Mary Ellen Bleeden

has been a member since Aug 2009 and goes by mbleeden.

Photography is an ongoing passion and advent of the digital camera makes it even more enjoyable. I especially love the immediate gratification I get from shooting a photo and instantly seeing the results. Flowers, country landscape, & Chicago's magnificent architecture are favorite topics. Looking through the viewfinder enables me to see the world through new eyes. By slowing down to look at the amazing details of things around me, I have a richer awareness of the everyday world.

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3 Sep 201010 views

Simple Pleasure

3 Sep 201014 views

First Peony

12 May 20107 views, 1 favorite, 1 comment

Urban Mission

30 Apr 201017 views

Gross Point Lighthouse

30 Apr 201027 views

Lilies and Roses

30 Apr 201036 views, 1 comment

Simply Spring

30 Apr 201021 views, 1 comment


30 Apr 201068 views, 2 favorites, 3 comments
In "Photo Challenge: Turning Point"

Antique Fixture

22 Apr 201027 views, 1 favorite, 1 comment

Cottage in Spring

22 Apr 201028 views, 1 favorite

Flower Power

22 Apr 201034 views, 1 favorite, 1 comment

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Mary Ellen's votable photos

Q: My sister in-law recently gave me a Canon EOS 10D digital camera body. Having only used point and shoot cameras, what would be a good beginners lens to get for this camera? Should I get kit lens to start with?

A: Do you know?