Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Autumn hues - photos by Peter Kelly

Fall Camouflage 6 Trunks Transition Point Three Leaves Turned Maple
Autumn's my favourite season. I love the cool fresh air and the amazing show of colour. Hope you enjoy these photos by Peter Kelly as much as I do!

- Kim

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Beautiful bokeh: photos by Krista Kruger

14/365 - Arboretum Abstract Monarch Autumn Woods 6/365 - Even The Darkest Moments My Gasoline

The term bokeh is derived from a Japanese word meaning blurred or hazy, and it's used to describe the aesthetic quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photo. 

Krista Kruger masterfully uses the technique to capture autumn and a variety of other subjects in dreamy, mysterious ways. Subdued tones add to the visual appeal.

To see more examples of Krista's beautiful bokeh photography have a look through her Helios 44-2 set on flickr.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ross Coulter, all photos Ross Knechtel.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today's New Horizons episode provides a holiday to the regular hosts.  I produced a 56 min audio program that features the music of Drew McIvor, as well as many recordings made at Evergreen Centre.

The show kicks off with a Raise Your Voice plea for donations to CFRU, with seniors making the actual media, and suggesting visits to the RYV website.

Ross Coulter is essentially the voice of this particular program, bringing us interviews with members of the GWSA, starting with Doreen Pellen, who speaks about Line Dancing Club and other General Dances hosted at the centre, including the next one that is open to all ages, November 14th.  You'll also hear an interview with Toni Crowther, a GWSA board member, and member of many other clubs.  She also explains the current display from the Advocacy Committee, in regards to the upcoming Municipal Election.

Toni Crowther
Barb McLeod

1:52, 3:38, Drew McIvor 45's & 33's, Porchlight, indie?, 2014?
11:38, 4:02, Drew McIvor, A Little Respect
34:03, 3:46, Drew McIvor - featuring Coco Love Alcorn, Go Freely, Porchlight

Barb discusses the upcoming Peer Learning sessions for GWSA members.

Then there is an interview with Don from the Sentinel, the GWSA's internal magazine.

Don Hillman

There's also a a bit of dead air, before a reminder about the upcoming Spookerama event!!!  I hope you'll give the show a listen...

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Brilliant in black and white: photos by Andrew Beveridge

Amerikale skip rushed hiway 24 pair

If you're ever looking for photography inspiration, head on over to Andrew Beveridge's flickr stream. This isn't the first time I've shared his photos on Blog Guelph and I doubt it'll be the last. His photos are phenomenal.


Monday, October 06, 2014

New Horizons #12 - Spookerama at the Mobile Studio

So you know about CFRU's mobile studio right? On the New Horizons show today, we aired a segment recorded at Evergreen Senior's Community Centre, home of the GWSA. With more than 2,500 members, the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association is one of the largest organizations of its kind in Canada, with a straightforward mission...  "To empower older adults to be active, to be involved and to age successfully."

The piece was about an upcoming event called Spookarama.  The bid-euchre tournament event takes place at Evergreen, on October 25 at noon.  All are welcome to attend, and costumes are encouraged!
all photos by Ross Knechtel

The photos of our taping were taken by a photographer who posts his work here.  You can listen to the 9 min segment that aired on CFRU October 6, 2014 here:

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. 


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.