Steven Kennard2014-01-05 17:31:40
Snow Waves

This is the last photograph I took on my walk yesterday and the sun was at the lowest in the sky, creating long blue shadows. The sculpture had a very serene, peaceful feel to it. I hope you get the same feeling from it. (More serene, hopefully, as you won't be half as cold as I was!)

#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Hallie Guilfoyle +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan
For: #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +jeff beddow +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Jack Stepanyan +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown
and
#minimalmonday by +Olivier Du Tré
and
For #creativesnowsunday by +Roy Ross
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  • Steven Kennard2014-01-10 21:59:30
    Frost Hooks

    The only wonderful thing about having single paned windows in the Canadian winter, is being able to photograph the beautiful patterns that are created by the frost.  (Un)fortunately we had new windows put in this year, so I have to look in my archives to share these images.

    For #frostfriday +Frost Friday by +Laura Loralieh Nixon
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  • Steven Kennard2014-01-05 01:39:44
    After the Storm

    The day after an extreme blizzard, with temperatures of -22 C (c. -8 F) and 17 hours of wind and snow, the landscape here has been transformed into sculpted dunes, with only a rare bit of remaining vegetation showing above the surface.

    #creativesnowsunday by +Roy Ross
    and
    #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +jeff beddow +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Jack Stepanyan +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown
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  • Steven Kennard2014-02-20 00:34:39
    The Box Came First

    I have just completed my submission for the AAW POP (Professional Outreach Program) invitational exhibition, "Ceremony" to be held at the American Association of Woodturning Symposium in Phoenix, AZ June 12 - 14th, at the Phoenix Convention Center. It will be exhibited at the American Association of Wood Art in St. Paul, Minnesota before traveling to Phoenix, Arizona. I will be demonstrating at that symposium.

    The piece is turned from African blackwood, surface embellished with egg shell, inlaid with thuya burl and with a 24k gilded egg. It is approximately 6" high, 3" diameter.
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  • Steven Kennard2013-01-31 21:51:09
    Buy Bananas and Give Yourself a Treat

    Fruit is very good to eat, put it to the test.
    I have tried them all you know, bananas are the best.

    Buy bananas and give yourself a treat.
    Buy bananas the finest fruit to eat.
    Take them home to mother, feed them to the twins,
    But buy bananas but be careful of the skins.

    If you're hair is very straight and you want it curled,
    Follow my advice, it is the best thing in the world.

    Buy bananas and give yourself a treat.
    Buy bananas the finest fruit to eat.
    Don't buy frozen mutton, don't use milk in tins,
    But buy bananas but be careful of the skins.

    If your landlord comes around and says to you "Look herem
    I must have my rent today," just whisper his ear:

    Buy bananas and give yourself a treat.
    Buy bananas the finest fruit to eat.
    If you lose a button, don't use safety pins,
    But buy bananas but be careful of the skins.

    The project this week calls for colour in a black and white image. So here is my colour with no colour.

    Project 52 B&W
    Week 5: Colour w/o the Colour
    #P52BW13  | +Project 52 B&W  curated by +Tisha Craw +Gene Bowker and +David Bowden 
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  • Steven Kennard2013-02-11 21:14:43
    Signs of Cold

    I have a cold, it has been cold and this is one of my frost photographs, following the recent bad weather. But it seems appropriate for the day and the theme..

    #WeeklyPhotoProject2013 curated by
    +Andrew Willard , +Iain Harley and  +Tiina Niskanen
    +Weekly Photo Project 2013
    Week 6: Signs
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  • Steven Kennard2011-10-07 12:47:01
    Fantasy Friday

    After seeing the post of the Brazilian Treehopper I thought I should share the album with all the images of the "Medusa" (jellyfish) sculpture I created collaboratively with Elizabeth Goluch.
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  • Steven Kennard2013-04-04 18:32:03
    Cape Spear Lighthouse

    This is the more modern lighthouse at Cape Spear, Newfoundland. It is at the furthest East point of North America.

    For #lighthousethursday +LighthouseThursday by +Heiko Köster and
    #coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday by +David Polzine +Jon Kahn 
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  • Steven Kennard2014-02-11 22:15:50
    Joni enjoying her first winter

    Joni loves the snow and, at the moment after all of our snowfalls this winter, when she runs through some areas of the garden the snow is well over her head. Under the trees it is more sheltered and she comes up for breath. Her puppyhood is going so fast, she will soon be grown, so we have to make the most of this time.

