Sunflower against a farmer’s field

Just a pretty picture of a sunflower taken in late August last year near Pangman, SK. I’ve posted this one before, but it’s one of my favourites. I enjoy photography as a hobby because it makes me look at my surroundings differently (I’ve likely written that before). I like to observe things and photography is a great way to capture not only what I see, but how I see it. This particular day was very windy, so I had to wait for a break in the wind to get the pics I wanted and when I got too impatient I just held on to the stalk to stop it from moving.

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“Open Your Eyes and Look!”

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

Photography is a wonderful hobby because you start looking at everything you see in a whole new way. It makes you become more aware of your surroundings, of how the right light can change a fairly mundane scene into something beautiful or dramatic, and it connects you to the world in a different way.  I’m a quiet person, more content to observe a scene rather than be in the scene, and photography is a great tool to share how I see the world.  I’ve developed a penchant for traveling, but all these pics were taken fairly close to home in the last few weeks.

And…as my mom would say when I was a kid and couldn’t find something I was looking for, “just open your eyes and look!”

young hawk near Lumsden

Junior football game in Regina - practicing my action shots

Junior football game in Regina – practicing my action shots

Last glimpse of the setting sun at the Lookout Point at Cypress Hills. My dad and I were out getting wood for our campfire, noticed there was some great colour in the sky and headed for the Lookout Point.

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Conglomerate Cliffs at Cypress Hills – I thought this looked like a buffalo’s head.

a young Saskatchewan Roughrider fan

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