After a 33 year career that never really stimulated the creative side of my brain, my interest in photography began. I have always had a love for travel and the outdoors and I thought photography would allow me to develop my creative side and allow me to continue to explore the beauty of the world around me. I was right. I continue to explore the sights around me and grow in my ability to better understand the skills and techniques of photography. Photography has allowed me to learn how to express myself and how I see my surroundings. During my travels, I have had the opportunity to interact with other photographers and see and hear about how they use a camera to capture an image. This interaction continues to challenge me to grow in my ability as a photographer and to see my surroundings in a way that I was never able to before.