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RPOTD – The Noreaster Touches Niagara

Well, Toronto got spared from most of the snow that is hitting the US  and Canadian east coasts. The same could not be said for Niagara Falls, which already got 5-10″ and is still expecting another five more inches overnight.  

These two pics (above and below) were caught with my Samsung S6 while on my way to troubleshoot issues at a branch office.   

Maleta Estate Winery, Niagara-On-The-Lake. 

Safe driving, everyone!

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Is Film Making a Comeback?

I was just talking about this with Jon today and realized that the news release from Kodak is almost 2 weeks old.  Sure, this is old news now…but things in the old days took time to develop.  Like film!

Where am I going with this?  Well back to Kodak, the company has announced that it will be manufacturing Ektachrome film!

http://www.kodak.com/us/en/corp/press_center/kodak_brings_back_a_classic_with_ektachrome_film/default.htm

To the film enthusiasts out there, this is good news, because this is Kodak’s first slide film in the company’s film products for what was a very long time.

Me, being a Fujifilm fan, am quite delighted by this news.  I really want to try something different than Velvia as I have never had great chances to shoot with slide film as far as I can recall.  Fujifilm’s Velvia is a great product, but using the Ekta will make for a great shoot out!

We’ll keep you posted when we get our first batch.

Alvin’s Digital Follies – Toronto’s Fall Colours

I went out last weekend to enjoy some of what the autumn season had to offer.  (more…)

2016 Thompson Bucks County Classic – Part 1

 

Men's Amateur Racers speeding through the streets of Doylestown

Men’s Amateur Racers speeding through the streets of Doylestown

As I mentioned in my last article (seen here), the Thompson Bucks County Classic is one of my favorite events to watch in person every year. The action is fast and furious, and every year as the crowds get bigger, the electricity and the energy just gets multiplied with each passing lap. This year there were 4 races that took place. The Amateur Men’s kicked the day off, followed by the Kid’s Races.  Also, the Classic’s first ever Lenape Scorcher Race took place. (the bikes known as Penny Farther, or Big Front Wheels)

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And then we have our Pro Women’s, and Pro Men’s. Of course, in the center of all this action was the Doylestown Arts fest. Sadly, Alvin and I were not able to really soak in the Arts fest for one reason or another. It did seem fun, and definitely a lot activity taking place as we walked through the fest a few times to get from one place to the next.

Early specators

Early spectators

In years past, I really just approached the weekend as a spectator, taking in the sights and sounds. In the last few years though, I have been taken up in capturing the event, trying to share the joy I get when I watch the race unfold before my eyes. (more…)

Snappy Fridays – In the Vineyard…

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Visited By Chadsey’s Cairns Winery in Ontario’s Prince Edward County last weekend to pick some Chardonnay.  We were glad that the weather held and it did not rain.

Later that day, my flu developed…I’m still recovering.

All Canadians: Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!