My goodness, our first kid-less week is coming to an end. We've just been puttering around a little. I've done a little outside work, read a novel, and taken a few photos. We have two more weeks of down time before we are on deck again; perhaps we will get a little more accomplished.
This first photo ↓ was actually taken when we were still with the kids last week. It's of the Old Town Hall in Almonte. It's a fine building, and decided just to shoot a bit of it on that day.
↑ Sue and I took a Tims Maple Biscuit breakfast sandwich to the park, and I saw these pretty flowers blooming by the bank. I went back in the evening with my camera and took this photo.
As I was leaving the park, I passed the eastern edge, which is more of a beach than a park and spied a nice sunset developing, so I walked over to near the shore and took this photo. ↓ It's difficult to get good sightlines for photos around here. This is about as good as it gets, it seems.
The next evening, I could see another nice sunset developing, so I looked on Google Earth for a local spot. This photo ↓ was about the best I could come up with after searching. It's a spot just outside of town. Must. Keep. Trying.
Sue has been shifting her photography to her iPod (sorry we're behind the times when in comes to cellphonography), so I will try to make it a point to carry her point-and-shoot around. My thought is to experiment Snapseed as my processor for these images rather than my usual workflow in Lightroom etc. I will have to use the computer version, which is accessible through Google+ but only on the Chrome browser. In fact, I am linking it here from G+ rather than uploading from my computer.
It's a well photographed barn in the Stittsville area of west Ottawa. ↑ It's a remnant on a strip that is becoming commercial, and it will soon be gone. I played with various Snapseed filters. Interestingly, Google/Snapseed keeps a copy of your original, and you can also change your mind and re-edit the edited version. For example, I could go back and remove or change the border on this photo.
I don't know whether I will keep on with Sue's old camera or whether I will keep using Snapseed, but it's something to try for now.