"Depression is connected with the past, anxiety latches on to the future, but holding a camera — being alert to the world around us — is the antidote to all that. Photography helps keep one in the present." (Quote by Karen Molson)
I recently visited some friends who live in Eastern Ontario, and whenever I visit, I try to make a point of dropping by an abandoned farm that is close by their home. This time, when I visited the farm, the only camera I had was my iPhone and given that the best camera in the world is the one in your hand, I decided to use it to capture some photos of the farm buildings and surrounding landscape. Adobe makes a version of Photoshop for the iPhone and iPad, and I used that software on my iPhone to edit and “dramatize” the photos on my iPhone.
I wake up at 5:00 am in the dark, go without my breakfast and coffee, and then drive on unfamiliar back country roads in the dark. All this to reach the rapids on the Mississippi River near Blakeney, Ontario. I have never been there before, but I heard that it is quite pretty and I wanted to catch the sunrise.
So, was it worth it? Yea, I think so! What do you think?
Do you remember returning to school every September and one of your first assignments was to write an essay on what you did during the summer? If only they had digital cameras back then – I could have shown my teacher what I did during the summer!
I typically carry my camera around with me and during this past summer I have captured some photos that I felt were worth keeping. These were photos taken while visiting friends, boating, riding my motorbike around the countryside, going kayaking, visiting nature areas, going for walks … in other words, many of the things I did this summer. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed visiting these places and taking the photos.
I visited Iceland from June 2nd to the 17th, and upon my return I created a blog post of the iPhone photos that I captured while there. Since then, I have had a chance to go through the photos from my Nikon DSLR camera. The photos in this blog post are a few of the Nikon ones that I enjoy the most. I have taken these photos, and a few others, and published them in a photo book, and if you are interested seeing a preview of the book you can click here. The photos in this post, plus many others, are included in the hard cover book for your viewing pleasure.