Photography was always just a “thing” for me like many other “things” in the world. Not something I was particularly passionate about.
And then I was wandering away from a group of friends at a winery outside of San Diego and this kid was kicking a futbol in the vineyard. My point-and-shoot, a Nikon S1 at the time, captured the image on March 6, 2006. I was in Cali for eTech 2006 and I heard about this site called flickr.
Turns out the flickr community was pretty cool. And I thought I signed up for a web site, not a community! Yet people like Jeff Balke, Cybertoad, ChristineBPC, slight clutter, laanba, darkhairedgirl, jonmatthew, deneyterrio, gwendolyn, tetheredto, jamiefarquhar, notsouh, inspired and helped me learn. I remember in particular Jeff sending me a two page email on how to adjust the camera to take a photo in low light. Two pages. From a guy I barely knew. Wow. These were some good people!
I’ve had some successes and a few photos in photography shows. I’ll link those later. For now my photography can be see online at: