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Ellie Kennard

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

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Ellie Kennard has been at 12 events

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Heidi Anne Morris67,287#dogweekend AUGUST 27 & 28th Please post some pictures of dog/s! Event starts Saturday morning (gmt) ends Sunday night No limit to the amount of images. Please try not to post whole albums at once. *exception = if you are working with an Animal Shelter or Animal Rescue please share images of the dogs that need homes* This is a weekend long event open to all. *PLEASE KINDLY SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS* Share with us *:)) it's #dogweekend on Google Plus You can post a picture in the event or if use the tag #dogweekend (your pictures won't show up in the event stream unless you post them directly there - BUT - if you use the #dogweekend tag and post public - everyone will get to enjoy them) :)))IT'S #DOGWEEKEND on GOOGLE PLUS - AUGUST EDITION2016-08-27 10:00:0099  
Azlin Bloor57,915Google+ is turning 5! This is your virtual _PARTY!_ Come and join us, wherever you are, and celebrate with us! *Bring a drink and your favourite canapé!* _Party hat optional!_ Anyone who fancies, can come on and join us Live, even if it's just for 5 minutes! We'll drop the link during the show. YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhIJT1LzWok #G+5Global #Gplus5GlobalCasa Lin - AZ Live Fun!2016-06-26 21:00:0091  
Ellie Kennard56,620*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 Tom17,295You 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 cin82,729Samantha 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 Smith61,510Welcome 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 Yamamoto3,326,026We'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 16:00:0085  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,326,026Where 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 Yamamoto3,326,026The 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 Smith61,510Welcome 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 03:00:00266  
Heidi Anne Morris67,287Please 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 Smith61,510Welcome 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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2016-08-13 12:56:32 (59 comments; 8 reshares; 124 +1s; )Open 

Day Lily Delight

I always think of day lilies as one of the quintessential Canadian / North American summer flowers. I don't remember seeing them anywhere in Europe, though no doubt they exist there. So for your weekend enjoyment I present a multiple exposure of this joyful one which is growing in my garden. This seems to be one of the most common ones, but even so the bright colour always cheers me up no matter what else is going on.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website (many in a larger size, too) here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/delight/

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

+HQSP Photo Art curated... more »

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2016-11-25 23:37:22 (30 comments; 9 reshares; 87 +1s; )Open 

Where Else But My England?

I lived for 21 years in England in total and have been away from it except for short visits for almost 30. There are some scenes that are uniquely English memories for me (though they might well exist in other places) and I am hoping to find some of them on this trip and share them here. This is one special scene to start off with.

As you gather from this post, we are back in England for a visit to family and friends. Today we went for a lovely walk along the bank of a river near where Steven’s parents live. There is something so very English about a river in the country, with the weird and wonderful boats moored along a rickety jetty and the ‘Walk here at your own risk’ sign posted there. The path was damp and muddy with blackberries still in the hedgerows which surprised me as ours have been over with long ago, as well as the bright red wildroseh... more »

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2016-08-22 18:00:15 (40 comments; 7 reshares; 155 +1s; )Open 

Male Northern Crescent Butterfly
Phyciodes cocyta

This is a common butterfly around here in the summer, but I was really pleased to get this photo of it as it rested on the path. The patterns on its wings are finely drawn and the tips of its antennae are tiny orange balls (hard to see in this photo, to be fair). Rupert (our Cornish Rex cat) tried to catch it and almost succeeded (which is what drew it to my attention) but I managed to save it and put it safely out of his reach (he is on a long leash) so it could get over the shock and fly away. Have a lovely week everyone, full of lovely butterflies!

These tiny wildlife photographs are all on my gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/pearl-crescent/

#Animalia (+Animalia​) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET​#... more »

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2016-12-03 21:55:42 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 48 +1s; )Open 

Meet Elsie

Part 2: (One of the best things about our trip to England was finding family waiting for us. This was a really special trip for us as we met our two youngest grandchildren for the first time. In this post I am simply wanting to share with you, my dear readers a couple of photos I took of them. They are absolutely wonderful children.)

This was taken with my little vintage Russian lens, the Helios 44-2, which is my favourite for portraits, especially for black and white.

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

#helios44-2 #moodymonday +Moody Monday by +Alen Ianni #monochromemonday #monochrome

http://www.elliekennard.ca/joe-elsie/

Meet Elsie

Part 2: (One of the best things about our trip to England was finding family waiting for us. This was a really special trip for us as we met our two youngest grandchildren for the first time. In this post I am simply wanting to share with you, my dear readers a couple of photos I took of them. They are absolutely wonderful children.)

This was taken with my little vintage Russian lens, the Helios 44-2, which is my favourite for portraits, especially for black and white.

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

#helios44-2 #moodymonday +Moody Monday by +Alen Ianni #monochromemonday #monochrome

http://www.elliekennard.ca/joe-elsie/___

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2016-12-03 21:54:17 (20 comments; 0 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 


Meet Joe

One of the best things about our trip to England was finding family waiting for us. This was a really special trip for us as we met our two youngest grandchildren for the first time. In this post I am simply wanting to share with you, my dear readers a couple of photos I took of them. They are absolutely wonderful children.

This was taken with my little vintage Russian lens, the Helios 44-2, which is my favourite for portraits, especially for black and white.

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

#helios44-2 #moodymonday +Moody Monday​ by +Alen Ianni​ #monochromemonday #monochrome

http://www.elliekennard.ca/joe-elsie/


Meet Joe

One of the best things about our trip to England was finding family waiting for us. This was a really special trip for us as we met our two youngest grandchildren for the first time. In this post I am simply wanting to share with you, my dear readers a couple of photos I took of them. They are absolutely wonderful children.

This was taken with my little vintage Russian lens, the Helios 44-2, which is my favourite for portraits, especially for black and white.

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

#helios44-2 #moodymonday +Moody Monday​ by +Alen Ianni​ #monochromemonday #monochrome

http://www.elliekennard.ca/joe-elsie/___

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2016-11-25 23:37:22 (30 comments; 9 reshares; 87 +1s; )Open 

Where Else But My England?

I lived for 21 years in England in total and have been away from it except for short visits for almost 30. There are some scenes that are uniquely English memories for me (though they might well exist in other places) and I am hoping to find some of them on this trip and share them here. This is one special scene to start off with.

As you gather from this post, we are back in England for a visit to family and friends. Today we went for a lovely walk along the bank of a river near where Steven’s parents live. There is something so very English about a river in the country, with the weird and wonderful boats moored along a rickety jetty and the ‘Walk here at your own risk’ sign posted there. The path was damp and muddy with blackberries still in the hedgerows which surprised me as ours have been over with long ago, as well as the bright red wildroseh... more »

Where Else But My England?

I lived for 21 years in England in total and have been away from it except for short visits for almost 30. There are some scenes that are uniquely English memories for me (though they might well exist in other places) and I am hoping to find some of them on this trip and share them here. This is one special scene to start off with.

As you gather from this post, we are back in England for a visit to family and friends. Today we went for a lovely walk along the bank of a river near where Steven’s parents live. There is something so very English about a river in the country, with the weird and wonderful boats moored along a rickety jetty and the ‘Walk here at your own risk’ sign posted there. The path was damp and muddy with blackberries still in the hedgerows which surprised me as ours have been over with long ago, as well as the bright red wild rosehips. The trees still have some leaves and, though they lack the brilliance of the autumn foliage we see, there is a rich depth to their colours of yellow and browns and to the greens and rough black earth of the ploughed fields. This is always intensified by the dampness in the air and on the ground. A lonely horse grazed quietly in a field, hardly bothering to lift his head to watch us go past.

The sun was setting behind the misty paler clouds that were gathering in the distance beneath the darker cloud banks. It was by no means the most spectacular sunset, as my father-in-law assured me. In a way that made it more special for me, in the understated quiet ending of the day. So very British.

The full post can be read here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/where-else-but-england/
My landscape gallery is here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/landscapes/

For +Landscape Photography​​ theme by +Margaret Tompkins​​ and co. Thanks Margaret!___

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2016-11-24 21:37:59 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

England Swings

… like a pendulum do’ as the song goes. When one of my readers said he wanted to see a pair of Bobbys on bicycles two by two, I had to fix it for him somehow. Well they don’t ride around on bicycles in pairs anymore, and certainly not where we are.

So here’s my laughing policeman! Part of my England!

Thanks for modelling for me, +Steven Kennard​!

England Swings

… like a pendulum do’ as the song goes. When one of my readers said he wanted to see a pair of Bobbys on bicycles two by two, I had to fix it for him somehow. Well they don’t ride around on bicycles in pairs anymore, and certainly not where we are.

So here’s my laughing policeman! Part of my England!

Thanks for modelling for me, +Steven Kennard​!___

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2016-11-23 20:10:52 (24 comments; 6 reshares; 101 +1s; )Open 

Where Else But England?
I Wished For Swans

I lived for 21 years in England in total and have been away from it except for short visits for almost 30. There are some scenes that are uniquely English memories for me and I am hoping to find some of them on this trip and share them here. This is one of two special scenes to start off with. The other, in the full post is here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/where-else-but-england/

The river we were walking along is just by an RAF station and suddenly there were jets screaming deafeningly overhead as they practised whatever manoeuvres they were performing. The sound of the engines ripped through the air and buried itself in my chest so that, with my fingers in my ears I instinctively pulled my elbows in to protect my heart. I can't see how this noise is permitted in an area where people and wildlife can be so assaulted,... more »

Where Else But England?
I Wished For Swans

I lived for 21 years in England in total and have been away from it except for short visits for almost 30. There are some scenes that are uniquely English memories for me and I am hoping to find some of them on this trip and share them here. This is one of two special scenes to start off with. The other, in the full post is here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/where-else-but-england/

The river we were walking along is just by an RAF station and suddenly there were jets screaming deafeningly overhead as they practised whatever manoeuvres they were performing. The sound of the engines ripped through the air and buried itself in my chest so that, with my fingers in my ears I instinctively pulled my elbows in to protect my heart. I can't see how this noise is permitted in an area where people and wildlife can be so assaulted, but it is.  (I felt so sorry for the poor horse grazing nearby who couldn't put his hooves into his ears.)

