Dianne

Mccarthy

Orillia

(Canada)

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8 months

With a graphic design and commercial printing background, I’ve always enjoyed photography as a point and shoot hobby. The pandemic provided a timely opportunity to develop my skills through iPhone Photography School’s online courses and now I love capturing images with an iPhone 12.

Winning photos

A curving country road, a row of budding lilacs, misty morning fog and an old fashioned street light set the scene for my capturing this dark and moody image.

66th Collection

🛟 Lifeboat #9 is one of many from the S.S. Keewatin which sailed the Great Lakes until 1965. Built 1907, Keewatin will be moved from Port McNicholl to the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes in Kingston, Ontario by early fall 2023.
🛟 Year round I enjoy capturing the history represented by the last Edwardian-era Steamliner in existence.

66th Collection

“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.”
by John Burroughs (1837 - 1921) American naturalist and essayist.

65th Collection

“When your barn is well filled all snug and secure, Be thankful to God and remember the poor.”
This inscription (1863) is carved in stone on a wall at Rockwood Academy, Rockwood, Ontario, Canada.

65th Collection

Sub-freezing temperatures combined with sunny days form the most unlikely artwork of Mother Nature - icicles, which are always pretty in scenic photos of winter wonderlands.

64th Collection

Cheeky seagulls are always eager to prove they’re the best photobombers in the animal kingdom!

64th Collection

Capturing sunrise near the historic Mnjikaning Fish Weirs is a spiritual experience. This site contains the largest and best preserved wooden fish weirs known in eastern North America, in use from about 3300 B.C. It is a sacred place that represents an ancient and ongoing sacred bond between the Creator and all living things. Designated a national historic site of Canada in 1982.

63rd Collection

Sunrise is my favourite time to be shooting. Just when I think I’m seeing the best of the morning, the colours might become even richer or clouds move in to create beautiful textures.

63rd Collection

“It was one of those perfect fall days
when the air is cool enough to wake you up
but the sun is also kissing your face.”
by Anita Diamant

62nd Collection

“Everyone needs a place to retreat;
a spot where the world grows quiet enough
for the soul to speak.”
by Angie Weiland-Crosby

62nd Collection

“I hope I can be the Autumn leaf,
who looked at the sky and lived.
And when it was time to leave,
gracefully it knew life was a gift.”
by Dodinsky

61st Collection

I often sit at the edge of this field patiently waiting for the light and palette of sunrise to show. It’s a peaceful time. It’s quiet and it’s beautiful. For me, that colourful rising of the sun is a magical experience.

60th Collection

My summer in Canada includes vibrant colours, simple shapes and strong leading lines as featured in this image of iconic Muskoka chairs and outdoor furniture.

59th Collection

“When day is done there falls a solemn hush:
The birds are silent in their humble nest.
Then comes the Master Artist with his brush,
And paints with brilliant touch the golden west.”
by W.E. Hutchinson

59th Collection

As we waited for spring, the bold stripes and shapes of wishing wells and lighthouses were a cheery sight against the stark background of leafless trees.

59th Collection