2016 Iron Butt Road Trip

2016 Iron Butt Road Trip

Most years, the Urban Group of the RA Photo Club organize an outing they call the Iron Butt. The premise is that an out of town location and time is picked for the participants to gather for dinner, people organize themselves into cars however they like, and the day is spent by the cars taking independent routes through back roads and odd directions till they finally meet up to eat together and swap stories of where they've been. Along the way, of course, everyone takes photographs! In 2016, the destination was Perth, Ontario. CLICK HERE to see some of my shots from this adventure.

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Upper Canada Village

Upper Canada Village

A friend and I wanted to do some shooting together and decided to make a visit to Upper Canada Village, which is just outside of Morrisburg, Ontario.  We had both been there previously, and in my case I've visited several times at different seasons, although not for almost five years. We had a very good day, arriving shortly after opening, and leaving not too much before closing. The village depicts life in the 1860's with a wonderful variety of locations and very skilled and dedicated reenactors. CLICK HERE to see some of my photos from that outing.

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Plaisance Park and Falls

Plaisance Park and Falls

Plaisance Park is about an hour's drive from Ottawa on the Quebec side of the Ottawa river towards Montreal. The Nature Group of the RA Photo Club organized an outing there, as well as a side trip to the nearby Plaisance Falls. Although the park had been advertised as especially interesting to birders, I had never been there and wanted to see it, and the falls were only mentioned in passing. While I shot some photos in the park, which has quite a nice boardwalk, it ended up that the falls were where the real excitement was for me. CLICK HERE to see some of my photos from this trip.

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Chutes Coulonge

Chutes Coulonge

Fort Coulonge is about an hour and a half drive from Ottawa on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River and the Nature Group of the RA Photo Club organized an outing to the nearby waterfalls in March 2016. These are spectacular falls and excellent to photograph in winter because of the equally spectacular ice formations formed by the spray of water! I felt really inspired by this location and will make a point to visit there again. CLICK HERE to see some of my shots from this outing.

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