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Ellie Kennard

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Occupation: Partner at Innovative Imaging Studio, working with Steven Kennard (Shadows and Light Photography) as well as Steven Kennard Turned Art and Sculpture (A partner at Innovative Imaging Studio. Photography, post production, Lightroom teacher, sometime wr)

Location: Canning, Nova Scotia

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Ellie Kennard55,407*What?* Please join us for the Google+ Two-Year Anniversary Photowalk! *When?* Saturday, June 29th, meeting up at 2 PM. *Where?* At the moment we have it set to start in Kentville, but if another town (Wolfville for example) is identified as being more suitable for the attendees, it can be chosen. Kentville has the Miner`s Marsh area, which is a great place to go. *Why?* This will be a great occasion to meet other photographers in our area, (whether they are on Google+ yet or not) see and photograph some of the sights around us and most of all, HAVE FUN!!!  This is a FREE event, just for the fun of it. And there could be some exciting prizes. Stay tuned! *Who?* Everyone is welcome to participate. Photographers of all skill levels, from beginner to pro.  What if you only have a cell-phone camera?  YES! You, too!  This is a community-organized event.   *How Can You Help?* *We need your help!*  Can you help us get the word out?  Click on the "invite" button and tell your friends!  Second, start thinking about good locations in our area to hold this event - Miner's Marsh, Kentville? Long Beach? Scott's Bay and Cape Split for the more adventurous? Share your ideas for the best place to hold this. The categories for this years Photo Contest are: Macro  Wildlife  Portrait  Landscape  Architecture  Black & White  Sunrise/Sunset  Photo Contest Rules :  Everyone is eligible to enter one (1) photo in each of the seven categories and you may not enter the same photo twice. For instance; it may be a great “Portrait” shot that you got out on your photowalk and you decided to process it in “Black & White.” You will need to choose between one of those two categories as to where to enter it. The photo MUST HAVE BEEN TAKEN DURING YOUR PHOTOWALK!  The photos will be judged by the judges and the winners will be revealed in a Live Hangout when completed.  (exact date/time TBD when available) Judges decisions are final. All photos will be available for public viewingG + 2 Year Anniversary Photowalk - Annapolis Valley Nova Scotia2013-06-29 14:00:006  
Peter Tom17,391You are invited to post your favorite photographs from May 1 to May 31 2013.Peter's May Exhibition Event2013-05-26 21:00:00122  
pio dal cin82,666Samantha will be sent with four other astronauts to the ISS where she will spend six months experimenting . Join me on a live Hangout where she will talk about her new great challange. She was chosen among thousands of candidates for the 2014 mission.Interview with Samantha Cristoforetti Astronaut on the ISS2013-02-15 17:00:00276  
Jeff Smith61,990Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *Jan. 13/13.* There is no _theme_ this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy. *A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.* Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-13 03:00:02262  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,288,015We'll finish our 366 project in several days! Are you happy about it? Or are you sad? Anyway, who not celebrate the fact that we're completing our missions! You can share two shots this time. *Please remember just two images!* 1) Your best or most favorite shot you took in the fourth quarter of 2012 (October- December). Add #Bestof4Q12Creative366  in the comment section after you post the image! 2) Your best or most favorite shot you took for the project this year. Add #BestofCreative366Project  in the comment section after you post the image! If you think those two tags are too complicated, forget them and just two of your images! But please add your comment in the comment section after you have posted them. *And if you are the one who failed to complete the mission and are thinking you are going to do it again next year, you can add your fav one you took for the project here!* One last thing: I have made this event "public." I might have missed inviting those who are participating this +Creative 366 Project, so if you know anyone who isn't here but is doing his/her project, please invite them! 366プロジェクトもあと数日で終わりです。うれしいですか。それとも、悲しい? どちらにしても、長かったミッションの終わりを皆で祝いましょう! 今回は写真を2枚シェアしてください。 *2枚だけです!* 1.10月~12月にプロジェクト用に撮った写真から、お気に入りの写真かベストの写真を1枚選んで投稿してください。 #Bestof4Q12Creative366  のタグを投稿後にコメント欄に入れてください。 2.プロジェクトのために撮った写真から、今年のベスト(もしくはお気に入り)! の写真を1枚選んで投稿して下さい。  #BestofCreative366Project  をタグとします。 タグが面倒なら、ただ2枚を選んで投稿してくださるだけで結構です。写真のコメント欄に、その写真の思い出などを書き添えていただけるとうれしいです。 そして、このプロジェクトに参加したのに途中で挫折した!来年こそは!という方も、ぜひこのイベントにご参加ください。挫折するまでに撮った写真をシェアしていただければ結構です。もちろん、来年への抱負も添えてくださいね!The Best of Your 3662012-12-30 16:00:0086  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,288,015Where are you and what are you doing on December 12, 2012 (tomorrow), and at 12:12:12 if possible (your lunchtime?). SLRs, compact cameras. phone camera, digital or anolog ... Any cameras are welcome! Let's record the day together! *Invite your friends :)* *Share this link with your friends outside Google+:* http://bit.ly/Shoot121212 明日は12/12/12。どこにいて、何をしていますか? この日に撮った写真をシェアしましょう! 12時12分12秒なら、なお素敵(ランチタイムでしょうか!) カメラは一眼、コンデジ、スマホ、何でもオーケーです。みんなでこの日を記録しましょう。 *お友だちもご招待ください!*Shoot 12/12/122012-12-12 04:00:00487  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,288,015The third quarter is going to be over soon! I'm happy to announce that the event page for the 366ers again. why not share your best or favorite shot you took in the third quarter of 2012 (July 1 - September 30). The date of the event has been set one week after the end of the quarter, so please select one (up to three images) and share it/them here! After you post your photo, please write why you have chosen the image in the comment box. If you have questions about this event page, feel free to leave comment here. One last thing: Please don't share your entire album here. Sometimes it happens when you press a wrong button. Be careful. もうすぐ「クリエイティブ366プロジェクト」も9カ月が過ぎようとしています。今回もやります。2012年第三四半期のベストショット、お気に入りのショットを1枚選んでシェアしてください(最高3枚まで)。シェアしたら、その写真の下のコメント欄に、何でその写真を選んだのか、理由などを書いていただけたらうれしいです。イベントの日時は9月を過ぎて1週間後の月曜日に設定してあります。 最後に、間違って366のアルバム全体をシェアしないでくださいね!Best of Creative 366 Project 3Q122012-10-07 17:00:0081  
Jeff Smith61,990Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 30/12 *No theme this week.* The past weeks SSP was incredible and the submissions were frightful to say the least. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 30, 20122012-09-30 03:00:00267  
Heidi Anne Morris66,753Please be gentle with me, this is my first use of the events feature....! :))  *Calling all DOG owners!* You are invite to post your canine images here  _a few side notes_ *- please only post your own images* *_maximum of 3 images per person please_* (I'm sure you have loads to share, there will be other opportunities!) *_event is open for 24hrs starting now - 28.09.12 - 9.48am GMT_* Look forward to seeing your dog photos ! Have fun ♥ +The G+ DogPark +Dog Lovers Worldwide - DLW +The Good Dog Guide +Lost Dogs +We Love Dogs! ♥♥♥ _let's give this baby a whirl!_  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWT2qHVftGk THE DAY OF THE "DOGS" ON GOOGLE PLUS (September issue)2012-09-25 08:30:0065  
Jeff Smith61,990Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. *Selfy Sunday FAQ* can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check _there_ first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________________ *UPLOADING* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00243  

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2015-11-25 23:20:33 (89 comments; 56 reshares; 535 +1s)Open 

Fall Into a Blaze of Colour

This wonderful maple tree is right outside the back of our house and every fall it presents us with a stunning display of gold and red  light. It is one of the last to 'turn' but also, happily, one of the last to lose its leaves. When all the other trees have become bare skeletons, this one is still brilliant and alive, giving us one last blaze of colour before the end of the season. I decided to catch this in a multiple exposure which seems to really do justice to this grand fall finale.

#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels

#bellesphotos  pour +Belles photos page animée par +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  +Claudya Bonnet +Rando TrenteQuatre +mimiesmile b 

My posts are on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

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2015-11-25 23:20:33 (89 comments; 56 reshares; 535 +1s)Open 

Fall Into a Blaze of Colour

This wonderful maple tree is right outside the back of our house and every fall it presents us with a stunning display of gold and red  light. It is one of the last to 'turn' but also, happily, one of the last to lose its leaves. When all the other trees have become bare skeletons, this one is still brilliant and alive, giving us one last blaze of colour before the end of the season. I decided to catch this in a multiple exposure which seems to really do justice to this grand fall finale.

#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels

#bellesphotos  pour +Belles photos page animée par +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  +Claudya Bonnet +Rando TrenteQuatre +mimiesmile b 

My posts are on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

Most plusones: 535

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2015-11-25 23:20:33 (89 comments; 56 reshares; 535 +1s)Open 

Fall Into a Blaze of Colour

This wonderful maple tree is right outside the back of our house and every fall it presents us with a stunning display of gold and red  light. It is one of the last to 'turn' but also, happily, one of the last to lose its leaves. When all the other trees have become bare skeletons, this one is still brilliant and alive, giving us one last blaze of colour before the end of the season. I decided to catch this in a multiple exposure which seems to really do justice to this grand fall finale.

#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels

#bellesphotos  pour +Belles photos page animée par +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  +Claudya Bonnet +Rando TrenteQuatre +mimiesmile b 

My posts are on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

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2016-05-27 00:19:32 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s)Open 

Fun Times With an Inspiring Artist

We just had a few days hirl (hangout in real life) with a great friend and inspiriting wood artist, +Cynthia Carden Gibson​. If you don't know Cynthia and her work, check out her beautiful collection "Two Artists One Vision”, on her profile, which is on the featured collections list. It is a treasure of collaboration art between Cynthia and wood artists around the world.

We all hope you come back soon, Cynthia! Joni keeps looking for you and Rupert is sulking in his bed. And Steven and I are consoling ourselves by scoffing the rest of the chocolate tart.

