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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Speaking of Eyes

I can't believe it! I just checked the Telus Photo Contest and my photograph of a street artist in Florence tied for 8th place! I'd never entered a contest like this before so I entered two photographs. I really thought my other entry was a better picture, but it did not receive one vote. The next photos I entered were of the fountains in Lerici and sunset over the Isle of Capri. Your thoughts on these would be appreciated. (The theme was "Water.") People are now voting on the "water" photos. If you'd like to vote, you must register at http://photos.globetrotter.net/inscription_1.asp?lang=en

Right now, the theme is "Bridges," so I entered this one just today. I took it one sunny autumn day when friends took me on my first geocaching hunt. I remember thinking "What a beautiful scene. I must take a quick shot." Maybe I'll go wandering and take more photos since I feel like a winner right now. I've always wanted to get into photography and maybe - just maybe - I have an eye for it. (I have been told that I do.)


Jo said...

Omigosh, I can't believe the link opened... phew.

Gorgeous pictures. I like the one at the top the best. Is that the one that came in 8th? Good choice. The one at the bottom reminds me of Stanley Park, doesn't it you?

You should post some more of your photos of Italy on your blog. I think people would LOVE to see them.


Leslie: said...

It's slow to open for me, too. Do you think we should switch to Beta? I'll have to look into it. Thx re photos. Okay, I'll post more from Italy. The bridge under the willow trees was in England and it was such a gorgeous day that day. We went on my first geo-cache hunt. Must now buy a GPS system 'cuz it was so much fun.

smenita = some men are into amore. ;D

Jo said...

Okay, I am able to open the comments link from my computer at work, but I have my doubts about my crappy old home computer, until Thursday... yaay.



ivan said...

Remarkable photos.

You have an eye.


EA Monroe said...

Yes, I love your photos, Leslie, especially the street artist!

Well, when you all switch to Beta let me know!

I'm off to vote on your photos!

Jo said...

Leslie, I was able to log on and comment. Thursday, I switch to Beta. I think Ivan and Liz should as well.

Now I'm going to vote for your photos.


Anonymous said...


You do have an 'eye'. Thank you for sharing! I would love to see more photos of Italy. It is such a dreamy country, isn't it?


Leslie: said...

Gee, thanks everyone. I guess blogger did want everyone to switch over. Everything seems to be working just fine now! I will try to post some more of my favourite Italy photos.

Marie-Hélène Raletz said...

Bonjour Leslie,
Italy is such a picturesque country, with fantastic light & colours. Your pictures remind me a lot of Provence, where I was living until 2 years ago.
I love this picture of Erice.
Bellissime le fotografie!

Marie-Hélène Raletz said...

I've just realised I meant this comment for your latest post :)

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