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  1. ^Chippewa's look fantastic! CTB - coming along nicely!

    Rubyblue - those are really good looking boots! I think I like that profile more than the SD as well...

    Been in client meetings most of the week. Can't complain about being in air conditioned offices, since temps hit 117F here yesterday with the humidex :eek:

    Took a couple of snaps of my Alden NST cigars - I'll try & get some real pics up soon...

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  2. anyone has experience with the rapha merino base layers?? (http://www.rapha.cc/base-layer-3-pack) it seems there is some henley opening but the photos can't be zoomed in. the questions are: worth the cash? does it have a button?

    No, they have no buttons. They are really excellent. I've been using mine for a few seasons, washer/dryer... No pilling or stretching. They're lightweight, form-fitting, and sizing runs small.


  3. There are about 50km of biking trails here, and even more mountain biking trails. For years, my wife & I used to do a mountain bike race, called "The Great Lake to Lake Classic". 50km of get-wrenching singletrack, that runs from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. We did it for it's first three years, but then it became such a cattle call, with thousands of cyclists, that we moved on to other events.

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    What I was wearing for most of the weekend….

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    Then we all headed over to another friend's place. She has a huge condo on Bloor Street, pretty prime real estate for Toronto. The kids had a great time cooling off in the pool

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    And we enjoyed drinks & views from the pool patio.

    The old & the new - the addition to the Royal Ontario Museum (which caused quite a controversy)

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    Patio dining for a hot summer day

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    Wanna shop? No problem!

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    We finished up at one of our usual haunts, where I had my usual meal

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    Not sure how much the other guests enjoyed our huge group, but we all had a great time! :)

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  4. ^ Great updates everyone!

    Xpost from RxC....

    Weekend roundup… We're having a stream of family & friends visiting all summer, so we're always looking for interesting places to check out.

    This weekend, a bunch of us headed out to the Welland Canal. The Welland Canal runs between Port Weller on Lake Ontario and Port Colborne on Lake Erie, enabling ships to ascend/descend the Niagara escarpment, bypassing Niagara Falls.

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    The total altitude differential is about 100 meters over 42 km, and the canal has 8 locks. It was quite the engineering feat, built over a period of 20 or so years.

    We arrived when a freighter was just in the process of heading back to Lake Erie. They are monsters!

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    Here's a view from the bottom of the lock - I did it up in B&W for an "old world" feel!

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    The kids all thought it looked like a watery version of the gates of Mordor!

    Here's the view looking out towards lake Ontario: you can see the Queen Elizabeth Way in the background, and the older lift bridge in the front. We picked a great day to visit, as there was a steady stream of ships coming through.

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    These guys were most likely out of the Timmins area, and had dropped off their loads of ore at Hamilton to be smelted. Hamilton Harbour : passing by at night, you get the impression of some bleak & hellish industrial landscape

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    The area around the lock was really beautiful. The pups had plenty to explore too..

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  5. There are about 50km of biking trails here, and even more mountain biking trails. For years, my wife & I used to do a mountain bike race, called "The Great Lake to Lake Classic". 50km of get-wrenching singletrack, that runs from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. We did it for it's first three years, but then it became such a cattle call, with thousands of cyclists, that we moved on to other events.

    e0e9bfef.jpg

    What I was wearing for most of the weekend….

    11a7e382-1.jpg

    Then we all headed over to another friend's place. She has a huge condo on Bloor Street, pretty prime real estate for Toronto. The kids had a great time cooling off in the pool

    408ef17b.jpg

    And we enjoyed drinks & views from the pool patio.

    The old & the new - the addition to the Royal Ontario Museum (which caused quite a controversy)

    e0649a13.jpg

    Patio dining for a hot summer day

    27577ae5.jpg

    Wanna shop? No problem!

    49722bc1.jpg

    61a0c4b2.jpg

    We finished up at one of our usual haunts, where I had my usual meal

    a6a99a9d.jpg

    Not sure how much the other guests enjoyed our huge group, but we all had a great time! :)

    8873c670.jpg


  6. Paul, you're photos sure brought back great memories from when I lived in New York! Wonderful update! Markus - make the most of the spa - glad you're going to get some good downtime! TG - lovely pics!

    Weekend roundup… We're having a stream of family & friends visiting all summer, so we're always looking for interesting places to check out.

    This weekend, a bunch of us headed out to the Welland Canal. The Welland Canal runs between Port Weller on Lake Ontario and Port Colborne on Lake Erie, enabling ships to ascend/descend the Niagara escarpment, bypassing Niagara Falls.

    46ffeb0e.jpg

    The total altitude differential is about 100 meters over 42 km, and the canal has 8 locks. It was quite the engineering feat, built over a period of 20 or so years.

    We arrived when a freighter was just in the process of heading back to Lake Erie. They are monsters!

    a368acf8.jpg

    ab4d5dc9.jpg

    a8479f33.jpg

    f755acfb.jpg

    Here's a view from the bottom of the lock - I did it up in B&W for an "old world" feel!

    95aa49bc.jpg

    The kids all thought it looked like a watery version of the gates of Mordor!

    Here's the view looking out towards lake Ontario: you can see the Queen Elizabeth Way in the background, and the older lift bridge in the front. We picked a great day to visit, as there was a steady stream of ships coming through.

    0655797a.jpg

    f535c013.jpg

    These guys were most likely out of the Timmins area, and had dropped off their loads of ore at Hamilton to be smelted. Hamilton Harbour : passing by at night, you get the impression of some bleak & hellish industrial landscape

    c6fdb1b8.jpg

    The area around the lock was really beautiful. The pups had plenty to explore too..

    298d0729.jpg


  7. Mmmmm... Jello lemons? :) Great, vibrant shots! Save us all - another thread that will make us binge eat! ;)

    Thanks guys! Lax is right - it's the 50 f/1.2 - love it as it makes the most of very low light situations. DoF is crazy indeed...

    Fade to black2 - I've been meaning to ask you.... I don't get to do a lot of street photography, not because of desire but lifestyle (married, child, dogs, burbs, house repairs... :rolleyes: ). You're out there all the time, and I'm curious - how do people react to you?

    The few times I've gone out, folks have been great about it - but then again I figured it's because I live in Canada :P

    Edit - meant to upload a shot. I was trying to get an "old world" feel to it, not happy with it. I found my dad's old Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super, and am thinking of picking up some B&W film :)

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  8. Cheers Fab! When we first saw it - same impression - holy fuck that's a big dandelion! But it's some kind of seed pod, about the size of a baseball:

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    In the first pic, my daughter is holding one of the seeds - amazing filigree-ish detail!

    Finn - I too would have liked to see more detail on the first. And is the second a B&W HDR? :)


  9. tredd, smiggins - real nice. Fab, your portraits are really good! What are you using for lighting? Fadetoblack - that alleyway shot is sweet. Roey - hair-thin precise dof! What lens are you using?

    Just farting around cuz I haven't been out much this week....

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  10. Roy6 & Almostknees - superb! Looking forward to getting you both when I recharge! :) GREAT pic Farhad!

    Guess I can't take offense, since I'm not nearly the most gray-headed RxC contestant, eh? Eh?

    :D

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    My Roys have been airing out while we had near 40C temps here for the last few days. I had em on today though, and they worked hard....

    It was that day again.... Close your eyes & think of England darling... ;)

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  11. .......so I end up seeing them the same size anyway, but with the text illegibly small.

    Maybe I'm just old and cranky.

    Reading glasses are a buck a pop at the pharmacy - get a pair, you old fart! :P

    Awesome Daniel! Doc, seriously badass - glad you are up-and-about!

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