Okay so I'm a woman and a single one at that. So what? I've chosen to ignore my fears and just do it! Whatever it is. If I can't then at least I tried. On to the next thing which may even be better. A lot of this tends to apply to my photography and most of what I do includes it.
My passion is photography - wildlife, bird and pet photography - currently shooting with the Canon EOS R5 and the Canon 7D Mark II. I use a variety of lenses including several Sigma. When I'm shooting wildlife or birds, I use my Canon RF 100-500mm (sometimes add a 1.4x exteder) to ethically capture them at a good distance away. My pet photography I lean towards my Sigma 70-200mm and shoot with a variety of smaller lenses in between.
With the new year starting, I felt the need to try something new. I've had a lot of people asking me about my adventures. They tell me I'm brave (or stupid) for being able to get out there on my own and not be afraid of much. This new year feels different this time. I'm finding a certain comfort and settling in my world. I'm afraid that I am reaching out with my ambition to include many more new places to visit and skills to learn. I think it's time to share these adventures with everyone.
My adventurous needs will always be something I will follow. For many years I would wait for that "ideal" partner to appear in my life and I'm not sure he exists at this point. I missed out on so much but decided many years ago no more waiting and I've gotten out there and I've made things happen. I get concerned about physical limitations yet I want to try so many new things. Kayaking is a great example. I'm addicted to it but never thought I could do it! And I love to shoot from my kayak.
have many trips in mind that I'd like to take including a lot more
Canadian travel. I love being a Canadian and feel strongly I haven't
seen enough of it. Some include Bonaventure Island to shoot the Northern
Gannets, Puffins, Foxes and Whales with much luck, Cap Tourmente,
Quebec for the Snow Geese and heading out to BC for a few weeks for a
working vacation. Of course COVID has put a stop to any long distance
travel but I hope someday soon I can start again. I run a group on Facebook Called Traveling Photographers Network and we will be much more active soon. Join here.
I am a huge supporter of inspiring other people to join me in my adventures and have done group trips to the Canadian Raptor Conservancy, Parc Omega, Algonquin Park, Amherst Island and more. Other great locations I've photographed at include Prince Edward Point, Prince Edward County, Thickson Woods, Halls Road, Hamilton Locks, Wolfe Island, Northern Ontario, and soooo many more. This list will grow every day. Once COVID is settled, I'll be planning again so be sure to let me know if you'd like to be included.
During the current pandemic situation, yes I am still getting out but I never shop outside of my home town of Belleville, ON, I do not stop for gas, food or bathroom breaks. I am fully equipped to be self contained within my control. I avoid the busier areas and cities for the moment but hopefully this will all end soon.
can't promise to post every day but I'll share my trips and my
adventures as they come! Thanks for joining me and to be sure to check out my photography. All photos can be printed in various formats and sizes. I love to hear from my visitors so feel free to get in touch with questions or comments.