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Pot shots

Today cannabis became legal in Canada launching what many expect to be a $6 billion industry annually. The first legal sale of cannabis took place at 5 seconds after midnight with Canopy Growth CEO, Bruce Linton making the sale in their Tweed store on Water Street in St John’s, Newfoundland taking advantage of the provinces eastern most time zone in the country.Newfoundland makes history once again. Photo by Greg Locke © 2018

Cannabis product on display at the Tweed store in St John's, Newfoundland © 2018 GREG LOCKE

Cannabis product on display at the Tweed store in St John’s, Newfoundland © 2018 GREG LOCKE

We made Time Mag’s Top100 photos of 2017!

Residents get a view the first iceberg of the season in town of Ferryland as it passes the South Shore of Newfoundland, Canada April 16, 2017. Picture taken April 16, 2017. REUTERS/Greg Locke

Well, you don’t expect to see a pretty iceberg picture in the 100 photos of the year by a news magazine. Its the domain of serious news and current affair but there it was my “snap” from the little village of Ferryland on Newfoundland’s Southern Shore.  It’s a great way to kick off your year end chores of reviewing, cataloging and filing your year of photo making. Check out Time’s 2017 Top 100 Pictures for yourself! Its, as usual, a pretty amazing collection of the works best news photos for the year. TIME TOP 100 

Thanks to #timemagazine #reuterspictures #nikon #nikoncanada.

Happy Solstice! …winter is here

Sunrise on the Winter Solstice over the north Atlantic ocean and Cape Spear, Newfoundland, the most eastern point in North America. Winter is here. Welcome!

Ice climbing season begins in Newfoundland

IceClimbing-SouthSide-2015_GSL-5574-WEBFinally getting enough ice in St John’s, to do some ice climbing. Not many cities where you can do this roadside and within view of the downtown. This is Nocturnal Wall on the south side of the harbour in St John’s, Newfoundland. …live, climb, repeat. © 2016 Greg Locke

Working with Marg!

marg-F&O_GREGLOCKE-3714Such a great pleasure with work with Mary Walsh and her small guerrilla team on the Marg Brings Change campaign during the 2015 election. You can check out all the videos, memes and posters at margbringschange.ca. …and MARG!, Princess Warrior, didn’t have to smite anyone. Although the Canadian voter certainly smited Stephen Harper and the Conservative party. Canada now returns to regular programming.

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      “guerrilla theater”
 

Offshore photo essay in Macleans

West Aquarius in Conception Bay, Newfoundland COPYRIGHT © 2012 GREG LOCKE - www.greglocke.com
SeaDrill’s West Aquarius offshore drill rig in Conception Bay, Newfoundland. COPYRIGHT © 2012 Greg Locke

This weeks Macleans has a photo essay of some of my Newfoundland offshore oil industry photos. Macleans is the national news magazine in Canada.

Launch of Facts & Opinions website

GULU, UGANDA. 09DEC04: –HUMANITARIAN CRISIS NORTH UGANDA — Musicians and dancers rehearse for a visit by Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni to their refugee village of Awere in northern Uganda. 1.6 Million people have been displaced from their homes and farms in the provinces of northern Uganda and relocated to “protected villages” since 1996 due to the conflict between the Uganda governments UPDF army and The Lord’s Resistance Army. An extremist Christian rebel group led by Joseph Kony who gets arms and supplies from the fundamentalist Muslim government in Sudan. Photo by Greg Locke © 2004. (041209-097GSL.jpg)

 

For a long time I have lacked an outlet for my editorial photography and documentary work. With the collapse of news magazines, newspapers and just about every other consumer publication, clients and budgets disappeared. Quality journalism cost money to produce and few are willing to pay  in the media business these days.

Well, I’m happy to say that I am a part of a new journalism website that is being launched tonight. It’s original, insightful, quality journalism by experienced and professional journalists, editors and producers from around the world. It will be a subscriber access and pay-per-view on October 1. Until then, it’s free for you to have a look around to see if you like it.

If journalism is to survive it has to be created and purchased as a valuable product by people who care and understand the role of journalism and reporting in our society. The “retail media” business model of using journalism in a bait and switch shell game to sell your eyeballs to advertisers is over. It failed. Welcome to the new journalism.

If you have read this far, Thank You! and if you like good journalism please check out Facts & Opinions.com 

ACCNL Flatrock Climbing Fest 2013

Flatrock Climbing Festival photo gallery by Greg Locke. Flatrock, Newfoundland.
Terry Day at the 2013 Flatrock Climbing Festival in Flatrock, Newfoundland.
Photo by Greg Locke © 2013.

Here is a photo gallery from Alpine Club of Canada’s 2013  Flatrock Climbing Festival in Flatrock, Newfoundland. This event just gets more incredible every year as the climbing sports become more popular and people discover just what a great place Newfoundland and Labrador is for sport and trad climbing. This year it was organized by the Newfoundland Section of the Alpine Club of Canada. As always, it had something for the hard core climbers and those curious to just try it out. ACCNL members were on hand to give instruction.

Flatrock is the most developed climbing area in the province so far but areas on the west coast around Corner Brook and Gros Morn National Park are being explored and large crags on the remote south coast of the island have been mapped and climbed.  Major props to Beth Spencer and her merry band of organizers along with the sponsors who know a good thing when they see it!

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All photos © 2013 GREG LOCKE

Links:

Alpine Club of Canada – NL Section
Wallnuts Climbing Centre 
NL Junior Climbing Team