I’ve had a love affair with cameras since I was a child and watched my Mother use her old red box camera that produced black and white pictures.  Later, I saved enough money to get a “Brownie” with which I recorded the highlights of my teen years.  Other cameras followed and I captured the growth of our three children.  Our friends know that I have a camera in my purse all the time.  I can’t stand the thought of missing a shot.

I felt restricted during my years of shooting film because I had no control over the processing of the photographs.  Needless to say, I was ready for the technology of digital cameras.  I have been enthralled with the results since downloading my first photo.  Gone are the days of having to finish my roll of film and wait for processing.  Now it’s instant access to my pictures along with computers and programs designed to crop, adjust, and save.  Add to this, new processing technologies, paper, canvas, and the shot often becomes a piece of art.

The world is full of beauty and there is nothing better than being able to share what I see with others.  The opportunity to capture one moment in time, whether it is the mist in the morning, a colorful sunset, a hummingbird at the feeder, the architecture of an old building, the glow of a flower, or a snowy morning, exhilarates me.  To share that moment with someone else seems to be a gift to both of us.