Supermoon!

A Supermoon rising over the Rideau Canal in Ottawa July 12, 2014. Occurring when a full moon or new moon coincides with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth, the Supermoon results in a larger-than-usual appearance of the lunar disk.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Supermoon-Ottawa

Supermoon-Ottawa

Supermoon-OttawaI can’t wait for the ones in August and September!

 

Tweed medical marijuana video

While I was working on my medical marijuana photo story at the Tweed facility in Smiths Falls, I also shot a video for the Macleans Magazine iPad edition. Thank you to every there who tolerated me during my many visits!

Tweed (TWD) Medical Marijuana

Canadian medical marijuana company Tweed

Operating out of the former Hershey chocolate factory in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Tweed (TWD) is the first publicly traded medical marijuana company in Canada. Over the last few months I have had access to the facility to work on a photo and video project that was ultimately picked-up by Reuters and Macleans Magazine, in different iterations. According to Reuters,By unlocking the once-obscure medical marijuana market, Canada has created a fast-growing, profitable and federally regulated industry with a distinct appeal to the more daring global investor.” My project started when they were a big empty warehouse with a few hundred mother and clone plants and wrapped up shortly after they started shipping their first products.

Canadian medical marijuana company Tweed

Canadian medical marijuana company Tweed

Canadian medical marijuana company Tweed

Canadian medical marijuana company Tweed

Canadian medical marijuana company Tweed

Canadian medical marijuana company Tweed

Canadian medical marijuana company Tweed

Canadian medical marijuana company Tweed

 

Day of Honour for Reuters

Canada's National Day of Honour

Canada’s first Day of Honour ceremony was held on Parliament Hill. The event was held in honour of the 40,000 members of the Canadian Forces who fought and the 158 who died during the 12 year conflict in Afghanistan.

Canada's National Day of Honour

A procession, including Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnston, arrives in the Hall of Honour to view a military display prior to the National Day of Honour ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa May 9, 2014. The event marks the end of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Canada's National Day of Honour

Canada’s Governor General David Johnston touches a name on a military display in the Hall of Honour prior to the National Day of Honour ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa May 9, 2014. The event marks the end of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Canada's National Day of Honour

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper exhales deeply while looking at a military display in the Hall of Honour prior to the National Day of Honour ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa May 9, 2014. The event marks the end of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Canada's National Day of Honour

Attendees rise during the National Day of Honour ceremony in the Senate Chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa May 9, 2014. The event marks the end of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Canada's National Day of Honour

Soldiers on a light armoured vehicle (LAV) roll onto Parliament Hill for the National Day of Honour ceremony in Ottawa May 9, 2014. The event marks the end of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Canada's National Day of Honour

Soldiers on a light armoured vehicle (LAV) roll onto Parliament Hill for the National Day of Honour ceremony in Ottawa May 9, 2014. The event marks the end of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Canada's National Day of Honour

A girl waves a Canadian flag in the crowd during the National Day of Honour ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa May 9, 2014. The event marks the end of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Canada's National Day of Honour

A large crowd gathered at Parliament Hill during the National Day of Honour ceremony on in Ottawa May 9, 2014. The event marks the end of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

 

 

Carleton Ravens Basketball Championships

Every year or so I shoot some University basketball, and every year or so the Carleton Ravens win the CIS mens basketball championships.

Carleton University Ravens basketball

University of Alberta Todd Bergen-Henengouwen loses control of the ball during the first half of their Canadian Inter-university Sport bronze medal basketball game against the University of Victoria in Ottawa March 9, 2014.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Carleton University Ravens basketball

University of Ottawa Terry Thomas (R) attempts to score over Carleton University Tyson Hinz during the second half of their Canadian Inter-university Sport gold medal basketball game in Ottawa March 9, 2014.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Carleton University Ravens basketball

Carleton University Kevin Churchill (L) dives for the ball as University of Ottawa Ryan Evans looks on during the first half of their Canadian Inter-university Sport gold medal basketball game in Ottawa March 9, 2014.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Carleton University Ravens basketball

Carleton University’s Philip Scrubb (C) celebrates with teammates after defeating the University of Ottawa during the Canadian Inter-university Sport gold medal basketball game in Ottawa March 9, 2014.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Downtown Sinkhole

A sinkhole opened up at the intersection of Laurier Avenue E and Waller Street, near the University of Ottawa, in Ottawa February 21, 2014. The sinkhole is about eight meters wide and twelve meters deep.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

A sinkhole at Laurier Ave E and Waller Street in Ottawa

Here is a photo of your truly, right at the edge of a rooftop overlooking the sinkhole, shot by a student who helped me track down the best view of the scene.