XO

#ns

I am missing my Canadian fur friends, Rupert, Molly and Joni as well as their Mom And Dad, +Ellie Kennard​ and +Steven Kennard​ after arriving home from my visit to Nova Scotia. Lovely times with special friends!! Many thanks, Ellie and Steven! ___Fun Times With an Inspiring Artist

We just had a few days hirl (hangout in real life) with a great friend and inspiriting wood artist, +Cynthia Carden Gibson​. If you don't know Cynthia and her work, check out her beautiful collection "Two Artists One Vision”, on her profile, which is on the featured collections list. It is a treasure of collaboration art between Cynthia and wood artists around the world.

We all hope you come back soon, Cynthia! Joni keeps looking for you and Rupert is sulking in his bed. And Steven and I are consoling ourselves by scoffing the rest of the chocolate tart.

XO

#ns

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2016-05-25 00:25:30 (34 comments; 5 reshares; 173 +1s)Open 

Official Dark Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Nut Tart Day

(If it's not kittens it must be chocolate.) Got this one in before it was cut!

This is a true collaborative effort:
Food stylist/culinary/set designer - +Cynthia Carden Gibson  Pastry chef - moi. Flower picker, lighting technician - +Steven Kennard But I took the photograph. :-)

#teacoffeechocolatefoodclub +Tea Club ( Tea Coffee Chocolate Food Club ) by +Andrea Martinez +Rob Heron (I hope it's still being moderated)

Official Dark Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Nut Tart Day

(If it's not kittens it must be chocolate.) Got this one in before it was cut!

This is a true collaborative effort:
Food stylist/culinary/set designer - +Cynthia Carden Gibson  Pastry chef - moi. Flower picker, lighting technician - +Steven Kennard But I took the photograph. :-)

#teacoffeechocolatefoodclub +Tea Club ( Tea Coffee Chocolate Food Club ) by +Andrea Martinez +Rob Heron (I hope it's still being moderated)___

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2016-05-24 00:31:57 (32 comments; 5 reshares; 87 +1s)Open 

Happy International Kitten Day!

You didn't know it was International Kitten Day? Well when you have a cute pile of kittens like this, every day is International Kitten Day. And when the kittens are just next to your bedroom in a bed and breakfast, your holiday just doesn't get any better!

I'm back from my vacation time and have lots of photos of our trip to share as well as stories waiting to be told. I also have a new project I'm planning to share with you all very soon. What does this have to do with kittens? Not a thing, but who needs an excuse to share photo of cute kittens? Not me.

View the image full size on my site: www.elliekennard.ca/kittenday/ and the animals gallery is here http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/animals/ .

#internationalkittenday  
For a good mood image on #MoodyMonday #MoodyMondayPhotography ... more »

Happy International Kitten Day!

You didn't know it was International Kitten Day? Well when you have a cute pile of kittens like this, every day is International Kitten Day. And when the kittens are just next to your bedroom in a bed and breakfast, your holiday just doesn't get any better!

I'm back from my vacation time and have lots of photos of our trip to share as well as stories waiting to be told. I also have a new project I'm planning to share with you all very soon. What does this have to do with kittens? Not a thing, but who needs an excuse to share photo of cute kittens? Not me.

View the image full size on my site: www.elliekennard.ca/kittenday/ and the animals gallery is here http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/animals/ .

#internationalkittenday  
For a good mood image on #MoodyMonday #MoodyMondayPhotography #MoodsOfMonday #MyMoodyMonday +Moody Monday Curated by my friend +Alen Ianni
+HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson #hqspanimals
#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET___

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2016-05-08 14:08:45 (19 comments; 2 reshares; 78 +1s)Open 

Directions

We are enjoying a trip visiting friends and family and the time spent sitting as a passenger can be such a lot of fun when I decide to play with the light and the scene and the camera. This was taken using multiple exposures (6) and an 'additive mode' for the technically minded. The resulting file was then inverted (as if it was made from a positive into a negative) which gave this interesting result. To see the full size image go to my website: www.elliekennard.ca/directions and to the website gallery: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and of course all of my posts are on my site: www.elliekennard.ca

Enjoy your Sunday everyone, if you are travelling or staying at home.
This is a blur suitable I hope for :
+HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels #hqspphotoart
and one of my favourite themes: #unsharpsaturday ... more »

Directions

We are enjoying a trip visiting friends and family and the time spent sitting as a passenger can be such a lot of fun when I decide to play with the light and the scene and the camera. This was taken using multiple exposures (6) and an 'additive mode' for the technically minded. The resulting file was then inverted (as if it was made from a positive into a negative) which gave this interesting result. To see the full size image go to my website: www.elliekennard.ca/directions and to the website gallery: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and of course all of my posts are on my site: www.elliekennard.ca

Enjoy your Sunday everyone, if you are travelling or staying at home.
This is a blur suitable I hope for :
+HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels #hqspphotoart
and one of my favourite themes: #unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski___

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2016-05-07 16:27:10 (29 comments; 3 reshares; 107 +1s)Open 

Beetle Coming up Roses

This handsome but voracious Japanese beetle photographed in Maine at the botanical gardens is obviously on a path of destruction. Even though he was bent on the destruction of this lovely rose his beauty is what I saw first. See the full size image on my website : http://www.elliekennard.ca/beetle And he fits very nicely into the Tiny Wildlife gallery on my site: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife/

My posts are all in my website http://www.elliekennard.ca . Enjoy!

Beetle Coming up Roses

This handsome but voracious Japanese beetle photographed in Maine at the botanical gardens is obviously on a path of destruction. Even though he was bent on the destruction of this lovely rose his beauty is what I saw first. See the full size image on my website : http://www.elliekennard.ca/beetle And he fits very nicely into the Tiny Wildlife gallery on my site: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife/

My posts are all in my website http://www.elliekennard.ca . Enjoy!___

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2016-04-30 18:42:32 (26 comments; 1 reshares; 104 +1s)Open 

Diaphanous Crocus

We only had one patch of white crocus this year, so I decided to take several exposures of it and combine them to give one of my favourite effects, which I think distills the essence of the plant, while giving a translucence and delicacy to the flower petals. Spring is supposed to be on the way, but with the world weather patterns shifting there is every chance that we might end up once again buried under mounds of snow. Well, perhaps not every chance. And hopefully no chance at all. Please. Just some sun and warmth. With no black-flies or mosquitoes. (I can dream.)

Enjoy your weekend, whatever the weather!

I am trying out a new method of sharing, to adapt to the new Google photos (changes coming on May 1). 

You can access a larger version of this image and see the full "When Life is a Blur" gallery on my website here:... more »

Diaphanous Crocus

We only had one patch of white crocus this year, so I decided to take several exposures of it and combine them to give one of my favourite effects, which I think distills the essence of the plant, while giving a translucence and delicacy to the flower petals. Spring is supposed to be on the way, but with the world weather patterns shifting there is every chance that we might end up once again buried under mounds of snow. Well, perhaps not every chance. And hopefully no chance at all. Please. Just some sun and warmth. With no black-flies or mosquitoes. (I can dream.)

Enjoy your weekend, whatever the weather!

I am trying out a new method of sharing, to adapt to the new Google photos (changes coming on May 1). 

You can access a larger version of this image and see the full "When Life is a Blur" gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/
and the posting is here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/crocus/ .

My offering for   #unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday  +Unsharp Saturday v2.0​ by +Alex Lapidus​ +Julianne Bockius​ +Jetski​ +Patrice Christian​ +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski​___

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2016-04-28 20:42:11 (32 comments; 2 reshares; 134 +1s)Open 

Looking for a Home

Ladybirds, ladybugs or ladybird beetles* are usually associated with the outdoors, climbing up plants and flowers in their bright hard shiny shells of red and black. This little one will not be staying there for long as the weather was becoming too cold and had crisped the leaves of this plant, one of the signs that it was time to seek shelter before winter arrived. 

Here in Canada, these insects cannot survive in the months of winter cold and so they all search for a warm place where they can stay safe and wait for the spring. Somehow, despite the screens on our windows, they manage to get into our house where they choose to lodge in the top corners of our cupboards and bedroom walls and ceilings, where they congregate in big heaps. I don't mind seeing them there as they always remind me that if they can be patient just sitting there waiting for the... more »

Looking for a Home

Ladybirds, ladybugs or ladybird beetles* are usually associated with the outdoors, climbing up plants and flowers in their bright hard shiny shells of red and black. This little one will not be staying there for long as the weather was becoming too cold and had crisped the leaves of this plant, one of the signs that it was time to seek shelter before winter arrived. 

Here in Canada, these insects cannot survive in the months of winter cold and so they all search for a warm place where they can stay safe and wait for the spring. Somehow, despite the screens on our windows, they manage to get into our house where they choose to lodge in the top corners of our cupboards and bedroom walls and ceilings, where they congregate in big heaps. I don't mind seeing them there as they always remind me that if they can be patient just sitting there waiting for the winter to pass, then so should I. 

As the days start to lengthen and the warm sun streams through windows, they begin to wake up and start to stretch their little legs and wings, preparing to start their new cycles, raising their young in the great outdoors. While it's still too cold outside, the ones in our house take  their daily (and nightly) exercise in our bedroom, landing on lampshades and even on our faces at odd times in the night.I was shocked when I realized that they have a little nip to them when they are upset (when you accidentally brush them off your face too roughly when you are woken up by them!)  I like them much better when they are outside, like this one.

You can see the full size image in the post here: www.elliekennard.ca/ladybird and all my tiny wildlife will be displayed on the gallery linked below.

View my gallery "Tiny Wildlife" at this link on my site: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife where you will also see other galleries begin to appear.

* Ladybirds (UK) or ladybugs (US): From Wikipedia: "Entomologists in the United States widely prefer the names ladybird beetles or lady beetles as these insects are not true bugs."___

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2016-04-24 20:58:48 (26 comments; 0 reshares; 86 +1s)Open 

Purple

The world has lost a great musician this week so somehow purple seems to be the appropriate colour in memory.

Seeing a grouping of African Violets in a multiple exposure image intensifies the experience as they are photographed from multiple angles and combined. This one is a lovely rich purple with beautifully contrasting yellow centres. The tiny hairs on the petals seem to be highlighted by this process.