And then, just as if they had read my mind and placed themselves where I couldn't miss them, I saw two swans dabbling in the reeds of a pond on the other side of the river bank. I don't believe I have seen a swan since I last lived in England. They are the quintessential royal bird, indeed they are the property of the Queen, no matter where they are found in the UK. They never turned their heads when the jets flew over. Their very presence and calm, elegant dignity turned that humble reedy pond at the edge of a muddy field into a place of silent, glowing, pristine beauty. It's all part of my England.
My gallery of animal photography is here: <a href="http://www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/animals/"

Read the full post here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/where-else-but-england/

For +Water Bird Wednesday​​ theme curated by +Margaret Tompkins​​___

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2016-11-17 17:04:24 (14 comments; 4 reshares; 69 +1s; )Open 

Experimenting With Patterns

Almost every time I drive past this scene I want to photograph it. It’s so close to where I live that I pass it several times a week, so I suppose it’s a good thing I don’t give in to this impulse each time or my hard drives would be filled with images of these experimental fields. And you, dear viewers, would be tired of them… But maybe you wouldn’t be bored, but would be as drawn to them as I am. The attraction of this scene is the constantly changing designs, growing over the original hard work of the farmer. In the spring the patches look wonderful with the neatly plowed rows and squares, then come the patterns of the sprouting crops in their straight lines; in the summer the grain varieties grow at different rates, but the overall look still remains crisp and defined in the blocks so carefully arranged by the planter. There is even a little,older tractor ... more »

Experimenting With Patterns

Almost every time I drive past this scene I want to photograph it. It’s so close to where I live that I pass it several times a week, so I suppose it’s a good thing I don’t give in to this impulse each time or my hard drives would be filled with images of these experimental fields. And you, dear viewers, would be tired of them… But maybe you wouldn’t be bored, but would be as drawn to them as I am. The attraction of this scene is the constantly changing designs, growing over the original hard work of the farmer. In the spring the patches look wonderful with the neatly plowed rows and squares, then come the patterns of the sprouting crops in their straight lines; in the summer the grain varieties grow at different rates, but the overall look still remains crisp and defined in the blocks so carefully arranged by the planter. There is even a little, older tractor that is used to cultivate these as they are too small for the monster vehicles normally used in modern day agriculture (and by the same farmer on different fields).

So although I am pretty sure that I have shared an image of this scene previously, I hope you will indulge my obsession and enjoy an October evening view as the fields are ready for harvest. The foreground is an expanse of soy as a foil to the crops behind. Two days after I took this, the soy was harvested and it all looked different again.

For +Farm Friday​ #farmfriday moderated by myself, +Susanne Stelle​ and +Steven Kennard​
As well as +Landscape Photography​ by +Margaret Tompkins​ et al.

View the full gallery of landscape photography here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/landscapes/

The original post with full size image is here: www.elliekennard.ca/experiments/___

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2016-11-15 12:18:19 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

Now here it's all about the moon!

Great super moon +Steven Kennard​!

Tonight's Supermoon

Apparently it doesn't get any bigger than this. #supermoon  
This is the best detail I could get out of it on this unique occasion!___Now here it's all about the moon!

Great super moon +Steven Kennard​!

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2016-11-15 02:20:36 (31 comments; 4 reshares; 95 +1s; )Open 

It's Not Just About the Moon

When we were out photographing the moon last night, Steven said something that resonated with me when I saw this image. He said "it's not only about the moon, it's about what's around and under it". And this photo is about the moon, but also about the clouds, the light reflected on the waters and the shining mud of low tide, as well as the tiny lights glimmering on the shore on the other side of the bay.

It's so much more than just a beautiful big moon. It's what it's all about when I'm out with friends, in beautiful surroundings, in the still of a cold night as the moon rises through the clouds over the Minas Basin, in Nova Scotia.

See the rest of my Landscapes gallery here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/landscapes/

For +Moody Monday​ #moodyMonday by +Alen Ianni​#... more »

It's Not Just About the Moon

When we were out photographing the moon last night, Steven said something that resonated with me when I saw this image. He said "it's not only about the moon, it's about what's around and under it". And this photo is about the moon, but also about the clouds, the light reflected on the waters and the shining mud of low tide, as well as the tiny lights glimmering on the shore on the other side of the bay.

It's so much more than just a beautiful big moon. It's what it's all about when I'm out with friends, in beautiful surroundings, in the still of a cold night as the moon rises through the clouds over the Minas Basin, in Nova Scotia.

See the rest of my Landscapes gallery here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/landscapes/

For +Moody Monday​ #moodyMonday by +Alen Ianni​
#supermoon
My posts are all on my site and this one is found here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/not-about-the-moon/___

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2016-11-03 11:35:47 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 65 +1s; )Open 

From Home
First part of this post is here: https://plus.google.com/+EllieKennard/posts/7JcdunBQLFy

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After taking a few photos (see earlier post) the cloud really thickened so that we could barely see the moon any longer and we gave up and decided to pack up cameras and tripods and head for home. As we drove away we remarked to each other that for sure as soon as we left that cloud would disappear and we would be in the wrong place to get a picture. Sure enough, as we turned into our drive, the moon was appearing above the trees at the bottom of our field. The cloud was beginning to break up and you could just see that full moon coming through, though looking much smaller than it had before. This next photo was taken from our driveway, when a ring began to appear around it, with the trees silhouetted underneath. So after this we now will choose a location for next month and... more »

From Home
First part of this post is here: https://plus.google.com/+EllieKennard/posts/7JcdunBQLFy

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After taking a few photos (see earlier post) the cloud really thickened so that we could barely see the moon any longer and we gave up and decided to pack up cameras and tripods and head for home. As we drove away we remarked to each other that for sure as soon as we left that cloud would disappear and we would be in the wrong place to get a picture. Sure enough, as we turned into our drive, the moon was appearing above the trees at the bottom of our field. The cloud was beginning to break up and you could just see that full moon coming through, though looking much smaller than it had before. This next photo was taken from our driveway, when a ring began to appear around it, with the trees silhouetted underneath. So after this we now will choose a location for next month and wait and hope that the elements will be kind to us and the night not too cold.

+Moody Monday​​ #moodymonday by +Alen Ianni​​
http://www.elliekennard.ca/night-after/#1
_See my full landscape gallery here; _ http://www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/landscapes/___

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2016-11-01 01:55:07 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 55 +1s; )Open 

The Farms Around the Village
The previous part of this post is here: https://plus.google.com/+EllieKennard/posts/co2rxAGABRs

Just to the right of the scene in the post linked above is the farm near our house. Surrounded by the colours of harvested golden fields and the glowing leaves everywhere, the small white buildings cresting the hill look protected and inviting under that heavy sky. Some gulls in the field in front of me are settled, resting on the ground, some searching for worms, grubs or rodents that can be found in the stubble. Their white feathers are a striking contrast to the darker, vibrant tones around them. Suddenly, one starts up and the whole flock lifts to wheel in the air and fly into the wind. I am forced to turn away as the cold rain really begins to fall. Winter is coming.

http://www.elliekennard.ca/farm-fall#2


The Farms Around the Village
The previous part of this post is here: https://plus.google.com/+EllieKennard/posts/co2rxAGABRs

Just to the right of the scene in the post linked above is the farm near our house. Surrounded by the colours of harvested golden fields and the glowing leaves everywhere, the small white buildings cresting the hill look protected and inviting under that heavy sky. Some gulls in the field in front of me are settled, resting on the ground, some searching for worms, grubs or rodents that can be found in the stubble. Their white feathers are a striking contrast to the darker, vibrant tones around them. Suddenly, one starts up and the whole flock lifts to wheel in the air and fly into the wind. I am forced to turn away as the cold rain really begins to fall. Winter is coming.

http://www.elliekennard.ca/farm-fall#2
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2016-10-30 18:11:10 (12 comments; 4 reshares; 61 +1s; )Open 

White Rose's Glowing Heart of Summer

With the chilly temperatures of autumn creeping into our bones in Nova Scotia, I felt like seeing a flashback to the drowsy heat of summer. This white rose in multiple exposure shows the warm glow inside the cool white petals. This beautiful flower was blooming in the middle of Halifax in the public gardens which are like a quiet oasis of peace with the bustling of the city surrounding it. As the gardens in the city, the heart of a flower is an oasis of visual sweetness for the visitor to sit and contemplate, just as it is literally for nectar seeking insects. I hope this warm-hearted rose has brought back a memory of summer days and taken some of the chill you might be feeling from the cold damp days of autumn.

See the full posting with photograph here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/white-rose/
My 'When Life is a Blur' photoga... more »

White Rose's Glowing Heart of Summer

With the chilly temperatures of autumn creeping into our bones in Nova Scotia, I felt like seeing a flashback to the drowsy heat of summer. This white rose in multiple exposure shows the warm glow inside the cool white petals. This beautiful flower was blooming in the middle of Halifax in the public gardens which are like a quiet oasis of peace with the bustling of the city surrounding it. As the gardens in the city, the heart of a flower is an oasis of visual sweetness for the visitor to sit and contemplate, just as it is literally for nectar seeking insects. I hope this warm-hearted rose has brought back a memory of summer days and taken some of the chill you might be feeling from the cold damp days of autumn.

