Photography 101 – Highlights

One photo, every day!  This was such an interesting exercise.  It’s one thing to point a click when I see something I like and want to record, but the challenge came in focusing on a specific theme every day.

Like “Swarm”.

When I read the assignment, the first thing that came to mind was, of course, bees…..or atleast some insects.  But this is November and all those guys are tucked away.  I certainly did not expect to find a “swarm” in an art gallery exhibit.  But, voila!  There it was.

And that is what I have taken from this workshop.  It’s all about keeping my eyes (and my mind) OPEN. 🙂

I’ve gathered a few of my favourite photos here, taken this month.  But I am very happy to report that I did manage to rise to the challenge every day….even the weekends. It was fun!

Thanks for coming along with me.

Triumph

“The difference between try and triumph is a little umph

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Not only does this surfer get “up” on his board, he does it on his head! As you can see, there was very little surf on this particular morning…..the other surfers are just floating around. I was impressed! Another small triumph here is that I had the presence of mind to catch get this shot. ;). Sun, waves, surfers……sigh.
I took this photo last February, on the beautiful island of Barbados.
Photo 101

Over the Edge

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“The Edge – there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” – Hunter S. Thompson

I took this photo in Toronto several weeks ago. Since I have a fear of heights, watching this window cleaner slide over the edge of the building was absolutely terrifying.

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Landscape

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Landscape – The easiest assignment, I thought; just point and shoot. Right? But that’s not how it played out. I started taking photos early this morning. But each time I looked again, the change in light had completely altered the scene. (Reference last weekend’s assignment) I’ve finally settled on this latest shot, taken in the late afternoon. I love this golden afternoon light! And how nice for those lovely clouds to show up as if on cue. I didn’t need to crop at all, but I did focus on keeping that horizon level.