Friday 28 December 2012

365 - December 2012

I've been feeling a bit down lately so I've decided to take on the 365 challenge to get the creative juices flowing.  I'm not limiting it to my SLR, my iphone will work just as well for this project.

Dec 24 - Christmas Tree
Dec 25 - traditional holiday dessert in the McKay household
Dec 26 - tug of war with a new toy
Dec 27 - Christmas Lights

Dec 28 - home with Bella
Dec 29 - Christmas hash
Dec 30 - Invisible VIA train
Dec 31 - An iPhone, a Nikon and a chickadee

Saturday 22 December 2012

POM (Photos of the Month) - October 2012

Loyalist Photojournalism 2nd year students run a Photo of the Month competition from the summer through to April.  Each months images are judged by a different member of our advisory board.

For the first time I placed..... For the month of October I came in 2nd place News category with one of my fire shots and in 3rd place in the Multiple Pictures category with my series on the Governor General's visit to Kingston.

I now have 75 points :D

Link - POM: October 2012 Results

The Globe and Mail staff photographer Peter Power was the judge of October's POM contest.


Thursday 20 December 2012

Community News - Local Public Elementary Teachers Strike

KINGSTON, Ont. (21/12/2012) -- "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Bill-one fifteen has got to go", could be heard up and down Princess Street in Kingston around noon on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2012.  Over 200 local public elementary teachers from the Limestone District School Board and their supporters gathered outside M.P.P John Gerretsen's office as part of the rotating one-day protests against the Ontario Government's Bill 115, which gives the provincial government to ability to block strikes, as well as freezes teacher wages and reduce the number of available sick days.  Photos by Julia McKay

Ella Hickey, 6, with her mother Erin Sheldon.
Media scrum
Mike Lumb, president of the Limestone branch of Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario.
Sam Hammond, president of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO)


Sunday 16 December 2012

The Holiday Season 2012 (part 2)

Continuation from the last post... 

The Farnsdale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of A Christmas Carol (Nov 23 - Dec 8)

Kingston's Jingle Bell Walk (Dec 14)

Stuff the Cruiser Fundraiser (Dec 15)

Bellrock Schoolhouse Theatre - A Christmas Carol (Dec 15)


Saturday 15 December 2012

The Holiday Season 2012 (part 1)

This year I've had the opportunity to cover quiet a few seasonal community events including: parades, fundraiser, theatre productions and a tree lighting.  Please see the results below :)

Santa Claus Parades: Amherstview (Nov 3rd) and Harrowsmith (Dec 1st)

Verona Tree Lighting (Nov 30th)

Sydenham Public School Gingerbread Fundraiser (Dec 6)

Wednesday 12 December 2012


For some people this day means luck (births, weddings & anniversaries).  For others it the coming of the end of the world.  But a repetitive date like 12/12/12 will not be seen again in our generation.

I took on the challenge set by my classmates to shoot something on 12/12/12.  The skating rink at market square had just opened so I headed downtown.  This is the result:

KINGSTON, Ont. (12/12/2012) -- Jess Roy, a nursing student at Queen's University, just finished her last exam and wanted to spend some time with her friend Josh Graf skating at the newly opened rink at market square.  Photo by Julia McKay