Oh Canada!

As we crossed the river on a ferry, I noticed this photographer and siezed the opportunity to take a picture of him and his wonderful camera. In order to have a caption, we asked him where he was from. He's a news journalist from Cincinatti and was shooting a Nikon D3. He'd married a Lunenburg girl and he said he hoped to find work up here one day so they could move back., adding that he thought it was one of the best places in the world to live.

I could tell he wanted to shoot some more pictures, so I didn't mention I'd just taken his picture for 365.
This is BEAUTIFULLY DONE!~ Did you tell him you were taking this...and did you find out if he is a 365er? I hope you are passing out business cards by now. If I saw you taking a photo somewhere, I would race over and get your autograph, Louise!
posted June 21st, 2010  
Really neat capture! (and what a camera!)
posted June 21st, 2010  
I was sitting in the car and shot this through the windshield.
posted June 21st, 2010  
Oh, wow. That is a COOL camera!! :D
posted June 21st, 2010  
Great shot!
posted June 21st, 2010  
great capture and great story! You should check out the 100 strangers project on flickr. With your outgoing personality it would be the perfect project for you!
posted June 21st, 2010  
haha! This is so good...such a shot to show his involvement. I also like the fact that you are able to just get people like this in your pictures. Wow!
posted June 21st, 2010  
Wu
haha...took it like a ninja :)

nice shot
posted June 21st, 2010  
What a great shot!!!!

and..btw, thanks for the nice words. I'm happy I'm doing a bit better.
posted June 21st, 2010  
this is amazing! i especially love how most of the color is blacks, whites, and grays, except for the flag!!
posted June 21st, 2010  
I love the way you made our flag stand out.
posted June 21st, 2010  
Great capture, Louise!
posted June 21st, 2010  
Great candid photo and story. I like its stark contrasts.
posted June 21st, 2010  
Love the photo and thinking you must have really clean car windows as this shot is so clear!
posted June 21st, 2010  
bet your picture is better than his!
posted June 21st, 2010  
Waw, Nikon D3 camera...
i'll put into my wish-list... =)
posted June 21st, 2010  
Pam
Oh, I'd give my left arm to have his camera... Although, I guess, without a left arm, I really wouldn't have much use for it!
Great shot Louise!
posted June 21st, 2010  
Pam, you could always use a tripod ;) Louise, great shot and great processing :) Lovely as always!
posted June 21st, 2010  
Mm, beautiful camera. Great shot, too. I love how friendly you are and unafraid to talk to random people :).
posted June 21st, 2010  
It would be funny if he was also a 365er and saw his picture on here hehe. Great shot!
posted June 21st, 2010  
Great capture - good story to go with your photo - interesting who you find in your lovely town!
posted June 21st, 2010  
What a cool story and a great shot!
posted June 21st, 2010  
Great shot, and the story makes it even better.

Go Canada, that's my country :P
posted June 21st, 2010  
iLove Canada. :D Wish I could find my soulmate there. Hehe. Love this shot! Canada FTW!
posted June 21st, 2010  
A motivated photagrapher will cease each moment they can, right. Nice shot Louise.
posted June 21st, 2010  
Fun shot! It would be interesting to see his photos!
posted June 21st, 2010  
You always have very interesting shots, Louise. Well done!
posted June 21st, 2010  
I love taking pictures of people taking pictures, my library is full of them! Your composition in this is great, the way he and the flag both stand out against the sky is very striking.
posted June 21st, 2010  
That's fun... very striking colour with the darker contrast. Like it lots.
posted June 21st, 2010  
What a great capture, love the processing too Louise.
posted June 21st, 2010  
fantastic photo!
posted June 21st, 2010  
Great shot Louise. Love the way you've made this look....thanks for your comments on my bellringing gallery. It was a little time of peace...looking at peoples' artistic offerings in such a wonderful atmosphere. Helps the soul....:-)
posted June 21st, 2010  
What a good capture I love to see how the hole person expresses concentration and dedication to what he is doing.
posted June 21st, 2010  
Wow - I'm not sure I could ever look that professional (especially as I'm usually fannying about trying to take pics on the hoof with my point and shoot while juggling all my work bags and sundries at the same time!).

