Thursday, 25 May 2017

A New Twist.
Blogging is something I never thought I would do, today I am trying something new.
I normally try and include some history from where I grew up and surrounding communities, today I am going to write about something different.
I joined several photography pages on Facebook and find them interesting and enjoyable. Photography is my hobby not my business, at one time I thought it would be fun to be a starving artist but now I just enjoy taking photos and posting them for others to enjoy. I have made so many new friends on these sites and I have to say it is a great place to meet many wonderful people. Sharing our photos and stories that are part of our many weekend adventures, have become trips we excitedly look forward too all week.
It is amazing how many abandoned structures there are in Alberta, we find farmsteads, churches,
schools and ghost towns in all parts of the province. In areas northeast of Edmonton, the European
influence abounds some beautiful old churches and schools. In one particular area we found a Romanian church and a school built completely of stone. Recently my friend and I went back to the area and discovered two abandoned churches still standing and in reasonably good shape. We also discovered a beautiful old stone house, built from stones out of Beaverhill Lake.
I hope to write more of these type of blogs in the future, two people who have influenced and
encouraged me to create my blog site are Dale Stewart and Chris Doer, both experienced bloggers. I
want to thank them both for their confidence and encouragement.
I have been told I am supposed to broaden my horizons and take photos other than abandoned
buildings so our next trip out for photos I am going to be doing some landscapes and experimenting with filters and lenses. Photography can be such a rewarding hobby, one you can enjoy looking back on and also sharing with family and friends. All of the different sites on a Facebook are wonderful to share on and learn new techniques from fellow photographers.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life, breath the fresh air and enjoy everyone around you.

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Olive Parks, my Mom, she was about 3 or 4 in this photo. It would have been taken at my Grandparents farm south of Esther in the Hudson He...