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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

  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

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

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 6, 2012 – Ansel Adams

    He's really very good.      

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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

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

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

  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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June 25, 2012 – Leah Morise

So here we are, week two! As I mentioned before, my Monday posts are going to be used to talk about music. I’m going to make it a goal to only write about people I have photographed. That way if I want to write about someone I haven’t, I’ll have to make it happen somehow. Even though last week I talked about a relatively big star, I’ll have a lot about people you might not know of, but should. For my second music post, I'm going to talk about my partner, and one of my biggest supporters, Leah Morise. I met Leah in the February of 2006. A friend and I had started hosting an open...

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