Picture This – My love of Photography
I love writing Scottish medieval romantic suspense — it’s one of my great passions. But, I admit to having more. Those who know me will be familiar with my charity work. In addition, I love installing ceramic tile. It’s so fun, easy, and makes a HUGE difference immediately. I love working with clay, and growing up, I’d dig clay out of the lake and make numerous things to dry in the sun. I also love drawing and painting. In addition I’ve quilted and done needlepoint. After I retired from the Navy, one of my choices of what to do next was to paint recreations of masters. Except, once I started writing, I knew I’d found home.
Even later in life, I discovered another amazing passion, photography. I received a digital camera for Christmas in 2012. I started taking photos in the Spring of 2013, and I fell in love. Wow! Amazing! And with each shot I take, I learn how the light, the background, the angle and more affect each photo. When I walk through the woods, it’s fun to see what I can find to take a picture of.
Best, I love sharing my photos on my Facebook and Facebook Author’s page. I post a picture of a bird beneath “Fun caption of the day!” Then, my readers write what the bird is saying. I enjoy the comments and often laugh at the clever posts! In addition, when in season, I’ll post a shot of a flower. On occasion I share a photo of “Something different!”
A new feature I started this year was to dedicate a week of photos on my Facebook pages to one subject. So far I’ve had a week of bees, bugs (No snakes or spiders.), and leaves. I know many people cringe at the thought of bugs, but wow, I was amazed when I began zooming my lens into the bug world. I admit, there are some really creepy bugs, many I wish that I hadn’t seen close up, but there are some gorgeous ones as well. The skipper (Between a moth and butterfly.) is my absolute favorite. They’re gorgeous, friendly, and curious.
Another reason I love photography is that it’s a chance to share with others how I see the world. Throughout my life I’ve never just ‘looked’ at a tree, a beach, a mountain and so on. When I look at nature, I see the colors that compose the whole vision. Photography inspires me to find unexpected beauty in our everyday world. And when I get that special shot, it’s magical.
My sincere thanks for stopping by. I sincerely hope you enjoy my photos. I wish each of you a wonderful holiday season!
Diana Cosby, International Best-Selling Author
The Oath trilogy (Book #1: An Oath Taken — 8 December 2014!/
Book #2 An Oath Broken — 23 June 2015)
MacGruder Brother series (e-Box set — 24 February 2015!)