7Days: Summer 2009 roundup

The "7 Days of Self Portraits" project came and went while you weren't looking (Okay, while I wasn't talking about it, since my blogging seems to be doing some hibernation). It seems the 7Days group is getting exceptionally large, which is testament to the comment love and the fun loving nature of the group (thanks, doow!). But it means that it's been all the more difficult to engage in the comment love, especially since I left for vacation the day after 7 Days ended.

This time around life was very busy, and I was pressed on a number of days to come up with something worthy of posting to the group. Personally, I'm not a fan of taking pictures of my hands and feet, which leaves me with remote/tripod or reflection options. You can always spot me in a crowd during 7 Days; I'll be the one looking for shiny things. Anyway, I will admit to not getting (read: taking) the time to carefully plan, execute, and process the shots, but here they are anyway.



7 Days: Day 1 - Just Beachy

7 Days: Day 1 - Just Beachy
It's summer. Who would have thought it would fall on a Saturday this year?

This was taken at Rainbow Haven beach on Nova Scotia's eastern shore. The sun was out, the surf was up, the kids were amused by all of the above. Can't wait for vacation in the coming weeks.


7Days: Day 2 - Perfecting the Relax-Collapse

7Days: Day 2 - Perfecting the Relax-Collapse
Here I am, late Sunday afternoon, after a long morning cycling ride of 85km that took me out to scenic Peggy's Cove in intermittent downpour.

My afternoon consisted of attempting to do some more deck building, making pretzels with the boys (they're crazy about adding the coarse salt, but less so about eating that much salt), and in a moment of quiet, I got to sit down and attempt to catch up with Stage 8 of Le Tour. and maybe get through a few pages of my book.

As you can see, the rains finally subsided. Oh, and the pretzels turned out great. You're all welcome to come and get one. I'll even throw in an extra glass of water or two.


7Days- Day 3 - I'm Such A Knob

7Days- Day 3 - I'm Such A Knob
Stuck for inspiration this evening, I turned to the all-but-forgotten electric bass I started to learn to play before the boys were born (if you're mathematically inclined, the eldest is now 5!). I've been motivated to pick it back up and learn something new, but summer schedules are not too kindly thwarting my efforts. Maybe this is just the start I needed.


7Days: Day 4 - Goofs with a View

7Days: Day 4 - Goofs with a View
Took a shot with the eldest overlooking the basin. Much warmer night than the last time I chose this location for 7 Days. Also, this was taken after ultimate -- seems ultimate always works its way into 7 Days!

The outtakes to this one were also pretty amusing.



7Days: Day 5 - Three Rings

7Days: Day 5 - Three Rings
Her lovely hand and my somehow gangly-looking hand, carefully cropped to get almost all of my mitt out of the shot.

The rings, however, are supposed to be the real draw. Eight years ago she received the engagement ring; one I secretly designed with a local creative custom jeweller. The bands were also custom, designed by the two of us.


7Days: Day 6 - A Three Hour Tour

7Days: Day 6 - A Three Hour Tour
The Tall Ships are once again in town (check out the set here), and we were invited out by one of The Lovely Wife's coworkers for some shipspotting and fireworks watching. By 10:00, I had one three-year-old sleeping in my arms and a five-year-old who was hyper and overtired. All in all, a successful evening.


7Days: Day 7- Collapse

7Days: Day 7- Collapse
All I can say is that I'm happy to now be on vacation. Also, apparently, I'm a fan of light-play on Day 7 of 7Days. Hope you all have had as much fun as I have this time around.




a quickr pickr post



As always, you can check out the whole group's photos here.

Posted bythemikestand at 2:26 PM  

2 stepped up to the mike:

SRH said... 12:28 AM, July 28, 2009  

Great 7 Days posting. Good to see you and your mum and your kids last week. Little Man keeps wondering when we are going to do that all again. He seems to think we will be up there in the fall. Adamant about that, in fact.

HalfAsstic.com said... 7:29 PM, August 03, 2009  

Wow, Mike! That was awesome! I really enjoyed them and I think you did an excellent job!

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