Photo and Film A Day

Two friends, one blog, a year long photography adventure
Nothing special here. Just delicious cupcakes that Melissa made. I had a splitting headache all day so I missed the wind and sun. 
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Nothing special here. Just delicious cupcakes that Melissa made. I had a splitting headache all day so I missed the wind and sun. 

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Melissa and I found ourselves on a road trip around Conception Bay North today that ended when we couldn’t go any further at Grates Cove. Today we had whales putting on shows for us, breaching and slapping the water from a distance. We got up-close with several icebergs, had a sunny day on a beach with black, fine sand, were in beautiful little towns with great character and I shot over 700 photos (why?).
Grates Cove, however, blew my mind. I’ve always longed to visit Scotland and Ireland to shoot the old stonewalls under a variety of conditions. Little did I know that Grates Cove has a National Historic Site recognizing the preserved stonewalls in the community that partition subsistence farms, cemeteries, social spaces, and more. I’m definitely going to plan a trip up there again this summer specifically to shoot the stonewalls.
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Melissa and I found ourselves on a road trip around Conception Bay North today that ended when we couldn’t go any further at Grates Cove. Today we had whales putting on shows for us, breaching and slapping the water from a distance. We got up-close with several icebergs, had a sunny day on a beach with black, fine sand, were in beautiful little towns with great character and I shot over 700 photos (why?).

Grates Cove, however, blew my mind. I’ve always longed to visit Scotland and Ireland to shoot the old stonewalls under a variety of conditions. Little did I know that Grates Cove has a National Historic Site recognizing the preserved stonewalls in the community that partition subsistence farms, cemeteries, social spaces, and more. I’m definitely going to plan a trip up there again this summer specifically to shoot the stonewalls.

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Galileo  came for a visit tonight, it was good times! Also, I bought another lens…. I have a problem.
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Galileo  came for a visit tonight, it was good times! Also, I bought another lens…. I have a problem.

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Space. The final frontier.
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Space. The final frontier.

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Went out to St. Philips today to take pictures of the sunset and nothing really panned out. Instead I ended up at Thomas Amusements and got drawn to the Ferris Wheel. It was a ride actually created by a dude named Ferris. Anyways, semi-long exposure to catch the light. Soooo it is a non-theme. 
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Went out to St. Philips today to take pictures of the sunset and nothing really panned out. Instead I ended up at Thomas Amusements and got drawn to the Ferris Wheel. It was a ride actually created by a dude named Ferris. Anyways, semi-long exposure to catch the light. Soooo it is a non-theme. 

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Here we are in Bannerman Park after work, deadly old day. Katrina, Melissa, Bigg-E, and myself were joined by Dillon, Kat’s parter, and just hung out in the heat for an hour or so talking about music.
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Here we are in Bannerman Park after work, deadly old day. Katrina, Melissa, Bigg-E, and myself were joined by Dillon, Kat’s parter, and just hung out in the heat for an hour or so talking about music.

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Bought a new wide angle lens today. It was an impulse buy, but it seems okay so far. Here is the house and car. Summer is finally upon us I think, and it is glorious. 
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Bought a new wide angle lens today. It was an impulse buy, but it seems okay so far. Here is the house and car. Summer is finally upon us I think, and it is glorious. 

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Call me J.J. Abrams! Lens flare for the win! In all honestly I was trying to block out the sun with the sign, while still getting the Central Fire Station text under the telephone line. I failed at both. But I still like the picture! Had a lovely photo walk with Dan and Melissa. I have never spoken to so many strangers in all my life, but it was great. Also, Beavertails, get one. 
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Call me J.J. Abrams! Lens flare for the win! In all honestly I was trying to block out the sun with the sign, while still getting the Central Fire Station text under the telephone line. I failed at both. But I still like the picture! Had a lovely photo walk with Dan and Melissa. I have never spoken to so many strangers in all my life, but it was great. Also, Beavertails, get one. 

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Matt, Melissa, and I went for a stroll tonight. We grabbed some za at Venice, meandered downtown stopping to chat with all kinds of people; strangers, tourists, old friends, and people needing help getting into buildings. Matt was taking pics of the courthouse here. Later on she would call and ask be picked at this exact spot.
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Matt, Melissa, and I went for a stroll tonight. We grabbed some za at Venice, meandered downtown stopping to chat with all kinds of people; strangers, tourists, old friends, and people needing help getting into buildings. Matt was taking pics of the courthouse here. Later on she would call and ask be picked at this exact spot.