See the full posting with photograph here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/white-rose/
My 'When Life is a Blur' photo gallery can be viewed here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/
Perhaps not too late for :
#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Jetski +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski ___

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2016-10-29 22:46:44 (15 comments; 0 reshares; 72 +1s; )Open 

Change to Fall
First part of this is here: https://plus.google.com/+EllieKennard/posts/6YLWL4NkeJp

And then, suddenly it’s here, in all its glorious colour. Different fields, with grain crops gathered in are the foraging grounds for these many gulls – standing so still then lifting, wheeling, falling, dropping to stand again in groups as if by some invisible command. The light is on the backdrop of the autumn reds, golds and browns against the darker shades of the North Mountain behind. The heavy clouds above threaten rain that begins to fall in slanting drops as I am taking the pictures, trying to shield my lens from the water. I know that with the wind and rain most of these beautiful leaves will be a carpet before the week is out and this will be changed again, ready for the winter landscape.

See the full post here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/farm-fall/
Myland... more »

Change to Fall
First part of this is here: https://plus.google.com/+EllieKennard/posts/6YLWL4NkeJp

And then, suddenly it’s here, in all its glorious colour. Different fields, with grain crops gathered in are the foraging grounds for these many gulls – standing so still then lifting, wheeling, falling, dropping to stand again in groups as if by some invisible command. The light is on the backdrop of the autumn reds, golds and browns against the darker shades of the North Mountain behind. The heavy clouds above threaten rain that begins to fall in slanting drops as I am taking the pictures, trying to shield my lens from the water. I know that with the wind and rain most of these beautiful leaves will be a carpet before the week is out and this will be changed again, ready for the winter landscape.

See the full post here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/farm-fall/
My landscape gallery is here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/landscapes/

Way too many people on this list! But I think this at least semi qualifies for this theme
#notatheme #seagullbuttsaturday
+Robin Griggs Wood​​ +Ursula Klepper​​ +Christin McLeod​​ +Sassi Sassmannshausen​​ +Lauri Novak​​ +Richard Ball​​ +Craig Szymanski​​ +Melissa Beagle​​ +Ellie Kennard​​ +Cora Triton​​ +Steve Savoie​​ +Pam Wolfe​​ +*** +Jon Cassill​​ +Tom McGowan​​ +Annie Irving​​ +Diana Boyd​​ +Debby Moran​​ +Alex Lapidus​​ +Lou McCorkle​​ +*** +Kimmetal Smith​​ +Bette Kauffman​​ +Liz C​​ +*** +Darion Jackman​​ +Steven Kennard​​ +Sharon Stone​​ +Dawn Siadatan​​ +Sumit Sen​​ +Jasbir S. Randhawa​​ +Gazzaroonii T.​​ +John Wade​​ +Dave Bell​​ +Swee Oh​​ +Leo Deegan​​ +Nancy Battis Vita​​ +Patrick Kelly​​ +Marilyn Benham​​ +Mari Luukkonen​​ +Lora Lee Chapman​​ +Giselle Savoie​​ +Carin Bruce​​ +David Q. Cohen​​ +Gernot Glaeser​​ +Maureen Roberson​​ +Brian Grzelewski​​ +cobalt please​​ +Darcee McCutcheon​​ +Annelies Jansen​​ +Rachel Ferris​​ +Margaret Tompkins​​ +Jan Vermeulen​​
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2016-10-28 18:22:18 (14 comments; 6 reshares; 80 +1s; )Open 

Farm Seasons Changing to Fall

For every photograph that I take, there are far, far more that I miss. They are the pictures stored in my memory, ready for when I plan to go back and spend the time it takes to get it right. They are the ones that got away because the scene is never there again. That first time, the light was just right, the elements all came together in a pattern or shape that was perfect, or something else about it made that moment (as every moment) unique. You can never get it back. As we drove by this scene at the end of the summer, the light and dark lines in the harvested fields, cresting the curving hills really made me want to photograph it. Unfortunately each time we were passing it we were in a hurry to go somewhere and it is right on the main highway, making a sudden stop a dangerous manoeuvre. So every time I had to content myself with looking longingly at the... more »

Farm Seasons Changing to Fall

For every photograph that I take, there are far, far more that I miss. They are the pictures stored in my memory, ready for when I plan to go back and spend the time it takes to get it right. They are the ones that got away because the scene is never there again. That first time, the light was just right, the elements all came together in a pattern or shape that was perfect, or something else about it made that moment (as every moment) unique. You can never get it back. As we drove by this scene at the end of the summer, the light and dark lines in the harvested fields, cresting the curving hills really made me want to photograph it. Unfortunately each time we were passing it we were in a hurry to go somewhere and it is right on the main highway, making a sudden stop a dangerous manoeuvre. So every time I had to content myself with looking longingly at the curves of the landscape and the straight paths left by the mower, the big round bales and the smaller squared ones.  I knew that soon these would be gathered in and the green growth would blur the clean look of the field, the impression of all the elements flowing like meandering streams down the hill. On this particular weekend we set out specially to catch it. We had to stop on the side of the busy highway, with cars and trucks rushing past and the wind they created making it difficult to be still enough for the photograph. I had a long walk to get to this particular vantage point (sorry on the one hand that I had not brought my tripod, but also glad as it would have been so heavy to haul along the shoulder of the highway) and the day itself was a very blustery one as you see by the sky. I could already feel the shift of the season beginning with the gathering in of the crops.
See the full post with additional images here (though I will be posting the other parts here, too, so keep watching): http://www.elliekennard.ca/farm-fall/
My landscape photography gallery is here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/landscapes/

For #farmfriday +Farm Friday with myself, +Susanne Stelle and +Steven Kennard as the moderators.
Also for #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla___

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2016-10-27 23:32:39 (18 comments; 0 reshares; 44 +1s; )Open 

Michelle Cooking

An evening meal with friends is one of the greatest pleasures we can have. Wonderful food, interesting conversation, warmth and laughter. Nothing makes you feel as good on a long drive home as the feelings that linger. Thank you, Michelle and Kyle. It was a lovely evening.

Both portraits in the post were taken with the vintage Helios 44-2 lens
#Helios44-2 #vintagelens

See the post with another image here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/chelle/ 

Michelle Cooking

An evening meal with friends is one of the greatest pleasures we can have. Wonderful food, interesting conversation, warmth and laughter. Nothing makes you feel as good on a long drive home as the feelings that linger. Thank you, Michelle and Kyle. It was a lovely evening.

Both portraits in the post were taken with the vintage Helios 44-2 lens
#Helios44-2 #vintagelens

See the post with another image here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/chelle/ ___

2016-10-26 13:25:09 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 54 +1s; )Open 

Wish I'd been with him on this trip, but I do get to see the wonderful images he has posted and look forward to the building of his new collection. The first image is wonderfully dramatic!
Thanks for sharing +Steven Kennard

Wish I'd been with him on this trip, but I do get to see the wonderful images he has posted and look forward to the building of his new collection. The first image is wonderfully dramatic!
Thanks for sharing +Steven Kennard___

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2016-10-25 22:14:33 (20 comments; 4 reshares; 126 +1s; )Open 

Black-Eyed Susans Lighting up the Shadows

Life has become hectic as we prepare for the winter. Night is coming earlier and earlier and even during the day the clouds, whipped by the winds will darken the sky before releasing their chilly rains. The summer really has finished, but despite all of that, if you look into their secret hiding places behind bushes and in sheltered areas, you will find these bright splashes of light to cheer the gloomiest day. I hope you enjoy these sunny little wild flowers and that they brighten your day.

Original post here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/black-eyed-susans/

See more floral images on my Flora gallery. http://www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/flora/ #helios44-2 #vintagelens #flowers

Black-Eyed Susans Lighting up the Shadows

Life has become hectic as we prepare for the winter. Night is coming earlier and earlier and even during the day the clouds, whipped by the winds will darken the sky before releasing their chilly rains. The summer really has finished, but despite all of that, if you look into their secret hiding places behind bushes and in sheltered areas, you will find these bright splashes of light to cheer the gloomiest day. I hope you enjoy these sunny little wild flowers and that they brighten your day.

Original post here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/black-eyed-susans/

See more floral images on my Flora gallery. http://www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/flora/ #helios44-2 #vintagelens #flowers___

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2016-10-20 22:50:24 (19 comments; 6 reshares; 95 +1s; )Open 

Petals Like Butterflies
More hydrangea delight. Part 1 is here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EllieKennard/posts/1dDA1N8oFvZ

When I look at these petals, they seem to me almost like delightful random butterflies, flitting about in the breeze and landing here and there on the stems. The blurred background bokeh effect from the vintage lens I used almost gives the appearance of a reflection under this branch.

The full post is here (but I will post the rest here, so watch this space): http://www.elliekennard.ca/fall-hydrangeas/

All my posts are on my phlog: www.elliekennard.ca
My Flora photo gallery can be see here: www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/flora

#flora #flowers #floral #helios44-2 #vintagelens

http://www.elliekennard.ca/fall-hydrangeas/#1



Petals Like Butterflies
More hydrangea delight. Part 1 is here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EllieKennard/posts/1dDA1N8oFvZ

When I look at these petals, they seem to me almost like delightful random butterflies, flitting about in the breeze and landing here and there on the stems. The blurred background bokeh effect from the vintage lens I used almost gives the appearance of a reflection under this branch.

