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    jamie

    MISSION: Travel back in time: Black and white, horses and buggies, country, simplify

    WEAPONS
    - Canon rebel xt SLR
    - Sigma 300mm auto zoom lens
    - Canon 55mm and 80mm lens
    - Dell laptop / burner / car cigarette lighter AC outlet
    - Windows XP / photoshop / photostory 3 / WMP
    - Minivan

    TARGET
    - Mennonites in South Eastern Ontario
    - Farmland – “the simple life”


    OBJECTIVE:  Try to bring back images

    OUTCOME: 

    <Denis Hopper>

     SELL THE HOUSE
     SELL THE CAR
     SELL THE KIDS
     FIND SOMEONE ELSE
     FORGET IT
     I'M NEVER COMING BACK
     FORGET IT

    </Denis Hopper>


    Haha my wifes mother lives in Elmira ON so we were up there – sometimes my imagination gets the better of me. – but have you ever just wanted to… to… UNPLUG?

    We drove around farm country all afternoon and took these pics of farms and the locals (Mennonites)  – I wanted to leave the van and get a buggy!  There’s probably about 20 good pics in all of these – but it really does take you away. Sometimes technology makes you forget the simple things – till you use it to go find it.

    For Minh and geoffc and other photo fanatics Smiley

    http://www.jamiegrant.com/photos/mennonite.wmv


    Other misc shots - in southern Ontario:

    http://www.jamiegrant.com/photos/ontario_1.wmv

    ** outputted for full screen WMP - 800 x 600

    want a wallpaper? heres a zip of all photos:
    (want orig/full size? email me)
    http://www.jamiegrant.com/photos/pics.zip



    Disclaimers:

    - MANY shots taken from moving vehicle
    - MANY shots taken at maximum zoom – some without tripod (shaky)
    (ie; from road far away …”hey can I come to your party and take shots!?”
    - Anything with “photo-effects” means was bad anyway
    - ALL pics included – NO editing done to timeline
    ( as the best point of photostory is letting it accidentally make stuff cool)

    - All pics taken in last 2 days on planet earth. Time travel void where prohibited 2005

    anyway it was fun pretending... monday's tommorow - back to the future .. back to work.. ;P


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    Minh

    I have a cross-country photo shoot in me somewhere. BTW, I really dig the tunes. I'm gonna put together a photo story of my current stuff for sure. Great idea.

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    jamie

    min: great!
    beer: does linux support digital cameras? if it does - run pstory3 under wine or codeweavers and make one too

    ..and make it of quebec.. that looks as much like ontario as win looks like linux ..err wait a minute..
    Wink

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    GeoffC

    Jamie, thanks for this. It's interesting how using B&W somehow triggers other emotions - e.g. a sense of being back in time - and enriches the photos' impact.

    Glad you're enjoying the Rebel XT. I'm still learning about my Rebel - most of the time I stick with the "easy" functions - I very rarely use the "creative" modes yet, but I'll get there. Some examples are over at my space on Flickr, such as this http://photos13.flickr.com/17833900_f8763414dc_b.jpg 

    Other stuff via http://www.flickr.com/photos/gcoupe/

    Cheers.

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    MisterDonut

    Nice, Jamie.

    I was thinking with the Mennonite wmv that Moxy Früvous's "River Valley" might be an interesting background song. But I like yours as well.

    We have Mennonites and Amish over here as well (Pennsylvania). Might be worth a trip for you at some point. It's so Puritan in Lancaster Co., towns like "Intercourse", "Bareville", "Bird-in-Hand", "Mount Joy", etc..

    Again, nice work. Thanks a bunch for sharing with us.

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    JKelley

    Somewhat orthogonal post:  Anyone from up north heard anything about Moxy in the last few years?  Last I knew they took a "break" and then just fell off the map entirely.  I've seen them 3 or 4 times live and it would be great if they'd tour again.

    -Jeremy

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    MisterDonut

    JKelley wrote:
    Somewhat orthogonal post:  Anyone from up north heard anything about Moxy in the last few years?  Last I knew they took a "break" and then just fell off the map entirely.  I've seen them 3 or 4 times live and it would be great if they'd tour again.

    -Jeremy


    Nope. Jian and Dave have done solo tours. I'd love to see them again as well. Any group who can do a modern protest song a capella is ok in my book. Smiley

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    jamie

    minh.. so? is it in you? post it! Smiley

    GeoffC wrote:
    Jamie, thanks for this. 

     - I very rarely use the "creative" modes yet, but I'll get there. Some examples are over at my space on Flickr, such as this http://photos13.flickr.com/17833900_f8763414dc_b.jpg 

    Other stuff via http://www.flickr.com/photos/gcoupe/

    Cheers.


    Nice! - ps - ive never used the "real" modes either

    took me a while to learn - red dot to red dot on the lens's! 

    anyway - ive added 28 best to jgrant.com (just pics - no video this time)
    http://www.jgrant.com/blog2/upload/uploadfolder/thumbs/PhotoAlbum.asp?Page=1&ShowSub=eastern-ontario

    some of the best ones were on hazy days - muted colours..

    my initial reaction was - hue them out and add contrast - but now i think they work better faded/plain... as taken ?

    PPS: xp supports RAW now - (Canon .CS2 and more) - although through 47 meg download! - its on scoble's site today

    [direct link to download]
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/prophoto/raw.mspx

     

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    Minh

    jamie wrote:
    minh.. so? is it in you? post it!
    I got it ... a bit disturbing though. Self-Portraits.

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    jamie

    haha

    funny though - i took 300 pics

    i think there is ONE good one and 3 ok ones

    but then theres the actual "account" of what your filming  (ie; blurred or not - content)
    on that there was quite a few- hense using photostory - to make it less a chore to view them all

    boys in trailer and woman in grass i realy like - both accidents - from van window driving by Smiley

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    Minh

    jamie wrote:

    whos the music
    (dont say its you or ill use my own music too!)

    Not my music. haha. This is them:

    http://www.babyteethmusic.com/

    Although, I have 1 song repertoire. The theme to "The Incredible Hulk", the TV series. I may use that one some day.

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    jamie

    HOLY S-H-I-T-!  ( haha)

    amazing!

    man - between this and the new $$$C9 guy video - i gotta try harder is all i no!

    great

    whos the music
    (dont say its you or ill use my own music too!)
    Wink

    ps - that "pole shot" is indeed disturbing! (although less than c9 guy sneaking a peak)

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    jamie

    ** to on the fence c9er's

    if you havent tried it... its too easy

    - open Pstory 3 - select any cool images you have - say next - next - add music ( after first song BE CAREFUL to click timeline as it is stupid and erases first song choice) *duh

    click finish ( select custom output if you want higher quality than 640)

    upload somewhere and post it Smiley

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    littleguru

    What's the name of the song and artist from the first video of jamie?

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    Steve411

    Matchbox 20: I'm Not Crazy
    ^^ Great song! Smiley

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    littleguru

    Steve411 wrote:
    Matchbox 20: I'm Not Crazy
    ^^ Great song! Smiley


    Hmmm the first song must be "The Lilac Time - Return to Yesterday", if I'm not wrong.

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    rjdohnert

    Where can one get PhotoStory 3?

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    Minh

    rjdohnert wrote:
    Where can one get PhotoStory 3?
    You can get Photo Story 3 here. It's one of those "genuine windows advantage" apps.

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