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.
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.
Pretty fall colours, reflected in the lake. I love the way the ripples blend the leaves and create a painted effect.
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.”
A leaf, trapped between glass and snow.
One season trapped inside another.
A contrast in texture and time.
This is what fall looks like from my living room couch.
There are signs all over that summer is finished for another year.
One of these signs is the changing colour of my hydrangea. When the petals turn pink, I know the end of summer is near. Like the leaves on the trees, they become more saturated as the weather cools.
This is my submission for this week’s photography challenge: Signs.
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.
Fall colours make for good backgrounds, especially when blurred together.
It looks like motion, seems like music.
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.