The Nature Group of the RA Photo Club held an outing to the former Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Rockcliff. The base was located near the Aviation Museum and the Rockcliff Airport. It was fully shut down in 2009. All buildings were demolished, but the old roads were left. Redevelopment started about 5 years later. Currently, the south end of the old base is now home to condos and apartment buildings. But the north end of the base has not yet been touched and is being reclaimed by Mother Nature. This area now is a mix of new and old forest growth and wildlife has moved into the area.
The day of the outing was sunny and warm. With such nice conditions, I decided to use the outing to try out my new 100 - 400 mm zoom lens. I'd not before shot above 105 mm, so this was a learning experience. But I quickly became impressed by what this lens could do despite my inexpert handling.
After spending a couple of hours exploring the area for photos, a few of us met at a local pub for lunch and camaraderie. It was a perfect way to spend a sunny Fall morning.