Learning curve

As I have started spending more time with my camera the last couple of weeks, forced (willingly) into it through the work of photography class assignments, I am gradually learning more about what this little piece of technology can do – but more importantly, how much is incumbent on the hands and eyes causing that piece of technology to function. It’s hard work, but work that I hope will be worth it in the end.

Each week we are tasked with picking 2-3 photos to submit for our exercises, but it’s just plain hard to narrow it down, as it turns out – despite the fact that I think I am taking a lot of mediocre photos, heh. This past week took me out and about in the city as well as to a party chez Anne and her husband Dan, with many cheerful knitting folks and other geeks and friendly folks. Knitters and their many, many intersecting worlds are pretty great.

These are some of my favourite snaps from the last week. I continue to knit things, write things, photograph things, read things, and have many things in the wings to show you in the coming month. I hope your week has started out well today – and if it hasn’t then, well, I hope you have a refreshing beverage and an even better Tuesday ahead!




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I hope that you too are knitting things, photographing things, reading things, and getting ideas about things. Until next time, knitting friends!




  1. I think the pile of shoes is my favorite picture. I’m not sure why…maybe because that’s what our back door area always looks like this time of year!

  2. I want to take a photography class this year, my camera and I are close acquaintances but I would like it better if we were very good friends.

  3. Pursuant to your first point, possibly one of the most important lessons I learned from photography classes in j-school was to make sure that you actually look at what you’re seeing. It is astounding the things your brain filters out but that become blindingly obvious in picture form (things like telephone poles growing out of people’s heads, or power lines ruining otherwise stunning pictures).

    I love your magazine photo, although I’m pretty sure that the mags section at my Chapters has *never* looked that tidy.

  4. I really like the shot of the fountain, and the baby and the shoes. you are doing very well!

  5. Gwendolyn · ·

    I really love the “closed” photo

  6. christine m. east of toronto · ·

    hi there! i think the “closed” sign is my fave, artistically. but i have to go with “babe in arms” as favourite subject matter and composition. can you remind me where you are taking the photo class? i have always loved taking pics and digital makes me love it even more!

  7. I didn’t have the best day but the sentiments in your post made me smile! Thanks! And I love your photos too!

  8. I love the “closed” sign as well. It makes me want to look inside to see what I’m missing!

  9. I’m having to buy a new camera as mine has gone caput. I could take awesome pictures with it. I am using the “hubs” camera presently. It is suppose to be smart camera. It takes horrible pictures. I miss my camera.

  10. I was just thinking that I needed to dust off my camera and take some pictures. The old farmhouse where my great-grandparents lived will soon be torn down, if it desn’t fall down first. No one has lived there for years.

    On the knitting side of things, I’ve cast on several times for an afghan, which will be my daughter’s birthday gift. Someting has displeased me each time — a funky stitch, a messy edge, whether to knit the border in contrasting yarn. Last night, I wearily started over for what I hope is the last time.

  11. I’m rather fond of the woman knitting with that lovely raven colourway yarn.

    One of these days I’ll take up photography again. I’d dust off the ol’ SLR, but really don’t think I want to pay to develop film on a regular basis again.

  12. Mrs Peachtree · ·

    You seem to have a preference for taking pictures from above 🙂 You and Dan should plan a camera date! We discovered the summer before last that kayaking is a fantastic sport for us, maybe even better than canoeing, as it allows Dan to stop and take photos whenever he wants while I just keep on paddling….really saves our sanity on outings 😉

  13. I love the photo of the subway platform; it has good lines, and you brought together the colour yellow fromt the tile and the girl’s handbag.
    Also love the magazine rack photo from above.
    Keep it up!

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