southern Ontario, Canada
photography, horse racing, sailing, gardening
Some of us look at photography as a way to express feelings within the deepest part of ourselves. It's an outlet for all of our creative Ideas and for some it's the only way to show the world who we really are.
I am back after more than a year. In that time I had a death threatening experience and after my long recovery I decided that I would live life as if every day would be the last one. When the opportunity to go to Africa literally fell in my lap I took it up immediately., and I will try, in my pictures for the next little while to share some of what I experienced .
April 7 at 7:59AM
donkeyoatey : What a great rip you had..I envy you!
April 7 at 12:52PM
butterfly77 : Thank you my friend. it was indeed one of he greatest trips I have ever experienced.
April 7 at 1:22PM
donkeyoatey : Umm..I meant..trip! LOL!
April 7 at 7:58PM
wallyroberts : Welcome back and I am looking forward to seeing some great photographs.
April 27 at 11:11AM
butterfly77 : Thanks you Wally. I'm sorry I didn't back to you sooner, but I forget about this part. I love your work too and always await the next one with anticipation.
May 2 at 9:16AM
I want to thank each and every one of you who voted for my picture "I Wish I Had Some Money" in the contest 'Expressions". The feedback on it was tremendous. I'm flabergasted and humbled to see so many votes of confidence. Thank you ond all once again.
January 21 at 8:51AM
has always been interested in photography ever since she got her first brownie when she was a child.
When her children were growing up, she became the school photographer as a way of staying involved in what they were doing.
After they were grown and had left home, she took a two year course in photography at Sheridan College.
Shortly after that, she met her late husband who was a newsman and who was also politically involved. He initiated her into that side of photography where you had to be up front and usually had only time for one shot, so it had to be good and represent the figure. He had some of his cronies mentor her.
It had it's good moments and bad moments. She had to do photo shoots late into the night and then have contact sheets ready for the powers that be early the next day. That meant spending many late hours in the darkroom after the shoot grinding out the same kind of shots.
On the good side, she was asked to be the official photographer for Sophia Loren when she came to Canada to promote her first book.
These next few years left no room for creativity, but she gained a lot of experience.
She had to have back surgery in the early eighties and that put an end to the lugging around of heavy bags of equipment and the standing for hours in one place in the darkroom. She put away her Pentaxes and Minoltas and all her lenses for a few years except for one small Pentax and a 28-80 lens. This was light enough for her to carry with with her and she went back to just shooting what caught her eye.
With the advent of digital cameras, She switched to Olympus, which she found light and very versatile. She is now on her 3rd one, a 55OUZ. It is an older model, but she finds it suits her needs, has a built-in long lens and she can manipulate it to all the manual or automatic settings she needs.
She is interested in shooting everything from nature, landscapes, portraits, whatever.
She is interested in life and all it brings.
She sees by her join date that she must have joined quite some time in the past but did nothing about it, and so is starting again, and hopes to post a few pictures a week and get to meet some of you fabulous people and your work.
She salutes you all and your wonderful work.
January 4 at 3:59PM
4 I AM : I really enjoyed reading your story. You'd make a good nature photographer as many times you only have a second or two or three to get your shot. Be Blessed!
January 30 at 6:30PM
butterfly77 : Why thank you for that. I appreciate it very much.
I like to shoot anything that catches my fancy at that particular time.
January 30 at 10:54PM
dodgement : I agree what you said to Jandaly, She seldom replies,I have never had a review from her, She just pours bucks into far and buys her way for a worthless gong.
February 22 at 5:52PM
butterfly77 : Guess what I got tonight. 4 replies and thank yous for my 'great reviews'. also a lengthy explanation as to why she never has time to thank everybody.
February 22 at 10:30PM
butterfly77 : last night I received 33 thanks yous, all the same, from the above which included all the others she had already thanked me for. All the same message over and over. She had to just copy one sentence.
March 10 at 7:42AM
butterfly77 : This morning I received another message from a friend who is becoming a great photographer, and who had the courage to tell a lot of these reviewers who slam a picture just because they feel thym have to find fault with every picture and give a bad rating. I say good for her. Others take the time to really look at your work and read the notes that tell what you ae trying to convey, and give some valuable critiques. To them I say a very loud thank you for your time and effort. I stand in awe of some of you and really appreciate your helpful comments. To the others I say learn a bit about photography and read the notes about how to critiqe a piece properly.
March 10 at 7:55AM