Margaret Hamilton – Elmhirst’s Resort
My theme this year is ‘In Living Colour’. We, who are sighted, go through our days not fully appreciating the fact that we see in colour. Oftentimes, we take for granted this beautiful world in which we live. Everywhere we go colour influences how we react. From the flowers in our gardens, the animals, the birds, the foliage, the landscapes, to the food we consume, our perceptions and our lives are likely to be so different without colour.
Look around and appreciate how colour affects our days and our nights. Observe and take it all in!
In the photography world, there are so many options with regard to equipment, editing software etc. to choose from with a wide range to suit most any budget. For me, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m happy with my little point and shoot camera, my Canon EOS T3i , my iPad, and my cell phone. My philosophy is simplicity, so as not to take away from the pleasure I get just composing and shooting what I see. Since taking up photography, I see the world with much more appreciation for colour. Although I greatly appreciate black and white photography, I can’t imagine living a world solely in black and white.