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Week 23/26: Stacks

This small stack of CDs for the theme for our BW Project reminds me of a trip we made to Canada many years ago, before we moved here. We lived in France at the time, in an area where CDs were not easy to find, sadly, as music is a very big part of our lives. We had an eclectic taste in music and missed having access to a wide range of genres. They were also very expensive to buy, so our purchases were few and far between.

By contrast, Canadian music stores had a huge and varied inventory and we spent hours wandering around them making exciting discoveries. They were also cheap and doubly so for us as the dollar was low compared to the French franc. This meant that each trip to the stores saw us coming back to our room with a few more acquisitions to add to the pile.

We spent some time in several places and finally on the last leg of our journey I started to gather things together for the return flight. As I made my way around the room, I found a few stacks of CDs, then a few more, then a few more, under or behind or in boxes and bags or suitcases. I had not realized just how many CDs we had accumulated on that trip, but when I made the count finally, I realized that we had bought about 41 of them!

We still have them all, still in perfect condition and still treasured, along with the hundreds more we have bought since. We still buy CDs, not digital downloads. These are beautiful musical memories. Have fun reading the titles and seeing which you know (and discover) in this small stack.
The full list of titles is:
Boz Scaggs: My Time
Boz Scaggs: Memphis
Boz Scaggs: But Beautiful
Boz Scaggs: A Fool to Care
Sade: Stronger Than Pride
Sade: Love Deluxe
Van Morrison: Poetic Champions Compose
Mark Knopfler: Tracker
The Rails: Fair Warning
Richard and Linda Thompson: The End of the Rainbow (an introduction)
Beppe Gambetta, Carlo Aonzo, David Grisman: Traversata (Italian music in America)
Craig DeMelo: The Whiskey Poet
The Great Piano Concertos – Grieg, Schumann
Judy Garland: Over the Rainbow

(to be continued)

My posts are all on my blog : https://www.elliekennard.ca .

#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery​​​​ +Brandon Luk​​​​ +Lauri Novak​​​​ +Al Chris​​​​

#everydaythings +EVERYDAY THINGS​​​​ curated by +luca lancieri​​​​ +Barbara Manciulli​​​​ +Nynke B​​​​ +Boba Musura​​​​

#allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome​​​​ by +Charles Lupica​​​​, +Enrique Pelaez​​​​, +Brian Cox​​​​, +Dorian Stretton​​​​ and +Bill Wood​​​​

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World​​​​ by +andi rivarola​​​​

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Yuri Kobayashi and "Curio"

  

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In Album Miscellaneous

I saw Yuri at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine. She was intent on her work but didn't mind me taking this picture of her. You can see a piece of her work "Curio" and the detail of it, posted here. I loved the way she looked, her intensity and at the same time her obvious ease as she worked at the machine. I wanted to capture a portrait of the artist at work, but also to share the art she is creating.

This was taken while I wandered around the property as Steven was setting his things up for the course he is teaching.

My photographs are all on my blog here: https://www.elliekennard.ca .

#allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome by +Charles Lupica, +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox, +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by +andi rivarola

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas and +Giuseppe Petruzzella

#portraitgallery +Portrait gallery by +Aamir Shahzad

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This is Stuart. He can hear Sound

 

Week 18/26: Sound #BWProject26 .

We first met Stuart almost 18 years ago. He is a wood turner and he was standing smiling in his booth at a craft show. His wife stepped up at once and explained that Stuart was deaf, so she showed us his work as he looked on, smiling at us and doing his best to chat. Stuart had not been born deaf but had worked as a pile driver for many years and the vibration and loud sounds had gradually eroded his hearing. His wife explained to me that when deafness is caused by noise levels, a hearing aid is not good, because it increases the sound level, which then continues to cause even more hearing loss.

We saw Stuart a few times over the years and he always remained apparently accepting of his condition, smiling when we complimented him on his work and talking about it animatedly. I since found out that he had to put up a fight to get his hearing loss accepted as being work related so that he could receive a disability pension, but he never let on to us about his discouragements or concerns, continuing to turn and produce the things he loved to make.

A few years ago, Stuart had a cochlear implant and, he was able to hear for the first time in years. It was at first a bit strange to be able to speak to him in a more or less normal voice and have him respond, but everyone was so happy for him that this treatment had helped him to hear again. At last we were able to really get to know him properly.

