About this blog

I fell in love with photography when I was 12 years old. That was the year I was given my first 35mm point and shoot camera. It was royal blue with a bright orange shutter-release button on top and had a clear square of plastic over the lens that you slid open and clicked into place to turn it on. I took that camera with me everywhere, often shooting obscure rock formations and interesting icicles and gnarled trunks of trees. I would take my film into the photo lab and wait a week to see what images I had captured. Most of the time they were pretty dull but there was the odd one or two that were good enough to make me want to do it again, try harder, get better.

A few years later when I was learning how to develop my own film and make prints, my dad gave me his Minolta X700, a beautiful SLR camera with a fantastic lens that took the most crisp and clear pictures. I still use that camera today and while I am now exploring the world of digital photography my first and most enduring love will always be film.

Here, in this blog, I have found a way to justify the great quantities of pictures I continue to take and to share some of my world with all of you.

To read about some of the adventures I have living in the woods just outside Thunder Bay, Ontario, please visit my other blog, Three Dogs and a Couch.

You can contact me at heatherkpeden{a}gmail.com.