out and given this revelation a Pontiac is stronger than a Dodge so things are as they should be. Thanks Rhodri great Posts. Regards Rick Rusting Away Submitted by DougUnderwood on May 29, 2012 - 9:46pm Rhodri, Love the rusting cars. I'm always looking out for these types of shots. We need to find a wrecking yard for a photowalk. Like the "Circle" Rim original. Great shot. Auto Wreckers Submitted by Rhodri Ford on May 30, 2012 - 9:16am This place is huge and has acres & acres of rusting vehicles - everything from old farm equipment to school buses. The old guy there is friendly and tolerates photographers walking around. I think if we were to organize a walk about there we would have to clear it with him first and maybe limit the numbers to 10 or so. It is in Rockwood so about 45 mins away. Life Submitted by WilliamVarela on May 30, 2012 - 8:19am Hi Rhodri, I like the “circle of life” picture and the name of the photo as well Hello Rhodri Submitted by Photographer on... on June 3, 2012 - 10:39pm I am not to Sure about the lamp post but the Tree memorial is wonderfully done and Well the Entertainer is Well Superlative. Great Work Rhodri. Regards Rick lighting up the skies Submitted by Claire D'Aurore on June 4, 2012 - 2:23pm Perfect timing and angle, I loved the result ! CDA Kensington Market Submitted by Ronen Grunberg on June 15, 2012 - 7:50pm Rhodri, I love the Kensington Market images especially "Man on a Bench" and "Colourful Car"...the colours in the images really pop...but I also like the B&W effect applied to the "Man on a Bench" image. When did you take these pictures? Too bad you're not joining was for the impromptu walkabout downtown on Saturday. Ronen Re : Kensington Market Submitted by Rhodri Ford on June 15, 2012 - 8:07pm Thanks, Ronen. I took them today. Unfortunately I had a prior engagement for tomorrow or I would have loved to come on the walk about. Rhodri. colorful car Submitted by Moonyoung82 on June 16, 2012 - 10:54pm another beautiful picture, Rhodry! nice graffiti on the wall. love it! I like lobster cage image as well. did you go to east coast for this picture? ;) Moon Lobster Pots Submitted by Rhodri Ford on June 18, 2012 - 7:48am Thank you. The lobster pots were taken on the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. Kensington Market Submitted by Joanne D on June 22, 2012 - 12:33pm Great Shots from Kensington Market - I love how all the colours pop! Certainly a great area of the city to capture some of the diversity. Hello Rhodri Submitted by Photographer on... on July 16, 2012 - 10:36pm How are You Rhodri? I Enjoyed seeing Your images from Your Walkabout in the Big Smoke at the July Meeting if I had not been told were they were taken I would have Said they were taken on a small island somewhere in the Caribbean but come to find out it is a local spot from whence they came. Nicely Done Rhodri!!! I need to go out and try fireworks one of these days! Rick Say You need to start a new folder Rhodri one could wear out a scroll wheel getting to the bottom of this folder.