This week in pictures: Vignettes and cats and a nomination!

by DaniGirl on January 16, 2013 · 1 comment

in Photo of the Day

Oops, I’m late posting this! What a week it’s been!! (A post for another day…)

Ahem, anyway…. I haven’t been carrying my Nikon around with me this week. I’ve mostly been using my iPhone for pictures. After the Instagram debacle, I considered deleting my account, but decided instead to keep it and simply delete any photos that are important to me after sharing them. I’ve also been using the Flickr mobile app a lot more – it’s vastly improved over the previous version, although I find the editing and filters still a little clunky compared to most iPhone editing apps I use.

One of my friends on Flickr called this a vignette and I thought that was a perfect description for most of the photos I took this week: vignettes of winter.

Lock bits in the snow


I was actually taking a different picture when I noticed how the shadow of the barbed wire fence played on the snow. Lucky find!

Sun and shadow on snow

Yanno, I may have taken dozens of photos of Watson’s Mill – but I don’t think I’ve taken one with my iPhone yet. Done!

Winter morning at the Mill in #Manotick

Looking for something a little more urban? I like how you can see the Peace Tower and Parliament Buildings reflected in Ottawa’s giant mirror ball (the downtown Convention Centre):

Ottawa's giant mirror-ball

When you run out of snowy vignettes, there’s always the old low-hanging-fruit for a photo of the day: cat photo!

Willie up close

And finally, the only photo I took with my Nikon this week. Usually it’s Willie tolerating Lucas’s affection, but in this case Lucas was at the end of his patience and begged me to take the cat out of the bathroom so he could have his bath in peace.

Whatcha doin'?

And hey, how cool is this? You know I’ve long been a fan of the Ninjamatics Canadian Weblog Awards because they’re one of the few contests out there that are 100% juried. That means that making it through the first round of screening to be on the short list is based on merit (however subjective that merit might be) instead of popularity or figuring out a way to game the system. That’s why I’m especially proud that this blog has been named a finalist in the Art and Photography category.

2012 Canadian Weblog Awards nominee

Thank you for the nomination, and thank you for letting me talk endlessly here about the things I love so much! There’s some bloggy gold over on the Canadian Weblog Awards list of finalists – you should check them out!

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1 Sarah McCormack January 18, 2013 at 9:26 am

Congratulations on your nomination Dani! that’s fabulous.. and well deserved!!

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