Zoom & Boom

Time to fire up my blog after a hiatus. One of my enjoyments has been aviation photography. Here are a few of my favourite images from the past couple years that I haven’t been blogging. Most images taken with my Pentax K-3II or my backup K-3 dSLR cameras with my Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS.

Now moving on from Warbirds of WW2 and the Cold War, I move onto Fast movers….

USAF F-35 Demo flown by Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson at Aero Gatineau-Ottawa Airshow, Sunday September 8th, 2019. Pentax K-3 II with Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM at 500mm zoom (eq: 750mm) handheld. © 2019 Darrell Larose, Ottawa.

USAF F-35 Demo flown by Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson at Aero Gatineau-Ottawa Airshow, Sunday September 8th, 2019. Pentax K-3 II with Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM at 500mm zoom (eq: 750mm) handheld. © 2019 Darrell Larose, Ottawa.
USAF F-35 Demo flown by Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson at Aero Gatineau-Ottawa Airshow, Sunday September 8th, 2019. Pentax K-3 II with Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM at 500mm zoom (eq: 750mm) handheld. © 2019 Darrell Larose, Ottawa.
RCAF NORAD 60th Anniversary livery, CF-18 demo flown by: Captain Stefan Porteous (callsign: Porcelain). Friday September 14, 2018. Pentax K-3 mk.2 with Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS. © 2018 Darrell Larose

RCAF NORAD 60th Anniversary livery, CF-18 demo flown by: Captain Stefan Porteous (callsign: Porcelain). Friday September 14, 2018. Pentax K-3 mk.2 with Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS. © 2018 Darrell Larose
Feel the heat…
RCAF NORAD 60th Anniversary livery, CF-18 demo flown by: Captain Stefan Porteous (callsign: Porcelain). Friday September 14, 2018. Pentax K-3 mk.2 with Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS. © 2018 Darrell Larose
Captain Brian “Humza” Kilroy, flying the RCAF CF-18 2019 Demo jet at Aero Gatineau-Ottawa Airshow, September 8, 2019. Pentax K-3 II or K-3 I shot with both today. Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM at 500mm zoom (eq: 750mm) handheld. © 2019 Darrell Larose, Ottawa
Heritage flypass at Aero Gatineau-Ottawa Aishow, September 8, 2019. Canadian Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield flying the Vintage Wings Canada Supermarine Spitfire mk.9 & Captain Brian “Humza” Kilroy, flying the RCAF CF-18 2019 Demo Team. Pentax K-3 II or K-3 I shot with both today. Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM at 500mm zoom (eq: 750mm) handheld. © 2019 Darrell Larose, Ottawa.
Captain Brian “Humza” Kilroy, flying the RCAF CF-18 2019 Demo Team. Pentax K-3 II or K-3 I shot with both today. Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM at 500mm zoom (eq: 750mm) handheld. © 2019 Darrell Larose, Ottawa.
Captain Brian “Humza” Kilroy, flying the RCAF CF-18 2019 Demo Team. Pentax K-3 II or K-3 I shot with both today. Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM at 500mm zoom (eq: 750mm) handheld. © 2019 Darrell Larose, Ottawa.
Canada 150 RCAF Capt Matthew Kutryk in the 2017 CF-18 Demonstration Jet, in formation with the RCAF 431 Demonstration Squadron (The Snowbirds) over Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, July 2, 2017. Pentax K-3 mk.2 w/ SMC Pentax-M✩ 300mm f:4 prime lens.

Canada 150 RCAF Capt Matthew Kutryk in the 2017 CF-18 Demonstration Jet, in formation with the RCAF 431 Demonstration Squadron (The Snowbirds) over Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, July 2, 2017. Pentax K-3 mk.2 w/ SMC Pentax-M✩ 300mm f:4 prime lens.

Canada 150 RCAF Capt Matthew Kutryk in the 2017 CF-18 Demonstration Jet, over Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, July 2, 2017. Pentax K-3 mk.2 w/ SMC Pentax-M✩ 300mm f:4 prime lens.

Canada 150 RCAF Capt Matthew Kutryk in the 2017 CF-18 Demonstration Jet, over Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, July 2, 2017. Pentax K-3 mk.2 w/ SMC Pentax-M✩ 300mm f:4 prime lens.

Canada 150 RCAF Capt Matthew Kutryk in the 2017 CF-18 Demonstration Jet, over Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, July 2, 2017. Pentax K-3 mk.2 w/ SMC Pentax-M✩ 300mm f:4 prime lens.
November 11, 2017 RCAF CF-18 Remembrance Day flypast, over Elgin Street. Pentax K-3II w/ Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS. 1/1000 second f:6.3 500mm hand-held. I set my camera on burst-mode (8.3 fps) and held the trigger down as soon as the Hornets entered my vision. I was standing at Laurier in the middle of Elgin, as previous years they flew right up Elgin. © Darrell Larose 2017

November 11, 2017 RCAF CF-18 Remembrance Day flypast, over Elgin Street. Pentax K-3II w/ Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS. 1/1000 second f:6.3 500mm hand-held. I set my camera on burst-mode (8.3 fps) and held the trigger down as soon as the Hornets entered my vision. I was standing at Laurier in the middle of Elgin, as previous years they flew right up Elgin. © Darrell Larose 2017
Rememberance Day November 11, 2018 RCAF 401 Squadron, over the National War Memorial. The Missing Man Formation flying North to South with the climb at around Laurier Avenue. Second pass was from West to East towards the Beechwood National Military Cemetery. © 2018 Darrell Larose

188777 in Heaven Climb, November 11, 2018 RCAF 401 Squadron, over the National War Memorial. The Missing Man Formation flying North to South with the climb at around Laurier Avenue. Second pass was from West to East towards the Beechwood National Military Cemetery. © 2018 Darrell Larose
Darrell Written by:

I am a self confessed techno-geek. While rooted in traditional analog photography, I have embraced the new technologies in photography. I am just as comfortable under the dark cloth of a large-format view camera, as I am with a digital camera. I can produce award winning photographs within the darkroom, or from a digital-desktop. With over 40 years of photography as a both hobby, and over 35 years within the professional arena I have always produced the highest quality product. I am self-taught in the digital media, I have been a PhotoShop user since 1995 (version 2.5) I found the transition fairly seamless due to my long experience in labs. I have been an Internet addict since early 1992. The digital imaging field I feel has opened up more flexibility in the final work, as art, photography and graphic design can all meet. I have worked within various Government photo units, as well as various professional labs. I can easily converse with a police forensic photographer as I can with a wedding sports or commercial photographer. I have worked for several of Ottawa’s top photographers. I have worked at several pro labs. As well as many years in photo retail. In 2007, the Camera Club of Ottawa honoured me by granting me Life Membership within the club. This was to honour all that I have done and still do for the Camera Club of Ottawa. I feel it has been my second home since 1970. Enjoy my website, and my images.

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