I take photos, I attempt to get better at it. I cook, and I attempt to get better at that. I have a blog for each of these endeavors.
I have Chronic Lyme Disease and can no longer work. I was a massage therapist for almost 20 years. I miss my work and my clients very much.
Thankfully, both cooking and photography can be done as I feel like doing it and neither requires more effort than I have to give it on any given day.
My husband and I have just begun a grass farming operation on his mother’s land just outside of Brackettville, Texas. A fair portion of my photography is less about art and more about documenting the evolution of our herd and the succession of the property. We’re both excited and scared about this new business.
We hope to be organically certified one day, in the meantime, we’re as close to organic as we can get. Our goal is to produce: a delicious and nutritious daily salad bar for our animals; happy cows; happy chickens; and lean, healthy, chemical-free meat for humans.
Somewhere around here I've got a Canon AE1, but I haven't used it in years. I hope I get back to using it again one day. Especially as it was my first REAL camera. It was also a gift, thank you Darbee!
For the most part, I use my Canon Powershot S3 IS and a few accessories to go with it. Nothing fancy. The tele-converter lens is just a bump in magnification. The lenses are useless so far as I can tell unless you WANT to ruin your shots. I LOVE the power cord--I can plug it into the wall for still shots or portraits and there's almost no waiting for the flash to recharge. Too bad I can't find a way to make it shoot that fast with batteries.
The hood is handy and I leave the lens adapter on the camera 90% of the time. Don't have an external flash for it, yet. But what I really really want for it is a fisheye lens for evening and nighttime sky shots!
It does a pretty decent job of macro shots just as it is, but having a macro lens for it wouldn't hurt my feelings.
The articulating screen rocks. The pop-up flash is the worst thing about the camera, really. The newer models have a hot shoe instead of a pop-up. I bet that's NICE!
I look forward to upgrading this camera in another year or so to the S5. I've gotten used to the Powershot features and I'm not sure I care to learn a new camera. Let alone invest in something new and different. Not unless I find a way to make a money at photography somehow!