Here’s to the dreamers!

Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life.Mary Oliver I managed to catch up with two new TV series this weekend and both of them have got me thinking about dreamers. And about being a dreamer. The first was “Our Zoo” based on the true story of George...

Here’s to the dreamers!Margaret

The Zen of Cherry Blossoms

What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms. Kobayashi Issa If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to find yourself standing in the middle of a shower of cherry blossom petals then you will appreciate this quote by Kobayashi Issa, a Japanese poet regarded as one of the haiku masters. Of course, cherry blossoms are...

The Zen of Cherry BlossomsMargaret

Photographing Bodie

At the end of a 13 mile dusty, bumpy gravel road that runs off Highway 395 in California’s Mono County region, lies the town of Bodie. An old gold-mining town which once had a population of 10,000, Bodie today is a real-life ghost town. And one of my favourite places to visit and photograph. You can...

Photographing BodieMargaret

The Butterfly

I've always been drawn to watercolour painting but its an art I have yet to master (I do try, but generally give up in frustration!). I began thinking about ways I might be able to incorporate a watercolour effect into my photographs without simply heading to Photoshop and applying a filter (they don't tend...

The ButterflyMargaret


As we trudge reluctantly ever closer to the heart of winter, I remind myself that curled up tight in its furry cocoon, the magnolia flower waits patiently to bloom again next spring...


Wild Geese

One of my favourite poems is by Mary Oliver. In the fall, in Northern California, huge flocks of water birds including cranes and eider ducks gather in a raucous, lively community. I've been fortunate to photograph there a number of times, and I always think of this poem as the skies overhead fill with...

Wild GeeseMargaret

Follow your Bliss?

“Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in...

Follow your Bliss?Margaret

Behind the Photo

In my former life, one of the more fun things I got to do was plan and host media visits to the Yukon in Canada’s far north. Now that I finally have lots of time to do my own thing, I started sorting through more than 8,000 images that were languishing on an old...

Behind the PhotoMargaret

The best of 2013

Despite its challenges, 2013 provided lots of opportunities for photography in some amazing places. A 10,000km road trip from California to the Yukon and back again was the adventure of a lifetime. I thought that before we get too far into 2014, I would share some of my personal favourites from last year. Triple Falls...

The best of 2013Margaret

The Blank Canvas

It was just over a year ago that I took a leave of absence from my job and went to Missoula, Montana to undertake 11 weeks of photography training. It seems inconceivable that a whole year could have gone by already. But its been a year of incredible change - electing to leave my...

The Blank CanvasMargaret

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Margaret Goodwin Photography

They call her a dreamer

What Stops You?

Life in a Northern Town

Waterfall Wonderland

Photoshop is not a moral issue

Art from the Heart: Letting Go

Exploring Victoria – Playfair Park

Chasing Waterfalls on Vancouver Island

5 Free Places to Photograph Flowers in Victoria

Hatley Castle Gardens

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