    For
    +Kathleen Kent (who might be as keen to run in the snow with her as she was to throw the ball) and +Lindi Smith (who is hoping for a Joni Kennard page :-) ) and +Ursula Klepper who is a big Joni fan, as is, I believe +Heiko Mahr.
    #dogsgallery  +Dogs GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner 
    #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith
    and #dogloversworldwide by +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer and +Thomas Henry 
    #adayinthelifeofjoni   #Joni   #bordercollie   #puppy  
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  • Steven Kennard2013-04-25 18:54:56
    Orchid Flower

    I posted this photograph of an orchid flower the other day as a monochrome image. It's a shame not to also see it in full colour, so here it is. It was taken with a macro lens and the final photograph is composed of 41 different photographs blended to give the three dimensional appearance you see. the method is called Focus Stacking.

    FloralFriday  curated by  +Tamara Pruessner #floralfriday +FloralFriday
    FLOWER POWER  curated by  +Edith Kukla #flowerpower +FLOWER POWER
    FlowerFriday  curated by  +Angie Davila +FlowerFriday
    +Thierry Raemaekers #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers
    Orchid Wednesday  curated by  +Christopher Prins #orchidwednesday +Orchid Wednesday
    Macro4All  curated by  +Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Chris Levers +Mark O'Callaghan #Macro4All +Macro4All
    #focusstacking   #focusstack  
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  • Steven Kennard2013-01-04 19:11:12
    *New Snow to Start a New Black and White Project

    The snow fell in big fat flakes leaving this snowline of grasses on the horizon. A white start to the new black and white project.

    Project 52 B&W
    Week 1: Happy New Year #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W
    Curated by +Tisha Craw , +Gene Bowker , +David Bowden
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  • Steven Kennard2013-03-15 17:34:10
    Stanley Rule & Level Company Compass Plane #113

    This plane dates from the third quarter of the 1800's most likely, although it is not possible to put a precise date on it. It is a wonderfully engineered tool that has a flexible adjustable sole and can plane concave as well as convex surfaces. It still gets a workout from time to time in my workshop.  

    Project 52 B&W
    Week 11: Old
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W
    Curated by +Tisha Craw , +David Bowden , & +Susan Porter
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  • Steven Kennard2013-03-29 17:06:15
    Dawn over St. John's Harbour, Newfoundland

    Looking out of my hotel window across to the Narrows I saw this beautiful sunrise. Things are looking up when the morning is this lovely!

    Project 52 B&W
    Week 13: Look Up
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W
    Curated by +Tisha Craw , +David Bowden , & +Susan Porter
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  • Steven Kennard2013-11-22 16:27:59
    More Seagull Butts Than You Can Shake a Stick at

    I know there is no such theme as #seagullbuttsaturday  featuring #seagullbuttshots  so I wouldn't want to bother the (NON) curators : +Robin Griggs Wood +Christin McLeod  +Sassi Sassmannshausen  +Lauri Novak  +Craig Szymanski  +Ursula Klepper  +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton  +Steve Savoie  +Pam Wolfe  +Joy mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Debbie Moran  as I know they are busy fending off seagull bird butt postings all weekend!

    BUTT a theme near and dear to my heart which DOES exist, is #farmfriday  +Farm Friday curated by myself +Steven Kennard +Sofie Løve Forsberg and +Ellie Kennard and I know they won't mind being mentioned in this share of seagulls birds flying low over winter fields!

    So happy Farm Friday everyone!
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  • Steven Kennard2013-12-07 19:02:06
    Post Seagull Butt Stick Shaking Session - Part 3 of the Tutorial

    Here you see the results of a successful #seagullbuttstickshaking  session, as it is performed by a professional. NB. Hardly any seagulls were harmed in the making of this photograph.

    One last thing I wanted to mention about this: The first few times you do this, try to make sure there is no one around. They might think you are totally crazy until you get the knack just right, when they will see you mean business and stand in awe.

    NOT to be notified tothe NON curators of this non-existent theme  #seagullbuttsaturday  : Chief NON Curator / BUTT examiner +Robin Griggs Wood 

    +Sassi Sassmannshausen   +Lauri Novak  +Richard Ball  +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle  +Ellie Kennard  +Cora Triton  +Steve Savoie (myself, +Steven Kennard - whatever you do, do NOT notify me)  +Pam Wolfe  +Joy mum   +Jon Cassill  +Tom McGowan  +Annie Irving  +Christina Lihani  +Ursula Klepper +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus   +Lou McCorkle  +Rob Lopes  +Kim Smith  +Bette Kauffman   +Liz C  +Jacqueline Hodsdon  +Darion Jackman  +Sharon Stone  and +Debby Moran 
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  • Steven Kennard2013-07-15 20:21:42
    Squirrel Day Care

    If I had got any closer I wouldn't have been able to focus.

