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I was initiated into the world of f. stops and shutter speeds at an early age by my father when he gave me my first camera. Until I was in Kindergarten, he developed and printed his own photos, but at that time he began using that relatively new photographic product Kodachrome because he loved the rich colour it gave, even though he disliked losing the control he had enjoyed in the darkroom. I supposed I received an informal photographic education as I watched him carefully frame his shots, and, for example, photograph tulips with the sunlight coming through them because the colour was more intense that way. ---------- In 1957 I began to use slide film, too, and a year later I received an amazing gift from a family friend: a trip to Europe, upon the occasion of my university graduation. In Germany I bought my first SLR (a Contaflex) at a time when they were fairly new on the popular market. Also on that trip, one of my travel companions gave a not entirely welcome boost to my informal photographic education: frequently when I raised my viewfinder to my eye, he would say disdainfully, "You aren't going to take a picture of THAT, are you?" Sometimes I did and sometimes I didn't, but his implied criticism raised my photographic consciousness. I realize now that I had assumed that an amateur photographer should record every sight of interest or significance whether or not this produced a good image. His comments started me along the long road of discerning what my photography was all about. Gradually over the decades I became less a reporter and more a seeker of images. ---------- At first I resisted digital photography because of my loyalty to the colours of slide film, but in 2004 I got my first digital camera. I was a quick convert to the editing that it made possible: now I could have colour AND control! ---------- Although my photographic interest and activity has gone back many decades, it was always only a minor theme in my life story. Born and educated in the United States, I moved to Canada when I married a Canadian. I have taught religious studies in colleges in the USA and Canada, worked in a church archives, and written articles and books mainly in the area of women and the church. I am now writing a biography of an interesting, feisty woman! But my husband's retirement has enabled us to travel a great deal in recent years, and this has given a great boost to my photographic interest and activity. ---------- I'm sorry this is so long. Thank you if you persisted!

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Beautiful warm and deep light, nice depht! L+F

Friendly, Peter

Thank you for the L&F, JAK. I was born and raised in Port Royal, South Carolina and moved here almost 9 years ago. I moved to the area and look out of my window on a daily basis and see Lake Superior and occasionally listen to the Gordon Lightfoot song "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." Seeing the storms from shore, I can really appreciate the life of a sailor on the big lakes.

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Best wishes, LudMila

Beautiful landscape, colours and cloudes! Best wishes, Miriam

SENSACIONAL!!!!!!!. Donde esté la bella y madre NATURALEZA... Hermoso trabajo amigo Anand. LIKE+FV. Un GRAN saludo desde Barcelona. FELIZ FIN DE SEMANA!!!!!!!. Ángeles

Steve. D .. NO VIEWS… Thanks for the link Steve and I suspect that there are not many that you haven't climbed :~) ~ All the best ~ nick

This is also a very beautiful image, Marilyn! It looks just like a postcard and it's sure worth being viewed in full screen to see all the details and different styles of architecture! I've never visited Prague either but hopefully I will, some day, since it isn't that far....!:) All the best, Anne

Excellent night shot of the beautiful Hungarian Parliament building, dear Marilyn! You did a great job! Hope you are doing just fine without being affected by blizzards or other nasty weather phenomena! Best wishes sent your way, Anne

PS: YSL!

Many thanks for visiting my nutria, Marilyn! I'm glad you like this shot! It was the first time I saw one from such a shot distance! He/she was not shy at all! I revisited your nutrias, they are indeed not easy to detect but it's a great capture and already among my faves!:) Sorry for taking so long to react and best wishes, Anne

Merci beaucoup pour la visite et gentil commentaire, crvzr! Enchantée que cette photo vous plaise! Amicalement, Anne

Absolutely great !!! - Marvelous photo !!! Hello from Athens


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