My grandfather was a wood carver. He hand carved this bear for my mother many years ago. When my mother passed away, I ended up with the bear. I love the detail in him. It is amazing to me that this was carved from a single block of word. It is amazing that that piece of lumber transformed into this bear. Whenever I look at it, I am reminded that out of small and simple things, great things can come to pass.
If a picture paints a thousand words
This blog is a place for me to work on my photography. My goal is to submit a new picture every day and to get better as the moments go by. I take all pictures with my digital camera. I worked for years with a 35 mm minolta, and this is a learning experience for me. I am afraid that I got lazy and allowed the camera to choose most of the settings for me. This is my journey of learning how to shoot a camera that is not in a program mode. It is harder than I ever imagined. That makes this challenge both a new experience and a joy for me.