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October, 2009:

Go Josiah Go!

Go J Go

A fellow photog and mac addict, Stephen Hackett, of ForkBombr fame has been going through a pretty tough year! His son Josiah, who is just over a year old has been fighting a brain tumor. He’s such a remarkable little guy, and even though I don’t Stephen and his family personally, Josiah’s story has really touched me and I’ve been rooting for his progress from up here in Montreal. Just about 9 months ago, our little monkey above had his own scare at birth, so Josiah’s hit pretty close to home.

I’ve been wanting to take this shot for a while, but tonight little cousin Eddie’s visit was just the right setting for the pic.

Fall Foliage

Considering the last two posts, I just couldn’t resist.

From XKCD.com: Fall Foliage

From XKCD.com: Fall Foliage

If you haven’t read XKCD before, click on through and enjoy. I can’t promise you won’t be reaching for the High School physics or chemistry books though.

Bloody Hands and Threading the Needle

On Top of the Needle

It’s been about 9 or 10 years since I chalked up my hands and laced up the old Boreale booties and tried to haul my aging butt up anything steeper than than a 5.4. Yet the harness is still in great shape and the booties still fit, and as chalk is already about 1000 years old, applying it lavishly to my sweaty palm felt as fresh as I when broke in the ball all those years ago on Poke-O-Moonshine.

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Valois Bay Panoramas

Valois Bay Fall Panoramas
I was reading a Scott Kelby book on Safari online books and in one of the chapters he talks extensively about Adobe’s Photomerge feature. A feature I’ve been using for a while but it wasn’t until I read Scott’s book that I realised I have been missing out on a great trick.
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