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Playing around with photos of my little garden pond

After our first snow and freezing temperatures (early for November), I took these photos of my little garden pond. What remains in the pond are water lettuce, water hyacinth and some small algae type plants. Plus I threw a piece of wood into the pond, in order to keep the plastic form from cracking over the winter. These photos are taken with my ipad and I’ve played around with the various colour saturations, contrasts etc.

Photography has long been one of my loves. I studied this art form at various times in my life, the first time being when I was 16 years old. Since it was an adult night school class, that I was interested in taking, I had to get the permission of my parents to attend this course. A few years later, when I moved to Montreal, I registered at a school to study photography.

At one time, I had a darkroom in my various apartments and I worked in a photo lab developing negatives. My cameras included a Yashica 2 1/4 and a Pentax Spotmatic. After our Samsung digital cameras gave up the ghost, I decided to use my iPad 2 as my camera. It takes some pretty amazing pics! And this is what I now use as my camera.

After the first snow melted, so did the ice cover on the pond. These pics were taken a week later.

Some of the elements in these photos are giving me ideas for future fabric dyeing and designs. And, I could easily see spending time photographing this little pond over the four seasons, plus manipulating the photos, with all the new options available.

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