Oliver (helping make the bed) / little zinnias / Winnie on our morning walk along the harbour's edge / 'tis the season / in the park / I'm not keen on her following us / my assistant helping with the current collage-a-thon project for MagnetWorks / zucchini blossom / gorgeous paper wasp in our garden / grasses along the beach / Betty is such a lil' lover / devil's paintbrush on the crescent beach / someone loves the camera also ;-)
Above all, life for a photographer
cannot be one of indifference.
Thank you for all the lovely blog birthday wishes and many from those long time friends I spoke of Judy in the US (is it Kentucky or Illinois ?), Pam & Dianne in far away Australia, Blue Heron in Ontario, MLou partner in crime through much of this adventure ... and newer friends too who visit us (& comment) often. Galestorm asked about my camera so I thought I would answer that question in a post devoted to - my beloved camera, with it's heavy duty over the shoulder strap (a must) that has my camera sit comfortably on my hip as I go about my explorations (most often with Miss D in tow & lately much to my chagrin Miss Betty who obviously does not understand the command STAY).
My camera is a very affordable Canon G12, what I would describe as a deluxe point & shoot. I love photography and I did toy with and ponder greatly the idea of having a camera with interchangeable lens ... in the end I knew my habits are such that I just wouldn't want to be fussing with changing lens. I didn't want to worry about damage, dust & dirt. I wanted a grab & go camera, one that could take nearly macro shots and beautiful photographs. I definitely made the right decision. It's sturdy, the lens when not in use collapses into the camera protecting it - so perfect for someone clunkin' it around the way I do. I love it.
As far as the how I take my photographs I'll direct you to my
I hope this is helpful. Also just like anything in life the more you do it, the better you get, the more refined your eye becomes and the better you get at sensing the potential everyday beauty & wonder that's lurking all around us ... all the time.
Taking pictures is savouring life intensely,
every hundredth of a second