Monday, November 30, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Blog Guelph: Walk This Way

, originally uploaded by Denim.
Here's yer


Leave your mark this weekend. And go here now....

Sue Richards

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Blog Guelph: Fog

, originally uploaded by oliverstreetphoto.

I have started to think about gifts again, and I see that a bunch of Guelphites have Etsy shops. I did a quick search and found these sellers on the Guelph geolocator. I recognize Claygrl and SamiK, and I'll be going through the rest of the sellers. I'll post a gift guide on Monday!

Today, I'll leave you with a link of Michael Kenna, that John, posted in one of the Guelph Groups this week. I can't stop thinking about it. Enjoy and have a great Thursday!

Don't forget to scroll down and have click on the fantastic photos of Guelph in fog, and also one of Dave Noyle's that I just love!


Blog Guelph: Forest Fog

Forest Fog, originally uploaded by kirk white.

Blog Guelph: Road to eternity..................

Blog Guelph: Forest

Forest, originally uploaded by ►christopher◄.

Blog Guelph: fog

, originally uploaded by oliverstreetphoto.

Blog Guelph: Dusk Geese

Guelph - Dusk Geese, originally uploaded by Dave Noyle.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

November is shaping up to be my new favourite month. I did a double take today on one of my plants outside. It's never looked so good, and green. I hope there won't be bad repercussions later. I am looking forward to snow, and speaking of snow, there probably won't be any for the Elora Santa Claus Parade this Saturday at 6pm, beginning at South Street.

Above is a video made by cool-baby! Here's the description on YouTube: "Guelph,Ontario. Shot with a Super 8 mm camera,then animated on Windows movie maker. The music is a portion of "Home Sweet Home" by The Breaux Freres from an old cajun 78 I have."

Have a great day everyone!


Blog Guelph: Foggy Backroads - Reflections

Blog Guelph: Iron Urn with cones.

Iron Urn with cones., originally uploaded by CAFREL.

Blog Guelph: Hook

IMG_2369.JPG, originally uploaded by personality_dialysis.

Blog Guelph: Run With the Kittens

Run With the Kittens, originally uploaded by BleechBiPass.

Blog Guelph: Holga at the Jail

Holga at the Jail, originally uploaded by claygrl.

Blog Guelph: Evening branches

Evening branches, originally uploaded by J. Saper.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Blog Guelph: oct 11 09 pool reflection cs (9)

Made in Guelph fishwithme55/Nick

I am pleased to showcase Nick's work which is as refreshing as Fall morning air. I don't know Nick beyond his images and his comments but what I do know is that you can feel the enthusiasm he has for photography in each of his photographs. He seems to compose his subjects in such a way as to provide a context supported by excitement. I am particularly drawn to his not-entirely-conventional use of focus and how it works to impart as sense of visual fog into his images. He really uses this focus to distill the image down to the important elements and to inject a huge amount of feeling and mood into the scene. Fog serves a powerful tool in his images, maybe by silencing the other elements, quieting the world around the subject while allowing the essential sounds to emerge from the otherwise cacophony of detail. Nick is a sensitive observer of his world and really seems to delight in the visual treasures he teases out of subjects most of us likely pass right by. Nick, your work is encouraging and energetic, and your enthusiasm is a huge boon for your own images and for those that make images around you. In your images, I find it very easy to place myself. Thank you so much for sharing and I look forward to following your stream.

Hope you are all enjoying the fog,

Paula Russell

Blog Guelph:

IMG_0146 Originally uploaded by fishwithme55

Blog Guelph: morning fog on Chilligo Rd, Guelph, Ontario

Blog Guelph: Standout from the crowd...

Blog Guelph: train track

train track Originally uploaded by fishwithme55

Blog Guelph: walking the train track...

Blog Guelph: the road to haven...

the road to haven... Originally uploaded by fishwithme55

Blog Guelph:

IMG_0026f026 s Originally uploaded by fishwithme55

Blog Guelph: Autumn colours

Blog Guelph:

P3120031 Originally uploaded by fishwithme55

Blog Guelph: Speed River at dusk...