I am trying out a new method of sharing, to adapt to the new Google photos (changes coming on May 1). 

You can access a larger version of this image and see the full "When Life is a Blur" gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/
and the posting is here: _http://www.elliekennard.ca/purple/ .

Alex said that things are running a day behind for  #unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +... more »

Purple

The world has lost a great musician this week so somehow purple seems to be the appropriate colour in memory.

Seeing a grouping of African Violets in a multiple exposure image intensifies the experience as they are photographed from multiple angles and combined. This one is a lovely rich purple with beautifully contrasting yellow centres. The tiny hairs on the petals seem to be highlighted by this process.

I am trying out a new method of sharing, to adapt to the new Google photos (changes coming on May 1). 

You can access a larger version of this image and see the full "When Life is a Blur" gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/
and the posting is here: _http://www.elliekennard.ca/purple/ .

Alex said that things are running a day behind for  #unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0​ by +Alex Lapidus​ +Julianne Bockius​ +Jetski​ +Patrice Christian​ +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski​
So here is my offering for that theme!
#Prince  ___

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2016-04-17 16:10:54 (25 comments; 0 reshares; 80 +1s)Open 

A Posy of African Violets For Your Sunday

I love the multiple exposure of small flowers and this one of a pink African violet I have on my window sill is one I took this week. I love how it seems to distill the various flowering stages into this one image making it seem to be a small bunch, a posy of colour and light!

Enjoy this on your Sunday wherever you are. It is sunny here, if still quite cold and I am going to take Joni and have a walk on the beach now that the tide is on the way out. I hope you do something as relaxing for the rest of your day.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca

For  #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski

A Posy of African Violets For Your Sunday

I love the multiple exposure of small flowers and this one of a pink African violet I have on my window sill is one I took this week. I love how it seems to distill the various flowering stages into this one image making it seem to be a small bunch, a posy of colour and light!

Enjoy this on your Sunday wherever you are. It is sunny here, if still quite cold and I am going to take Joni and have a walk on the beach now that the tide is on the way out. I hope you do something as relaxing for the rest of your day.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca

For  #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski___

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2016-04-12 18:41:46 (38 comments; 6 reshares; 176 +1s)Open 

"MY BABY!"

This beautiful dog, named Zoë really seems to be saying in no uncertain words "This is my baby"! I was visiting my friend with her tiny, gorgeous new baby, Scarlett when I met her lovely, year old dog Zoë for the first time. She was boisterous and determined to jump all over me in her excitement. For the first time I tried out the famous "don't look at her, don't talk to her, don't touch her" trick of the Dog Whisperer (Cesar Milan). We both were amazed at how quickly Zoë relaxed and calmly sat to watch me. She was still and quiet while I moved around, letting me take her photograph (she didn't see my eyes looking at her behind the camera), while little Scarlett and her mum chatted with me. After she calmed down (Zoë I mean) we had a good pat as her reward!

I love those eyes that look at us with warmth andwisdom... more »

"MY BABY!"

This beautiful dog, named Zoë really seems to be saying in no uncertain words "This is my baby"! I was visiting my friend with her tiny, gorgeous new baby, Scarlett when I met her lovely, year old dog Zoë for the first time. She was boisterous and determined to jump all over me in her excitement. For the first time I tried out the famous "don't look at her, don't talk to her, don't touch her" trick of the Dog Whisperer (Cesar Milan). We both were amazed at how quickly Zoë relaxed and calmly sat to watch me. She was still and quiet while I moved around, letting me take her photograph (she didn't see my eyes looking at her behind the camera), while little Scarlett and her mum chatted with me. After she calmed down (Zoë I mean) we had a good pat as her reward!

I love those eyes that look at us with warmth and wisdom.

I'm so sorry that I have neglected my postings lately. I have been very busy after my bout with the flu' helping with the Camera Basics mentorship. I hope to get back to resume my regular programming once the mentorship is over in a couple of weeks!

My posts are all on my website: http://www.elliekennard.ca.

For +HQSP Animals​​  curated by  +Andy Smith​​ +Nicol Eh​​ +Shannon Adelson​​ #hqspanimals
and for  #Animalia (+Animalia​​) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET​​
and of course #woofwednesday   +Woof Wednesday​​ moderated by my friends +Sandra Nesbit​​ and +Debbie Drummond​​ ___

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2016-04-02 15:13:56 (52 comments; 3 reshares; 134 +1s)Open 

Seeing Into the Heart

I had taken this photo of Joni a few weeks ago (just before we were hit with the horrible flu virus that has kept me silent for weeks). I wanted to post it, but it wasn't until I made a reply to a comment from someone on a post that I had the thoughts right for what I wanted to say about it.

You see, you look at this picture and you see a dog, someone else's dog. If you like animals you might like the photo, especially if you are a Border Collie fan. But you can only see so much. The picture shows bright shiny happy eyes a snowy face, obviously from a time of play, clean white teeth (could be scary for some). But you can't see the heart of this dog the way you can with your own.

What I am saying is that all dogs are special to their owners who love them and who have seen into their hearts. So when I look at your dog in a photograph,... more »

Seeing Into the Heart

I had taken this photo of Joni a few weeks ago (just before we were hit with the horrible flu virus that has kept me silent for weeks). I wanted to post it, but it wasn't until I made a reply to a comment from someone on a post that I had the thoughts right for what I wanted to say about it.

You see, you look at this picture and you see a dog, someone else's dog. If you like animals you might like the photo, especially if you are a Border Collie fan. But you can only see so much. The picture shows bright shiny happy eyes a snowy face, obviously from a time of play, clean white teeth (could be scary for some). But you can't see the heart of this dog the way you can with your own.

What I am saying is that all dogs are special to their owners who love them and who have seen into their hearts. So when I look at your dog in a photograph, as lovely as it is, I only see a small part of this special animal. It's a bit like an iceberg. So much is hidden beneath the surface. Isn't that the same with us all? You have seen some child misbehaving, perhaps, pitying the poor parents as you see them struggling. They alone really see into the heart of this child and know the beauty hidden in there. Or a good friend of yours might be going through a rough patch and when someone who doesn't know them very well is taken aback by a careless (or cutting) remark, you understand and stick with your friend from the love you have which opens your eyes to see into their heart. You see below the surface.

So I hope you enjoy the photograph of this dog. My dog. When I look at it I see the heart shining through in her eyes. I see a smile. 

(I am not sure where the new Google+ is taking us with photos, so am sharing the Definitive Joni album in the hopes that it might encourage people to browse the other Joni images if they want!)

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca

#jonithebordercollie #bordercollie #dogs 

#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET

#woofwednesday +Woof Wednesday by +Sandra Nesbit and +Debbie Drummond___

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2016-03-28 20:40:05 (73 comments; 2 reshares; 177 +1s)Open 

We Two Are One Three

A little while ago we were asked to provide a recent photograph of ourselves. It was supposed to be taken out of doors (it was cold at the time!) and to show some context, with Steven's workshop in the barn. We tried different places that we thought might work but nothing seemed ideal, so in the end we decided that the doorway to the workshop would be the best location. We set up the camera on the tripod and discussed how we thought we should be standing. I didn't want to be bundled up in a winter coat, tempting though that was, so settled on a light jacket. Steven wanted Joni in the photograph and asked me to hold her while he set the camera timer and ran back to his place in the scene. Joni really did not want to stand still and was squirming so much that I was forced to let her go as the shutter clicked leaving two blurred figures out of three.... more »

We Two Are One Three

A little while ago we were asked to provide a recent photograph of ourselves. It was supposed to be taken out of doors (it was cold at the time!) and to show some context, with Steven's workshop in the barn. We tried different places that we thought might work but nothing seemed ideal, so in the end we decided that the doorway to the workshop would be the best location. We set up the camera on the tripod and discussed how we thought we should be standing. I didn't want to be bundled up in a winter coat, tempting though that was, so settled on a light jacket. Steven wanted Joni in the photograph and asked me to hold her while he set the camera timer and ran back to his place in the scene. Joni really did not want to stand still and was squirming so much that I was forced to let her go as the shutter clicked leaving two blurred figures out of three.  

Take Two

"Forget Joni", Steven said and so we prepared again and he ran back. As he did so I called her name once.  She ran straight up to me and sat as you see her. As the shutter clicked she had just begun to turn her head toward the camera, but at least she is shown here as part of the family and not blurred. The Kennard family at home!

Please be sure to Plus Mention me if you want to be sure I see your comment and reply!

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca___

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2016-03-25 20:47:18 (24 comments; 1 reshares; 80 +1s)Open 

The Lure of the Big City Lights

I was brought up in a big city (Montreal) and I remember so well as a little girl the rare times when I was coming home with my parents late at night in the winter (had we been perhaps visiting a friend or relative?) in the back seat of our car. My mother sat with me, I remember and I was cuddled into her side against her warm soft coat of some kind of fur, smelling her perfume and hearing her soft voice. The car was warm though it was wintry cold outside. From that feeling of sleepy, comfortable love and security I would watch the city lights below me as we drove across the top of Mount Royal. I would wait for the sweep of the searchlight on the top of the mountain as it made its way back around the dark sky time after time. Though this was very long ago now, still, the lights of a city always bring back some of that same feeling.

This was taken... more »

The Lure of the Big City Lights

I was brought up in a big city (Montreal) and I remember so well as a little girl the rare times when I was coming home with my parents late at night in the winter (had we been perhaps visiting a friend or relative?) in the back seat of our car. My mother sat with me, I remember and I was cuddled into her side against her warm soft coat of some kind of fur, smelling her perfume and hearing her soft voice. The car was warm though it was wintry cold outside. From that feeling of sleepy, comfortable love and security I would watch the city lights below me as we drove across the top of Mount Royal. I would wait for the sweep of the searchlight on the top of the mountain as it made its way back around the dark sky time after time. Though this was very long ago now, still, the lights of a city always bring back some of that same feeling.

