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  • Melbourne: Possibly My New Favourite Australian City

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-07-17 #places
    Melbourne: Possibly My New Favourite Australian City

    In January of this year, my tennis-loving boyfriend and I headed to Melbourne to check out a few games at the Australian Open. I found myself loving the city more and more with each day of exploring. I had my lomography cameras along for the ride!

  • Hosier Lane, Melbourne: the Famous Street Art Lane-Way

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-06-11 #places
    Hosier Lane, Melbourne: the Famous Street Art Lane-Way

    In only the last 10 or so years, street art has gone from the 'vandalising' of tags to a celebrated art form in Melbourne. Hosier Lane is one of the most popular places to find some street art and is also very centrally located across from Federation Square in the city center. I headed here on a walking tour of the city and here is what I found.

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  • Summer Festivals in Film: Ontario's Ribfest

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-06-08 #news
    Summer Festivals in Film: Ontario's Ribfest

    Every summer since 1985, Victoria Park in London, Ontario has been packed with rib-loving individuals keen to get their hands dirty on the best of the best meat in North America. Last year, my saucy hands somehow managed to hold a Colorsplash camera packed with redscale film and this is how the day turned out!

  • Seeing through my University Years in Black and White

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-06-01
    Seeing through my University Years in Black and White

    Photography is a means of recording forever the things one sees for a moment. - Aaron Sussman

  • Basking at the Beach in Hunt's Point Nova Scotia

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-05-31
    Basking at the Beach in Hunt's Point Nova Scotia

    Last September my boyfriend and I headed south to Hunt's Point, a place he had stayed in many times with family but that I had never been to. He described it to me as the place that he is the most peaceful. After being there a few days, I sure knew exactly what he was talking about.

  • Basking in the Sun at Parlee Beach, New Brunswick

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-05-30
    Basking in the Sun at Parlee Beach, New Brunswick

    I had heard about this beautiful beach for awhile. Sandy beaches are hard to come by in this part of the world so if the opportunity arrises that it is a warm sunny day and you're in the area, I highly recommend heading to this gorgeous little beach in eastern Canada!

  • Basking in the Sun at Crystal Crescent Beach, Nova Scotia

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-05-30
    Basking in the Sun at Crystal Crescent Beach, Nova Scotia

    Crystal Crescent Beach is one of the best-known beaches in the Halifax area. White sand and a sheltered beach park make this area very popular with locals and tourists. We headed there on a lovely summer day and stayed until the fog rolled in.

  • Quadruple Crazy: My Experience with the Actionsampler

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-05-07 #gear #tutorials
    Quadruple Crazy: My Experience with the Actionsampler

    It's amazing what one 36 exposure roll can teach you about a new camera! After getting my first roll back from the lab, I can see how I will get SO much more out of this plastic fantastic camera!

  • The Story Behind My First Pinhole Experiments

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-05-01
    The Story Behind My First Pinhole Experiments

    My first experience with pinhole photography came from my senior high school photography course. Nine years has past since these little pieces of paper went into the developer and finding them upon returning home after years of being abroad, fills my head with memories of the places that are depicted in them and the people who surrounded me at that time.

  • Leaving the Digital Grind Behind: Road Trip to Chicago in Black and White

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-04-09 #places
    Leaving the Digital Grind Behind: Road Trip to Chicago in Black and White

    Coming from Australia, the chance to drive to places in the States, like Chicago, still seems weird to me. I challenged myself by only taking film cameras on the trip and was shattered when I received back all the black-and-white rolls from my Holga, which in one view had been ruined by the lab. I now think that the dust spots, scratches, and chemical marks all add to the photos' charm making them look even more vintage.

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  • Spring Fling Series 9: Somersby Falls

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-04-09 #places
    Spring Fling Series 9: Somersby Falls

    How about this for a romantic spring afternoon, pack your lunch, and head out to Somersby Falls on the New South Wales Central Coast. You and your loved one will feel like you're away from it all and can enjoy the picnic areas, bush walking trails, and enjoy the rain forest sounds with the bell birds and kookaburras.

  • Spring Fling Series 8: The Entrance

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-04-08 #places
    Spring Fling Series 8: The Entrance

    Taking a romantic stroll along the boardwalk of this town called "The Entrance" in New South Wales, Australia, can bring you lots of different sights to enjoy with your loved one. Everything from the history of the town on placards to watching the pelicans being fed!