    #WeeklyPhotoProject2013 +Weekly Photo Project 2013 curated by +Andrew Willard , +Iain Harley and  +Tiina Niskanen
    Week 28: Animals
    and thinking also of +Skippy Sheeskin, +Beth Blackwell and the folks at +Squirrel Saturday who love to see squirrels!
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  • Steven Kennard2014-02-10 21:25:17
    Joni and Her Blue Ball

    A border collie pup is always intense about everything she plays with. This time it was her blue ball. And here she was willing me to put down my camera and play with her. She is 10 weeks old now.

    #bordercollie   #puppy   #Joni  

    For
    +Dogs GALLERY #dogsgallery  curated by +Heinrich Wagner  
    for #dogloversworldwide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide   by +Robert SKREINER and +Michael Boeckels  
    and for #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith
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  • Steven Kennard2013-04-12 17:08:43
    Orchid

    This orchid was photographed using focus stacking technique - 40 macro shots stacked to create a depth of field that is impossible to achieve any other way.

    For those interested in the technical information, I used the 180mm Canon macro lens with the camera attached to a Stack Shot focusing rail and using Zerene Stacker to combine all the file information into one finely detailed shot.

    Project 52 B&W
    Week 15: Flower(s)
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W
    Curated by +Tisha Craw & +Susan Porter
    #focusstacking   #focusstack   #macro   #zerenestacker   #zerene  
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  • Steven Kennard2012-10-31 13:56:27
    Announcing the new Daily Photo Theme - Farm Friday!

    Get your farming and agriculture related images ready for the first +Farm Friday  this week.

    Share images from all over the world of farm/agricultural life and buildings - farming landscapes, machinery, animals and workers - on a Friday.

    To have your farm photographs featured on our page:
     
    1. Add the +Farm Friday  page to your circles (so that we can share your photographs on the page).
    2. Add the moderators, +Ellie Kennard   and +Steven Kennard  to your circles
    3. Use the hashtag #farmfriday #farming or #farm in your post as well as +Farm Friday to alert us  and mention the curators Ellie Kennard and Steven Kennard

    That's all. We look forward to seeing your posts in the Farm Friday stream!
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  • Steven Kennard2013-04-27 16:10:40
    Squirrel on the Magnolia Bush

    Out of hibernation and ready to get into the nest to produce more squirrel Saturday models for your delectation!

    For Squirrel Saturday curated by the squirrelicious  +Beth Blackwell +Skippy Sheeskin #SquirrelSaturday +Squirrel Saturday
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  • Steven Kennard2013-05-11 10:21:02
    Busy Day Ahead

    But I couldn't miss posting this to a favourite theme, wishing everyone a happy and busy Squirrel Saturday!

    Sitting in the Taxus bush, this little lady looks like she is just about ready to produce

    Squirrel Saturday  curated by  the squirrelicious and amazing +Beth Blackwell +Skippy Sheeskin #SquirrelSaturday +Squirrel Saturday
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  • Steven Kennard2013-06-17 20:09:47
    Parliament Hill, Ottawa

    I spent last week in Ottawa and though I had no time in the day, I did get a bit of time out in the evening, so got this photograph for today's Weekly Photo Project Theme of Architecture.

    #WeeklyPhotoProject2013 +Weekly Photo Project 2013 curated by +Andrew Willard , +Iain Harley and  +Tiina Niskanen
    Week 24: Architecture
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  • Steven Kennard2013-01-11 16:52:16
    Snow For 2013

    Start of a new project, posting weekly to a theme, so this one features the weather at the start of the year.

    #WeeklyPhotoProject2013 curated by
    +Andrew Willard , +Iain Harley and  +Tiina Niskanen
    +Weekly Photo Project 2013
    Week 1: New Year
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  • Steven Kennard2013-01-24 17:09:34
    Ice Fern on the Window

    Another cold day today with more great macro potential in the frost on the window. Magnified approximately 3 times. At -18 C (around -0.4 F).

    A little early for #frostfriday +Frost Friday by +Laura Loralieh Nixon
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  • Steven Kennard2013-05-04 10:59:17
    Looks Like it Might be Time for a Diet

    Hope your Squirrel Saturday is a happy one. May the squirrels be with you! 

