This is my first blog post. I picked up a camera several years back as I thought it would add to my enjoyment of exploring the trails and green spaces that exist outside my front door. It has done that and so much more. Looking at the natural world through the lens of a camera gives me a new appreciation of light, context, detail and the story of the creatures I photograph. I do my editing in Lightroom and Photoshop. Photography has meant learning new skills, all part of the journey. I hope to see you along the way.
About the photo: the Great Blue Heron arrives in Ottawa as soon as the ice melts and usually remains until the ice returns. These birds were not seen in large numbers this year so when I caught sight of this heron I was pretty pleased. I was able to take a lot of shots as the bird was focussed on finding a meal. The conditions were ideal. I stood on a small bridge close by which put me at eye level with the heron wading in the rushes. The bird, the warm sunshine … I couldn’t ask for much more.