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Rob's Photo Blog — ruins

Ruins at Mackenzie King Estate, Gatineau Park near Ottawa, Ontario

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New in my Getty Images portfolio: Part of the collection of ruins. Mackenzie King Estate is found in Gatineau Park near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This photo was taken in the spring when the trees are just breaking into leaf and lots of light comes through the forest canopy. Click on image to go to the same image in my Getty Images portfolio. RobHuntley.ca

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Bridal Veil Falls. Mackenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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New in my Getty Images portfolio: Bridal Veil Falls. Mackenzie King Estate is found in Gatineau Park near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Click on image to go to the same image in my Getty Images portfolio. RobHuntley.ca

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How to Make Tiny Town Miniatures!

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This post demonstrates a process known as "Fake Tilt-Shift" carried out in PhotoShop or other image editing software. After a mere two weeks of playing with the creation of these miniatures, I don't imagine I've become an expert yet. However, I took the opportunity to share what I'd learned with my camera club, the Camera Club of Ottawa, and since I had done the work to prepare the slides I'm posting them here for anyone's benefit. What follows are a few examples of the results of applying the technique and then subsequent to that I've included a short demo of...

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KAP 2008-15: Deschênes Rapids on the Ottawa River near Aylmer Québec, Canada. March 23, 2008.

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The Deschênes Rapids are in the Ottawa River at the community of Deschênes near Aylmer, Québec. This is directly across the river from Britannia at the yacht club and the filtration plant near Mud Lake. There are some ruins in the rapids between the Quebec shoreline and the large island. These ruins are a popular photographic spot as well as a place for whitewater kayaking (beside the ruins, not through them since there are apparently dangerous hazards including metal rebar). This KAP outing (kite aerial photography) took place from the shoreline near the ruins on the Quebec side of the...

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