Like most of you I'm interested in more than one thing. I love to make pottery, but I'm also very interested in photography; have been since my dad let me use his Kodak Brownie when I was about 8 years old. I'm not a professional photographer but a passionate amateur. Well, passionate off and on. I can go for months without taking a single photo and then one day I grab my camera and take five hundred shots. Out of those hundreds of shots, there might be a handful worth keeping. I figure that if I take enough photos some are bound to turn out okay. But that only makes sense if you're not paying for film.
If I remember correctly, the following photos are images I've taken since 2008. Almost all of them were taken with a Canon Power Shot A720 IS, a typical point-and-shoot. I had to retire that camera in July of 2014 so now I use my daughter Bethany's Canon S95, another point-and-shoot, along with my Samsung Galaxy S4 smart phone. The Samsung isn't a great camera, but it's always there when I need it.
I also like to play around with photos using the software that came with the camera. In the past I sometimes did a little too much playing around with my photos and I spend less time manipulating them now.
Most of the photos were taken in Hawaii, but many of them were taken during family trips to places like Michigan, Kentucky, and California. A few of the photos were taken by other family members and friends, but their pictures are included here because I told them how to take the picture or I just stole them, manipulated them and made them my own (sort of). Looking back at these images, it reminds me of moments I shared with family and friends and of something special that caught my eye.