One Observing

A Curious Person's Photographic Notebook

Winter Walk

Winter Walk

Winter comes early and stays long here. This is not pleasing. I am not a snow person. Once, I believed I had escaped from this winter cold place, but life, being the trickster that it is, has sent me back.

Nonetheless, snow and cold do not stop me from walking. I am a walker. And on this morning, my only companions are my cosy, comforting parka, the satisfying, squeaky crunch of my boots upon the snow, and the refreshing, clean air. In this small moment, I am at peace.

Best Wishes

A Wedding Bouquet

Congratulations to L & K!

May you have many years of happiness.


Three Red Bars

Entry with secret code only

On Learning Photography

Blooms Alit

The word photography originates from two Greek roots:
photos meaning light and
graphos meaning drawing or writing.

With the intent to improve my photographic skills and grasp the fundamentals of capturing light, that is, aperture and shutter speed, I recently acquired a manual film SLR camera, a Pentax K1000. I am enjoying the camera’s classic design and fully manual operation. I am not enjoying the disgraceful cost of developing film or my dismal results. From four rolls of film, 24 exposures each, I have little to show. Nevertheless, I am undeterred. My film experiments will continue.

Today’s exposure records the light of one moment that struck me. The afternoon sun was illuminating these past-prime lilies growing beside a shadowed building. The enlivened blooms, in turn, transmitted light as though they were suns.

Azure Blue and Burnished Gold

Burnished gold frieze against azure blue

Azure Blue and Burnished Gold Leaves

Autumn Colours and Patterns

In celebration of the change of season . . . . .

Autumn Colour & Pattern

Autumn Trail

Autumn Ground Cover

Autumn Mosaic

Red Leaves, Red Leaves

Tree of Life

Black-spotted Red Leaves


Foretelling Autumn Hues

On a subdued, grey morning, the vibrant hues of this lone flower, survivor of a thundering hailstorm the evening before, seem incongruous. Though out of sync with the mood of the day, the flower’s saturated red, orange and yellow tones foretell the coming autumn palette.


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