Joy to the World: A Gallery of Our Readers’ Most Joyful Photography
You had a blast with Our Canada’s latest Theme Pic Challenge, which was to capture the people and things in your life that bring you joy. Check out this blissful collection of original Canadian photography!
A Very Mindy Christmas
The holidays bring immense joy, indeed! Jen St. Louis of Elmira, Ont. beautifully captures the magic and splendor of Christmas with this striking shot. The lighting and composition are incredible!
Our Theme Pic Challenge inspired Cheryl Power of Newfoundland and Labrador to send us this cute photo. “My daughter Emily is my life, my happiness and my joy. I always put these two ornaments together on our tree – it just seems fitting,” she writes.
If I Fit, I Sit
Here’s another photo by Cheryl Power, who really nailed our Theme Pic Challenge by weaving in a holiday theme. “Nothing says joy more than a cat and a box, and Gandalf loves boxes,” she writes.
Richard Main of Thunder Bay, Ont. sent in this photo of an adorable child who, by the looks of it, can’t get enough of pumpkins!
For many, joy is really about inner peace. Diana Gorski of Edmonton, Alta. took this wonderful photo in Banff. She writes: “Mountains bring me joy … it’s the one place I can really feel joie de vivre.”
Photographer Sharon Peters of Three Hills, Alta. writes: “Spending time with our grandchildren, watching them grow, and being part of their many activities brings us great joy.” Beautiful photo, and even sweeter words!
Welcome to the Family
Photographer Joyce Stolte of Edmonton, Alta. captured one of the most joyous moments of all: a new addition to the family. Beautiful photo, Joyce!
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Dorene Radmacher of Kamloops, B.C. sent us this cheerful photo of a family visit to see Santa Claus. Thanks for sharing, Dorene!
Home Sweet Home
Todd Bellamy of Terrace, B.C. writes: “Home is where the heart of Christmas lives. Our 50’s rancher nestled in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest of B.C.”
Photographer Norma Keith of Baltimore, Ont. captured this awe-inspiring moment between wolf siblings at the Haliburton Wolf Centre.
Fred Allin of Etobicoke, Ont. writes: “While on vacation in the Yukon, we enjoyed this old Western variety show!”
Big Boy’s Joy
Sheri Emerson Sanders of Elkford, B.C. reminds us how joyous nature can be. And with that awesome boat, being one with nature is that much easier!
A Dog’s Life
This photo by Karen Carley of Okotoks, Alta. proves that joy can be many things. For Thumper the dog, it’s discovering seagulls to chase at the ocean!
Tammy Green of Harrington Harbour, Que. writes: “Haven’t seen my cousins in 27 years, so this October I made my way across Canada to see them. We thought it would be fun to make some childhood memories!”
Speaking of happy photos, here’s one from Deb Sandau of Red Deer, Alta. It sure seems like this cute boy has found a love of tractors!
One of the great joys of the holiday season is the sight of carollers. Karin Allin of Mississauga, Onto. captured the Baker Street Victorian Carollers at the Bradley Museum.
Our Theme Pic Challenge inspired Linda Sweeney of Miramichi, N.B. to send us this photo of her adorable fur baby Charlie. Thanks, Linda!
Frank Koenig of Morinville, Alta. writes: “One of our many joys is on my wife’s birthday when the children and grandchildren come out and put the Christmas tree up.”
Gertrude Welder of Kelowna, B.C.’s photo features a beautiful contrast between the bright ornaments and their natural winter backdrop.