Thursday, 14 June 2012

Mamba at the Ballroom (Gladstone Hotel)

Gusto Entertainment & DJ Sisco brings Mambo to the Ballroom at the Gladstone Hotel.

Mambo Nights at The Gladstone Hotel (The Ballroom). To tag people in the photo, please
Mambo Nights at The Gladstone Hotel (The Ballroom). To tag people in the photo, please
The Gladstone Hotel is a historic Victorian Art Hotel that opened in 1889. Along with the Drake hotel down the street, they started the gentrification process along this part of Queen street. Rooms used to start at $39 a night in 2001, now they range from 165-495. There are only 37 rooms in the hotel but they have artist-designed rooms that are unique from each other.
Mambo Nights at The Gladstone Hotel (The Ballroom). To tag people in the photo, please
Here is Gustavo along with DJ Sisco & DJ Kruz.
Mambo Nights at The Gladstone Hotel (The Ballroom). To tag people in the photo, please
Night started off with a lesson from Teddy of United Salseros
Mambo Nights at The Gladstone Hotel (The Ballroom). To tag people in the photo, please
But the DJs quickly got things started with the social dancing
Mambo Nights at The Gladstone Hotel (The Ballroom). To tag people in the photo, please
Mambo Nights at The Gladstone Hotel (The Ballroom). To tag people in the photo, please
Mambo Nights at The Gladstone Hotel (The Ballroom). To tag people in the photo, please
Mambo Nights at The Gladstone Hotel (The Ballroom). To tag people in the photo, please
Mambo Nights at The Gladstone Hotel (The Ballroom). To tag people in the photo, please
Mambo Nights at The Gladstone Hotel (The Ballroom). To tag people in the photo, please
Mambo Nights at The Gladstone Hotel (The Ballroom). To tag people in the photo, please
Mambo Nights at The Gladstone Hotel (The Ballroom). To tag people in the photo, please
Mambo Nights at The Gladstone Hotel (The Ballroom). To tag people in the photo, please

A great night and I think there is a chance that this may become a monthly event. But you need to contact Gustavo Patzan for the details.

If you made it this far - you get rewarded with the link to the rest of the images from Mambo at the Ballroom event.


Wednesday, 13 June 2012

The Waterloo Airshow - Part 2

This is my 3rd year at the show and knock on wood it has never rained out in all 3 years I have been there.

As much as I like the Olympus E-M5, the AF is not really designed for tracking jets flying just under the speed of sound. For the flying shots I got out the old trusty D2x.

CF-18 piloted by "Paco"
CF-18 piloted by Captain Patrick “Paco” Gobeil at the 2012 Waterloo Airshow.
CF-18 on a high speed pass
CF-18 piloted by Captain Patrick “Paco” Gobeil at the 2012 Waterloo Airshow.
The "backup" CF-18 piloted by "Latex"
Captain Hofrichter
Captain Hofrichter
LAV III with the CF-18
Captain Hofrichter
Not to be outdone by the air force, the army guys also put on a show for the crowds
LAV III from the Canadian Army at the 2012 Waterloo Airshow
Canadian forces CH-146 Griffon Helicopter with the LAV III @ the 2012 Waterloo Airshow.
The Army came prepared with their own photographers on the ground and in the air
Canadian forces CH-146 Griffon Helicopter with the LAV III @ the 2012 Waterloo Airshow.
Canadian army with the LAV III @ 2012 Waterloo Airshow
The Mako Shark made an appearance in the skies over Waterloo.
London's Jet Aircraft Museum's (JAM) T-33 Silver Star
But it wasn't all jets at the airshow, the Canadian Harvard Formation Team dropped in as well
Canadian Harvard Formation Team at the 2012 Waterloo Airshow
The Vintage Wings of Canada's Corsair flew in as well.
Vintage Wings of Canada's Corsair at the 2012 Waterloo Airshow
From London Ontario, Pete McLeod showed us what his Edge 540 could do.
Pete McLeod pilots the Edge 540 at the 2012 Waterloo Airshow
The only foreign act - Otto the Helicopter.
Otto the Helicopter at the 2012 Waterloo Airshow

A great CanCon show, the CRTC would be proud. Missing in the above images were the Canadian Snowbirds and Wayne Hadath's F-1 Rocket.

If you made it this far, then you should be rewarded. Follow the link for more images from the Waterloo airshow.











Friday, 8 June 2012

Olympus OM-D E-M5 goes to the Airshow

This past weekend (June 2 & 3) was the 4th annual Waterloo airshow. This event took place at the Region of Waterloo International Airport. I like this event better than the Toronto Airshow because you can actually see the planes take off and land, plus there are static displays of planes on the ground that you can get close to. At the Toronto airshow - the planes just show up over the lake far far away from the audience.

The following images were all taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 - I saw a couple of these cameras out on the landing strip on Sunday. I missed the Sat show - so no Herc or the Sky Hawks.

CP-140 Auoroa
Waterloo airshow 2012 with the Olympus EM-5

CT-142 Bombardier Dash 8 "Gonzo"
Waterloo airshow 2012 with the Olympus EM-5

CT-155 Hawk
Waterloo airshow 2012 with the Olympus EM-5

Jet Aircraft Museum's T-33
Waterloo airshow 2012 with the Olympus EM-5

Waterloo airshow 2012 with the Olympus EM-5

Grounded Snowbird
Waterloo airshow 2012 with the Olympus EM-5

CF-18 at rest
Waterloo airshow 2012 with the Olympus EM-5

The Royal Canadian Air force had 2 CF-18s on site plus the Snowbirds
Waterloo airshow 2012 with the Olympus EM-5

Waterloo airshow 2012 with the Olympus EM-5

The highlight of the show was the Joint Forces Demonstration featuring the Air force and the Army in a combined arms demo.
Waterloo airshow 2012 with the Olympus EM-5

Just like the scene from "Tropic_Thunder" - ok maybe it is a little smaller explosion than the Tropic Thunder scene. I framed it too wide as I wasn't sure where the explosions were going to be or how low the planes was going to be coming in and I didn't want to miss them.
Waterloo airshow 2012 with the Olympus EM-5