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August 31, 2005

31. Bricks

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Getting away from any images of the Ex now, this is a shot of a wall where I work in Niagara Falls. Graham and I were out for our daily walk when he pointed it out to me, after having walked past it a thousand times. It was midday so the light was pretty terrible, though I did what I could with it in post.

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August 30, 2005

30. Jump

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Extreme Bicycling... Jumping of a 15 foot ramp.

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August 29, 2005

29. Bang

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While at the Ex last week, we stayed to watch the human cannonball. Things happen so quick, this was the best shot I was able to get.

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August 28, 2005

28. Niagara Falls at the Ex

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This is the last of the ride images from this year's Canadian National Exhibition I am posting. The title, Niagara Falls, comes from the log plume ride visible through the spinning lights of the ride in the foreground.

I have previous images of the Ex at:

August 26, 2005 - Midway
August 27, 2005 - Falling into Night

Also, a few other images from other photographers:
Randy Smith - Playland (from the Pacific National Exhibition)
Miles Storey - Himalaya

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August 27, 2005

27. Falling into Night

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This is another entry similiar to yesterday's. I think I like yesterday's better though.

August 26, 2005 - Midway

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August 26, 2005

26. Midway

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Leanne and I went to the Ex this week. While there, I took a few shots of some of the rides as the sun was going down; Magic Hour so they say. The sky that night was menacing which provided a perfect backdrop for these images.

June 10, 2005 - Typhoon
June 11 - Typhoon#2
February 22, 2005 - Carousel

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August 25, 2005

25. Dew

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Dew drop on a piece of grass.

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August 24, 2005

24. Golden Cabbage White

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This Cabbage White appears to be seemingly made of gold. This little guy is seemingly enjoying basking in the sun, judging by the size of his smile!

Tonight is the Picture The Cure Exhibition and Auction for Breast Cancer and the Princess Margaret Hospital. The event is being held at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. I cannot be there tonight because of some work commitments, but I would have liked to have gone. My best to the photographers who are supporting this worth cause.

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August 23, 2005

23. A Moonlit Morning

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The moon as it appears not long after a full moon, in the early morning sky.

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August 22, 2005

22. Candy Apples

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August 21, 2005

20. Peeling Paint

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August 20, 2005

20. Rose

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I have not had much chance to shoot this week... pulling from the archives instead.

Yesterday marked another milestone, image 200!

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August 19, 2005

19. Railing Detail

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This is a detail shot of one of the railings in London's Museum of Natural History. It is one of the most beautiful buildings I have been in. The ornate construction is amazing. I could spend days there just photographing the building, and probably a week or doing viewing it's immense exhibits.

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August 18, 2005

18. Bee on Black Eyed Susan

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This is a photo I shot last year (I have been busy the week or so and haven't been out with my camera) that has done very well in competitions. I received a Diamond award for it in competition at the Niagara Falls Camera Club and and honour awards at the Rainbow Competition; a yearly competition between the Niagara Falls Camera Club (Niagara Falls, Ont) and Twin Cities Camera Club (Tonawanda, NY). It also received an honourable mention at this year's Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Clubs Annual Convention.

Remarkably, for this magnification, I was able to shoot this hand held.

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August 17, 2005

17. Thistle

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The prickly weed we all know actually has a nice little flower on it.

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August 16, 2005

16. Stained Glass?

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Butterfly Wings... like stained glass.

NOTE: The service I have been using to send out daily email updates had a problem over the past few days. It looks like the problem was resolved this morning, but I have already written most of the code to send out the emails myself. I hope to have it working in a few days. I look forward to any feedback on the change when it happens.

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August 15, 2005

15. Moorings

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Morings from an old dock in Lake Ontario.

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August 14, 2005

14. Campfire

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Leanne and I in front of the campfire last week on our camping trip.

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August 13, 2005

13. Railroad

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This is similiar to another shot I have posted at my Gallery site, but I like this one better. It is cleaner and I like how the tracks turn away at the end.

