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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Missed Catch

Missed Catch
Brewer Park, Ottawa

Safe at First

Safe at First
Brewer Park, Ottawa

Monday, July 26, 2010

Out at First

Out at First
Tonight I met up with fellow Ottawa photographer Andrew Alexander at his new photo studio on Bronson (and Carling) which he shares space with several other local artists. Afterwards I stopped off at Brewer Park to watch some summer softball action.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Marilyn

Marilyn

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Camera Man

Alastair Larwill sent me this off-the-cuff poem the other day. Very nice of him. I must surmise that it's inspired by the jwcurry's birthday bowling evening from last week, and two words that lil' Matthew's been saying recently: Action Power! Matt, incidentally, turns four at the end of this month.  Here, I believe, Alistair references my super bowling ability to hurl the ball down the lane, practically without touching the floor...oops. And I was wearing my über-cool blue Hawaiian (bowling) shirt that night.  Also in the poem, there's a stanza referring to a photo I captured of the alleged bag thief à la movie Blow Up. Can you believe it? Some dude, in the cover of darkness and crazy lights of the bowling alley, has the stones to sit among us and steal a brief case. Wow.

Camera man

Poetic cyclops
Lobs rocks
At those that
Stand still
With a back spin
To kick them up

Flashing lights
Disco music
And a festive
Tropical shirt
Fires cannonballs

With apples
French toast
Cheerios
And hope

Catches the thief
Before the roll
Is revealed
The bag lies
Dormant

Each moment
Caught in time
Of the celebration
Of the big Five-O
This is no Saturday

It’s
ACTION POWER
day

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Kel

Kel

Monday, July 19, 2010

Kel

Kel
first in a series.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Marilyn Irwin

Marilyn Irwin
Marilyn on the roof of...well, you know where this is.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bowling Birthday

bowling birthday
West Park Bowling

bowling birthday
jwcurry at West Park Bowling

bowling birthday

bowling birthday

bowling birthday

bowling birthday
cutting the cake!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

$$$

$$$
If only...

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Andrew Steinmetz - Maisonneuve

Andrew Steinmetz - Maisonneuve
Maisonneuve magazine's summer issue features a full-page portrait of Andrew Steinmetz. Pick up a copy and read his short story "Editor's Cut".
Editor's Cut by Andrew Steinmetz; photo by John W. MacDonald
(P.S. I blurred out the text in this photo)

Andrew Steinmetz
an outtake from the Maisonneuve shoot with Andrew.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Canada Day Luck

Canada Day Luck
Why is my boy Matthew lucky? Because in about 30 seconds that turtle held above his head will be 6 feet away from my son, and this turtle will lay the biggest turtle turd on the floor which the zoo keeper will soon step in. What luck!

H'Sao

H'Sao
World band H'Sao rehearses on stage the day before Canada Day 2010.

www.hsao.ca/en/

Barenaked Ladies

Bare Naked Ladies
Barenaked Ladies perform in Ottawa on Canada Day. This shot was taken 30 June on Parliament Hill.

Marjo

Marjo
Marjo in reheasal the day before Canada Day in Ottawa on Parliament Hill.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjo

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
A last wave from the Duke after attending the unveiling of the bronze statue of Oscar Peterson at Ottawa's National Arts Centre, 30 June 2010.

Posing with Peterson

Posing with Peterson
Three royal watchers in their fancy hats are among the first to pose with the newly unveiled statue of legendary pianist, Oscar Peterson.