… something I heard a few times on our recent trip to Quebec City and surrounding area… from Francophone people who seemed to be fascinated by this phrase… and they weren’t even excusing themselves after slipping out an F-bomb.
Chantal has been hinting lately that since I’m not computer coding anymore, I maybe should start worrying about becoming senile, and is suggesting other mind games to keep me in the picture. (But don’t all wives do that anyway?)
Alors, I’ve decided to get back into learning French, and am jumping right in with both feet. Signed up for a course at Sheridan College starting next month and one of the F-bomb people in Quebec City gave me a French learning book that I’ve already started.
Voici quelques photos de la ville de QuĂŠbec et les environs. (followed by the next 10 weeks of the dogwood2018 photography challenge… descriptions below Quebec photos).
[Click on any photo for the slideshow. Please leave comments at the bottom of the page]
The next 10 weeks of the dogwood2018 photography challenge
Week 21 Technical: Product
Pop art at the AGO
Week 22 Creative: Door
Week 23 Vision: No Peeking —Â Look Ma! No Lens!
At first I was going to shoot a roll of film. But for 1 image, that would be too expensive and take too long because I’m not doing my own developing. So I decided to go “Wildcard” for this week and build a digital pinhole camera. I used the body cap for my Fuji X-E2S and drilled the pinhole with a sewing needle. What is a pinhole camera.
Week 24 Composition: Contrast
Contrast should get your attention. I think this shot from Slains Castle Dracula Pub in Aberdeen, Scotland should catch a little attention.
Week 25 Technical: Starburst
Sexy pair of high heels hanging on a wire in Galway, Ireland. What was she thinking?
This was technically challenging, using my backup camera, which only goes down to f/8.
Week 26 Creative: High Key
Tired of looking at high key flowers, birds and babies, and I can’t shoot a flower like Robert Mapplethorpe can, so here’s my high key image.
Week 27 Vision: Flattery
For this challenge, I’m not trying to copy a master, but someone I follow on Instagram, who I think is a very good photographer. Name of “Just Northy”, not sure, but I think it’s a women. She lives in the same area as me, and some words I would use to describe her work are dark, monochrome, bleak, shadowy, can be scary, lensbaby-like. I hope she takes this image as a compliment. These are the Standing Stones of Callanish, about 5000 years old, on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
It is believed that “this was a place appointed for worship in the time of heathenism, and that the chief druid or priest stood near the big stone in the centre, from whence he addressed himself to the people that surrounded him.” I’m hoping to convey this mysteriousness with Northy’s style.
Week 28 Composition: Left to Right
I had some trouble trying to think of something original for this challenge, so I decided to go what I think is completely out of the box. First time I’ve used burst mode, with zone focus, then Photoshop with 7 composites. Note that the white car is not parked, but is actually moving right to left.
Week 29 Technical: Twilight Zone
Week 30 Creative: CirclesÂ Â –Â Â Anticipation
August 20, 2018 at 4:58 pm
Len, I always thought you spoke another language.
August 20, 2018 at 6:01 pm
I can’t wait to talk to you in french at least!
J’ai hĂ˘te de te parler en franĂ§ais enfin!
Next Time !!!
Pour notre croisiĂ¨re l’an prochain !
August 20, 2018 at 6:01 pm
Very funny Bern.
My French is pretty rusty too but Len I could translate your âvoici quelque….â without hesitation so canât be that bad.
Tricia and I are planning a road trip through Quebec to Malbae and Baye St. Paul in early October. Perhaps Chantal and you can give us some pointers.
August 20, 2018 at 7:11 pm
Great pics, Len. Wonderful eye.
August 20, 2018 at 7:18 pm
Thanks Billy, glad you enjoyed. We’ll be yacking in French over the fence soon, eh?
August 20, 2018 at 8:18 pm
August 20, 2018 at 11:13 pm
C’est bon pour le cerveau et meilleur que le code computing
est ce que le F bomb stands for Fart bomb and them people not even excusing themselve for launching such a F type bomb or est ce que c’est pour ‘ French’
Bravo, continu, ne lĂ˘che pas, a quelle leĂ§on est tu rendu, j’imagine que c’est la leĂ§on no 6 ou peut etre plus.
August 20, 2018 at 11:49 pm
In French, the F-bomb may be a fart, but in English, it when you slip out the word “fuck”! Vous comprennez? J’ai finis cinquieme lecon.
August 20, 2018 at 11:57 pm
Len , you always told me that you prefer Spanish .
Câest la vie
August 21, 2018 at 1:13 am
Patricio, are you trying to get me in trouble?
September 14, 2018 at 1:06 am
– la ville de QuĂŠbec avec les parapluies – Funky, Fabulous, Fantastic!
– Week 24 Composition: Contrast – That is one mind/body bender!
– Week 26 Creative: High Key – A bit cheeky if you asked me! đ
– Week 29 Technical: Twilight Zone – Gorgeous shot, you can feel the
warm summer’s night.
– Week 30 Creative: Anticipation – An Egg + ? = ??
September 14, 2018 at 1:53 am
Glad to see you’re back, Kate. My blog wouldn’t be the same without your comments. And we’ll see you on the HPSC “booze tour”.