    An early post for Squirrel Saturday today curated by +Beth Blackwell +Skippy Sheeskin #SquirrelSaturday +Squirrel Saturday
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  • Steven Kennard2012-04-05 20:21:44
    Completed Custom Chairs Commission

    This is one of 8 dining chairs commissioned with the dining table and other furniture. Made from beautiful, highly figured curly and birdseye maple, upholstered in supple hide, hand rubbed oil finish and waxed.
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  • Steven Kennard2013-05-25 12:21:49
    Me? You Got Me All Wrong

    No, I'm not eating bird food. No. I just stopped to enjoy the view.

    To wish everyone a squirrelicious Squirrel Saturday. 

    Squirrel Saturday  curated by +Beth Blackwell +Skippy Sheeskin #SquirrelSaturday +Squirrel Saturday

    NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY +NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • Steven Kennard2013-01-28 17:16:32
    Chickadee Dee Dee

    One of our favourite birds, that stays with us all year round, the Chickadee. Its call is just that sound "Chickadee dee dee". The theme of the project this week is UP. I found this one UP in a tree.

    #WeeklyPhotoProject2013 curated by +Andrew Willard+Iain Harley and +Tiina Niskanen for the +Weekly Photo Project 2013 

    Week 4: UP

    #birdphotographymonday +Bird & Wildlife Photography by +David Hemmings
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  • Steven Kennard2013-02-04 20:50:05
    Line Up Your Camels

    Needle and thread macro approximately 5x magnification.


    #WeeklyPhotoProject2013 curated by
    +Andrew Willard , +Iain Harley and  +Tiina Niskanen
    +Weekly Photo Project 2013
    Week 5: Eyes

    For #macromonday +Macro Monday by +Kerry Murphy +Jennifer Eden +Kelli Seeger Kim
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  • Steven Kennard2013-06-27 17:49:36
    Architecture of a Tree

    The theme for this week's project is Architecture and so I am featuring the basement architecture and foundations of this tree.

    Project 52 B&W
    Week 26: Architecture
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak




    also for : Forest Friday  curated by  +Rudolf Vlček #ForestFriday +Forest Friday
    and for #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome by +All Things Monochrome +Bill Wood
    and #monochromeworld +Monochrome World by +andi rivarola
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  • Steven Kennard2013-01-25 22:58:19
    Frost Forest

    Last posting of the day is this unusual frost macro. It's hard to believe that this was on the same window and taken at the same time as the others following this that have such graceful curves.



    For #frostfriday +Frost Friday  by +Laura Loralieh Nixon and for #hiddengems +hiddengems  by +Julia Su and +Andy Lee  and
    #macro4all +Macro4All by +Walter Soestbergen
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  • Steven Kennard2013-04-15 12:20:17
    Absolutely Beautiful - This Will Set You Up For The Day
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  • Steven Kennard2013-05-13 19:58:34
    Magnolia Fantasy

    The petals fall too quickly but they make a lovely pink and white carpet.

    Pink Circle  curated by  +lane langmade +Cheryl Cooper #pinkcircle +Pink Circle
    Dead Flower Society  curated by  +Don Noll #DeadFlowerSociety +Dead Flower Society
    FLOWER POWER  curated by  +Edith Kukla #flowerpower +FLOWER POWER
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  • Steven Kennard2013-05-10 20:06:55
    Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Thinking up new ways to fly higher and faster.
    ( And for those who don't know about JLS, here is a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Livingston_Seagull where you can learn about him)

    BIRD LOVERS Worldwide  curated by  +Robert SKREINER #birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide
    #BirdPhotoDomino  curated by  +Natalie Raeber #BirdPhotoDomino +#BirdPhotoDomino
    Birds4All  curated by  +Walter Soestbergen #Birds4All +Birds4All
    #Gulloftheweek  curated by  +Melanie MP +Renee Hawk #Gulloftheweek +#Gulloftheweek
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  • Steven Kennard2012-01-07 18:58:13
    View from The Lookoff, Kings County, Nova Scotia

    The lovely muted colours and warm light of an early Spring day.

    Thinking of +Chris MacDougall in far off Mongolia who is missing this Province and wanted to see photographs of it. Enjoy, Chris!
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  • Steven Kennard2013-07-20 20:56:07
    Forest Ferns Under the Light of a Blue Moon

    You don't see this sight very often. Strictly this should be black and white but when you have the light from the blue moon, you can't waste it! Silhouetted ferns for this week's theme.