Speed River at dusk... Originally uploaded by fishwithme55

Monday, November 23, 2009

Blog Guelph: going into the light

going into the light, originally uploaded by thomevered.

I love paths and trees and light pouring through them. Lovely stuff! All these photos, I would love to walk right into and spend the day.

This morning I made a November Mix over at 8 tracks, and I thought I would share it with you. It's not perfect, but it's an off the top of my head, what I would like to listen to right now, kind of mix. Enjoy, and if you make your own mix, I'd love to hear. Leave a comment or flickr mail me.

Have a great day, and maybe I'll catch you on one of these trails later on today!


Blog Guelph: Nighttime berries

Nighttime berries, originally uploaded by xunicornAlign Center.

Blog Guelph: trees

, originally uploaded by PaulaRussell.

Blog Guelph: depths of darkness

depths of darkness, originally uploaded by NaturesEssence.

Blog Guelph: empty nest

empty nest, originally uploaded by fishwithme55.

Blog Guelph: Life Lines

Life Lines, originally uploaded by Fossil Light.

Blog Guelph: Eramosa River Trail

Eramosa River Trail, originally uploaded by Frank Joswig.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Blog Guelph: RIP

IMG_2712.JPG, originally uploaded by personality_dialysis.

Here is this Friday's Gem!!

Dig it - deep....

Sue Richards


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Blog Guelph: lost sail

lost sail, originally uploaded by emilyclaire..

I have been reading Kafka on the Shore off and on for the past couple of weeks. I used to read a book a day, and there was even a time when I wouldn't read at all. I think I'm in the middle of those two reading periods.
So, today I bring you group of photos with lots of letters.
I think it's about time I dusted off my goodreads account.

I hope you are all having a great day!


Blog Guelph: Read all about it !!

Read all about it !!, originally uploaded by ade barnett.

Blog Guelph: Scrabble

DSC_2770, originally uploaded by B.REal.

Blog Guelph: B.RE

DSC_0454-2, originally uploaded by B.REal.

Blog Guelph: RIP

IMG_2714.JPG, originally uploaded by personality_dialysis.

Blog Guelph: letters

, originally uploaded by emilyclaire..

Blog Guelph: Scale

, originally uploaded by thomevered.

Blog Guelph: perspective

perspective, originally uploaded by emilyclaire..

Blog Guelph: This Side Up

This Side Up, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Blog Guelph: Dingle Peninsula - Grass Waves

Made in Guelph - Dave Noyle

Today I am excited to feature the work of Dave Noyle. I honestly cannot articulate exactly what it is about Dave's work that I find so compelling, but I do encourage you to think about this as you look at his images. Dave has an unbelievably sensitive and profound use of sky, light, and fog. While some photographers race out on a foggy morning to excitedly snap off a few pics, Dave seems to embrace the interface between the environmental and artistic. Whether it is fog, or mist, or dense low-hanging cloud, he seems to work these factors into amazing, powerful, and engaging anchors for the other elements of his image. Maybe that is what is so compelling, that he photographs these features in such a way that they become integral to the narrative in that they are supportive of other aspects, and not simply superficially beautiful. Dave also seems to enjoy the consequences of light, introduced or otherwise, and handles toning, colouring, and exposure with great ease. I feel like Dave makes images because he responds to what he observes, not because he feels like he has to, or he should, or something looks pretty. He is another photographer that realizes his work in a context greater than his eye. Dave, I really respect, admire, and am inspired by your vision and your photography. To those of you not yet familiar with his work, I highly recommend looking through his stream. If you get a sense of why his work is something so much more than a beautiful image, maybe let me know, because I don't think I have quite figured it out!

Sorry for the delay - but I hope you enjoy this Made in Guelph. I think I might just head through his stream again.

Paula Russell

Blog Guelph: Cumbria - Dufton Pike Tree

Cumbria - Dufton Pike Tree Originally uploaded by Dave Noyle

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.