Finally, it is spring. Although this picture is cheating a little, because I took it two years ago. The flower, which decorates the border of my flower bed in the back yard has not bloomed yet. But it will. And when it does, it will look like this.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to Niagara-on-the-Lake. It's such a beautiful little town, full of history. And it's full of beautiful views. On that afternoon, we walked by the water, and were able to see the Toronto skyline across the lake. There was a man set up to take pictures who had his camera attached to a telescope, which was set up on a tripod. Now, that's serious hardware. I only had an 80mm lens, so while I did get a fairly nice view, it was nothing to write home about.
As always, though, my eye is drawn to the close up. I love to see beautiful vistas, but my eye is inevitably drawn to the little things.
It has been a long time since I've taken many pictures. I miss it, but theological studies is my focus right now, and I will return to pictures when I can.
I bought an 80mm lens last fall and have not used it much. Since learning to take pictures, I've used a zoom lens which gives me more flexibility. Using an 80mm lens where I have only one focal range has its advantages, but it's been a learning process to know what kind of things the lens likes to photograph. This morning I saw this in my backyard.
School is almost out, and I am looking forward to getting my camera out again. It's been so long since I had time for photos. Every week, when I drive to school in the early morning, I pass by so many beautiful pictures opportunities, but I must keep driving.
At the end of the month, I'm off to Saskatchewan. Here is a picture from west of Regina airport which I took in 2013.