Through the Window

through 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.

What Fall Should Be

leaves

This week has been absolutely gorgeous.

It is November, and we have had temperatures of 17 and 18 degrees celcius.  The sun has been shining, the breeze has been calm, and the fall leaves are hanging on.

Last year at this time, winter was in full force.  Our yard never got cleaned up before the snow because the snow came so early.  This is what fall is supposed to be like.

What a difference a year can make.

Eagle Bridge

texture contrast

This short bridge near the Royal Military College in Kingston turned out to be a great spot for photos.

This leaf, fallen from a sumac, is a beautiful fall detail against the lines of the bridge.  Once again I was drawn to the contrast of the two items, only here it was texture rather than colour that caught my eye.

It was only after reviewing my photos that I noticed the tiny print:  “Eagle Bridge.”

In the Mess of Weeds

mini-daisies I can always find something to photograph in the mess of weeds at the side of my yard.

On first glance, most people would want to mow it over.  But it is my favourite spot in my yard to take my camera.  The lines and textures of the random plants growing there make for endless photo possibilities.

Some see weeds; I see art.

Seeing Closer

seeing closer

I took a walk down to the river with my camera.

At first, I saw only the river.

But slowly, I began to notice the smaller details: The leaves floating in the river, the smell of the damp earth, the sound of the birds.

With the help of my camera, I could change my focus as well. The grasses at the river’s edge became a work of art when the leaves and water behind them blurred through my lens.

Before heading back up to the camp, I captured a few images.