Photo and Film A Day

Two friends, one blog, a year long photography adventure
Some people look at clouds and see shapes. I look at bird shit on cars and see shapes. This is a poop phoenix that I found on the hood of my car today.
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Some people look at clouds and see shapes. I look at bird shit on cars and see shapes. This is a poop phoenix that I found on the hood of my car today.

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I had a vision for today’s photo, and that was a photo taken from within a car wash. Lets just say that vision failed. The first picture is probably the best one of the lot. It is sort of abstract looking, but I am overall not pleased with it. However, when we pulled out of the car wash this lovely Subaru was sitting there all pretty like so I jumped out and took a few snaps. 

I like the concept of the Subaru picture, but I think I can improve on it, and that is the point of the week. Hopefully by the end of the week I will have improved on this. The reason I posted two photos is because I want to see where I start with this and how it improves over the week.

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The weather was bunk, was running errands so I built an automobile complete with flames, an awesome suspension, cool headlights, and an oxygen supply that pumps it straight to your brain.
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The weather was bunk, was running errands so I built an automobile complete with flames, an awesome suspension, cool headlights, and an oxygen supply that pumps it straight to your brain.

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Automobile week! One thing I don’t like on cars are decals, however if the decal on your car is a metal Batman symbol, then it is awesome.
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Automobile week! One thing I don’t like on cars are decals, however if the decal on your car is a metal Batman symbol, then it is awesome.

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Here’s Bigg-E wearing my India Beer hat. “Man’s Best Friend” is written on it, suits him well. He’s drooling for the treat I’m holding, haha. Taken with my phone.
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Here’s Bigg-E wearing my India Beer hat. “Man’s Best Friend” is written on it, suits him well. He’s drooling for the treat I’m holding, haha. Taken with my phone.

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A showdown today between our neighbours dog and our other neighbours cat. I missed the picture of them actually chasing one another. I was happy with this one though.
New theme tomorrow.
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A showdown today between our neighbours dog and our other neighbours cat. I missed the picture of them actually chasing one another. I was happy with this one though.

New theme tomorrow.

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Oops! Last night I realized I didn’t post to the blog for the time I was in Cow Head for Meghan’s wedding, Sept 5-6. Here are my posts!

Sept 5 - Just west of Gander, while driving to Cow Head, we spotted something walking up west in the eastbound lane of the TCH. As we got closer we realized it was a bloody wolf, literally bloody. It was either in a fight or struck by a vehicle. It limped off the highway down a dirt road and was gone. 

Sept6 - The day of Meghan’s wedding, Andrew and I woke up super early and went out to Western Brook Pond to take some photos. The weather was with us, then against us, then with us, then blowing 90km/h and pouring, haha. The weather created some dramatic skies in one of the most dramatic areas of the province. It was a beautiful morning.

Sept 7 - Driving home from Cow Head we pulled off to see the tablelands. A moon-like feature near Trout River, the tablelands are the Earth’s crust and was one of the areas used to prove plate tectonics. Melissa took the wheel in GFW so I could grab some z’s in prep for night driving. I woke up just west of Clarenville to a beautiful sunset.

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Melissa and I were scoping out Bowring Park late this afternoon for a shoot I’m doing later on in the week, trying to find unique areas. We were on these steps and Melissa asked for Bigg’s paw when he attacked her with kisses. He’s the best.
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Melissa and I were scoping out Bowring Park late this afternoon for a shoot I’m doing later on in the week, trying to find unique areas. We were on these steps and Melissa asked for Bigg’s paw when he attacked her with kisses. He’s the best.

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Janet makes the best pizzas while I sleep for night shift. 

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Janet makes the best pizzas while I sleep for night shift.

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Melissa and I went out to Witless Bay Line in search of the northern lights tonight, but didn’t see anything except for clear skies and stars. After being out there for a little while I decided to take a picture of myself on the road looking for aurora.

When I got home I learned of the aurora that were dancing over Middle Cove. I kicked myself in the ass for being in the wrong place at the right time. I noticed in the pics of the northern lights the Big Dipper, the same constellation that I was shooting about an hour before and thought it was weird I didn’t see them.

Then I loaded up the photos I took of the Big Dipper into Lightroom and started processing them when I noticed a green glimmer on the horizon. Not really the dancing northern lights, but perhaps a tease of what could’ve been, haha.

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I am sure this symbol has been seen by everyone. It is the International Electrotechnical Commissions universal symbol for standby - turning our electronic devices into a low power state, not completely void of power consumption. However, according to the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers this symbol also can mean power. Pretty much this symbol is on every electronic remote to signify turning a device on/off.  The more you know!
I was watching tv and noticed this green light glowing on one of my electronic devices so I decided that it would be my picture for the day. It turned out exactly as I planned it would. 
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I am sure this symbol has been seen by everyone. It is the International Electrotechnical Commissions universal symbol for standby - turning our electronic devices into a low power state, not completely void of power consumption. However, according to the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers this symbol also can mean power. Pretty much this symbol is on every electronic remote to signify turning a device on/off.  The more you know!

I was watching tv and noticed this green light glowing on one of my electronic devices so I decided that it would be my picture for the day. It turned out exactly as I planned it would. 

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Here are a couple of old cameras I have. Not sure the story of the one on the right; it’s a Voightlander Bessa 66 that shoot 120 medium format film and has been featured here on the blog before. The one on the left belonged to my Nan, it’s a Kodak No. 2 Folding Cartridge Hawk-Eye that I believe she bought in Greenland while stationed there in WWII.
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Here are a couple of old cameras I have. Not sure the story of the one on the right; it’s a Voightlander Bessa 66 that shoot 120 medium format film and has been featured here on the blog before. The one on the left belonged to my Nan, it’s a Kodak No. 2 Folding Cartridge Hawk-Eye that I believe she bought in Greenland while stationed there in WWII.

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I learned my lesson today, when you can only take one photo do not take it of a outdoors cat, one whom won’t stay still, and won’t come near enough for you to read his tag. 
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I learned my lesson today, when you can only take one photo do not take it of a outdoors cat, one whom won’t stay still, and won’t come near enough for you to read his tag. 

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September 11th isn’t a day our generation will forget. When we were in NYC in August we got the opportunity to visit the old World Trade Centre memorial and I have one word for the whole experience - humbling. Surrounding the footprint of the original towers they have the names of the victims and on their birthday they place a white rose within their name. I tried my best to capture a picture of the memorial. 
This isn’t my picture for the day, I will do another post later, but I felt today would be a good day to share this photo.
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September 11th isn’t a day our generation will forget. When we were in NYC in August we got the opportunity to visit the old World Trade Centre memorial and I have one word for the whole experience - humbling. Surrounding the footprint of the original towers they have the names of the victims and on their birthday they place a white rose within their name. I tried my best to capture a picture of the memorial. 

This isn’t my picture for the day, I will do another post later, but I felt today would be a good day to share this photo.

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I had big hopes for today’s picture and they all fell to the wayside to watch television and hang out with friends and buy new video games. I took this picture without thinking and then realized it had to be my picture for the day. Can’t win them all!

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I had big hopes for today’s picture and they all fell to the wayside to watch television and hang out with friends and buy new video games. I took this picture without thinking and then realized it had to be my picture for the day. Can’t win them all!

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