|Mom with a Lieca|
|Dad with Speed Graphic|
|Last day of school|
Coming from a family of avid photographers and becoming the "archivist" by virtue of being now the matriarch of the clan, more or less, I still have boxes and albums full of photos to be scanned if I live that long!
After my dad had passed away and then my youngest brother, the only one of us three kids who seriously pursued photography along with his other endeavors, I fell heir to the stash of family cameras. Most of them I have gotten rid of although I still have my little Olympus and one of the Nikons that Dad had ended up with But some few years back I discovered digital and jumped right in. It is soooo convenient to look over your results, simply hit 'delete' to get rid of those that did not come out just right and to snap away with abandon because you are not wasting expensive film. What freedom!
These days I take a lot of photos of trains, sunsets, scenery, my dogs, and on some of my trips. No scanning required; I just link the camera by a USB cable to the computer and with a couple of clicks, voila, there they are. And no, I have not gotten into taking them with my phone or tablet--maybe someday but most of mine I want to edit/crop/study before they go out to the world! Two fairly recent efforts below. I expect to be taking photos as long as I live. It is kind of in the genes, I guess. and certainly in the nurture I grew up with.