The full post is here (but I will post the rest here, so watch this space): http://www.elliekennard.ca/fall-hydrangeas/

All my posts are on my phlog: www.elliekennard.ca
My Flora photo gallery can be see here: www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/flora

#flora #flowers #floral #helios44-2 #vintagelens

http://www.elliekennard.ca/fall-hydrangeas/#1

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2016-10-19 17:37:11 (15 comments; 4 reshares; 59 +1s; )Open 

Fall Hydrangeas

This particular type of hydrangea might seem rather subdued compared to the much more lush ones we usually see in blues and bright pinks, but for me it has an understated delicate appeal as the petals vary in colours even on the same branch, from cream to soft pink then tinged with pale brown in the autumn. They are one of my favourite subjects to photograph in the fall as they are such a contrast to the bright flamboyant golden and red display of leaves on the trees around them. Just looking at them lifts the spirits.
All my posts are on my phlog: www.elliekennard.ca
My Flora photo gallery can be see here: www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/flora

#flora #flowers #floral #helios44-2 #vintagelens

The full post is here (but I will post the rest here, so watch this space): http://www.elliekennard.ca/fall-hydrangeas/

Fall Hydrangeas

This particular type of hydrangea might seem rather subdued compared to the much more lush ones we usually see in blues and bright pinks, but for me it has an understated delicate appeal as the petals vary in colours even on the same branch, from cream to soft pink then tinged with pale brown in the autumn. They are one of my favourite subjects to photograph in the fall as they are such a contrast to the bright flamboyant golden and red display of leaves on the trees around them. Just looking at them lifts the spirits.
All my posts are on my phlog: www.elliekennard.ca
My Flora photo gallery can be see here: www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/flora

#flora #flowers #floral #helios44-2 #vintagelens

The full post is here (but I will post the rest here, so watch this space): http://www.elliekennard.ca/fall-hydrangeas/___

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2016-10-18 20:49:13 (15 comments; 0 reshares; 80 +1s; )Open 

The Night After the Night Before - Super Moon Rising

The night of the full moon (the night after my previous posting) I went out again, this time with Steven, hopefully having overcome the technical issues, to try to get a better photo of it. That night, the elements decided to get involved and a single big cloud rose with it. There were stars around the sky in other places, so this really was a cloud dedicated to obscuring the Super Moon. I took the photo here in spite of it, as the colours reflecting off the water in the bay and the cloud around made it look more like a sunset than a moon rise. It was much darker than the night before as the sun had gone down over half an hour earlier.

all my postings are on my Phlog: http://www.elliekennard.ca
See more of my landscape images on my gallery: http://www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/landscapes/

#huntersmoon #moon... more »

The Night After the Night Before - Super Moon Rising

The night of the full moon (the night after my previous posting) I went out again, this time with Steven, hopefully having overcome the technical issues, to try to get a better photo of it. That night, the elements decided to get involved and a single big cloud rose with it. There were stars around the sky in other places, so this really was a cloud dedicated to obscuring the Super Moon. I took the photo here in spite of it, as the colours reflecting off the water in the bay and the cloud around made it look more like a sunset than a moon rise. It was much darker than the night before as the sun had gone down over half an hour earlier.

all my postings are on my Phlog: http://www.elliekennard.ca
See more of my landscape images on my gallery: http://www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/landscapes/

#huntersmoon #moon #nightsky #fullmoon #supermoon
http://www.elliekennard.ca/night-after/___

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2016-10-18 00:16:16 (29 comments; 3 reshares; 105 +1s; )Open 

Hunters moon, Super Moon over the Minas Basin

We had a fun time, Linda and I, planning our trip to try to photograph the Supermoon which was also the Hunter’s Moon this month. We chose the location to try to get the reflection of the moon in the little water that would be visible at one of the lowest tides, if possible. We also hoped to get some cliffs in the scene, but I miscalculated the position of the moon and it rose in a different place from where I thought it would so we only have the tidal flats and water in the scene. (Note to self for next time: calibrate the device for the app before using it if you hope for any degree of accuracy.)

This was the night before the full moon which was the best for getting some light into the landscape as the sun set just before the moon rose. The next night it was much darker as the sunset was half an hour before moonrise and itw... more »

Hunters moon, Super Moon over the Minas Basin

We had a fun time, Linda and I, planning our trip to try to photograph the Supermoon which was also the Hunter’s Moon this month. We chose the location to try to get the reflection of the moon in the little water that would be visible at one of the lowest tides, if possible. We also hoped to get some cliffs in the scene, but I miscalculated the position of the moon and it rose in a different place from where I thought it would so we only have the tidal flats and water in the scene. (Note to self for next time: calibrate the device for the app before using it if you hope for any degree of accuracy.)

This was the night before the full moon which was the best for getting some light into the landscape as the sun set just before the moon rose. The next night it was much darker as the sunset was half an hour before moonrise and it wasn’t possible to see much foreground.

I liked this one with the colours of the fading light from the setting sun which just showed a hint of the foreground detail and warmed the sky. The atmosphere on the horizon gave the moon the reddish tone.

We had a few other little technical difficulties which meant that most of the images from that night are not usable, but every photographic session seems to be a learning experience and we plan to try again next month on the 13th, putting into practice what we learned from that evening’s results. And I have in mind a setting where we can get some cliffs into the scene as well. What we have to hope for is the same clear weather on that night, though a few wispy clouds would work nicely, too!

All of my posts are on my phlog: http://www.elliekennard.ca

See more of my landscape photographs on my gallery: http://www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/landscapes/

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography​​ curated by +Margaret Tompkins​​ +Eric Drumm​​ +Chandler L. Walker​​ +Krzysztof Felczak​​ +AJ Lim​​ +Jeff Beddow​​ +H Peter Ji​​ +Jani Westman​​ +Dorma Wiggin​​ +Ranco Sevla Sevla​​

+Moody Monday​​ #moodyMonday curated by +Alen Ianni​​

http://www.elliekennard.ca/hunters-super-moon/___

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2016-10-14 17:29:43 (22 comments; 1 reshares; 62 +1s; )Open 

Welcome Cat, Lion's Head Trail
View all the images on this post here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/welcome/

During our trip to Ontario last Spring we went on a couple of hikes through the trails around Georgian Bay. On this particular day we were heading to the cliff’s of Lion’s Head, so we parked our car and had to make our way along a road to access the main trail. It was a lovely warm spring day for a hike and as Steve and I walked along together chatting, we saw in the distance a little orange cat heading down a driveway towards the road. He seemed to be coming with a purpose, as he turned at the end of the drive and headed in our direction.

He kept walking towards us as if intent on greeting us personally at the start of our trek. As he drew closer he slowed down and sat as if waiting for us to reach him. We’re used to cats that talk to us all the time, butthis ... more »

Welcome Cat, Lion's Head Trail
View all the images on this post here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/welcome/

During our trip to Ontario last Spring we went on a couple of hikes through the trails around Georgian Bay. On this particular day we were heading to the cliff’s of Lion’s Head, so we parked our car and had to make our way along a road to access the main trail. It was a lovely warm spring day for a hike and as Steve and I walked along together chatting, we saw in the distance a little orange cat heading down a driveway towards the road. He seemed to be coming with a purpose, as he turned at the end of the drive and headed in our direction.

He kept walking towards us as if intent on greeting us personally at the start of our trek. As he drew closer he slowed down and sat as if waiting for us to reach him. We’re used to cats that talk to us all the time, but this cat never made a sound. As we got up to him, he rolled over and invited us to pat him, loving the attention from another set of hikers that he waylaid at the start of their climb up the cliffs of Lion’s Head.

As Steve patted him I got this portrait of this a gentle beautiful ginger cat who gave us such a great welcome to our start of the Lion’s Head Trail.
My Animals Gallery is here, where you can see all of my animal photographs: http://www.elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/animals/

#cat  
#onecataday  #onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway #caturday  +Sandra Deichmann​  +OneCatADay - Photo Theme Page​ 
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2016-10-07 17:15:47 (9 comments; 7 reshares; 103 +1s; )Open 

Goodbye to the Monarchs
If you missed the previous section of this piece, you can view it here: https://plus.google.com/+EllieKennard/posts/WyUSiayZtvH

A couple of days after this was the last time we saw a Monarch before the rain and bad weather set in. I had gone with my friend (and her new lens) in the hopes of catching sight of them before they left on their journey down south. We walked almost the whole path and were heading back home, disappointed (though she got a nice close-up of Joni :D) when we spotted one solitary one sitting alone, up in a tree at the side of the path. It stayed a little out of reach, opening and closing its wings in the sun’s rays, but she managed to get a few good shots of it before we had to head home.

Who would have thought that chatting with a friend about getting herself a new zoom lens would have led to such an opportunity and such al... more »

Goodbye to the Monarchs
If you missed the previous section of this piece, you can view it here: https://plus.google.com/+EllieKennard/posts/WyUSiayZtvH

A couple of days after this was the last time we saw a Monarch before the rain and bad weather set in. I had gone with my friend (and her new lens) in the hopes of catching sight of them before they left on their journey down south. We walked almost the whole path and were heading back home, disappointed (though she got a nice close-up of Joni :D) when we spotted one solitary one sitting alone, up in a tree at the side of the path. It stayed a little out of reach, opening and closing its wings in the sun’s rays, but she managed to get a few good shots of it before we had to head home.

Who would have thought that chatting with a friend about getting herself a new zoom lens would have led to such an opportunity and such a lovely record to remind me of that serendipitous walk along the trail? I really look forward to seeing them again next year, if they are able to return to our little corner of Nova Scotia.

Read the full story with all the photographs on my posting: http://elliekennard.ca/monarchs/
And view my Tiny Wildlife gallery of images here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife/

http://elliekennard.ca/monarchs/#6___

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2016-10-05 20:24:54 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 58 +1s; )Open 

Sci-Fi Insects?

This pair of insects appeared on the porch of a little house in the woods. While everyone was inside (it was a really really tiny cabin) I tried to get some photographs of them, to be able to identify them later on. The time was late afternoon and the trees were shading the area heavily, so the light was very low, making it more difficult, but I did get a couple of them. When I enlarged them I was able to see these amazing eyes and formation and markings of the bodies. They are so delicate looking with those long legs and fine wings.

