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30 Day Challenge: Days 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29

Day 24: Animal…

I took a shot of some of the dogs in my neighbourhood…as I was waiting to be picked up to go to the airport!  (I went to the airport 3 times that day–but didn’t end up flying out, because of weather!)

Day 25: Something pink… 

I knit this baby kimono sweater this past summer..then popped it into the mail for my friend’s newborn! It does had a little ‘something pink’ for her little girl…I can’t wait to go meet her daughter in person when I’m south on holidays in December…

Day 26: Close-up…

While I was in Iqaluit, I had dinner with friends..and their daughter gave me a manicure and pedicure!  Its been awhile since I’ve had either… this was the ‘first’ coat on my toes…next came BLUE SPARKLES! I love a good make-over!

Day 27: From a distance… 

I took this on Friday morning when I was flying back into Pangnirtung from Iqaluit…so decided to take my shot from a distance!  I’m amazed every time I fly up here in the Arctic how vast and amazing this land is… can you see the boat going out to hunt in this photo? (hint: in the bottom right of the photo..really hard to see just a speck!)

Day 28: Flowers… 

Well, I went out into my back yard searching for flowers here in the Arctic… I found 3 that were still surviving in the -15C and snow!  Yup, here in the Arctic we make hearty flowers…

Day 29: Black and white…

I love taking B&W photos… I took some courses and learned how to develop and print film…all in B&W, such fun!  I took this photo while I was walking past the harbour to get groceries. The tide was going out, but with all the work that has been happening (dreading of the harbour) to create a deep sea port… but it also means that there is always some water left in the harbour when it’s low tide!  Pangnirtung is in the top 5 for biggest tidal change in the country!

I can’t believe it’s already the end of the month!!!! I’ll post my final photo tomorrow… plus a little wrap up that I’ve been working on!

 

30 Day Challenge: Day 21, 22 & 23

Day 21: Faceless self-portrait…

After I took this photo I looked at it and couldn’t believe how long my hair has gotten!  I suppose that’s what happens when the last time you cut it was at the very beginning of July! I have a few more months until I had south and find a hair dresser in the Tdot to cut it…

Day 22: Hands…

Little hands are always so busy… moving and grabbing things… ready to give a high-five…and then dig into food in the next moment!

I decided to share this other photo… it’s one I took in September of 2003, during a spring hike in the Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland, Australia.  I had been hiking with my friend and her two daughters who were 5 and 3… I saw the branch and took 3 photos with my SLR (which was film)… the first photo was just of the gum tree branch, the next was of her youngest daughter holding the branch, and then the final photo was this one.  It’s one of my favourite photos I’ve taken!

Day 23: Sunflare… 

Well today it looked like THIS all day long….

…lots of snow (at times I didn’t even get to see those houses on the other side of the river!) Because I didn’t see the sun… I looked back in my photos and found one that had a bunch of sun in it… if it’s a sunflare or not that’s for you to judge!

Pangnirtung Fiord- April 4, 2009

I can’t believe that there’s only 7 days left to take photos!  Remember the list of other people participating can be found HERE!

 

30 Day Photography Challenge: Day 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20

Day 16: Long Exposure…

Its been a long week!  I’m upset that on Sunday night I didn’t go out and try to catch the northern lights..because they were dancing like crazy!  Instead I tossed and turned trying to sleep…but I didn’t ’til 3am! (Lesson learned I should have gone out to shoot the lights!)  I decided to share my favourite shot from December of 2009 one of my last nights living here…the lights came out and danced for a long time!  More of the photos from that night can be found HERE.

December 20, 2009- Pangnirtung, Nunavut

Day 17: Technology…

Living so far away from family at the top of the world… I am so glad that there is technology.  But I’m also glad for some old fashion things like pen & paper, envelopes & stamps…because something even sweeter in the world is after a 20min walk to the post office…a LETTER waiting for you, when you open up that post office box!

Day 18: Your Shoes…

All this week I’ve been sporting my fantastic rubber boots…they are quite the fashion statement!  But so easy to put on and take off…and they don’t leak!

Day 19: Something orange… 

Mmmmm Mango Nectar… so GOOD! I’m so glad I got this on my sealift food order! And well how can you go wrong with a Tigger glass?

Day 20: Bokeh

If you want to learn more about Bokeh you can check out some information HERE.  One of the things I love about living in the north is the amazing artists that can create amazing jewelery out of ivory from tusks and other natural materials.  Let me tell you, my earring collection grew in 2009…and it’s still not complete!  The earrings are Inukshuks and the necklace is an Ulu (woman’s knife).

