Full Metal Gubbins

For some reason that I don’t fully understand, I had this idea to create a shot with Gubbins that had a distinct Vietnam War movie feel to it – at the time I was remembering a scene in Apocalypse Now where Martin Sheen is neck deep in the river and a¬†photo of Oliver Stone from his time as a soldier in Vietnam.

 

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The Tractor Thief

Guess who I found trying to sneak the tractor out for a joy ride.

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Thankfully we caught him on a security camera before he got to far. ūüôā

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Gubbins Rides Again

It’s been a bit since Gubbins made an appearance, but rest assured, he’s still around ūüôā

We made a trip to the farm this past weekend and Gubbins came along (I think he’s afraid of being left alone with the cats!).

I got a shot of him playing at the piano.

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Later on I found him trying to use the sewing machine – with … mixed results. Maybe he thinks he needs some new clothes?

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The 2011 Top … images.

Something happened last year that hadn’t happened in a century – the year ended with the number 10.

No big deal, right?

Except it meant that photographers the world over, myself included, wound up making clever year end blog posts like “Ten out of ’10“.

Again, no problem right?

Until the end of 2011 and suddenly many have felt compelled to make it “11 out of 11”. Carry this trend forward 15 years and you can see what an unwieldy problem we’ve created for ourselves.

I was determined, nay compelled, to nip this sucker in the proverbial bud.

Until…

… I, quite embarrassingly, couldn’t narrow down my 2011 favourites to just 10 photos.

I thought it would be easy!! I didn’t even feel like I had a good year really, at least in terms of quantity. But looking back I found a startling number of images that I am quite fond of – and several I am quite proud of.

It was supposed to be easy. I was supposed to put my foot down, be stalwart. I – nevermind.

Here are my top 11 images for 2011:

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Fishing with Gubbins

Up at the cottage Gubbins was fascinated by all the small rock bass that were swimming around the dock. We had some pretty close calls with him constantly trying to peer over the edge:

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Eventually he plucked up his courage, grabbed a rod and, with a little help from my good friend Aaron, reeled in the big one (well, big for Gubbins):

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He was pretty proud of that fish, but we made him throw it back as he didn’t have a license. ūüėČ

Meet Gubbins!

For a while I’d been looking around for a project that was a little more lighthearted.

Inspired by projects like Amber Richard’s Mini Clone Adventures¬†and Chris Boffoli’s Disparity, I wanted to branch out a little more creatively and have some fun with my camera.

But I wasn’t sure how.¬†Then I met Gubbins.

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Gubbins turned up about 3 months ago and I knew instantly that he’d be a blast to photograph. He thought it would be fun too, and in the last few weeks I’ve finally had a chance to catch him in action.

Gubbins tags along with me almost everywhere these days, and he isn’t afraid to give me a hand with all the work I need to get done.

Whether it’s hanging up the laundry

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Doing the dishes

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Or even hauling the canoe out of the water at the cottage (which took him a while)

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But at the end of the day, he’s a little man who knows how to relax. Whether by the pool

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By the lake

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Or just relaxing with a cold one

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We’ll be back!

M.