Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Doesn't matter if your black or white... or does it??

Michael Jackson (RIP) absolutely had it right with that smash hit, because when it comes to skin colour and race, I'd definitely have to agree that it doesn't matter.  But what about when we are talking about objects  that happen to be within our sights every now and then?? 

I've been taking a lot of pictures lately, and many of them I've decided look better in black and white, and thanks to the different settings on my cell phone's camera I have been able to take shots of the same views in both colour and well.. not colour.. *hehe*

The former being clarified I now present for your own viewing pleasure, the subjects of my frenzied photo-taking... you might like to decide for yourself which images looks better in their "natural colour" state or in 
their altered B&W state. 

The following pictures were taken when I was in Toronto walking from the GO station to the Molson Amphitheater when we went to see GBS  this past month.  Please excuse my biased opinion in the captions, but feel free to think for yourselves. 

A highway bridge in Toronto

The same highway bridge just closer up

The CN Tower from far..

Attempts at a close-up
Not exactly the same shot but the same CN Tower

The entrance gate to Exposition Place

Same shot of the Expo gates, but I like it in B&W better
The CN Tower from inside the Molson Amphitheater

Same shot, but the CN Tower didn't come up well
The sun setting from under the Molson Amphitheater canopy

The exact same shot, but I like the contrast better in B&W

 I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at what I was looking st through my camera lens... why do I feel like Roland Barthes and Sarah Mulvey might take issue with this?? *hehe* As always- feel free to comment or e-mail :)


Saturday, July 13, 2013

The wonders of Mother Earth..

Every day my mother checks on her two favourite children... her birds! *hehe* Well, one of the everyday tasks includes changing the food and water containers and each day or so the canary's food container is only shells- the canary eats the little seeds out and leaves the shells.  Now that it is the summer, my mom takes the empty shells outside and dumps them on the railing for the outside birds and other little animals to devour- which they do willingly! The other day, after a week or so of having continuously dumped the food container onto the deck railing,  my mother realized that the seed shells had begun to sprout in the cracks and grooves of the wooden railing. Little tiny green shoots have come up and are growing strong. We couldn't believe the sight!

We have decided that nothing is too big or too small to astonish us in this life, especially with regards to nature and creation.  What wonders the Lord puts on this earth for us; the plants and flowers, the grass and trees all play a role in the ever moving cycle of life. We can only life on this earth so long as the grass continues to grow, the flowers bloom and the trees give up their fruit. We must always be thankful, and grateful especially for the gift of the tiny shoots that sprout up out of the nothingness in our gardens of life...

Here's a visual..