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I'm a retired English teacher who has taught in more than 20 countries over the past 47 years. I had to retire in 2001 because of medical problems but I'm now busier than when I worked full time. Last year (2006), I taught quite informally for three months in Vienna(Wien), Austria for basically my daily food expenses just to keep busy.(Approx €9.50 a day — my students [all Japanese opera singers studying at the Arts University] took me to lunch every day) I live in Ottawa, Canada. I started taking photos with an old Brownie 220 box camera in 1955. Last Christmas (2006), I gave myself a present of a Canon Rebel 350 with two lenses. I have started to take a new set of what I hope will become countless photos of Ottawa in April 2007. I am returning to Vienna in August this year and plan to take a lot more photos. All of my photos are public and I welcome any and all comments. As I learn more about the camera I will experiment with post processing techniques and just having fun. In the long run I hope to document the old neighbourhoods of Ottawa which are changing so quickly that my brothers' grandchildren will never get to see in person what I will be able to document.

I have upgraded to a Canon EOS400 and a Canon Power Shot G9. I gave my EOS350 to my nephew.

In February 2009, I have upgraded my Point and Shoot to the Canon Power Shot G10. I continue to carry the G9 in my pocket almost everywhere I go.







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  • Flooring by horton.anita
  • Roofing by horton.anita
  • Interior Decoration by horton.anita
  • Hardwood Floor Installation by horton.anita
  • Doug by Colina_E
 

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Name:
Douglas Sprott
Joined:
November 2006
Hometown:
Ottawa, ON Canada
Currently:
Ottawa, Canada
I am:
Male
Occupation:
retired English (History and Mathematics) teacher