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It was a great, wet, fun time at the annual Mummers Parade in St. John’s yesterday. Congratulationd to organizer Ryan Davis and his merry band of volunteers. And thanks for inviting me back for another year. Visit their website www.mummersfestival.ca in the coming days for an online photo gallery. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014
Its no secret that location shooting has its lighting challenges. To dark, too bright, too contrasty, not contrasty enough, wrong colour, mixed colour, back light…. That’s why we usually bring our own and lots of it. But every once and awhile you have everything set up and balanced and realise you need just one more light to make it sing …and the bag is empty. That’s what happened to us on this shoot in a dark cavernous machine shop. We were out of lights and we needed something to fill in the background. Thats when I spotted the welder on a break. I asked if he could help out and light up his welding torch to make some light. He asked how much? I said give me everything you got and he smiled.
Sometimes “available light” means any light that’s available.
Photo by Greg Locke © 2014
© 2014 GREGLOCKE
Far from the Rocky Mountains, out on the eastern edge of the country you’ll find the small but busy Newfoundland and Labrador Section of the ACC. On one weekend in August, at one of the most unique and spectacular climbing crags in Canada, you’ll find the annual Flatrock Climbing Festival – the biggest event in Newfoundland climbing. This year’s festival ran Saturday August 16.
The seaside cliffs in the fishing village of Flatrock, Newfoundland, 30km north of St. John’s, were first identified as a potential crag in the early 1990’s by a very small group of local climbers and have been used and developed ever since by the growing local climbing community. It has become the prime climbing area in the province with more than 40 routes on four different crags as well as plenty of bouldering set in dramatic coastal scenery. ….MORE on the ACC website
Shooting winter fashion on the streets of St. John’s for The Headroom. Yeah, it was cold.
© 2014 GREG LOCKE
Well, summer is over and its time to get back to work. Caterpillar invited us to head out on the road and shoot for them again this year and after the fun we had last year we dropped everything and said YES! Be sure to get your 2015 calendar. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014
We’re very pleased to have on eof our mummers photos on the cover of Dale Jarvis‘ new book, Any Mummers ‘lowed in? – Christmas Mummering Traditions in Newfoundland and Labrador. Check out Dale’s website for all things folklore in Newfoundland.
To be released this fall by Flanker Press in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Congratulations all on a fine piece of work!