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Works at A partner at Innovative Imaging Studio. Photography, post production, Lightroom teacher, sometime writer.
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Lives in Canning, Nova Scotia
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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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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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+Nataly Rubeo thank you so much! have a wonderful day, my friend!
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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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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  
I leaned on the fence feeling utterly defeated. The factory hum of bees in the Linden blossoms, the loudest interruption of the peaceful afternoon, went completely unnoticed. I wasn’t taking in any of the pastoral beauty spread out before me, as I watched my little flock of hens in the yard, lying in the shade …
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Thanks a lot +Nataly Rubeo - I'm really glad you enjoyed it. :D
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Sometimes What Fixes Everything is a Kitten

Even if it's just in a photograph! I thought it was about time I shared another photo of the alert kitten who was the boldest in the place we were staying in during our trip to Quebec this Spring. I had only a very little light in that basement room they were in, so was glad when a bit came in the window right onto this little cutie's eyes. He seemed to be the most awake and curious of the litter. And we all know what curiosity does to cats....

Enjoy the rest of the week, everyone!

View the image full size on my site in the animals gallery http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/animals/ .

All my posts are also on my website: www.elliekennard.ca

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

#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
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Flamboyant Petticoats of a Flamenco Dancer

It's finally summer and it's almost too hot for the cats! We have always loved to have hanging baskets by our kitchen door and this year, despite the delayed spring, we braved a rainy cold afternoon to pick out the ones for this year. There seemed to be just one choice and we hadn't even a photograph to see what the flowers would be like. So we bought two and brought them home. They are supposed to be the same, but one of them is 'normal' with very pretty little red and purple flowers. This one, however, is spectacular with almost translucent petals of rich purple that seem to glow. The flowers are larger and look like the flamboyant petticoats of a flamenco dancer, with thin long stamens reaching their filaments down below like slender legs above the pale anthers. The hummingbirds are drawn to the colour and dart in and out under the blooms, finding what nectar these might hold.

Additional image of this glorious flower, viewed full size as well as the Flora gallery here: http://elliekennard.ca/fuschia/
My posts are all on my site: www.elliekennard.ca

+HQSP Flowers curated by +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen +Francine Vanlé #hqspflowers
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A great new collection celebrated by a wonderful abstract image by +Steven Kennard 
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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 
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+Steven Kennard, yes, I'm sure it's possible the "paint job" on the Chrysler I saw was decals. Never occurred to me, nor did the conflict with public shooting today. Just as well the craze died out, huh? (Well ... a craze of one car that I saw here in the US.)
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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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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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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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Spirea Bouquet (with Bug)

I love how white spirea blooms can completely fill a hedge and brighten up a late spring landscape. When the bushes are left to grow, they reach quite a height and are a mass of tiny white flowers. I tried many times (on this and other occasions) to photograph them, using my macro lens as they are very small, but a documentary photograph did not seem to do justice to the profusion of blossoms. A macro lens multiple exposure seemed to give a much better representation and it even hides a tiny bug in the middle of it (you can really only see it on the album image on my site!).

We have a hedge right in front of my kitchen window, which is where I took this photograph. All through the rest of the year we find the shrub a nuisance and threaten to pull it out, but when it is in bloom, I love to see it.

Enjoy your week everyone!

These multiple exposure flowers 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/spirea/

+HQSP Flowers​ curated by +Wayne Lu+Iva Pas+kaatje jansen+Francine Vanlé#hqspflowers

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

#breakfastclub +Breakfast Club​ by +Gemma Costa+Rob Heron​
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+Heiko Mahr thanks very much! Lovely comment, Heiko. 
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Striped Squill (Puschkinia scilloides) Frovolity

This is a flower that I love to see in the Spring as it always reminds me of white and blue striped pyjamas. This year I decided to photograph it in a multiple exposure and think that this really accentuates the lovely airy impression.

I am really enjoying making my series of multiple exposure flowers and I hope you enjoy my shares of them. You can see them in 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: www.elliekennard.ca/squill/

Have a wonderful week!

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
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+HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels #hqspphotoart
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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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Canning, Nova Scotia
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Sarlat, Dordogne, France - Bramfield, Suffolk, UK - Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK - Helsinki, Finland - Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK - Arnprior, Ontario, Canada - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Introduction
Words and Pictures is what I am about.

I am a founder member of the Google+ Create Program created by Google for creative people.

I am the "Farm Friday Girl" as I am co-curator of the Farm Friday Photography theme along with Steven Kennard and Susanne Stelle.

My G+ Policy:

** If you have circled me and want me to add you to my circles (and I don't know you personally), the best way to make me interested is to make comments on my postings. (I have so many people adding me that I have not got time to go through everyone)
1. Please be using a real name or a professional name and display a real picture of yourself.
2. I like to see your profile contain some information about yourself (reasons I might want to add you) 
3, It's important to have made some public postings (more reasons I might want to add you)
4. Don't add me to market to me.

You won't find profanity on my postings or comments - even from others. If you do, I have had my account hacked. By the same token, if you use profanity on your postings or comments I won't circle you. I just don't want to see it in my stream.

Why would you want me to circle you?

In the words of Plusser Giselle Minoli  -  "... Ellie Kennard, is a kind of G+ "midwife," coming to assistance of so many people who are new on G+ and showing them the ropes, sharing information, tutoring, guiding. She is a self-described photo "snapper," who facilitates the appreciation of so many different arts on G+ aside from just photography, but other visual arts and she is brilliant and kind and generous in her commentary, which is a gift in my view." - Thanks Giselle.

I am one of the Women of Google+

** If wondering what circles I might fit into check out my public postings and see which is the best fit for yours.

I don't post nor take part in religious, philosophical or political discussions. It's not what I'm here for.


About Me:
Born and brought up in Montreal, Quebec, lived in England, Finland and France before returning to Canada. Work extensively with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and also teach classes in these, and in colour management in digital print work.

Feature interview on Women of Google+

I am also a birdwatcher and love to cook (real food) and bake (particularly artisanal breads). So feel free to include me in any circles that cover any of my interests.

Music is important to me and fills my environment all the time. I love the music of Ron Sexsmith, Elvis Costello, Teddy Thompson, Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler, Peter Gabriel, Nora Jones etc etc. I particularly enjoy well performed live music.

I am also on the Google Plus User map.
I am also CREA+IVE  - check out this listing for other fascinating CREA+IVES to circle.
Education
  • TMS
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  • Watford School of Technology
    Advertising Copywriting, 1968 - 1969
  • CENTRE DE FORMATION PROFESSIONNELLE ET DE PROMOTION AGRICOLE DE MONTMORILLON
    "Elevage Equin" Equine management and breeding, 1994 - 1995
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