50 with a 50 | Winnipeg, MB

This is a 50 with a 50 project.
The rules are simple: 50 days. 50 photos. 50mm lens.

Day 50
[This the end, my friend]Winnipeg Skip Jennifer Jones hugs her mom Carol after winning the Roar of the Rings Olympic curling trials and securing a spot on the 2014 Canadian Olympic Team. 

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And with that ends my 50 with a 50: Winnipeg project! Thanks for following along. I hope you enjoyed the 50-day journey around Winnipeg as much as I did! I’ll post some outtakes and future photos on my blog here: www.melissatait.ca/blog

Day 50

[This the end, my friend]

Winnipeg Skip Jennifer Jones hugs her mom Carol after winning the Roar of the Rings Olympic curling trials and securing a spot on the 2014 Canadian Olympic Team. 

And with that ends my 50 with a 50: Winnipeg project! Thanks for following along. I hope you enjoyed the 50-day journey around Winnipeg as much as I did! I’ll post some outtakes and future photos on my blog here: www.melissatait.ca/blog

Day 49
Country groove at The Patch, a giant bar inside the Convention Centre during Roar of the Rings Olympic curling trials.

Day 49

Country groove at The Patch, a giant bar inside the Convention Centre during Roar of the Rings Olympic curling trials.

Day 48
Are photographers the worst subjects? Not if that photog is Trevor Hagan! He was very kind to stand in an MTS Centre hallway - while visiting on his day off - rocking his giant lens and weirding out passing volunteers.

Day 48

Are photographers the worst subjects? Not if that photog is Trevor Hagan! He was very kind to stand in an MTS Centre hallway - while visiting on his day off - rocking his giant lens and weirding out passing volunteers.

Day 47
Karla crossing the a street in a snowstorm with her daughter Mabel over her shoulder.

Day 47

Karla crossing the a street in a snowstorm with her daughter Mabel over her shoulder.

Day 46
Old Market Square with Tabitha in winter cycling gear. Also, The Cube!

Day 46

Old Market Square with Tabitha in winter cycling gear. Also, The Cube!

Day 45
Northern Hotel on Main Street near Dufferin. 

Day 45

Northern Hotel on Main Street near Dufferin. 

Day 44
Ron Burgundy classes up MTS Centre at the Roar of the Rings Olympic curling trials. According to Burgundy, Winnipeg is Latin for ”a small tundra bunny who lives in a hole on the side of the hill”

Day 44

Ron Burgundy classes up MTS Centre at the Roar of the Rings Olympic curling trials. According to Burgundy, Winnipeg is Latin for ”a small tundra bunny who lives in a hole on the side of the hill”

Day 43A nearly frozen Assiniboine River, the Osborne Bridge, the Legislative Building and part of downtown in the background.

Day 43
A nearly frozen Assiniboine River, the Osborne Bridge, the Legislative Building and part of downtown in the background.

Day 42
Polly about to catch her bus on Portage Avenue. This picture deserves some back story. It’s just so…WINNIPEG.  On my way to the MTS Centre I was sneaking a couple photos of this lovely lady. She noticed me (without realizing I was photographing) and launched into her very own conversation about how it was nice I had a camera, and she loved pictures. As she walked with me I told her I worked at the Free Press and then somehow in one city block I learned the following:
Polly babysat my co-worker’s kids for 15 years. 
Those girls both won hockey championships, one in elementary school and one in high school (I think).
The eldest received multiple bursaries at U of M!
Polly’s grandsons play hockey. They went to a tournament somewhere in the US, winning four of six games.
She is a 77-year-old twin, and her name is spelled P-O-L-L-Y as in, “Polly want a cracker?”
That is actually a sweater on her head instead of a hat or scarf.
She insisted (twice) I deserve a “fourfold raise”.
Polly has a metal rod in her left hand because a young girl in a red pickup truck wasn’t paying attention and ran into her on a nice sunny day at 1:30 in the afternoon.
She is lucky to be alive.
She takes the 11 Glenway bus home.

Day 42

Polly about to catch her bus on Portage Avenue.

This picture deserves some back story. It’s just so…WINNIPEG.
On my way to the MTS Centre I was sneaking a couple photos of this lovely lady. She noticed me (without realizing I was photographing) and launched into her very own conversation about how it was nice I had a camera, and she loved pictures. As she walked with me I told her I worked at the Free Press and then somehow in one city block I learned the following:

  • Polly babysat my co-worker’s kids for 15 years. 
  • Those girls both won hockey championships, one in elementary school and one in high school (I think).
  • The eldest received multiple bursaries at U of M!
  • Polly’s grandsons play hockey. They went to a tournament somewhere in the US, winning four of six games.
  • She is a 77-year-old twin, and her name is spelled P-O-L-L-Y as in, “Polly want a cracker?”
  • That is actually a sweater on her head instead of a hat or scarf.
  • She insisted (twice) I deserve a “fourfold raise”.
  • Polly has a metal rod in her left hand because a young girl in a red pickup truck wasn’t paying attention and ran into her on a nice sunny day at 1:30 in the afternoon.
  • She is lucky to be alive.
  • She takes the 11 Glenway bus home.
Day 41More snow, but it’s up close! My colleague Mike Deal is using a copy stand to support his Nikon V1 and a 50mm 1.4 lens with a reverse mount. The reversed lens allows Mike to shoot the snowflakes super macro so instead of those teeny specks they look like this.

Day 41

More snow, but it’s up close! My colleague Mike Deal is using a copy stand to support his Nikon V1 and a 50mm 1.4 lens with a reverse mount. The reversed lens allows Mike to shoot the snowflakes super macro so instead of those teeny specks they look like this.

Day 40
Walking Portage Avenue in the snow.

Day 40

Walking Portage Avenue in the snow.

Day 39Manny scooting onto the CP rail yard tracks (where he shouldn’t be) to get a photo. He’s a PrairieView photography student, on assignment. Manny was in the North End to explore areas with which he’s not very familiar. This is the Arlington Street bridge over the rail yards.

Day 39

Manny scooting onto the CP rail yard tracks (where he shouldn’t be) to get a photo. He’s a PrairieView photography student, on assignment. Manny was in the North End to explore areas with which he’s not very familiar. This is the Arlington Street bridge over the rail yards.

Day 38The other side of a live hit by CBC at the Conservative HQ for Brandon-Souris federal byelection just after the polls closed. That’s CBC Manitoba’s Angela Johnston on the mic.

Day 38

The other side of a live hit by CBC at the Conservative HQ for Brandon-Souris federal byelection just after the polls closed. That’s CBC Manitoba’s Angela Johnston on the mic.

Day 37
Steaks on the barbecue, with some snow for garnish. it’s Dan grilling up a BDay dinner during Grey Cup halftime.

Day 37

Steaks on the barbecue, with some snow for garnish. it’s Dan grilling up a BDay dinner during Grey Cup halftime.

Day 36
The afternoon at Westview Park (or Garbage Hill) was a chilly one. There were two brave snowboarders, and a couple brave kids tobogganing.

Day 36

The afternoon at Westview Park (or Garbage Hill) was a chilly one. There were two brave snowboarders, and a couple brave kids tobogganing.