Behind The Camera

C'est Moi

I am a photography  enthusiast, whose true passion is capturing the endless beauty of nature. I enjoy being outdoors, smelling the flowers, talking to the trees, and playing with the squirrels.

Photography calms my soul, steadies my weary mind, and feeds my curiosity. It is my happy place, my stress reliever. I created this blog to share the beauty that I see around me.

When I received my first DSLR, it got me excited at the endless opportunities to learn. It allowed me to view the world with a brand new set of eyes. I have found the one thing that I know I can be passionate about.

I have no formal training, and still on the look out for a patient mentor. I have made various mistakes, and wasted a few hard-to-come-by photo opportunity, and that’s OK, I believe these will help me get better in time. I have a lot to learn, and I recognize that. I created this photo blog to help me achieve that, to try to document my progress, and meet new friends.

If you think the images on this blog are worth your time, please do leave me a few (or many) words. They are highly appreciated. If you just happen to walk by, welcome, I hope your journey will lead you back here again, and while you’re here, please feel free to browse through the Archives and check out my Online Portfolio

Should you feel the need to reach me privately, please use the contact me page on my blog.



(Believe it or not, I go by two names. My childhood friends call me by my middle name Gracie, when I moved to Montreal, people started calling me by my first name Eva. Feel free to call me by either name. I respond to both ;) )

121 thoughts on “Behind The Camera

  1. Fantastic introduction and blog, I have enjoyed what I have seen so far…and really like your words “I have made various mistakes, and wasted a few hard-to-come-by photo opportunity.” A sign you know what to look for and learn when you miss shots (a gift of humility you don’t see often). Really have enjoyed your shots. Cheers!

  2. Thanks for liking my post in Cee’s Fun challenge. You have some very artistic photography here and you seem to have the patience to do it. I’ll be back, and do drop by again!

  3. Have just changed my wordpress theme as a result of your blog – thank you for the inspiration!

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  5. Mighty impressive photos you have here. Surely you have captured some “Kodak moments.” Although a few years from now, the younger generation will not even know what “Kodak” is. Keeping on snapping away! Salamat po.

    • Salamat, kabayan!

      I’m glad to know you like the photos you’ve seen so far. I have a lot more to learn and I hope to see you back here again.

  6. Hi Gracie! Thank you for visiting my blog this evening and for the like and comment! You have beautiful images posted on your site! So glad I found you through your visit to my blog. Please stop by again soon!

    • Thank you!
      I’m so glad you enjoyed my photographs and poems.

      And thanks for following my blog, I will definitely return the favor as yours is worth visiting again :)

  7. Hi Gracie! It’s always nice to meet someone who shares a passion for photography and I think that’s the key word here – passion. It shows in your enthusiasm for the craft and I totally relate with your love for nature and capturing images of the wonderful things around us no matter how simple or complicated they may be. Happy shooting!!! :-)

    • That’s the beauty of these online communities, we meet people who share the same passion as us, it’s wonderful. We learn so much from each other. I am definitely looking forward to learning from you and your work as well. Your photography is wonderful.

      • Thanks for the kinds words Gracie. Photography helps me retain my sanity :-) You’re absolutely right about communities. It’s nice to learn from each other and contribute to the arts.

  8. Hi Gracie! Thank you for dropping by my site. It inspires to see people to actually visit my page. I can’t wait to check-out the rest of your shots. Looking forward on your next posts!


    • You’re very much welcome, Oats (or Joseph, yeah I read your About me page ;P). I see you’re just starting the blog, I’ve seen great contents so far. Keep it up. I’m following your blog now so I can stay updated :)

      Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Thank you for popping in to my most recent posting! I love seeing new people in the little gravatar line! Your photos are SO pretty! I especially love your “blue” photo challenge entry!
    thanks again! I’ll definitely check back in here again!

  10. Hi Gracie, your images are lovely are well worth the time. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a footprint.

  11. Oh, your images are well worth my time ! You have WONDERFUL photos ! You have a great eye for composition and you are a very talented photographer. I love your blog ! Thank you for liking one of my posts, this way I could discover your lovely photos and blog.

  12. Thank you so much for coming by my blog and sending a LIKE my way. I may not have found you otherwise. I love your blog and look forward to following your posts. :D

  13. Your “About” page says a lot about you. Lovely.
    Seems that you have learned quite a bit through trial and error!
    Very much enjoy your photos.

  14. Love my short visit and as Arnie once said ‘I’ll be back’ thank you for your wonderful comments on my site. love your water drops as well. I might just put a couple more on post. I hope you dont mind I am clicking your follow button…

    • Hi Fiona,

      Well, it really all depends on your needs and the types of photos that you are going to take.
      I’m no professional either, so there isn’t much i can offer in terms of help in this department.

      But personally for me, I still prefer the bigger brands (Canon or Nikon or Sony), only because I find their lenses are easier to find. If your intention is to use it as a hobby, you may also want to consider checking out the four thirds (cross between a DSLR and a P&S), as they are a little bit cheaper than the clunky DSLR’s.

      My suggestion would be for you to go to your local camera store, talk to the sales people there and ask them to give you a good overview of a few models that you’re looking at, then you can make your choice then :)

      Good luck, sis! And do let me know what you decide.


      • hey sis. i decide to buy another “point and shoot”, and i’ve done some investigation, but a bit stuck with choices now. could you advise again? (other parameters are similiar, price too.)

        F3.3-5.9, 24-350mm, shutter speed 1/3200
        F2.2-5.9, 24-105 or 120, shutter speed 1/2000

        • If you will be using the camera as a walk around camera, I would probably go with the camera with a longer reach, sis. So the 24-350mm is probably what I will go for.

  15. Seeing your flower icon pop up on my page always brightens my day. Thanks for all the smiles Gracie!

  16. I just found your blog via comment and I have to say I’m really impressed with the quality of the photographs. Did anyone ever tell you that you have quite a lot of talent? I know I’m not the first but I’ll be back.

    • Thank you, Ken. I’m slowly learning but I know I have a long way to go. Getting better at photography is the goal and I’m hoping to learn from you as well as from the other blogs that I follow.

    • Hi Fiona. So sorry I have not been able to update recently. Been way too busy lately.
      I’ll post some this weekend :)

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