So here we are, full circle. Here’s a link to my first post, made back on June 1st, 2009. It’s the backside of the building in the photo above — The Gooderham Building, at Church St. and Front St. in the St. Lawrence Market area of Toronto. The photo above was taken during the Heritage Lights event last fall in downtown Toronto.
Although I’d owned my Panasonic LZ2 point & shoot since 2005, it wasn’t until last May, after being laid off, that I finally pulled it out of a drawer, dusted it off, recharged the batteries and tried my hand at photography. My first outing was down at Ashbridge’s Bay. I was really pleased with the shots and decided to launch this blog to showcase my photos. I had a previous blog for writing, so I knew a bit about blogging.
What I didn’t know at the time was just how into photography I was going to get. I’ve always had an obsessive/compulsive nature about me so it came as no surprise that I quickly became totally obsessed with my new hobby. Early on I never intended to get a DSLR. I just didn’t see the point. In time that all changed, as I learned more and more about aperture, shutter speed, ISO and so on. My little point & shoot looked more and more like a toy to me, since it simply wouldn’t do many of the things I was interested in doing.
In March I bought my first DSLR, the Canon T2i (550D). I have yet to take a single shot in any of the auto modes, which has helped me learn the functions and features necessary to get creative photos. Although I was concerned I wouldn’t take the camera out as much, due to its size and weight, I am happy to report that none of that is an issue, after all. I love my camera and love taking photos more than ever.
I’m moving my blog and this is my last post here. I hope you’ll move right along with me to the new blog. I also hope you’ll consider adding me to your blogroll if you haven’t already. I really enjoy hearing from y’all and I hope we can continue the conversation over there. I also invite you to subscribe to my new blog through the subscription function you’ll find at the top of the blog.
So there you have it. Thanks again for all your time and support. You’ve really made this a fun experience for me. See you on the other side, later today.