Thursday, November 26, 2009

One More Torch

One More Torch, originally uploaded by mmilway.

This is probably the last torch shot. I'll have to go out this
weekend to get some more pictures to share here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Rhapsody in Felt

They removed most of the themes of depression and nihilism but they kept the guitar solo in tact. All my favorite muppets are involved.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Torch Song

Torch Song, originally uploaded by mmilway.

For two days, this weekend, PEI became Fire Island as it welcomed the
Olympic Torch...wait.

I waited outside my apartment for about an hour trying to get my
camera setup just right. It was getting chilly and the crowd was thin
at best. My enthusiasm was already low when the Coca-Cola truck went
by and then the RBC Float. But then group of people dressed in white
jump suits turned the corner and slowly walked up to province house.
It took everyone a few moments to realize it was the torch and then
everyone started to crowd around it as the torch bearers posed for
pictures. Then they continued down great george street to a crappy
party. All the signs pointed to it being a very underwhelming
event, and for the most part it was, but the torch itself and the
enthusiasm of the people who carried it really made the whole thing a
really cool experience.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Enlightened House

Enlightened House, originally uploaded by mmilway.

This scene was seen on the Cabot Trail. This was just about the only
sunshine we saw the whole weekend.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Where Is My Doubloon?

Where Is My Doubloon?, originally uploaded by mmilway.

I don't know how many times I saud it during the Cabot Trail, but
there are a lot of scenes in Cape Breton that reminds me of The Goonies.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Miniture Tiny Hamlet

Miniture Tiny Hamlet, originally uploaded by mmilway.

This one is from Cape Breton but I used a tilt shift tool i've been
dying to use for some time. This website is very easy to use and
gives your photos a pretty neat effect without the expensive equipment.

Update: I noticed that the effect isn't all that apparent on this tiny version. If you click on the photo you will be sent to my flickr account. Above the picture there is an "All Sizes" button. If you click on that the large size will show up. I think thats the best way to experience this photo in particular.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Close To The Coast

Close To The Coast, originally uploaded by mmilway.

I was in Cape Breton last weekend and took about a million pictures.
Pretty much just trees and ocean. This one was on the Ingonish side
of the Cabot Trail.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

There Was Snow Foilage

There Was Snow Foilage, originally uploaded by mmilway.

Apparently its easier to see the forest from the trees when there is
no foliage. This was taken during a recent trek I made through the
Cabot Trail. Zero moose and coyotes sighted. 4 coloured leaves spotted.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dumbo's Motivation

Dumbo's Motivation, originally uploaded by mmilway.

I took this one several years ago. I have a bunch of new photos from
my recent trip to Cape Breton so stay tuned!

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Mundune Monday

A Mundune Monday, originally uploaded by mmilway.

These are the dunes at Greenwich in PEI. They were pretty
interesting but it was extremely cold so I did not spend very much
time there. BORING!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Little Birdy

A Little Birdy, originally uploaded by mmilway.

I went to the beach (for some reason) earlier this month and saw these
little birds (sand pipers I think) running through the surf. I spent
a good 20 minutes stalking one of these birds trying to get close
enough to get a good picture. I took about 100 pictures and walked
away feeling like I must have got at least one good picture. One of
the curses of digital media is that I ended up with about 40 'good'
shots that looked almost identical and I still have to work them down
to 2 or 3 that would be worth keeping. Woe is I.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Old Faithful

Old Faithful, originally uploaded by mmilway.

Foilage + church across the street. I have about a million pictures
of each of those but never before have I combined them into one
photo. Photoshop is a great thing.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

This Little Baby Went Wewewewewewweewe All The Way Home

My Nephew, Declan, got to go home last night. He spent the last 109
days in various hospitals in the GTA. In that time he accrued 3
Ward's Cutest Premie titles and 2 Ward's Funniest Uncles titles.
Unfortunately, I wasn't around to help him win the third. His Mom and
Dad are very excited to have him home and very grateful for all the
support they have received (especially the support received n the form
of comical onsies!) I can't wait to get home for christmas so i can
hold him.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloweenish Hallway

Halloweenish Hallway, originally uploaded by mmilway.

For the first time in a while I did not participate in halloween
festivities. I am going out this week to scoop up all the discount
costumes so I am ready for next year. I just hope the John & Kate
story is still in the news next year. Oh lord...I just thew up in my
mouth after I typed. I really hope that won't happen.