This was taken during our visit to the city of Québec.
#villedequébec   #québec   #citylights  
+HQSP Night  curated by  +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight
+HQSP Urban & Street Photos  curated by  +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos

My posts are also available on my website: www.elliekennard.ca___

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2016-03-11 22:24:14 (24 comments; 6 reshares; 135 +1s)Open 

Just When You Thought it Was Over

Life and Nova Scotia weather have a way of surprising and delighting you. Yesterday the snow had entirely melted leaving behind only the dull brown of mud and winter grasses. It was really too early for Spring promise and the world seemed to have been caught in a state of embarrassing unwashed undress. Then, as though she had coyly pulled her fluffy white eiderdown over her, this morning she looked all resplendent once again, her nakedness buried in a modest covering of white. 

Yes, the Spring will come, with the green pushing through to quickly cover the mud and dead grasses. Just not yet.

My posts are all on my site: www.elliekennard.ca.

+HQSP Landscape  curated by  +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem #hqsplandscape

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography+M... more »

Just When You Thought it Was Over

Life and Nova Scotia weather have a way of surprising and delighting you. Yesterday the snow had entirely melted leaving behind only the dull brown of mud and winter grasses. It was really too early for Spring promise and the world seemed to have been caught in a state of embarrassing unwashed undress. Then, as though she had coyly pulled her fluffy white eiderdown over her, this morning she looked all resplendent once again, her nakedness buried in a modest covering of white. 

Yes, the Spring will come, with the green pushing through to quickly cover the mud and dead grasses. Just not yet.

My posts are all on my site: www.elliekennard.ca.

+HQSP Landscape  curated by  +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem #hqsplandscape

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting +AJ Lim

#inthelight +In the Light by +andi rivarola___

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2016-03-09 22:53:54 (19 comments; 3 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

Introducing the new Google+ Create!

Both +Steven Kennard​​ and I are extremely honoured to be featured in this first unveiling of the exciting new Google+ Create. 

With the introduction of this wonderful new program, there has never been a better time to get the interests you're most passionate about into collections and have them featured before the world!

Ready and Raring to Go?

Are you ready with collections you think could fit this program? Use the sign up form on the page below.

Uncertain How To Create a Compelling Collection?

This community linked here has all the answers and support to make sure your collections receive the attention they deserve. Google+ Collections Community:  https://plus.google.com/communities/104797282868426074024

Our particular thanks go to +SophieBonnet... more »

Introducing Google+ Create

Today we are launching Google+ Create (g.co/PlusCreate), a unique program that gives amazing content creators the recognition and audience they deserve.

When we introduced Google+ Collections last May, we were blown away by the amazing things people began sharing, from the beautiful (goo.gl/ryi0jv) to the breathtaking (goo.gl/n0KpR6), from the profound (goo.gl/XfBB0y) to the playful (goo.gl/zdDVsf), from the whimsical (goo.gl/zLOMgy) to the wonderfully eclectic (goo.gl/kgtI38).

And people on Google+ agree. Since launching the redesigned Google+ in November, Collection follows have more than doubled.

But these Collections don’t create themselves. Behind them are fascinating individuals who bring their flair, imagination and craft to engage and inspire others. There are food alchemists like +maria nasir in Lahore, Pakistan, writers and woodturners like +Ellie Kennard and +Steven Kennard in Nova Scotia, and daredevil acrobats like +Randy T on a mountain top near you.

We want to celebrate these inspiring creators and amplify their unique voices. Google+ Create members get a verified profile, early access to new product features, a private channel with the Google+ team, and special opportunities to build their audiences.

Visit g.co/PlusCreate to meet some of our members, learn about the benefits, and apply to join if you’re interested. Or just immerse yourself in the diversity of Collections already on Google+ (g.co/Collections).___Introducing the new Google+ Create!

Both +Steven Kennard​​ and I are extremely honoured to be featured in this first unveiling of the exciting new Google+ Create. 

With the introduction of this wonderful new program, there has never been a better time to get the interests you're most passionate about into collections and have them featured before the world!

Ready and Raring to Go?

Are you ready with collections you think could fit this program? Use the sign up form on the page below.

Uncertain How To Create a Compelling Collection?

This community linked here has all the answers and support to make sure your collections receive the attention they deserve. Google+ Collections Community:  https://plus.google.com/communities/104797282868426074024

Our particular thanks go to +Sophie Bonnet​​ +Carolina Liu​​ +Daniel Raynaud​​ and the rest of the team for their hard work in getting this project off the ground. It must have felt as if you were herding 
(creative) cats at times!
#ns  #google+create 

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2016-03-07 13:09:13 (37 comments; 7 reshares; 247 +1s)Open 

Bright Splashes in the Winter Woods

When the landscape seems mostly to be composed of dark trunks of trees contrasted with white snow and deep greens of the evergreens, to come across this scene where the last of the clinging leaves bring bright splashes of colour can almost take your breath away! Such beauty, like a ray of hope that there will be colour in the world again!

Both Steven and I have been very sick with the flu and are not yet recovered. I just wanted to reassure my friends that we are still here and hope to be back to our usual selves soon.

My posts are all to be found on my site: www.elliekennard.ca.

#treetuesday +Tree Tuesday by +Christina Lawrie  +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson

Bright Splashes in the Winter Woods

When the landscape seems mostly to be composed of dark trunks of trees contrasted with white snow and deep greens of the evergreens, to come across this scene where the last of the clinging leaves bring bright splashes of colour can almost take your breath away! Such beauty, like a ray of hope that there will be colour in the world again!

Both Steven and I have been very sick with the flu and are not yet recovered. I just wanted to reassure my friends that we are still here and hope to be back to our usual selves soon.

My posts are all to be found on my site: www.elliekennard.ca.

#treetuesday +Tree Tuesday by +Christina Lawrie  +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson___

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2016-02-28 21:59:33 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 57 +1s)Open 

Wonderful Embellished Piece by my Friend Cynthia

+Cynthia Carden Gibson is a gifted pyrographer and artist and a most excellent teacher as all who have learned from her will attest. This piece, created by Richard Raffan has been beautifully embellished and coloured by her.
If you want to see more of her lovely work and be inspired, put her in your circles. 
Please comment on her original posting so she can enjoy your appreciation too!


#ns  

Embellished Box
Collaborative with Master Woodturner, +Richard Raffan 

On my travels I am fortunate to meet the some of most talented Woodworking artists. +Richard Raffan  lives in Canberra, Australia an  is legendary in the woodturning world.  We met as we both presented on board the Norwegian Woodturning Cruise. We admired each other's work and decided to create together. Richard masterfully turned the box. The pyrographic embellishment and color was my contribution. This box is a signature shape for Richard. It is 5" tall and 3" wide. 

More of my work can be seen on my website:
www.cynthiagibsonpyrography.com

Image courtesy of Scot Roberge___Wonderful Embellished Piece by my Friend Cynthia

+Cynthia Carden Gibson is a gifted pyrographer and artist and a most excellent teacher as all who have learned from her will attest. This piece, created by Richard Raffan has been beautifully embellished and coloured by her.
If you want to see more of her lovely work and be inspired, put her in your circles. 
Please comment on her original posting so she can enjoy your appreciation too!


#ns  

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2016-02-28 20:14:25 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 87 +1s)Open 

Sleeping Fountain, Quebec City at Night

This fountain, drained for the winter was standing alone in front of the distant lights of the buildings and the wall, silhouetted and silent. Somehow this fountain symbolized the preparation for hibernation that was coming. Walking alone at night and keeping your eyes open will allow the city to share these quiet places with a visitor.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca

+HQSP Night  curated by  +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight

#Nightscapes +Nightscapes curated by +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler

#mycitysunday +My City Sunday by +Carra Riley +Mary Hartless

Sleeping Fountain, Quebec City at Night

This fountain, drained for the winter was standing alone in front of the distant lights of the buildings and the wall, silhouetted and silent. Somehow this fountain symbolized the preparation for hibernation that was coming. Walking alone at night and keeping your eyes open will allow the city to share these quiet places with a visitor.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca

+HQSP Night  curated by  +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight

#Nightscapes +Nightscapes curated by +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler

#mycitysunday +My City Sunday by +Carra Riley +Mary Hartless___

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2016-02-27 01:56:48 (30 comments; 3 reshares; 102 +1s)Open 

Evening Light on Quebec Village Spire

Why does it seem that the best sunsets are always seen in your rear view mirror? In some cases, a particularly lovely scene will go flashing by when you are on the highway with no way to stop safely. I was a passenger travelling from Quebec city on the way home in November, 2014 when I saw the setting sun casting a beautiful glow on the tops of the autumn trees in this village off to the side of the highway. My camera is usually in my lap when I travel anywhere, so I caught this with the beautiful golden light on that spire. 

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca

#inthelight +In the Light  by +andi rivarola 
+HQSP Landscape  curated by  +HQSP Landscape  curated by  +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem   #hqsplandscape
#landscapephotography   +LandscapePhotogra... more »

Evening Light on Quebec Village Spire

Why does it seem that the best sunsets are always seen in your rear view mirror? In some cases, a particularly lovely scene will go flashing by when you are on the highway with no way to stop safely. I was a passenger travelling from Quebec city on the way home in November, 2014 when I saw the setting sun casting a beautiful glow on the tops of the autumn trees in this village off to the side of the highway. My camera is usually in my lap when I travel anywhere, so I caught this with the beautiful golden light on that spire. 

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca

#inthelight +In the Light  by +andi rivarola 
+HQSP Landscape  curated by  +HQSP Landscape  curated by  +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem   #hqsplandscape
#landscapephotography   +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting +AJ Lim

#lightonlandscapes #Quebec #Canada___

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2016-02-22 18:07:14 (23 comments; 4 reshares; 172 +1s)Open 

Good 'Stretchy Dog Waggy Tail' Morning Everyone!
And Happy Walk Your Dog Day!

Is there anything more heart warming than having your dog stretching and wagging her tail at you when you come downstairs in the morning? Not much!

Joni gets so excited when she hears Steven coming down the stairs that she can barely contain herself and I had to take this photo to share her delight.

