22 Stories from Twenty 22On December 20, 2022 by jmweb
Twenty-22 was a busy year yet slower year. I’ve had the honor of covering Canada and telling the stories of Canadians from coast to coast. Covid really impacted what I thought I was going to be doing and adjustments had to be made.
For instance, the Memorial Cup (Saint John, NB) was held in late June and the World Juniors (Edmonton, AB) were held in August with a second edition being held at the normal time in Halifax, NS and Moncton, NB (December). In June/August, I am usually well into my landscape season and as such, I didn’t get to my Ontario and Quebec trips as planned. My Newfoundland trip was taken up with multiple photojournalism assignments from hockey to Hurricane Fiona. At the end of the day, this is how it all works tho. Some photo assignments like Hurricane Fiona, can’t be rescheduled. All in all, it was a lot of fun and I hope 2023 will be similar.
I felt like I received fewer photojournalism assignments in 2022 however the duration of those assignments was a lot longer. I am not sure if this is a good or bad thing.
So like every year, here is my review of the previous 11.6 months of 2022.
Some events I was involved in that didn’t make it onto this list including:
- Chasing the Northern Lights for CBC News
- Positive (for COVID19)
- PEI Ferry On Fire
- Bad Rain storm washes away NB Roads
- 2023 World Juniors (Halifax/Moncton version)
Let’s get into it….
22. Freedom Protest
In a world where “freedom fighters” are fighting for what they feel are freedoms of one and all, you’d think they’d be more accepting of a veteran expressing his freedom by standing in front of the cenotaph. Well, as the images depict, they weren’t so accepting of others’ freedoms. It was their way or the highway, which is ironic when you are “fighting for freedom”.
Blog Post: PEI Freedom Convoy Rally.
21. Milky Way + I don’t know what I photographed
On this particular night, I went out to French River to capture some images of the size of the snow drifts. They were massive. I also wanted to capture some images of the milky way. I got it however, what happened while I was getting ready for the shot (the image with the lights on), I can’t explain. I was snapping pictures of me sitting on the snow bank and then realized my head lamp was turned off. I turned it on. Bam! I got the shot….but when I went back to review what I got before, I found something in my exposure I didn’t expect nor can I explain. The only thing I could think of is a moon or sun dog?
If you can, drop me a line.
20. Two New Books
To have all your imagery featured in one book is a pretty big thing, for me, it was two books. That said, the goal was to do four. I missed this goal. Maybe next year? Find them in stores all over Atlantic Canada or on Etsy!
19. Snow Storms
Not enough for me, but plenty for others. I had the pleasure of telling the stories of our region on how we are impacted by storms.
18. My Quebec Trip in March
Early in the year, I had 3 inspirational people pass away. I found out about the third while I was in Bathurst, New Brunswick working on a project for the Weather Network. After I completed my assignment for the Weather Network, I kept thinking about the words Gail would say. So I kept on driving.
Coming up, another trip to Newfoundland, the PEI Potato crisis, Remembrance Day, President Cup Winners….