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Walk Around the Neighbourhood

It’s no surprise there hasn’t been many updates in while. Life gets in the way, things get busy, and my personal projects can sometimes be put on the side. As of late, I’ve gotten some additional inspiration and I’m trying to be sure to get out and do some personal shooting and get my love for the basics of photography back in my life.

I took out my camera with just my 50mm f/1.8 lens in hand late at night to keep my arsenal small and light. I didn’t want to bother with the cumbersome tripod so instead I opted to shoot handheld at 12,800 ISO at varying apertures from f/1.8-5 generally speaking. I live in Old South, London, Ontario and took a walk west to Wortley Village where there are a handful of great stores, shops, and places to eat and drink. I love the atmosphere in Wortley Village and this was a great mild quiet night to get some shots of the surrounding neighbourhood.

I decided to process these with a bit more contrast and clarity and no noise reduction to retain the great qualities that many of us were used to when shooting film.

While out on this adventure, I got additional inspiration with regards to a new personal project I wish to do, so it will be the focus of my time to come when out shooting. Sometimes all it takes is a small change or a new leaf to turn in your life to bring about these great little times that can open up so much for the future.

Some of the great places featured in these photographs are:

Idlewyld Inn & Spa
Waverley Retirement Residence
Burdock’s Dry Cleaners
Curiosities Gift Shop
Old South Village Pub
A Village Tail
Heaven Scent
Black Walnut Bakery & Cafe
Village Harvest Bakery
Tecumseh Public School
South Secondary School
Turner Drug Store
London Public Library – Landon Branch

 

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Rachel McAdams at Habitat for Humanity Build

I was honoured when I was asked to be the photographer at this St. Thomas, Ontario Habitat for Humanity build. Especially so, since Rachel McAdams and her family was to appear to help out as well! The build was happening on Westlake Dr and was still at the stage of digging out the ground for the footings and foundation.

It was wonderful meeting the McAdams family – they are really a wonderful hard-working family, and really lovely to speak with.

This is the first build in St. Thomas for Habitat for Humanity, and we’re looking forward to more in the future!

 

 

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Habitat for Humanity – Groundbreaking Ceremony at 23 Redan St

I was provided the opportunity to visit another groundbreaking ceremony for Habitat for Humanity Oxford Middlesex Elgin (HOME) today at 23 Redan St in London, Ontario. October 1st marks World Habitat Day, and for the special event, HOME had three events planned for London, St. Thomas, and Woodstock. The Tulpin family is the recipient of this lot, which will soon have a new home built on the land for their family of five.

 

 

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Habitat for Humanity – Windows of Opportunity Frame DONE!

I got out this morning and purchased some additional acid-free tape to finish putting the frame together. It has been a success! Everything is together and handed over for the gala!

Here is the final product!

 

Windows of Opportunity Complete Frame

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