Photo and Film A Day

Two friends, one blog, a year long photography adventure
Trying to keep with the theme of breaking the rule of thirds I’ve been trying to wrap my head around what would work and remembered shooting water droplets a few years ago and figured I give it a try again. Took a load of shots and there was another pic I liked better but it was a little too far out of the focal plane and didn’t work because it was too soft. Shit. I’ll probably try this again later on this year.
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Trying to keep with the theme of breaking the rule of thirds I’ve been trying to wrap my head around what would work and remembered shooting water droplets a few years ago and figured I give it a try again. Took a load of shots and there was another pic I liked better but it was a little too far out of the focal plane and didn’t work because it was too soft. Shit. I’ll probably try this again later on this year.

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Meet Gandalf, our rabbit, we hung out with him most of the afternoon, all he did was hide, sound about right.
-MB

Meet Gandalf, our rabbit, we hung out with him most of the afternoon, all he did was hide, sound about right.

-MB

Mild spoilers below.
Risk Legacy is one hell of a good game. If you like Risk, find a copy of this and 4 friends that can commit to playing the game through to the end. Shit, you don’t even have to know them that well, I only met Mark and Laura once before playing this game, now they’re among my best friends.
There are 15 times you can play this game; we started last May and finished tonight. Going into tonight there was a 4-way time for 1st with Matt, Laura, Mark, and Jeff with 3 games a piece, and I had 2 wins under my belt. If I won there would have been a 5-way tie for first forcing another game to determine who would name the world. I was the red cannon dudes, the faction known as Die Mechaniker, and with 3 death-balls I was in a great position to strike and win. However, Matt (orange, moved north through Europe, and Jeff made some moves but I was able to stop him, and then Laura waltzed across the Bering Strait, virtually unchallenged, and took Greenland for the win. 
Having won the most of the 15 games she had the honour of naming the world. She named chose “Friendship town.”
To put that in perspective I left some of the least offensive names for you to see, Frost Expands (Frost is Jeff & Deanne’s fluffy cat), Bonerton, and Moscock. If you win a game you can name a city or a country and you can imagine what the rest of the names were like if these were the least offensive, haha. Christ, one of the continents was named simply with a drawing of a penis.
This game easily had the craziest moments in our gaming experience, both surprises from the game and in how we played. I HIGHLY recommend this game, but what made it so awesome was having the same 5 friends play every game together.
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Mild spoilers below.

Risk Legacy is one hell of a good game. If you like Risk, find a copy of this and 4 friends that can commit to playing the game through to the end. Shit, you don’t even have to know them that well, I only met Mark and Laura once before playing this game, now they’re among my best friends.

There are 15 times you can play this game; we started last May and finished tonight. Going into tonight there was a 4-way time for 1st with Matt, Laura, Mark, and Jeff with 3 games a piece, and I had 2 wins under my belt. If I won there would have been a 5-way tie for first forcing another game to determine who would name the world. I was the red cannon dudes, the faction known as Die Mechaniker, and with 3 death-balls I was in a great position to strike and win. However, Matt (orange, moved north through Europe, and Jeff made some moves but I was able to stop him, and then Laura waltzed across the Bering Strait, virtually unchallenged, and took Greenland for the win.

Having won the most of the 15 games she had the honour of naming the world. She named chose “Friendship town.”

To put that in perspective I left some of the least offensive names for you to see, Frost Expands (Frost is Jeff & Deanne’s fluffy cat), Bonerton, and Moscock. If you win a game you can name a city or a country and you can imagine what the rest of the names were like if these were the least offensive, haha. Christ, one of the continents was named simply with a drawing of a penis.

This game easily had the craziest moments in our gaming experience, both surprises from the game and in how we played. I HIGHLY recommend this game, but what made it so awesome was having the same 5 friends play every game together.

