To all ye who want to paint with light ...

I should have started this blog many moons ago as I started experiencing the joys of rediscovering the art of photography. But as the saying goes - it's better late, than never!
So, here I am, in the hopes of recording what I learn as I progress from ignorance to enlightenment; about what my eyes can see that my camera can capture; and, what my mind imagines and my camera paints with its capabilities.

Please feel free to add any comments and share your wisdom (tips or tricks) that you have picked up along the way.

And do check out my How-To and Birding pages as well.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Day 232 - Happy New Year!

I'm back from my trip and back to the grind!  I had a fantastic time with my friend and her hubby - they went all out to give me and my son the vacation of the decade!  We have come back spoilt!  I can't thank them enough for it and I'm really looking forward to seeing them soon.

My friends and I brought in the new year with a great dinner (straight from the kitchen of Chef Swati), a drink and topped it off with a  photo shoot.  This was my second serious attempt at portraits and although this was a very casual affair, the results were pretty encouraging.  My friend has a great eye for portraiture, having done some modelling in the past, and I learned quite a bit from her about posing and make-up.  I will post some shots from the shoot after I've had the chance to process them.

But, more than anything else, here's wishing you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year!  May peace, accomplishments, rewards and joy be the cornerstones of 2011!  And may you be blessed with great  photo ops and the best light to keep shooting in! ;-)


  1. That's so sweet of you Toni. We had a great time too. I think you have the cutest son in the whole world.

    Thank YOU for the photo shoot. At last we can print some good 'couple' pics.
    Hope to see you again - SOON :)

  2. Toni,

    Welcome back!!! I can't wait to see the pictures from your trip. I bet you had so much fun...

    Happy New Year!!!


  3. @Swati: Thank you, thank you, thank you! :) I'm really hoping to see you guys again soon! I will also let my son know what you said - he will LOVE you for calling him "cute"! LOL

    @Noreen: Thank you so much! :) I hope you had a good holiday as well. I did have a blast and I'm hoping that it will carry me through until the next one!