So, I recently moved to Florida and discovered something completely new about my mother – she has an odd habit of rearranging my furniture whenever she comes to visit. The first time she visited our home in Seaside Florida, she stayed for just a few days. It was not until after she left that I realized that several of my belongings were not where I usually kept them. I did not think much of it, simply moved them back into place ad went on about my daily life. The next time she came to visit, I had to go to work – I am a photographer at a small local studio – when I cam home I was missing my blue couch – and entire couch! I thought that was a bit odd and when I questioned her; she simply explained that it looked better in the den than it did it the family room.
Now, I am a nice daughter and had no intention of offending my mother who I knew had the best of intentions in mind when she decided to redecorate my home. Still, I like my things the way I like them, so I decided to wait until she left and just put everything back, which is exactly what I did… Continue reading
When you reach a certain age in your life you think you learned all that you can or even want to. I had come to the realization that once the computer got here that was it. I was too old to be learning a new trick. Before I knew it I had my kids and grandkids showing me on the latest laptop what I was missing. So a few of my friends and I went to the local college here in Destin, Florida and took a class. Yes, it was predominantly a senior citizen’s course, with everyone learning the same new tricks to replace old methods.
Then it came, after just learning the world of electronic correspondence through email on the computer, along comes the digital camera. Now my days of photography go way back. You remember those days…the ones before color? Where you had to advance the film yourself?
Now I thought the person who invented the camera that automatically spits out your paper picture for you to view was the most amazing piece of photograph genius I’d ever seen. Boy was I wrong! Continue reading
Learning Photography from the Best
Last year, while visiting family in Destin, Florida, my husband and I took advantage of the great weather and the captivating beauty of the sparkling waters and sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Being an ardent amateur photographer (my husband swears that my camera is my security blanket), this provided me with new subject material for my photography. Fortunately for me, our spontaneous trip to Florida’s west coast happened to coincide with a photo shoot by a professional photographer ( link ) who was capturing scenic shots for a client’s travel brochure. We bumped into this well-known taker of professional photographs while we meandered down the soft sand of Destin’s beach. Continue reading