A former elementary teacher and oil/gas investor services rep, my latest career has been as a church administrator. But my real passion is photography. It seems I have always had an "eye" for photogrpahy. It began in childhood but really took off when I bought my first 35mm camera just out of college, a Yashica. Through a Minolta, many Canons, and now a Nikon D5000 DSLR with a Tamron 18-270 lens, I have taken literally tens of thousands of photos, about 80% of them nature shots. Now it's time for me to seriously do something with them rather than file and just share with friends!