As you probably know I went to Canada a month ago for spring break.
I've already blogged about field shells, bear skulls, and the quiet life I experienced there...but now I'm finally posting my photo diary.
The main reason I loved my short trip so much is because it was a few days that I could complete devote to photography.
Even though I consider photography one of my biggest hobbies/passions I hardly ever experiment with my camera! I find a mode/way of shooting I like and I stick to it.
This trip was different. Although I've probably been to Canada 25 times in my 20 short year of life, I had never been in March (or early spring/spring at all).
I was shocked to discover how unusually colorful yet insanely dull all of the nature looked. Does that concept make sense?
For example one moment I'd goes outside and the world was blanketed in gray and beige; however, I'd walk for 10 minuets and the forest floor would be glowing with neon mosses and fungi. It was so so so so perfect for my photographing escapade!
(So if you like the pictures don't credit me credit mama earth....)
((Actually please don't steal my pictures credit us both))
I'm usually a really heavy shooter and take tons of photos that I then edit down later, but this trip I carefully selected each photo I took (I tried to channel my inner film photographer self).
The result of this was I got a lot more pictures I liked; however it was so impossible for me to edit down on my computer and ya know...post 10-15 Canada photos like a normal person....I feel so attached to them all.
Even though I took multiple cozy naps by the fire, ate towering seafood feasts, wore Native American moccasins and Irish knit sweaters (like a mo-fo), and lived a pretty aesthetically pleasing indoor life I mostly saved my picture taking for outside. AKA the pictures below don't have that much variety. They are about 75% trees 10% moss 10% ponds and 5% rocks.
I always think that a huge part of being a good photographer (or artist at all for that matter) lies in the way you present your work. I always admire blogs and websites where the photos are carefully chosen and presented in a clean, simple, narrowed down way...I'm so bad at doing this...if anyone has any tips please tell me HOW...literally whenever I have to send out my portfolio for a job it always has like 70 too many slides because I just can never choose WHAT THE HECK to include and not to include.
So I created a read more tab...as to not overwhelm the blog with too pictures of beaver dams and buoys. I would be so honored/happy if people actually did click 'read more' and told me what they thought. I'm pretty pleased with this little body of nature/landscape photo work.
We found some buoys in the field. I always wonder how the coolest stuff ends up there of all places!
Beach early in the morning at low tide.
One of my favorite sea mobiles my sister made when she was like 12.
The most amazing cluster of rope I found on the beach.
Dad and I cleaned up trash on the beach for a bit.
I never knew baby pine trees & blueberry plants turned these striking colors in the early spring. Wow right?
And although you probably won't believe me...THIS WAS THE ACTUAL COLOR OF THE MOSS IN THE FOREST.
Seriously fairy/Caroline paradise. I laid down in this spot for over an hour and thought about ways I could transport the forest back to my dorm room back in NYC...I have yet to come up with a solution...
In a different part of the woods on a different day the moss looked completely well for lack of a better word....different. March is such a light trickster!
And of course I hunted for seaglass...all day err day :)
And look I found a fairy house!
1/3 favorite photos of the trip.
2/3 favorite photos of the trip.
I've loved this Birch tree since I was a kid. Each year it grows sideways, a little tiny bit closer to the waters edge.
3/3 favorite photographs of the trip...can I seriously just pack my life up and become a fungi photographer? Is that a real thing? Can I make it a real thing?
until next time....
(& in case you were just really into that and want to see last years winter photo diary here it is)