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Ellie Kennard
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Did Someone Say the Lighting With Intent Mentorship is Starting Soon?

Brent and I are really excited that tomorrow I am going to be starting this mentorship with the master of lighting, +Eric Raeber. This should be a wonderful period of learning and we have an amazing group of people lined up ready to explore the mysteries of lighting in photography. I am looking forward to being able to understand and use new techniques to make better use of lighting in my photography, including portraits. This was taken, as he was sitting waiting for his supper, so cute in his little leather jacket.

Brent is the son of good friends of mine and his expression shows perfectly the wonder and excitement I feel waiting for tomorrow's very first lesson to arrive in my inbox.

Are you not able to comment on Google+ because you don't belong? Would you prefer to comment on my blog? It's right here with all my G+ posts on it: http://www.elliekennard.ca .

#portraitgallery +Portrait gallery  by +Aamir Shahzad 
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster  +Frank Nöthe
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas
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Congratulations +Ellie Kennard! HQSP thinks your work is excellent and you have been included in the April +HQSP Gold Group for this shot!

Well done, please check out the other outstanding shots on +HQSP Gold and look out for our Gold Circle released at the end of each month.

Best Regards, +Krystina Isabella Brion
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I Like Jeffrey Friedl's Posting About LR6
+Jeffrey Friedl 

My own favourite feature? I don't use facial recognition, don't make panoramas, don't use HDR merge. But I do like the fact that it's a lot faster. In my experience. And I love the ability to brush away parts of the radial and graduated filters. 
Note, you now have to have a 64 bit OS to run LR6.
And I love using LRMobile on my tablet and my phone. 
for different views and feature reviews check out 
+Victoria Bampton's blog : http://www.lightroomqueen.com/whats-new-lightroom-cc-6-0/ and 
+Nicole S. Young's : http://photofocus.com/2015/04/21/lightroom-cc/

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Adobe has just released Lightroom 6. There are plenty of places to find out about what's new, such as this post from Adobe for an overview, or Victoria Bampton's exhaustive "What's New" writeup. For my part, in this post, I'll just talk about a few things I think are worth particular mention.
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Life's Work : Stone - Heather Lawson

The first of the series of videos created by +Ben Proudfoot and +David Bolen of Breakwater studios. Heather does wonderful work.

+Steven Kennard's will be launched on May 5th I hope.

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A fabulous lady - the world is a better place when there are artisans like Heather in it. An amazing job by the guys at Breakwater studios - looking forward to seeing Steven's video - particularly after your 'making of' photos and stories, I feel like I know them ;0)
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Fascinating Story of Travels

By the talented photographer and writer, our friend +Sumit Sen​​. I don't usually share posts that lead the reader out of G+, but the quality of the images and the interesting story has made this a worthwhile exception. Please take a detour to visit Sumit's illustrated story of travels through an area of India/Nepal where boundaries are blurred, even redundant (except for the time factor)!

Thanks for sharing this, Sumit.

Comments on Sumit's original post please or on the Maptia article itself.

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Here is a link to a image-heavy story that I wrote on Maptia.
I find +Maptia a refreshing medium to share such stories. Possible that I will do more of these in the days to come.
Have a look if you have the time. :)
A bird-watching trip to the beautiful Sandakphu Ridge in the Himalayas
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Like A Candle in the Wind
Week 8/26: Asymmetrical

We were given this antique brass candlestick many years ago and I love the way the tarnish almost seems to give it texture, in a black and white image. 

The candlestick usually sits on the mantelpiece above the wood stove in our living room. With the unusually cold temperatures this year, the fire has had to be kept fairly hot to keep the whole of the house  warm.  A couple of weeks ago I saw that the candle hadn't been able to take the heat and as happens so many times when looking at things a line of a song (or sometimes it's poetry) went through my head when I looked at it. So the title is the song.

I have to apologise for my absence in the public stream lately. I have been co-mentoring a terrific group of enthusiastic people who have been learning to break free of the bonds of automatic settings on their cameras. The mentorship is part of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and this program has helped me (and many others) to grow in my photographic skills. Check them out if you are interested in getting involved as a mentor or a mentee, on the learning side.

Are you not able to comment on Google+ because you don't belong? Would you prefer to comment on my blog? It's right here with all my G+ posts on it: http://www.elliekennard.ca .

