After my European Excursion, I gained enough confidence to lug my Nikon D70 around with me during the summer months. While the Europe images are largely architectural, I tried to branch out during the summer to include candid portraits, landscapes and other subjects. I also tried to learn from other photographers and some of the images below were taken over a weekend in collaboration with Aunika Hinks. Her photography is amazing and her skills and knowledge have helped me become a better photographer. The collection below is the accumulation of the best shots of the summer of 2011.
Matt, playing first base during a 3-pitch game at Gorley Park, Hamilton.
Aaron, during a beverage break, at the 3-pitch summer tournament at Gorley Park. Taken by Aunika Hinks, you can see her reflection in Aaron’s sunglasses.
Dave, swinging at a pitch at Gorley Park, Hamilton.
Adam, mid-swing, at Gorley Park in Hamilton, as his teammates look on.
Jackson, Adam and Aunika’s son, looks anxious to get on the field.
Bill, sharing a laugh with his teammates between games, at Gorley Park, Hamilton.
Dan, between games at Gorley Park.
Ian, enjoying the after-game gardens with friends at Gorley Park, Hamilton.
A canoe on the Thames River in London, Ontario, at sunset. During the 10th Annual James Andrew Kuss Memorial Tournament in Innerkip, some of our team stayed at Pittock Conservation Area, in Woodstock. This shot marked the end of the first night, and the view from our campground.
Ian, between games in Innerkip, Ontario. The attempt was to capture not just a portrait, but to use the background as a slight bokeh.
Christ’s Church Cathedral in Hamilton, Ontario. Shot in HDR, this is the reverse side of the cathedral that dominates James Street North.
The first statue of Sir John A Macdonald in Canada was erected in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, in what is now known as Gore Park.
Liuna Station in panorama, formerly Canadian National Railways Station, is now a high-end banquet hall, at the bottom of James Street.