Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Happy Canada Day, eh?... and a #guelphonography mini-challenge


Canada Day in Guelph
Photo by Wei Wong

Untitled
Photo by Ned Bekavac

The Canada Day Paint
Photo by Scott Hattle

beaver
Photo by ahablab

I've chosen a few photos from Canada Days past and a beaver in the hopes it'll inspire you to participate in guelPhonography's #GuelphCanDay mini-challenge. While only one of these was shot on a phone, they're all examples of the subject matter we're looking for.

This mini-challenge gives you a change to practice your smartphone photography skills in preparation for entering this year's guelPhonography contest. We'll be accepting entries starting August 1!

Need some phone-spiration?

How to participate in the mini-challenge

Take a shot with your smart phone on Canada Day and share it publicly on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Google+ with the #GuelphCanDay hashtag. Shortly after July 4, the guelPhonography team will select a winner.

- Kim

Friday, May 29, 2015

Some things to do in Guelph the weekend of May 30/31


The Potters Market
Photo by Sue Richards

Head to the Potters Market

DAY 2 (Sunday) HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. More than 50 potters from across Ontario and Quebec will displaying and selling their wares at Goldie Mill. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine. Visit thepottersmarket.ca for more information.


Check out Painting on the Green

See and purchase works by local artists including paintings, photography and crafts. This art show has been an annual event for 55 years! Old Quebec Street, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Go on a historical walking tour

Guelph Arts Council presents "Where Guelph Began" on Sunday at 2 p.m., starting at Royal City Realty on Waterloo Avenue. The fee for this tour, which lasts about an hour, is $5.


Shop at the Guelph Farmers Market

Saturday morning, 7 a.m.- 12 noon.


See some live music

There are events at District, Van Gogh's, Sapphire Lounge and Jimmy Jazz this weekend. Visit musiclives.ca for details.


Cool off in Market Square

The splash pad is now open daily from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Have a great weekend! 

- Kim

Monday, May 11, 2015

Three cats, two dogs and a frog: five photos by Peter Kelly and a guelPhonography mini-challenge


Scarlet Portrait Trouble Scarlet Addie Curious Onlooker 

I've chosen some photos by
Peter Kelly in the hopes it'll inspire you to participate in guelPhonography's #GuelphPets mini-challenge. While these weren't shot on a phone they're examples of the subject matter we're looking for.

Why did I include a frog when the challenge is called #GuelphPets? Photos of wildlife are also welcome! We just wanted a short, easy-to-remember hashtag.

Need some phone-spiration? 

How to participate in the mini-challenge
  
Take a shot with your smart phone and share it on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Google+ with the #GuelphPets hashtag. At the end of May, the guelPhonography team will select a winner. 

See what's been shared on twitter so far

And get snapping!


- Kim

Monday, April 20, 2015

Some things to do in Guelph the weekend of April 24-26


Magic Spot
Magic spot by Peter Kelly


It's Monday... which means it's time to start planning the weekend, right? Here are some events and activities that might interest you.

Friday, April 24

  • Start the weekend with a free concert! It's Fourth Friday at Guelph Civic Museum and Danielle Todd will be playing. On Fourth Fridays, museum admission is free from 5 to 9 p.m. All current exhibitions and galleries are open to the public.
  • See a play. Noises off is play within a play about an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors as they rehearse the flop "Nothing’s On”. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. 8 p.m. at Guelph Little Theatre.

Saturday, April 25

  • Celebrate Earth Day by helping to plant a forest. Take your family and friends to join the Rotary Club of Guelph in celebrating Earth Day and year eight of planting the Rotary Forest – 40 hectares of forest to be established at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area. Rotary Forest Earth Day runs from 9 a.m. to 2. p.m.
  • Step inside some of Guelph's finest heritage buildings and unique spaces. Owners and managers of a variety of buildings - many of which are not normally open to the public - have agreed to open their doors for guided tours of the buildings and spaces that make Guelph unique. Doors Open Guelph runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Shop at the Guelph Farmers' Market. Open 7 a.m. to 12 noon.
  • See a play. Another opportunity - actually the final opportunity - to see Noises off. 8 p.m. at Guelph Little Theatre.

Sunday, April 26

  • Get the low down on low maintenance gardening. Dan Cooper talks about the gardens of 17 well-known gardening experts during Gardening from a Hammock. His presentation will focus on easy care plant suggestions and plant combinations for low-maintenance gardening based on advice from these experts. Dan is a landscape designer who specializes in shade gardens and organic gardening. 1 p.m. at Evergreen Seniors Centre. Admission is free.
  • Go on a guided walking tour. Guelph Arts Council Historical Walking Tours season kicks off on Sunday, April 26 with Where Guelph Began. This tour encircles the original Market Square area of almost twenty-four acres laid out by John Galt in 1827. Tour costs $5 and last about 1 hour. Regardless of the weather, if there are people in attendance, the tour will run.
Cheers to a great weekend!

Kim

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Green in Guelph: four photos by Krista Kruger and a guelPhonography mini-challenge!

Within Your Reach   Cucumber Coils   Full Throttle   Pushing Through    

It's still a bit chilly out but officially spring... finally!

I've chosen a few photos by Krista Kruger in the hopes it'll inspire you to participate in guelPhonography's March mini-challenge, #GreenInGuelph. Although these photos weren't taken on a phone they're certainly green... and beautiful, aren't they. I especially like the cucumber coils. 
 

How to participate in the challenge

 
Take a shot of something green with your smart phone and share it on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Google+ with the #GreenInGuelph hashtag for a chance to win. 

At the end of the month, the guelPhonography team will select a winner. 

See what's been shared so far

I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

- Kim

Friday, March 06, 2015

New Horizons - Hillside Revisited #3 08-04-2015



Happy Friday!  Today I wanted to suggest you give a listen to one of the early New Horizons radio episodes  -- after a wordy, repetitive series of intros, and a sounder from Danny Michel, you'll get to hear esteemed, world famous, 80 yr old Richard Flohill in conversation about folk music, the role of a music publicist, his advice to young people and more!

Heather Jarvis posted this pic to twitter
You'll also hear some great music from Matt Anderson, Danny Michel, Amelia Curran, Bry Webb and Barzin.

We also play a tiny clip recorded with Jim and edited by Doug, with tips for staying young!  There are also 2 segments that were put together by Annie, a first time reporter for our show.

Enjoy!

For more great Guelph photos, try these links:

Downtown Guelph, University of Guelph, The Guelph Hillside Festival or The Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

On the other hand, you may be curious about what the City of Guelph looked like last October or maybe Spring.

Indeed you may be the type that would love to wade through our deep and refreshing archives. There are over 5,000 terrific Guelph photos, taken by a growing tribe of fantastic photographers, currently available for your viewing pleasure. Check out the Blog Guelph archives located 'back up there' and appropriately titled: Blog Guelph Archives.