Posted on February 29, 2016
This year I asked the group member is they would like to take things up a notch, and perhaps for the year, blog on a quote. The interpretation is open, blog on how the quote speaks to you personally. February’s quote is as follows:
Photography is an art of observation
It has little to do with the things you see,
and everything to do with the way you see them.
~ Elliot Erwitt
I walk in the wetlands a lot. There are a number of reasons for doing this. I get to meander through nature, I get to de-stress, unwind and blow the cobwebs out my mind. I get to see the beauty of nature around me. So often though, just as I have settled in to take a photo, a speed walker comes bustling by and the next thing my bird is flying away. I have to feel a little bit of sorrow. First my bird is gone, but secondly in the haste of walking “we see things” rather than it being about “the way we see it”.
Locally we have a park. The park is great, the nature walk not so much. The birds do not seem to be attracted to it. In fact to be honest the only thing it attracts in summer is mosquito. Friday morning I new I needed to go to the bank. I also knew I had not taken one photograph this week and I was itching to get out. So I grabbed my camera and only one lens – my macro – and I went to walk through the boring nature walk. The day was overcast, windy and bitterly cold but I had a purpose. I chose one stretch of the walkway. My objective was not to see the walkway but rather to look at the way I could see what was around me on the walkway. For the general public below is the view that they will see when they are walking.
In this same stretch of walkway this is what I saw.
Next time you walk in the park, along the street, or just in your garden, instead of looking at the big picture, look for the little things. Look at the little things. See nature in a new way.
Thank you for joining me for this month’s Tell me a Story. This is a circle blog. Please take time to visit my friend Emily of Emily Kohl Photography and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month. Leave a little love on their page as well.
Posted on February 29, 2016
It’s that time of year again, when the weather is cool and I am ready for something different. I am sure by now some of you have learned a few of my likes, but for all the new ladies, here I go. Time travel! If I could time travel, I would go back to the days of knight wielding swords, vikings in battle and yes, even to the lands of the Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, The 100, The Outlander or the Sharnnara Chronicles. Oh yeah, I kind of like the bloody sword wielding movies.
So when I discovered that Vikings and Valkyries was the theme for this Renaissance fair weekend, I was pretty much ready to roll. And if you are traveling to South Florida in March, you should make sure that you find time to head there as well.
Thank you for joining me for this month’s 30 minutes. This is a circle blog. Please take time to visit Amanda’s page at Amanda Voelker / DC Fine Art and Lifestyle Photographer and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have share this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on their pages.
Posted on February 6, 2016
I love the opportunity to take photos for friends. Raylene said to me that the last time she had taken photographs with Kieran was when he was a baby. For the longest time it was just the two of them and in those days we did not do selfies. It was a pleasure for me to take photo’s of the them together before Kieran headed back to the navy base up north. It was a fun outing with lots of laughter. The weather was rainy and overcast but we grabbed a very short break in the sky to get these images.
When you look at your mother
you are looking at the purest love you will ever know
~ Charley Benetto
Posted on February 1, 2016
Hard to believe another year has gone by. Our last date for posing was December 28, and so on December 31, 2015, I got up really early and headed down to the beach to watch the sun rise on the last day of the year. I was glad to see the end of it to be honest. It was a tough year all round, with the highlight being Cameron and Kathryn getting married.
There was another high for me. I jokingly asked Richard how much he loved and was it in the area of around $1400. Suprisingly he said yes. So as a combination of birthday and Christmas, and for the rest of my birthdays and Christmases until eternity passes, I was give the money to buy the Canon 6D camera. At my own expense I bought the 70-300mm lens. The zoom lens has always been my go to lens but I will have to start saving soon for the next lens.
Then a friend was selling a lens that I have been looking at for a while. Just as I decided to buy it my little cat was tested and diagnosed with diabetes. I debated whether or not I should get it and finally decided yes. She was very accommodating and by the end of November I had the Lensbaby Composer Pro with the Sweet 35 optic, in my hands. I was dying to go and play with it. After a rather stressful payroll, I decided to get up and head to the beach.
Not being an early morning person, I dragged myself off with a cup of coffee, a chair and my camera bag.
I love the effect of the Lensbaby and cannot wait to play with it some more. The first two images were taken with the 70-300mm and then I switched out to the Sweet 35.
Thank you for joining me for this month’s 30 minutes. This is a circle blog. Please take time to visit my friend Hayley Hay Photography / Lasuanne, Switzerland family photographer and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on their pages.
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