Photo and Film A Day

Two friends, one blog, a year long photography adventure
I wanted to try and capture the unique fog/sun we were having today. Instead I took a picture of the North Head Trail from the other side of the harbour. You can see the fog on the top of the picture, but it was clear on the bottom. 
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I wanted to try and capture the unique fog/sun we were having today. Instead I took a picture of the North Head Trail from the other side of the harbour. You can see the fog on the top of the picture, but it was clear on the bottom. 

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Flowers are in full bloom and it is some nice! The weather in town was some odd today, bright blue sky and a blanket of fog. I tried to get a few pictures capturing it all but they didn’t pan out. I was really happy with how this turned out though.
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Flowers are in full bloom and it is some nice! The weather in town was some odd today, bright blue sky and a blanket of fog. I tried to get a few pictures capturing it all but they didn’t pan out. I was really happy with how this turned out though.

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On a rainy day in St. John’s there is only one logical thing to take a picture of, the rain on your grass. Gross ol’ day outside but it won’t deter me from getting a picture! Unless it is pouring, then tomorrow is a picture of a tree from inside my house. You are warned.
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On a rainy day in St. John’s there is only one logical thing to take a picture of, the rain on your grass. Gross ol’ day outside but it won’t deter me from getting a picture! Unless it is pouring, then tomorrow is a picture of a tree from inside my house. You are warned.

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Beavers are incredible creatures. After us, they’ve transformed the face of the earth more than any other animal. Either this beaver is trying to sell their lodge, or this is another example of how we have impacted the world around us.
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Beavers are incredible creatures. After us, they’ve transformed the face of the earth more than any other animal. Either this beaver is trying to sell their lodge, or this is another example of how we have impacted the world around us.

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Orange for the win. I declare my victory in the name of Melissa Penney (who lost).

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Orange for the win. I declare my victory in the name of Melissa Penney (who lost).

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Driving around after work found a rabbit who was blinded by my headlights, I tried my best to capture him before he scooted off. Not bad I suppose. 
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Driving around after work found a rabbit who was blinded by my headlights, I tried my best to capture him before he scooted off. Not bad I suppose. 

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I tried something new today at lunch. They call it walking. It intrigued me as I went around Long Pond. This tree was pretty interesting and it was blowing a gail making the flower things around it all wispy and shit.
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I tried something new today at lunch. They call it walking. It intrigued me as I went around Long Pond. This tree was pretty interesting and it was blowing a gail making the flower things around it all wispy and shit.

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All trains lead to Denver. This line got stuck in my head tonight thinking about this game. I have no idea why, Denver isn’t a critical piece of route in the game. Nevertheless, this is where the picture idea came from today. Not happy with the execution, a little soft, but that’s all part of it.
All trains lead to Denver, don’t forget.
Also, this game is called Ticket to Ride, and I love it.
Also, this has nothing to do with the theme, nature. Can we have another boardgame week?
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All trains lead to Denver. This line got stuck in my head tonight thinking about this game. I have no idea why, Denver isn’t a critical piece of route in the game. Nevertheless, this is where the picture idea came from today. Not happy with the execution, a little soft, but that’s all part of it.

All trains lead to Denver, don’t forget.

Also, this game is called Ticket to Ride, and I love it.

Also, this has nothing to do with the theme, nature. Can we have another boardgame week?

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What is nature? That was the question posed in an environmental ethics course I did during my undergrad. The theme this week is nature. Does this picture count even though a human-made construct is in the shot? Of course the plant is natural, but is it less natural in a park? On a path? Photo contests often disallow photos of animals in zoos, because they are less natural than free-range animals? An interesting dilemma. I think photo above depicts nature.
On a less philosophical note, a large moth or butterfly landed on a tree just off the path around Quidi Vidi. I climbed down to shoot it and it fluttered around my head for a few seconds and landed on my arm. I had never seen a moth like it before, like something out of the Newfoundland Insectarium. When the bugger landed on my arm I had my telephoto lens on my camera which has a minimum focusing distance of about 5 feet. Wish I had swapped my macro on before I went off the trail, oh well.
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What is nature? That was the question posed in an environmental ethics course I did during my undergrad. The theme this week is nature. Does this picture count even though a human-made construct is in the shot? Of course the plant is natural, but is it less natural in a park? On a path? Photo contests often disallow photos of animals in zoos, because they are less natural than free-range animals? An interesting dilemma. I think photo above depicts nature.

On a less philosophical note, a large moth or butterfly landed on a tree just off the path around Quidi Vidi. I climbed down to shoot it and it fluttered around my head for a few seconds and landed on my arm. I had never seen a moth like it before, like something out of the Newfoundland Insectarium. When the bugger landed on my arm I had my telephoto lens on my camera which has a minimum focusing distance of about 5 feet. Wish I had swapped my macro on before I went off the trail, oh well.

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I went to Middle Cove today to try and capture the caplin rolling in. Much like Dan yesterday I missed the opportunity. I changed my focus on trying to capture a neat wave on the cliff side. Really happy with how this turned out. 
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I went to Middle Cove today to try and capture the caplin rolling in. Much like Dan yesterday I missed the opportunity. I changed my focus on trying to capture a neat wave on the cliff side. Really happy with how this turned out. 

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The capelin are rolling in Middle Cove and everyone on the Avalon Peninsula were there tonight. Traffic was as maggoty as the fish in the water. Unfortunately they weren’t on the beach like I had hoped, so this is the best I could do, a little trooper that hopped out of a bucket. 
At one point as we were leaving we noticed Bigg-E had something in his mouth. Melissa wrangled out a capelin that BG was about to swallow whole, haha.
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The capelin are rolling in Middle Cove and everyone on the Avalon Peninsula were there tonight. Traffic was as maggoty as the fish in the water. Unfortunately they weren’t on the beach like I had hoped, so this is the best I could do, a little trooper that hopped out of a bucket. 

At one point as we were leaving we noticed Bigg-E had something in his mouth. Melissa wrangled out a capelin that BG was about to swallow whole, haha.

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New theme, Nature week! I went up to Signal Hill to check out the icebergs (surprise surprise), but found this cool little dude just chilling out on one of the trails. Going for something different with this one, I really like the depth of field. 
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New theme, Nature week! I went up to Signal Hill to check out the icebergs (surprise surprise), but found this cool little dude just chilling out on one of the trails. Going for something different with this one, I really like the depth of field. 

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You can’t talk about urban decay in St. John’s without talking about the deplorable conditions of the roads. Sure, they’re getting a little better now that the potholes have been filled and the scratch & patch is underway. But holy shit were they bad this spring. Can we not figure out a way to fix the roads that doesn’t have to be done every year? And surely there must be some kind of paint out there that can last more than one season. Poor tourists, the roadways are bad enough when you know your way around.
Pictured above are trolly tracks on the west end of Water Street.
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You can’t talk about urban decay in St. John’s without talking about the deplorable conditions of the roads. Sure, they’re getting a little better now that the potholes have been filled and the scratch & patch is underway. But holy shit were they bad this spring. Can we not figure out a way to fix the roads that doesn’t have to be done every year? And surely there must be some kind of paint out there that can last more than one season. Poor tourists, the roadways are bad enough when you know your way around.

Pictured above are trolly tracks on the west end of Water Street.

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Playing around with the camera and new lens. I was tired and didn’t want to go out after work. It’s been a good week! I look forward to a new theme next week.
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Playing around with the camera and new lens. I was tired and didn’t want to go out after work. It’s been a good week! I look forward to a new theme next week.

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This matches the theme of ‘urban decay’ right guys!?!?

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This matches the theme of ‘urban decay’ right guys!?!?

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