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Tragically Hip by PaulMcKinnon Tragically Hip :iconpaulmckinnon:PaulMcKinnon 19 14 Rust Never Sleeps by PaulMcKinnon Rust Never Sleeps :iconpaulmckinnon:PaulMcKinnon 31 13 Walking off into the Sunset by PaulMcKinnon Walking off into the Sunset :iconpaulmckinnon:PaulMcKinnon 31 12 Out of place by PaulMcKinnon Out of place :iconpaulmckinnon:PaulMcKinnon 26 15 Night Rider by PaulMcKinnon Night Rider :iconpaulmckinnon:PaulMcKinnon 32 16 Bridge by PaulMcKinnon Bridge :iconpaulmckinnon:PaulMcKinnon 32 15 Storm Clouds Over Ottawa River by PaulMcKinnon Storm Clouds Over Ottawa River :iconpaulmckinnon:PaulMcKinnon 35 12 springtime melts the snow, rivers overflow by PaulMcKinnon springtime melts the snow, rivers overflow :iconpaulmckinnon:PaulMcKinnon 53 25 Osprey by PaulMcKinnon Osprey :iconpaulmckinnon:PaulMcKinnon 21 18 Washed Out Road by PaulMcKinnon Washed Out Road :iconpaulmckinnon:PaulMcKinnon 43 20 December 27 by PaulMcKinnon December 27 :iconpaulmckinnon:PaulMcKinnon 27 23 Autumnal Sunset II by PaulMcKinnon Autumnal Sunset II :iconpaulmckinnon:PaulMcKinnon 30 16 Autumnal Sunset by PaulMcKinnon Autumnal Sunset :iconpaulmckinnon:PaulMcKinnon 39 9 Tales from the Mausoleum by PaulMcKinnon Tales from the Mausoleum :iconpaulmckinnon:PaulMcKinnon 27 15 September 2 by PaulMcKinnon September 2 :iconpaulmckinnon:PaulMcKinnon 51 7 The Road to Nowhere Redux by PaulMcKinnon The Road to Nowhere Redux :iconpaulmckinnon:PaulMcKinnon 45 26


Tragically Hip

When I first joined deviantArt the user name I chose was T-Hip after the group The Tragically Hip.  They have been in the news lately although it was for a sad reason.  Their lead singer Gord Downie, who is known as the unofficial poet laureate of Canada, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.  Downie and the group wanted to do one more tour, a limited 15 date one across Canada.  The shows sold out very quickly causing some discussion about how scalpers are getting access to too many concert tickets and selling them at a premium on other sites.  It had been suggested that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation show the final concert, from their hometown of Kingston, Ontario and sure enough the band and the CBC managed to work that out.  It took place Saturday night, August 20 and one third of all Canadians tuned in to see the concert.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was there in person.

I was lucky enough to see the second last concert, in Ottawa on August 18.  I blew the dust off my old point and shoot with the good zoom and managed to get some pics.  I think it is fitting for me to post this picture now to honor the group that has meant so much to me, and to all Canadians, and as a nod to my original username back in the days when I spent a lot of time here at dA.  During the first set they were huddled close together allowing me to get them all in one shot under the neat low lighting.


Here is a video that details the history of the band, and what they mean to Canadians, it is very interesting.…

Here is an article in Rolling Stone…

Rust Never Sleeps

As I wrote for this pic…

The Mississippi River.  No not THE Mississippi River, rather a less mighty version here in Ontario.  Anyway I liked the look of the bridge and wanted to give the pics a gritty “True Detective” like look.  One of the days I will see the real thing, I may even take a trip down Highway 61.  I will try not to hang out at any crossroads though.

In Keeping with the True Detective theme I called this image Rust Never Sleeps, a nod to the Rust Cohle character that had serious trouble sleeping, so brilliantly played by Matthew McConaughey



My hockey card

Current Residence: Ottawa, Ontario. I'm originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Favourite photographer: I'll go with Karsh, he was also based in Ottawa!
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson
Update:  I'm back to living in Ottawa!

I haven't been around for a while, life kind of got in the way of my deviantarting.  I'm still very involved with photography though; I am supplying photos to stock sites.  It's a great way to supplement your income, especially if you like me and love taking pics anyway.  If anybody is interested please drop me a line, I can give you the scoop on the various sites I use, plus if you say I referred you when you register I can get money when your pics are downloaded.

I'm always looking to do shoots with models so if you are interested let me know.  I have a line on a studio I can rent.  There's lots of opportunity for models if they want to pose for stock photos, or if you just want to do non-stock/artistic shoots to build your portfolio I'm okay with that as well.

Last spring I bought a D700, I am very pleased with it.  I also have a 2.8 24-70 and a 2.8 70-200 lens.  So I can go 2.8 from 24 to 200!  I also have my 1.8 50 mm prime lens.  Anyway I hope to start spending time here again.  

The usual stuff in my journals…

Hello my name is Paul, I took my orginal dA name, T-Hip, from a Canadian rock band, The Tragically Hip, but then I switched it to my real name :)  I'm from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia but I live in Ottawa now.

There's no need to apologize for faving and running I don't mind that at all, I like getting favs :)  I appreciate your support!

I opened a Redbubble account and have started to slowly upload pics there, let me know if there is a print you'd like to see there.  The address is…

I have another deviantArt account at :iconkeenphotography: feel free to visit me there as well :) Here are some features from  that account

Trailer Park Boys fan?  Read this ->…
  • Listening to: Pigeon Camera - The Tragically Hip
  • Watching: Trailer Park Boys - Countdown To Liquor Day
  • Drinking: Yes



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DanStefan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017   Photographer
Thanks Paul  !…

All the best !
JocelyneR Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
Happy Birthday to you, Paul!  :icongaby97:
DanStefan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017   Photographer
Happy birthday Paul  !
Destroyer77 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Happy Birthday!

davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday tomorrow Paul! :iconcakeplz: :iconbrewplz:
Dieffi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
                       Gift4u by Drury-Lane         
                         Happy Birthday (Animated) by Lacerem 
Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
happy birthday Paul..have a great day.
 Pussyblowkiss  By Spongee0990 by Aussie-Blonde  
DanStefan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016   Photographer
Thanks my friend…

All the best !
JocelyneR Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
Thank you kindly for the fave, Paul!  :iconflyingheartsplz:
zootnik Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
Thanks for the :+fav:
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