I've been snapping pictures like crazy since about the time I learned to write in cursive, with any camera I could get my hands on, from instamatics and a hand-me-down black and white Scout camera, courtesy of one of my siblings, to an Olympus 35mm Tom bought me - and that was subsequently stolen from our home a few years later.
Some of my first work...
I improved over the years (I hope) but never took the time to really play around with angles, lighting, and all of that fun, creative stuff. But thanks to my friend Ann, whose Nikon I coveted, I begged for a new camera... and now thanks to my blogging friend Jillsy (click here to see the beautiful images she captures on her camera), I've been inspired to really learn how to use it and reawaken my photography passion. And I'm loving it! No, I didn't need another hobby or time-sucker, but I refuse to feel guilty about it.
Starting today, I'm going to post my favorite photos of the past week every Friday. Or at least try to. Here are the first ones...
I discovered this little lady between our deck and the tops of some trees this week, hard at work on her delicate web. The light was perfect... she was at just the right level with me... and thank you, Tom, for my zoom lens so I didn't have to get any closer! (She's an orb-weaver, if you're wondering.)
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