Photo and Film A Day

Two friends, one blog, a year long photography adventure
The theme this week is spirituality and Matt and I plan on showcasing the diversity of beliefs in the city. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is an amazing building downtown. A huge neo-Gothic structure, it was rebuilt to the original design after the fire of 1892. I don’t know anything about the faith itself, just that this is a cool building where they serve tea in the crypt.
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The theme this week is spirituality and Matt and I plan on showcasing the diversity of beliefs in the city. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is an amazing building downtown. A huge neo-Gothic structure, it was rebuilt to the original design after the fire of 1892. I don’t know anything about the faith itself, just that this is a cool building where they serve tea in the crypt.

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New theme is Spirituality this week. I decided to seek out this masterpiece today. It is called “The Veiled Virgin”. It is a very rare work of art, and only a handful exist in the world. It is carved out of marble in the 1800’s by a sculptor Giovanni Strazza, it is a statue depicted the Virgin Mary. The marble is carved so thin it looks like a veil over the face. It is a  truly remarkable piece of art and it was amazing to be able to go see it in person. 
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New theme is Spirituality this week. I decided to seek out this masterpiece today. It is called “The Veiled Virgin”. It is a very rare work of art, and only a handful exist in the world. It is carved out of marble in the 1800’s by a sculptor Giovanni Strazza, it is a statue depicted the Virgin Mary. The marble is carved so thin it looks like a veil over the face. It is a  truly remarkable piece of art and it was amazing to be able to go see it in person. 

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Pictured here is the student contingent that marched in the St. John’s Pride Parade today. It was a scorcher of a day, but Melissa and I stayed hydrated and gave Bigg-E some water along the route.
The parade was huge this year, very impressive turnout. Melissa and I were towards the back of our pack, it’s a good place to get chants going. But Bigg-E wanted to be up front, to lead the team. He pulled most of the way from City Hall to Quidi Vidi. He jumped in the water at the lake to cool down. 
Happy Pride, here’s to another great week of events next year!
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Pictured here is the student contingent that marched in the St. John’s Pride Parade today. It was a scorcher of a day, but Melissa and I stayed hydrated and gave Bigg-E some water along the route.

The parade was huge this year, very impressive turnout. Melissa and I were towards the back of our pack, it’s a good place to get chants going. But Bigg-E wanted to be up front, to lead the team. He pulled most of the way from City Hall to Quidi Vidi. He jumped in the water at the lake to cool down. 

Happy Pride, here’s to another great week of events next year!

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Pride parade is today. Wish I could have made it to take some photograph. Instead I took a picture of the St Johns Pride logo and some Froot Loops. 

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Pride parade is today. Wish I could have made it to take some photograph. Instead I took a picture of the St Johns Pride logo and some Froot Loops.

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Melissa and I did the North Head Trail today, I took some dandy photos with really cool cloud coverage. However, when we were leaving I noticed these GTOs and half a dozen RNC cars, along with a load of trailers. I figured this would likely be my last chance to shoot one of the main characters of The Republic of Doyle as they are now filming the show’s last season.
Blue is the second last colour on the rainbow flag.
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Melissa and I did the North Head Trail today, I took some dandy photos with really cool cloud coverage. However, when we were leaving I noticed these GTOs and half a dozen RNC cars, along with a load of trailers. I figured this would likely be my last chance to shoot one of the main characters of The Republic of Doyle as they are now filming the show’s last season.

Blue is the second last colour on the rainbow flag.

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Matt and I did 24 hour photo marathon on July 12, shooting over 1800 photos between us. Here are my top 10. To see the photo I’ve selected representing each hour of that day visit http://tinyurl.com/ljx78vk

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So Dan and I did a neat project last week. We decided to stay awake for 24 hours, taking pictures throughout the day but choosing one picture from each hour to showcase our day, the city, and everything in between. We had everything planned out, but then we realized that we could only post 10 photos per blog post. Feeling defeated we just decided to pick our 10 favourite photos from the day, which still sort of showcases how our day went.

The pictures I chose were from early in the morning when it was raining, to late at night. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, got to see a lot of great stuff, met some awesome people, have a few laughs with Dan, and got to take some fun photos. Next time we do it (and I am sure there will be a next time) we will try to focus on one particular area. 

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Someone making balloon animals and stuff at the St. John’s Farmers Market had a variety of coloured balloons at his disposal. 
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Someone making balloon animals and stuff at the St. John’s Farmers Market had a variety of coloured balloons at his disposal. 

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Non-theme pic of the grass blowing in the wind at Quidi Vidi. Taken with my phone. 

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Non-theme pic of the grass blowing in the wind at Quidi Vidi. Taken with my phone.

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In the grocery store yesterday and saw rainbow twizzlers for sale. Seems like a no brainer.
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In the grocery store yesterday and saw rainbow twizzlers for sale. Seems like a no brainer.

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Janet did her rainbow makeup today just for me, she is pretty kickass. 
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Janet did her rainbow makeup today just for me, she is pretty kickass. 

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Here’s The Travel Bug, one of the coolest shops downtown. You can get travel gear, weird odds and ends, and the best Pride swag in the city. They have a wicked deal on most rainbow gear, 25% off! But there’s a catch, you have to sing “Somewhere over the Rainbow to get the discount. Good play Travel Bug, good play.
Here’s the storefront (complete with a new window, but that’s a different story). 
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Here’s The Travel Bug, one of the coolest shops downtown. You can get travel gear, weird odds and ends, and the best Pride swag in the city. They have a wicked deal on most rainbow gear, 25% off! But there’s a catch, you have to sing “Somewhere over the Rainbow to get the discount. Good play Travel Bug, good play.

Here’s the storefront (complete with a new window, but that’s a different story). 

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Colours of the rainbow in one of my favourite bands vinyl covers. It’s also signed so bonus points for that. 

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Colours of the rainbow in one of my favourite bands vinyl covers. It’s also signed so bonus points for that.

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Some of the Pride decorations in the office this week.
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Some of the Pride decorations in the office this week.

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We raised the Pride and Trans flags at MUN today. It was the first time the Trans flag was raised on campus. Here is the awesome slab cake we had to celebrate the opening of the fourth Pride on Campus.
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We raised the Pride and Trans flags at MUN today. It was the first time the Trans flag was raised on campus. Here is the awesome slab cake we had to celebrate the opening of the fourth Pride on Campus.

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