Year One – Rewinding To Move Forward

Today marks year one of Lisa on the Run.  Fact: the older I get the more I value the little things like beautiful days and good meals with loved ones.   Long walks, snapping away with my camera and some tunes while I putter away in Lightroom.

Over the past few months I’ve become too focused on social media – worrying about stats and whether or not my photos were being seen.   The need to see results pulled me away from enjoying just photography and lately I’ve spent far too much time obsessing over what other people think.  It’s no way to live, friends.

I started this blog to bring more life to the photos I have been taking, not to get more people to look at them.   So, back to the basics.  Learning, shooting, editing and WRITING. Rinse, repeat & enjoy.   I forgot the why and focused on the what. Never again.

Here are some of my favourite shots from September 2013.  Next year I’ll post my faves from 2014; so on and so forth, etc. etc.

Three Sleeps Outside Of The City, Part Two: Stop 50

I have taken the bus between Toronto and Niagara hundreds of times over the years and every single trip towards Niagara involves driving by the abandoned Stop 50 Truck Stop (restaurant and motel).  Located just off of the QEW by Fifty Road in Stoney Creek, I have  been itching  to explore the grounds of this abandoned truck stop for a very long time  With some spare time over the Easter long weekend, my husband joined me on the drive to check the spot out.

Admittedly, I’m a bit of a chicken when it comes to urban exploration.  With each adventure though, my confidence grows.  I don’t think I’ll be breaking any windows or busting down doors to get IN to buildings anytime soon but you never know what the future holds!

The final post, Three Sleeps Outside Of The City, Part Three: Solo Drive, will be up in a few days.  Also look out for some fresh art coming up on Street Art Sunday!