Random thoughts and photos as I develop my photography business (Saddleback Hills Photography) in hopes of an early retirement. Wish me luck.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Back in Time
I got too busy tonight planning my studio :o) and did not get a new picture taken but looked at some of my old pictures to find one to post. This picture was taken with my Kodak Brownie camera back in I think 1963 on a family trip out west. It was taken not too far from Mount Rushmore. My interest in photography started a very long time ago thanks to my Dad who seemed to always have a camera in his hand. I was 12 when I took this one which was part of my 4H exhibit that took Grand Champion at the county fair the following summer. Even though the print has faded over the last 45 years (I was able to enhance it a little when I scanned it) I still think it is a pretty good picture. Hope you like it.
A little about me – I’m a 59 year old grandmother with 9 grandchildren living in rural North Central Indiana. I have many interests, Photography, Woodworking, Traveling, Oil Painting, Sewing, Gardening and more. Too many interests and not enough time (or money) to pursue.
My passion is the Photography, after developing an interest as a child (thanks Dad) I took Grand Champion in Photography at the county fair at 13, so I at least knew I had a little promise. For most of my adult life, my photography was on the back burner with raising a family and life in general getting in the way.
With my passion being renewed of late, in 2008 I got my first dSLR and I have been a “picture taking fool” ever since. I’ve done a couple of weddings now, am dabbling in portraits and love taking pictures of nature, animals and landscapes.
We started construction on a post frame building in the spring of 2009 which will house a 3 car garage and my studio. I can’t wait. It has been a long process but the studio is almost done and is currently usable.
Please feel free to comment on any of the pictures I post.
Here is a list of the equipment I have available for use. My current favorite lens is the 24 mm wide angle lens.
Pentax K10D Body Pentax K20D Body 28 mm f 2.8 50 mm f 2.0 135 mm f 2.8 500 mm f 8.0 18-55 mm f 3.5-5.6 35-70 mm f 2.8-4.0 50-200 mm f 4-5.6 80-200 mm f 4.5-5.6 50 mm f 1.4 24 mm f 1.8 650-1300 mm f 8.0 - 16 0.22 Fisheye 0.42 Fisheye