Debby J Smit – Tin Roof Ice Cream Dairy – Brighton 2023
I believe we are created to give God glory in all we do and His majesty is displayed everyday in our incredibly beautiful world. I can’t even begin to capture the true essence of all that He designed but I sure feel His presence when I’m out on the road with the sun on my face or the wind in my hair as I photograph what catches my eye. My hope is that when you see what I’ve captured, you are moved in some way to appreciate all that Creator has made for us to enjoy.
My desire for photography began when I was a teenager. I was walking down the lane to the swamp when I saw two white tailed deer bounding through the field. It was then where I felt in my heart that I wanted to be a wildlife photographer. The dream never left and I bought my first SLR camera after working in Churchill MB during the 1999 Polar Bear Season. Technology has developed rapidly in the last 20+ years and I’ve since upgraded. Some of the newer cameras have built-in filters that I love to use. Impressionist Art is the filter I used most in the images here.
I’m not sure when I fell in love with taking photos of old cars, barns and abandoned places but I get really excited when I drive by some and just have to stop! Abandoned places and classic rusty old cars have stories to tell. I would love to hear their secrets. The photos in this show are just a few of my favourite shots of the rustic beauty in old things.
Thank you for taking the time to come and see the images in Rustic Beauty. Your support and encouragement are a huge blessing.