Showing posts with label photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label photography. Show all posts

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Inspired By A Swallowtail Butterfly

I'm doing a bit of work around the yard these days and I'm noticing many Swallowtail Butterflies around my flowers.  These Butterflies are so pretty!  I especially love the blue with a dab of orange along the back of the wings!

I would love to design a jewelry set in that blue!

I found these beads and shells at Fire Mountain Gems and I think the blue is quite similar (a little side note- there are 527 pages of blue beads and jewelry components.  I sipped on a coffee and relaxed while browsing):

*Beautiful Paua Shell is one of my favorites!!  The blue Swarovski Crystals are very pretty as well!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hummingbird at Feeder

We have the privilege of admiring these beautiful little Hummingbirds from our kitchen window.
We enjoy watching them as they guard their feeder!  LOL!  I just wanted to share how cute our little visitors are!  Enjoy!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Inspired by Autumn in New Brunswick

Last week the autumn leaves painted the hills and the mountains around us in a brilliant mixture of bright, fall hues: orange, red, yellow and greens.... The trees have already begun shedding their leaves and they're beginning to look bare and vulnerable.  I was able to capture some of that wonderful colour and freeze it in time in a photograph.  Please click photo to go to my etsy store if you wish to purchase this photo; it's an awesome piece of wall art!!  You will love this picture of the Canadian Maple leaves in all their glory!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Learn Digital Photography

After my brother got me hooked to photography last year, it seems that everything in my eye's view is a potential picture.  Although, I have always appreciated and paid attention to the smaller things in life (a delicate flower, a seemingly insignificant grasshopper or caterpillar enjoying its lunch under the warm rays of the sun, the distinctly different, yet harmonious sounds of chirping birds, the hypnotic beat of raindrops tapping my window...), I appreciate them even more.

When I first looked through the viewfinder of my Pentax K200D, everything I looked at was different; the perspective had completely changed.  I needed to adapt to this new way of seeing things.  It took me a good six months of experimenting and many hours of viewing fellow photographers on Flickr to understand what to focus on, how much to focus on and why I would focus on.  When I first began, I felt sloppy, awkward and very disoriented; not knowing what to photograph, what lens to use, how much to zoom in, etc.  I was really out of my element. 

My brother gave me a book on digital photography, written by Scott Kelby.  He told me I needed to read this book and that it would give me a good foundation to my new endeavor.  As far as I'm concerned, every beginner should read that book.  The author, an experienced and very renowned photographer himself, is down to earth and has the knack of simplifying what could easily become a complicated series of explanations.  He doesn't clutter the text unnecessarily with fancy words that obscure the sense of the very essence of what he's trying to say.  I found the exact book on Amazon.  Click on the Photo below to view more information about this wonderful book. He also has a box set which I think is a steal of a deal!