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The Show Must Go On!

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

The Show Must Go On!

This box, titled “The Show Must Go On!” was made specially for an invitation I received to submit a piece for the American Association of Woodturner’s annual exhibition and Professional Outreach Program auction. The theme for this year’s auction is “Patterns” and so I decided to pursue a design that has been going around in my head for a few years. I have used the exterior....
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This box, titled “The Show Must Go On!” was made specially for an invitation I received to submit a piece for the American Association of Woodturner’s annual exhibition and Profes…
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Never too many ideas, +Steven Kennard! I know it feels like a whole big crowd of them want to become manifest but better that than a mere trickle!

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A Cat's Not in Fashion Without Hot Pink Nails

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

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

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Great info, thanks!  Yes, my cat does not go outside, too many chances for illness or being hit by a car or whatever.  Appreciate the info!

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Je me Souviens : I Remember

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

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#Nightscapes +Nightscapes curated by +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler
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+Ellie Kennard, belated response. Actually I like only rare bits of science fiction by the very best, e.g., Kim Stanley Robinson, and I have yet to find the fantasy book that I've enjoyed. So I don't even bother, because there's something weird to me about the genre. But thanks for the recommendation.

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

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

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

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For #Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
Early for #woofwednesday  +Woof Wednesday with +Sandra Nesbit and +Debbie Drummond  
and for  #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh and +Shannon Adelson
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+Marc Briggs​ I always do. Whatever my day is like, it's always improved by some time playing with Joni.
They know how to enjoy themselves, +Shelly Gunderson​​ -thanks!
Thanks very much, +Ursula Klepper​​ - I can imagine that Mira would, too. You can have some of our snow, with pleasure. Although I do like some, it's just that last year gave me a different feel about it.

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Florette, Our Beauty Queen

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

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

The voluptuous Florette was so generously endowed that she was renowned as the beauty queen in the area, especially at the end of her pregnancies. Old farmers would drive for miles to come and gawk…
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Sad, but the time has come. Announcing the closing of the Public Calendar of Daily Photo Themes.

Announcing the Closing of the Public Calendar Page and Service

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

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

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

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

I want to thank all those who have helped me in the past in various ways and apologize to those few who have found this to be a useful resource. 
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Bright Lights of Québec

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

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Bending, not Breaking

Some photographs really need no words of explanation.

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

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Thanks so much for that comment, +Sandra Nesbit - it was such serendipity to see that light on the other side of the snow laden arch. 

Thanks very much +Alan Gauld - yes, so often people imagine scenes such as this, because this is the rare moment that people photograph. Tonight we have a blizzard raging around us with possible falls of 30-50cm. But with this wind there will be no lovely snow resting on trees. There will be high drifts and impassable roads and possible power outages. And then there will still be us on snowshoes with a booted border collie walking through it all! I'm glad you liked the archway, that was what it was all about, the way those trees and tracks pointed through.

Thank you, Len, it does have such a fairytale look about it, doesn't it? You don't have it in your Aussie back yard, but you have seen it like this in other places. :D

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A Snowy Woodland Brook Journey

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

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Snowbank Adventures Part 2

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

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

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We shall see if February brings some... :o)

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Café de Paris

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

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Exactly so, +Beena R - I have often done that very thing. I have photos of the interior of the local Turkish restaurant - lights, hanging stuff (not sure what it is) and even the light coming through the candles. There is so much when you look around these places.

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My Two Boys

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

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

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+Sandra Nesbit cat's meow indeed! I shall tell them both. Thanks a lot, my friend. I always appreciate your comments
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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
  • A partner at Innovative Imaging Studio. Photography, post production, Lightroom teacher, sometime writer.
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Canning, Nova Scotia
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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Words and Pictures is what I am about.

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.

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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.

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  • TMS
  • Watford School of Technology
    Advertising Copywriting, 1968 - 1969
    "Elevage Equin" Equine management and breeding, 1994 - 1995
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