David duChemin (Or Long overdue article I should have written a long bloody time ago, sorry David)

David duChemin (Or Long overdue article I should have written a long bloody time ago, sorry David)

Before I get to talking about David duChemin: You know when you get am email or voicemail from someone, and you think "I should reply to that. I'll do it in an hour". Then something happens 55 minutes later, and you find yourself 2 days later thinking "Crap, I forgot to reply, I better do it soon, or they will think I don't care." Then something happens and you find yourself three weeks later thinking "Crap, I better reply NOW, cause now it totally looks like I am ignoring them.." Then 3 months later... You get the idea. The same thing happens with blog posts, to me, also. Way back when I was launching...

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So whats an appropriate excuse for not posting in almost three years?

So whats an appropriate excuse for not posting in almost three years?

I'll admit that I knew going into this that I was eventually going to go off the rails. I didn't think it would go so far off the rails that it couldn't see the rails anymore.  I think I did pretty good really, at least for me. In hindsight, it may have been foolish to try and start this a matter of months before a major life change. When I started this project, I thought writing would be much faster. But that didn't account for the stalls. Like that last sentence, it reads: "...major life change. When I started...". But typing it was more like: "...major life change. {stare at screen for 6 minutes}{check...

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July 25, 2012 – Hidden

July 25, 2012 – Hidden

    For this weeks wallpaper I have gone back a few years. This is a picture I took in my Mom's old garden. She had this pond that was always filled with frogs. While we were up for a visit, I saw this guys sitting on a leaf and ran in to get my camera. It's one of my earlier shots, shortly after I got my first DSLR, but it has remained one of my favorites. Our renovations are coming along. We have fully functioning offices now in the new place, and hopefully we will be living there by next week. Once that happens I will hopefully be able to find some time to do some Monday...

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July 18, 2012 – Dedication

July 18, 2012 – Dedication

  So I made it a month before I started missing scheduled posts. That's not too bad. Its not that I haven't been blogging though. The last two weeks have been a blur of activity. I promise as soon as things settle down on the home improvement front, that these posts will pick up again. Even with all the craziness, I think I can find the time to keep the Wallpaper Wednesday posts going, as they aren't as time intensive. I'd like to dedicate today's wallpaper to my Grandmother, Patricia Smith, who's birthday it is today. I took this picture on a family outing a couple...

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July 11, 2012 – Forgotten Piano

July 11, 2012 – Forgotten Piano

I came across this shot while driving around the countryside killing some time. Usually when Leah is in church, I'll drive around exploring and taking pictures of whatever I can find. On this particular Sunday morning, I was getting frustrated with a lack of material. I was running out of time and hadn't taken a single shot. Right before I gave up and turned around, I noticed what I thought was a bench in the ditch. As I drove by it I thought it was weird how the top of this bench had what looked like piano pedals sticking out of the top of it. Didn't seem like a comfortable design. I was about...

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July 9, 2012 – Trent Reznor

July 9, 2012 – Trent Reznor

Ok im going to start this with a couple disclaimers. First, I am ridiculously busy these days. But I am going to stick to this posting schedule the the best of my ability. Second the pictures in this post are very early work. I had't even held a DSLR at this point. And the camera I took these with was many steps below even a low quality point and shoot from this time. Seriously, this camera came in a blister package, in 2005. Ok, excuses over. Post continues. I have been a fan of Nine Inch Nails (NIN) and Trent Reznor since 1994, when I saw the video for March Of The Pigs. You could...

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July 4, 2012 – The Ship Hector

July 4, 2012 – The Ship Hector

Another one from Nova Scotia. Our trip out east lasted two weeks. I brought one suitcase; and three camera bags. In addition my my digital rig, I brought a Mamiya C330, a Conley Jr. from 1913 and my Busch Pressman 4x5 view camera. Leah is a very supportive and patient partner. Loading film holders in the front seat of a moving vehicle in a changing bag in humid conditions can lead to some swearing. This ship is a reproduction of the ship that originally brought the first Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia in 1773. It is part of a very cool museum in Pictou. I took this with the view camera...

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July 2, 2012 – Corin Raymond

July 2, 2012 – Corin Raymond

Ok, I am going to try to get this post done quick. I had this big lofty idea that I would be able to sit down on a Sunday and write two months worth of posts. That is not going as planned. It takes much longer to write about things I like than I thought. Hours longer. I spend a lot of time with the backspace key. But I don't have much time today, and this is going to be a busy week (month, year, rest of life), as the purchase of our new home closes tomorrow! For my music Monday post this week I'm going to talk about Toronto singer-songwriter Corin Raymond. Although I've known Corin for a few years,...

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July 6, 2012 – Jim Marshall

July 6, 2012 – Jim Marshall

One of the challenges I am going to find with this writing experiment is how to describe the people I write about. I am going to really have to work my inner thesaurus to avoid calling every photographer I profile “my favorite”. To be perfectly honest, I find the premise that one artist can be “better” than another difficult to come to terms with. In reality, every artist I am drawn to is, indeed, my favorite. It may be based on the mood I’m in that day, maybe because of something that reminded me about them; certain artists tend to dominate my attention for a while, then fade into the background. With...

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June 27, 2012 – Looking To Sea

June 27, 2012 – Looking To Sea

  I took this on our trip out to Nova Scotia last year, and kind of forgot I had it. It is at Peggy's Cove, with the famous lighthouse behind me. The place was packed when we were there, and aside from another couple, these were the only two people really paying attention to the ocean. I didn't think much of it at the time. The whole trip was like a buffet of great iconic images. I'm still going through them and finding things. I came across this when I was selecting images for the main page slideshow and fell in love with it. It was really a beautiful day to see the place, and seeing...

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