Tuesday Photo Challenge – Memories

….thanks to Frank over at Dutch Goes the Photo for hosting Tuesday Photo Challenge

I know I’m a bit late for this week’s challenge but better late than never. I particularly liked this week’s theme because it’s so open ended. So I went back a year ago to see what memories I could stir up.

A year ago I spent quite a bit of time with my Dad (the oldest member of our family) and my granddaughter (the youngest member of our family). My Dad and the family attended a wonderful wedding together, the two of us went to the Royal Winter Fair and I accompanied Winnie to the park, lunch at a restaurant and the Hamilton Santa Claus Parade.P1050241

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Letter O – Needs to have an O anywhere in the World

….thanks Cee for hosting Fun Foto Challenge

Otters at the Toronto Zoo


Orangutan at the Toronto Zoo




Cows at the Royal


Hog at the Royal


Olaf at the Hamilton Santa Claus Parade


Dogs, Dogs, Dogs…..

….what’s more entertaining than a dozen super energetic Super Dogs?

In the summer I saw, for the first time, the Super Dog Show at the CNE. I was sitting pretty far back from the arena and I didn’t have my zoom lens with me so most of my shots were distant and often not very focused. It was also very dark in the arena and the dogs were highlighted with special lights and spot lights.

A couple of weeks ago when I went to the Royal Winter Fair with my father, he really wanted to see the Super Dog Show, so I went again. It was very different this time. It wasn’t dark, we sat much closer and I had my zoom lens with me. It was, however, still difficult to get clear shots of the dogs because they moved so quickly through the race course.

Here are a few shots that I managed to get that I’m somewhat happy with:

These last two shots are probably my favourites.


More Fun With My Zoom Lens

….at the at Royal Winter Fair

One of my favourite presentations at the fair this year was the mini show put on by the Medieval Times cast. The costumes, the pageantry and the beautiful horses were delightful and a challenge to photograph. I’m not sure why but we chose to sit on the side of the arena with a big pillar in the middle of the barrier surrounding the show area. Despite this obstacle I managed to get some interesting shots. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them.