Perfect timing

I finally got my beloved X-Pro3 back from warranty repair (after almost 7 weeks!) on Thursday and I was itching to make the most of it on a glorious, warm (26°C!) fall Saturday morning. (No time to shoot on Friday!)

So, I slapped on the XF16-80mm lens, popped the camera into my bike’s pannier and headed out for a very therapeutic spin in the countryside southeast of my home, stopping and shooting scenes that caught my eye.

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Gone for a ride

One thing I love about living where I do is the ability to hop on my bike and within 10 minutes of easy riding be immersed in a totally rural landscape, with working farms, rolling hills, stately country homes, and blissfully quiet roads, both paved and gravel.

Yesterday morning I decided to head out to the eastern fringes of Ottawa’s territorial boundary at Canaan Road. A little headwind on the way out translated into a nice tailwind on the way home. Perfect.

I always take my “proper” camera with me when I go for these kinds of rides, especially if the weather and the light are cooperative.

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They call me mellow yellow

Last Saturday morning I went for a quick 35km bike ride before it got too hot (that didn’t work out… it was already 30°C and stupid-humid by 10:30) and as is my habit, I brought my little Fujifilm X100V along for the ride. I was starting to lament having brought the camera along, since I hadn’t seen anything worth shooting.

On my way home, about 45 minutes into what would be a 70-minute ride, sweating buckets and starting to feel the effects of dehydration (1L water clearly wasn’t enough) I came across this magnificent field of sunflowers.

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