Tuesday, June 22, 2010

OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE (in the photo department)

I will admit that I am bit of a girly girl... I love the softness of the colours of lavenders, blues, soft roses, mossy greens, creams and whites and I get off on beautiful English gardens. Something about English gardens invoke these wonderful memories of my grandmother's neighbour, Mrs. Bowles, who let me wander thru her lovely garden as a child and spend hours sitting with her on her porch swing.  Since then, I have found that English gardens really do rock my world. And so I spend a great deal of time driving out and about for that perfect picture of an English rose draping over some aged structure, or that lovely grouping of peonies with their heads so heavy that they are gracefully falling to the earth for some much needed respite.  But this past weekend, I forced myself to walk away from the soft centre of a lovely petaled fleur and find some thing else worthy enough for my camera's lens, and while I would be the first to admit that I am no photographer (I prefer the title "picture taker"), I think that I did not do too badly in my first attempt to break free from cottage comfortable.  So here is my interpretation of the study of brown:

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Until Next Time.
Smooches Pooches


  1. Wow, a study of brown in June, you've captured it beautifully! I can't get over the quail, what a great picture, how close were you?

  2. I was very far away... new macro camera! It helps immensely!

  3. Wow! Wonderful browns! Love the Quail. They are beautiful birds.

  4. Love your "brown" earth tones! Great macro shots too! Nice photos you have shared. Enjoy your camera!

    Outdoor Wednesday

  5. i love the pic of Fairbridge church ohhhhhhh those were the good old days thanks for sharing them with us

  6. I LOVE love LOVE the photo of what I assume to be a fountain..the woman with the vase/jug on her shoulder. LOVE IT! Love it! Did I mention I Love it!!!!

  7. You did real good venturing out of your comfort zone! These shots are great. The quail/bob white is excellent! Loved visiting your Outdoor Wednesday!

  8. Wonderful photos. The statue and the three pots lined up really spoke to me. You should step out of your comfort zone more often ♥ these pictures were great!
    Jane T.

  9. Brown is one of my favorite colors. So that means I truly enjoyed everything you featured today.

  10. Love the browns especially the houses that you've captured with your camera lens! Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!


  11. very beautiful photos. i love the birds shots.

    Thanks for dropping by.
    Happy Wednesday

  12. Gorgeous! I am looking forward to capturing photos of the yellow finches that visit my MIL's feeders. Unfortunately, I keep forgetting to leave the dogs behind. They are a bit of an obstacle.

    Great job!

    Becky K
    Hospitality Lane

  13. Beautiful photos.

    Thanks for visiting my blog... come back sometimes.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!!

  14. Well, for someone who stepped out of her photo comfort zone, you did a fabulous job! I love the bird shots! ~ Tracy

  15. Wonderful...the browns are great! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Your photos are great! Love the quail especially.


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