Every year I give up shaving for Lent as a joke. And on every Holy Saturday, I shave off my beard trying to do as many different looks as a I can from the master beard of 45 days. Since 2009, I have been able to grow 18 unique looks. In the first years I was doing this, I could get loads of different looks, but as time goes on you don’t get as many from each beard. So, I present to you the Looks of Lent 2014. 😎
On Thursday, May 9th we celebrated the Good Lord Jesus’ Ascension back to heaven. And to do so, we had a concert with a couple of Angel voices! Jennifer Jade Kerr and Kelti Malone blessed our congregation in Oxbow with a sweet concert. They are AMAZINGLY talented singer songwriter types. I highly recommend you check ’em out and buy all their records. 😀 As if that wasn’t good enough, we sweetened the whole deal and had an ice cream buffet afterwards. We had a really great turn out with lots of community members attending.
The the girls were kind enough to indulge my photo addiction and do some portraits with the D800. Musicians deserve moody lighting, at least, I think they do. 😎 I wanted to try some anyways so here’s what I came up with.
For Jennifer, I envisioned her glorious red hair and decided that warm tones would be the ticket. I wanted to go with short lighting too for the utmost of flattery. Then I had the idea to put some candles in the bokeh to further play off the red/warm feel of the overall image. I also wanted a bit of guitar in the image, but not to let it dominate the scene. I was pleased because it turned out how I envisioned it. 🙂
Kelti has a way cool violin! I knew that I wanted to do some edgy stuff with it. So we did a pretty dramatic portrait of Kelti with some way cool profile lighting. And then, we decided to just shoot the violin – because it’s so darn cool! 😎
Here’s some shots from the concert all taken with the FujiFilm X100s.
Today marks the one year anniversary of our dear neighbour’s lost battle with Cancer. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year already. When Megan was first diagnosed, I took this picture. She always hated this picture and God knows I hated taking it. She hated it because in the back of her mind she knew it would become ‘the picture’ on her memorial cards. We can still hear her voice and we still miss her dearly on Moir Dr. It’s not the same since she died nor will it ever be. But we are never without hope! Megan was a strong Christian lady who knew her Saviour. It’s a nice ‘coincidence’ that this one year anniversary comes to us on Palm Sunday – when all the little children ran out to greet Jesus and welcome Him. Our dear friend is not to be pitied. We are. For she now gets to see her Saviour face to face. We miss you muchly dear friend and can’t wait to see you again!
Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!