Flickr a Day 46: ‘We Make It Pretty’

Ethereal describes the best photography of Kelsi Barr. If Enya songs were pictures, they would be Kelsi’s. I came to her Flickr stream searching for “aspiration”. I picked this pic for creating the illusion of bygone days—a harbor scene that looks more like the 1920s than the 2010s. So compelling is the feeling, I worried she took a photo of an older picture.

Kelsi shot self-titled “We Make It Pretty” on Oct. 17, 2013, using Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS and 70-300mm lens. Vitals: f/4, ISO 160, 1/4000 sec, and 70mm; edited using PhotoScope. She joined Flickr in June 2010 but hasn’t posted in the last 12 months. In 2015, look for her photos, which character is dramatically changed, on Instagram or her website

The Nova Scotia, Canada native now focuses on food, and, whoa, will her delights and dishes wow you. “Homemade food will always trump store-bought and packaged”, she says. “I believe in sustainable living and moderation, this means respecting all of your ingredients and how they were sourced. I believe in living to sustain your body and mind, not a definition or diet”.

You really want to stop, kick back, and spend some time on her site. She offers much, and asks little in return.

I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for Nova Scotia. Coincidentally, my wife and I both have ancestors that emigrated from there to the United States. Besides, I grew up living about 16 kilometers from the New Brunswick border and watching Canadian television programs. Ah, hum. The Beachcombers, The Friendly Giant, or Mr. Dressup, anyone?

Photo Credit: Kelsi Barr