Friday, January 29, 2010

Blog Guelph: Check Out My Chops

Shadow boxing, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.

Winter has stepped up a few notches in the last day or so - sooooo - I've decided to distract you with the work of our ever ham-ish Giant Vermin and this porky Gem of the day. Click the pic to see further evidence of his camera handling prowess.

Additional winter distractions can be had by way of these terrific upcoming Guelph musical events: Hillside Inside and Help Haiti.

Go -Be -Do.

-iHappy Friday....

Sue Richards

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Blog Guelph: Walk?

Walk?, originally uploaded by P.Freeman.

Beauty of Winter, indeed! I think I've developed 2 rolls of film every day this week. AND, how cute is Paul's dog, Shelby?! I'm pretty sure I get the same look from my human companion when we are out for a walk.

Well, I thought I would share a granola recipe today. I've never made granola. A friend's photos over christmas planted it in my head, and last night had me trekking to Zehrs to get almonds, honey and sesame seeds. I also picked up ground flax and threw that in. The rest of the ingredients I had, and I was plenty glad I had the brown rice syrup. There was definately layers of different sweet flavours. It's a hit here!

I see the sun is out again, and I hope longer than it was yesterday. Geesh!


Blog Guelph: winter

Kodalith II, originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy.

Blog Guelph: Day 27 - Project 365

Blog Guelph: Puck Study #1

Puck Study #1, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Blog Guelph: ornament world

Blog Guelph: Beauty of Winter

Beauty of Winter, originally uploaded by pannachagalla.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Blog Guelph: Coffee is a moment

Coffee is a moment , originally uploaded by changing_hue.

I've been listening to Urban Outfitter's playlist this morning. Unfortunately it can't be downloaded to itunes in Canada, but you can listen from their site.

I'm also contemplating opening a pomegranate and drying out some seeds for planting. I bought the cutest plant last week, that is cut in a standard topiary style. I now have this vision of large pots on my deck this summer with a row of pomegrantes.
Belgian nursery also has a wack of lemon and lime trees. Exciting!

The sun is out, and I'll be soon! Have a great day!


Blog Guelph: leaves

, originally uploaded by missgillian.

Blog Guelph: house

, originally uploaded by missgillian.

Blog Guelph: 1915 & 2006 Stiched by Trees

Blog Guelph: Horses in Winter

Horses in Winter, originally uploaded by kirk white.

Blog Guelph: Lost In The Woods

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Blog Guelph: Conspiracy Theory

Made in Guelph - Robert m Williams

Conspiracy Theory Originally uploaded by Robert m Williams

We are pleased to feature the work of Robert m Williams whose work is both captivating and engaging. Perhaps the most stunning feature of Robert's work is his striking and profound use of black. He handles the nearly palpable consistency and thickness to the darkness with a confidence that imparts to it an omnipresent and essential feel, and not one that seems either manufactured or contrived. While his work is visually dark, it isn't necessarily emotionally heavy. Instead, the darkness really works to support the elements within his image, becoming strangely inviting rather than overtly oppressive. There is a real sense that he has captured the ether that filters and collects into the emptiness. His work has a real Spirit Photography feel to it, as though he has photographed the backdrops for that which once did, or may still, float through the space. There is a really unique interaction between his subjects, one that I can't quite explain but I certainly encourage you to consider it as you look at his images. I would highly recommend looking through his Chalmers Church and I Stand Alone series as they weave a dynamic visual narrative that will stay with you for some time. There is a dance between the eerie and the inviting in his work that plays out nicely for the viewer. Thank you Robert!

Hope you are all enjoying the return of winter! It is certainly a good day to be indoors and looking at photographs.


Blog Guelph: I Stand Alone

I Stand Alone Originally uploaded by Robert m Williams

Blog Guelph: The Devine Path

The Devine Path Originally uploaded by Robert m Williams

Blog Guelph: 6202

6202 Originally uploaded by Robert m Williams

Blog Guelph: Reflections of Fall

Reflections of Fall Originally uploaded by Robert m Williams

Blog Guelph: Because it's Sunday, My Love

Blog Guelph: The Spot

The Spot Originally uploaded by Robert m Williams

Blog Guelph: Day 219

Day 219 Originally uploaded by Robert m Williams

Monday, January 25, 2010

Blog Guelph: we come and go

we come and go, originally uploaded by BleechBiPass.

It was great waking up to all that fog this morning. I was tempted to get out there and take photos, but alas, I did not.
This morning's rain has me thinking of spring and seeds and getting an order in to a nursery.
Have a great day, everyone, and have a click on the photos. Guelph has fantastic photographers!


Blog Guelph: water

, originally uploaded by pannachagalla.

Blog Guelph: Downtown Guelph

IMG_3307.JPG, originally uploaded by personality_dialysis.

