Following a wet and rainy April, along with an ice storm and extreme winds mid-month and even last week, May is making a spring comeback! I won’t lie, I spent most of my time this week taking outdoor photos rather than writing a post, but I have no regrets. Here’s glimpse of all the beautiful things that I saw now emerging with the warmer weather. It can only get better from here.
If you have seen my Instagram and Facebook posts lately, you might find yourself asking ‘What’s with all the animal photos?’. If you don’t see me on a regular basis, this post will fill you in.
On a weekly basis, I have been working towards completing an online photography course. Last week I was given my first assignment following a module on shutter speed. The assignment was to capture a ghosting or panning shot and submit it for review. I had an idea and went with it.
Fall is my favourite time of year! The beautiful colours captivate me, especially while driving through the back roads where there’s lots of changing scenery. I’ve had the pleasure of exploring in a few different places near home recently and strongly suggest that you get outdoors too before these vivid colours get wiped out by Old Man Winter arrives.
Last weekend, I was pleasantly surprised with an experience to photograph the Birds of Prey at Mountsberg Conservation Area in Hamilton. I have slowly been taking up recreational photography and everyone who knows me knows I love animals, so this was a great way to combine the two. My better half not only gave me a new camera last month (a Canon Rebel T5i) for our monthiversary, but planned a surprise for me to partake in this special opportunity and practice my skills – I’m so lucky!
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Can someone please explain to me why you need to take 10+ snaps of the exact same photo of you smiling with a [insert iconic attraction/landmark/food/animal/etc. here], where your face taking up 80% of the picture anyways? You know what you look like, your family and friends know what you look like. Can you really make that smile 10 different ways and appreciate whatever that thing in the background was you were trying to get in the photo with you? This post asks: Why do people take so many selfies while traveling?
Over the last month, I have created a few digital albums and archived all my trip albums from this year. Following this process, I stopped to think about what I love most about taking these photos and I would like to share my view with you.
I'm a 20-something woman working my way through life in Canada, traveling when I can afford it and seeking out my passions one day at a time.