As someone who dreads mingling, the best part of events – in my opinion – is the photo possibilities.
Abstract in the Woods
Below the trees, where the light barely reaches, the melted snow had created a small pond. Part ice and part water, the trees reflected here and there.
It is a natural abstract.
This is why I love photography so much, and in particular why I love my macro lens: I can take something as simple, as old and calcified as a little tap in a greenhouse, and make it pretty.
It is what I think of as accidental art, although it’s really not accidental at all.
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A (Chilly) Walk in the Woods
It turned out to be a chilly walk in the woods, but one we enjoyed nonetheless.
With my children, parents, sister, and nephews, we braved the crisp fall air (and snow!) for a walk at Lemoine Point in Kingston, ON.
When my camera wasn’t tucked inside my jacket to protect it from the unexpected snowflakes, I managed a few shots – including this one of a fluffy black squirrel pausing for a snack.
While standing in my kitchen, I first noticed the tiny new growth on this money tree. With the light above the plant and the darkness of the living room as a backdrop, it made for some beautiful contrast. I grabbed my camera and captured a few shots while supper cooked.
Through the Window
When it’s cold, I often take pictures of the outside, from the inside.
With my zoom lens and some selective positioning, it is possible to create some interesting compositions. This shrub is actually an odd shape and wouldn’t make great photos standing directly in front of it. But when looking at it from inside, it worked quite well with the warm colours of the house behind it.
Shopping for Antiques
My husband and I love shopping in antiques shops.
Lately, I had been looking for an old drawer/basket/suitcase to hold my cards at the next craft fair I am getting ready for. There was no shortage of containers, but they were all too small, too big, too round, or too expensive. Just when I had given up at our third stop of the week, I decided to take one last look around. Hiding behind a shelf was this fantastic case, for only $10!
The lining is ugly, but the potential is great.
I’ve torn out the stained maroon satin, and will reline the inside with paper.
It will be perfect.