Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Photo Dump


“Take pictures all the time. Don’t worry if you take a bad photograph; you learn more by taking a bad picture than
a good one. If you don’t like it, study it and figure out why you don’t like it. You will learn from your mistake.”
- Patrick Demarchelier -

I always have a camera on hand, and whenever I see something interesting, I photograph it. By year’s end, I manage to snap thousands of pictures. A few are great. Many are good. Some are barely passable. And the remaining are mediocre. But no matter how they rate, all the images have one thing in common: they are all teaching tools. The good ones will demonstrate what I did right, and the bad ones will demonstrate what I did wrong. There is a lesson in each one.

Below are some visual teaching tools of 2013...

Have a seat.

We are back in a deep freeze...*sigh*...

Everyone needs a buddy.

Tranquility.

"How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?"
Try saying that a few times!

This colourful home fits in perfectly with the autumn season.

A very flexible performer at the Buskers festival this past summer. Ooof...

My daughter's pet ferret, Spaz. Look at that sweet face.

A rare sighting of the most amazing man in the world.

Winter through my kitchen window.

Have a nice Tuesday, everyone! If you’re in a deep freeze like we are, stay warm!

40 comments:

  1. I love the picture of the two calves and that picture of winter through your window belongs on a Christmas card. Wow!!

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    1. Winter is beautiful...through the window :) This is especially true during the DEEP freeze we are having this week. Thanks for the comment!

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  2. Wow. I like a lot of those photos, Martha. The one through your kitchen window... brrrr. but really awesome. And your hubby, I take it? I love fence lines, especially wooden ones. I have no idea why. Fences, doors, windows, old barns... and that house is cool. The little calves are so sweet and I have to say, I really like the photo of the logs piled up. I really, really do. I love the texture and the colors in it. Stay warm. We're getting blasted with some more frigid air. Spring is out there somewhere. I know it is. Hugs and warm wishes, Bird

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    1. Yup, that's hubby. Just an all around great guy...that's why I always refer to him as the most amazing man in the world.

      There is just so much to photograph in this world. I can just do it all day, every day. My dream would be to travel to different cities around the world and take pictures of what each culture is like. I can't imagine how much joy that would bring me. I'd probably blow up at some point...lol

      Hope you're keeping warm!

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  3. Oh, I forgot to say how adorable Spaz is! :D Love that little sweet furry face. I'd love a ferret if I didn't have four cats.

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    1. He is the sweetest, most docile little creature. So wonderfully cuddly, too.

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  4. I really like the 'autumn house' photo Martha......could be anywhere in rural Canada.
    The more we 'snap', the more we learn.

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    1. Yes, that could certainly be anywhere in rural Canada!

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  5. I take thousands of photos too and periodically go through them to delete those that don't matter to me. I enjoyed your random photo dump.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Denise, and for commenting. I love taking photos, just like you, and learn as I go along.

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  6. Amazing pictures Martha, I went back to them just to tell you which one was my favorite.. but, I kept changing my mind! After looking them up and down... they all have their own unique merit!

    The only bad comment... the most amazing man in the world...
    It does not look at all like my back! ha ha ha

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    1. Well, that could be you...it's probably just the camera angle, Richard :)

      I think it will be fun having you in this blogging circle!

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  7. Well… not trying to patronize but I don't see the bad ones… all look good to me! love Spaz… how cute is he … want to pet his nose…. I had a customer who had two ferrets .. she knew I loved animals and would bring them to see me when she was in town… they ran around my shop and interacted with my two cats… the kiddo customers would just squeal with delight… fun fun

    good lord! that's winter… beautiful but around here that would be very dangerous...

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    1. Spaz is the sweetest little critter. When my daughter first asked for a ferret a few years back, I had no idea what they even were. I can honestly say now that they are just adorable. Certainly not for everyone, but very sweet pets for those that are interested in them.

      Yup, it sure is winter around here! You would just die with this cold, Carolyn!

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  8. I am the same way . Trial and error that's how I have been learning my photography I just get out there and get snap happy lol ! Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day and stay cozy in this frigid weather .

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    1. Another brutal day here, and certainly staying warm! Hopefully this freezing weather comes to an end soon!

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  9. Love the picture of the most wonderful man in the world! I'm so lucky to have actually met him!!!

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    1. You are the only one in this blogging circle who has met him, Francie! You got a glimpse into the bat cave...LOL...

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  10. So many lovely photos, I like the one out your kitchen window.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving this nice comment!

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  11. From these photos I'd say you've learned a lot about photography. You've also got some great captions.

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  12. I really like the colors on the house

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  13. I love all of these. The first one really grabbed my attention.

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    1. I love those country spots. I can see myself sitting on that bench reading a book, and just enjoying the sounds of nature.

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  14. Your pics are always fabulous. Gee, if taking bad pictures is a learning tool, I must reeeeeeally be smart.

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    1. Hahaha...well, you're certainly not alone. I've got my fair share of really bad images!

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  15. These are great! I really like the tranquility one and the one of the wood. I like that quote and your philosophy about taking photos, too.

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    1. If we're going to get better at something, we've got to learn all about it through trial and error.

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  16. Oh wow these are ingenious and wonderful and oh so fantastic, can I have the house? I mean for real to live in ok it would have to be rent I'm too poor. and that winter through your window, need I say it, oh wow, and now that's nice looking body walking away, Yours? LOL each are special I love your photo dumps

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    1. Thanks, Lorraine. Nice to see you. I've fallen behind on blogs, too. Trying to catch up this week!

      Winter is always nice through the kitchen window; behind it I'm nice and warm!

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  17. I love them all. They are all gorgeous. A ferret? He so cute. Is that amazing man yours? Pictures, like life, offer the most amazing lessons, but only if we are on the lookout for those lessons. Great post! Cheers!!

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    1. Yup, that's my hubby. I enjoy taking photos of him, especially when he's not aware of it. Studying photos is a great way to learn new things.

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    1. He sure is. And he's such a docile little creature.

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