Sunday, May 15, 2011

Electoral Reform

May 14 was a national day in support of electoral reform in Canada, with demonstrations organized in most major cities across the country. In Montreal, demonstrators gathered under pouring rain at Place Émilie-Gamelin, across the street from the Université du Québec à Montréal. More pictures on my Facebook page.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tomorrow I Will Fly

After fifteen years in Ottawa, I am going home to Montreal tomorrow. All photos © S.E. Amesse 2008-2011. Music from the soundtrack of "Winged Migration" © Nick Cave / Bruno Coulais 2003.

Monday, December 13, 2010

2010 in Review

I didn't get to shoot as much as I would have liked, but 2010 still presented ample opportunities for memorable captures. This is a collection of my favourites for the year.

● I got to spend some quality time in Montreal, and brought back pictures 1, 2, 17, 24 and 25. The kiss at 24, from Pride Montreal in August, is one of my favourite captures from 2010. ● I finally got a haircut. It took a few tries, but picture 3 shows the final result.● Police forces made the news for their controversial actions at the G20 summit in Toronto. At the time of the summit, I was checking out preparations for Canada Day on Parliament Hill, and captured the RCMP officers shown in picture 9. ● Demonstrations were held across Canada to protest against police actions in Toronto. Pictures 7 and 29 are from the Ottawa demonstration at the Human Rights monument. ● My Canada Day started with the young woman on picture 5 playing a tango on Byward Market. ● I met rock artist John Felice Ceprano, shown on picture 26, whose work can be seen at the Remic Rapids on the Ottawa River. ● My Canada Day started with the young woman on picture 5 playing a tango on Byward Market. ● I finally got a divorce. It required a few trips to the courthouse on Elgin Street, and I got to shoot Bruce Garner’s sculpture Due Process from all angles. ● Pictures 2, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22 and 29 are from photo shoots with my son Dominique in Montreal, Wakefield and Luskville. ● Ottawa fired Larry O’Brien on October 25. Picture 10 shows Nadia Willard, who ran for City Councillor in River Ward. Picture 11 shows me with a sign on my front lawn. ● I didn’t get out in the woods as much as I would have liked, but I still managed to capture a few images like pictures 4, 6, 8, 12, 20, 27 and 31. ● My cat Flip died in May. Picture 13 is one of the last ones I have of him. ● Boogie was Boogie, as shown on picture 14. ● Shadow joined the family in June. Picture 19 shows her at six months of age.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy Holiday$!

Happy Holiday$!
My annual overdose...

Friday, December 10, 2010

An Empty Chair

Second Thoughts

In solidarity with Chinese Peace Prize Liu Xiaobo, who will not be able to attend the award ceremony in Oslo. CBC report here.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Ho, ho, ho.

Ho, ho, ho.

Boogie is not amused.

Friday, November 26, 2010

First Ice


Though we'd already had a wee bit of freezing rain on Monday, today was the first real nasty-weather day in the Ottawa Valley. I was working from home, fortunately, so I missed the commuting misery and was able to take a walk through Beechwood Cemetery at lunchtime. This is from the Chinese section at the St.Laurent entrance next to Our Lady of Mount Carmel church.