The expression “dog days” refers to the hot, sultry days of summer and with the rising, at sunrise, of Orion’s dog, the dog star Sirius. Well, that’s a nice scientific explanation, but to me, it means just plain “lazy”. Remember when you were a kid, and getting into August, things started getting boring and the temperature was hot, you became lazy. Well I certainly did… and started getting into trouble.
After all the excitement of my Arctic trip, I had to come back to the 52 week photo challenge, and it really started to become a challenge to get motivated again, but here are the next 10 weeks.
Week 31 Portrait: Street Candid
We were walking in Memorial Park in Port Credit, when I noticed these zombie-like groups of people walking in formationsÂ looking down at their cell phones. As I looked through my viewfinder, fog, with a blue tinge, seemed to roll in. We had been catching up with “Game of Thrones”, so I immediately thought of Pokemon Wight Walkers.
Week 32 Landscape: Colourful
View from the bridge at Credit River on Lakeshore Rd. Lots of knitting in Port Credit this year.
Week 33 Artistic: Collaboration
through a window
My collaborator, Samantha Rohring Kennedy, and I swapped photos of each of us looking through a window. After that, we were each on our own to Photoshop some kind of individual final image. Since Sam lives in Long Island, NY and I live in Port Credit, ON, I wanted to show how close our 2 countries are, and yet how far apart.
Week 34 Portrait: Child
Young Inuit girl really having fun in Arctic Bay, Nunavut, Canada. Very refreshing and touching to see kids having such a good time with such simple play. It was really cool that I could continue the #dogwood52 week challenge while on my Arctic expedition.
Week 35 Landscape: Nature up close
Lonely caterpillar on the Arctic tundra.
Week 36 Artistic: Food
Narwhal blubber samples in Arctic Bay.
Week 37 Portrait: Fashion
Week 38 Landscape: Get Low
Yonge and Dundas Square
Week 39 Artistic Interpretation: Handmade
Week 40 Portrait: Sitting in a chair
Bent and I were walking around downtown Hamilton and when I saw this guy with the image of what to me looked like Hillary Clinton looking down at him. When I raised my camera, he gave me a dirty look and his middle finger. But when I offered to give him a toonie for a coffee, he (sort of) smiled and gave me a thumbs up. Worked for me… I wonder if that’s how politicians get their votes too?
And if you’ve got lots of time on your hands, here’s the 1st 10 weeks, 2nd 10 weeks, and the 3rd 10 weeks.
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