Blog Guelph: light

, originally uploaded by missgillian.

Blog Guelph: flower

, originally uploaded by pannachagalla.

Blog Guelph: January 5th

January 5th, originally uploaded by xunicorn.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Blog Guelph: Downtown Doodle

Downtown doodle, originally uploaded by J. Saper.

Our Friday Gem comes from Mr. James Saper - Camera Phone King, graffiti spotter and one of Guelph's finest Traditional Chinese Doctors. Do click the foto and link for more of everything Saperish.

Creative master Jeff Bird sent me this YouTube link of a Guelph Jazz Festival event he co-produced with Scott Merritt featuring 20 horns, a plethora of pipers and a bell tower. Please have a peek - it's a toe tapper.

Happy Friday all.

Sue Richards

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Blog Guelph: Arboretum

, originally uploaded by NaturesEssence.

Ahhh, another sunny day out there. It's one of those days where you want to try out a new camera, or take a new route downtown. Alas, I have wacky headache, and running to the store to get a basket of fruit might be it for me today. It was splendid out there though!

Have a click on the photos. There is a lot of gorgeous stuff beyond the first click.

I hope you're able to get out there and enjoy the sun.


Blog Guelph: Dandelions in Winter

Dandelions in Winter, originally uploaded by Mr Mikey Mike.

Blog Guelph: Dove

Dove, originally uploaded by felixtrio.

Blog Guelph: In The Trees He Goes

Blog Guelph: Royal City Park

Royal City Park, originally uploaded by Seeking~Zen.

Blog Guelph: Speed River

Speed River, originally uploaded by MizieB.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Blog Guelph: Tell me the story of the world

The sun is shining! It is lovely out there!
Today I've mixed in a couple of images from summer green days, that I found in Blog Guelph's flickr pool. It won't be long now when we'll be ordering seeds and getting things started for the garden.

There are a couple of things I want to show you today. The first is a photographic exhibit at the Guelph Civic Museum on images of Guelph. "This limited time exhibition features images from the exceptional photo collection of Guelph Civic Museum."

The other is a link for a double exposure project from a New York photographer, Damon Winter. I love double exposures, and I've done so many around town, but not in such an organized way. So many ideas are going through my head.

I hope your day is sun filled!


Blog Guelph: Birches

Birches 8x10, originally uploaded by BleechBiPass.

Blog Guelph: The Stack

The Stack, originally uploaded by Glooscap.

Blog Guelph: from the past

Blog Guelph: Lost & Hanging

Lost & Hanging, originally uploaded by CAFREL.

Blog Guelph: Everything's not ok

Everything's not ok, originally uploaded by guelphguy.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Blog Guelph: Church of our Lady 2

Made in Guelph - cd photography2009 / Connie D.

Blog Guelph is very pleased to be able to showcase the work of relatively-new-to-flickr Connie. Her work features two incredibly prominent elements - tone and selective focus - that she uses consistently, smoothly, and almost effortlessly to produce images that feel complete and settled. The tonal values she weaves into her images, through colour balance and temperature, function to provide an immediate felt connection to her images where I find I notice the longer I look at an image, the colder or warmer I begin to feel. Once anchored to the image, the other elements begin to emerge where the viewer can really appreciate her disciplined compositions. I particularly respect her commitment to the interactions between her subjects, which seems to manifest from the manner in which she overlaps elements within the frame. The often visually tight associations between her subjects communicate a sense of cohesion and support. Her use of selective focus seems to facilitate a connection between her subjects and present an appreciation for context. While there are not many images in her stream, those that are there deserve lengthy consideration. Viewing her stream was inspiring and insightful and I look forward to following her posts.

Here's to hoping the outdoor rinks survive this week,
Paula Russell

Blog Guelph: Male Mallards

Male Mallards Originally uploaded by cd photography2009

Blog Guelph: horses 2

horses 2 Originally uploaded by cd photography2009

Blog Guelph: Margaret Green 2

Margaret Green 2 Originally uploaded by cd photography2009

Blog Guelph: Hike by Mac

Hike by Mac Originally uploaded by cd photography2009

Blog Guelph: Rainy Reflection

Rainy Reflection Originally uploaded by cd photography2009

Blog Guelph: playing with Sepia 2

Blog Guelph: December Snowflakes

Monday, January 18, 2010

Blog Guelph: Frosty pine

Frosty pine, originally uploaded by Seeking~Zen.

I don't have anything dazzling for you today in the way of words. I do have six fantastic photos from various Guelphites to share. There are a lot more photos to see if you click the image and visit their flickr streams.

I hope your day is bright!


Blog Guelph: Hockey Hoare

Hockey Hoare, originally uploaded by Blackcrow3.

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.