photos from the Orillia Fall Fair

Back today to try again to get to the Orillia Fall Fair to take some photographs. Isolated showers in the forecast, but less rain than Saturday.  Took along my Nikon D3100 with 18-55 lens and the Sony Cybershot H50 for more long reach shots. $7 admission fee and I parked at the north end near Gate 4.  I received a chocolate chip cookie from the wife of the MP Bruce Stanton.

The sky was overcast and I got there in time to walk to one end of the fair as the rain resumed.  I dove into the small exhibit building with the rabbits and a ton of fellow fairgoers to study the weather out the open doors.   It quit after a few minutes but kept threatening.  I  left early and by the time I arrived home the sun had broken through and the sky was pale blue with fluffy white, innocent clouds hanging benignly overhead.

Mike Connealy – perfect example of a focused blog

Photography and Vintage Cameras by Mike Connealy is a perfectly focused one subject blog.  You will find information and photos on vintage film cameras and photos, excellent photos made with the old gear. Many photos of the US southwest.

I “met” Mike a few years back on photo.net.  He is a thoughtful gentleman. He and I did a little lobbying and helped get the vintage camera forum established on photo.net.  Photo.net’s Classic Manual Camera Forum is friendly, active, informative and entertaining forum.

For a fun online experience check out both, you will have fun and learn something.

below, a Voigtlander Vitessa, 35mm film folding camera with 50mm lens

Vitessa, the tall plunger sticking up is the film advance lever, the lens retracts into the body and the “barn doors” close for a pocketable size.

some old aircraft photos

most of these from my visit to the Abbotsford, BC airshow back in 1989, camera that day was a 35mm film camera, a Nikon slr, Nikon F-801 with a Nikkor 28-135mm lens and Fuji 400 ISO colour print film.

Rockwell B-1 Lancer bomber behind a World War One fighterplane,  Sopwith Pup,  a Military Airlift Command C-5 transport plane, the CG104 Starfighter is a static display at the Hamilton, Ontario Warbirds Heritage Museum at Hamilton Airport.

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