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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.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Photography - An Art Form

I love art. My favourite artists are the Impressionists, particularly Monet. I wish I could paint like that but, alas, I was not gifted in that department. I can "see" art, but I can't seem to get it out on paper through drawing or painting.

Then I came up with a great idea...photography. I've always loved taking photos, so last year I finally gave in and bought myself a new digital camers - a Samsung Digimax 7.1 mexapixels. It's a very good camera for a beginner like myself so after using it for a while in the classroom, on holidays, and with family and friends, I've decided to start taking things seriously.

Yesterday, on my daily walk around the neighbourhood, I started noticing trees - the shapes and sizes of the trunks and branches along with the colours and textures. Standing under some of the gigantic trees and looking upward, I felt as though I could climb them and reach all the way to the heavens.

An idea was born. To honour my parents who have just been reunited, I will work on a series of photos of trees, photographed from below looking upward. Eventually, I'd really like to design cards with my photos on them.

Of the almost 40 images I captured today, I hope you enjoy looking at a few. I don't know why the first one won't enlarge when clicked on, but the others do, so give it a try.









9 comments:

kimber the wolfgrrrl said...

Lovely leafy pictures!

JR's Thumbprints said...

I like the third picture down. It would make a nice cover for a literary magazine.

geewits said...

You did a great job catching the light through the trees. And such variety! I'm so jealous. We are tree poor in my neck of Texas.

Josie said...

Leslie, those are beautiful. You did a great job. You do indeed have a great eye for photography.

jmb said...

Leslie, this is a great idea.
A new look for your blog as well.

Janice Thomson said...

These are wonderful Leslie! I love trees too and never tire of them. Like your new look here too!

Nancy said...

Leslie this is a great idea. You are a very creative lady and what beautiful colors you captured! Keep up the great work- you have found your talent!

Smalltown RN said...

I love fall and all the colours..you have captured them will in these photos...thank you...

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