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Walking from point A to point B... it is amazing that these leaves stuck to the trees over winter! Spring is growing, growing, and will be here soon.

photo by Natasha Henderson, Montreal

Our photo theme for April is The Contrasts of Urban Nature. If you are a fan on our Facebook page, you can upload a photo to our wall. Or, if you prefer, email us at fleurbain@gmail.com with your photo that reflects this theme, your name, and a short description of the pic.

Deer enjoy a little munch in Comox, BC, Canada. Photo by Natasha Henderson

It’s April, and vibrant life is appearing all around us again. Spring has certainly sprung (at least across North America!)

Everywhere there is an urban setting, there is nature too. That little weed pushing its way through the sidewalk crack, the gull resting on top of a lamp-post, sunlight reflecting off buildings… animals, plant-life, and the Elements all co-exist with our Urban presence.

Our photo theme for April is The Contrasts of Urban Nature. If you are a fan on our Facebook page, you can upload a photo to our wall. Or, if you prefer, email us at fleurbain@gmail.com with your photo that reflects this theme, your name, and a short description of the pic.

April… finally, oh finally!

cat bun. i can not get enough of that little face!

A couple weeks ago, an acquaintance pulled out a glossy long landscape photo of exquisite mushrooms.  While looking at these giant puffballs, I realized that these photos are now a very rare thing.  The world has gone digital; we are able to see images on screens more often than images on paper.  Sometimes I wonder if I am doing things right, storing all of my favourite photos on my computer.  It may save on space, but is it going to be accessible in the future?  And as my brother stated this week, it is simply more satisfying to flip through a photo album than to click through one.  I agree.

Don’t get me wrong, digital photography has made it easy for everyone to be a better photographer.  We can now take as many photos as we like, and experiment a lot more.  There is not so much waste, as you don’t have to develop an entire roll of film in order to see if one photo turned out.

My DIY idea of the day is to consider good old fashioned photo development.  Yes, I can still keep a digital archive, but it is not so difficult to select photos that I like, edit them and take them to a photo developer.  I can even do all of this online and pick them up within an hour!  It is rare that I actually do this final step, but I am going to make a greater effort to do just this.

Tammy Schmidt, Montreal

Inside my old house.

A few years ago I needed to sell my little cute home. I took some photographs of it in renovated-state, just to remember how great it was. Unfortunately, my Real Estate Agent hadn’t taken such good shots. The only photo they had taken was a distant, exterior shot that just made my place look small and didn’t highlight any of its charms.

A friend and I renovated on a budget... I re-did my wood floors myself!

Today I came across a little article in The Globe And Mail. They describe tips and pointers on photo-documenting your home, should you decide to sell it. I wish I’d supplied my Real Estate Agent with my pics for the mls website… he had used only the one very unappealing photo. So, just a heads-up if your Agent isn’t the best photographer… take some awesome pics yourself, and then utilise them!

Natasha Henderson, Montreal

 

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