21 Moments from 2021On December 29, 2021 by jmweb
Following the tradition of my top pictures of the year, here is the 21 photos from 2021. I will make note, some of these are editorial and some are landscape. This years post is rather delayed as I was not sure if I should post it before the end happens.
Any editorial photographs are un-edited as we are not allowed to enhance or adjust them.
Any landscapes are edited.
This year, press freedoms have come under attack by peace or police officers. Twice this year I was involved in situations where the peace or police officers suggested things against the charter of rights. One of those rights is freedom of the press which allows me to freely cover “matters of public interest”. I was later apologized to in regards to this.
Bonus. Peggys Cove
Lots of people asked why I didn’t do a jigsaw puzzle of Peggy’s Cove. That is because Peggys Cove was being renovated for most of this year and I would want to release a puzzle with a modern and not out of date image. This was impossible with the construction going on. None the less, I just happened to be there the day the new Peggy’s Cove was revealed.
21. Santa Memories
Santa photos at the Confederation Court Mall were a big hit this year. It was our busiest year yet and still in the middle of a pandemic.
20. Sobriety Checkpoint
The Charlottetown Police services held a sobriety checkpoint on Belvedere Avenue in Charlottetown. I expected the re-action from drivers during this rush hour stop, to be annoyed. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of positivity around it and everyone at the checkpoint. It concluded with a lot of smiles and laughs. I feel the drivers were happy something was being done about drunk driving on Prince Edward Island.
For: The Globe and Mail.
19. 2022 Newfoundland Calendar.
I added two new annual calendars based on the province of Newfoundland, which sold out. I re-ordered and they sold out again. So I re-ordered again. And they sold out yet again. I can’t wait for the 2023 version.
I would later be sent the following photograph of Justin Trudeau checking out another new calendar for 2022, my Canada calendar.
18. Ice City
I’ve mentioned it numerous times over the years to one of the restaurants I work closely with about a great winter festival. It never happened. This year tho, there was an Ice Festival in the city of Charlottetown. I absolutely loved it and so did Islanders.
17. Hurricane Larry
Hurricane Larry hit the Island of Newfoundland extremely hard. It came ashore at winds of over 180km an hour. I happened to be on the West Coast tracking the storm and moved onto the East Coast (St. John’s) for the arrival. This was also the first year in a while, the Maritimes did not get hit by a hurricane but Newfoundland took 2 for the team.
This year was a lot tougher to capture lightning. I was sent two triggers to play with by two different companies. It was a struggling to pick up on them, but I think I did in the end. I have avoided commenting on them too much as I am still rather new.