I see that it is "Walk Your Dog" day and of course that is every day when you have a border collie. It's a win-win situation because when you walk your happy dog you also walk, which is great for the mind and the body. So Happy Walk Your Dog day everyone! (Thanks +Leanne Osborne )

For #woofwednesday  +Woof Wednesday curated by my friends +Sandra Nesbit  and +Debbie Drummond 
and for #Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
My postsare a... more »

Good 'Stretchy Dog Waggy Tail' Morning Everyone!
And Happy Walk Your Dog Day!

Is there anything more heart warming than having your dog stretching and wagging her tail at you when you come downstairs in the morning? Not much!

Joni gets so excited when she hears Steven coming down the stairs that she can barely contain herself and I had to take this photo to share her delight.

I see that it is "Walk Your Dog" day and of course that is every day when you have a border collie. It's a win-win situation because when you walk your happy dog you also walk, which is great for the mind and the body. So Happy Walk Your Dog day everyone! (Thanks +Leanne Osborne )

For #woofwednesday  +Woof Wednesday curated by my friends +Sandra Nesbit  and +Debbie Drummond 
and for #Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
My posts are all on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .___

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2016-02-19 22:38:03 (26 comments; 3 reshares; 130 +1s)Open 

Early Winter Walk

It is beginning to look as if our winter will soon be over here, which would be a huge relief (and totally uncharacteristic for this part of the world) after last year's 'Snowmageddon'. This image of an old and solitary apple tree appealed to me to post today. This was taken in Ontario in 2014 during our visit there in November. A snowfall the night before caught everyone by surprise but the few apples on the top were all the brighter for the contrast. 

I hope you all have a great weekend!

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

Early Winter Walk

It is beginning to look as if our winter will soon be over here, which would be a huge relief (and totally uncharacteristic for this part of the world) after last year's 'Snowmageddon'. This image of an old and solitary apple tree appealed to me to post today. This was taken in Ontario in 2014 during our visit there in November. A snowfall the night before caught everyone by surprise but the few apples on the top were all the brighter for the contrast. 

I hope you all have a great weekend!

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .___

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2016-02-16 22:43:16 (24 comments; 5 reshares; 215 +1s)Open 

Martha's Farm

My latest story on my website. I hope you enjoy it. 

#notforblog  

Martha's Farm

My latest story on my website. I hope you enjoy it. 

#notforblog  ___

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2016-02-15 18:13:37 (25 comments; 5 reshares; 129 +1s)Open 

Uncertainty

Sometimes the view of a landscape can reflect perfectly your own mood. In this case the mood is one of slight melancholy, maybe even your thinking is a little unclear as you try to work out things in your life. As you contemplate, gradually you see things come clearer and the fog begins to lift. At last! A decision is made and you can move forward to a goal.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

For #MoodyMonday #MoodyMondayPhotography #MoodsOfMonday #MyMoodyMonday +Moody Monday​ Curated by +Alen Ianni​
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography​ +Margaret Tompkins​ +Dave Gaylord​ +Eric Drumm​ +Jeff Beddow​ +David D​ +Bill Wood​ +Tim Newton+Chandler L. Walker​ +Ronald Varley​ +Hamid Dastmalchi​ +Sylvia Ting​ and of course
+HQSP Landscape​ curated by +Mike Hankey​ +Peter Marbaise​ +Hans-JuergenWerner​ +Shannan Crow​ +Mohamed... more »

Uncertainty

Sometimes the view of a landscape can reflect perfectly your own mood. In this case the mood is one of slight melancholy, maybe even your thinking is a little unclear as you try to work out things in your life. As you contemplate, gradually you see things come clearer and the fog begins to lift. At last! A decision is made and you can move forward to a goal.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

For #MoodyMonday #MoodyMondayPhotography #MoodsOfMonday #MyMoodyMonday +Moody Monday​ Curated by +Alen Ianni​
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography​ +Margaret Tompkins​ +Dave Gaylord​ +Eric Drumm​ +Jeff Beddow​ +David D​ +Bill Wood​ +Tim Newton+Chandler L. Walker​ +Ronald Varley​ +Hamid Dastmalchi​ +Sylvia Ting​ and of course
+HQSP Landscape​ curated by +Mike Hankey​ +Peter Marbaise​ +Hans-Juergen Werner​ +Shannan Crow​ +Mohamed Hakem​ #hqsplandscape___

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2016-02-14 17:19:46 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

The Show Must Go On!

Update: the USPS has found the box. And so we hope it arrives today. The original post had to be deleted so am resharing the repost on Steven's page.

Love the title of +Steven Kennard's new box almost as much as I love the box. It's on its way down to Minnesota now, but we have the photographs. Click through on the blog link to see the images in full size in our new slideshow on his site.

#notforblog  

The Show Must Go On!
(sorry for the repost, but the original image on the site had to be changed and the link was broken)

This box, titled “The Show Must Go On!” was made specially for an invitation I received to submit a piece for the American Association of Woodturner’s annual exhibition and Professional Outreach Program auction. The theme for this year’s auction is “Patterns” and so I decided to pursue a design that has been going around in my head for a few years. I have used the exterior....
Read the rest of the posting and view the full sized slideshow of the other images on the blog link.
http://stevenkennard.com/blog/archives/2369

#notforblog  ___The Show Must Go On!

Update: the USPS has found the box. And so we hope it arrives today. The original post had to be deleted so am resharing the repost on Steven's page.

Love the title of +Steven Kennard's new box almost as much as I love the box. It's on its way down to Minnesota now, but we have the photographs. Click through on the blog link to see the images in full size in our new slideshow on his site.

#notforblog  

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2016-02-01 23:53:06 (35 comments; 26 reshares; 169 +1s)Open 

Bending, not Breaking

Some photographs really need no words of explanation.

(But for those who want a bit more): This was another snowy walk on a Sunday afternoon and with the new heavy fall of snow and the bending trees, the light called us along that path and through into the woods. These special times are fleeting and for this reason we treasure them and think of them as a typical winter scene. In reality, these scenes happen very rarely as usually the wind blows it all off the trees as it falls. Now, the snow is almost all gone. So I'm so glad I caught this.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

#inthelight +In the Light by +andi rivarola
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Leanne Cole
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography... more »

Bending, not Breaking

Some photographs really need no words of explanation.

(But for those who want a bit more): This was another snowy walk on a Sunday afternoon and with the new heavy fall of snow and the bending trees, the light called us along that path and through into the woods. These special times are fleeting and for this reason we treasure them and think of them as a typical winter scene. In reality, these scenes happen very rarely as usually the wind blows it all off the trees as it falls. Now, the snow is almost all gone. So I'm so glad I caught this.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

#inthelight +In the Light by +andi rivarola
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Leanne Cole
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting___

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2016-01-27 18:29:54 (29 comments; 7 reshares; 143 +1s)Open 

A Cat's Not in Fashion Without Hot Pink Nails

Molly loves to show off her hot pink nails, especially for her new G+ friend +Sophie Bonnet.  I promised Sophie I would share this picture of my fashionable feline.

Molly, our black Cornish Rex loves craves attention and shows her pleasure by kneading and pulling at our clothes and skin when we pick her up. She's a cat. That's what they do. But we were getting sore necks and arms and my clothes were full of holes and pulls, despite regular nail trimming sessions. We read about these nail caps for cats and they have completely solved the problem. Molly gets her cuddles and we avoid the scratches. I took this last year when we first tried them on her. They don't seem to bother her, even when we put them on, so everyone is happy. And she is the height of fashion. (Rupert, who has his claws in the cushion, can be seent... more »

A Cat's Not in Fashion Without Hot Pink Nails

Molly loves to show off her hot pink nails, especially for her new G+ friend +Sophie Bonnet.  I promised Sophie I would share this picture of my fashionable feline.

Molly, our black Cornish Rex loves craves attention and shows her pleasure by kneading and pulling at our clothes and skin when we pick her up. She's a cat. That's what they do. But we were getting sore necks and arms and my clothes were full of holes and pulls, despite regular nail trimming sessions. We read about these nail caps for cats and they have completely solved the problem. Molly gets her cuddles and we avoid the scratches. I took this last year when we first tried them on her. They don't seem to bother her, even when we put them on, so everyone is happy. And she is the height of fashion. (Rupert, who has his claws in the cushion, can be seen to be sporting purple ones, which are far more manly. Zoom in to see his.)

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .
#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
#mybelovedcats +OneCatADay - Photo Theme Page by +Edith Kukla
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh and +Shannon Adelson___

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2016-01-25 23:34:23 (37 comments; 9 reshares; 179 +1s)Open 

A Snowy Woodland Brook Journey

A winter walk along a snow covered path through the woods has a special quality of stillness. It's a quiet made of your own muffled, almost soundless footfalls and those of the creatures who made those tiny tracks. You sense that they are hiding with held breath just out of sight under the pillowed snow beside the frozen water in the stream. Your frozen breath hangs in the air, as if afraid to fall and shatter the peace. The lowering sun makes the shadows lengthen silently through the woods, across the brook between the trees. 

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas and +Giuseppe Petruzzella

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey  +Hans-JuergenWerner +Shannan ... more »

A Snowy Woodland Brook Journey

A winter walk along a snow covered path through the woods has a special quality of stillness. It's a quiet made of your own muffled, almost soundless footfalls and those of the creatures who made those tiny tracks. You sense that they are hiding with held breath just out of sight under the pillowed snow beside the frozen water in the stream. Your frozen breath hangs in the air, as if afraid to fall and shatter the peace. The lowering sun makes the shadows lengthen silently through the woods, across the brook between the trees. 