    Project 52 B&W
    Week 29: Silhouette
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak

    All Things Monochrome  curated by  +Charles Lupica +Bill Wood #allthingsblackandwhite +All Things Monochrome
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  • Steven Kennard2013-01-25 19:19:41
    Sting in the Tail

    The latest Frost photograph for some of those who have said how much they love seeing the details. Again, photographed with the MP E-65 macro at roughly 3 times magnification



    For #frostfriday +Frost Friday by +Laura Loralieh Nixon
    and for #feelgoodfriday +FeelGoodFriday by +Rebecca Borg +Jason Borg 
    #hiddengems +hiddengems by +Julia Su +Andy Lee
    and
    #macro4all +Macro4All by +Walter Soestbergen
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  • Steven Kennard2013-01-22 15:24:18
    North Mountain

    Low cloud and fog against the North Mountain, from the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.

    For Tree Tuesday ~ #treetuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie , +Shannon S. Myers +Tree Tuesday 

    And for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman 
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  • Steven Kennard2013-08-03 20:23:23
    Soaking up the Tranquility of Nature

    My dear wife, Ellie, soaking up the last vestiges of light on this beautiful July day. On the shore of the Minas Basin, Nova Scotia.

    For Project 52 B&W
    Week 31: Nature
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak
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  • Steven Kennard2013-10-08 21:45:00
    Colour

    Nature has the best colours. Every time.

    #WeeklyPhotoProject2013 +Weekly Photo Project 2013 curated by +Andrew Willard , +Iain Harley and  +Tiina Niskanen
    Week 40: Colours
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  • Steven Kennard2013-07-25 21:32:34
    Super Moon - in the Blue Hour - over the Minas Basin,

    The Blue Hour is that wonderful hour after sunset when the sky takes on a deep blue tone before night falls.

    For  Coastal Thursday  curated by  +David Polzine +Jon Kahn #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday
    Sea- & Lakescape Photos  curated by  +Robert SKREINER +
    Landscape Photography  curated by  +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Ben T #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography
    Landscape Photos  curated by  +Robert SKREINER +Landscape Photos
    #novascotia   #novascotialandscape   #canada  
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  • Steven Kennard2013-04-22 20:14:10
    Techno Toaster

    The theme for this week is "Technology". Does it not seem ridiculous, when half the world has no bread to eat, that so much technology has been invested into making toast? In contrast the bread in here is a staple food for so many and is made in a time honoured traditional way, from sourdough. So old meets new.
    From the days before Smart Toasters: Streetband - Toast

    #WeeklyPhotoProject2013 curated by
    +Andrew Willard , +Iain Harley and  +Tiina Niskanen +Weekly Photo Project 2013
    Week 16: Technology
    #toast   #toaster #smarttoaster  
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  • Steven Kennard2013-04-18 14:25:47
    Atlantic Waves

    The clarity of the water and the beautiful colours really appealed to me in these wild waves crashing on the shores of Newfoundland.
    - Cape Spear, Newfoundland, March 2013

    For Coastal Thursday  curated by  +David Polzine +Jon Kahn #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday
    and for a belated Sea Tuesday  curated by  +Julia Anna Gospodarou #SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday
    And for Seascape Photos  curated by  +Robert SKREINER +Sea- & Lakescape Photos
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  • Steven Kennard2013-08-30 14:27:08
    Descent to Crystal Falls, Nova Scotia

    A field trip last weekend took me to Crystal Falls, which is deeply hidden in the woods, not altogether easy to find. It was my second trip to the falls, my second time to get lost going there. The falls are featured (from my first trip) a little later in this album.

    I have had too much studio work lately which has kept me from posting on G+, so I hope this makes up for it.

    Have a great weekend everyone.

    FlowingWaterFriday  curated by  +Rolf Hicker +Kate Church #FlowingWaterFriday +FlowingWaterFriday
    HQSP Landscape  curated by  +Delcour Eric +*** #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape
    Landscape Photography  curated by  +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Ben T #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography
    Landscape Photos  curated by  +Robert SKREINER +Landscape Photos
    NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY +NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
    Photografia  curated by  +Heidi Frostmo #Photografia +Photografia
    #novascotia   #waterfall   #canada   #canadianlandscape   #novascotialandscape   #crystalfalls  
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  • Steven Kennard2013-02-15 19:25:15
    Stanley 140

    The project this week is for an abstract processed in black and white. This is an abstract photo made of the adjustement knob of my antique Stanley 140 skew block plane.

    Project 52 B&W
    Week 7: Abstract
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W
    Curated by +Tisha Craw , +Gene Bowker , +David Bowden
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  • Steven Kennard2012-11-20 16:51:41
    Freedom '55 Shipwreck, Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

    Someone's hopes and dreams ended up on the rocks.