If anyone knows what these might be, please let me know. They look like something from outer space!

Read the full story with another photograph of these on my posting: http://elliekennard.ca/sci-fi-insects/
and see more images on my Tiny Wildlife gallery here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife/
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Sci-Fi Insects?

This pair of insects appeared on the porch of a little house in the woods. While everyone was inside (it was a really really tiny cabin) I tried to get some photographs of them, to be able to identify them later on. The time was late afternoon and the trees were shading the area heavily, so the light was very low, making it more difficult, but I did get a couple of them. When I enlarged them I was able to see these amazing eyes and formation and markings of the bodies. They are so delicate looking with those long legs and fine wings.

If anyone knows what these might be, please let me know. They look like something from outer space!

Read the full story with another photograph of these on my posting: http://elliekennard.ca/sci-fi-insects/
and see more images on my Tiny Wildlife gallery here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife/

#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus___

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2016-10-05 12:38:39 (26 comments; 1 reshares; 78 +1s; )Open 

And Now For Something Completely Different
If you missed the previous section of the story, it is here:
https://plus.google.com/+EllieKennard/posts/KCX9ZBKwBG4

As I was engrossed in trying to get another angle and another close shot (of the monarch butterflies), I suddenly looked down and saw the most enormous spider I have ever seen outside of a zoo. It must have been over an inch and a half long, the body alone, sitting in a thick web, right beside where I was crouched. I have no idea what kind it is, but perhaps a reader can tell me if you know. If you are sensitive to spider photographs, feel free to skip down to the next section! I have to say it did make me look more carefully before I stepped into the brush off the path.
Thanks to +Sandy Vetter who tells me: This is a "Yellow Argiope, People use a variety of other names like Garden spider or "Sewing... more »

And Now For Something Completely Different
If you missed the previous section of the story, it is here:
https://plus.google.com/+EllieKennard/posts/KCX9ZBKwBG4

As I was engrossed in trying to get another angle and another close shot (of the monarch butterflies), I suddenly looked down and saw the most enormous spider I have ever seen outside of a zoo. It must have been over an inch and a half long, the body alone, sitting in a thick web, right beside where I was crouched. I have no idea what kind it is, but perhaps a reader can tell me if you know. If you are sensitive to spider photographs, feel free to skip down to the next section! I have to say it did make me look more carefully before I stepped into the brush off the path.
Thanks to +Sandy Vetter who tells me: This is a "Yellow Argiope, People use a variety of other names like Garden spider or "Sewing Machine" spider, because of the zigzag she weaves in her web. And it is a she, the male is incredibly small in comparison. :-) I'm so glad you took this and posted it, they are not only gorgeous but they do such a great job in catching insect pests! :-)" Thanks Sandy!

Read the full story with all the photographs on my posting: http://elliekennard.ca/monarchs/
I will be posting more of the story on here, though, so stay tuned!

#Animalia ( +Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus

http://elliekennard.ca/monarchs/#5___

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2016-10-04 18:36:23 (22 comments; 1 reshares; 103 +1s; )Open 

Getting Even Closer - Serendipity and Monarchs Continued
If you missed the previous section, it is here: https://plus.google.com/+EllieKennard/posts/GC6jt7ZT1dJ

...When I felt that I had got all I could in the way of photographs and as the wind was getting really too strong for anything to stay still long enough, I made my way home, feeling a wonderful happiness from this chance encounter...

The next day we returned, Joni and I, and we brought Steven. As I had lent it to my friend, I no longer had that long lens with me but as we were leaving, Steven asked me why I didn't use the macro lens we have, which I had completely forgotten about. This was one where I would be able to get so much closer, if only we saw any of the Monarchs again. As we walked around the path, it appeared to be unlikely as, once again it was quite windy. They seemed to be keeping hidden from usun... more »

Getting Even Closer - Serendipity and Monarchs Continued
If you missed the previous section, it is here: https://plus.google.com/+EllieKennard/posts/GC6jt7ZT1dJ

...When I felt that I had got all I could in the way of photographs and as the wind was getting really too strong for anything to stay still long enough, I made my way home, feeling a wonderful happiness from this chance encounter...

The next day we returned, Joni and I, and we brought Steven. As I had lent it to my friend, I no longer had that long lens with me but as we were leaving, Steven asked me why I didn't use the macro lens we have, which I had completely forgotten about. This was one where I would be able to get so much closer, if only we saw any of the Monarchs again. As we walked around the path, it appeared to be unlikely as, once again it was quite windy. They seemed to be keeping hidden from us until, as the day before, there they all were, in their brilliant glory, dancing about in the wildflowersI And we got right in among them this time, taking photo after photo as they took no notice of us while they drank from the wild flowers along the edge of the wood. With that lens I got much closer and got photographs of the sole male we found as well as females, close enough to easily distinguish the telltale black spot on the lower wing of the male along with the more delicate tracery of the markings on him. You can see these in this next photograph. The female lacks the black spot and has much thicker markings.

Read the full story with all the photographs on my posting: http://elliekennard.ca/monarchs/
I will be posting more of the story on here, though, so stay tuned!

#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus

elliekennard.ca/monarchs/#4___

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2016-10-02 00:21:39 (17 comments; 4 reshares; 86 +1s; )Open 

Garden Jester

In another burst of fiery colour, the day lily here as shown in a multiple exposure looks as delightful as the hat worn by a jester of old.

I was visiting the garden of a friend during a BBQ get-together and while others were chatting I wandered around among their flowers with my camera. They had some of the most exquisite blooms as well as a profusion of wonderful vegetables (believe me, they have more than their fair share of green fingers and green thumbs between them) and this one cried out to be photographed multiple times. So I couldn’t resist. As the cooler autumn advances too quickly, I hope this might cheer us all with the warm memories of summer evenings with friends.

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/
And the post is on my site:more »

Garden Jester

In another burst of fiery colour, the day lily here as shown in a multiple exposure looks as delightful as the hat worn by a jester of old.

I was visiting the garden of a friend during a BBQ get-together and while others were chatting I wandered around among their flowers with my camera. They had some of the most exquisite blooms as well as a profusion of wonderful vegetables (believe me, they have more than their fair share of green fingers and green thumbs between them) and this one cried out to be photographed multiple times. So I couldn’t resist. As the cooler autumn advances too quickly, I hope this might cheer us all with the warm memories of summer evenings with friends.

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/
And the post is on my site:
http://elliekennard.ca/jester/

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Jetski +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
+HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels #hqspphotoart #creativephotos +CREATIVE PHOTOS by +Edith Kukla and +Holger Fährmann ___

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2016-09-27 21:09:13 (22 comments; 1 reshares; 54 +1s; )Open 

I'm Only Half Here
I have the Most Wonderful Husband in the World.

And I miss him a lot! He is in New Zealand, 10,000 miles from me, but before he left he posted this.

Thinking of you +Steven Kennard​​​

Portrait of Ellie

As I get ready to go to New Zealand I thought I would post a photograph I took of my beautiful wife, Ellie, who won't be able to go with me on my trip. It's a long journey, but I won't be away for many days, so this image of her will come with me. By chance, when I saw it, it reminded me a lot of a photograph taken of her when she was 18. When I saw that, I thought I would like to try to reproduce it. I'll have to wait for when I get back for that.
The original can be seen here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/105804664540125819976/albums/5705374986375973953/5733227911642510706?pid=5733227911642510706&oid=105804664540125819976

We got a Russian vintage lens, the Helios 44-2 with adapter and this was taken with that lens.

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Jetski +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
For #FridaysAreBokehlicious lovers +Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +David Mathre +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wesly Smith +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Liz C
#vintagelens   #helios   #helios44  ___I'm Only Half Here
I have the Most Wonderful Husband in the World.

And I miss him a lot! He is in New Zealand, 10,000 miles from me, but before he left he posted this.

Thinking of you +Steven Kennard​​​

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2016-09-25 20:45:06 (20 comments; 4 reshares; 102 +1s; )Open 

I felt as if I Had Come Across a Field of Dancing Unicorns
(If you missed the previous section, it is here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EllieKennard/posts/KNyv1vsp8SX)

...I finally gave up and carried on around the path on the nature trail, determined not to let my frustration spoil the beautiful afternoon walk....

Then suddenly there was a heart stopping moment. I rounded the edge of the woods toward the field and there they were! There must have been more than 20 Monarchs. I felt as if I had come across a field of unicorns, in a dream, so beautiful were they all, drifting about on the light wind, stopping here and there to sip at the nectar in the wild flowers. I was almost afraid to walk forward into this scene, as I lifted my camera to my eye, starting to photograph from a distance, then closer and closer, remembering to breathe only now and then, so moved was I by... more »

I felt as if I Had Come Across a Field of Dancing Unicorns
(If you missed the previous section, it is here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EllieKennard/posts/KNyv1vsp8SX)

...I finally gave up and carried on around the path on the nature trail, determined not to let my frustration spoil the beautiful afternoon walk....

Then suddenly there was a heart stopping moment. I rounded the edge of the woods toward the field and there they were! There must have been more than 20 Monarchs. I felt as if I had come across a field of unicorns, in a dream, so beautiful were they all, drifting about on the light wind, stopping here and there to sip at the nectar in the wild flowers. I was almost afraid to walk forward into this scene, as I lifted my camera to my eye, starting to photograph from a distance, then closer and closer, remembering to breathe only now and then, so moved was I by this display of delicate wind-blown dancing.

