Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Photo Dump

“The intention of a photographer is to capture the beauty in places, obvious or hidden,
in which modern age and technology cause us to dismiss.”
- Kassadi Collins -

One of my favourite things about photography is how it forces me to pay attention to my surroundings, how it encourages me to notice and discover things that I may have otherwise missed in this excessively fast paced world we live in. As soon as I step into that creative mode, I slow down, and the beauty and wonder that was previously blurred comes into sharp focus.

Here are this week’s random photos...

Sunset over Lake Ontario.

The view at the top of the ferris wheel must be spectacular.

Posing for the camera.

Nap time.

Enjoying a swim on a hot summer day.

Murney Tower's construction dates to 1846.

Water birds walking instead of swimming on a frozen Lake Ontario.

One of the cutest critters I've ever photographed.

Curious country critters.

In the country in June of 2013. I'm looking forward to this year's round of country photos.


Have a wonderful Tuesday!

40 comments:

  1. Fantastic shots Martha! The flamingo is especially beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. I love photographing flamingos. The camera just loves their colours!

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  2. I love that Ferris wheel and that fantastic shot of Murney Tower!!

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    1. We have a few of those towers here in Kingston, and I am so fascinated by them.

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  3. Wonderul photos, you've never been on a ferris wheel?

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    1. I have been on a ferris wheel, but it was so long ago that it doesn't count anymore! Hahaha...

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  4. I love the Lake Ontario photos and think you should perhaps go and look at the view from the ferris wheel yourself (says the woman who couldn't cope with the Legoland wheel for 3 year olds).

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    1. Hahaha...that was funny, Sarah! I'm not a fan of heights, but there are some things I can deal with. The ferris wheel is one of them. I have been on one, but very long ago. I've forgotten what it's like!

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  5. Gorgeous shots, Martha.
    Love them all

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  6. Martha, these are all just stunning!
    I particularly like the 'tree pose' done by the Flamingo.

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    1. That's it, Jim...it's a tree pose! Those flamingos are quite fascinating. I love their colours.

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  7. These are so beautiful Martha, I'm looking forward to all of those I will see here, keep it up girl!

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine. I can't wait till the weather is nicer, so I spend more time outdoors exploring with my camera!

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  8. beautiful pictures! I do love that frog. What a great photo!

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    1. There are many of those frogs at the cemetery near my home. There is a pond in there that they love to hang out at. I will go looking for them again this year when the weather is nicer!

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  9. LOve it, Martha! ... good morning .... HA! never thought of a frog being cute .. but by golly ... that feller is cute! LOVE the flamingo .... well the sunset and the birds WALKING on the water...

    just beautiful ;)

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn. The camera makes a lot of those little critters look adorable!

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  10. toutes tes photos sont magnifique, Martha et pleines de vie, mais je choisirais la première pour son cadrage, sa lumière, ses couleurs et sa sérénité.
    Amitiés.

    Roger

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  11. OOh Martha, You got some incredible shots! I can't even pick a favorite this week.

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    1. Thank you! Well, you know certainly know how much fun you can have with a camera.

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  12. I love your sentiments about life. They are all spectacular. I especially love all the pinks, purples, oranges, blues, and grays in the first photo. Keep on shooting. Cheers!!

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    1. Thanks, and cheers to you, too! You bet I'll keep on shooting :)

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  13. You have a wide variety of topics that you work with. You also give some good advice about watching for things that would make good photos.

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    1. I love many forms of photography. There is just so much beauty around me!

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  14. Oh my gosh, all beautiful. Love the colour on the bird. Oh my goodness. Great stuff.

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    1. Thank you, girl! Photography is my way of relaxing. I wish I could travel the world and photograph it all! If only those lottery tickets would come in...

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  15. I really need to ride the ferris wheel again

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    1. You and me both! I haven't been on one for many years.

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  16. I love these photos. I just tried to choose a favorite and I can't, I love them all!

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    1. Thank you, Kay! It's always a pleasure to see you here.

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  17. These are all beautiful, Martha! You have such a marvelous eye. I could just walk right into the sunset photo.

    I feel the same way about photography. I have found that I pay more attention to what's around me since I've started taking more photos.

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    1. Thank you, Tina. I know you understand what I'm talking about!

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  18. Just beautiful, Martha! The first one is stunning! Take care!

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    1. Thanks, Louise! I hope you are doing well and having fun on your trip! You lucky girl!

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  19. I always enjoy looking at your photos, they are lovely.

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  20. I loved the flamingo! At first glance, looks like a brilliant flower just waiting to open up. I also really liked the sunset. I always find sunsets (and sunrises) so peaceful and meditative. Thank you, as always, for sharing your passion and beautiful photos.

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    1. Those flamingos are wonderfully colorful. Whenever we visit the zoo, I make it a point of finding and photographing them. Ah...sunsets and sunsets...both so magical. I can't wait till the weather is nicer to spend more time outdoors.

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