I have been interested in photography since I was 12 years old, but never had the opportunity to pursue it until recently. The digital camera renewed my interest and has turned it into my passion. I enjoy capturing the moment and keeping it forever whether it is a flower, a landscape or my family. I discovered the online world of photography through PhotoAlley which led me to The other photographers (who are very talented) gave me the confidence to pursue my passion. My friends and family encouraged me to share my images and maybe even sell a few. I sold my first image in June. I started with a cheap point and shoot, moved on to my first SLR, a Pentax K1000 which I used for many years. I was given a Kodak Digital camera when my first grandchild was born and I haven't stopped since. I now have a collection of Nikon's, the N80 film SLR, the Coolpix 5000, and now the Nikon D70 DSLR. I also have a Nikon Coolscan for digitizing my negatives and slides. I hope you enjoy your visit to my gallery. If you are interested in purchasing any of the photo's (except the family images), please contact me or visit my own website, Thank you for visiting.