I started taking pictures as a hobby several years ago with a Canon Rebel 35 mm camera with the basic 35 - 80 mm kit lens and really no knowledge of what I was doing. I did, like a lot of people, two shots of everything hoping to get one good one, and then waited a week for development to see if any were worth keeping.
Digital cameras certainly made things a lot easier. About four years ago I purchased a Panasonic Digital LC43 point and shoot camera and was very happy with the results in my transition to digital. After a while I started to want more creativity in my shots such as control over the shutter speed and exposure times and above all , the ability to change lenses. That led me to purchase a Canon Digital Rebel XTI with a 17 - 85 mm IS lens. A little while later I added a Canon 100 mm f2.8 Macro lens and a set of KENKO Extension tubes as well as a B + W 0.9 ND Filter. I can now do Macro Photo's as well as long shutter speed shots with the filter. I enjoy mostly Nature photography and Macro shots as well as Photo Manipulation. I have now upgraded to a Canon 7D which I am very happy with because of the 18 mp and a burst speed of 8fps.
I also do a lot of woodworking as a hobby. I have made many things ranging from a Cedar Canoe to a baby cradle and small household items. Now I do mostly wood turning and cutting boards. You can see examples of my work if you click on the woodworking tab at the top of the page.
Thanks again for visiting and I hope you enjoy the pictures.