A sinkhole at Laurier Ave E and Waller Street in Ottawa

Manning Networking Conference for Macleans Magazine

I recently photographed the Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa for Macleans Magazine. I love shooting these sprawling, multi-day conferences because the allow me to hunt down  interesting moments and stake-out scenes that I think will yield creative results when given enough time. Here are some photos of the main-stage talent including Treasury Board President Tony Clement, Saskatchewan Premiere Brad Wall, Wild Rose leader Danielle Smith, Employment Minister Jason Kenney, and CIBC Vice President Jim Prentice.

Manning Networking Conference Ottawa

Manning Networking Conference Ottawa

Manning Networking Conference Ottawa

Manning Networking Conference Ottawa
Manning Networking Conference Ottawa

Manning Networking Conference Ottawa

Manning Networking Conference Ottawa

2013 Award Winning Photos

Every year the News Photographers Association of Canada (of which I am a member) holds a monthly ‘clip contest’ for it’s members. Each month winning photos are awarded points in six categories and at the end of the year the points are added up – the photographer with the most points at the end of the year is the NPAC Photographer of the Year. The 2013 results are in and I placed a respectable 8th overall. Congratulations to my friends Mark Blinch and Steve Russell for placing first a second (separated by only 30 points! Here are my winning images.


Former Speaker Peter Milliken

Former Speaker of the House of Commons Peter Milliken at the Delta City Centre in Ottawa November 13, 2013. Photo/ Video by Blair Gable for Maclean’s Magazine

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Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean Denis Frechette in Ottawa September 23, 2013. Photo by Blair Gable for Macleans Magazine

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Emergency workers gather at the scene of an accident involving a bus and a train in Ottawa September 18, 2013.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

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U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson in Ottawa June 17, 2013. Photo by Blair Gable for Maclean’s Magazine

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Law student James Lowry at University of Ottawa in Ottawa March 8, 2013. Photo by Blair Gable for The Toronto Star

NHL/

Ottawa Senators’ Kyle Turris (C) celebrates his goal against Pittsburgh Penguins’ goalie Tomas Vokoun during the first period in game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final playoff hockey series in Ottawa May 22, 2013.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Soldiers return home from Afghanistan

The final Canadian soldiers have returned home from the combat and training mission in Afghanistan. They were met by a crowd of very eager family members and friends, as well as Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Governor General David Johnston, Minister of National Defence Rob Nicholson, and Chief of Defence Staff General Tom Lawson.

 Canadian soldiers return from Afghanistan

Master Corporal Anthony Alliot kisses Sarah Tooth after arriving from Afghanistan in Ottawa March 18, 2014. Canada’s 12-year mission in Afghanistan has formally ended.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

 Canadian soldiers return from Afghanistan

The last Canadian soldiers from Afghanistan are greeted by dignitaries as they deplane in Ottawa March 18, 2014. Canada’s 12-year mission in Afghanistan has formally ended, according to the military.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

 Canadian soldiers return from Afghanistan

Major Carl Gravel (R) embraces his wife Genevieve after arriving from Afghanistan in Ottawa March 18, 2014. Canada’s 12-year mission in Afghanistan has formally ended, according to the military.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

 Canadian soldiers return from Afghanistan

Warrant Officer Josie Swyer hugs her brother Roy Swyer after arriving from Afghanistan in Ottawa March 18, 2014. Canada’s 12-year mission in Afghanistan has formally ended, according to the military.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

 Canadian soldiers return from Afghanistan

Leading Seaman Brett Price (R) is reunited with his wife Brittany and daughter Brynlee after arriving from Afghanistan in Ottawa March 18, 2014. Canada’s 12-year mission in Afghanistan has formally ended, according to the military.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

 Canadian soldiers return from Afghanistan

Corporal Patrick Cayer (R) hugs his girlfriend Kymberly Merrell after arriving from Afghanistan in Ottawa March 18, 2014. Canada’s 12-year mission in Afghanistan has formally ended, according to the military.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

 Canadian soldiers return from Afghanistan

Corporal Mike Bosica holds his son Jaxyn during a ceremony after arriving from Afghanistan in Ottawa March 18, 2014. Canada’s 12-year mission in Afghanistan has formally ended, according to the military.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

 Canadian soldiers return from Afghanistan

Master Corporal Anthony Alliot (C) embraces Sarah Tooth during a ceremony after arriving from Afghanistan in Ottawa March 18, 2014. Canada’s 12-year mission in Afghanistan has formally ended, according to the military.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)