When I felt that I had got all I could in the way of photographs and as the wind was getting really too strong for anything to stay still long enough, I made my way home, feeling a wonderful happiness from this chance encounter.

http://elliekennard.ca/monarchs/#3
Full story with all the photographs on my posting: http://elliekennard.ca/monarchs/
I will be posting more of the story on here, though, so stay tuned!___

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2016-09-22 14:01:18 (9 comments; 3 reshares; 93 +1s; )Open 

Disappearing Habitat - Even Locally - Affecting Monarch Butterflies
if you missed the previous section it is here: https://plus.google.com/+EllieKennard/posts/bs1g1XyUMx2

...that single bright fragile creature flitting among the bushes was enough to give us a thrill. And we wondered at times if it was the same one, or if there were, perhaps two or three, in different locations around the trail.......

For a few years now we, like so many around the world have been missing the visits from the striking monarch butterflies. Although we have plenty of milkweed around us, there was no evidence of any of the larvae or sightings of adults. Then this year our neighbour ploughed up a field next to our property to plant corn. This field had lain fallow for at least 19 years and had been full of wildflowers and trees and bushes, a wonderful wildlife habitat, which was where we had... more »

Disappearing Habitat - Even Locally - Affecting Monarch Butterflies
if you missed the previous section it is here: https://plus.google.com/+EllieKennard/posts/bs1g1XyUMx2

...that single bright fragile creature flitting among the bushes was enough to give us a thrill. And we wondered at times if it was the same one, or if there were, perhaps two or three, in different locations around the trail.......

For a few years now we, like so many around the world have been missing the visits from the striking monarch butterflies. Although we have plenty of milkweed around us, there was no evidence of any of the larvae or sightings of adults. Then this year our neighbour ploughed up a field next to our property to plant corn. This field had lain fallow for at least 19 years and had been full of wildflowers and trees and bushes, a wonderful wildlife habitat, which was where we had been accustomed to seeing the butterflies in past years. It bordered a part of a nature trail (The Bigelow Trail) where school children are taken on their nature walks. It had been edged with milkweed, the  plants eaten by the larvae of these beautiful creatures. Then, in the Spring this year the vegetation was torn out, the field was flattened, brown, ready for planting. I really despaired of seeing the Monarchs back in any number here again.

As we walked along, with me throwing and Joni catching the ball, I had my eyes open for a suitable subject to photograph to show the capability of the lens - a bird, some interesting insect or other. Suddenly I saw that single Monarch flying off in the distance. We hurried after it, as it dodged out into the open field, then back to the tops of the trees, flirting with me as it flashed around. I thought that once again I wouldn't get close enough to get a photograph, even with this more powerful lens. I finally gave up and carried on around the path on the nature trail, determined not to let my frustration spoil the beautiful afternoon walk.
http://elliekennard.ca/monarchs/#2
Full story with all the photographs on my posting: http://elliekennard.ca/monarchs/
I will be posting more of the story on here, though, so stay tuned!___

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2016-09-21 09:58:23 (14 comments; 2 reshares; 111 +1s; )Open 

What was it that prompted me?
Monarchs story part 2, but this time featuring Joni

"What was it that prompted me to go for a walk with my long lens on this particular day? I was just about to lend this particular lens to my friend who was considering buying a similar one, so she could see if it would give her the kind of range she wanted. First though, I thought I would go for a quick walk and take a few photos to show her what she might expect. Joni was (as always) my first model and I got a nice close-up of her in the field as we set off." ...
http://elliekennard.ca/monarchs/#1
More to follow
Animals images gallery here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/animals

For those who prefer to read it all on G+, keep watching!
For any who want to read the whole story and see all the images in a good size, go to the link

For: #woofwednesday... more »

What was it that prompted me?
Monarchs story part 2, but this time featuring Joni

"What was it that prompted me to go for a walk with my long lens on this particular day? I was just about to lend this particular lens to my friend who was considering buying a similar one, so she could see if it would give her the kind of range she wanted. First though, I thought I would go for a quick walk and take a few photos to show her what she might expect. Joni was (as always) my first model and I got a nice close-up of her in the field as we set off." ...
http://elliekennard.ca/monarchs/#1
More to follow
Animals images gallery here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/animals

For those who prefer to read it all on G+, keep watching!
For any who want to read the whole story and see all the images in a good size, go to the link

For: #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 #JonisDiary ___

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2016-09-20 18:49:30 (37 comments; 5 reshares; 104 +1s; )Open 

Serendipity and Monarchs

One Monarch butterfly has been teasing us for a couple of weeks. On our usual walks, along the edge of the woods, this orange beauty would dance about just out of reach, flying high up into a tree as soon as we got near. One solitary insect might not seem much, but with no sightings in the past few years, that single bright fragile creature flitting among the bushes was enough to give us a thrill. And we wondered at times if it was the same one, or if there were, perhaps two or three, in different locations around the trail....

Full story with all the photographs on my posting http://elliekennard.ca/monarchs/
I will be posting more of the story on here, though, so stay tuned!

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
#wildlifewednesday by... more »

Serendipity and Monarchs

One Monarch butterfly has been teasing us for a couple of weeks. On our usual walks, along the edge of the woods, this orange beauty would dance about just out of reach, flying high up into a tree as soon as we got near. One solitary insect might not seem much, but with no sightings in the past few years, that single bright fragile creature flitting among the bushes was enough to give us a thrill. And we wondered at times if it was the same one, or if there were, perhaps two or three, in different locations around the trail....

Full story with all the photographs on my posting http://elliekennard.ca/monarchs/
I will be posting more of the story on here, though, so stay tuned!

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak​ and +Morkel Erasmus​___

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2016-09-16 22:32:46 (26 comments; 2 reshares; 58 +1s; )Open 

Steven's Most Attentive Student

While I was taking photos of +Steven Kennard getting ready for his trip to New Zealand where he is demonstrating at the New Zealand Woodturning Symposium, he briefly moved aside and I caught sight of his most attentive student watching him at work. Joni, the shop dog likes to observe him at work from this unusual angle.

(Actually, she is willing him to throw the Frisbee, which she has thrown at his feet, just under the lathe.)

Steven's Most Attentive Student

While I was taking photos of +Steven Kennard getting ready for his trip to New Zealand where he is demonstrating at the New Zealand Woodturning Symposium, he briefly moved aside and I caught sight of his most attentive student watching him at work. Joni, the shop dog likes to observe him at work from this unusual angle.

(Actually, she is willing him to throw the Frisbee, which she has thrown at his feet, just under the lathe.)___

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2016-09-09 19:40:37 (21 comments; 4 reshares; 123 +1s; )Open 

Joni in Her Second Pose
Same link, second image, Joni being Relaxed

The great thing about sharing a blog post is that it can be shared more than once and you can get to see both images if you don't have time to visit the blog! Enjoy!

Second image taken with my Helios 44-2 lens showing all this lovely swirly bokeh!

For +Christina Lihani who has been a ray of sunshine to me today, makin me smile, lifting me out of my stupor and making me go for a walk with Joni! I have her to thank for the fact that I posted these images.


Joni in Her Second Pose
Same link, second image, Joni being Relaxed

The great thing about sharing a blog post is that it can be shared more than once and you can get to see both images if you don't have time to visit the blog! Enjoy!

Second image taken with my Helios 44-2 lens showing all this lovely swirly bokeh!

For +Christina Lihani who has been a ray of sunshine to me today, makin me smile, lifting me out of my stupor and making me go for a walk with Joni! I have her to thank for the fact that I posted these images.
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2016-09-09 18:01:25 (37 comments; 5 reshares; 144 +1s; )Open 

Getting a Border Collie to Relax and Act Naturally
And you can see how easy that is... NOT!

Thanks to +Diana Brown I found myself a new toy to play with in the photographic toy box! It's an old Russian lens (the Helios 44-2) with adapter for my camera. More info about the lens, what inspired me to get it and another photo result of trying to get Joni to act naturally are all on the blog post if you care to visit. I have my animals gallery there, with more animal photographs! ( http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/animals/)
Because of the great swirly bokeh produced by this lens, I am sharing it with many of my friends who like that kind of thing on a Friday.

For #FridaysAreBokehlicious lovers +Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE... more »

Getting a Border Collie to Relax and Act Naturally
And you can see how easy that is... NOT!

Thanks to +Diana Brown I found myself a new toy to play with in the photographic toy box! It's an old Russian lens (the Helios 44-2) with adapter for my camera. More info about the lens, what inspired me to get it and another photo result of trying to get Joni to act naturally are all on the blog post if you care to visit. I have my animals gallery there, with more animal photographs! ( http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/animals/)
Because of the great swirly bokeh produced by this lens, I am sharing it with many of my friends who like that kind of thing on a Friday.

For #FridaysAreBokehlicious lovers +Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +David Mathre +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wesly Smith +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Liz C
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson
#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

And also, though it's a little bit of a stretch with the team at the #unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Jetski +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
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2016-09-02 17:07:00 (39 comments; 9 reshares; 118 +1s; )Open 

A Dream of Country Sunsets

A path that runs along the side of a field that's near our house has always given the best view of sunsets within a 5 minute walk. As we have so many trees around us and the ground rises in the direction of the setting sun, the most glorious bursts of colour in the evenings can go completely unnoticed if we don't make a special effort to get to this clearing. Yesterday night I saw the reflections in the clouds in the east and practically ran out with Joni, camera (and blue ball) in hand, hoping I was not too late. The display was almost over when I got there, but the landscape has changed since my last sunset visit there. For the first time in 19 years the farmer has planted corn in that field that has lain fallow for so long. The ripening crop stands about 3 feet taller than my head, with the path on a much lower level. The foliage makes an interesting... more »

A Dream of Country Sunsets

A path that runs along the side of a field that's near our house has always given the best view of sunsets within a 5 minute walk. As we have so many trees around us and the ground rises in the direction of the setting sun, the most glorious bursts of colour in the evenings can go completely unnoticed if we don't make a special effort to get to this clearing. Yesterday night I saw the reflections in the clouds in the east and practically ran out with Joni, camera (and blue ball) in hand, hoping I was not too late. The display was almost over when I got there, but the landscape has changed since my last sunset visit there. For the first time in 19 years the farmer has planted corn in that field that has lain fallow for so long. The ripening crop stands about 3 feet taller than my head, with the path on a much lower level. The foliage makes an interesting silhouette in the foreground, but the (in camera) multiple exposure gives such a dreamy feel that I decided to share this. Dreams of country sunsets.