  • Spring Fling Series 7: Terrigal

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-04-07 #places
    Spring Fling Series 7: Terrigal

    The beachside town of Terrigal is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. A romantic stroll along the beach eating ice cream, run up the Skillion to see the views from the top or taking a date to one of the many restaurants or bars in the area are just some of the many romantic things you could do in this little part of the world. Just don't try to drive into Terrigal on a sunny Saturday morning or you'll be gridlocked!

  • Spring Fling Series 6: Sunset Seeking

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-04-06 #places
    Spring Fling Series 6: Sunset Seeking

    The day is turning into night and you're running out of time to find something romantic to do with your loved one. How about this for a date idea - sitting at the end of a jetty, watching the bright spring sunset go hiding over the hills. If you happen to be visiting a small town in the New South Wales Central Coast named "Long Jetty", you'll be able to do just that!

  • Spring Fling Series 5: Bush Walk

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-04-05 #places
    Spring Fling Series 5: Bush Walk

    What is more romantic than going on an adventure together? Walking hand-in-hand down a trail that maybe no one else has been to in months, telling each other stories and whispering sweet nothings, then BAM you walk into a cobweb! That's what you get when you're bush walking in Australia!

  • Spring Fling Series 4: Picnics

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-04-04 #places
    Spring Fling Series 4: Picnics

    If you love a good picnic then I'll break out the basket, I'm taking you on a romantic outing that everyone can enjoy. Sunset, the beach, and some fish and chips are what I'm bringing, you just bring that romantic bone in your body and we'll have a great time!

  • Spring Fling Series 3: Beach Walks

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-03-30 #places
    Spring Fling Series 3: Beach Walks

    "My name is Erin and I like long walks on the beach and taking photos with my various Lomography cameras. Do you want to be my boyfriend?" With never having lived further than a 5-minute drive to the beach, here in Australia if the sun is up, there is always some fun to be had down at the local beach!

  • Spring Fling Series 2: Barbecues

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-03-29 #places
    Spring Fling Series 2: Barbecues

    If you're in Australia and it's a warm night, you most likely would be able to smell the barbecue in the air. We love our sausage and steak sangas and if we're feeling adventurous, we might even throw in some kangaroo. Why not make it a romantic affair, get your loved one and check out this second installment of my Spring Fling series.

  • Spring Fling Series 1: Norah Head Lighthouse

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-03-26 #places
    Spring Fling Series 1: Norah Head Lighthouse

    There is a place about an hour-and-a-half north of Sydney, Australia that I call "home". This new series will highlight a bunch of romantic locations that if you ever come to visit, you should definitely check out, especially if the weather is good, like in spring!

  • Living in a Snowapocolypse Wonderland

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-02-28 #places
    Living in a Snowapocolypse Wonderland

    (To be read in a menacing movie trailer voice) On the second week of December 2010, London (Ontario, Canada) got battered with snow squalls which lasted for over three days dropping almost half the amount of snow in two days that they would get all winter. This is the city you've just moved to, and you can't walk on ice.

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  • Winter Wanderings

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-02-22
    Winter Wanderings

    No snowboarding here! Winter activities from a clumsy Australian in cold Canada.

  • My Analogue Bucket List of 2012: Bucket's List

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-02-08
    My Analogue Bucket List of 2012: Bucket's List

    Some of my good friends call me 'Ezbuckets' (and my mum thought they wouldn't be able to come up with any nicknames for me when she named me Erin) and here is my list of things I have been wanting to try, and will by the end of this year! Find out how I want you involved!

  • Travel Memories of 2011

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-01-13 #places
    Travel Memories of 2011

    I know I've kind of missed the boat on posts wrapping up the year that has past in photos or memories but I still wanted to have the opportunity to go through and pick some of my faves that you may or may not have seen over the past year from my Lomography film cameras. When I saw the requested post tagline of Most Memorable Travel Escapades in 2011, I thought that it all fit in nicely together too.

  • Caught Under the Mistletoe

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-01-03
    Caught Under the Mistletoe

    Where is the best place to hang mistletoe at Christmas? Most people would say the front doorway. I say the doorway to the kitchen, because we all know what kind of workout that place gets at this time to year!

