Elizabeth S. Craig pointed out that I'd failed to mention my roller coaster addiction. How could I forget?
Several commented on my photography, in particular the black & white. I started taking photos when I was 12 and learned to do B&W photography in high school through classes and the yearbook staff. I loved working in the darkroom and trying new tricks.
I acquired a Nikon 8008 in 1990 and purchased a friend's old B&W enlarger. I started selling stock photos the following year to places such as Cat Fancy and Homes Illustrated. I then moved into wedding and on-site portrait photography.
These days, I just shoot for fun. But my passion is still B&W, as I tend to see the world in shapes and textures over colors. I thought I would share some of those images with you.
A few are from my print days and were scanned into the computer:
(A hand-held, 15 second exposure taken from the top of the rotating Space Needle)
The rest were all taken digitally, including a couple with just a point and shoot:
And where did my love of photography and B&W come from? My father. He could take amazing photos and just by guesstimating the exposure. (He had no light meter.) He took hundreds of shots when he went hiking in the Rockies, including this one:
Did someone inspire one of your hobbies or passions?