Friday, October 24, 2014

Nature Heals Photo Exhibit opens November 9th

Focus on Nature is pleased to announce the opening of a very special photography exhibit commissioned by The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital as a tribute to recently retired Guelph General Hospital President and CEO Richard Ernst.

The exhibit of 60 of the best photographs by young nature photographers in the Focus on Nature program will be displayed at Flo Studio, 260 Waterloo Avenue in Guelph from November 9 to December 9, 2014An opening reception with many of the photographers in attendance will be held on Sunday, November 9 from 2pm to 5pm. Please RSVP if you'd like to attend. 

During the exhibit, Flo Studio, home of Trina Koster Photography, will have the following hours available for public visits. Other times may be available by calling ahead: 519-767-2948.

Tuesday: 11am - 12:30pm
Wednesday: 11am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 12pm
Friday:  10am - 12pm

After the public exhibit the photographs will be hung throughout the hospital to forever brighten the lives of patients, visitors and staff alike.

“Thanks to the Hospital Foundation and many donors, there are 60 very proud young photographers who have discovered that their art can make a difference in other people's lives,” said Simon Bell, Focus on Nature’s Executive Director, “Exposure to nature, even in a well-composed photograph, enhances a sense of wellbeing and can promote healing.”

“I'm so pleased that these beautiful images will soon be on the walls of Guelph General Hospital ” said Suzanne Bone, CEO of The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital, “The special project was funded entirely by donations from our physicians and midwives, and will be a lasting tribute to Richard Ernst.”

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:

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.