We were all at the annual Nova Woodturners Guild BBQ the other day, when I saw Stuart sitting there listening to the conversation with a little smile on his face in response to what was being said. Those of us with no experience of such impairment can have no idea of the pleasure he must get when he can sit and listen to a conversation going on around him again.

So Stuart is my model for 'Sound', the theme for this project this week.

My photographic posts are all on my blog : www.elliekennard.ca .

Curated by +Tisha Montgomery+Brandon Luk+Lauri Novak+Al Chris

#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits​ curated by +Heiko Köster+Frank Nöthe

#portraitgallery +Portrait gallery​ by +Aamir Shahzad

#allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome​ by +Charles Lupica​, +Enrique Pelaez​, +Brian Cox​, +Dorian Stretton​ and +Bill Wood

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World​ by +andi rivarola

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome​ curated by +Luis Vivanco S.+Оксана Крысюкова+Nader El Assy+Howard Salmon+tri rini nuringtyas​ and +Giuseppe Petruzzella

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Bear With Me as This is Not a Bumblebee (114/365)

Are you confused? Of course it's not a bumblebee, I would not try to deceive you. But it should have been a bumblebee. At least it should have been a photograph of a fat yellow bumblebee on a beautiful blue periwinkle flower. I spent long enough hovering over the flowers and aiming my camera at those busy bees to have come up with lots of photos, not just one for the project. But I couldn't get one of them to be still enough (and on top of the flower or at least out from under the leaves) long enough to click the shutter.  So I have no photograph of a bumblebee. Can I ask you to imagine that lovely image? Thank you for humouring me.

Now, can you guess what it is?

I do have a dog who stays focused on a Frisbee in Steven's hand, waiting for it to be thrown, so no prizes for guessing that I do have a picture of that. Sorry about the lack of bumblebee.  Enjoy yet another this picture of Joni! It looked better in monochrome than in colour, this time. She is, after all, black and white!

HQSP Monochrome  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Joy mum +Luis Vivanco S. +Massimiliano Marsiglietti +Оксана Крысюкова #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome

#dogloversworldwide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide by +Robert SKREINER  +Roswitha Böhmer +Tom Crews 

#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith

#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #JonisDiary  #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni 

#fidofriday +Fido Friday by +mel peifer +Lisa Lisa +Suhaib Ayaz +Wes Lum

10000 Photographers BW  curated by  +Robert SKREINER +Victor Westerhout #10000photographersBWmonochrome +10000 Photographers BW
All Things Monochrome  curated by  +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez #allThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome
Black and White Photos  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Ambrogio Bellotti #blackandwhitephotos +Black and White Photos
Monochrome World  curated by  +andi rivarola #monochromeworld +Monochrome World

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Through the Diamond Window – 68/365

I had the idea to photograph the garden through the diamond panes in the back door and was interested to see if the angled glass would give fractured results. When Joni appeared under the bird feeder (there is really only one round one and one each of the others) and seemed to be confused as she looked at them this was the picture I got. (I'm a little slow in replying to everyone's lovely comments, please forgive me, especially as I so much appreciate them. I will do it as soon as I can! Thanks all! 🙂 )

For  #monochromemonday  +Monochrome Monday by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge +Nurcan Azaz
and
HQSP Monochrome  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Joy mum +Luis Vivanco S. +Massimiliano Marsiglietti +Оксана Крысюкова  #hqspmonochrome  +HQSP Monochrome
as well as
All Things Monochrome  curated by  +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez  #allThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome
and
Monochrome World  curated by  +andi rivarola  #monochromeworld  +Monochrome World
#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER 
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS
#365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton

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Monochrome – 49/365

I actually was taking a photograph of things in this dish, not this dish at all. But then I was rather taken by the interior with the glass stamens and decided to photograph this just by itself.  (Now I am caught up for my 365 Project!)

A monochrome treatment suits the following themes :

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Joy mum +Luis Vivanco            +Massimiliano Marsiglietti +Оксана Крысюкова  +Nader El Assy
#monochromeartyclub +Monochrome Arty Club by +abhishek chamaria

#allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome by +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Enrique Pelaez +Brian Cox

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by +andi rivarola
This is for my #365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton

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