“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
- Dorothea Lange -
It’s been quite some time since I’ve dumped a bunch of photos on you because of the holidays coming along and all, but that’s all over and done with, so here we are again.
2013 was a fun and informative year in photography. I learned a lot of new things through magazines, books and online sites, became even more comfortable and familiar with my camera settings, and took a lot of photos in many different settings.
What’s in store for 2014? A lot more of the same, I hope, along with some new adventures. A little night photography, perhaps, and more practice with the tripod. Some street photography. Black and white images. And so on. As long as there are things to be photographed, the sky’s the limit.
Below are images taken at different periods in 2013.
|Need a new tire?|
|Reflections on still water.|
|Knee-deep in mud.|
|A lonely slide eagerly waiting for spring.|
|Abandoned and dilapidated barn will be consumed by Mother Nature over time.|
|One of the many skyscrapers in downtown Montreal.|
|Posing for the camera in hopes of being tossed a peanut or two.|
|Mother Nature's canvas.|
|My cat, Mocha, pondering life. Or her next nap.|
|A tranquil moment by Lake Ontario right before sunset.|
Have a lovely Tuesday, everyone.
It is so nice to see a photo of the lake without ice, snow and grey skies overhead. I needed a reminder that it isn't always winter, Martha and I lingered over that photo longest I have to admit!! I like the idea of night shots and black & white & look forward to your work this year.ReplyDelete
It certainly isn't always winter, Francie! I have thousands of photos to prove it. They are the 'hope' I need during this time of year...haha... Night photography is something that I haven't gotten any practice on, and I do love it, so this year, I'll have to spend more time with it. Black and white photos are another love, another adventure for this 2014!Delete
A lovely varied assortment!ReplyDelete
Just lovely photos Martha! I like that skyscraper one.ReplyDelete
All nice. Happy Good Morning. Burrrrrr.ReplyDelete
This cold will be leaving us by Friday. The weekend is supposed to be mild...well, mild for here!Delete
love the stillness you've captured in some of these ... and the cute critters of course :)ReplyDelete
I really enjoy taking photos when the water is still like that; such beautiful reflections. And, of course, animals...always the animals :)Delete
Wow! These are all fabulous! And did you oblige, and give cute squirrel a nut? :)ReplyDelete
Oh yes, that little creature got a handful of peanuts for his/her cooperation!Delete
Martha, what you've done over the past year in photography is incredible. I think your photos are so beautifully taken. It's not enough to just look at them, I really like to spend time gazing into them because new things pop up that didn't get my attention the first time I looked through. The one of the barn and the sky looks like it could almost be a painting. So pretty. Blessings, BirdReplyDelete
Thank you, Bird; that is really sweet. Photography is like meditation for me; relaxing, uplifting and de-stressing! I hope to continue to get out there this year, take a lot more photos, and connect with our beautiful world!Delete
Beautiful ~ Mother Nature's canvas ~ and Mocha's pondering look… hahaa… love it and Lake Ontario … ahhhhh I know that moment on water before sunset … I need to go see that … soooooo tired of this cold.ReplyDelete
This picture makes me wonder which lake is the closest to go sit and see the sunset… Arkansas is full of lakes. It would certainly have to be farther south … but then farther south where the most beautiful lakes are … is in the Ouachita Mountains… rats which is a higher elevation. I give. Spring? lol?
I'm about a minute from the Arkansas River and it's very pretty but urban and … I want to hear that lovely lapping of the water and see the sun go to sleep. I love sunsets … oh, sigh… this cold weather is really getting on m'nerves! really?
keep the photos coming, Martha… love them all…. love how you 'see' things
We're also fortunate to live in an area full of lakes. I love being near the water. NEED to be near the water. I find it very peaceful, soothing. I'm happy we moved to a smaller city where there's more of Mother Nature and less of the urban sprawl. Much better for the soul. Stay warm, Carolyn! The cold will eventually pass.Delete
the cow one is beautiful! I love it's composition,the colors on it. This photo is perfection.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ana. I love when these critters come over to say hello!Delete
I think everyone is ready for spring after this winter vortexReplyDelete
Oh yeah! It won't come too soon for me.Delete
All are just stunning. Did Ms. Squirrel get that peanut? Lovely post. Keep em coming. Cheers!!ReplyDelete
Thank you! And yes, Ms. Squirrel definitely got some peanuts for her trouble!Delete
awww your cat mocha <3ReplyDelete
She's a sweetie :)Delete