Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Capital Pride

August 29, 2010-- Ottawa, Ontario
Pride Week in Ottawa comes to an end with a parade from Parliament to City Hall.


Ed Broadbent, former NDP leader, longtime MP, and former head of the International Center for Human Rights and Democratic Development.
"How is life out of politics?"
- "It's great!"
August 27, 2010-- Ottawa, Ontario

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Flag Football

August 14, 2010-- Carleton University and the RA Center, Ottawa
Flag Football World Championships, held in Ottawa, August 11-15.

Equestrian Competition

August 14, 2010-- Nepean National Equestrian Park, Ottawa
A two-week National Capital Show Jumping Tournament, with riders from Canada, the United States, France, New Zealand, Colombia, and Venezuela.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


August 11, 2010-- Gatineau, Quebec, Casino Lac Leamy

I got to freelance for the Ottawa Sun recently and was asked to shoot the USA entry during the Casino Lac Leamy international fireworks competition.
There is an online gallery of these images Here.

The fireworks were amazing. Here is a sample:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Staying focused

August 7, 2010-- Ottawa
Yoga on Parliament Hill, hosted by Lululemon.

August 12, 2010-- Ottawa
New long lens = no more excuses. Shooting more sports starting now. Even if it's my little brother's soccer practice. 

Monday, August 9, 2010


Street artist, Chalky, can often be seen in the Byward Market recreating some famous image in a chalk/pastel pavement drawing. In this case, he reproduced the famous photograph of "Afghan Girl," Sharbat Gula, during the Ottawa Buskerfest over the August Long Weekend.

July 31, 2010-- Sparks Street, Ottawa

August 2, 2010
On a rainy day

August 4, 2010
A couple of days after the festival

Friday, August 6, 2010

Buskerfest continued

30/07/10-- Sparks Street, Ottawa
Tom Sellectomy

Checkerboard Guy

Sean Bridges, Bike Boy

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Buskerfest - The Yo Yo Guy

Meet John Higby, The Yo-Yo Guy.
2008 World Yo-Yo Champion and Guinness World Record holder.

31/07/10-- Sparks Street, Ottawa

02/08/10-- Sparks Street

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Rideau Canal Festival

02/08/10-- Canal Locks, Ottawa

A blacksmith participates in the festival demonstrations of historical figures who contributed to the building of the Rideau Canal.

A woman asleep among the "Shoescape" exhibition by the Canal.

Love locks and beaver.

Monday, August 2, 2010

August Long Weekend - Side Shows

So I've decided to organize my shots from this weekend by theme rather than by day, since this way it might appear to make more sense.

Here are some snaps of little events that I went to / stumbled upon, in between the major events (Rideau Canal Festival and Ottawa Buskerfest in the next few posts) of the long weekend.

31/07/10-- Muslim Summer Festival
Britannia Beach, Ottawa

31/07/10-- City Hall, Ottawa
A small hand drumming group playing to the last few cyclists finishing off their Rideau Canal bike route at City Hall during an event that combined the Rideau Canal Festival, the Ottawa Chamber Fest, and the environmental cause. 

And the above mentioned event was subtly interrupted by this parade of Navy Cadets marching down Laurier Avenue to City Hall. 

31/07/10-- Byward Market, Ottawa
Amazingly, there were still a lot of other buskers around the market putting on shows besides the Buskerfest. A couple of b-boys from Montreal in town for a competition.