As there doesn't seem to be a way to change names here, I'm moving to a new profile, coincident with getting more serious about my photography. This name is irrelevant and has been perceived negatively by some and I need to discard it.
It will take some time to move everything over as I'm taking the opportunity to reprocess many of the photos and color correct, etc. When I'm done, I may delete the duplicates here so that there isn't more than one of them floating around the site, but I feel bad about the comments, favorites, etc. on the current ones, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do.
I only ever had two watchers here, and I very much
This is a new thing for me, taking artistic shots of people. Obviously I've taken thousands of snapshots of family and friends, but actually arranging and composing shots of people, and especially managing poses, clothing and hair, is outside my experience. Which makes it very exciting. And frustrating when it doesn't work. And amazing when it does.
Someplace I got tired of local landscapes. My situation makes it hard for me to travel much or get to out of the way places. I took a break for a few years from landscapes and concentrated on smaller frames, going back to the basics on lighting, color, composition. Now, after fasting from
After five years of regular use, my camera gave up on me and I was bereft for what seemed like a very long time. My absence from deviantART marks that time. Withdrawal, introspection, and a nod from my better half followed eventually, and I stepped up to the compact I really wanted.
It's good to be back behind a real SLR. It's not full frame and so many things have changed since I learned to manage such a camera, but so many things are the same. All I lack now is more time to get behind the camera and shoot. And a few tips from the manual on how to adjust the bracketing or quick settings in various modes. And lenses. Always more lense