I started blogging at the end of January of 2013 and I found that I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. It has been a wonderful way to share my photographs and to meet and experience some incredible artists, writers, photographers and great people from around the world. My other blogs have been constricted by self imposed themes so this one will be a little different – a random sampling of my photography. I hope you enjoy them.
I bought my first camera in 1969, a Canon 35mm. The majority of the photos I took then were portraits and I shot almost entirely in black and white. I did quite well with my photography, even managing to get on the cover of Billboard magazine. In 1972 I moved to a small coastal town north of Vancouver, BC. For some reason over the next few years I lost interest in photography and rarely took a photo. In the late 80′s I started painting (watercolour) and would photograph my subject first to paint from. My paintings are either close-up still life or scenery. I found I was using my camera more and more and eventually (and at first reluctantly) went digital. The versatility of digital cameras rekindled my interest in photography and I have now mostly moved away from black and white and portraiture to shoot the natural beauty in the area I now live.
nice to meet you sir….thank you for sharing your great photograph.
Thank you. I am enjoying your posts also.
Thank you 🙂
My dear friend Kenneth..I have nominated you with the Super Sweet Award…it’s OK for you to take time to post about it or if you are busy then leave it as well so that it doesn’t become a chore…but I would like to show my appreciation through this award for your awesome blog and you being such a nice person and an awesome friend. Wish you an awesome day ahead!
Thanks very much for the kind words and award, it was very thoughtful of you! I must admit however that I may not post it, as I haven’t with others. I find it enough work right now just getting my posts online. Thanks again for the thought though!
Thanks a lot Kenneth for visiting my blog and your decision to follow it. Your photos are absolutley amaizing! Thank you for helping me to discover them!Octavian
Thanks Octavian! I look forward to exploring your blog more and receiving your new posts.
I took a look at some of your photos and really enjoy them. I love looking at the work of others (especially those who have more experience than I) because I learn so much – both from what I like and don’t like of other’s work. It is my way of both developing my style now that I’ve gone digital and can take as many pics as my cards will hold and to learn technique.
Also, beautiful header of the road through the trees.
Thanks! That photo was taken at our local golf course which is quite near to us.
First of all Pat, thanks for following my blog and taking an interest in my photography. I, too, learn a lot from looking at other people’s photography and it is a great way to start each morning, looking at the new postings. There are many, many talented photographers out there including you!
Awe, thanks. Now I’m blushing. Blogging is a wonderful way for us to get our work out there and to find others.
I really like the look of this new blog! I missed seeing it until now. I look forward to seeing more of your pictures.
Thanks Leslie. It is more random than my other blog and allows me to share a diverse selection of my photos over the years.
Hi Kenneth! I thought to drop by to thank you for Liking so many of my recent images – thank you, its morale boosting!
I identify completely with what you say about digital’s versatility rekindling interest and enthusiasm; and also re blogging being an excellent way to share images. Getting away from self-imposed themes is good I think – my only theme is to spread myself around the genres if I can – someone said that they like my blog because, from post to post, they never know what they’re going to see – that’s the way forward for me.
Thank you again! Adrian
Hi Adrian – Thanks for taking the time to look at my photos and comment on so many of them. High praise coming from you! I just found your blog and plan to spend more time on it but what I have seen so far is wonderful. In particular, the variation of themes and subjects. I’m looking forward to seeing more.
Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for the follow. You have a beautiful blog here…I’m looking forward to following your photographic journey.
Thanks very much Elisa. I’ve certainly enjoyed what I have seen so far on your blog. Some wonderful shots!
Did you also blog some of your water-colors? Would be interesting to see. I, too, take photos first and then do the drawing.
I have only put one watercolour on so far (click ‘flowers’ categories below and look for “Fallen Bouquet”) I may add some later but I feel more confident about my photography. Thanks for taking an interest. I have been enjoying your blog by the way.
Quality blog! BTW, I got my first camera in 1952 – Royer.
Thanks very much! I used to collect old cameras but I don’t think I came across any French cameras.
So happy to have found your photos. Love them?
Oops! Yes, love them!
Thanks very much and thank you for following along!
Beautiful photos Ken, thanks for visiting.
Thanks, and you’re welcome!
I love your photos, they are beautiful.
Thank you Gloria and thanks for following my efforts!
Looking forward to capture tips and techniques of your experience…
Thanks for following along Joe!
Do you have any more pictures of Canned Heat i would love to see those!!! thanks
Hi Jimmy – I’ll have to rummage through the old negatives and see what I have. If I do a posting I’ll let you know.
Your photography of nature is beautiful. Pleased to meet you. 🙂
Thanks very much for your kind words Nomzi and thank you for following along!
You are welcome Kenneth. I write poetry at mine so feel free to visit.
Yes, I’ll be sure to.