About Me

I am Canadian, though my ancestors on both sides were of Scottish descent.  Born in Montreal, spent my childhood in Vancouver.  At the beginning of my teen years, we up & moved clear across Canada (to be closer to family), to Eastern New Brunswick.  I have two children (he is almost 21 & on his own now, & she is close to 17) and a Maltese dog, called Sophie.
I am not formally trained in Photography, but I’ve looked over the odd magazine or book;  mainly self-taught by practice & playing around with the camera.  The camera I just recently upgraded to is a Nikon Coolpix L120.  Someday, I would love to get a DSLR & take even better pictures.
Nature & landscape photography is what I enjoy.  I usually stick to pictures taken in my favorite local spots in Eastern Canada.  Although, recently I’ve visited England & Scotland; and what a place to take pictures!
My pictures are all original, I don’t photoshop.  Someday in the future, I may try it. 
Thanks for all my “likes” & “follows”, it is much appreciated!
Hope you enjoy  🙂

37 thoughts on “About Me

  1. You have a nice blog going on hear. I managed go back to your Jan 21st post before my laptop star acting up. I plan on continuing my journey latter, as its been enjoyable to vow your images and posts. Very nice, Michael

    • Lol…My name is Sharon Stewart. The spirit of Scotland is prevalent at my place, all year round…tartan here, tartan there, books, figurines & a couple of beautiful Scottish Highland prints that I get to look at everyday. Proud of my Scottish roots 🙂
      Have a very Merry Christmas & a happy New Year!

  2. thanks a lot for checking out my work and I really appreciate your comments! You are a great photographer and I look forward to see more of your work because it always helps me to improve myself when I come across such wonderful photography like you do 🙂

    • Thank you 🙂 I really like your photos as well, I always like to see other places & cultures.
      I only use a Digital Camera as well & I don’t alter my pictures in any way. Keep up the good work 🙂

      • I own quite a simple compact one that fits pocket 😀 its just a year that I started with photography and I am really happy I have improved with the lapse of time. Seeing the professionals editing pics, I being an amateur couldn’t resist from editing though 😛

  3. Thanks for all the likes, I’m glad you like my offerings, got to say some of your stuff is fantastic, this whole blogging world has been a real eye opener for me, people post some amazing stuff.

  4. Thanks so much for the saturation viewing of my Photoblog, glad you enjoyed it and the comments were appreciated. I love the openness and honesty of your ‘about me’ narrative. May I be so bold to ask why you are Scottish in spirit? I would also be interested on mow you find Nishita as a blog – I have only recently moved to my present theme Sunspot (from Duotone) which I really like but also considered Nishita and may still use it.

    • Haha…you’re welcome for my thorough viewing..I love looking at these types of pictures, especially of Scotland. I actually have an accumulation of books & DVDs of Scotland (Neil Oliver’s is my favorite). Just this Spring, I finally got to go to Scotland, dream come true…even though it was short, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
      As for the Nishita theme, I like it, but I haven’t tried any of the others since I am new to the blog scene & I’m not real great with figuring this stuff out 😉
      With the ‘About Me’ page, it may sound confusing to some people and I had a feeling I might have had to explain myself eventually (lol), but I feel ‘Scottish’ in spirit since my ancestory stems from Scotland…on both sides of the family. I don’t think there is anywhere else in the world with this great of history, culture, customs, people, places, music, language & scenery; all rolled into one. I’ve always had a great pride of my ancestory. Some people would probably have me strung-up for saying this (lol) but being ‘Canadian’ doesn’t really mean much to me, I go by my roots & that is in Scotland. I think even though over the centuries, the people that were removed or emigrated from Scotland (by choice or not), still felt connected to where they came from & sometimes or somehow that spirit gets passed on. We celebrate the Highland Festival & Games every year in our area & alot of other places do as well. I like listening to the Highland Bands mainly, but not too close 😉 .
      I was wondering if you photoshopped your pics at all, or if you trained in photography.

      • A belated response sorry, I am not trained but I have undertaken a 10 week Open Uni course (online) which has helped. I have read lots of books and magazines and just tried stuff (especially in the digital age) where if you dont like it you delete it. I use the RAW processor to adjust contrast and white balance occasionally add a touch of saturation. On occasion I add a post processing photo filter (yellow or red ) to enhance contrasts in the clouds. In summary minimal processing but I always crop and sometimes take images from within the images. Scott

      • I am kind of similar in that regard…I don’t have any formal training…just read some books & magazines and I just keep taking pictures until I get it right. I don’t photoshop, but I might brighten a darker picture once in a while. Although there is more that I could learn & someday in future I might get a DSLR.
        I look forward to your posts, I love Scottish scenery 🙂

  5. Hi there:), just wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog with your “Likes” and “Following”, I can assure you that it`s very much appreciated and inspiring! I look forward to continue following your blog as well, I have enjoyed what I found here so far! Have a marvellous Canadian/Scottish day:))

  6. Hi, Thanks for dropping by my blog and liking my post. Just had a quick look through your posts on here and you have sone nice stuff, well done.

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