I wasn’t 100% happy with the Bokeh in the photo above… so wanted to include one of my all time favourite photos that I took last December.  It’s of a friend’s daughter’s toes…I was holding her..and just gently grabbed her foot and snapped the photo with my other hand!

December 2010--Stella's Foot

So those were my last 5 days… I’m having a hard time believing that it’s already the 20th of October!  (is it just me, or has this month FLOWN by?) 10 more days…the best is still yet to come!   Why don’t you have a look at the other participants from the challenge…you can find the list HERE.

30 Day Photography Challenge: Day 12, 13, 14 & 15

Day 12: Sunset

I knew when I started this challenge that as the days went on it might start to get a bit more challenging.  This was because of the natural light available!  It’s that time of the year when the days are getting shorter… the official sunrise is around 7:20am and the sunset around 5:00pm today–but this gap of ‘lighted’ hours is slowly closing!  It’s something that is really fun to live through…but is making some of these photography challenges a bit crazy!  Like on Wednesday I rushed home after work at 5pm… and stepped out on my back porch and was able to catch the sun setting at the end of the Fiord… but almost missed it!  I love this time of year with the mountains covered in snow, often they are shades of pinks… as the sun sets–but no matter how hard I try, it’s almost impossible to capture it with my camera!

Day 13: Myself with 13 Things… 

I’ve always liked hats… so this challenge I knew I had to take a photo of me with my ‘winter’ hats!  I counted them and guess what? I had EXACTLY 13… so I pulled out my tripod, set them all up on the coffee table–found things to put under the hats so that they were ‘propped’ up… and then ran back and forth from my camera to ‘hit’ the shutter button and then posed (in different hats…) until I decided that this shot would be the one I would use!  (I so need to get one of those ‘remote’ shutter release things…)

Day 14: Eyes…

Or should I say ‘eye’… I took this shot of my friend’s son…then played with it in the editing…(turned the photo into black& white and then took the B&W away from the eye- but didn’t change the ‘colour’ of his eye at all!).. I absolutely love it the end result!  For some shots, I’ve been really loving a square crop… and I think it suits this photo!  Oliver you have killer baby blues! 

Day 15: Silhouette 

Today my challenge was to capture a silhouette.  I went out shooting some photos with my friend..but had a bit of difficulty.  The sun was already low in the horizon…but in the end I took this photo of her.  I must admit it’s not the best silhouette I’ve taken, but I do like it with bright blue sky, and sun peaking around behind her body…

So those were my last 4 days… I’ve been enjoying looking at everyone else’s photos from the challenge the list of participants can be found HERE. I’m 1/2 way through the challenge…I’m excited that I’ve been able to follow through on this…and can’t wait to see what will happen in the next 15days!

30 Day Photography Challenge: Day 9,10,11

Day 9: Someone you love… 

This was a hard challenge for me.  It fell on Thanksgiving Sunday…and kind of reminded me how far away I was from some of the ones that I love… my family!  I decided to include this photo from this past July when I last saw my nephews.  We were playing on the beach at my Gramma’s Cottage!  I can’t wait until December when I get to see them again!

July 16, 2011

During dinner at my friends house… I realized that there are two new men in my life!  I thought I’d share a photo of them, they sure know how to worm their way into a girl’s heart!

October 9, 2011

Day 10: Childhood memory…

On this day it started to snow…and it lasted all day well into the night! It got me thinking to all the amazing photos I have from the snow… I LOVE the white stuff!  Memories of playing in it…skiing in it… out in the back yard with my two brothers and our GT Racers–climbing up the hill and sledding down over the jumps into the driveway!  There isn’t quite enough snow to go out and ‘play’ in yet…but it’s coming soon…. here’s my photo of the day of the snow collecting on the railing of my stairs!

Day 11: Something blue… 

Today I was feeling a bit blue…I was having a hard time finding motivation, and inspiration… perhaps it’s the post-holiday-turkey-depression!  I didn’t take a photo during my lunch hour.  This is the best time for me to take a photo, because my house is filled with natural light!  When I walk home from work at 5pm the sun is already setting!  I missed the good light, I couldn’t decide what to take a photo of… my original idea had been to take a fun shot of the sky–but today it was just white filled with snow and clouds, so that idea was out.  I had dinner and then tried to think of something to take a photo of inside… and I passed by this wall hanging… I saw a blue mitten…and I snapped my photo. 

I’m hoping to find some more creativity, inspiration…I’ve seemed to lost it somewhere–if you find it can you send it on back north to me?  I can’t wait to see what the other people participating in this challenge took a photo of, you can too HERE!

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