    For Sea Tuesday ~  #seatuesday   curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou +Sea Tuesday and for TuesDecay ~  #tuesdecay   curated by +Ian Ference +TuesDecay and not to forget +Cableicous  #cableicous  curated by +Charles Strebor down under , +Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography and what about #lobsterpot  Tuesday? 
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  • Steven Kennard2013-04-08 20:58:18
    Atlantic Kingfisher - St. John's Harbour at Night

    Week 14: Night
    #WeeklyPhotoProject2013 curated by +Andrew Willard , +Iain Harley and  +Tiina Niskanen
    +Weekly Photo Project 2013

    #moonmondays by +Stephen Krieg +SyLvAiN RoUx
    and #moonrisemonday by +Stephen Krieg
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  • Steven Kennard2012-10-24 13:52:48
    Blomidon Inlet

    The hills of Blomidon village in Nova Scotia in the fall as seen from the shoreline.

    #canonusers  +Canon Users curated by +Gene Bowker and +John Spade 
    +Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography  curated by  +Margaret Tompkins and her helpers. #Canada  +Canada  #novascotialandscape   #novascotia  Wide Wednesday Panoramas ~ #widewednesdaypanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama curated by +Ken McMahon and +Lucille Galleli 
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  • Steven Kennard2012-12-31 19:06:51
    Hidden Waterfall 2

    I returned last week to my favourite hidden waterfall in the woods. It's beginning to look interesting with the ice building up and was still accessible as there was not much snow under the trees..

    For #waterfallwednesday  curatted by +Eric Leslie and for #landscapephotography  theme
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  • Steven Kennard2012-10-20 13:16:42
    It's Easy When You Know How

    Our ADHD squirrel. Happy Squirrel Saturday everyone!

    For +Squirrel Saturday  #squirrelsaturday  and the squirrelicious  +Beth Blackwell   and +Skippy Sheeskin  
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  • Steven Kennard2013-01-18 14:31:10
    The Road to Nowhere

    For week 3 of the Project 52 B&W challenge, whose theme this time is "Frozen".

    Week 3 : "Frozen"
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W
    Curated by +Tisha Craw , +Gene Bowker , +David Bowden
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  • Steven Kennard2012-01-18 21:23:29
    Nova Scotia Landscapes
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  • Steven Kennard2013-01-21 20:59:34
    Inside the Ice

    Magnified roughly three times life size, taken with the Canon EF MP-E65. The ice on the windows was melting fast, I caught some wonderful sculptures before it dissolved into plain old water.

    The theme is Rule of Thirds for this week.

    #WeeklyPhotoProject2013 curated by +Andrew Willard, +Iain Harley and +Tiina Niskanen +Weekly Photo Project 2013 
    Week 3: Rule of Thirds
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  • Steven Kennard2013-01-24 22:59:38
    Camera - F11 - And you're whining about the speed of your lenses!

    Kodak, Six-20 Junior camera, Model D c1934. English made Kodak 620 folding bellows camera for eight exposures 6 x 9cm, http://licm.org.uk/livingImage/K620ModD.html

    This camera, like all those so beautifully made in the past - not so long ago really - will still be around when our shiny digital ones have long bitten the dust.

    Project 52 B&W
    Week 4: Camera
    #P52BW13  | +Project 52 B&W Curated by +Tisha Craw  +Gene Bowker  +David Bowden 
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  • Steven Kennard2013-09-03 19:13:50
    After Sunset

    I was seduced by the wonderful colours reflected in the water about 10 minutes after the sun disappeared from sight. So vivid. Almost surreal. Not taken this week as it has rained most evenings for a while now.

    For #WeeklyPhotoProject2013 +Weekly Photo Project 2013  curated by +Andrew Willard  , +Iain Harley  and  +Tiina Niskanen 
    Week 35: Sunrise or Sunset
    and a bit premature for #coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday by +David Polzine +Jon Kahn - begging the indulgence of the curators.
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  • Steven Kennard2013-02-18 19:33:07
    Plane Shadows

    An abstract photograph made from the highlights and shadows of the adjustment knob on my Stanley 140 antique block plane.

    #WeeklyPhotoProject2013 curated by
    +Andrew Willard , +Iain Harley and  +Tiina Niskanen +Weekly Photo Project 2013
    Week 7: Shadows
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  • Steven Kennard2012-12-22 22:09:51
    Did Someone Say it was Squirrel Saturday Again?

    For #squirrelsaturday +Squirrel Saturday by the squirrelicious  +Beth Blackwell and +Skippy Sheeskin
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  • Steven Kennard2012-06-23 17:58:53
    Squirrel Study in Black and White

    A Happy Black and White Squirrel Saturday everyone!

