There’s something about taking pictures. It connects you with the human race… It gives you a mind’s eye view of the world… Shows the window to the soul…Tells a story…Frees the imagination…Captures the truth.
It is a universal language. Everyone loves to see themselves in photographs and to see photos of people and things that they love. When I am behind my camera, I see the greater good, the brightest color, the person behind the eyes, and the wonder of all God’s creatures. There is nothing that rivals that feeling.
Wherever I go, when I take my camera, I am transported to another dimension! Strangers are drawn to me and want me to take their picture, or ask me to use their camera to take their picture. Once on a trip to Mardi Gras’, I began taking pictures during a street dance. Soon, couples I didn’t know and would never see again, danced by and posed, wanting me to capture their revelry. I must have taken 300 pictures in a two-hour span. Photography breaks down barriers and builds relationships.
When I was 10 years old, my dad let me take a camera to Girl Scout camp. It was a Brownie. Brownie Cameras were boxed shaped and you looked down through the top to find your subject. The film had to be threaded through the inside maze until it clicked into place. I thought it was fabulous.
Through the years I have had the Brownie, Polaroid, Instamatic, Digital and of course disposable! After I retired, I purchased a Nikon 3100 and began my true love affair with photography. I have, of course, chronicled our family’s growth, events, and trips, but I have also been fortunate enough to capture some glorious sights.. and here are just a few.
Outside of Denver at Buffalo Bill’s Grave!Kerrville, Texas
My beloved Maine!Peek-a-boo Kitty
San Antonio Zoo
Sunset was taken courtesy of God and Galveston!