Reading between the lines

Everything counts - fall 2017
Everything counts – Copyright Whym 2017

Reading between the lines, to me, does not mean seeking alternate motives between the obvious.  Here, in this photo, reading between the lines is having a chance to notice the beauty in every layer.  The leaves are nice, the trees are strong, but there are a million little motions and intentions at play in a single moment in time.  I have no idea what is behind each of these things, but I can stop, capture and lose myself in the loveliness of the everything.

Everything counts.  Everything.

 

Perspective – change the way you see the world

Fall 2017 Skies and Trees
Perfectly simple – Copyright Whym 2017

Can it get any better?  Sometimes if you just shift your perspective every so slightly, you end up not only seeing the lovely fall colours, but also the sky above.  It might not be as lovely as the trees, but without it, they could not exist and our eyes would not see the colours in the spectrum raining down from above.  🙂

Love life.  That’s all that really counts in the end.

The colours fade

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Copyright – Whym 2017 All Rights Reserved

There’s such a beautiful array of colours around here in the fall but it is always such a fleeting thing.  There are usually three or four good weekends between

*Everything is still green with only a little splash of colour showing through* to *everything is dead and/or covered in snow* in a matter of days.

The snow IS beautiful to photograph and being out of the city allows for many nice shots of snow piled atop leaves and branches that haven’t been disturbed by humans.  Ice storms are, although terrifying and dangerous, spectacular when a chance to capture an entire everything encased in glass/ice comes along, but, everything considered, winter is really just a lot of white balancing with the camera and dead looking trees.  There’s still a ton of beauty out there though – it just takes a bit of patience and some warm boots to find.  🙂

A day off, a drive and a whole lot of peace

Obviously, one of my favourite things to do with my time off (when I can manage to stay away and upright despite to the medical issues that cause issues with both of those things!) is wander and shoot photos.  These shoots are for no one, go nowhere and generally just sit in my online photo albums for the rest of time, until I maybe need a shot I remember to print for a friend who liked it or needs a cheer up.  I’ve started making my photos into little note cards, where the photo prints on one side of the card stock and then I can fold it and write something nice inside.  Makes for a super quick and personally created thank you or pick me up.

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Most times I wander on foot through areas close to me, as I’m lucky to live in a countryside setting that is only a few miles from a large city.   I have pretty much everything close to me that I would want to shoot:  Farms, barns, decrepit old buildings, falling apart with neglect, city-scapes, street art, modern and very old buildings, animals, trees and rivers and prey birds in flight everywhere, hunting for food along rocky-tree lined cliffs boarding some of the Great Lakes around me.  (Four of which I can get to without much travel).

On Friday, my hubs had the day off so I took it off as well and we drove around like we used to do long before we had children and adulthood took over.  I managed some lovely shots on our trip.  I’m going to post them here – little back stories included.  🙂

Stay tuned….

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Spring beaches 

We went to the beach yesterday as it was a clear, sunny spring day and there is nothing that calls to me and my heart like bodies of water.  I spent hours….days…of my childhood and teenaged years staring out into the lakes that surround me, watching the endless motion and pull of the tides.  I found much happiness yesterday, in those memories and present moments both.