2012 Arnold Family Reunion

2012 Arnold Family Reunion

It’s been a busy few weeks in southern Ontario with lots of family obligations going on.  The Arnold family reunion was held in Ripley, ON at my brother in law’s farm and we went up for that.  I brought my camera and tripod with me to take a group photograph but we’ve been so busy lately, the memory card has stayed in the camera.  I finally had some time the other day to look at the images and the above shot turned out the best.  It always hard setting up for a group photo and getting everyone in the photo.  Looks like I missed a few people here or perhaps they were just hiding……;) We are also in the process of moving my mother and father in law into assisted living so I’ve been busy with that.  Still a little more to do but we should have things all sorted out by the middle of August.  Thankfully, there is lots of family around to help out.

Green Acre Park, Waterloo, Ontario

Green Acre Park has been very busy on weekends throughout the summer with only a few empty spots left.  Things quiet down a bit on Sunday afternoons though as the weekend traffic heads home.  The staff have done a great job keeping the park in tip top shape.  I’ve been out early with my camera and tripod a few mornings lately hoping to catch the early morning light.  Reflections in the pond always make for great photo opportunities.  The above shot is an HDR image with exposures ranging from -3 to +3 exposure compensation.  I was hoping for a few white puffy clouds to make the sky a little more interesting but I suppose we can’t have everything.

For anyone interested in my last few posts about upgrading our laptops to Mountain Lion OS and backing up our data to external hard drives, I took the plunge last night and after giving the trial version a good go, purchased SuperDuper online.  There are a few ‘smart’ features which unlock in the paid version of the app.  Now to figure out a revised backup strategy that will work well with our mobile lifestyle.