September 11, 2005

Photography has always been a passion of mine, but one I know very little about. I take literally thousands of shots, where ever I go and am highly critical of the results. Ms Thang has probably had about 4,000 pictures taken and she now just rolls her eyes at the site of my camera. I'm sure Little Dude will learn to do the same but at the moment , he is just a big ham.

My cousin was an award-winning photographer, and her work was breathtaking. I always envied that. When she passed on, I inherited her camera and accessories, but they sit in a closet as I'm too intimidated to even begin to try an SLR. So I work with my 7.0MP digital camera and it does most of what I want to do, although I know there is much much more.

I decided to bite the bullet and signed up for a photography course starting September 27. It's not a long course, but includes 2 outdoor field trips and a little trainer on Photoshop. In my wildest dreams, I would love to be a professional but I know the competition is extremely fierce and well, I have no illusions I am just one of many. But it's something I enjoy deeply, all the same.

The pictures below are some of my favourites over the years:

Tall Ship Festival, Steveston BC 2003

Sunrise in Avignon, France 1997

Wild zebras, Pilanesburg, South Africa 1998 (Up until this point, I would never have believed zebras could really be camoflauged!)

Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver - 2003 from a Cessna

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A patriotic Canadian full of visions of a better Canada, random thoughts and a lot of hot air. Who am I? A struggling writer and photographer, who looks forward to a better Canada. I read. A lot. I learn. A lot. I push myself. A lot. The world is a small place, and getting smaller every day. I'm proud to have friends in every corner of the earth, and abide by the old adage that there are no strangers, only friends we haven't met yet.
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