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The storm, Week 3 of the Dogwood Challenge

Week 3 of the Dogwood Challenge 2019

My goal this week was to take a simple but amazing black and white photograph of any subject of my choosing.

This past Sunday we had our first big snowstorm of the year, topped with a polar vortex. It was -19°C with a windchill of -29°C, and I need new winter boots… So cold…

I might have to burn a few matches to stay warm, like in the Little Match Girl fairy-tale. Thankfully, my story is not that bleak; I just need to go and try to find warm vegan winter boots. If you know any good locations in Montreal, let me know.

Stay frosty (or toasty, depending on your location)!

The Straw, Week 2 of the Dogwood Challenge

Rule of Thirds Motion

If you didn’t know, there is a rule of composition that is often applied in photography: the rule of thirds. Basically, you cut the picture in 1/3 on each axis and place your subject on the intersection of these lines. We can use this to show motion in pictures, like I have for this week’s chalenge. 

If you didn’t know already, I like discarded stuff... This one is a study of our society. So here you have it: my contribution for this week, taking a different angle on the subject matter, along with an extra dose of discarded - Straw I, II and the T-Bag. Personally, I like the golden ratio better when it comes to composition, but it depends on the picture. Rules are meant to be broken.

These unused plastic straws had been tossed in the back alley - not even the trash. They point toward passers by and a manhole, while in the back, there sits an all-you-can-eat restaurant. In some ways, this represents us as a society; blind to the consequences of our actions on our world. If you ask me, I think that a bigger problem is that we let corporations hide the truth of our actions to us when we use the good and services that they offer.

Taking part in the Dogwood 52 Week Photography Challenge

Hey everyone!

A long time ago in a galaxy… A few year ago I did a Picture a day project for more than a year. And now in a galaxy not so far away and not so long ago I doing another year long project.

I was great to challenge myself and to open my eyes to the world we live in. This year I hopping on the Dogwood 52 week photography challenge. So I intend to post these on every sunday.

https://dogwood.photography/52weekchallenge2019#

Week one Week 1 Story Telling: Self-Portrait.

Well I do a lot of street photography so here we go!