  • The Colours of Christmas: A Red and Green Australian Christmas

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-12-28
    The Colours of Christmas: A Red and Green Australian Christmas

    When you think of Christmas, what colours swirl through your mind? Is it the red of Grandma's favorite red dress she always wears every Christmas? The white of the fluffy stuff everyone is dreaming of or it is the green of the packaging of your favourite alcoholic beverage?

  • Spotted: Daydream Lily with Analogue Cameras

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-12-06 #news
    Spotted: Daydream Lily with Analogue Cameras

    Think doilies and fresh flowers, tea cups, vintage treasures and handmade creations. If you like these things as well as Pink Holgas, you will love this new collection inspired by a LomoAmigo.

  • Fallin' Beginnings

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-11-07
    Fallin' Beginnings

    Around this time of year everyone is getting all set for school and then soon enough, the leaves start changing and falling. Last year was my first year experiencing this in the Northern hemisphere and all the amazing colours. But what happens when you take the bright colour away and see if only in silver shade? This.

  • Urban Adventures in London Ontario

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-07-24 #places
    Urban Adventures in London Ontario

    When I first got my Colorsplash camera I documented this city I live in, The other London, during the first 10 days I was here and decided I would do a similar thing for the last 10 days I will be living here. But what about the in-between time?

  • World Tea House, Halifax N.S

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-07-24 #places
    World Tea House, Halifax N.S

    Are you like me and sick of people always wanting to go out for coffee? I drink tea! To date, I've not found a better place to do so than at the World Tea House in Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • A Tribute to the Photos Taken by My Father

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-07-18
    A Tribute to the Photos Taken by My Father

    Around 3 years ago, I got my father to dig out the albums from when he and my mother met and the traveled in England and Europe. I scanned the images I loved and made it my quest to re-create the images in the places they were taken.

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  • Halifax Farmers Market

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-07-16 #places
    Halifax Farmers Market

    If you've ever been to Halifax on a Saturday you've most likely found your way to the farmers market. There have been some big changes over the past year with the move from the cramped Alexander Keiths Brewery location to the new Waterfront Market, but all your favorite vendors are still there and the atmosphere is still electric. The good thing is, it is now open 4 days of the week!

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  • I Licked the Bone, Ribs in Halifax

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-07-15 #places
    I Licked the Bone, Ribs in Halifax

    If you like ribs, you'll like Boneheads. A relatively new restaurant in Halifax, it has been accepted by Haligonians and unlike a lot of unfortunate other restaurants in Halifax that open and close within a year, I think this one is here to stay.

  • Hey, Cupcake!

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-07-14 #places
    Hey, Cupcake!

    As I sit here writing this wearing my cupcake pajamas I am a self-proclaimed cupcake fiend. If you have a sweet tooth and you like to take photos, visiting a cupcake store is one of the greatest places to be!

  • Leaving Winter Behind: Out of Hibernation

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-05-24
    Leaving Winter Behind: Out of Hibernation

    I feel like i've been stuck in a never ending winter, with only the occasional sunny break. From the mild Australian winter of 2009 to the East coast Canadian winter of 2009-2010, to the 'Summer' spent mainly in England with overcast skies and forever wearing coats and then to a extremely long, snowiest winter on record in south central Canada. The furry hat has been put away but the winter coat remains. For now at least.

  • Haligonians Big East Coast Heart

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-05-05 #places
    Haligonians Big East Coast Heart

    I did photography for a wedding on the weekend and a loud roar followed by glasses clinking went out for toasting to the groom's 'Big East Coast Heart' and if there is one thing that I can say that I love about the east coast, it would definitely be the people, but read on to find out what else everyone loves about the main place I've played in over in that fun place called the Maritimes, Halifax in Nova Scotia.

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  • Is it, it can't be, Digital

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-03-17 #gear #tutorials
    Is it, it can't be, Digital

    We've all done it, someone comments or 'likes' your work and you go to check out theirs and you think their stuff is pretty good but once you've looked at 2 or 3 photos you realize they have a funny feeling about them, they're dum dum dum... Digital!

