The ramp is back in 2011. Unseen for a few years, the MOFYC dock jump was back in action for Gala Day 2011. Jesse does a full Nancy K boatlength in the final image.
Traditional bridge jumping from the Algonquin Island bridge on Gala Day 2011.
Some of the Women’s Fascinator 2011 challengers. Click panorama to view larger.
Some of the Kid’s Fascinators 2011 challengers.
The Men’s Fascinator 2011 challengers.
Shadowland’s parade and show in the field for Gala Weekend 2011. Those stilted chicken costumes were just fabulous.
A view of space shuttle Atlantis as she stops for the media during rollover from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assembly Building.
Some closeup details of space shuttle Atlantis during her final rollover reveal surprisingly complex surfaces. Top: reinforced carbon carbon panels and tiles on the port wingtip. Center: thermal blankets on the port OMS pod and covered RCS thrusters. Bottom: nose details with RCC cap, TPS tiles, and thermal blankets.
Another view of this three-legged painted turtle from 2006. What happened to its leg is still a mystery, but subsequent sightings in later years proves that it’s doing just fine.
The “Doughnut Peahen”, who lived wild on the Island for at least two years, sits on a branch near Doughnut Island. Where she came from is a mystery, neither the IYC nor the farm ever reported any missing.
Up close and personal with a mute swan near Doughnut Island. Anything but shy, this fellow eventually swam inside the minimum focus distance of the lens, making further photography impossible.
Details from Joseph Muscat’s Make Waves, installed in front of Sunfish Cut during Rogue Wave 2007.
Betsy Canfield’s delightful Frogs and Toads lurks in her garden on Third St. during Rogue Wave 2007.
Brad Harley’s Triple Salchow graces a tree by the Annex during Rogue Wave 2007.
The finalists await judgement during the annual Gala Weekend costume contest. Below, Asa looks fantastic as the G20′s fabled burning cop car.
Space shuttle Discovery’s SSMEs (Space Shuttle Main Engines) stabilize after ignition in this sequence. From left to right, the rough orange flame stabilizes to form a smooth blue flow, displaying the characteristic “Mach diamonds”, formed by the supersonic flow of the engine’s exhaust.
Riding twin pillars of fire, veteran space shuttle Discovery embarks on her final voyage to orbit from LC-39A. After this final mission, she’ll be processed and turned over to the Smithsonian for permanent display.
“The Fence”, erected for Toronto’s G20 summit, essentially shuts down the ferry docks on the city side.
Jimmy Jones, mugging for the camera and lookin’ fine!
While we don’t get too many space shuttles around these parts, it was the Island’s environment that let me build and test the remote camera enclosures that led to this photograph, the launch of space shuttle Atlantis (STS-132), from beside launch pad 39A. While launch is targeted for a specific date, things don’t always go […]
Space shuttle Atlantis, STS-132, soars into a clear Florida sky on her ‘first final flight’. This is a 180° panorama taken from the roof of NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building, showing the sprawling space complex and the myriad swampy waterways that crisscross the area. Click the image to view larger.
A Canada goose sets up shop in a planter on Centre Island’s boathouse dock. Very possibly Lucy, her normal planter wasn’t available due to renovation work.
Midges (formerly misidentified as gnats) take flight in massive swarms off the harbour side of Algonquin Island.