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas and +Giuseppe Petruzzella

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey  +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Leanne Cole

#allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ___

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2016-01-23 01:29:36 (17 comments; 4 reshares; 115 +1s)Open 

Je me Souviens : I Remember

Québec city at night is an impression of lights on colours on textures on curves and deepening shadows. These lend a rich warmth and mystery to the bitter winter cold of the deserted night streets. Deserted, that is, except for another photographer, lit by the street lamp, equally captivated by the mystery of the shadowy gardens to the side of this street.  Je me souviens - I remember - the nights of this beautiful city, Québec.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

#Nightscapes +Nightscapes curated by +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler
+Photo Mania Canada  #photomaniacanada  by +Giselle Savoie and +Mark HELM 
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Steven Markham and +Ingo Bruneske

Je me Souviens : I Remember

Québec city at night is an impression of lights on colours on textures on curves and deepening shadows. These lend a rich warmth and mystery to the bitter winter cold of the deserted night streets. Deserted, that is, except for another photographer, lit by the street lamp, equally captivated by the mystery of the shadowy gardens to the side of this street.  Je me souviens - I remember - the nights of this beautiful city, Québec.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

#Nightscapes +Nightscapes curated by +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler
+Photo Mania Canada  #photomaniacanada  by +Giselle Savoie and +Mark HELM 
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Steven Markham and +Ingo Bruneske___

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2016-01-20 13:38:40 (22 comments; 9 reshares; 275 +1s)Open 

Snowbank Adventures Part 2

When Joni is leaping around at high speed on top of snow banks you just have to keep on snapping, hoping that some will catch a special moment. This was taken the same time as yesterday's image, but this time she is framed nicely by the green and the snowbank. When she's having so much fun she doesn't always look up when you call her name to try to get her attention. This time she did.

This was the photograph I meant to post yesterday, but mixed them up. So this is a double Joni billing, celebrating the fact that this is the featured image on the +Woof Wednesday​ page #woofwednesday   curated by +Sandra Nesbit​ and +Debbie Drummond​ 
With thanks also to the folks at +HQSP Animals​, #hqspanimals   in particular +Andy Smith​ +Nicol Eh​ and +Shannon Adelson​
And of course to +Animalia​  #animalia  curated by +Adelphe B... more »

Snowbank Adventures Part 2

When Joni is leaping around at high speed on top of snow banks you just have to keep on snapping, hoping that some will catch a special moment. This was taken the same time as yesterday's image, but this time she is framed nicely by the green and the snowbank. When she's having so much fun she doesn't always look up when you call her name to try to get her attention. This time she did.

This was the photograph I meant to post yesterday, but mixed them up. So this is a double Joni billing, celebrating the fact that this is the featured image on the +Woof Wednesday​ page #woofwednesday   curated by +Sandra Nesbit​ and +Debbie Drummond​ 
With thanks also to the folks at +HQSP Animals​, #hqspanimals   in particular +Andy Smith​ +Nicol Eh​ and +Shannon Adelson​
And of course to +Animalia​  #animalia  curated by +Adelphe BACHELET​ - merci Adelphe!

_My posts are all on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca .____

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2016-01-19 18:44:41 (23 comments; 7 reshares; 260 +1s)Open 

A Jump in a Snowbank Always Makes a Border Collie Feel Good!

Joni's favourite season has always been the winter. As she was born into a Canadian December, her first trips outside were into the snow and the cold and even as a young pup she loved it and never wanted to come inside, preferring to brave the cold wind and snow to play and run than to be indoors looking out the window at it. 

Her new favourite winter pass-time is to jump onto snowbanks, digging around in them for any small creatures that might be hiding under the covered vegetation. Here I just caught her as she leaped joyfully over a bank that was partly covering a holly bush.

My posts are all on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .

For #Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
Early for #woofwednesday  +Woof Wednesday with +Sandra Nesbit and +Debbie Drummond  
andfor  ... more »

A Jump in a Snowbank Always Makes a Border Collie Feel Good!

Joni's favourite season has always been the winter. As she was born into a Canadian December, her first trips outside were into the snow and the cold and even as a young pup she loved it and never wanted to come inside, preferring to brave the cold wind and snow to play and run than to be indoors looking out the window at it. 

Her new favourite winter pass-time is to jump onto snowbanks, digging around in them for any small creatures that might be hiding under the covered vegetation. Here I just caught her as she leaped joyfully over a bank that was partly covering a holly bush.

My posts are all on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .

For #Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
Early for #woofwednesday  +Woof Wednesday with +Sandra Nesbit and +Debbie Drummond  
and for  #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh and +Shannon Adelson___

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2016-01-08 17:11:22 (24 comments; 6 reshares; 127 +1s)Open 

Café de Paris

When we were in Québec (city) at the end of 2014, we ate in this little café, the Café de Paris and while we waited for our meal, I photographed this part of the restaurant, as the decoration seemed to be unique, if not a bit random in design! It might have been a bit off-putting to have that bust staring disapprovingly at you while you ate, which might explain the empty tables near him, in spite of the temptation of the bottle of champagne! You can see from this post and image that otherwise it was a uniquely romantic environment.  https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EllieKennard/posts/dYRTxEaXjvC

My posts are all on my site: www.elliekennard.ca .

#emptychairsandemptytables by +Rob Hallifax

Café de Paris

When we were in Québec (city) at the end of 2014, we ate in this little café, the Café de Paris and while we waited for our meal, I photographed this part of the restaurant, as the decoration seemed to be unique, if not a bit random in design! It might have been a bit off-putting to have that bust staring disapprovingly at you while you ate, which might explain the empty tables near him, in spite of the temptation of the bottle of champagne! You can see from this post and image that otherwise it was a uniquely romantic environment.  https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EllieKennard/posts/dYRTxEaXjvC

My posts are all on my site: www.elliekennard.ca .

#emptychairsandemptytables by +Rob Hallifax___

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2016-01-04 17:32:17 (41 comments; 5 reshares; 225 +1s)Open 

Florette, Our Beauty Queen

This short story tells more about our time in France, this time featuring our first cow, Florette and some of our fun with her.

I hope you will go to the blog and read the full story (and see the photographs taken by +Steven Kennard) and if you do, that you enjoy reading it.

#notforblog  

Florette, Our Beauty Queen

This short story tells more about our time in France, this time featuring our first cow, Florette and some of our fun with her.

I hope you will go to the blog and read the full story (and see the photographs taken by +Steven Kennard) and if you do, that you enjoy reading it.

#notforblog  ___

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2016-01-03 19:23:58 (39 comments; 6 reshares; 231 +1s)Open 

My Two Boys

Rupert, our Cornish Rex cat has always had a special love for Steven and will sit at his feet at every meal and wait for a moment such as this when he can be snuggled right next to his face. Often Steven, even when he's holding him is a bit distracted, but at this time I caught them both lost in each other. Rupert is 14, the cat with the sweetest personality we have ever had (and we've had a good few) and seems to need that close connection and affection more than ever. 

I have decided not to take part in a BW project as such this year, but want to continue working in black and white and monochrome where the subject seems right for it, as in this one.

My posts are all on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .

#cornishrex  #Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S.+... more »

My Two Boys

Rupert, our Cornish Rex cat has always had a special love for Steven and will sit at his feet at every meal and wait for a moment such as this when he can be snuggled right next to his face. Often Steven, even when he's holding him is a bit distracted, but at this time I caught them both lost in each other. Rupert is 14, the cat with the sweetest personality we have ever had (and we've had a good few) and seems to need that close connection and affection more than ever. 

I have decided not to take part in a BW project as such this year, but want to continue working in black and white and monochrome where the subject seems right for it, as in this one.

My posts are all on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .

#cornishrex  #Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas and +Giuseppe Petruzzella___

2015-12-28 16:18:13 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 33 +1s)Open 

Sad, but the time has come. Announcing the closing of the Public Calendar of Daily Photo Themes.

#notforblog  

Announcing the Closing of the Public Calendar Page and Service

I am very sad to have to announce that I will be closing down the Public Calendar of Daily Photo Themes. There are two main reasons for this, the most important one being that as few theme moderators ever advise me of changes, it takes a lot of time and effort to keep the information up to date.

I did, however, put in a lot of time to make sure that dead themes were removed, moderators were up to date and all the information was accurate, last summer. I was glad to do it if it was a resource that would be used. It mattered that it should be accurate.

The second and main reason is that few people use this resource. Although many people still post to themes, most are using out of date information for themes that have died and gone, gleaned from sites that do not keep up to date. There is no point in keeping a resource such as this up to date if no one comes here and uses it. This has become a resource for a ghost town. The town still carries on (G+ is not a ghost town) but the majority of themes have died a death.

For that reason this will be closed as a page and the calendar itself at the end of the year. 

I want to thank all those who have helped me in the past in various ways and apologize to those few who have found this to be a useful resource. ___Sad, but the time has come. Announcing the closing of the Public Calendar of Daily Photo Themes.

#notforblog  

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2015-12-27 18:21:35 (48 comments; 7 reshares; 138 +1s)Open 

Bright Lights of Québec

One of the best things about visiting a city like Québec is walking about in the darkened streets at night. Along one of the main streets, each of the restaurants uses lights to make them stand out among the considerable competition, all vying for your attention. The architecture is wonderful in the daytime, of course, but it takes on a different feel in the dark with the textures and features highlighted skillfully by them. Almost garish, these colours made a real splash along the street. This photograph was taken during our visit in November 2014. This collection will feature images and experiences from that visit. I hope you enjoy them.

All of my posts are on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca . 

Bright Lights of Québec

One of the best things about visiting a city like Québec is walking about in the darkened streets at night. Along one of the main streets, each of the restaurants uses lights to make them stand out among the considerable competition, all vying for your attention. The architecture is wonderful in the daytime, of course, but it takes on a different feel in the dark with the textures and features highlighted skillfully by them. Almost garish, these colours made a real splash along the street. This photograph was taken during our visit in November 2014. This collection will feature images and experiences from that visit. I hope you enjoy them.