Thanks for the comment on the session pic - you're very lucky to have such great music from your part of the world - Nova Scotia is one of the best areas for trad music especially Cape Breton as I'm sure you know. English trad music is a touch different, though obviously sharing some roots, instruments etc - possibly a bit slow and 'lumpy' for some tastes - but at its best incredibly rhythmic and exciting!
posted June 21st, 2010  
What a great "story" photo! I love it. And thank you for your kind comments.
Can't wait to see what you come up with tomorrow!
posted June 21st, 2010  
HC
Love the contrasting colors!
posted June 21st, 2010  
This is such a great photo, and so nice to have a little bit of background to go with it :)
posted June 21st, 2010  
This is a great photo!
And a lovely story to go with it :)
posted June 21st, 2010  
Great, I like the bold colours, and how serious he seems to be, so focused on the job, which he obviously enjoys, it suits him somehow, that huge camera and the hat go together! The red is a great contrast!
posted June 21st, 2010  
Great photograph! Nice crop and simple, punchy colours, really good :-)
posted June 21st, 2010  
NICE camera :)
posted June 21st, 2010  
Nice editing. He looks like an old time photographer.
posted June 21st, 2010  
I swear you have some of the coolest day to day photos. I know some of it is location location location but I can't help but think that you draw some of this around you, too my sweet friend. =)
posted June 21st, 2010  
This is a neat shot. I love seeing what people's faces look like when they photograph something.
posted June 21st, 2010  
Such a great shot. It has a sense of intensity while remaining quite beautiful. I love the perspective too.
posted June 21st, 2010  
Interesting caption did you find out what he was taking photos of.? great picture.
posted June 21st, 2010  
what a fabulous capture, Louise! the composition and colors are terrific! (I'm surprised you didn't tell him about 365 ... LOL! This could be your first of 100 Strangers ...)
posted June 21st, 2010  
I love this! Awesome when one photographer takes a picture of another, taking a picture LOL.
posted June 21st, 2010  
Great capture.
posted June 21st, 2010  
I love this shot. The blown out background makes it look graphically very cool.
posted June 21st, 2010  
n
I love the contrast here, it works really well. Nice shot! :)
(I'm also very jealous of their camera!)
posted June 21st, 2010  
Thank you for your comment, Louise! So, you want to know why we named our boat "TOBIAS"? When I met Kirby I had never been camping - in a tent, on the ground (well, with a blow up mattress). He took me to the mountains and I fell in love. We went as often as we could. We were sitting by the fire when I asked him to marry me!! And then for our honeymoon, we gathered up all the family and loads of friends and did a 3 day camping trip all together. Tents everywhere, lots of coleman stoves and quit a few little personal outhouses surrounded us. When we left California to buy a sailboat on the opposite coast we knew we would miss camping. So we took a piece of it with us. Our camping area where Kirby had been going since he was 2 years old was called - TOBIAS CREEK! There - you have it!
posted June 21st, 2010  
A great "second person" view. I really like the candid feeling you grabbed. Really great shot!
posted June 21st, 2010  
this is a beautiful shot - I love the bright colors!
posted June 21st, 2010  
that's a truly wonderful shot you've taken, louise! you've chosen the best angle! hope you'll have a great time with your aussie friends!
posted June 21st, 2010  
Has anyone told you recently (like today?) how amazing you are? sticky notes on your calendar to remember important dates for 365-ers?!!? I hope I grow up to just as kind and considerate as you are ... big hug!
posted June 21st, 2010  
Great shot Louise! I thought at first you were on another movie set. : )
posted June 21st, 2010  
This is a fantastic portrait Louise, I love it. That camera and flag look awesome, I like the processing too!
posted June 21st, 2010  
What a gorgeous shot, Louise!! I love the colors!! I've been really busy lately, but i finally found some time to stop by. Our house is quickly coming together - Jeremy painted the outside and it's looking very pretty. He's working this week, so we probaly won't go back there until the weekend. I am already shopping around for furniture and all the cool stuff ;-)

I am off to bake some pita bread...spent almost the whole morining catching up with 365 and aranging photos, and now it's time to move away from the computer screen! :-)
posted June 21st, 2010  
oooh. he has one nice camera :)
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Love this picture, and LOVE that camera haha!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
WOW. What a neat shot.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
This is a really great "photographer in action" shot!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
This is such a great shot! So representative of our group (although I'm sure most of us only lust after a camera like that).
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Love the white background to highlight the action. Who needs a $4000 camera when you can take shots like these?
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Very interesting, great photo!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
I love this!
For how it so aptly represents 365, and for the Canadian flag, and because it was such a great photo op, and because it's yours!
XO
posted June 23rd, 2010  
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