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Sep 28, 2011

Vic St Bridge

If it wasn't photographed in excess before the news of its unsound superstructure, it certainly is being shot now with its days numbered.

I plan to grab more from other angles, but the barriers set up to prevent traffic and pedestrians from going near it may be beyond my Photoshop skills to remove.

Those barriers didn't stop one fence-hopping pedestrian I saw using the boardwalk. Wrong lens on or that might've made a more interesting subject than the above photo.

Sep 23, 2011

14 Years Ago

Wow! That was a long time ago with weather just like today.

However, I'm expecting this evening to be much less eventful.

Sep 22, 2011

Erpill the Caterpillar

Last fall I made some portraits for a friend, Nicole, and her mother, Lynne.  Years ago Lynne had written a children's book called "Erpill the Catteripllar" and Nicole illustrated it. The time had come to seek publishing and they made it!

The process isn't complete, yet. But the advertisement has been posted to YouTube and soon it will be available on, Barnes and Noble and other locations. I will update this post once that information is available.

Well done, you two!

Sep 8, 2011

What's Happening

Why the summer was slow for shooting, I do not know. Now that people have returned from holidays and the normal routine has returned I am finding opportunities.

Much photography is needed for our church, Ebenezer Baptist. Congregation photos, event coverage, website photos. The list is actually quite long so I have no excuse to not be shooting. I suppose post processing and office work are reasons. As well, I'm embarking on a fourteen week exercise, nutrition and wellness program aimed at those with mobility impairment. It looks extensive and well put together. I'm happy to have Paul as an accountability partner in this effort.

Labour Day found us at the John Arvat Pond enjoying the weather and watching Paul and his family kayaking with regular taunts asking me if I am going to try it.

Next year, I think.

Hot Racks Bakery has approved of my work so tomorrow I will drop off the gift I have for them and see about a few Hot Knots to photograph and enjoy next. Top notch quality from that business. They will do well and we are behind them!

As well, I've become aware of a small number of people interested in learning how to use their DSLRs. Their initiative and enthusiasm has me excitedly preparing to teach again. The classes will be during the weekdays which is ideal for me and though it is a splendid coincidence that days work so well for the first three students, there is room for more if any readers are interested in the details.

So, please keep your eyes on the 500px page as I'm trying to add at least on new photo each day. There may not be time or content to write a deep blog post, but new photos can be found there regularly.

Sep 1, 2011

A Person Can Dream

I've often thought that having a well heated studio would be great on cold winter days when getting out and working outside is difficult or even unsafe for me.

After shooting that veggie bread the other day I gleaned a vision of a studio, with a barrier free kitchen and dining room including remote controlled ceiling tracks with multiple winches and riggings to secure lights, reflectors, silks or scrims to.

Cooking and shooting that food. And, of course, eating said food. That's my idea of the good life.

And the food in my photos would be entirely edible. No white glue being poured on my cereal or shoe polish painted on a raw turkey. People aren't stupid. A loaded burger is not 5 inches tall. If it were there would be few mouths large enough to eat it. The only trick I would continue to use is a simple steam producing technique, using clean water, that does not affect the food.

Or, perhaps I would miss the walks and shooting what I come upon. Still, at those less convenient or picturesque times of year. But, then I'd miss opportunities like the simple beauty of morning dew after a rain.