Tuesday, September 30, 2014

guelPhonography - the top 20 of 2014

Friday night was fabulous! 

We announced the winning submissions in the Guelphlandia, Visit Guelph and Downtown Guelph categories, and awarded the grand prize for “best in show” at Guelph Civic Museum. According to Museum staff, over 200 people attended the event... wow!

Our friends Photo Media Decor printed the top 20 contest entries on aluminum, wood or plexi-glass and they look amazing! We had musical performances by Tannis Slimmon, cupcakes from Sweet Temptations and refreshments from Live Kombucha.

Congratulations to the following phoneographers:

Ewen Lewis - Best in Show
Dan Gillis - Downtown Guelph category winner
Vicky Abrams-Ogg - Guelphlandia category winner
Cynthia Kinnunen - Visit Guelph category winner

The complete list of winners is on our website at guelphonography.ca.

What's next?

The guelPhonography exhibit will be at Atmosphere Cafe + etc from September 30 to November 30. 

Winning phoneographers are welcome to pickup their prints at Guelph Tourism Services in City Hall starting December 1.

Stay tuned for monthly guelPhonography challenges and news about guelPhonography 2015 on twitter, facebook and guelphonography.ca.

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest and the wonderful people and businesses who contributed prizes and refreshments.

Thanks also to our lead sponsor, Photo Media Decor, the staff at Guelph Civic Musuem, and my awesome team members / volunteers - Marshall Bell, Jen Rafter and Stacey Hare for helping to make this year's contest and event a huge success. 


Monday, September 29, 2014

New Horizons, #11 09-29-2014 The Power of Music

Do you already know about Jack Long's history as a music pioneer, and his recent appointment to The Order of Canada? We hope you will tune in to the New Horizons radio show at CFRU.ca this morning, to hear more about his current involvement with music, and more about who he is today...  You'll also hear some fine, fine trumpet music, and other segments recorded at the mobile studio - intended to bring mature adults voices to the airwaves!

"Oh its so easy, I'm practically falling asleep here."  Our esteemed 85 yr old guest for the interview that aired, summarized his experience at CFRU's mobile studio, currently set up at Evergreen Senior's Community Centre, with humour and warmth.  He does have a connection or two to Guelph, which he revealed in our conversation.

I hope you will also check out this link --  I thought this photo by Ross, who also spoke on the show this morning, would suit the theme of this blogguelph-post, with its photo-focus, nicely -- he is a member of the Guelph Wellington Senior's Association, and the photography club through Evergreen Centre.

(Note that there is more background about the interview, and an alternate audio link posted here.)

-- Enjoy,
Kim Logue-like-Vogue

Monday, September 22, 2014

New Horizons #10 09-22-2014 Age Friendly Guelph

The mayor of Guelph, Karen Farbridge, visited the mobile studio for an interview, with an update about the efforts to make our city age-ready and age-friendly. 

She also put CFRU's mobile studio "on the map," when she took the top 5 questions brought forward by the older adults at Evergreen Senior's Community Centre that morning...

Check out the audio of the mobile studio segment here:  

Tim Vesley, Coordinates
Tim Vesley, First The Wheel
(If you want to listen to the entire broadcast, you can find it at cfru.ca)

Note that Ross Knechtel is interviewed in this segment, and took the photo shown above, as well as many others...  You can find more of his pictures at intofocus-smugmug.com or by clicking here.

- Enjoy,
Kim Logue-like-Vogue

Friday, August 15, 2014

Blog Guelph: Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Blog Guelph Intention

Call it what you will. Cow Town, G-town, Royal City, City of Music, or home sweet home, Guelph is a vortex of creative genius.

If you happened to be from Guelph, or know someone from Guelph who's Blog you'd like to see on these pages, send it on over. I will give them a posting, and a link.

If you are having pronunciation problems try this: Goow-Elf. Or try throwing up. The sound you make is the name of our city.

Sue Richards

And with that, Blog Guelph was born on February 26, 2006, showcasing Sue's trademark wit.
Long before Facebook or Twitter took hold, Sue encouraged us Flickr users to share our love of Guelph.
To promote each other, our events, and our unique perspectives.

"Blog Guelph intends to provide the world with a wickedly creative and stunning visual slice of our very delicious city. Show us what you love about Guelph" she wrote. 

So we did. My hope is that we still will. 
Let's keep this site alive as witness to one of the many tasty projects Sue created. And there are oh so many.
Her creative handprint, quick mind, her enormous heart are revealed all over this city. Dancing all over the web:

Great Guelph Photos by Many Photographers

Daily News & Alternative Views of the 
Wonderful World of Breasts

How to Punctuate Life Without a Period

A boob job for the mind.....

When Sue first got sick and was unable to manage the keyboard, she gave me the great honour of carrying Blog Guelph forward for a couple of years. Then along came many other lovely bloggers to pick up my slack - still writing and curating to this day.

There are close to 10,000 images housed on this site. I encourage you to browse through the pages, to read the words. 

I'm going to miss Sue terribly. Her impact on me and on Guelph have been immense.
The likes of her don't come along everyday, but I'll walk a little taller having known her.

Shine on Sioux-sie Q. 

-DowntownLynn, with love.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Blog Guelph: Sharing online pics for prizes; third annual guelPhonography contest now open

The church and the museum
The church and the museum, by Kim Lawrence

Between now and Friday, August 22, Guelphites are encouraged to capture and share the city’s personality as part of a fun, community-based art project.

The third annual guelPhonography community photo contest is now open;
inviting people to get creative and explore Guelph in new ways by taking and sharing pictures using their smart phones. 

People can submit up to three entries online at guelphonography.ca. Each photo can be entered in one of three categories: Visit Guelph, Downtown Guelph, and Guelphlandia.

Local “phonographers” Kim Lawrence, Marshall Bell, Jen Rafter, Kelly Hughes and Stacey Hare will choose 20 online entries to be exhibited at the Guelph Civic Museum during Culture Days, September 26-28. Then, the whole exhibit moves to Atmosphere café + etc. in downtown Guelph until the end of November. Thanks to contest sponsors Photo Media Décor, artists get to keep their printed pieces. 
Prizes will be awarded for each category, and a grand prize will be awarded for the best shot in the show. Full contest rules and details are posted at guelphonography.ca.

New for 2014 – guelPhonography mini-challenges

Not every shot can be a winner, but that shouldn’t stop people from getting out, shooting and sharing what they love about Guelph. Four week-long mini-challenges let Guelphites experiment with new and different apps and photo editing techniques. The shot with the most likes, or favourites for the week wins a wee prize! Be sure to use the hash tag listed 
  • July 21-27, #Guelphie: a selfie showing you somewhere in Guelph. If you also tag #SGPhoto, your #guelphie will be critiqued by Nick Montgomery of Sharp Goat Photography for this week's SG Photo Challenge!
  • July 28-August 3, #GuelphStreetStories: a shot of your ‘hood, or a street scene
  • August 4-10, #GuelphGoodEats: a pic of what you eat or where you eat it 
  • August 11-17, #GuelphAlteredState: a pic of anything that’s been edited or altered in some way on your phone.
Guelphites can join in the fun by sharing great Guelph shots anytime using #guelphonography on Twitter, InstagramFacebook, or Google+.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Blog Guelph: Shadow stories

Skater, by Flailchest

what lies behind
What lies behind, by eye-see

decision time!
Decision time!, by Blair

Untitled, by Jared Krause

who knew... 7200390
Who knew..., by Blair

Each of these striking photos tells a story I'll leave to you to read and interpret. Hope you'll leave a comment with your interpretation(s)!

- Kim

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.