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Tonight was a sentimental night in my mind. Back on May 6th 2013  five of us started playing this “campaign board game” called Risk Legacy. Anyone who knows the board game Risk would understand the game immediately. Basic rules are the same, however the great thing about the game is it evolves as the game progresses. Missions change, the board changes, factions have forever changing abilities. With each passing game secret packages in the box get opened when certain tasks are completed changing the landscape of the game dramatically. In terms of a board game, it was really the first of its kind, but I can guarantee it won’t be the last. 
The game is designed to be played 15 times, with all the same people, and the person who won the most games would be the world leader and get to name the world. Going into the final game, 4 of us were tied with 3 wins, and Dan had 2, meaning everyone was very on edge, trying to win the game so they could claim overall glory. Laura won, by lying low, letting others kill each-other, and she swooped in for an easy victory, which is a very solid strategy. She aptly named the world “Friendship Town” merely for the fact that friendships between all of us evolved greatly since May, or at least I will assume that’s why she named it. 
This game was truly incredible, it had so many “Ohhhhhh my god” moments! Moments where you didn’t know what was going to happen next, moments where you plotted with other people to conspire against the strongest army, only to back-stab your alliance to further yourself in the game. I wish I could describe to you the feeling I would get when winning this game, it was truly incredible. This is also the game where I got the most frustrated and angry towards other players, which was usually Jeff, merely because we would constantly be at each other. If only we could have worked together Jeff!!
Okay, enough of a rant, I loved this game, so much.
-MB

Tonight was a sentimental night in my mind. Back on May 6th 2013  five of us started playing this “campaign board game” called Risk Legacy. Anyone who knows the board game Risk would understand the game immediately. Basic rules are the same, however the great thing about the game is it evolves as the game progresses. Missions change, the board changes, factions have forever changing abilities. With each passing game secret packages in the box get opened when certain tasks are completed changing the landscape of the game dramatically. In terms of a board game, it was really the first of its kind, but I can guarantee it won’t be the last. 

The game is designed to be played 15 times, with all the same people, and the person who won the most games would be the world leader and get to name the world. Going into the final game, 4 of us were tied with 3 wins, and Dan had 2, meaning everyone was very on edge, trying to win the game so they could claim overall glory. Laura won, by lying low, letting others kill each-other, and she swooped in for an easy victory, which is a very solid strategy. She aptly named the world “Friendship Town” merely for the fact that friendships between all of us evolved greatly since May, or at least I will assume that’s why she named it. 

This game was truly incredible, it had so many “Ohhhhhh my god” moments! Moments where you didn’t know what was going to happen next, moments where you plotted with other people to conspire against the strongest army, only to back-stab your alliance to further yourself in the game. I wish I could describe to you the feeling I would get when winning this game, it was truly incredible. This is also the game where I got the most frustrated and angry towards other players, which was usually Jeff, merely because we would constantly be at each other. If only we could have worked together Jeff!!

Okay, enough of a rant, I loved this game, so much.

-MB

Three days in a row I’ve been downtown and it has yet to be a disappointment. I could stay there all day just taking pictures of the boats coming in and out of the harbour. 
-MB

Three days in a row I’ve been downtown and it has yet to be a disappointment. I could stay there all day just taking pictures of the boats coming in and out of the harbour. 

-MB

There was a fire alarm at work today. While I was outside I took this picture on a whim and am happy with it, and it fits the theme.
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There was a fire alarm at work today. While I was outside I took this picture on a whim and am happy with it, and it fits the theme.

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Not pleased at all with this shot, but posted it to spite Matt. While not what I wanted It’s on the way to being interesting.
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Not pleased at all with this shot, but posted it to spite Matt. While not what I wanted It’s on the way to being interesting.

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Theme for this week is “breaking the rule of thirds”. So everything we strived for last week is out the window. Tonight Smitty and I decided to go back to Gibbet Hill (place where I took my picture from last night) hoping to get the sunset, but it was too cloudy to get anything really decent. I decided to point my camera at Cabot Tower and do a two picture pano, really bumping up the saturation to try and capture whatever colour there was in the sky. Overall not pleased, but not disappointed with this photo.
On a separate note Dan and I came up with a fun little idea to incorporate into the blog, Hopefully the idea comes to fruition.
-MB

Theme for this week is “breaking the rule of thirds”. So everything we strived for last week is out the window. Tonight Smitty and I decided to go back to Gibbet Hill (place where I took my picture from last night) hoping to get the sunset, but it was too cloudy to get anything really decent. I decided to point my camera at Cabot Tower and do a two picture pano, really bumping up the saturation to try and capture whatever colour there was in the sky. Overall not pleased, but not disappointed with this photo.

