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Photo option creates upscale keepsake

SUMMERSIDE - Inspiration from friends led Charlyne Arsenault to an appreciation of the everyday beauty of her surroundings, and discovery of a service from a local photo processor has enhanced her willingness to share the motivation.

Charlyne Arsenault added a new perspective to her outlook, discovering a photo binding service from a local photo processor that turns her appreciation of everyday views into a coffee table book of local scenes.

Arsenault often took days, and their duties, as they presented themselves to her. However, comments from friends, and actively considering their activities, led her to start exploring exercise. That led to taking note of the beauty of the everyday aspects of her surroundings.

"One mentioned the 'spa', but I didn't even know where it was," Arsenault laughed about the destination at the end of the well-used Baywalk trail.

She started regularly walking the various sections of the six-kilometer trail, and began to notice the scenes, especially the colours, that regularly presented themselves. She had an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera and began to collect the images as they teaked her interest.

"Now I carry the camera almost all the time," she admitted.

Rather than just storing them on a photo disk or in a computer file, however, Arsenault spent some money to take advantage of a service from a local photo processor: she had a series of images taken from a flash drive and bound into a photo book, presenting everything from a balanced layout of multiple images to full-page portraits of scenes that captured her imagination.

The options are endless with the technique - single theme presentations or a variety following a photo thread, with volume dictated only by the capacity of the binding technique - and the concept avoids some of the problems of photo albums.

Arsenault was so pleased with the results that she made a point of thanking her friends for inspiring the lifestyle change, and is now looking at ways of directing future photo opportunities.

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  • Norma
    April 13, 2014 - 20:48

    Great article! We don't appreciate the beauty of our surroundings often enough. Charlyne, You're an inspiration to others!