#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Alison Christensen  

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas
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Yay ! Just did +Ellie Kennard . Blessed to have such wonderful friends to give that little push whenever I need it ! Hugs ! 
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Do you find Google+ on Android mobile is frequently slow? try this to fix it

"This screen is what we see when we try to access G+ on mobile It can hang around looking like this for so long, presumably trying to load content, that in the end we don't have the time to do anything on it."

This was my cry for help. Thanks to the troubleshooting by helpful Plussers my problem is solved.

If you are having similar problems try this solution that worked for us:
1. Uninstall malware and anti virus apps as well as speed optimisers and battery savers
2. Turn the phone off and land for 2 minutes
3. Start and uninstall Google+ (it will revert to factory install)
4. Turn phone off and leave for 2 minutes
5. Start phone and install G+ updates
6. Turn phone off and leave a minute or so
7. Start phone.

This did it for me. Thanks to everyone for the help.
 
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perfect, of course +kyle hoell 
 
This Could be the Last Time
For this winter anyway....

That was what I thought when I took this photo early last Sunday morning. That storm lasted all day and we are still cleaning up from it. Many of the (even main) roads are down to 1 or 1.5 lanes. The mail got through today, at least.

If you zoom in you can see that the snow is actually blowing quite hard, so although it looks as though it is still, as it has fallen on the trees and coated them, it is just very heavy snow that has stuck to everything. The ice that you see on the roof caused water to leak into the kitchen. 

This has been a record setting year that I don't wish to see repeated. I  saw in the news that New York was in shock and practically ground to a halt when they had about 1 1/2 to 2" of snow on March 21. On bare ground. I thought the news item was a spoof.

We have more snow (6-8") due on Friday night. So I guess this was not the last time. Not even close. But Joni likes it, as she gets to run around on the top of the drifts and bark at everyone from a height. 

Are you not able to comment on Google+ because you don't belong? Would you prefer to comment on my blog? It's right here with all my G+ posts on it: http://www.elliekennard.ca .

#winterwednesday by +Antoine Berger +Logan Miller
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Barking at everyone from a height actually sounds kinda fun :-)
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The woodpeckers around here are really superstitious!
Week 9/26: Superstitions

The pileated woodpeckers in our woods make a terrific racket as they search for food in the trunks of the old trees and the holes that are left are impressive. I had seen this tree at the bottom of the field by the barn and knew that it would do for this theme. I knew it worked when Steven, on seeing the images said "The woodpeckers around here are really superstitious!"

#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Alison Christensen 

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+Dorota Dylka thanks very much, Dorota.
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Sophia

Sophia is like a flower. She brightens up the room just as flowers do, by her very presence. She is full of light and love and joy with her direct, trusting gaze and that little smile that played around her rosebud mouth when she looked up at her beloved Dadda.

We met Sophia only yesterday and she touched our hearts. What a sweetheart.

Are you not able to comment on Google+ because you don't belong? Would you prefer to comment on my blog? It's right here with all my G+ posts on it: http://www.elliekennard.ca .

#portraitgallery +Portrait gallery​  by +Aamir Shahzad
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits​ curated by +Heiko Köster​  +Ryan Ottaway Martin
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light​ by +Ray Bilcliff+Hamid Dastmalchi+Paul Stein
#inthelight +In the Light​ by +andi rivarola​
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Gosh such a sweetheart and you brought it out in such a fine way.
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Watching Like a Hawk
But isn't it supposed to be spring?

This hawk sat in the tree outside our house keeping an eye on our bird feeders, during another snowstorm.  Most of the photographs we took were spoiled by having so much snow flying across the bird that it was not even clear what it was. Also, the camouflage of this bird is striking and unless you looked very carefully you couldn't even see it at all. And yes, this was taken in April. So this poor hawk is probably thinner than usual and desperately in need of a good meal although the fluffed up feathers make him look big and fat. Will this winter ever end?

Apparently it will and the clue is the sound of birdsong is filling the air as it always does in the spring. We even had an invasion of robins that managed to find some verges that had been cleared of snow by the plows next to the towering banks of white snow.

Are you not able to comment on Google+ because you don't belong? Would you prefer to comment on my blog? It's right here with all my G+ posts on it: http://www.elliekennard.ca .

HQSP Birds
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran and +Serkan Mutan

#backyardbirdingmonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday by +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones +Marilou Aballe
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Ramamurthy death buaty
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For Photographers - worth a read.