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  • Street Photography 101

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-03-16 #gear #tutorials
    Street Photography 101

    Some find it terrifying to go out and click on the street and some find it amusing to move among people. Some spend their time mingling with locals there and some get embarrassed by the attention they get out of clicking photos. Here is a small list which i thought would help people wanting to get into street photography and how to go about it.

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  • The Carnival of New Year!

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-03-14
    The Carnival of New Year!

    Why is it that we celebrate the New Year so? People put on silly hats, drink, dance, sing and party like it's 1999. This kind of carnival is celebrated mainly on the turnover of the new year on the calendar but in some cultures it is celebrated on different days. One thing is for sure, you can capture great photos at this carnival wherever you are in the world!

  • Hanson 'Give a little' Advertising for Holga!

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-03-07 #news
    Hanson 'Give a little' Advertising for Holga!

    I've been a Hanson fan since the mmmboping days of 1997. So you can imagine my elation when I saw my favorite band of all time's new video 'Give a little' and saw Taylor wrapping his hands around a bright yellow Holga!

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  • Lomography B&W 100iso 120

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-02-21 #gear
    Lomography B&W 100iso 120

    After years at art school using Ilford films and processing myself in the darkroom it was to my elation that I could finally try a different kind of black and white film when I found a local lab that would develop it for me. I was even happier with the results

  • Not as Easy as a Walk in the Park or is it?

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-02-20 #places
    Not as Easy as a Walk in the Park or is it?

    If you are like me, your favorite date spot usually has something to do with a place which is great for taking photos. On our first date I said to this boy of mine that he'll need to get used to my constant stopping for photos and that he did. We both like walking and love going adventuring in new places so walks in the park are ideal, especially when the weather is nice.

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  • Please Mind the Gap

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-02-09 #places
    Please Mind the Gap

    If you have ever been to London, you've been on the underground - if you knew what was good for you. If you were in London for any amount of time you would have learnt that loading up an Oyster Card was the way to go. If you were a roaming Lomographer you would have seen the beauty in riding the sardine can carriages and the scenes that played out on the platforms.

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  • 250 Years of Toys!

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-02-04 #places
    250 Years of Toys!

    Hamleys of London is located on Regent Street just down the road from Oxford St station, quite close to the Soho district and the London Lomography store. This year it celebrated it's 250th year of operation and I was there at one of the busiest times of the year, Christmas.

  • Snowed-in

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-01-18
    Snowed-in

    There is only one thing that has stayed the same for me during the holidays over the years. A Christmas album.

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  • Large Hot Chocolate with Triple Milk Please

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-01-09 #places
    Large Hot Chocolate with Triple Milk Please

    It is December 29, 2007, my maiden voyage to Canada and I am in a jampacked United Airlines flight from Sydney to LA, sitting next to a quiet nutritionist on one side and a middle aged couple on the other in the middle strip of seats in the plane that isn't going anywhere fast because it is too heavy. Too much Christmas dinner. That is when I first heard about it...

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  • My Most Embarrassing Christmas Story

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-01-05
    My Most Embarrassing Christmas Story

    How many people know this story, you get stuck in traffic, or take a wrong turn meaning that you get to the airport after check in has closed. The people in their perfect little uniforms tell you you can't get on the flight. You protest because the plane is still sitting there, its a domestic flight and they haven't even started boarding yet.

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  • Favourite PHOTOLABS in Canada eh!

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2010-12-18 #gear #tutorials
    Favourite PHOTOLABS in Canada eh!

    From the East Coast in Halifax, to Southern Ontario I've had quite a few experiences with different photolabs in my travels from Australia to Canada and beyond but these are just two of my favorite photolabs in Canada. They've never lost a film, I've never had one come back blank and always meet expectations.

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  • A Day in Toronto

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2010-12-06 #places
    A Day in Toronto

    On a clear and crisp day in late November I ventured to Toronto from London, the sleepy city I live in which is about two hours away, just to see my favorite band of all time. I then made the most of my trip by walking my way through Toronto's streets for the day.

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  • The Other London

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2010-11-06 #places
    The Other London

    I have followed my heart to the other London, In Ontario, Canada and as an outsider I will be sharing my new experiences with the London that no-one automatically thinks of when you mention the name. The one between the great lakes, south of Toronto and inhabited by students including my boyfriend, they say that first impressions last and here are mine...

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