I love photography. I have loved it since I was in elementary school, and I got my first 110 camera with the flash bar. My dad got a Minolta 35mm a few years later and I was fascinated with learning how to use it. Most days I enjoy being behind the camera either taking pics of my kids, vacations, or just what ever is around me. I have boxes of pictures in my basement and thousands of pics on my computer I have taken over the years.
If you go back and look at them all they chronicle people and places I have come in contact with or places I have gone. I would be fun to put them all together and see the timeline of mine and my family’s life. I do have a stack of pictures that are stuck together when I house burned down. I just couldn’t get rid of them. I love photos!
It sometimes drives my girls crazy when I bring out the big girl camera. I get the look, but I pray that one day they will be happy I took all of those pictures. My photo has gotten higher due to my camera phone. I always have a camera with me and to have one in places I don’t have my big girl camera.
Another thing from my past that drives my photography is my years in architecture and art in college. It taught me to look at objects and places differently, and that is why you may wonder at some of my photos. I love details, small things, and out of the ordinary. Because of this, my art in my home consists of my photography. Why buy when I can make my own.
This summer I was able to take some really neat photos using God’s world around me. We were out in a picnic area and I was fascinated by fungi on a log. I looked for beauty in the small things. We would go on hikes, and I was wanting to take pics of all the little things I saw. In nature, there are so many wondrous things God has created, if only we would take the time to stop and look.