Snowfall Adventures

Toronto was greeted with generous snowfalls today, which made the outdoors too beautiful to resist. I grabbed my camera and headed out the door. My escapade quickly turned into a sweet photographic expedition with my buddy Dimos, who decided to tag along and show me around Riverdale.

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We came upon a wall in Withrow park that was exhibiting a thought that often crosses my mind.

Though this is a difficult question to face, I constantly use it to assess my present situation and to motivate myself in moving forward. If at some point in my life I answer no, I like to see it as challenge instead of a failure. I like to treat it as an adventure back to yes. It’s the best way to progress.

Are you happy?

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39 thoughts on “Snowfall Adventures

  1. yes I am… Specially when I read your articles…… Joy to a granma’s heart! I love you so much….. Please take good care of you!
    Bisous xxx

  2. Love that picture :D I’m not happy but i’m working at it, My “therapy” for the moment is listen to Pharell Williams and his song Happy!

    • Sounds like a good idea! I learned in a Psych class once that blogging has also been found to happiness, so youre definitely on the right track! I like the song Blue Skies by Noah and the Whale when I’m feeling low :)

  3. Yes, I am very happy living in the south of France – read how I got here in my book, “Solitary Desire – One Woman’s Journey to France”. Merci, too, for visiting my blog.

  4. your photographs are superb. may I ask what type of camera you use to capture such interesting and beautiful moments?

    I also enjoy your blog! thanks for the follow which lead me to your page
    - wander on, Courtney

    • Hey! Thanks for the comment! When it comes to taking good pictures, I am a strong believer that the type of camera is rarely the issue. It is all about the photographer, and how much time he/she invests in understanding lighting, and being able to manipulate his/her own equipment manually. It is also equally important to gain skills in post-processing and retouching. It really makes all the difference. I like using Photoshop CS6 to manipulate the light in my photos. (The slight offset is probably what you like about these pictures and the ones of the Bird Sanctuary) Lightroom is also good when you have a huge chunk of pictures to edit! There are lots of great photography and post processing courses on http://www.lynda.com, and I also love http://www.froknowsphoto.com. Fro is awesome to listen to and he has a lot of great feedback regarding different equipment! Basically, taking great photos is all about investing A LOT of time to learn, and to constantly add to your knowledge base and stay on top of post-processing trends (e.g. offset images are “in” right now)! If you would still like to know, my camera is the Nikon D5000 (Not even classified as a pro camera, but more as a high end amateur camera) and it is usually mounted with a Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D lens that was given to me by dear family friends. I absolutely love that lens but it took a bit of getting used to, since the auto-focus doesn’t work when mounted to that specific camera. For the Bird Sanctuary pictures, I used the kit lens.
      Feel free to ask me more questions as I love talking about photography!
      Thanks xx
      Em

      • Thank you so much for the in-depth reply. I enjoy when others talk about things they are passionate about, it’s quite intriguing. I do like the style of your photographs, they leave an air of wonder and amazement, which is why I was wondering the camera type as I am currently in the process of going back to camera roots and teaching myself analog. So I find interest in others photography. Thanks for recommending Fro. I will be certain to research there.

        You have an interesting eye for capturing and patience that shows through your photographs. Thank you for the response!
        Court

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