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/corn/

Dream of a country sunset -multiple exposure in camera - Ellie Kennard 2016

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

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

+HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels #hqspphotoart #creativephotos +CREATIVE PHOTOS by +Edith Kukla and +Holger Fährmann 

#inthelight +In the Light  by +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla___

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2016-08-28 16:14:34 (26 comments; 2 reshares; 142 +1s; )Open 

Joni Hiding in Full View
It's 'Give your pooch a smooch' day!

Border collies know how to hide themselves in short grass, waiting for the unsuspecting potential frisbee thrower to pass by. They disguise themselves in dandelion heads and you can barely see them. Well, you can almost barely see them.

These photographs of Joni and other animals are all on my gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/animals/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/hiding/

In honour of +Heidi Anne Morris​​'s great event #dogweekend  and for the just past #nationaldogday  

#noapologies #bordercollie #JonisDiary #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals​​ curated by +Andy Smith​​ +Nicol Eh​​ +Shannon Adelson​​

Joni Hiding in Full View
It's 'Give your pooch a smooch' day!

Border collies know how to hide themselves in short grass, waiting for the unsuspecting potential frisbee thrower to pass by. They disguise themselves in dandelion heads and you can barely see them. Well, you can almost barely see them.

These photographs of Joni and other animals are all on my gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/animals/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/hiding/

In honour of +Heidi Anne Morris​​'s great event #dogweekend  and for the just past #nationaldogday  

#noapologies #bordercollie #JonisDiary #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals​​ curated by +Andy Smith​​ +Nicol Eh​​ +Shannon Adelson​​___

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2016-08-22 18:00:15 (40 comments; 7 reshares; 155 +1s; )Open 

Male Northern Crescent Butterfly
Phyciodes cocyta

This is a common butterfly around here in the summer, but I was really pleased to get this photo of it as it rested on the path. The patterns on its wings are finely drawn and the tips of its antennae are tiny orange balls (hard to see in this photo, to be fair). Rupert (our Cornish Rex cat) tried to catch it and almost succeeded (which is what drew it to my attention) but I managed to save it and put it safely out of his reach (he is on a long leash) so it could get over the shock and fly away. Have a lovely week everyone, full of lovely butterflies!

These tiny wildlife photographs are all on my gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/pearl-crescent/

#Animalia (+Animalia​) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET​#... more »

Male Northern Crescent Butterfly
Phyciodes cocyta

This is a common butterfly around here in the summer, but I was really pleased to get this photo of it as it rested on the path. The patterns on its wings are finely drawn and the tips of its antennae are tiny orange balls (hard to see in this photo, to be fair). Rupert (our Cornish Rex cat) tried to catch it and almost succeeded (which is what drew it to my attention) but I managed to save it and put it safely out of his reach (he is on a long leash) so it could get over the shock and fly away. Have a lovely week everyone, full of lovely butterflies!

These tiny wildlife photographs are all on my gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/pearl-crescent/

#Animalia (+Animalia​) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET​
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals​ curated by +Andy Smith​ +Nicol Eh​ +Shannon Adelson​
#wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak​ +Morkel Erasmus​
#butterflies #wildlife   #insects  ___

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2016-08-21 17:59:21 (27 comments; 4 reshares; 97 +1s; )Open 

Blue Hydrangea Posy

Blue hydrangeas have twice been a special gift from friends. This year Linda, who was going away during the time they would be blooming in her garden, asked me to pick them so they wouldn't be wasted. It was a double gift as I hadn't been able to pick any and so my Steven went and got them for me and presented them as a beautiful blue bunch.

These striking flowers seem to have been dyed this wonderful shade, though I know they grow like this completely naturally, their colour coming from minerals in the soil. It seems, too, that they are not meant to be kept for longer than their natural lives as, unlike other hydrangeas, they don't seem to dry well, just withering and becoming pale and sad looking.

I wanted to keep these blooms a little longer so I took multiple exposures of several of them and combined them in a posy for us all to... more »

Blue Hydrangea Posy

Blue hydrangeas have twice been a special gift from friends. This year Linda, who was going away during the time they would be blooming in her garden, asked me to pick them so they wouldn't be wasted. It was a double gift as I hadn't been able to pick any and so my Steven went and got them for me and presented them as a beautiful blue bunch.

These striking flowers seem to have been dyed this wonderful shade, though I know they grow like this completely naturally, their colour coming from minerals in the soil. It seems, too, that they are not meant to be kept for longer than their natural lives as, unlike other hydrangeas, they don't seem to dry well, just withering and becoming pale and sad looking.

I wanted to keep these blooms a little longer so I took multiple exposures of several of them and combined them in a posy for us all to enjoy. Have a wonderful week everyone!

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website (in a larger size, too) here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/posy/

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0​ by +Alex Lapidus​ +Julianne Bockius​ +Jetski​ +Jetski​ +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski​

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

+CREATIVE PHOTOS​  by +Edith Kukla​ and +Holger Fährmann​ ___

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2016-08-14 22:28:31 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

Reality Check Now Available in Audio Format
for your listening pleasure

Audio version of this thought provoking story now available as part of the extended content feature with a podcast version also available on the Podcast page: http://elliekennard.ca/podcast/

Let me read you this story on the linked page using the audio player while you browse the images.

If you have subscribed on iTunes or Google Play Music the new one will be available shortly.

I hope you enjoy it!

Reality Check Now Available in Audio Format
for your listening pleasure

Audio version of this thought provoking story now available as part of the extended content feature with a podcast version also available on the Podcast page: http://elliekennard.ca/podcast/

Let me read you this story on the linked page using the audio player while you browse the images.

If you have subscribed on iTunes or Google Play Music the new one will be available shortly.

I hope you enjoy it!___

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2016-08-13 12:56:32 (59 comments; 8 reshares; 124 +1s; )Open 

Day Lily Delight

I always think of day lilies as one of the quintessential Canadian / North American summer flowers. I don't remember seeing them anywhere in Europe, though no doubt they exist there. So for your weekend enjoyment I present a multiple exposure of this joyful one which is growing in my garden. This seems to be one of the most common ones, but even so the bright colour always cheers me up no matter what else is going on.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website (many in a larger size, too) here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/delight/

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

+HQSP Photo Art curated... more »

Day Lily Delight

I always think of day lilies as one of the quintessential Canadian / North American summer flowers. I don't remember seeing them anywhere in Europe, though no doubt they exist there. So for your weekend enjoyment I present a multiple exposure of this joyful one which is growing in my garden. This seems to be one of the most common ones, but even so the bright colour always cheers me up no matter what else is going on.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website (many in a larger size, too) here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/delight/

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

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

+HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels #hqspphotoart +CREATIVE PHOTOS by +Edith Kukla and +Holger Fährmann___

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2016-08-12 00:38:33 (42 comments; 8 reshares; 132 +1s; )Open 

The Sea Bottom
Sand dunes on the sea bottom, low tide, Minas Basin, Nova Scotia

Living, as we do, very close to the Bay of Fundy which boasts the highest (and the lowest) tides in the world, twice a day we are able to walk far out along the bottom of the sea bed to the edge of the receding water. It is a strange feeling, knowing that within a few short hours the water will be many feet, even meters above our heads as we walk out on the hard sea bottom. It is a constantly shifting underwater landscape, with the perpetual motion of the waves sculpting the sand and rocks into new formations twice a day, every day. The movement of the water doesn't allow for anything but buried sea creatures and crabs to remain for long. It gives a clean sweep, every 12.5 hours. Here it looks as if the sand has taken the form of the receding waves themselves.

This is Kingsport Beach,... more »

The Sea Bottom
Sand dunes on the sea bottom, low tide, Minas Basin, Nova Scotia

Living, as we do, very close to the Bay of Fundy which boasts the highest (and the lowest) tides in the world, twice a day we are able to walk far out along the bottom of the sea bed to the edge of the receding water. It is a strange feeling, knowing that within a few short hours the water will be many feet, even meters above our heads as we walk out on the hard sea bottom. It is a constantly shifting underwater landscape, with the perpetual motion of the waves sculpting the sand and rocks into new formations twice a day, every day. The movement of the water doesn't allow for anything but buried sea creatures and crabs to remain for long. It gives a clean sweep, every 12.5 hours. Here it looks as if the sand has taken the form of the receding waves themselves.

This is Kingsport Beach, about 10 minutes from where we live.

All my posts and the photos that accompany them are found on my website: http://www.elliekennard.ca

For #coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday​ by +David Polzine​ +Jon Kahn​

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography​ curated by +Margaret Tompkins​ +Eric Drumm​ +Chandler L. Walker​ +Krzysztof Felczak​ +AJ Lim​ +Jeff Beddow​ +H Peter Ji​ +Jani Westman​ +Dorma Wiggin​ +Ranco Sevla Sevla​

+HQSP Landscape​ curated by +Peter Marbaise​ +Hans-Juergen Werner​ +Shannan Crow​ +Mohamed Hakem​ +Albert Vuvu Konde​ and +Alexander Tarasenkov​ #hqsplandscape___

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2016-07-29 18:31:02 (31 comments; 2 reshares; 112 +1s; )Open 

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me

The humble daisy flower has an extraordinary ability. Children and adults the world over have plucked its petals one by one, looking for the answer to the age-old question 'He loves me, he loves me not'. This flower, it appears, can reliably answer and, in so doing, define the future for the enquirer. Who would have credited such knowledge to such a modest, simple flower?

