Thursday, January 27, 2011

Renewing a Passion

My very first post!

I have always loved taking pictures for as long as I can remember!  I received a Minolta XG 1 SLR  for my 16th birthday (more than a few years ago)... it was AWESOME!  I had so much fun taking pictures... the worst part was waiting for the film to get developed!  They didn't have one hour photo labs back then and I couldn't stand the wait!  In todays digital age, I don't have to wait and I can see my image immediately... I LOVE it!  It makes photography that much more exciting to me!  I am a little rusty but I hope you will enjoy some of my favorites!
 
Pine Tree















I love the bursts of color in this photo!  You wouldn't even think it was the middle of winter!

Fungus

I took this photo on a cloudy day right after the rain had stopped.  The colors of the fungus were gorgeous!  I went back the next day when the sun was shining to capture another shot and the fungus was all dried up and white.  Glad I got this one when I did! 

Closeup of my pond's waterfall
Had fun trying to get this shot!  I was squatting on the edge of the pond and since I took several various shots of the waterfall my thighs were starting to cramp.  Getting up was difficult!  Made me realize I am no longer in my teens & twenties!  The things you don't even think about at that age!!!  I'm just thankful that I took this image BEFORE I decided to pressure wash the house yesterday...


Water Pump















This pump caught my eye as I was meandering around the property yesterday taking pictures.  It's a decorative piece in my garden.  My husband bought it at a flea market with the intention of hooking it up (or whatever it is you do with it!) if we ever dug a new well.  Needless to say, that hasn't happened yet, soooo.... I'm putting it to good use!

I hope you enjoyed my first post and a few of my first pictures!  I'm looking forward to improving my photos and this blog so any and all comments would be welcomed!

Gone Country

2 comments:

Debbie said...

Lovin' the new blog! Great title - better than what we were coming up with yesterday~~ LOL Way to go Suz!

Country Girl said...

Welcome to the world of blogging and thank you for your kind comment left on my blog.
I remember when I began, and the thrill of getting . . . a COMMENT! It just validates what you're attempting to do. Lovely photos, btw.
And my first camera was similar. It was an old Nikon F. Yeah, I think it was the F series. And I vaguely remember winding after every shot. And then waiting a week for the photos to come out.

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