Category: Photography


As we approached three young ladies, the one was photographing another, so I grabbed a shot of the photographer, and the sweet smile of the other lady!

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness!” William Arthur Ward

My mother taught me many things, including a lack of inhibition which helps capture photos of strangers, like this one! Thanks, Mom!!

Niagara Falls!

I am sitting on the left, likely looking at a bird! Of course, we weren’t invited to be in this photo! Bengalis love to take photos of their family with foreigners!

First Photo With My New Camera

I decided it was time to take the first photo with my new camera, the Sony Alpha 6000. Of course if you read yesterday’s post you would already know that I had a new camera! 🙂 I haven’t found the setting yet for Raw format, etc. and this was taken on the Auto setting. It also shows the place I like to be on stormy, snowy days like we had last weekend! Nothing quite like a choice of two rocking chairs in front of a warm fire!

A Furry Distraction

I entered this Amish home basement, and a lady was doing the laundry. I almost took a photo with my phone, but instead raced to my vehicle, got my camera, and by the time I returned the lady was finished. The Laundry was not going through the wringer, anymore, but there were still some suds in the other tub. A missed opportunity. Another morning, I was driving down the road with some taxi customers, so I decided not to stop and photograph the scene in the neighboring field! It was a team of six horses pulling a corn picker that was harvesting the corn field. As I have been pondering this subject for weeks, I now forget what the other missed opportunity that happened that day!

I trust that in the coming year neither you/nor I will have too many missed opportunities, whether a photo, or encounters with family or friends!

I am almost certain the washing machine in the photo is an old Maytag which is a standard in many Amish homes!

My first Christmas morning taxi customer, as we were passing this eagle, wondered if I had ever seen it! I said no, pressed the red button for my hazard lights, and backed down the road, till I could get a good view of the bald eagle. I got out and grabbed a quick shot before going down the road. A nice gift by a thoughtful passenger, and we still arrived at our first destination two minutes ahead of schedule! In the coming year, let’s be alert to times when we can give gifts to others, even in simple ways, such as pointing out this regal bird to an avid bird photographer! Happy Holidays

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Sorry, the bird photos have to wait!

Peek-a-boo

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