Tracks - http://gallery.chrisempey.com/details.php?image_id=710

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August 12, 2005

12. Green butterfly

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When Leanne and I were in Letchworth, there were butterflies everywhere. Overlooking the Mt. Morris dam is a field of wild flowers that was teeming with them, bright yellows and greens, red and orange, black and white. I was able to get this shot in (a sulphur maybe?) but would love to have an early morning there for some really nice ones, like this, or this.

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August 11, 2005

11. Genesee Canyon

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The Genesee Canyon. It times of potential floods, the Mt. Morris Dam just a little down river from here is mostly closed, filling the canyon with water.

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August 10, 2005

10. Like a Fantasy

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This is the last waterfall shot I will be posting from Letchworth State Park. I still have a few more photos of the park to post though.

Leanne and I had a very good time camping, and we are looking to get away again in the near future. Too bad so many of the good campgrounds I remember as a kid are so far away... a little to far for a weekend jaunt.

Previous waterfall shots from Letchworth
August 8, 2005 - Letchworth Falls
August 9, 2005 - Waterfalls

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August 9, 2005

09. Waterfalls

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Another shot from my recent trip to Letworth State Park.

Previous shots from the same trip:

August 7, 2005, Turkey Vulture in Flight
August 8, 2005, Letchworth Falls

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August 8, 2005

08. Letchworth Falls

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These are the middle falls (there are three seperate water falls in the park) at Letchworth State Park in the finger lakes area of New York State. The Genesee river flows through the canyon, over the three waterfalls through the park. While there, we saw the Mt. Morris dam which is about the height of Niagara Falls. It can hold off an amazing amount of water (filling the to the top of the dam for 17 miles).

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August 7, 2005

07. Turkey Vulture in Flight

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Leanne and I went to Letchworth State Park this weekend. This is a shot of a turkey vulture in flight. They are large birds with wingspans up to 6 feet with a diet of about 50% vegetation, and 50% dead things (as they are scavengers). I'll have a few more pics in the coming days.

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August 6, 2005

06. Skipper

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I am not as happy with this shot as I am with the Lacewing from Thursday. I would have like to have bounced a little more light back into the body to illuminate the from wing a little more.

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August 5, 2005

05. Morning Mayfly

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I am really happy with this shot. I went out Sunday morning though I had thought about cancelling after having had a very long day at work the day before. Conditions were perfect and John has a very keen eye for finding these small critters.

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August 4, 2005

04. Skipperling

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August 3, 2005

03. Winged Silhouette

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I have been reluctant to post this one, though I really like it. I have had nothing but good comments from those that have seen it. I just wish I hadn't cut off the bottom of the wing.

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August 2, 2005

02. Pieces of Wood

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A few pieces of driftwood collected from the Whirlpool last week. I made the rock black and white to add a little more depth to the wood which has been worn and smoothed over time by floating and be tossed against other debris and rocks in the churning waters of the whirlpool rapids.

Other shots from this shoot:
Time for a snack - July 27
Birch - July 28
Driftwood - July 29

As I mentioned yesterday, I have gethered my 15 favourite photos of my first 6 months of posting. They can be found at http://potd.chrisempey.com/archives/favourites/1st_6_months/

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August 1, 2005

01. Waiting to Harden

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This butterfly had recently emerged from it's chrysalis. They emerge and sit for about an hour while they wings inwrap and harden before flying off. In the background you can see other chrysalis' from the hatchery at the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory.

On another note, yesterday was the last day of my sixth month of posting. So far, 182 days, and 182 photos. It's been tough to keep up with at times, but I am still enjoying it so I will continue. I am putting together a selection of my favourite images from the past 6 months. I have 22 selected now, I want to whiddle it down a bit before I post the link.

Other photos from the Butterfly Conservatory:
July 30, 2005
July 31, 2005

UPDATE: I have come up with my favourite 15 images from last month.

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