I’ve decided to change the name of my blog now that I’ve completed my 365 project. I’ve noticed that most of my photos are of my pets or random dogs that I’ve met. The name Paw Pixs represents the type of pictures I enjoy taking. I’ll still take photos of other things that interest me but I just can’t resist pulling out the camera when I see a cute, furry face.
Stella had a wonderful time running through the dry grasses.
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Tagged animals, border collie, cute furry face, dog, grasses, nature, nikon, pet, pets, photography
I took a Pet Photography 101 workshop with my favorite pet photographer Sue Bird (http://www.photobysuebird.com) at the Ottawa School of Photographic Art (http://spao.ca). It was such a treat to learn from an accomplished photographer, but more importantly, someone who loves and knows how to work with animals. We had dog models to work with – three very, very large great danes. These dogs look so lofty and distinguished. They’re such beautiful creatures. Who knew you can fit three great danes into the back of a Mazda 3?
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Tagged dog, Great Dane, nikon, Ottawa School of Photographic Art, pet, pet photographer, Pet photography, photography, spao, Sue Bird
Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the variety of changing colour, the cooler temperatures and the cooking of comfort foods. Stella has more energy this time of year and can run forever. We had a wonderful walk on the leaves in the forest near my home.
Happy Birthday to me! Last year on my birthday I decided to take on a photo 365 project. It actually turned into a 366 project because I forgot it was a leap year. I wanted to force myself to take a picture every day so I would think about and practice my hobby of photography. When I first started the project I didn’t think about posting my pictures to a blog. I wanted an easy way for my mum and sister to see what I was up to so I started this photo blog. I had no idea how big the blogosphere was. I’ve met and read about some really incredible, talented, funny people. It’s a wonderful community. I have never received a rude or creepy comment – all comments were encouraging and heartwarming. It’s kind of neat to know that someone from next door or on the other side of the planet can take a peek into my daily life. I’ve bored people to death with my dog and cat pictures – I’m sorry for that but my furry creatures are more patient than people to photograph. I’ve learned a bit more about photography and have met some incredible photographers that I aspire to be like. This project worked – I did pick up a camera every day this past year and I also thought about and explored my photography hobby.
Now that the 365/66 project is complete I’m not putting down my camera. I’ll still take pictures, read and learn more about photography and hopefully will continue to get better. I’ll post my photos here from time to time but I’ll try to only put up my favorites and not bore people to death with pet and food pictures.
Thanks everyone for your support, comments and likes this past year. It’s been a fun challenge.
The Looneyspoons Collection is my favorite cookbook. It has hundreds of healthy, easy to prepare dishes with most ingredients found in the regular grocery store. It’s my go-to recipe book when I want something fast, delicious and easy as pie. The book is filled with a ton of humour and piles of health tips. It sounds like I’m trying to sell this book, but honestly I’m not related nor have I ever met the authors (sisters Janet & Greta Podleski). I’ve been told they have a program on the Food Network but I’ve never seen that channel. You can check them out at http://www.janetandgreta.com/the-sisters.
Tonight we had one of our favorites – Thai Beau. It’s a Thai coconut chicken with mango and basil. It’s so simple to prepare and totally scrumptious! I meant to take a picture before we started eating but we just couldn’t wait. There’s a little left-over for lunch tomorrow.
Tomorrow is my birthday which means it’s the end of my Project 365. I wonder what I shall take a picture of? Suggestions?
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Tagged 365, 366, coconut chicken, cooking, food, Janet and Greta Podleski, Loonyspoons, NIkon D90, photography, project 365, project 366, thai coconut, The Looneyspoons Collection
The ‘Les Yeux’ mural at the University of Ottawa recently received a facelift. It was originally pained in 1972 by well-known Ottawa artist James Boyd.
I remember seeing these eyes as a kid skating along the Rideau Canal. The mural used to creep me out because the eyes appear to follow you.
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Tagged 365, 366, art, Canada, eyes, James Boyd, Les Yeux, mural, nikon, Ontario, ottawa, photography, project 365, project 366