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Today is Canadian Thanksgiving. My family celebrated with the traditional turkey dinner on Saturday as it was the only day we would all be together at dinnertime. We spent part of our dinner conversation discussing what we are thankful for.  We all stated how grateful we are for each other, for our family. In the […]

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A common technique to create striking images is to isolate a single element of a subject or scene to draw attention to it. This is often done using a shallow depth of field (DOF) to throw the background out of focus so the main subject is the centre of attention. This is technically called differential […]

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The images for this week’s project actually took place over three weeks. The book breaks sunrise and sunset into two separate chapters, which felt like cheating to me as the concepts are the same. Shooting a sunrise or sunset is highly weather dependent, and getting out of bed before the sun is up dependent. Many […]

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Last weekend, our family went camping at Long Beach near Tofino. In the 18 years we have lived on Vancouver Island, it is only the second time we have gone up there. It was the first time with kids. Such a spectacular place! I really don’t know why we haven’t gone more often, or why […]

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This week I fulfilled a long time wish, something I’ve wanted to do since I bought my first SLR 15 years ago. Perhaps it was all that time spent peering through microscopes on my way to my Microbiology degree that had me yearning for one for so long, the fascination for small details made larger […]

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I went for a walk with my dog this morning. Without my camera. I had the thought that since I am done with 365 and no longer need to have it with me, I’d unburden myself and walk without its weight around my neck. Only I missed having it with me. Everywhere I walked, I […]

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