    In keeping with today's +Squirrel Saturday theme #squirrelsaturday  which is for black and white photos I am reposting an image I posted before reworked in black and white. This works well for me today as I am suffering with a really bad cold and could not venture out on Squirrel safari in the pouring rain today. 

    For the squirrelicious +Skippy Sheeskin and +SE Blackwell 
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  • Steven Kennard2013-01-11 16:44:24
    The Old Geezer

    I have played the button accordeon since I was 17 or 18 (too much of an old geezer to remember now). It's always been a part of who I am. Self portrait taken for : Project 52 B&W Week 2: Self Portrait #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W
    Curated by +Tisha Craw , +Gene Bowker , +David Bowden
    #buttonaccordeon   #melodeon   #music   #bertrandgaillard  
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  • Steven Kennard2012-04-21 15:56:10
    A Modern Day Squirrel with Ear-piercing

    For Squirrel Lovers Around the World

    In particular for the theme +Squirrel Saturday #squirrelsaturday curated by the squirrelicious +SE Blackwell and +Skippy Sheeskin
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  • Steven Kennard2013-06-19 20:32:39
    Sunset Over the Bay of Fundy - Baxter's Harbour

    For :
     #vibrantwednesday #vividwednesday by +Ajay Hatti 
    and
    Wet Wednesday ~ #wetwednesday
    Curator(s): +Jen Baptist +Wet Wednesday 
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  • Steven Kennard2012-04-06 16:24:39
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  • Steven Kennard2012-01-23 15:55:12
    An Adventure into Fantasy IceScapes

    These allow your imagination to go wild. These are all taken approximately 3x life size, so it's an adventure into the things that we can't see with the naked eye. Most of the time they are just annoyances as they prevent us seeing through our windows.

    For #MacroMonday curated by +Kerry Murphy, +Kelli Seeger Kim and +Jennifer Eden +Macro Monday
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  • Steven Kennard2012-01-18 21:25:20
    Nova Scotia Landscapes
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  • Steven Kennard2012-05-31 15:14:37
    Neckar River, from Heidelberg

    For #thirstythursday curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra
    #Germany #heidelberg
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  • Steven Kennard2012-11-22 00:10:51
    Maid of the Mist - Niagara Falls 2001

    It is quite amazing the advances that have been made in digital photography since the days when I took this picture on my Canon D30, Canon's first DSLR camera to be released, sporting a massive 3 MP sensor!

    At the time I was shooting in jpg (ouch) as I was not yet aware of the advantages of raw images. I became so, shortly afterwards. 

    This was my first (and only so far) trip to Niagara Falls. The falls that you see in the distance are on the US side, while the Maid of the Mist is heading toward the Canadian falls which are to my right and behind where I was standing.

    For #bridgewednesday  +Bridge Wednesday curated by +Mara Acoma , +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling and +Nigel Smith and for #nauticalwednesday  +NauticalWednesday curated by +StPaul Herrmann and +Annelies Kroen    #waterfallwednesday  curated by +Terrill Welch and +Dane Clingan and +Trisha Standard as well as for #watercraftwednesday  curated by +David Breazeale and last but not least +Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins 
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  • Steven Kennard2012-01-30 16:25:23
    Nova Scotia Landscapes
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  • Steven Kennard2012-11-24 16:57:07
    Morning Push-Ups on the Maple

    It's easy when you know how.

    Happy #squirrelsaturday  everyone! For +Squirrel Saturday and the sporty squirrelicious +Skippy Sheeskin and +Beth Blackwell (try saying that with your mouth full of peanuts!)
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  • Steven Kennard2012-10-22 20:08:48
    Blomidon Shoreline

    For +Landscape Photography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins and her team and the theme  #landscapephotography
    #Canada   #canadianlandscape    #seatuesday    #novascotia    #novascotialandscape    #seascape    #seascapephotography
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  • Steven Kennard2012-01-24 18:07:28
    From Tree to Treasure

    In my other personna, I am a woodturner, making carved and turned boxes. "Lost Orchard", "Tower" and "Tread Softly", the first three boxes featured in this gallery are currently on display at this "International Invitational Exhibition of Turned or Sculpted Wood" at the Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - January 15-April 26, 2012

    This exhibit features the work of more than 30 artists from across the country and around the world.

    The show was created by the American Association of Woodturners Wood Objects On Display committee. More photographs of some of the featured work is found on the Collectors of Wood Art site: http://collectorsofwoodart.org/view_art/collection/22
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  • Steven Kennard2012-05-25 17:45:50
    Ellie's Orchid

    For +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner #floralfriday #orchidwednesday #orchid curated by +Meg Rousher +Orchid Wednesday
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  • Steven Kennard2013-06-01 15:28:07
    Circus Squirrel - Or is it a Bat?

