Hi! My name is Bob. I live in the great state of Indiana in a small town in the central part of the state. I have a love for photography, cooking, gardening, wood working, traveling to state and national parks and meeting new people.
My interests in photography began while I was stationed in Okinawa while in the Air Force, where I bought a Petri 35mm camera with a standard 50mm lens and a 135mm lens. Just after I received my discharge from the Air Force in 1977 I began a correspondence photography course as I wanted to learn more than the trial and error of photographing subjects. My interests in photography include but are not limited to portraits which covers individual, senior, family, new born and just about any type that strikes my fancy at the moment. My love for nature gets me out into state and national parks often. Even a small city park can hold some great subjects if you only look. Along with the course I took I also bought and read every book I could get my hands on. Although I have a couple dozen books on different subjects, I am still learning new tricks and techniques. At this time I have enough lighting equipment, backdrops and so on to open a studio. However there are so many Uncle Johns and Aunt Sally’s with point and shoot digital cameras that a true professional will be like the dinosaur and someday become extinct. As far as I am concerned, you get what you pay for when you hire anyone for photography, the same as you would by hiring some guy off the street to work on your home remodeling. He may have the tools but does he actually have the skills to do the work!
Cooking, I did it for years while raising my three children and I think I became very good at making some delicious meals. Now I cook for myself on a regular basis and I make enough for several meals so I either freeze, dehydrate or can leftovers. Nothing better than wanting something quick and just popping a frozen meal into the microwave and have a hot meal in less than 7 minutes. Unfortunately I had to change my eating habits due to a minor heart attack in January 2013. So I am learning a whole new way to think about food. It is hard but I guess I will get used to it. I still have cravings for McDonalds and other fast food restaurants. The body loves getting fat no matter if it is good for you or not. What’s bad is that the really nice restaurants are not good for you either due to the sodium and bad fat content in the foods.
My woodworking skills are being honed whenever I can get out into my shed to try something new.
Each year I plant my vegetables in my small (16X70) garden. Each year during the winter I count the days before I can get back out into the garden. All my vegies I grow usually end up being eaten while still in the garden, made into a nice meal for dinner or canned. These past two years have been a bad year for the garden due to the droughts we had in Indiana. Each year I hope it will be better.
I hope you enjoy reading my post (ramblings) and what photographs I do post on here. I would appreciate you leaving comments on my posts whether it is good, bad or indifferent.
Thanks for reading this.
If anyone is interested in purchasing any photographs you see on my blogs, just ask and I can quote you a price for a professionally printed and mounted photograph. Unfortunately, I will have to offer this for the United States only due to the expense of sending anything overseas. Sorry folks.