I have been fascinated with photography most of my life. My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic, one of the 126 cartridge cameras. Then I had a 110 camera, one of the thin little cameras that had the tiny little negatives and not so great photographs. I even tried the disk camera. Remember that one? Even tinier negatives and worse photos. Then, finally I got my hands on 35mm. It was a Yashica rangefinder 35mm camera. I discovered with this camera that I had an eye for photographic work. Despite the camera's limitations, I was taking quite nice photographs. I later moved up to a Ricoh SLR 35mm camera. My first "real" camera. It was wonderful. I took rolls and rolls of film. I passed it down to my son when I acquired what I had long thought of as the "holy grail of cameras", a Nikon. I've never gotten quite as familiar with the Nikon as I was with the Ricoh, mainly because as I was starting this new camera relationship, digital cameras were fast replacing film cameras. Long gone are the long aisles of film of many different brands and ISO's. I started working with digital. A bit snobby at first, but as the quality of the digital images increased, the more I appreciated the convenience of downloading a memory card to my computer as opposed to taking film to be developed (and paying the ever increasing rates). I am a stolid convert now. And I am, with this site attempting to make my photographs known to those who would appreciate them and to those who would desire my services as a photographer.