Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How Did I Get Started?

It all started with this:

My first camera was given to me as a birthday present at the age of 10? Not really sure if that is the exact year but close. You remember the old film cameras with the cube flash. Each picture precious because it cost MONEY to find out what it looked like.

Then came the POLAROID.

I loved this baby because you could see your picture in five minutes. The film was expensive so this camera went to the wayside quickly. Although I wish I had kept it for the retro affect.

 Then the 110 Camera:

This is the camera I had during my teen years. This camera took trips to family gatherings, vacations, friends, school trips, and my honeymoon. It was stolen during a cruise in 1984. Sad day!

I went through a few more point and shoot cameras before the age of DIGITAL! Then I lost all control and took pictures of everything. My poor family puts up with my obsession with taking just the right shot. Hopefully I will get better and won’t have them “hold” that pose forever…..

My inspiration comes from the world around me. I see beauty in the simple things, such as backyard nature, family times, travel adventures, architecture, and art. I enjoy art museums, books on photography and reading creative blogs.

I am not sure where my obsession with photography will take me, but for now I enjoy sharing my pictures with family and friends. Thanks for stopping by………….


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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Toy

I have recently upgraded my point and shoot to a Nikon.  I am taking my photography to the next level. 

Tuffted Titmouse

I enjoy shooting all the little critters in my backyard.  Here are shots of some backyard birds.  They are kind of blurry due to the fact I am shooting from my dining room table. 

 I have ordered some books and plan to learn the more technical side of photography.
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Monday, August 15, 2011

Little Friend

Michael pointed out this little guy while we were walking the trail.  He stuck around to let me take a few pictures.

Little Picasa Magic!
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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Florida Flowers

On our recent trip to Florida I took some flower pictures.  Hibiscus are all over the place down there.

I love the colors of this one!

Not sure what this is but, snap, snap..... 
 I can never have to many plant or flower pictures.
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