Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Photo Dump

“People see my photos and think I labor over my image and I'm this cool, brooding artist.
But I'm just having fun with it.”
- Lenny Kravitz -

When I’m out and about with a camera in hand, I’m like a kid in a candy store. There is so much to delight in and, of course, photograph. I become very excited about the world around me, and I sometimes react in a silly way, or with childish enthusiasm. This keeps me feeling young at heart, content and at peace. Sure I sometimes challenge myself when snapping photos, but I don’t take it so seriously that I lose the spring in my step.

Here is this week’s round of photos...

An abandoned building always offers photo opportunities.

Whatcha thinkin' bout, furry face?

"Mine...all mine!"

Raccoons are the cutest bandits.

An old building in downtown Kingston.

Enjoying an afternoon snooze in the sun.

The Royal Military College's (RMC) Mackenzie Building dates back to the 1870s.

The West Branch Tower was built between 1846-1848 in Kingston Harbor during
the height of the boundary dispute with the United States known as the "Oregon Crisis".

Basking in the 'sunset'.

An abandoned home along a snowy country road.


Happy Wednesday to all of you!

40 comments:

  1. Oh Martha you should the most exquisite photo, and your title is such the opposite; photo dumps lol sometimes I feel like asking you if Kingston has a quiet place with cheap houses to rent or quiet apts to rent...'cause what you show always touches me, and we kinda have the same weather...

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    1. You would love it here, Lorraine. It's such a beautiful area. If you're looking to move to a new area, you should consider Kingston.

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  2. Love those shots.
    Not any favorites as they are all wonderful.
    Oh wait, that little raccoon kind of 'stole my heart away' so maybe I do have a fav.

    Have a great day, Martha.
    keep on smiling

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    1. That little raccoon face steals my heart, too. They are troublemakers, but they are cute!

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  3. I'm really impressed that you got the closeup of the raccoon looking deceptively endearing and innocent. Very nice, vivid shots, Martha.

    xoRobyn

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  4. Nice collection of photos. I, too love nothing better than to walk around with my camera capturing shots of cool stuff.

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  5. Beautiful photos, Martha! That raccoon is darling. And the textures in the last house are so varied. But what I enjoy most is the color and texture of the water in the second to last picture. Awesome! Have a happy hump day!

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  6. Quite a collection here. I love the first one of the small door in the wall, and the one with the red ball on the frozen lake. Nicely done.

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  7. Wonderful post and photos ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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    1. Thanks, Country Gal. And thanks for stopping by.

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  8. These are are all so wonderful! I too wonder what furry face is thinking! :)

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  9. I just love that first photo. It brings a sense of nostalgia to me, so pretty. I agree - feeling young at heart is not about age, but all about how you view yourself and your world. Good for you! Cheers!!

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    1. You have to keep that kid in you alive, or else you'll age very quickly!

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  10. Liked them all! You are really relaxed when you take these Martha, I can just feel it through these photos. Nice job.

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    1. Thanks, Jim. Yes, I am very relaxed when I'm taking photos. It's my way of meditating. But you already know that!

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  11. some great captures today Martha!

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  12. Ohhh, look at that little cottage/home. Love it.

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    1. I would love to see how it looked when it was being used. Must've been adorable.

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  13. I am like that too... I just take my camera and wait for inspiration. When I commute to Mississauga from Hamilton we travel through the deepest, darkest industrial areas along Burlington Street and all I see are pictures that I want to take. There is beauty in industry, and just stick a sunrise in there, or creepy clouds and I get all excited. I enjoy your photo-dumps. Lois

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    1. That sounds like an amazing place, Lois! I would be in heaven taking photos in a place like that. So many incredible opportunities!

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  14. Martha your photos are always just terrific!

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  15. Lovely photos - but where did you find that guy with the furry face? Ha ha. Not a local fella I think!

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    1. No, not a local fella. He's actually at the Toronto Zoo, which is kind of odd. And silly. I think they should set these poor critters free.

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  16. Grand photos, all, but my eyes give a slight edge to the doorway; I can only wonder... what lies beyond.

    ageless vine
    clads this time worn doorway
    seeing through

    _m

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    1. I love to photograph them, because I feel the same way about these types of doors. What lies beyond...

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  17. wow Martha, your photos are getting better and better by the day... Amazing really. That little raccoon is too adorable.

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    1. Thanks, Ana. That little furry face is so darn cute.

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  18. Keep on walking and having fun. Stay young! My son went to Kingston military college for a summer of officer training. He thought it was a very beautiful area.

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    1. You bet, Red. As long as I'm out there enjoying this world, I'll remain young at heart. I'm happy to hear that your son liked this area. I personally think it's gorgeous, but I'm biased!

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  19. I've missed visiting with you, Martha. Your photos are amazing. I love seeing these snapshots from your life and the world around you. I've been so busy working on another project about being an Autistic woman and working on writing related to that that I have not been doing much visiting to my old blog friends. I haven't disappeared, just incredibly busy and focused otherwise. I hope you are very well and I think about you and miss visiting with you.

    Hugs and love and blessings,
    Bird

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    1. Bird, I'm so happy to see you here! I think about you all the time, girl. But life keeps us busy, doesn't it? Just visit when you can. You are always welcome to stop by! And I hop you share some info about your new project. I am no curious!

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  20. Love the abandoned home picture. This always send me dreaming about good old time and wondering how they lived when there was no running water, no electricity, no telephone, no internet… WAIT NO INTERNET... it’s not a dream it’s a nightmare hahaha

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    1. Hahaha...now that we're used to the internet, I'm not sure we can give it up. I suppose if we had to, we'd survive.

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  21. HAhaaa what great pictures… really? as though you'd have lousy pictures… the clarity of the little faces and such… love raccoons… had a family once visit my deck … wildlife folk said do NOT feed… they loved out dog's food.

    BUT he said it was dangerous because not everyone would be as nice as I am to raccoons and will kill 'em dead… jeeeeeez

    Yours colors are just brilliant, Martha...

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn. I really like raccoons, too. They have such cute faces...although they can be troublemakers. Still, I like them. I know they sometimes visit my backyard at night, but we haven't had any problems with them. Yet!

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