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Matching prints to screen - some of the reasons it doesn't seem to work as well as you'd like.

Calibrating your screen is the first step, but it helps if you know a bit more about the basics.

Actually one of my older articles, but just updated to reflect changes over the last few years and making sure that all the links to other sites still work (archive.org is your friend ;-)
Matching prints to your screen takes more than just calibrating your monitor
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My pleasure, +Keith Cooper - I know your site is a great source of useful information.
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Umbrella
Week 7/26 BW Project 26

I have a vivid memory of a dark and stormy night when I was about 3 years old. I was running across a lawn, holding my mother's hand to go to look at something that was happening at the house next door, although I don't recall what that was - maybe a fire, or flood or something.  Suddenly I felt a pain in my eye and cried out. My mother swept me up in her arms, a look of panic on her face. I had been struck with the spoke of someone's umbrella. Blood poured down my face mingling with the driving rain drops. My memory of the rest of the night is hazy, but I was taken to emergency where my eye was examined and it was discovered that the spoke had just cut into my eyebrow, missing my eye, fortunately.

My poor distraught mother must have been devastated as she thought of her darling little daughter, my face (she thought) scarred for life. The cut was not large, perhaps 1/2 an inch in length, maybe a bit less. I had often wondered where the scar was (I had never seen it, it was really very small) but a few weeks ago, so many years later, I found where the scar was. As a result of the trauma (mostly caused by my mother's panic and hysteria) I never could be convinced to carry an umbrella, even during the 21 years I lived in England. I am always very careful when I walk by anyone carrying one.

A few years ago, I told myself that it was foolish to be so unreasonable about using an umbrella and I have since bought ones that I use occasionally.

The theme this fortnight is "Umbrella", however so far we are still buried under snow (although today it has rained, in sympathy with the theme!). I dug my umbrella out of the car door, dusted it off (not very well) and set up the photograph more as an art(icle) piece than utility. The theme brought back this memory to me of that long ago accident.

Are you not able to comment on Google+ because you don't belong? Would you prefer to comment on my blog? It's right here with all my G+ posts on it: http://www.elliekennard.ca .

#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Alison Christensen  

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas
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Thank you very much, +Rumiana Nikolova
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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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Words and Pictures is what I am about.

If you're looking for the Calendar Girl - you've found her. (I created and maintain the goo.gl/zcCTK (posting) Google+ Daily Photo Themes calendar - traduction francaise, grace a notre ami Paul Paradis ici: http://goo.gl/t97OK)

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

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.

Posts I have made that some folks asked to be kept linked here:

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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Ellie Wornell
Very clean, staff support friendly and helpful. Completely non smoking though trip advisor offers only smoking rooms! Breakfast above average for the type of hotel. Pillows horrible and lumpy. We have booked again for the trip back.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Comfortable, clean rooms, food only so-so. Rambling layout with updated older rooms but clean. Restaurant promised lots of veggie choices for breakfast and dinner, but apart from one pizza there were none. Very hard to find even following Google map directions. We went wrong minutes from the door and went all the way back across to Quebec city. Watch carefully to avoid that.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Just discovered this restaurant last night and was very impressed. Service was friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was calm and pleasant. The food was delicious, beautifully presented and reasonably priced. Vegan or vegetarian choices are possible. I had the lentil and squash burger, with spicy cashew mayo sauce. The sauce was VERY spicy (hot). The salad was local organic and beautiful. My partner chose the chef's concoction of pizza and was very pleased and impressed. We had the cocobanana pie (me) which was excellent and not too sweet and the peanut butter vegan cheesecake (my husband) and he loved it. Highly recommended.
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reviewed a year ago
Went hoping to get diner food and were not disappointed. Excellent service, relaxed and diner type decor, excellent fish and chips (good sized portion) and reasonably priced. Good value for money. Not pretentious, it's exactly what it is supposed to be. Home cooking. We are going back for breakfast.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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Great service, excellent food. Lots of choices for vegetarians. Try the Halimi. Not so keen on the vegetable kebabs, but there are so many choices that you can eat a great meal there without meat. The Baklava is the best I have had anywhere. And that includes Greece.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I wrote my review and it was removed. Be warned.
Quality: Poor - FairFacilities: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Food was horribly overpriced, the wait was long, the beer was extortionate. Not a great experience with over $65 for 2 burgers, one regular and one small beer and a shared desert.
Atmosphere: GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
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