Photo and Film A Day

Two friends, one blog, a year long photography adventure
The theme this week is water so I headed out to Topsail Beach in hopes of a magnificent sunset. We didn’t get the painting we were hoping for, but here’s the sun setting over the western shores of Conception Bay.
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The theme this week is water so I headed out to Topsail Beach in hopes of a magnificent sunset. We didn’t get the painting we were hoping for, but here’s the sun setting over the western shores of Conception Bay.

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Melissa and I spent the whole weekend (kinda) blueberry picking. We got out Saturday on the East Coast Trail picking a few, but today in CBS we hit the mother load. Here’s a crop of the top of the bucket. Big, plump, juicy, deliciousness.
Bigg-E was in his glee. From time to time we’d give him a couple, but when we weren’t giving him any he was trimming the bushes himself. He’s a berry picking machine.
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Melissa and I spent the whole weekend (kinda) blueberry picking. We got out Saturday on the East Coast Trail picking a few, but today in CBS we hit the mother load. Here’s a crop of the top of the bucket. Big, plump, juicy, deliciousness.

Bigg-E was in his glee. From time to time we’d give him a couple, but when we weren’t giving him any he was trimming the bushes himself. He’s a berry picking machine.

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There’s been a lighthouse at Cape Spear since 1836, it was the second in the province and the original light came from a lighthouse in Scotland. The Cantwell family kept the light burning there for 6 generations and only released the lighthouse from their care in 1997. 
Parks Canada finished restoration to the exterior in 1981, and the interior in ‘82. The lighthouse burned oil for years, and they turned the switch of an electric light in 1930.
Melissa worked with Parks Canada for two consecutive summers. I love going there with her, she’s a wealth of knowledge when it comes to this place.
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There’s been a lighthouse at Cape Spear since 1836, it was the second in the province and the original light came from a lighthouse in Scotland. The Cantwell family kept the light burning there for 6 generations and only released the lighthouse from their care in 1997. 

Parks Canada finished restoration to the exterior in 1981, and the interior in ‘82. The lighthouse burned oil for years, and they turned the switch of an electric light in 1930.

Melissa worked with Parks Canada for two consecutive summers. I love going there with her, she’s a wealth of knowledge when it comes to this place.

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There are a few unique buildings in town, but perhaps the most unique (and some would say obnoxious) of those is The Rooms. I think for many old townies who take exception to the building the biggest issue they have is the enormous stature almost dwarfs the basilica. I think the building is great, and having the provincial museum, art gallery, and archives all under one roof is pretty cool. The exhibits are generally amazing.

The building is meant to resemble the old fishing rooms, and the designers did a great job. It’s impossible to imagine the area without the building.

And while I haven’t been there for a while, the cafe on the 4th floor is deadly, with the best view of the city.

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The crowd from work all went to Pi for Robert’s birthday supper. The grub and the gab was great. Pi, like most places in St. John’s is on a hill, this is what it would look like if it weren’t (but it was still built as though is was on a hill).
I have a series of photos like this from around the city sitting on my hard drive . The idea came from a San Francisco-based photographer. I should finish the series and do something with them.
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The crowd from work all went to Pi for Robert’s birthday supper. The grub and the gab was great. Pi, like most places in St. John’s is on a hill, this is what it would look like if it weren’t (but it was still built as though is was on a hill).

I have a series of photos like this from around the city sitting on my hard drive . The idea came from a San Francisco-based photographer. I should finish the series and do something with them.

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I am in NYC for the week. Good week for architecture! I don’t have a computer to edit my photos however I went to a Lego art exhibit last night and it was incredible. Here is a picture from my phone last night, truly amazing. 

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I am in NYC for the week. Good week for architecture! I don’t have a computer to edit my photos however I went to a Lego art exhibit last night and it was incredible. Here is a picture from my phone last night, truly amazing.

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This is a south-facing slope on the University Centre at MUN, near the Breezeway patio. Just a little squish.
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This is a south-facing slope on the University Centre at MUN, near the Breezeway patio. Just a little squish.

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I took a few photos of various building dt just as the soon was making it’s way down this evening. I don’t think I liked this photo the most but it was definitely the most different. This is looking up in the alley between Bar None (top of the image) and I’m not sure what that other place is. 
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I took a few photos of various building dt just as the soon was making it’s way down this evening. I don’t think I liked this photo the most but it was definitely the most different. This is looking up in the alley between Bar None (top of the image) and I’m not sure what that other place is. 

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I’m starting to feel a little better today. Melissa and I were out running errands and I needed a photo for today so we swung by the Newfoundland Chocolate Company. I haven’t had anything from there in a while, I’m trying to be good, but daaaamn this place is so good.
A photo from the outside doesn’t do the inside justice and in hindsight I should have went in. But here is their building on Duckworth, dripping with chocolate. 
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I’m starting to feel a little better today. Melissa and I were out running errands and I needed a photo for today so we swung by the Newfoundland Chocolate Company. I haven’t had anything from there in a while, I’m trying to be good, but daaaamn this place is so good.

A photo from the outside doesn’t do the inside justice and in hindsight I should have went in. But here is their building on Duckworth, dripping with chocolate. 

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Architecture week! Another excuse to shoot old fancy buildings or structures in beautiful St. John’s, or wherever we might be this wonderful week. I am officially on a little vacay now, so I might not be posting every day, but be sure I will be posting when I can, and I will take a picture every day regardless.
This is inside the Basilica, one of the greatest architecture feats in the city. Not a religious person whatsoever, but the building is incredible. This picture does not give it justice.
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Architecture week! Another excuse to shoot old fancy buildings or structures in beautiful St. John’s, or wherever we might be this wonderful week. I am officially on a little vacay now, so I might not be posting every day, but be sure I will be posting when I can, and I will take a picture every day regardless.

This is inside the Basilica, one of the greatest architecture feats in the city. Not a religious person whatsoever, but the building is incredible. This picture does not give it justice.

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I was really sick again today. Here’s a pic of a fudgesicle I took with my phone. One of the only things I ate today, it was meant to bring my temp down. 

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I was really sick again today. Here’s a pic of a fudgesicle I took with my phone. One of the only things I ate today, it was meant to bring my temp down.

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What an interesting week! I worked 6 out of the last 8 days, so drinking beer was not in my agenda at all so this week was very challenging. I would have loved to do a beer tour, or go to a pub, or anything like that. Sadly, I did not get to do those things. However, I finished work for a little break tonight, so I decided to drink one of my beers from last night, a little hoppy, but still delicious.

What an interesting week! I worked 6 out of the last 8 days, so drinking beer was not in my agenda at all so this week was very challenging. I would have loved to do a beer tour, or go to a pub, or anything like that. Sadly, I did not get to do those things. However, I finished work for a little break tonight, so I decided to drink one of my beers from last night, a little hoppy, but still delicious.

This is how I spent my day. Under three blankies, half sleeping, and totally pathetic. Melissa took great care of me, but she worried me when she said, “Imagine if this was the 1830s and there was nothing I could do to break your fever and you died?”

I’m feeling a little better now. 

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This is how I spent my day. Under three blankies, half sleeping, and totally pathetic. Melissa took great care of me, but she worried me when she said, “Imagine if this was the 1830s and there was nothing I could do to break your fever and you died?”

I’m feeling a little better now.

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I love clever names. This new-to-me brewing company “Double Trouble” Brewing company had some very clever names for their selection of brews. I bought these beers solely on their name, I hope they are delicious. 
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I love clever names. This new-to-me brewing company “Double Trouble” Brewing company had some very clever names for their selection of brews. I bought these beers solely on their name, I hope they are delicious. 

-MB