A pair of shots

One of the most interesting things that have happened to me since I started blogging is that I’ve made friends through blog connections. I surely never saw that coming.

For the past couple of years, blogger Ehpem and I have struck up a friendship. It was a nice happenstance that on a recent work trip to the Pacific Northwest I was able to meet Ehpem (who was just as nice in person as I’d expected). We spent part of two days making photos in Victoria, and we’ve posted many of these shots on our respective blogs.

One of the places Ehpem took me was Fan Tan Alley, where we stood shoulder-to-shoulder and made photos of some construction work. And so, here’s the first ever cooperative posting from One Day | One Image and Burnt Embers:

Ehpem took the wider view:

And I didn’t:

Want to see what Ehpem said about these same photos?

Victoria, British Columbia
photographed 8.3.2014

Posted on September 3, 2014, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Hi Melinda – this is a lot of fun! Now all we need is some independent critique/discussion of these two shots from our wonderful followers.

    I totally agree about the unexpected and wonderful business of making friends on the internet. I would have pooh-poohed the possibility as well as the idea before it happened. Funnily enough, and as you know, my spouse also has a blog through which she has made friends – one of whom was visiting at the exact same time as you were. Neither of us can quite believe it.

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  2. I love to see a colaboration such as this. I had intended to participate in a meet-up this summer but I missed the opportunity. One of the most interesting things I found with your association with ehpem these past weeks is that the two of you have such diverse styles of shooting. These shots are proof of that. While they are completely different they compliment each other at the same time. I wish this sort of thing occurs more often on the blogs I constantly follow.


    • Thanks, Ken. I don’t have an opportunity to shoot with other photographers very often, so it was a real treat to spend time with Ehpem. I hope in the future we will have time to spend more time together, and even get organized enough to do more posts like today’s. The interesting thing about walking shoulder-to-shoulder (almost literally) and shooting was how there have been photos show up on his blog that I didn’t even recognize, even though I was RIGHT THERE when he took the shot. It’s been a good lesson for me on how to look for the things I normally don’t even notice.

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      • He Ken and Melinda – same experience for me – Melinda has produced images of things that totally escaped me, or which I just sailed on by. We have very different eye – to what degree that is influenced by her being from away and me being acclimatised, and how much is because we look at the world differently, and notice different things as a result. We do need to get more organised. I am not sure about you, but the idea of direct collaboration only occurred to me the past couple of days and it sounds like we have both used up most of our better shots. Still, maybe there are another couple of overlaps we can develop jointly.


      • Ehpem – you brought up something that I’ve been thinking about today, wondering how much of the differences in what we saw is because it was all new to me, but familiar to you. Obviously the only way to resolve this would be to meet in a neutral location (Ken’s house, maybe?) and see what we can find to shoot.

        I’ll look back through my shots and see if there are any that I would not be embarrassed to have on your blog…


      • Sounds good. I have never been to New York state. Thanks for hosting us Ken – much obliged.
        I too will look at what I have, who knows maybe there are a couple more shots we can work with jointly.


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