My quest to become one with my camera.

My quest to become at one with my camera.

Welcome. This is my quest to go from clueless to not so clueless when it comes to photography. I will no longer use the Auto Mode (unless under extreme duress!) Please feel free to comment on my attempts as I need all the help I can get!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall

Fall hasn’t quite hit our city yet so this is my perspective on this week’s challenge.


First day of Fall

The Weekly Photo Challenge has just been announced as “Fall” .  I suppose it’s appropriate since today is the first day of fall except that it’s 29 degrees here and the leaves have not yet changed into the beautiful fall colours.  Normally this would be a fairly easy challenge but I may have to be creative with one!

Brick House HDR

I took this picture of a beautiful historic home in our neighbourhood last night just before sunset. You can see the setting sun in the upper windows and I thought it would be a good image to practice HDR.  Although it was taken without a tripod, I don’t think it came out too badly. I would love some feedback positive or negative 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Faces

This week’s challenge is “Faces”. I don’t photograph people very often so I’m submitting a photo of the 2 faces that make us smile!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

The bottom of an elephant’s foot has a vey interesting texture

Weekly Photo Challenge: Path2

Yesterday we took a day trip to Waterton Lakes National Park. It’s the last official long weekend of summer so we wanted to make the most of the weather as it was a beautiful day and 27 degrees.  It’s a great place to hike so we decided to hike up to Bertha Falls and then down to Bertha Lake. It was exhausting in the heat but it’s so beautiful there that its well worth it.