Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Photo Dump

"When people ask what equipment I use - I tell them my eyes."
- Anonymous -

I’ve been asked many times what type of camera I have, and although I don’t mind sharing that information, I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t really matter. Unless you are a professional who requires top of the line gizmos and gadgets for your job, going out and spending an obscene amount of money on equipment is not going to make you more creative.

The camera you have is just fine if you have a passion for photography to accompany it. Remember that some of the greatest photographs in history were taken with much more primitive equipment than any of us own today.

Invest in a few photography books instead to learn how to manipulate the tools you already have, and get out there and capture moments. Make sure to look around and appreciate your surroundings, and always remember to have fun.

Here’s another round of photos that I’ve enjoyed taking.


"You looking at me?"
 
The sun dancing on Lake Ontario.


Here's some more candy for you. Just help yourself.

Introverted leaf prefers to be alone.

Colourful boat houses.

"Sniff sniff... What kind of perfume are you wearing?"

The fall splendour is gone, but at least there are photos to remember it with.

Got milk?

Two sheep or not two sheep...

One of the most peaceful settings I've run across this year.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

38 comments:

  1. Majestic all of them, so lovely, all categories, I love oceans, and lakes and reflections most of all but when post I love them all, bravo Martha, you are one heck of a photographer

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine! Photography is a hobby that helps me relax and get away from the day to day routine.

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  2. I couldn't agree with you more, Martha. The camera being used is so incidental to this process. Henri-Cartier-Bresson, who in my humble opinion was one of the best photographers, used to walk around with a very small handheld camera in his pocket and when he saw something he liked he'd take it out quickly and 'click'. What he 'saw' was the key to his success.

    Your composition Martha is very well thought out....not to mention your 'content'. Your photos take us directly to the subject with no extraneous distractions. Of course I like the maple leaf and iron ring, the boathouses, the candy YUM, the cow too!!
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Henri-Cartier-Bresson was spectacular! His images clearly show his passion for photography. I think that was one of his best one tools. And yes, what he 'saw' was key to his success.

      Thank you for the kind words about my images. You know how wonderful this form of art is, and how much joy it brings you.

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  3. Bravo Martha on all the wonderful photos.
    They all brought a big smile to my face.
    Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Margie! I enjoy sharing the world around me.

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  4. You are oh so correct about photographic equipment. Great photos are all about seeing. The camera just records what the eye sees. But having said that, I need a new lens. Perhaps a 10-28 mm wide angle, or a 90 mm macro? Your photos show a great sense of color and light. Nothing wrong with your eyes.

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    1. That's very kind. Thank you!

      Both of the lenses you are interested in would be great to have. A fantastic wide angle for landscape photography is something I know I would put to use. And don't even get me started on the macro lens! Those types of images are amazing.

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  5. Your point about the amazing photos of yesteryear being taken on primitive camera equipment is right on. Great way of looking at it. Love the donkey.

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    1. That donkey was the sweetest thing. Came right over to say hello. Friendliest critter I've run across so far.

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  6. I miss my little Canon that I lost in the pasture last year. It took great photos.

    Love the smoochy donkey! :)

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    1. Those little cameras can produce amazing results! I have a compact camera that I keep on me at all times.

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  7. I love picking favorites, but it's very difficult this time. hmmm...thinking my favorite is the candy or maybe the donkey or hmmmm...the boat houses??? sheesh...they're all good!!!

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    1. The world is one big photograph when you enjoy taking images!

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  8. Just beautiful Martha! Love that lone leaf.

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    1. Thanks, Christine! That lone leaf really stood out, and needed to be photographed.

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  9. I love your photo dumps! great 'up close' pics of your furry friends :) ... and the old time candy - yum!

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    1. I could spend my life taking pictures of animals. It's one of the things I enjoy the most.

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  10. When I was little my grandpa used to give me licorice all-sorts. I hated them but I didn't want to hurt his feelings so I took them anyway. Now when I accidentally have black licorice I almost faint.

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    1. Aw...sounds sweet. And it was nice that you didn't hurt his feelings like that. You're also lucky to have known him. My grandfather lived very far away, and I didn't know him.

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  11. Oh, my, these are gorgeous! I can't pick a favorite, though the water ones reflecting the splendor of the leaves are stunning. I like your camera advice, too. I have so much still to learn, but I try to have fun and look all around me.

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    1. Just get out there and have some fun! That's always step one!

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  12. These are fun. LOVE that first shot.

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    1. That little animals looks bashful, doesn't he (she)? Just so cute.

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  13. Milking cows got milk

    other cows got bigger problems

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  14. But it doesn't hurt to have talent, Martha - which you clearly do!

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  15. Love all of these but I ESPECIALLY love the autumn one :)

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    1. Autumn offers so many wonderful opportunities for gorgeous images. I wish that part of the season lasted longer!

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  16. Oooo, I very much liked these photos today. Especially the single maple leaf, the reflection of the boathouses on the water, and, of course, the donkey! :D

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    1. That donkey made my day. What a sweet and friendly creature. He came right up to me as soon as I got near the fence.

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  17. Great day, to drop in, I love your photo dumps. Your sense of humour is always there, Martha & your photographic skills. I lovee the sniff sniff , what perfume are you wearing. Such a gentle trusting animal *& you captured it perfectly!!

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    1. He (or she) was adorable, Francie. Really made my day...that beautiful creature. And yes, so trusting. Came right over as soon as I was near the fence. Some of those country animals melt away all my city stress!

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  18. Wow, that single leaf is so nice, someone should make a flag out of it.
    Oh wait, they did! HA!
    Loving Canada!

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    1. hahaha...you do put a smile on my face, Kay! Yes, someone made a flag out of that!

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