Friday, June 29, 2012

Photo Friday


I am not a photographer.

Occassionally, though, I really like the shots I manage to get. Occassionally, I wonder what I could accomplish if I upgraded my camera, took a course, set out to deliberately learn and improve my skills.

Who am I kidding? I don't have time for that.

I do, however, want to take more photos, photos that have no purpose beyond simply being pretty or thought provoking or calming, or exciting, or... you get the idea. Since Fridays are quiet around here, and since it's the summer, I think it's a good time to share some of those photos, to get me taking more, to receive a little criticism or a little affirmation. So, for every Friday from now until the end of August, expect to see something pretty here. And poke me if there's nothing.

Because I'm not one for being wordless (Wordless Wednesday? Ha!), each photo will be accompanied by a blurb. Something like this:

This photo was taken at Bon Echo. This flower seemed odd, the only one of its kind growing on the edge of the beach. My group was moving away, down the trail off the beach, so I didn't have a lot of time to set my camera's exposure and aperture. It was a quick moment, but somehow, I managed to get the colours just right, brilliant in the centre, pale, almost washed out at the ends of the leaves. This shot could use a little cropping perhaps, to clean up the left edge where a stalk of grass has poked up to close to the focus.

Does anyone know what kind of flower this is?

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