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All dressed up and no place to go…

It’s graduation season in Canada but Covid-19 restrictions and school closures have meant grad ceremonies and parties have been cancelled for the Class of 2020. Alida Zedel decided that a grad portrait was still in order so off we went to one of her favourite places, Flatrock, for a grad dress photoshoot. Congratulations, Alida! © 2020 Greg Locke

New rock and ice climbing gallery

We have consolidated and redone our rock and ice climbing gallery. Please check it out for some fun climbing photos from Newfoundland. Rock & Ice Climbing

A Snowbird lost.

It’s sad to hear that The Snowbirds, the Royal Canadian Air Force aerobatic team, lost a crew member in a crash last month in Kamloops, B.C. Capt. Jenn Casey, a public affairs officer, was killed when she and pilot, Capt. Richard MacDougall, had to eject on take off from the airport after an apparent engine failure. They were enroute to Comox on Vancouver Island.

A native of Nova Scotia, Casey was a long-time journalist before joining the forces and becoming the Public Affairs officer for the Snow Birds. MacDougal, a veteran pilot, although seriously injured, is expected to make a full recovery.

A lucky few news photographers and journalists get to fly with the Snowbirds at their events. It is a once in a life time experience and an absolute privilege. Yes, it has its risks but these pilots and crew are total pros. I got to fly with them a long time ago in Newfoundland. Even with years of flying experience I was blown away by this flight …mostly upside down over the Atlantic Ocean. 

 

Back to the classics!

 

Got to shoot a few studio portraits again. Big lights and classic lighting skills called back into service.**. Photo by Greg Locke © 2020.

The frozen lands…


Adventure time in the frozen lands. Ice climbing season has returned to Eastern Newfoundland with great fat ice coming in at Stiles Cove, Red Head Cove, Bell Island and South Side Road in St John’s. The hurricane/blizzard certainly helped. This is Lewis Loader on High Anxiety, a WI5 rating in Red Head Cove, Flatrock, Newfoundland. There is a series of photos over on my Instagram @greg.locke 

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Winter is here!

…and that means shooting some ice climbing. Here is a little “Behind The Scenes” of me hanging out with Terry Day climbing “High Anxiety”, a 40 meter, WI5 with very irregular formations in Red Head Cove, Newfoundland. Needless to say that this takes a lot of planning. Not only what cameras and lenses to take but the best outdoor gear and safety equipment that will keep you warm and dry but still give you room to hike and climb in. Thanks to Trevor Wragg for the photo of us.

 

Best of 2018

Well, there goes 2018. Hope it was good to you. Here are my top 9 photos of the year according to Instagram.  Although the one of me was taken by Terry Day! Nice to look back and curious because what your favourite photos, or what you might consider the “best” …. are seldom what other think. The thing I like about these are they are a product of great subjects and great adventures. Here is to 2019 so get out there and make great photos!  #2018bestnine.

An Audience of Chairs – Movie poster

The movie poster for An Audience of Chairs. Shot in Tor’s Cove, Newfoundland in the summer of 2017 and still one of my favourite images. This film is not making the film festival circuit so treat yourself and go check it out. FaceBook page for news!

Bride on the rocks

Mandy and Steve got married!!  …but being avid rock climbers they wanted some photos that reflected their love of the sport. This is not the realm of regular wedding photographers so they turned to their local climbing community.  So on a beautiful fall morning our small crew headed out to make this happen for them. Along with Mandy and Steve there was, rope access specialist and photographer Terry Day, experienced climber Thom Smith, all ’round adventurer and drone pilot Brandon Whelan and myself. We had a location in mind at a regular climbing crag in Flatrock, north of St John’s that had the right combination of dramatic and being fairly “wedding dress accessible” …despite being called “BloodBath”. The plan was reviewed, ropes were rigged, the drone was launched and everyone took their places. I’m hoping this was a first for Newfoundland. Thanks everyone for an epic shoot and a big congratulations to Mandy and Steve!

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