All of my posts are on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca . ___

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2015-12-18 17:23:38 (54 comments; 10 reshares; 209 +1s)Open 

Full Circle 
Week 26/26: Full Circle 

This photograph represents to me so much of the concept of 'Full Circle'. The beginning of the project was on the theme 'New Beginnings' and in my case featured a photograph of Steven hand planing the wood beading for our new kitchen cabinets that were being made.  (You can see that original post here: https://goo.gl/Ue4gK9). The kitchen is not quite completed (not quite full circle) but the change over this year has been wonderful.  At one time my mother used to say that if we started work on fixing up our kitchen, that would be a sign that we would be on the move. We did plan to do up the kitchen when we first moved in, over 18 years ago, so now, with this work almost completed, it is a completion of our plans and dreams over those past years. And so far no move in sight (I love the kitchen too much to want to leave it sosoo... more »

Full Circle 
Week 26/26: Full Circle 

This photograph represents to me so much of the concept of 'Full Circle'. The beginning of the project was on the theme 'New Beginnings' and in my case featured a photograph of Steven hand planing the wood beading for our new kitchen cabinets that were being made.  (You can see that original post here: https://goo.gl/Ue4gK9). The kitchen is not quite completed (not quite full circle) but the change over this year has been wonderful.  At one time my mother used to say that if we started work on fixing up our kitchen, that would be a sign that we would be on the move. We did plan to do up the kitchen when we first moved in, over 18 years ago, so now, with this work almost completed, it is a completion of our plans and dreams over those past years. And so far no move in sight (I love the kitchen too much to want to leave it so soon).

In this image you see images that have been shared throughout the year: blue ball for Joni, bottom left of the circle, Molly the black Cornish Rex, drinking from the water bowl, Steven's boxes (old ones) on the mantelpiece, my copper pans I cook with, my flour mill. And possibly more.

As an aside, on the mantle, an anniversary card shows that another year of marriage has completed, a full circle each year, in a sense. And of course the image, taken with a fish-eye perspective is a full circle. The year is ending, another is beginning.

My posts are all on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .

#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Al Chris ___

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2015-12-14 16:04:52 (33 comments; 9 reshares; 132 +1s)Open 

Brush Strokes on the Landscape 
The Journey Passed in a Blur 2

The landscape at the side of a highway is sometimes a surprise of delicate shapes and textures, especially at this time of the year. Gone are the beautiful greens of summer and the brilliant leaves of fall, but the shapes of branches and trunks against the gentle hills, punctuated by the shapely evergreens look like brush strokes on the landscape canvas. A bit of intentional camera blur gives a sigh of movement that is perfect for the grey December mood. Soon the snow will cover everything with a softly deceiving blanket.

My posts are all on my blog: http://www.elliekennard.ca .

#unsharpsaturday   #softfocussaturday  +Unsharp Saturday v2.0​  by +Alex Lapidus​ +Julianne Bockius​ +Jetski​ +Patrice Christian​ +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski​  (sorry it's late)
#hqspmotion  +HQSPMotion​  curated by +... more »

Brush Strokes on the Landscape 
The Journey Passed in a Blur 2

The landscape at the side of a highway is sometimes a surprise of delicate shapes and textures, especially at this time of the year. Gone are the beautiful greens of summer and the brilliant leaves of fall, but the shapes of branches and trunks against the gentle hills, punctuated by the shapely evergreens look like brush strokes on the landscape canvas. A bit of intentional camera blur gives a sigh of movement that is perfect for the grey December mood. Soon the snow will cover everything with a softly deceiving blanket.

My posts are all on my blog: http://www.elliekennard.ca .

#unsharpsaturday   #softfocussaturday  +Unsharp Saturday v2.0​  by +Alex Lapidus​ +Julianne Bockius​ +Jetski​ +Patrice Christian​ +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski​  (sorry it's late)
#hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion​  curated by +Anja Wessels​ 
+Photo Mania Canada​ by +Giselle Savoie​ and +Mark HELM​ ___

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2015-12-05 19:20:05 (27 comments; 4 reshares; 114 +1s)Open 

Grace and Resilience
The Journey Passed in a Blur 1

There is something that I love about the bare pre-winter landscape with its white birch trunks slim and a little twisted against the rich tones of brown, green and gold vegetation. The black and white project this fortnight had a theme of 'blur' and so I took many unsharp and intentional blurs to be able to pick one that worked best. The photographs I took on this car ride on the highway were so much nicer in colour that I hadn't the heart to strip the life out of them and turn them black and white. I like how the movement in the image reflects the resilience of these slender trunks and bushes and how they have survived storms of wind, rain, ice and snow to grace the fields at the side of the road.

My posts are all on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp... more »

Grace and Resilience
The Journey Passed in a Blur 1

There is something that I love about the bare pre-winter landscape with its white birch trunks slim and a little twisted against the rich tones of brown, green and gold vegetation. The black and white project this fortnight had a theme of 'blur' and so I took many unsharp and intentional blurs to be able to pick one that worked best. The photographs I took on this car ride on the highway were so much nicer in colour that I hadn't the heart to strip the life out of them and turn them black and white. I like how the movement in the image reflects the resilience of these slender trunks and bushes and how they have survived storms of wind, rain, ice and snow to grace the fields at the side of the road.

My posts are all on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting 
#hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Anja Wessels___

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2015-12-04 17:59:39 (34 comments; 4 reshares; 140 +1s)Open 

Blurred Lines on the Port Side
Week 25/26: Blur

I was sitting in the cafeteria in the Cunard Centre in Halifax looking out of the window at the dock structures when I saw how beautifully the condensation streaking the glass between the grid of the frames worked with the outside elements and at the same time blurred the lines. Right in front of this scene people were constantly milling around as they ordered their food and collected cutlery. Then, suddenly there was a break and I took this. 

My posts are all on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .

#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Al Chris 
  #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow +ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW  by +Edith Kukla

Blurred Lines on the Port Side
Week 25/26: Blur

I was sitting in the cafeteria in the Cunard Centre in Halifax looking out of the window at the dock structures when I saw how beautifully the condensation streaking the glass between the grid of the frames worked with the outside elements and at the same time blurred the lines. Right in front of this scene people were constantly milling around as they ordered their food and collected cutlery. Then, suddenly there was a break and I took this. 

My posts are all on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .

#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Al Chris 
  #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow +ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW  by +Edith Kukla___

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2015-12-03 20:01:12 (50 comments; 8 reshares; 256 +1s)Open 

A Look of Maturity and Sensitivity 
But Don't Believe it

Joni is now 2 years old and this photograph appears to portray a dog that is calm and mature and even sensitive. The true story, however, is somewhat different. As I type this, Steven is outside on a ladder in the pouring (and freezing) rain clearing leaves from the gutters in preparation for the snow expected tomorrow. He has trudged back and forth carrying a heavy long ladder all around the house with a wet, bedraggled Joni at his heels. Each time he stops and puts the ladder down to set it in place, Joni drops the Frisbee at his feet ready for him to play. Does that show sensitivity? Maturity? I think not.

Even this photograph, where she is lying apparently peacefully on a rug disguises her real state, which is closer to that of a coiled spring. She is watching us working around the kitchen, gauging where she... more »

A Look of Maturity and Sensitivity 
But Don't Believe it

Joni is now 2 years old and this photograph appears to portray a dog that is calm and mature and even sensitive. The true story, however, is somewhat different. As I type this, Steven is outside on a ladder in the pouring (and freezing) rain clearing leaves from the gutters in preparation for the snow expected tomorrow. He has trudged back and forth carrying a heavy long ladder all around the house with a wet, bedraggled Joni at his heels. Each time he stops and puts the ladder down to set it in place, Joni drops the Frisbee at his feet ready for him to play. Does that show sensitivity? Maturity? I think not.

Even this photograph, where she is lying apparently peacefully on a rug disguises her real state, which is closer to that of a coiled spring. She is watching us working around the kitchen, gauging where she should drop her blue ball so that we might see it and start a game. It took me several frames to get one this sharp as all the others were blurred by her sudden movements. 

She is only 2 years old, still a youngster, so the playfulness and excitement is completely understandable. And she is a border collie, so the focus will never lessen, at least not for several years. But she could show a little understanding and sensitivity to the situation and not ask a busy man on a freezing roof to play Frisbee. Give him a break, Joni!

My posts are all on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .

#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
#woofwednesday +Woof Wednesday by +Sandra Nesbit and +Debbie Drummond - sorry it's late!
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh and +Shannon Adelson
#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #JonisDiary   #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni  ___

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2015-11-30 15:07:17 (30 comments; 8 reshares; 125 +1s)Open 

Hold Your Heads Up

It's very cold here this morning - outside at least - and I thought of these frozen beauties that spent so long in my freezer. These gerbera daisies you see here are encased in ice. As I photographed them using a macro lens, you can see the details in the lovely petals and stems and the way the bubbles in the freezing water embrace the blooms and seem to buoy them up. I took the photograph with some natural light, but as the exposure time was sufficiently long, I played with moving additional light around the flowers to highlight different areas during the exposure.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

#macro4all +Macro4All by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen,   +Walter Soestbergen 
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Benjamin, +William Banik, +Magy Duarte & +Olivier Poulet
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by ... more »

Hold Your Heads Up

It's very cold here this morning - outside at least - and I thought of these frozen beauties that spent so long in my freezer. These gerbera daisies you see here are encased in ice. As I photographed them using a macro lens, you can see the details in the lovely petals and stems and the way the bubbles in the freezing water embrace the blooms and seem to buoy them up. I took the photograph with some natural light, but as the exposure time was sufficiently long, I played with moving additional light around the flowers to highlight different areas during the exposure.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

#macro4all +Macro4All by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen,   +Walter Soestbergen 
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Benjamin, +William Banik, +Magy Duarte & +Olivier Poulet
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel+Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER by +Edith Kukla
#freezeitphotographit   #frozenflower  

My posts are all on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .___

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2015-11-29 20:34:02 (20 comments; 3 reshares; 92 +1s)Open 

Rusty Chains no Longer Hold Us Down
PLUS post!

This rusty pile of chains that I photographed last summer on the docks in a little harbour town in Maine seemed perfect to symbolize the material we learned in this first week of the "Travel on a Photographer's Budget" mentorship. The mentor for this is +David Zipprich and he is sharing with us his knowledge on how to travel the world on less than a shoestring - that is "a photographer's budget". How many times have we all had to stop dreaming of travelling to a special destination as soon as we took a look at the cost of transport? The chains of 'money' held us back. I know I am not alone in this. This week, however, David smashed those particular chains for us and showed us how we could get to our dream destination for a fraction of what we thought it might cost. His tips are unbelievable and his... more »

Rusty Chains no Longer Hold Us Down
PLUS post!

