"Thanks Stephanie. I know what you mean about collections, I seem to have one myself. It seems like every Christmas, someone brings one over for me. I just put them by my shed outside and forget them (other than watering) and they…"
"Terrific shot Earl - love the raindrops and composition :-) My Mother has a wonderful collection of these, one is ancient and still blooms and is about to take over her dining room it's so big, but she's a few thousand miles from me…"
Photography became a serious part of my life around 2001. I was injured at work and photography broke the boredom that follows when one is retired and has to adjust a day full of pain; and also adjusting to not participating in the fast paced world I use to live in. My father was a professional photographer for the city/county of Jacksonville/Duval County, Florida when I was 6-7 yoa. I remember his dark room, the smell of the chemicals and his photographs. I was hoping he would teach me this mysterious art he loved. However, he died when I was 7 and I never got to learn the "how to's" and his secrets. After my injury, I started shooting photos of and on and was told that the photos were good. That is when it became a passion, one that I want to master; however I feel that is a dream for me as there is so much to learn. I am 58 and I started way too late in life to get to his level, but by God I am going to try.
Pentax K 10D and various Kiron, Sigma and Vivitar lens.
thanks for your kind comments, Macro is really fun when its dark outside in the winter, then you start looking round the house, so many items to take and have fun with, winter is just not long enough...
Never missed an airshow at Lakenheath & Mildenhall 1965-1980's. In the seventies I remember the F100 Super Sabre's and Phantom's. I served in The parachute regiment 74-83 and sometimes emplaned at Mildenhall. Things are pretty quite now compared to the 70's Only this week the USAF announced that flying training at Lakenheath is to be reduced. I live in Peterborough,. our local USAF base Alconbury has been closed a number of years now