My son and I joined a Photo Walk a few years ago. We all went to Colony Farms in Coquitlam, BC. It was a beautiful day and I had never been there before. A new treasure to find in the area. It is a community farm so people have their own plots and grow what they choose and decorate it how they like. I camped out by this bee balm for quite a while to catch the hummingbirds coming and going from the flower. It took a while to get a great shot. Many hummingbirds were flying around the flower to get a meal. Finally a hummingbird’s lunch time at a good angle. This is one of the results.
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Born in and raised in Vancouver, BC Canada, I was surrounded by beauty from my beginnings. Receiving my first camera at the age of 13, was the beginning of a new and enduring love. My camera has been an extension of who I am.
Being quite shy in my younger years, the camera became my voice. I could be part of something and hide behind my camera. It would bring conversations to me when I showed people my photographs. I can share my view of the world without a word.
People ask what kind of photography I do and I stumble for the answer. I photograph whatever interests me at the time. Sometimes, it’s a rusty lock on a chain that looks so old that it wouldn’t dare be opened. Other time, it’s capturing the pure joy in someone’s face when they see a long time lover, or a new addition to the family. It could be the shape of a body and how the sweat glistens in the light in such a way you can almost feel the muscles aching underneath the skin.
I love that I have an amazing tool that enables me to freeze a moment in time. I am grateful for my camera that allows me to take what I see and share for all to see. In addition, I found my first love at 13. I wasn’t always able to give it my full attention and love, but it was there for me when I had time to appreciate it. My camera has been my true friend and has always stuck with me. I have upgraded her but her essence has always been there.
Although all of images are color compatible for viewing online, most computer monitors vary in their color configurations and the images that you see may not have accurate color representation. Photograph of the Hummingbird’s Lunch was taken by Kelly Cushing in Chilliwack, BC. All rights reserved.