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Time lapse – Project Winter Survival distribution day

Time lapse done at Project Winter Survival’s second weekend, distributing backpacks of supplies to churches, agencies and shelters for homeless people in Toronto. Shot with a Canon 1000SD using an intervalometer script with CHDK set to 3 seconds, and thrown together with Quicktime 7.

HD time lapse – ben’s cottage

My first attempt at a time lapse using a Canon 40D tethered to a laptop. The laptop lost the connection a couple times, and it was accidentally repositioned once. For some reason a few frames seemed to be shifted upward and were underexposed. I corrected the exposure of a few of the originals, but they … Continued

Hairshirt 2009

After hearing about the TBN TNT Hairshirt three years ago, I thought it was probably the craziest idea for an event ever. 200 miles (322 km) in one day, from Toronto to Niagara Falls and back. Naturally I couldn’t wait to be a strong enough cyclist to be able to enter it. This year everything … Continued

How to write your own bio without sounding like a jerk

It’s not as easy as you’d think. Out of the whole three-page article it was the most difficult thing I had to write. There isn’t really a set format in Graphic Arts Magazine, which would have made it much easier. Article bios range from the full-featured and descriptive: Barry Siskind is North America’s foremost trade … Continued

Photographing your food without looking like a jerk

It’s good to know I’m not the only person who’s guilty of this. First, don’t take multiple shots from multiple angles, kneel on the banquette, or rearrange the table. Jeffrey Porter, cowriter of the blog Drink Eat Love, says he limits himself to “four or five shots.” Besides creating an unnecessary disturbance, your dinner might … Continued

Lake Simcoe circle

For an unplanned training ride a lot of thought has actually been put into it. Since I started thinking about biking long distances there have been three major rides that I’ve considered. One was Toronto to Montreal. Another was riding 250k to my grandmother’s. The latest has been to ride around Lake Simcoe. Technically I … Continued