A day with Dad

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  1. AIRIC

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    Today I took my dad out on a long over due trip in the country. My fondest memories are taking bicycle and car trips with him where he taught me how to use a camera and compose images. As well as our love for aviation we also enjoy steam engines so our first stop was Brighton, Ontario to visit Memory Junction, a train museum.

    My dad
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    We just happened to catch the Toronto-Montreal train while at the museum.
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    A car shot for Xmetal
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    So, before heading out of town we hit the local burger joint for some grub right when the school across the street lets out for lunch :-x bad idea. I will say some of the kids I saw had a few issues so when I saw a cop car come flying up to a kid at the side of the road I was not surprised at the scene I saw, a kid gagged and bound with duct-tape, WTF! I could not pass this one up so I took a quick shot with the 400mm and made a fast exit.
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    Next stop, Presquile Provincial Park. Did not get much in the way of bird or wildlife images but the sun came out and we had a great relaxing time.
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    Dad photographing some dried up leaves
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    We came across this old lighthouse
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    Then we got lost in some sand dunes. Man, was the wind ever cold.
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    One of my favourite places to visit in the area is an old WWII RCAF Training Station that is now an industrial park. Unfortunately, after only a few photos we were kicked out for insurance reasons :crazy:
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    Time for one last shot before twilight set in and I took my dad back home
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    Thanks for looking,

    Eric
     
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    What a great series and looks like a wonderful day with your dad!

    Funny, I was down wandering some orchards and such in Brighton today :mrgreen:

    I love the first shot of the presqu'ile lighthouse ... and you've absolutely put any of my prior attempts to shame!!! :D

    Not sure what to say about the duct-taped kid :confused:
     
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    Great series. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    WOW Eric...wow!!! I have always been impressed with your images, but this series is simply amazing! Every shot here tells a story.

    But this shot somehow touches me.
    I lost my father when I was 23...he was only 43. So to hear the story of the two of you spending time together young and old, and then seeing this image really brought a smile to my face :biggrin: This a shot to be proud of. It just feels like he's looking at you with total respect, which I'm sure is how you look at him.
     
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    Great photos, I love the grungy look of the third. Also glad to hear you got to go out with your dad, looks like you two had a great time.

    And ahah? The kid bound in duct tape?
     
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    Now that is funny, our paths more then likely crossed today. I have one more day off and then I'm on 9 days straight at work :cry: Thanks for the comments.

    Eric
     
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    Yes, my father and I have always had a special bond and I have carried on his love of photography and aviation. He still shoots like crazy and enjoys every day. There is nothing we enjoy more then looking at each other's photos. I really treasure his and his father's photo collection that he has trusted to me.

    Eric
     
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    The one of the light house has a wonderful composition. I really like that one and the one of the black and white through the trees. Good captures.

    -Fiona
     
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    Eric,

    Agree with woodsac on that same photo for similar reasons.
    I'm always intrigued by photos of folks that show their hands,
    Especially B/W. I think it tells a lot about the person.

    He taught you well.

    Bill
     
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    Thanks Bill. I don't think you have met my father yet. Last year he did not go to Geneseo or the Yankee show. The last three day airshow I took him to was Yankee's 2004 airshow and it almost killed him by Sunday. To much sun, beer and no sleep. I remember Mike and Catherine were there and I think met him.

    Eric
     
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    great shooting Airic, awesome series., I like the old trian pics best, and the one of your Dad at the lighthouse, cool.
     
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    I love every single one of these!! You have such a great talent!
     

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