I was downtown just before supper, running errands, and doing my best not to buy everything at NL Chocolate Company, when I saw Luke Brophy skating at the War Memorial. Dude was ripping pretty hard, and this was a good chance to get a shot for today. Luke is a townie who’s been skating as long as he can remember.
I didn’t have my ultra-wide so I figured I try to stick with the theme this week. Ideally I would have got close and low, but with a 50mm lens, this was the closest I would have gotten.
I wasn’t feeling the best today and spent most of the day under blankets. But when Melissa got back from doing some group work she suggested I jump in the car and go for a ride. A huge crescent moon was setting over Kenmount Road, but by the time we got where we needed to be it was only peeking over the hill. I turned around and there were thousands of stars twinkling in the sky. I took a few shots, playing with exposure and am happy enough with this.
Ever hear of jowling? No? Well let me explain. Jowling is the activity of shaking ones head back and forth very violently (imagine shaking your head to express no, but as fast as humanly possible) and snapping an action picture mid-shake. The expression is suppose to show the jowls (lower part of one’s cheek) in all their fast-pace-action-glory. But Matt wouldn’t this swoosh your brain around in your head and make you feel concussed? Yes, a million times yes. This isn’t something you can do a million times to get the perfect shot. I took two photos and felt like I was hit by a bus afterwards.
For the blog!
New theme tomorrow. My choice. dun dun dunnnn
Kat and Dillon came over tonight after a deadly feed of sushi and brought Game of Thrones. We’re watching episode 5 now of the first season. Pictured here are Bigg-E and Ace catching treats I tossed for them. I took a few shots trying to capture the action of two dogs jumping for treats at the same time, but quickly lost patience, haha.
I wasn’t able to post this picture last night due to the power being out. Matt and Mitch are home for a wedding and we all went out for supper on Thursday night to the Duke of Duckworth. Here are Mitch, Melanie, Matt, and Melissa carrying on out in the alley after the best fish and chips in the world.
Things I learned attempting this photo. Using a flash and trying multiplicity does not work. I wanted to have a duel with myself, however trying to jump and time it with the timer on the camera got very tiring quickly. I opted for a standard ready to kick ass pose for the second one. Next time I try this it’ll be better.
I awoke this morning and recapped a weird dream I had last night where I was consoling Mumbies. He was sad and suffering, someone had hurt him and I was helping him out. About 10 minutes after waking up I learned he broke his leg last night.
He didn’t just break his leg, he fucking destroyed it. Pics of it are pretty nasty, his foot basically separated from his ankle and he broke it below his knee when he slipped on a wet patch playing basketball. He had surgery today and they have it realigned. He now gets to look forward to 6 weeks on crutches and then some physio. But Andrew isn’t anything if he isn’t resilient, he’ll bounce back from this.
We spoke after his surgery and he said if he had a juice box he’d throw it at me. I broke my leg when I was struck by a car at the age of 12, I was racked up pretty bad. A few days after I awoke from a coma my brothers and sister got to see me for the first time in about a week. As soon as I saw Andrew I threw a juice box at him. I was still out of it, and all we could figure after was my initial reaction stemmed from how I would throw Nintendo controllers at him when he would beat me. I wish I were in Calgary so he get me back.
Here’s Bigg-E wishing Andrew a speedy recovery.
Take care, buddy!
I thought I was turning a corner with this cold, but dear old asthma decided to pay a visit today and kick my ass. Hopefully with some puffers I can nip this in the butt and get back to a regular routine. I took pictures of the action of dice rolling. Very difficult without an external flash, but I made due with what I had.