Photo and Film A Day

Two friends, one blog, a year long photography adventure
I have no idea what this week’s theme is, or how to even take a good minimalist photo, but I guess that is the point of the blog. I have done zero research on it, and I am too tired after work to figure it out. All I know is that it has to do with similar simple colour schemes and something that stands out. Here is my brown kitchen mat with a Hersey hug on it. Don’t expect much more creativity out of me for the rest of the week. 
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I have no idea what this week’s theme is, or how to even take a good minimalist photo, but I guess that is the point of the blog. I have done zero research on it, and I am too tired after work to figure it out. All I know is that it has to do with similar simple colour schemes and something that stands out. Here is my brown kitchen mat with a Hersey hug on it. Don’t expect much more creativity out of me for the rest of the week. 

-MB

This week’s theme is minimalist. Here’s a browning banana.
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This week’s theme is minimalist. Here’s a browning banana.

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All week I’ve been looking forward to taking this picture. I started practicing Aikido in October, and while I’m learning and loving it I am no where near the level in this photo. Ivan Sensei is applying a technique to Haakon, but I can’t remember what the technique is called because I was focused on the timing of my photo, haha.
Aikido has a lot to do with timing, redirecting energy, and knowing your space. It’s a more peaceful martial art, no competing, very little attacking. I was first introduced to Aikido in the early 2000s when I helped my Karate Sensei with some self-defense classes.
Small, subtle movements are incredibly effective when timing and technique is applied correctly. We do some weapons training as well; jo and boken. If you’re interested in getting involved we take on new members at any time, we train at the St. John’s Martial Arts Centre on Mews place off Pippy Place. For more info you can message me or check out http://www.mun.ca/aikido/ 
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All week I’ve been looking forward to taking this picture. I started practicing Aikido in October, and while I’m learning and loving it I am no where near the level in this photo. Ivan Sensei is applying a technique to Haakon, but I can’t remember what the technique is called because I was focused on the timing of my photo, haha.

Aikido has a lot to do with timing, redirecting energy, and knowing your space. It’s a more peaceful martial art, no competing, very little attacking. I was first introduced to Aikido in the early 2000s when I helped my Karate Sensei with some self-defense classes.

Small, subtle movements are incredibly effective when timing and technique is applied correctly. We do some weapons training as well; jo and boken. If you’re interested in getting involved we take on new members at any time, we train at the St. John’s Martial Arts Centre on Mews place off Pippy Place. For more info you can message me or check out http://www.mun.ca/aikido/

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A flight (which is the term for a group) of pigeons flying above me, I was hoping not to get shit on. I was successful in such a task. Today was a good day.
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A flight (which is the term for a group) of pigeons flying above me, I was hoping not to get shit on. I was successful in such a task. Today was a good day.

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Melissa’s father is the Captain of the Galatea that’s running across the tickle the Bell Island now. Cars leave great light trails but I figured to capture the movement of the boat I would have to be there with the sun bouncing off the side of it. I was on the breakwater for 45 minutes waiting for the ferry to come back across, froze.
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Melissa’s father is the Captain of the Galatea that’s running across the tickle the Bell Island now. Cars leave great light trails but I figured to capture the movement of the boat I would have to be there with the sun bouncing off the side of it. I was on the breakwater for 45 minutes waiting for the ferry to come back across, froze.

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This might be my favorite picture of the whole week. Went downtown today with Janet to get some fudge and ice cream. What I liked most about this is the motion of the car (which is exactly like our car!) to the right, and the motion of the person to the far left. I wish I lived closer to downtown as I feel I could take a different picture down there every day of the year.
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This might be my favorite picture of the whole week. Went downtown today with Janet to get some fudge and ice cream. What I liked most about this is the motion of the car (which is exactly like our car!) to the right, and the motion of the person to the far left. I wish I lived closer to downtown as I feel I could take a different picture down there every day of the year.

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After a long, hard week, Melissa, Munky, Janet, Laura, Mark, and myself went to Piatto for a dandy feed. Then Matt & I went out shooting pictures and shooting the shit. This was a bus that drove by.
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After a long, hard week, Melissa, Munky, Janet, Laura, Mark, and myself went to Piatto for a dandy feed. Then Matt & I went out shooting pictures and shooting the shit. This was a bus that drove by.

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Stuck in the house for too long is a bad thing. I went out tonight to snap a few photos. I went downtown and saw this barber shop that has the classic red white and blue spinning tube (featured on the left). It was moving, can’t really tell from the picture, but it’ll do. 
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Stuck in the house for too long is a bad thing. I went out tonight to snap a few photos. I went downtown and saw this barber shop that has the classic red white and blue spinning tube (featured on the left). It was moving, can’t really tell from the picture, but it’ll do. 

-MB

Similar to my first picture of the blog. However, you can see the pendulum moving and the hand minute moving as well. Onward and upward.
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Similar to my first picture of the blog. However, you can see the pendulum moving and the hand minute moving as well. Onward and upward.

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After a pretty shitty day I went to Signal Hill to try to get a picture of what it might look like to jump off a cliff, haha. I got some interesting results capturing the motion of a fall. But as I was getting back in the car I saw this plane taking off and wanted a minimalist approach to today’s picture. Planes fascinate me. So many people coming and going, and you never know when they might disappear.
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After a pretty shitty day I went to Signal Hill to try to get a picture of what it might look like to jump off a cliff, haha. I got some interesting results capturing the motion of a fall. But as I was getting back in the car I saw this plane taking off and wanted a minimalist approach to today’s picture. Planes fascinate me. So many people coming and going, and you never know when they might disappear.

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Water moves very much. 

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Water moves very much.

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Feeling like one sack of shit today, don’t expect any fancy pictures over the next few days. Here I am doing a ripple shuffle of cards. I tried to do the bridge but it just had too many moving parts. 
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Feeling like one sack of shit today, don’t expect any fancy pictures over the next few days. Here I am doing a ripple shuffle of cards. I tried to do the bridge but it just had too many moving parts. 

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Andrew and Nicole gave Melissa and I this really cool ornament for Christmas. The rising air from the heat of the candle causes the owl mobile to spin. Pretty rad.
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Andrew and Nicole gave Melissa and I this really cool ornament for Christmas. The rising air from the heat of the candle causes the owl mobile to spin. Pretty rad.

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So this is my wedding ring spinning on the table like you would spin a spin top. I envisioned this picture coming out a lot better than what it did. Again, part of the process I guess. 
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So this is my wedding ring spinning on the table like you would spin a spin top. I envisioned this picture coming out a lot better than what it did. Again, part of the process I guess. 

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The theme this week is motion, and well here’s the motion of the ocean.
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The theme this week is motion, and well here’s the motion of the ocean.

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