My Photography Life in 2019 and Plans for 2020

January 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

I haven’t blogged about my photography hobby since the end of 2017, so I’ll start by bringing you up to date. I participated in 52Frames throughout 2018, but skipped a couple of weeks when my husband was in the hospital, so I missed out becoming a “Weekly Warrior” (what they call someone who has posted […]

Continue reading

Photography + Productivity = Perfection

September 19, 2019 / 2 Comments

If we’re connected on social media, you’ve probably noticed that I’m an avid photographer. A big part of digital photography takes place in the editing process, after the image has been captured, and I enjoy trying out different apps to see how they can make a ho-hum photo into a good one, or a good […]

Continue reading

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

December 29, 2017 / 0 Comments
books read in 2017

I can’t say that I’m sad about seeing 2017 end. Not that it’s been a bad year – I filled about 40 pages of my gratitude journal – but a new year always feels like a fresh start, a chance for something even better. Maybe I’m just tired of the cold weather already, and anxious […]

Continue reading

How I’m spending my dash

September 5, 2016 / 0 Comments
beach sunset

Just over a year ago, I blogged about the passage of time and our perception of it. The older I get, the more I fear a day when I’ll look back and wish I’d done things differently. I don’t want to be like the character in one of the novels I read this summer: “He found himself infused […]

Continue reading

Summer Vacation

July 16, 2016 / 11 Comments

When I was growing up, we spent two weeks at Orr Lake every summer. I have lots of great memories, but one of my earliest is of evening walks to the store for the daily newspaper for my Dad and treats for us kids. Here’s a photo of my mother and me from around that […]

Continue reading

What I learned from my first Photography Project Assignment

March 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

I completed the first assignment for my NYIP course last month. Of the ten photos I submitted, my instructor considered this one to be the best.   This was the one he liked the least:   I was surprised by both selections until he explained that in most cases I merely took a picture of […]

Continue reading

The Canadian Reading Challenge: Alberta

February 6, 2016 / 4 Comments
The Canadian Reading Challenge

Although my original selection for Alberta didn’t turn out as planned, there was no doubt that my next choice would fit the bill, since the front cover promises “A novel of strange adventure in the Alberta Badlands.” I don’t read many adventures, but the back cover description appealed to me, and I could envision the […]

Continue reading

Fun with Photoshop Elements

December 19, 2015 / 2 Comments
The sun shining through the fog

I’ve been using Photoshop Elements for nearly nine years to edit photos to be used on client websites and for the last year or two, to make Pinterest-worthy blog images. Now that I’m getting back into photography, I’m eager to explore some of its other possibilities. This project began with the above photo of the sun shining through the fog […]

Continue reading