Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Photo Dump

“Amateurs worry about equipment,
professionals worry about money,
masters worry about light,
I just take pictures.”
- Vernon Trent -

Me, too.

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

Twins...


Taken at the Kingston Mills; one of 24 lockstations of the Rideau Canal system.
(Can you spot the most amazing man in the world?)


An abandoned bicycle in the greenspace behind our home.


Also taken at the Kingston Mills.

A very serene setting along the Thousand Islands Parkway.


Reflections and a lot of blue shades.


A pretty sight along the Thousand Islands Parkway.


A very welcome sight!


Abandoned and dilapidated, and very photogenic.


The light at the end of the tunnel leads to...bicycles. In case you were wondering...


Wishing you all a beautiful day on the last day of April.

35 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos. I love the 'light at the end of the tunnel one. All very nice.
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  2. The daffodil photo is very striking with the yellow flowers against the purple background!

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    1. A little photo editing made it all possible, but SHHHHH...don't tell anyone :)

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  3. I love the one of the Canal System at Kingston Mills. Such a cool-looking place :)

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    1. We have quite a few of those around here, and they're all fascinating in their own way, and very beautiful. In addition, each season offers an interesting set of photos.

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  4. Oooh, I'm number four. Hot dog.

    The yellow gets my top pick for the day.

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    1. 'hot dog' Hahaha...love that! I haven't heard that expression for awhile. You make me smile!

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    2. I said "hot dog" once back when I worked in the fabric shoppe, and someone laughed and said, the same thing you just said. That she hadn't heard that in awhile.

      Such a fun phrase. I stole it from George Bailey.

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    3. Yes, a fun phrase. I love it! I'll have to try it out around here and see how the family responds!

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    4. I say it out loud like Bailey did too. I do this when I get excited about a good sale, too.

      Not sure about the colour yet. The movie/reading room get tons of bright sunshine, so I want to keep that flow. Just love the sunshine in there.

      Tim is about to take the wire shelves off the wall. We are giving them to a friend.

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  5. Looks like you have had a great photographic week setting a high standard. Love the monotone photo with the swan, and the photogenic dilapidated building.

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    1. Thanks! I love photographing dilapidated buildings; they each have a story to tell.

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  6. I think you're a professional - that's not just " taking " pictures - that's art - at it's finest -
    Gorgeous captured moments Martha !
    XOX

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    1. You're very sweet, Suzan; thank you. I'm far from a professional, but I appreciate your kind comments!

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  7. Oh heavens, I've loved everything about this post, the quote, which is pretty much the way I see things, Look, See, Shoot , the photos are outstanding and of course I could spot the most wonderful man in the world, this is all oh so cool dear Martha and you deserve it all

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine. Yup...look, see, shoot. And stop worrying about other things!

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  8. All of your photos are so amazing, Martha.
    I don't have a favorite as they are all my favorite.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Smiles

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  9. Great photos Martha! The daffodil just bursts off the screen! So bright and beautiful, some day maybe mine will bloom... still cold and raining here. And Yes I spotted your amazing man!!

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    1. Even around here, the garden is taking very long to get going this year. But at least the colour is starting to come in!

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  10. beautiful photos, so relaxing!

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  11. Interesting variety. I like your captions. I thought I was the greatest guy in the world!!! I couldn't resist!!!

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    1. I'm sure to someone, you are the greatest guy in the world :)

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  12. the bicycle reminds me of when I threw my old one to the side of the road for the trash guys to pick up. It was covered in dirt, the chain was messed up, the tires were flat, and the seat was missing. It was gone in an hour, and it wasn't trash day.

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    1. Well, someone clearly didn't think it was trash. As the saying goes: "one man's trash is another man's treasure".

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  13. Love the bicycle wheel...very cool pic. They're all fun, but that's my fav.

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    1. Had to photograph that! The most unusual things make for interesting photos.

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  14. I LOVE that quote! With a passion in photography I can so relate to it - I simply take pictures, too :)
    I love all your pics! They're so beautiful and you're very talented. Looking forward to seeing more of your pics!

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    1. Hi, Beate! It's so nice to see you here.

      I think photography is a lot more fun when you stop worrying about a whole bunch of things. Just get out and shoot!

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  15. Bicycles ~ BAM ~ that photo is the piece de resistance ~~~ LOVE IT!!!!

    Your photo dump today has hope written all over it, Martha!!

    Thanks!
    Ron

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    1. Isn't it amazing how something so simple can create an incredible image? I saw it lying around when we were taking a walk and told hubby "now, there's a cool shot". Yup, it sure was.

      Yes, hope is what I'm feeling these days, especially since the daffodils opened up!

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  16. Thanks for the daffodils in particular and all the lovely spring pictures, Martha! Enjoying the way you capture light in your photos!

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    1. Thank you, Francie. And don't you think it's about time we had some colour. Those daffodils were a very welcome sight. It was a loooooong and difficult winter, and we're way overdue for some greenery, flowers, and better weather!

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