I honestly and truly love being a photographer. In the last couple of weeks, I have had the opportunity to do an Animal Portrait workshop with my photography club, The Antietam Photographic Society. I got some great shots and was pleased with some of the techniques I remembered to use. Techniques that made some of the pictures a bit better than "good". Techniques that made some of the shots look quite special.
Then I got to do a family portrait shoot. My #1 goal that day was to get good pictures. (Which I did, thankfully.) My #2 goal was to make it a load of fun for the family. Which I was successful at.
And today, I got to photograph the local blacksmiths from Anvil Works installing some incredibly nice handrails on some outdoor stairs.
I would have never done these things had it not been for my photography habit.
So I say "Thank You" to the fates that have put me here with a camera in my hand. The road I've traversed to get to where I am now has not been easy. On the contrary, statistically, I've had way more than my share of obstacles to overcome. And I'm sure I'll have many more. But I will pick myself up, dust myself off, and get back to shooting.
Looking through a camera lens is a great way to see the world.
Take good care of yourselves.
And thank you.