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Matt, Mitch, Melanie, and myself went down to the lake to take in the fireworks. What a deadly job they did. Above is one of the last of the night.
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Matt, Mitch, Melanie, and myself went down to the lake to take in the fireworks. What a deadly job they did. Above is one of the last of the night.

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Happy Canada Day peeps! Janet is all dressed up in her Canada Day best, going to spend some time with neighbours who we only usually see once a year. It was a fun time.
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Happy Canada Day peeps! Janet is all dressed up in her Canada Day best, going to spend some time with neighbours who we only usually see once a year. It was a fun time.

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I wore this hat fishing all weekend. The rusty hole in it was where the orange bug that I used to catch my very first salmon when I was a kid was placed, as a good luck charm (that didn’t work). I flew home with PAL through Deer Lake, and the fly that went through checked luggage in my bag had been removed. I isn’t tangled up in clothes, and this was an old hook that I think still had a barb in it, meaning someone would’ve had to take it out. Who wants a rusty old hook? And if it was a security threat, in checked luggage mind you, why wouldn’t they have confiscated the KNIFE that was in the same bag? I’m going to dig a little deeper in the bag tomorrow and hopefully it turns up.
Mirror selfie at 1/30 sec. The theme is 1/30 sec shutter speed. Let me take a selfie.
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I wore this hat fishing all weekend. The rusty hole in it was where the orange bug that I used to catch my very first salmon when I was a kid was placed, as a good luck charm (that didn’t work). I flew home with PAL through Deer Lake, and the fly that went through checked luggage in my bag had been removed. I isn’t tangled up in clothes, and this was an old hook that I think still had a barb in it, meaning someone would’ve had to take it out. Who wants a rusty old hook? And if it was a security threat, in checked luggage mind you, why wouldn’t they have confiscated the KNIFE that was in the same bag? I’m going to dig a little deeper in the bag tomorrow and hopefully it turns up.

Mirror selfie at 1/30 sec. The theme is 1/30 sec shutter speed. Let me take a selfie.

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So the theme last week was nature, and in all of nature one of the most impressive and distinguished migrations is that of salmon. These atlantic salmon are on their way upstream to where they were born, to spawn and nothing is going to stop them (except a few anglers, myself excluded, haha). We visited Big Falls, not to fish, but to watch dozens of salmon try to leap up and over the falls. Some of these fish had to be jumping 8-10 feet in the air. Some had scars from smashing off of rocks, others cleared the height with seemingly little ease. (Think of David Attenborough reading out this close) )At times, several fish simultaneously thrust out of the river, driven by the urge to spawn; an incredible sight indeed (there, wasn’t that last line better).
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So the theme last week was nature, and in all of nature one of the most impressive and distinguished migrations is that of salmon. These atlantic salmon are on their way upstream to where they were born, to spawn and nothing is going to stop them (except a few anglers, myself excluded, haha). We visited Big Falls, not to fish, but to watch dozens of salmon try to leap up and over the falls. Some of these fish had to be jumping 8-10 feet in the air. Some had scars from smashing off of rocks, others cleared the height with seemingly little ease. (Think of David Attenborough reading out this close) )At times, several fish simultaneously thrust out of the river, driven by the urge to spawn; an incredible sight indeed (there, wasn’t that last line better).

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I’m trying to catch up on a few days of missed posts. I was salmon fishing on the West Coast with Dad and a few of his buddies (also my buddies). I was having a hard time picking one photo, so here are a few. 

The first are star trails over a bridge at the river we were fishing. I lucked out and someone drove down the one-lane bridge during this 6 minute exposure.

The second is Dad casting his line. We fished this hole for two and a half days, striking a few, rising a few, and Dad landed one, and lost another. You can see his fly on the line.

The third is Derrick’s trailer where we stayed, ate, and drank at. It was an incredibly clear night, and with four dudes who were on the river all day, a very smelly trailer…

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Dark is the night. This is Batman, our neighbour painted this kickass statue. I wish I had my tripod to capture this thing in all its glory. I promise to try and get a better picture for the blog. 
Also, new theme. Is it a camera setting. The shutter speed is set to 1/30. It’ll be a broad week, but these are fun weeks for Dan and I I think. Well they are for me, I won’t speak for Dan.
A fun fact, this is also the halfway point of the year! Woo!
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Dark is the night. This is Batman, our neighbour painted this kickass statue. I wish I had my tripod to capture this thing in all its glory. I promise to try and get a better picture for the blog. 

Also, new theme. Is it a camera setting. The shutter speed is set to 1/30. It’ll be a broad week, but these are fun weeks for Dan and I I think. Well they are for me, I won’t speak for Dan.

A fun fact, this is also the halfway point of the year! Woo!

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