Day 317 of 365

Cass & me

Cass & me

Monday morning dawned clear & bright and I realized I had neglected to get a shot of my own gang.
Since we had some time before their flight, Cassandra arranged for us to return to Belle Meade for a photo shoot.

Of course, we had to do the Bond thing.

Bonding

Bonding

Day 316 of 365

The groom

The groom

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Marcus, dad & mom – Shawn & Lisa.
Dom & dad, Stan. (Just added the mother of the bride with Shawn – Dom’s cousin.)

Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville, Tennessee
September 29, 2013

 

The bride

The bride

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Mother of the Bride

 

Day 315 of 365

Sidewinder

Sidewinder

Saturday night in country-land.
As part of the wind up activities to the big day Dom & Marcus, in conjunction with moms & dads, host a hoe down. Held at McConnell House in Franklin, TN, this building is an historic jail built in the early 1990s. The band was amazing with a repertoire ranging from Led Zeppelin to more traditional country sounds.

Taking a break from the hub bub, I tried my hand at hand held low light shooting.

Day 312 of 365

Flash fill

Flash fill

Started a course geared toward Photojournalism – held at La Petite Mort gallery.
First night, after introductory remarks, dealt with balancing ambient light with flash.
The aim is to provide just enough fill so the viewer cannot tell that flash was used.

The next few postings will highlight our 5 days in Nashville as we attended Dom and Marcus’ wedding.

Day 303 of 365

Jazz at 19

Jazz at 19

Jazz turned 19 today – the legal drinking age in Ontario.
As a culture, we mark events with some kind of celebration or ceremony on a regular basis. Even if there’s no event, we’ll make one up. You know what I mean.

I guess there’s something in the herding instinct that ensures the tribal members keep track of one another through such things. On the other hand, it could be that we just like to party.  😉

Day 302 of 365

Groom's evening out.

Groom’s evening out.

My niece will be getting married at the end of the month.
Here, the father of the bride, his brother & the uncle (me) give last minute advice to the happy groom while the bridal shower goes on.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the support team and the dependent pose for a pre-nuptual shot.

 

Moms & a dad

Moms & a dad

Emma & co.

Emma & co.

 

Day 301 of 365

Breaking good

Breaking good

The House of PainT hosted the 10th annual Urban Art Fest under the Dunbar Bridge in Ottawa. Entertaining the folks while the artists did their thing were a number of break dancers.

Adding this as my biggest fan 😉 finds it better than the original posted one.

Break dance

Break dance