Sunday, January 12, 2014

53Weeks 371 of 371: Tracks [Winter 7/7]

I have taken a photo everyday for 53weeks and this is the last photo of the series to be posted (but i still have a week from the summer to catch up on). Day 371 of 371! Just like in 2012 when I executed project 365, I thought I wasn't going to make it.

People often ask what am I going to do now? Which is why I picked this image in particular as it conveys the idea of a journey. I am not going to do another photo-a-day project in 2014; I find it takes a lot of energy. I also want to change pace.

I have two products in mind that I want to work on first. One is a seven page overview of the years images; one for each day of the week, so it will have 53 images on it. The second is a book with a double page per week, like I did for 2012's project 365.

What have I learned? Here are a few thoughts:

  • I need to pay more attention to the edges of my frames. 
  • I still need to work hard on story craft, this is eluding me. I saw a video today via +John Paul Caponigro about the work of David Hockney. A very intriguing concept that I want to try. 
  • Making images of people on the street is only 99% as scary as it used to be.

Tracks [Winter 7/7]

53Weeks 370 of 371:Skating

I bought new skates last year to encourage myself to get more winter exercise. Not sure the plan is working. I have only been out once this season so far.


Skating [Winter 6/7]

Saturday, January 11, 2014

53Weeks 369 of 371: Pastels [Winter 5/7]

Captured on while on a road trip.


Pastels [Winter 5/7]

Sunday, January 05, 2014

53Weeks 368 of 371: Ice and Bark [Winter 4/7]

A close up of a layer of ice clinging to some tree bark.


Ice and Bark [Winter 4/7]

Thursday, January 02, 2014

53Weeks 367 of 371: Foster House [Winter 3/7]

Phylis Rawlinson Park is a place I often visit. The Foster house now sits on the property. I wonder what it was like inside this house on a cold day in 1830?


Foster House [Winter 3/7]
Phylis Rawlinson Park,Richmond Hill,Ontario
Merge to HDR - 3 frames
24 mm f/7.1 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D

53Weeks 366 of 371: Snack Time [Winter 2/7]

I went for a walk through the ground of St. Michaels College. There was a man feeding the birds, as he does everyday.


Snack Time [Winter 2/7]
93 mm f/4 1/4000 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

53Weeks 365 of 371: Ice and Snow [Winter 1/7]

For my final week of 53 my theme is Winter. I will be putting my new photographer gloves to good use.


Ice and Snow [Winter 1/7]
82 mm f/8 1/400 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

53Weeks 364 of 371: My Instrument [selfie 7/7]

Praise the Lord.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
    praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
    praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
    praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing,
    praise him with the strings and pipe,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
    praise him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.
Psalm 150

By my best guess I will have been working in technical ministries for 40 years in 2014. The first job I recall was a cameraman for our local cable TV community channel.

For more than 15 years I have been the technical director at UAC. I this photo I am sitting at a pair of audio mixing consoles (Yamaha M7CL and DM1000). I have spent countless hours in this seat over the years.

Other than my day job and my father job, this is the thing I have probably spent my most time working at. So a suiting way to finish my week of selfies.


My Instrument [selfie 7/7]
28 mm f/4 1/4 ISO 800
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Monday, December 30, 2013

53Weeks 363 of 371: photobomb [selfie 6/7]

I was setting up to do a thoughtful self portrait in the midst of a family gathering. I was thinking of contemplation in the middle of controlled chaos. I got more than I planned on ... my neice, Sherri provided a little bit of uncontrolled chaos. I didn`t even know she had done it until I checked camera after the shot. I wondered why people were laughing at me!


photobomb [selfie 6/7]
24 mm f/4 1/60 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

53Weeks 362 of 371: A Man Outstanding [selfie a/7]

I would have loved to titled this `A Man Outstanding In His Field` ... But it is more of a park and it isn`t mine. You can still see the ice on the tree branches.


A Man Outstanding [selfie a/7]
Richmond Green
32 mm f/6.3 1/250 ISO 160
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

53Weeks 361 of 371: Bokken [selfie 4/7]

I have now been practicing martial arts for over 12 years, so it makes a good subject for a selfie. I am holding a bokken - a wooden sword used for practice.


Bokken [selfie 4/7]
Silver Efex Pro2 - Antique Plate
24 mm f/4 1/50 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

53Weeks 360 of 371: Iced Maple [selfie3/7]

My Iced Maple tree and I. I have two large maple trees in my yard. The older one in the front yard is quite sprawling and I was really concerned that it might suffer significant damage, but it fared quite well. The younger one in the back yard (40`tall) is a goner. The main trunk has a 6`vertical split.


Iced Maple [selfie3/7]
45 mm f/4 1/50 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

53Weeks 359 of 371: Slipped [selfie 2/7]

Catching up on last week`s images. The theme is the word of the year - selfie.

 As those who live in the great lakes region are likely well aware we had an ice storm last weekend (before Christmas). I spent several hours up in a maple tree taking care of the damage. But when on solid ground I slipped on the ice and feel - just a sprained wrist.

Slipped [selfie 2/7]
24 mm f/4 1/4 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Monday, December 23, 2013

53Weeks 358 of 371: Hoodman [selfie 1/7]

The oxford dictionary has announced that the word of the year is 'Selfie'. So this week I will make seven self portraits. / I picked my hoodie for today and I spent a good portion of the day wearing it for warmth as a cut down my Maple tree damaged by the ice storm. Time for bed. I hurt.

(Thanks for my wife who was my VAL - Voice Activated Lightstand.)


Hoodman [selfie 1/7]
24 mm f/4 2 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

53Weeks 357 of 371: Ice Storm [macro 7/7]

Ice Storm up close. This is the tips of my Maple tree encased in ice up close.


Ice Storm [macro 7/7]
105 mm f/4 1/15 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 

53Weeks 356 of 371: Pomegranate [macro 6/7]

For those who peak the EXIF data, i got home late and took the pictures before I went to bed, which was after midnight.


Pomegranate [macro 6/7]
Helicon Focus, 12 images
97 mm f/7.1 2 ISO 100
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM