Saturday, July 30, 2011

Back to Cha Cha

Since the arrival of my new 3D lens, allowing me to take action photos for the first time, I decided today to try out my new camera using the Cha Cha method of 3D photography.

One can either have a "split" lens like the one below, or take one photo and then move sideways and take the second.

As you can imagine, with action of children or water or a sporting event, the action won't stop to allow you the 10 seconds needed to take the two photos.  Thus, while quality is far greater, Cha Cha works best with posed photos or nature photos such as scenery.

Here are the photos I took today.

As always, your comments are welcome.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

More Grandson #1

Well our little visit came to an end and these are the final photos I have of our fun.

Thanks to Chase and Joshua for letting us come and play with you.

Love Nanny and Papa

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Centerville Toronto - Part 3

Here are the remaining photos I have of our visit to Centerville in Toronto Ontario.

More Chase to come in next post.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Centerville Toronto - Part 2

Centreville Amusement Park is nestled in over 600 acres of parkland just across the harbour from the city. With over 30 rides and attractions and more than 14 food outlets, there's something for everyone at Centreville.

How to get here.

The Toronto Ferry Docks is located at the foot of Bay Street and Queens Quay, just West of the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.

Centre Island's most popular attraction is the Centreville Amusement Park, which features more than 30 rides and games. The best part of this park - at least for parents with young kids - is that it is geared towards kids under 12. All rides are appropriate for kids of this age, although some height restrictions require adult accompaniment. Seven rides are specifically intended for children under four and a half feet to ride alone.

The rides are geared more towards amusing rather than scaring kids, so no crazy roller coasters here; instead, you'll find an antique ferris wheel, pony rides, a carousel, a bumper boats and more.

More Vacations photos to come

Friday, July 15, 2011

Centerville Toronto - Part 1

So off we got dragged (kikking and screaming) to Center Island in Toronto where they have Centerville.

This is a little amusment park for the little kids.  It was a great day.

Cross your eyes for the video below and you will get the 3D effect for this as well.

More fun to come.  This much entertainment deserves more than just one post.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Grandson #1 - The Angel

Well we are on our holiday down to visit our #1 Grandson.  I thought it would  be most appropriate to start with the angelic photos before I post what he is really like.  So here he is, I thought I would never be able to take 3D photos of him as he never ever stops.

Tomorrow... apparently we are going to drag Papa's butt off to a childrens waterpark, so the next photos should be of me stuck in a water tube.

HEY!!!  I just read the t-shirt (I had just assumed before) so out came Photoshop so I could make the necessary corrections.  I am certain this is what Chase wanted the shirt to say!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Canada's Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is a tributary of the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario in Canada. It is 169 kilometres (105 mi) in length from its source in Upper Mazinaw Lake, has a drainage area of 3,750 square kilometres (1,450 sq mi), and has a mean discharge of 40 cubic metres per second (1,400 cu ft/s).

It rises east of the Kawartha lakes and flows northeast through Crotch, Dalhousie, and Mississippi Lakes, past Carleton Place, through the municipality of Mississippi Mills and the town of Almonte, then north to join the Ottawa River at the community of Galetta just east of Arnprior.

The river originally powered textile mills. Today, it provides hydroelectric power.

The Purdon Conservation Area, a wetland in this river's watershed, contains Canada's largest native colony of showy lady slipper orchids, some 16,000 plants.

The origin of the river's name is something of a mystery; although its current spelling may be derived from that of its much larger American cousin, it is most certainly a corruption of a different native name, as the translation 'great water' would not apply to a relatively minor tributary of the Ottawa, definitely the largest river in the area. Instead, the name may originate from "Mazinaa[bikinigan]-ziibi", Algonquian for '[painted] image river', referring to the pictographs found on Mazinaw Lake, though this is by no means proven.

Now... It's off to visit Grandson #1 so the next post "should" be photos of him.  The little tornado!  Boy my camera and stop action better be working.