Nick Pegg

Word and Imagery Artist from Canada.

Tag: winter

Is it broken?

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After jumping off the stage at the end of his set… Marcel, Lead vocals and guitar of band called Die Hexe , announced to the audience that he thought he broke his ankle.

For the rest of the show, he was be asked probably around 100 times.. if it was broken..

no word yet from the doctor whether or not it is actually broken.. but pretty punk rock regardless of the outcome.

Canon 60D Kit lens blah blah blah

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Brent.

Brent Rambler

Brent Rambler of August Burns red at #KOIFest15 KOI Music Festival in Kitchener ON.

Birds.

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         Last fall I dropped my Yashica SLR down the side of a mountain. After hitting what seemed like every possible rock on the way down, the back opened, to expose the ever expensive kodak portra 400 film to the elements aka the sun. After recovering the camera I wound the film up and claimed it to be completely burnt, meaning there wouldn’t be any usable pictures on the roll.

Read the full story here.

Some months have past since then and I have been staring at the wound roll on my desk in remembrance of that day.

Eventually I couldn’t take it any more so out of curiosity, I went ahead an had the local photo shop develop the roll for me.

To my amazed excitement, there were a few usable photo’s that had been tucked/rolled tight enough into the spool still visible on the negative. – So, not wanting to pay quite a price to have the roll scanned post development, I decided to look up some tricks on how to use a flatbed scanner to scan negatives.

The method I chose was to use the light from a Smart phone or Tablet to light the back of the negative while on the flatbed.

It looks a little silly but to my amazement, It worked. (kinda) – I’ve never really been into “Lomo” culture but I definitely jumped in with this technique. What’s lomo?>click here.

The picture is of some birds on a wire.

I saw the mass amount of black birds migrating together on the wire and had to slowly stop my car, grab my camera, get close enough and take a picture. Only to drop my entire camera down a mountain a few days later.

There are a few other photo’s on the roll that I will post over the next few weeks. Feel free to follow along.

Again, thanks for reading.

To Speak Of Envy, To Dream Of Daylight.

For the mountains glare at me again.

Holding true to what I am.

A drifter built by time and age.

The seas suffocate.

For tides and tides and time again I’ll wander till the day begins.

For time and time and tides again I’ll sink until my lungs cave in.

 

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Smoke.

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I have this amazing job where I get to MC these massive youth conferences up in Northern Canada.

I decided to grab my camera while the band was playing a take a few shots. 60D and 18-55 3.6 Kit Lens. I started shooting 1/45 3.6 no flash and tried to let the stage lights do the work. But I figured, the shots would be so grainy. – On there final song, I flipped my flash out and started shooting with a 2nd curtain flash. – The smoke in the room gives the shots a very neat grey contrast.

 

 

Tracks.

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Lake Rosseau Muskoka Ontario

Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. – C.S Lewis
 

I Forget Where We Were.

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Lawn Bowling.

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While walking a very small dog in -30 degree weather I noticed a snow coverd Lawn Bowling field? What do you call them? I’m not really sure… Lanes?

Anyways, I tried taking a photo of the building in the background going for some sort of run-down symmetrical looking doorway window rooftop looking shot. But I quickly realized my kit lens just would not do the job. – So, out of my failures, I turn my 60D to sideways(portrait) and cranked the kit lens to 35mm (or 50mm in a non cropped censor) and snapped the above shot. – I had no hopes for it until I was looking at it in Light room.

I think it tells an interesting story or gives off an interesting emotions when you see the snow and the dates of when lawn bowling will be. It’s almost sad because you feel like Lawn Bowling has died.. – Or, will there be someone out there shouvling the snow so they can play this upcoming Monday at 7?

Lawn Bowlers are extreme at times.

Anyways(x2) – I plan on taking some kids form a Youth Group that I help out at to go play here in the summer.

Thanks for reading.

 

You can really tell i don’t know what I’m doing in Light Room because of the red tint in the snow.

A Black and White Winter.

Recently, and by that I mean over my entire time with a camera, I’ve been the biggest fan of black and white photography. However, side note, I’ve been trying my best to capture colour and sharpness and stepping away from the black and white trend, also because when you black and white a photo it hides a few imperfections and makes super amateur photographers (like myself) look a slight bit better than they actually are.

ANYWAYS! – here are a few landscape black and white’s that I’ve taken throughout this extremely cold southern Ontario Winter.

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Lake Erie, Rondeau Ontario. January 2014.

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Bates Dr, Rondeau Ontario January 2014

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Cambridge Ontario, February 2014

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Lake Roseau, Muskoka Woods, Ontario Canada November 2013

 

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Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada December 2013

Mittens.

 

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This is Barney.

I’m house sitting for my friends while they escape the Canadian dream to pursue the warm sunshine hug of a beach in Florida. Which really makes me wonder about the ideas of vacations. We live our lives somewhere but need an escape from them known as a ‘Vacation’.

Are the lives we create for ourselves really that depressing that we need to escape from them to somehow regain our, possible happiness or purpose… or something. – Anyways.. I’m house sitting for them while they do that.. I guess.

for real though… They have a cat and a small dog and a small apartment in southern Ontario Canada. also, it’s been one of the coldest winters in 50 years, also, I’m really lazy and love to sit around on the couch and tweet about things I think that I think about while watching indie Films on Netflix. – So, the thought of taking care of an animal is dreadful. – Well, ok, it’s not that bad.

Anyways, in order to walk a small dog in a snow covered world, involves preparing the small dog like a 5 year who wants to go play out in the snow…. mittens.

Here is a shot i snapped with my 60D while attempting to put these stupid little mittens on this funny looking nervous, almost hairless little animal. – I got lucky, but sometimes in the right light, my 18 – 55mm 3.6 kit lens can take a really sharp shot.. This is almost one of those times.