On a separate note Dan and I came up with a fun little idea to incorporate into the blog, Hopefully the idea comes to fruition.

-MB

So I decided to go to Signal Hill today and take a picture while the sun set. I froze my ass off, but was happy with 2 photos. This one the most. New theme next week, it is going to be “Breaking the rule of 3rds”, meaning everything we tried to focus on this week gets thrown out the window. It’ll be interesting.
-MB

So I decided to go to Signal Hill today and take a picture while the sun set. I froze my ass off, but was happy with 2 photos. This one the most. New theme next week, it is going to be “Breaking the rule of 3rds”, meaning everything we tried to focus on this week gets thrown out the window. It’ll be interesting.

-MB

Everyone got together this morning for brunch at Matt & Janet’s. There was a tonne of food, but people ate in moderation hoping to be able to tackle food throughout the rest of the day.
And of course the boys sat at one table, and the girls the other.
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Everyone got together this morning for brunch at Matt & Janet’s. There was a tonne of food, but people ate in moderation hoping to be able to tackle food throughout the rest of the day.

And of course the boys sat at one table, and the girls the other.

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Sally & Bigg-E had fun catching treats in unison. The treats are suspended in mid-air here, about to get gobbled up. Needless to say they didn’t mind multiple takes to get the right shot. The hardest part of shooting this tonight was getting Melissa & her Mom to toss the treats at the same time, and not across the room.
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Sally & Bigg-E had fun catching treats in unison. The treats are suspended in mid-air here, about to get gobbled up. Needless to say they didn’t mind multiple takes to get the right shot. The hardest part of shooting this tonight was getting Melissa & her Mom to toss the treats at the same time, and not across the room.

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Saturday night, having some beers. 
-MB

Saturday night, having some beers. 

-MB

Good Friday means a great rally in defence of a woman’s right to choose. Roughly 70 activists came out to voice their support for access to safe abortions. It was a beauty day, the energy was great, and several amazing folks were on the megaphone. My favourite chant was “Pro-life your name’s a lie, you don’t care if women die.” That hits to the point that access to safe abortions is about the health of the woman, despite some loud people who believe women are simply vessels to carry babies, nothing more than a womb.
While the debate has been over since1988, the need to defend access is as important as ever. What, with a Premier on the way who is a vocal anti-choicer, and with the only abortion clinic in New Brunswick just closing, make no mistake; women’s rights are under attack and we need to unite and fight back.
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Good Friday means a great rally in defence of a woman’s right to choose. Roughly 70 activists came out to voice their support for access to safe abortions. It was a beauty day, the energy was great, and several amazing folks were on the megaphone. My favourite chant was “Pro-life your name’s a lie, you don’t care if women die.” That hits to the point that access to safe abortions is about the health of the woman, despite some loud people who believe women are simply vessels to carry babies, nothing more than a womb.

While the debate has been over since1988, the need to defend access is as important as ever. What, with a Premier on the way who is a vocal anti-choicer, and with the only abortion clinic in New Brunswick just closing, make no mistake; women’s rights are under attack and we need to unite and fight back.

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Good Friday means fish and chips. We decided to go to The Duke for our feed this year and as always it did not disappoint. We waited 45 minutes, then ate off the pool table, but it was worth every minute waiting. Got a feeling a lot of good times with food will be involved over the next few days.
-MB

Good Friday means fish and chips. We decided to go to The Duke for our feed this year and as always it did not disappoint. We waited 45 minutes, then ate off the pool table, but it was worth every minute waiting. Got a feeling a lot of good times with food will be involved over the next few days.

-MB

Melissa and BG went ahead of me today walking back to the car after the dog park. I wanted to get a photo of them walking with the trees framing them. I took a few of them walking, but then Bigg-E stopped and turned around as if to say, “Dude, you coming?” 
Yesterday Melissa was trying to get Bigg-E to look at me, I wonder if he was doing the same to her today?
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Melissa and BG went ahead of me today walking back to the car after the dog park. I wanted to get a photo of them walking with the trees framing them. I took a few of them walking, but then Bigg-E stopped and turned around as if to say, “Dude, you coming?” 

Yesterday Melissa was trying to get Bigg-E to look at me, I wonder if he was doing the same to her today?

*DS