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iPhone Friday – We Day

What is We Day? We Day is a day that brings youth together to inspire and motivate them to make a difference in the world. Free the Children’s We Day is all about youth taking a leadership role in bringing about local and global change. We Day is taking place in 9 Canadian cities over the next 2 months and the first ever We Day in the U.S. is going to take place in Seattle next year.

We Day took place in Toronto last Friday at the Air Canada Centre and I was fortunate enough to be able to participate as a volunteer. The speakers and performers that graced the stage that day included Nelly Furtado, Martin Sheen, Al Gore, Hedley and Jennifer Hudson among others. It was a thrill to see such great performers and to listen to such dynamic speakers but truly the excitement of the 20,000+ middle and high school aged kids that were in the audience topped all of that.

Cirque Du Soleil

Jennifer Hudson

Al Gore

RBC’s Arbie

Using an iPhone in a dark venue always guarantees an image with lots of noise. I ran some of these images through Topaz DeNoise and it did a great job in reducing the noise. Topaz Labs is offering a 30% Discount on Topaz DeNoise until October 12th. Just enter coupon code “NoiseFree” during checkout.

16 responses

  1. Len

    Nice images Edith. Never heard of We Day but it sounds like a great idea. Have a great weekend.


    October 5, 2012 at 7:45 am

  2. He read and heard a lot about leadership and how to make a difference in this world. I think it’s time (for all of us) to get involve and take action. Love the first shot! And great work with the noise reduction.

    Have a wonderful week-end Edith! 😀


    October 5, 2012 at 7:48 am

  3. Really good iPhone shots, the second one just wonderful… 🙂


    October 5, 2012 at 8:01 am

  4. Great shots Edith, and looks like a good day for a good cause.


    October 5, 2012 at 8:58 am

  5. chrisnitz

    That last frame…wonderful.


    October 5, 2012 at 9:37 am

  6. Gracie

    Great images, Edith! Sometimes I am really amazed at how good mobile phone cameras are now these days.


    October 5, 2012 at 9:44 am

  7. These are wonderful shots, Edith. You’ve done a great job cleaning these up with Topaz’s product.


    October 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

  8. Great series Edith, looks like fun


    October 7, 2012 at 8:53 am

  9. Hello! I stumbled upon your blog in search of RBC’s Arbie wearing the We Day t-shirt my colleague and I designed. Would it be okay if I placed it on my website? I’ll gladly credit you if you’d like. Let me know. Thanks!


    December 4, 2012 at 5:47 pm

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