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/loves-me/

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0​​ by +Alex Lapidus​​ +Julianne Bockius​​ +Jetski​​ +Jetski​​ +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski​​

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

+CREATIVE... more »

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me

The humble daisy flower has an extraordinary ability. Children and adults the world over have plucked its petals one by one, looking for the answer to the age-old question 'He loves me, he loves me not'. This flower, it appears, can reliably answer and, in so doing, define the future for the enquirer. Who would have credited such knowledge to such a modest, simple flower?

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/loves-me/

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0​​ by +Alex Lapidus​​ +Julianne Bockius​​ +Jetski​​ +Jetski​​ +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski​​

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

+CREATIVE PHOTOS​ by +Edith Kukla​​ and +Holger Fährmann​​___

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2016-07-24 22:59:56 (19 comments; 0 reshares; 42 +1s; )Open 

New: Another Tell Me A Story Release
Audio version of this story now available as part of the extended content feature

I have rewritten some of this story and updated it with an audio version for those who like to listen! http://elliekennard.ca/lemmings-midnight-sun/ with a podcast version available on the Podcast page: http://elliekennard.ca/podcast/

Let me read you this story on the linked page using the audio player while you browse the images.

If you have subscribed on iTunes or Google Play Music the new one will be available shortly.

New: Another Tell Me A Story Release
Audio version of this story now available as part of the extended content feature

I have rewritten some of this story and updated it with an audio version for those who like to listen! http://elliekennard.ca/lemmings-midnight-sun/ with a podcast version available on the Podcast page: http://elliekennard.ca/podcast/

Let me read you this story on the linked page using the audio player while you browse the images.

If you have subscribed on iTunes or Google Play Music the new one will be available shortly.___

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2016-07-24 20:48:12 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 53 +1s; )Open 

A great new collection celebrated by a wonderful abstract image by +Steven Kennard 
Please comment on the original post. :D

The Getaway Car
To celebrate my new collection "Details of Life" featuring the abstract view of life

During our walk to Lion's Head and to the cliffs above Georgian Bay, we passed through some woods. Deep inside we came across this old vehicle riddled with bullet holes. A getaway car?

Have a great Sunday and week ahead.

For +RustySunday  #rustysunday  by +Gary Posner 
#bellesphotos pour +Belles photos page animée par +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Claudya Bonnet +* +mimiesmile b
+Photo Mania Canada  #photomaniacanada  by +Giselle Savoie and +Mark HELM ___A great new collection celebrated by a wonderful abstract image by +Steven Kennard 
Please comment on the original post. :D

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2016-07-23 17:50:07 (42 comments; 7 reshares; 155 +1s; )Open 

For Sheer Joy

This image of a single fuchsia represents for me the distilled joy and the beauty of flowers, in particular the delicacy and transience of each bloom of the fuchsia in its short life. It reminds me of a bird taking off and of a ballerina with arms raised gracefully, about to leap into the air in the arms of her partner. It seems to radiate the sheer joy of living and life.

I hope you enjoy it and it helps to make your weekend joyful and bright! It is another in my series of multiple exposure floral images.

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/sheerjoy/

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Jetski +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
+HQSP... more »

For Sheer Joy

This image of a single fuchsia represents for me the distilled joy and the beauty of flowers, in particular the delicacy and transience of each bloom of the fuchsia in its short life. It reminds me of a bird taking off and of a ballerina with arms raised gracefully, about to leap into the air in the arms of her partner. It seems to radiate the sheer joy of living and life.

I hope you enjoy it and it helps to make your weekend joyful and bright! It is another in my series of multiple exposure floral images.

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/sheerjoy/

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Jetski +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen +Francine Vanlé #hqspflowers
#floralfriday +FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER by +Edith Kukla___

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2016-07-20 23:11:25 (21 comments; 6 reshares; 88 +1s; )Open 

Snow Geese on the Banks of the Saint Lawrence River, Quebec

On our recent trip along the shores of the Saint Lawrence river, wending our way to Quebec city, we stopped to watch this flock of snow geese wading through the marshy mud flats, feeding on he various aquatic plants, grasses etc. I was mystified by the black legs as the bird is described as having pink ones, until I realized that they were probably just covered in black mud! Snow geese, according to my birding app, pass through on their way in a Spring migration, and this was a first sighting of these birds for me. According to iBird, during the summer their heads are often stained red from gathering food in iron oxide laden mud.

Across the river you see the mountains of the opposite shore rising out of the mist, with the last of the snow trails just visible.
Best viewed large, so if you can, zoom in to see the... more »

Snow Geese on the Banks of the Saint Lawrence River, Quebec

On our recent trip along the shores of the Saint Lawrence river, wending our way to Quebec city, we stopped to watch this flock of snow geese wading through the marshy mud flats, feeding on he various aquatic plants, grasses etc. I was mystified by the black legs as the bird is described as having pink ones, until I realized that they were probably just covered in black mud! Snow geese, according to my birding app, pass through on their way in a Spring migration, and this was a first sighting of these birds for me. According to iBird, during the summer their heads are often stained red from gathering food in iron oxide laden mud.

Across the river you see the mountains of the opposite shore rising out of the mist, with the last of the snow trails just visible.
Best viewed large, so if you can, zoom in to see the details.

You can view my posts on my website, along with my photo galleries. www.elliekennard.ca

#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday by +Margaret Tompkins
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla
+HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday by +David Polzine +Jon Kahn___

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2016-07-17 22:31:36 (26 comments; 0 reshares; 45 +1s; )Open 

Let Me Read You a Story!
"Read Me a Story" Collection of Audio Recordings on my Website

This collection will contain the links to the stories with audio content. That way you will be able to go to the link to listen to a story being read to you by the author (me!). I hope you enjoy them.

The list of all the audio recordings is here: http://elliekennard.ca/read-me/ and you are also able to subscribe to them on iTunes or Google Play Music as podcasts.

Let Me Read You a Story!
"Read Me a Story" Collection of Audio Recordings on my Website

This collection will contain the links to the stories with audio content. That way you will be able to go to the link to listen to a story being read to you by the author (me!). I hope you enjoy them.

The list of all the audio recordings is here: http://elliekennard.ca/read-me/ and you are also able to subscribe to them on iTunes or Google Play Music as podcasts.___

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2016-07-16 13:42:17 (24 comments; 2 reshares; 75 +1s; )Open 

Take the Next Exit (If You Can Find It)
One of those images where you get to decide what you want it to be!

Driving home from a city at night* is a great way to get some very interesting photographs, if you are prepared to experiment and play. This was actually taken at dusk and the colours are the result of the pink glow on the skyline, the car lights and the various signs as they were lit by the traffic.

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website (in a larger size, too) here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/nextexit/

*I was a passenger, I should add before I am flooded with horrified comments about how unsafe this practice would be if I were at the wheel.

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius... more »

Take the Next Exit (If You Can Find It)
One of those images where you get to decide what you want it to be!

Driving home from a city at night* is a great way to get some very interesting photographs, if you are prepared to experiment and play. This was actually taken at dusk and the colours are the result of the pink glow on the skyline, the car lights and the various signs as they were lit by the traffic.

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website (in a larger size, too) here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/nextexit/

*I was a passenger, I should add before I am flooded with horrified comments about how unsafe this practice would be if I were at the wheel.

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

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2016-07-15 23:54:57 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 63 +1s; )Open 

New: Another Tell Me A Story Release
Audio version of this story now available as part of the extended content feature

Let me read you this story on the linked page using the audio player while you browse the images, or you can subscribe to the podcasts as I will be recording my stories in that form.

Enjoy!

The Chicken and the Pépie
A Tale of Our Farm in the Dordogne, France

What is a pépie? Read the story and find out.

This is shared from the True Stories category on my blog, featuring photographs by Steven.

As a different kind of posting for #farmfriday  +Farm Friday moderated by myself, +Steven Kennard and +Susanne Stelle 

#notforblog  ___New: Another Tell Me A Story Release
Audio version of this story now available as part of the extended content feature

Let me read you this story on the linked page using the audio player while you browse the images, or you can subscribe to the podcasts as I will be recording my stories in that form.

Enjoy!

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2016-07-14 19:19:04 (43 comments; 4 reshares; 128 +1s; )Open 

Town Sunset from all Angles

Don't you hate it when there is a gorgeous sunset you can see happening, but the foreground just is not going to give you a great photo of it? On this particular occasion, the sky was beautiful, but I was right on a residential street in the busy town of Uxbridge in Ontario. I decided to take multiple shots of this from many different angles and blend them, hoping to get rid of as much of the distraction as I could and just have the 'focus' be on the light through the trees. When one of my friend's neighbours saw me trying to get a better angle on the sunset, he even invited me into his backyard to see if it was better from there. Aren't people great?

Have a great end to your week, everyone!

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website (in a larger size, too) here:... more »

Town Sunset from all Angles

Don't you hate it when there is a gorgeous sunset you can see happening, but the foreground just is not going to give you a great photo of it? On this particular occasion, the sky was beautiful, but I was right on a residential street in the busy town of Uxbridge in Ontario. I decided to take multiple shots of this from many different angles and blend them, hoping to get rid of as much of the distraction as I could and just have the 'focus' be on the light through the trees. When one of my friend's neighbours saw me trying to get a better angle on the sunset, he even invited me into his backyard to see if it was better from there. Aren't people great?

Have a great end to your week, everyone!

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website (in a larger size, too) here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/uxbridge-sunset/

Horribly (but hopefully not unforgivably) early for #unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski 

#inthelight +In the Light by +andi rivarola

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla

+HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape___

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