    Is it a Bat? Is it Squirrel? NO! It's BATSQUIRREL!

    +Jennifer Tackman suggested that if a circus career doesn't work out for him he could try out for the Olympic gymnastics team. 

    Happy #squirrelsaturday  everyone!

    Squirrel Saturday  curated by the squirrelicious  +Beth Blackwell and +Skippy Sheeskin #SquirrelSaturday +Squirrel Saturday
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  • Steven Kennard2012-01-08 18:20:55
    Nova Scotia Landscapes
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  • Steven Kennard2013-12-31 21:37:42
    January Pin-Up - 2014 Fine Woodworking Calendar!

    I was very happy to find my work as the January feature, kicking off the year 2014 in the Fine Woodworking calendar.
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  • Steven Kennard2012-11-09 18:56:05
    Rawdon Hills, Nova Scotia - Dairy Farm With Storm Brewing

    For #FarmFriday  +Farm Friday curated by myself (+Steven Kennard ) and +Ellie Kennard 
    Also for +Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography  
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  • Steven Kennard2012-01-24 21:07:06
    Nova Scotia Landscapes
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  • Steven Kennard2014-01-20 20:34:41
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    Happy Days are Here Again - introducing Joni - 18/365

    The house was just too empty. Now it is just SO full of bounce and happiness and joy! This new Joni came home with us on Saturday. She is (I'm sure I don't have to tell you) absolutely perfect. (Border Collie, of course.)

    I must relate a little story of how Joni 3 came to be ours. We were going to see her, not sure if she was coming home with us, for many different reasons. She is related to our last Joni, the one we lost in October. When we had finished looking at her, patting her and watching her play with her siblings, we stood and chatted with her breeder. The puppies settled into two heaps in their play area and fell asleep together. When it came time to make a decision and go home with or without her, Steven looked at her in the pile of sleeping puppies and asked "well, are you coming home with us then?". She looked up, stood up alone, walked over to the edge of the play area and put her paws up on the top. No one else had moved. She chose us as much as we chose her. So of course she came home with us. Looking at her eyes, can you imagine turning her down? And now  I have a new photography assistant apprentice. 

    #365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton
    #dogloversworldwide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide by +Robert SKREINER +Michael Boeckels
    and craving the indulgence of the curators for being late (or early) for #fidofriday +Fido Friday by +mel peifer +Lisa Lisa +Suhaib Ayaz +Wes Lum
    Dog Days  curated by  +Nancy Claeys +Dog Days
    The G+ DogPark  curated by  +su ann lim +J.C. Kendall #G +DogPark +The G+ DogPark
    #WoofWednesday +Woof Wednesday
    #bordercollie  
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  • Steven Kennard2013-08-13 19:34:27
    *These Boots Were Made For ......

    I'm not sure what this says about my town, but it might be that the art/sport of Shoe Tossing is alive and well in Canning 'My (current) Home Town'. Personally I believe that they belong to a trainee tightrope walker. For more information on Shoe Tossing, for the curious: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe_tossing

    #WeeklyPhotoProject2013 +Weekly Photo Project 2013  curated by +Andrew Willard  , +Iain Harley  and +Tiina Niskanen 
    Week 32: My Hometown

    Also for :
    #cableicous +Cableicous by +Charles Strebor
    #bforblue +B for Blue by +Aileen Sorenson
    and though it's not Friday, for #powerlinefriday +Powerline Friday by +Natosha Davis
    #shoesday +Shoesday
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  • Steven Kennard2013-01-16 21:00:41
    The Dead of Winter

    Somewhere in Nova Scotia in the fog of an extreme temperature rise from -17C to +10C overnight.

    #canada  +Canada  #canadianlandscape   #graveyard   #novascotia   #novascotialandscape   #landscapephotography  

    For +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins and her team of assistants.

    For Winter Wednesday ~ #winterwednesday curated by +Antoine Berger and +Logan Miller 
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  • Steven Kennard2012-07-08 21:24:24
    Monarch Butterflies Mating

    In our orchard, on some old Queen Anne's lace.

    For Macro Monday ~ #macromonday +Macro Monday curated by +Jennifer Eden+Kerry Murphy and +Kelli Seeger Kim 

    And for Buggy Friday +Buggy Friday  #buggyfriday  curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar and +Margaret Tompkins 
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  • Steven Kennard2012-01-30 16:25:07
    Nova Scotia Landscapes
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