Morning Calm – Afternoon Sugar Rush

Between Christmas and New Year’s I had been working on a biggish project for Morning Calm magazine, Korea Air’s in flight magazine. They feature street food form around the world and were focussing on Ottawa’s Beaver Tails.


I worked my ass off for this piece and spent a lot of time at the BT hut in the Byward Market and running around town trying to make pretty pictures of the city. It definitely took a few days to get the deep-fried dough smell out of my jacket after spending about 4 hours in the hut with the girls work one day. I was supposed to make pretty pictures from around the city as well, but I don’t think it snowed once between the time I received the assignment and my deadline. A part of the canal was suppose to open for one day, but it ended up raining. Ah well. Thanks to all the people that dragged their children downtown and filled them with sugar! I will post some of the unused work here as well.

 

Cheers, Blair
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By the Numbers

Things have been quiet since the new year was rung in. Assignments are few and far between with no political action in sight and on top if it all, I broke my big right toe causing me to have to turn down a bunch of work. I am also trying to finish up all of my year-end responsibilities by the end of the month, so I have been running my numbers.

Last year I shot approximately 244 assignments:

130 for Reuters
40 for newspapers (for the three national papers)
35 for magazines (for eight different publications)
18 commercial / private jobs
21 weddings

Once I get back to the business of shooting pictures I will post more images here. I promise!

Cheers, Blair

Heads-Up Hockey

I have been shooting a lot of Ottawa Senators hockey lately. Here are a few of my recent favs!

 


Buffalo Sabres’ goalie Ryan Miller stops Ottawa Senators’ Alex Kovalev’s shot on net in a shoot-out during their NHL hockey game in Ottawa December 4, 2010.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Ottawa Senators’ captain Daniel Alfredsson reaches for the puck with Buffalo Sabres’ Derek Roy during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa December 4, 2010.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

San Jose Sharks’ Dany Heatley (C) looks for the puck with Ottawa Senators’ Filip Kuba (L), Chris Phillips and goalie Pascal Leclaire during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa December 2, 2010.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Phil Kessel is hit in the mouth by the stick of Ottawa Senators’ Sergei Gonchar during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa November 27, 2010. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)

 

Cheers, Blair
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Supremely Justified

I photographed an interview with Canada’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin recently and was lucky enough to get a few minutes to make this portrait in the upper halls of the Supreme Court of Canada. I had a full lighting kit with me, not knowing what I was going to be able to use, but decided that nothing was going to be better than these pools of natural light in the hallway. When all the elements line up, simple is sometimes the best.

Cheers, Blair
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Game Winning Punch in the Face

I have been setting up a remote camera in the rafters this season and a few images have come out of it. Here are some frames from the last Ottawa Senators home game I shot.


Los Angeles Kings’ goalie Jonathan Quick looks up after Ottawa Senators’ Jason Spezza (not shown) scored the game winning goal during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa November 22, 2010. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)

Ottawa Senators’ Jason Spezza (top) celebrates his game winning goal with captain Daniel Alfredsson during the third period of their NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Ottawa November 22, 2010. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)

And Ottawa Senators Chris Neil got punched in the face.

 

Cheers, Blair
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Michaelle

Over the years I had the good fortune to photograph Canada’s former Governor General Michaelle Jean in her duties as GG and Commander-in-Chief of Canada’s military. Here is a collection of my favorite images.

Canada’s Governor General Michaelle Jean in her final days of office at Rideau Hall in Ottawa September 28, 2010. Photo by Blair Gable for Macleans Magazine


Canada’s Governor General Michaelle Jean is overcome with emotion while speaking about crisis in Haiti following Tuesday’s earthquake in Ottawa January 13, 2010. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)


Canada’s Governor General Michaelle Jean inspects the honour guard before the Speech from the Throne on Parliament Hill in Ottawa March 3, 2010. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)


Anthony Le (R) hides behind his daffodils before giving them to Canada’s Governor General Michaelle Jean to mark the beginning of the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual daffodil month at Rideau Hall in Ottawa April 1, 2010. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)


Canada’s Governor General Michaelle Jean, dressed in a Canadian Air Force uniform, adjusts her hat after a moment of silence during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in Ottawa September 19, 2010. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)


Canada’s Governor General Michaelle Jean shares a laugh with gathered media following a tree planting ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)

Cheers, Blair
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