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Photography is my newest hobby. I picked it up last spring and have been dabbling in it ever since. January isn’t the best month for spending a lot of time outdoors taking pictures in Ontario, so I’ll share a few pictures I snapped last year when the weather was warmer.
This was a piece of environmental art I discovered at a local park last autumn. It was absolutely gorgeous! I only wish I knew who made it so I could credit them and thank them for creating it.
I liked the way this path provided a natural focal point for my photograph. The next time I shoot it, I’ll play around with how I frame the shot some more.
Toronto is filled with street art. Some of it is commissioned by the city, and other pieces just seem to randomly spring up. I think this might have been a commissioned piece. Either way, I like it.
I LOVE photography! I’ve been doing it since I was about 11 years old, but I don’t have a good camera anymore, and I miss it.
These photos are gorgeous, you have a real eye for it.
Ash @ JennReneeRead
What a nice compliment. Thank you for it.
Have you ever blogged about previous pictures you’ve taken? I’d sure like to see them.
All of the headers on our blog were taken by me, but you can also see some of my photography here: https://www.deviantart.com/skysofdreams/gallery
Lovely 🙂 The first one reminds me of something a character in a fairy land (or somewhere like that) might encounter. I started dabbling in photography a couple of years ago, and I’ve recently started trying to get back to it and work on improving.
Thanks! Yeah, that piece of art was amazing. I could have sat and looked at it all day.
Do you have any photos of your work online anywhere?
My kid is an artist and is taking a photography class this semester. It’s funny how I’ll take a picture of something and think, wow this looks so amazing! And then SHE takes one with her artist’s eye and it looks a million times better and more interesting. I hope you enjoy growing as a photographer. Post pix here! We’ll want to watch as you grow. 🙂
I will do that for sure.
And it’s very cool that your daughter is a photographer, too.
I love taking pictures and have framed several I’ve taken. I’m also taking pictures now with an eye towards painting them. The ones on my post are all scenes I’ve done in Paint and Sip parties…. they are fun! Thanks for coming by.
You’re welcome. I hope you will paint some of the photos you’ve taken! What a fun idea.
Photography has always been a mystery to me, but I use a very outdated phone that doesn’t take photos well. I have a new one on the way so I’ll have to find a new excuse for my terrible photos! Haha!
I think it’s a fabulous hobby to explore and I love the photos you’ve shared here.
Thank you very much. I hope your new phone is everything you’ve dreamed it would be!
Very nice! And this is a great hobby, too. My husband loved to take photos and so does my younger girl. Looks like it’s in the DNA. LOL
Thanks a lot! I didn’t know your husband was a photographer or that your daughter is still into it. Neat.
Nice shots! I played around with photography a bit when I was younger, but it’s been a long time since I really did anything with it.
Thank you. Do you think you’ll ever get back into photography?
I wish I was better with photography. It either works or it doesn’t for me. Good luck!
Thanks a lot. 🙂
I’ve always liked when “ugly things” are made beautiful. We need hydro boxes and poles and that sort of thing, but why not make them nice to look at? I’ve seen cities who have each one as differently decorated, and some that have a leaf pattern on them to help them blend in. I think both ideas are great and just help make everything a little happier.
I totally agree with you there!
My father was a photographer and had a dark room. Even set one up in his middle school classroom and sponsored the school club. I learned to appreciate great photography and inherited a lot of his pictures. My mother burned all his nudes, shucks. I’ve stuck to taking family pictures. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/01/wednesday-challenge-012220.html
Lovely photos, Lydia.
Photography is a wonderful hobby, and so much more accessible now thanks to digital cameras. We can take as many piccies as we like to get things right. When my other half expressed an interest I bought him a book called “Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs by Henry Carroll”. It’s really good.
Great photos! My husband is a photographer, I love looking at photos of where you’ve been, what you’ve done and when. They can tell such a wonderful story. Great Hobby. Here’s mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/lsrs-wednesdays-blog-challenge-1-20-2020-new-hobby-drones/
Such beautiful shots! I love to take pictures too. Mine aren’t nearly as nice. Thanks for sharing! I joined the challenge today!
Welcome to the Wednesday Weekly Blog Challenge! I’m glad you signed up. Thank you for your kind words.
How fun! And what gorgeous shots!
I love the environmental art one… a LOT! Do you post your photos on Instagram?
Aww, thanks. I do have an instagram account (TorontoLydia), but I don’t post on it very often. Maybe that should change?!
Photography is so fun! I used to love taking pictures and capturing beauty. What an awesome new hobby!
Thanks a lot. Do you think you’ll get back into photography?
A friend of mine has gotten into photography in recent years in a big way. She now does year long challenges (not unlike LASR’s blog challenge) trying to capture a specific image or effect. Her shots have become spectacular. The highlight of my day is seeing her new shots. Good luck to you with your photography. It’s a fabulous hobby.
That is so cool! Good for her. And thanks.
I do just enough photography *not* to want to do it as a hobby, but I have to say you’ve gathered some lovely pictures there (and my own misgivings aside, it’s perfectly enjoyable and interesting pastime with sometimes lovely results, with the additional bonus that it can be as simple or as complex as you care to make it). Here’s to trying new things!
Ha, too funny! Cheers.
Those are lovely, especially the first one.
Thank you very much.
Someone went to a lot of effort to separate all those leaves into colours. How fun that you got a photo of it!
Yes, they sure did. I feel very lucky to have found it when I did.