Posts Tagged ‘Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L’

Old Ongiara door window, ferry Ongiara, Toronto Islands


Freezing snow clings to the wonderful (yet inaccessible) old wooden doors on the Ongiara in 2007.

Taking the schoolbus in winter, Hanlan's Point, Toronto Islands

Schoolbus Snowfall

Kids trudge to the schoolbus through heavy snow at Hanlan’s Point after ice conditions shut down the Ward’s dock.

Impending storm cancels church service sign, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Impending Storm

An impending storm cancels the winter solstice service at St. Andrew’s in 2008.

Dock Jumping, Gala Weekend 2011, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Gala Weekend 2011 – Dock Jumping

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.

Bridge Jumping, Gala Weekend 2011, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Gala Weekend 2011 – Bridge Jumping

Traditional bridge jumping from the Algonquin Island bridge on Gala Day 2011.

Women's Fascinators, Gala Weekend 2011, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Gala Weekend 2011 – The Women’s Fascinators

Some of the Women’s Fascinator 2011 challengers. Click panorama to view larger.

Kid's Fascinators, Gala Weekend 2011, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Gala Weekend 2011 – The Kid’s Fascinators

Some of the Kid’s Fascinators 2011 challengers.

Rick's Fascinator, Gala Weekend 2011, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Gala Weekend 2011 – The Guy’s Fascinators

The Men’s Fascinator 2011 challengers.

Shadowland's Chickens, Gala Weekend 2011, Ward's Island

Gala Weekend 2011 – The Parade

Shadowland’s parade and show in the field for Gala Weekend 2011.  Those stilted chicken costumes were just fabulous.

Atlantis STS-135 Rollover, Kennedy Space Centre, Florida

Straight Up

A view of space shuttle Atlantis as she stops for the media during rollover from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assembly Building.

STS-135 Atlantis rollover nose detail, Kennedy Space Centre, Florida

Atlantis Details

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.

Three-legged painted turtle, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands


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.

Peacock in tree, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

Sitting Pretty II

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.

Mute swan portrait, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

The Nose Knows

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.

Joseph Muscat, Make Waves, Rogue Wave 2007, Toronto Islands

Make Waves

Details from Joseph Muscat’s Make Waves, installed in front of Sunfish Cut during Rogue Wave 2007.

Betsy Canfield, Frogs and Toads, Rogue Wave 2007, Toronto Islands

Frogs and Toads

Betsy Canfield’s delightful Frogs and Toads lurks in her garden on Third St. during Rogue Wave 2007.

Brad Harley, Triple Salchow, Rogue Wave 2007, Toronto Islands

Triple Salchow

Brad Harley’s Triple Salchow graces a tree by the Annex during Rogue Wave 2007.

Asa burning car costume, Gala Weekend 2010, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

G20 Crew

The finalists await judgement during the annual Gala Weekend costume contest. Below, Asa looks fantastic as the G20’s fabled burning cop car.

STS-133 SSME Stabilization, LC-39A, Kennedy Space Centre

SSME Stabilization

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.

Launch of STS-133, LC-39A, Kennedy Space Centre

Pillars of Fire

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 G20 Fence, Ferry Docks, Toronto Islands

Home Sweet Home

“The Fence”, erected for Toronto’s G20 summit, essentially shuts down the ferry docks on the city side.

Jimmy Jones, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Jimmy Jones

Jimmy Jones, mugging for the camera and lookin’ fine!

Liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis, STS-132, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Remote I Liftoff

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 […]