This rusty pile of chains that I photographed last summer on the docks in a little harbour town in Maine seemed perfect to symbolize the material we learned in this first week of the "Travel on a Photographer's Budget" mentorship. The mentor for this is +David Zipprich and he is sharing with us his knowledge on how to travel the world on less than a shoestring - that is "a photographer's budget". How many times have we all had to stop dreaming of travelling to a special destination as soon as we took a look at the cost of transport? The chains of 'money' held us back. I know I am not alone in this. This week, however, David smashed those particular chains for us and showed us how we could get to our dream destination for a fraction of what we thought it might cost. His tips are unbelievable and his ready assistance when we have questions goes beyond the call of duty.

This is only the first week of the 7 week mentorship and I know that I am not alone in beginning to realize that what I saw as 'dreams' are actually achievable. The week of 'travel' is over! Now on to the next stage of the planning. I can't wait.
My posts are all on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .

This program is part of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers program.

#rustysunday +RustySunday by +Gary Posner___

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2015-11-28 21:22:59 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 47 +1s)Open 

Flora Album


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Flora Album


#notforblog  ___

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2015-11-28 21:18:56 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

BW Project 26-15 Album

This is one of my albums to be kept in a collection, for easy access.. I am building this collection simply with albums.


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BW Project 26-15 Album

This is one of my albums to be kept in a collection, for easy access.. I am building this collection simply with albums.


#notforblog  ___

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2015-11-25 23:20:33 (89 comments; 56 reshares; 535 +1s)Open 

Fall Into a Blaze of Colour

This wonderful maple tree is right outside the back of our house and every fall it presents us with a stunning display of gold and red  light. It is one of the last to 'turn' but also, happily, one of the last to lose its leaves. When all the other trees have become bare skeletons, this one is still brilliant and alive, giving us one last blaze of colour before the end of the season. I decided to catch this in a multiple exposure which seems to really do justice to this grand fall finale.

#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels

#bellesphotos  pour +Belles photos page animée par +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  +Claudya Bonnet +Rando TrenteQuatre +mimiesmile b 

My posts are on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

Fall Into a Blaze of Colour

This wonderful maple tree is right outside the back of our house and every fall it presents us with a stunning display of gold and red  light. It is one of the last to 'turn' but also, happily, one of the last to lose its leaves. When all the other trees have become bare skeletons, this one is still brilliant and alive, giving us one last blaze of colour before the end of the season. I decided to catch this in a multiple exposure which seems to really do justice to this grand fall finale.

#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels

#bellesphotos  pour +Belles photos page animée par +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  +Claudya Bonnet +Rando TrenteQuatre +mimiesmile b 

My posts are on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .___

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2015-11-23 13:11:28 (28 comments; 5 reshares; 143 +1s)Open 

Frozen Beauties

Today it's pouring with rain, dull grey and windy. The leaves have all fallen and the flowers all finished. To cheer myself and everyone else up, I am sharing this photograph of deep frozen Queen Anne's Lace. The details of the tiny flowers that make up the 'platform' of the bloom are exquisite as seen through a macro lens. The flowers are frozen in blocks of ice when they are at their peak and then are preserved until I have time to photograph them (or need freezer space)! Now the Queen Anne's lace plants are just spiky stalks denuded of their blooms, but we have these to remind us of their past (and future) delicacy and glory.

In celebration of the beauties of flowers especially as photographed through ice and with a macro lens to show fine detail, I have created a collection dedicated to this subject.

My posts are on my blog:... more »

Frozen Beauties

Today it's pouring with rain, dull grey and windy. The leaves have all fallen and the flowers all finished. To cheer myself and everyone else up, I am sharing this photograph of deep frozen Queen Anne's Lace. The details of the tiny flowers that make up the 'platform' of the bloom are exquisite as seen through a macro lens. The flowers are frozen in blocks of ice when they are at their peak and then are preserved until I have time to photograph them (or need freezer space)! Now the Queen Anne's lace plants are just spiky stalks denuded of their blooms, but we have these to remind us of their past (and future) delicacy and glory.

In celebration of the beauties of flowers especially as photographed through ice and with a macro lens to show fine detail, I have created a collection dedicated to this subject.

My posts are on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .

#macro4all +Macro4All by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, +Walter Soestbergen
#artistphotographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene +Dorma Wiggin
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Benjamin, +William Banik, +Magy Duarte & +Olivier Poulet
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +10419852001929985760 +Francine Vanlé +Sonya Murray___

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2015-11-21 14:24:24 (53 comments; 11 reshares; 434 +1s)Open 

Close Quarters

Once you start really seeing fungi, or mushrooms, you discover that they are everywhere, in places you wouldn't have imagined. I have a friend who loves to photograph them and so on my walks around with Joni I keep my eyes open for possible subjects for her. I almost feel as if they belong to her, so I often don't take a picture myself until I have given shown them to her first to capture. On this occasion I couldn't resist them. The whole stump had perhaps 3 or 4 different varieties or stages, but these had such a wonderful thick smooth skinned clump that I took the photograph anyway.

A couple of days later my friend and I took a walk so she could see and photograph them but were horribly disappointed. Some nature vandals (we have lots of those, sadly) had kicked the whole clump to pieces. So I was just glad that I had taken this picture.
... more »

Close Quarters

Once you start really seeing fungi, or mushrooms, you discover that they are everywhere, in places you wouldn't have imagined. I have a friend who loves to photograph them and so on my walks around with Joni I keep my eyes open for possible subjects for her. I almost feel as if they belong to her, so I often don't take a picture myself until I have given shown them to her first to capture. On this occasion I couldn't resist them. The whole stump had perhaps 3 or 4 different varieties or stages, but these had such a wonderful thick smooth skinned clump that I took the photograph anyway.

A couple of days later my friend and I took a walk so she could see and photograph them but were horribly disappointed. Some nature vandals (we have lots of those, sadly) had kicked the whole clump to pieces. So I was just glad that I had taken this picture.

Happy Saturday everyone! It's raining here, perfect weather for growing more of these.

My posts are all on myblog here: www.elliekennard.ca .

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday by +Sabeena LoBello +Patricia A +Keith Elliott___

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2015-11-21 01:14:59 (18 comments; 1 reshares; 107 +1s)Open 

Collection
Week 24/26: Around the House

Sometimes other people's houses have more interesting things around them than you can find in your own. This collection of random items was on the front porch of a house not far from us. I loved how everything seemed to have been carefully placed to show each piece off to best advantage. My untrained eye couldn't detect any relationship between any of the pieces. I could only imagine that everything on that table had meaning to the people who had put it there. Closer inspection revealed all kinds of unexpected little surprises. The new G+ does not permit (so far) zooming in but if you can, enlarging the image will reveal some of the stranger additions. There are no children in this house, just in case you wondered.
My posts can all be read in my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .

#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery​+... more »

Collection
Week 24/26: Around the House

Sometimes other people's houses have more interesting things around them than you can find in your own. This collection of random items was on the front porch of a house not far from us. I loved how everything seemed to have been carefully placed to show each piece off to best advantage. My untrained eye couldn't detect any relationship between any of the pieces. I could only imagine that everything on that table had meaning to the people who had put it there. Closer inspection revealed all kinds of unexpected little surprises. The new G+ does not permit (so far) zooming in but if you can, enlarging the image will reveal some of the stranger additions. There are no children in this house, just in case you wondered.
My posts can all be read in my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .

#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery​ +Brandon Luk​ +Lauri Novak​ +Al Chris​ 
#everydaythings +EVERYDAY THINGS​ curated by +luca lancieri​ +Barbara Manciulli​ +Nynke B​ +Boba Musura​___

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2015-11-20 01:44:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

Man of a Thousand Songs

Sadly we lost Ron Hynes, iconic Newfoundland singer songwriter today. This is one of the most beautiful photographs I have seen of Ron, taken by +Steven Kennard in 2009.

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Ron Hynes

Sad news today that Ron Hynes, iconic Newfoundland Singer Songwriter,  "The Man of a Thousand Songs" has died.

I photographed him in 2009 and in 2011. This is from 2009.___Man of a Thousand Songs

Sadly we lost Ron Hynes, iconic Newfoundland singer songwriter today. This is one of the most beautiful photographs I have seen of Ron, taken by +Steven Kennard in 2009.

#notforblog  

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2015-11-18 14:30:52 (37 comments; 13 reshares; 327 +1s)Open 

Waiting Patiently

Border collies are working dogs and are happiest when they have a job. That job can be something as fun as playing Frisbee or ball, or as serious as sheep herding or search and rescue. Joni wears this pack often when we go for a walk, partly because it helps to focus her, but also because the weight it carries gives her additional exercise and builds stamina and muscle. When she sees me holding the pack, she walks up and puts her nose into the harness. As soon as it is buckled on her character changes to being calm and serious. She becomes a working dog in fact as well as name.

She is learning to wait patiently for me while I stop to chat with someone or to take a photograph as I was here. She has also learned to drop to a 'down' position wherever she is, when I raise my arms and call her name (this was how the sheep herder told me to train her). She... more »

Waiting Patiently

Border collies are working dogs and are happiest when they have a job. That job can be something as fun as playing Frisbee or ball, or as serious as sheep herding or search and rescue. Joni wears this pack often when we go for a walk, partly because it helps to focus her, but also because the weight it carries gives her additional exercise and builds stamina and muscle. When she sees me holding the pack, she walks up and puts her nose into the harness. As soon as it is buckled on her character changes to being calm and serious. She becomes a working dog in fact as well as name.

She is learning to wait patiently for me while I stop to chat with someone or to take a photograph as I was here. She has also learned to drop to a 'down' position wherever she is, when I raise my arms and call her name (this was how the sheep herder told me to train her). She will also come straight back to me and sit by my left side when I call her name and tap my leg. She needs to work a bit more on it as, like a child, at times she becomes distracted and needs a reminder that life is not all about play. But she is getting there. She will soon be 2 years old.

#woofwednesday +Woof Wednesday by +Sandra Nesbit and +Debbie Drummond
#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh and +Shannon Adelson

#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #dog  #JonisDiary  #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni ___

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