I've always loved taking pictures....
It all started way back when I was a wee Girl Scout...being outdoors, high on the giggles, and having a camera...a deadly combination....hoards of crazy (and creative) pictures abounded.
I suppose being around horses helped too...because I had to have photos of my favorites covering my walls at all times.
And, I know my parents probably encouraged my little habit too, they were pretty good at that.
My love for taking photos has only increased over time, and that's been fitting, because I've been fortunate to work in some gorgeous places, often under unique circumstances.
I think my fellow hotshot crewmembers wanted to strangle me at times when I was busting out my camera as we were slaving away putting out fires across the country...but, no one ever complained when they got the amazing CD of photos at the end of the year...
I often showed up a bit early to my horseback riding instructor gig in Minnesota, so that when I gathered the horses up for the day, I could take my time and snap a few photos along the way.
The outfitter that I worked for in the Bob Marshall of Montana used to help feed my photo habit too...as we would let the horses out to graze for the day, I'd be allowed to run up ahead in order to get photos of them crossing the river.
And now we live in Arkansas, surrounded by hundreds of acres of forest, streams, and caves. Somebody pinch me. But, please don't.
I just went digital about 2 years ago, so all of my pictures from Minnesota and Montana were taken using my dad's old film Canon AE-1 camera, many using black and white film.
Now I use a Canon EOS 50d, and I'm still slowly getting used to all it can do.
Like many people, photography is currently just a hobby for me...but I decided it would be fun to take it a step further and create this website. I enjoy thinking of creative things to do with my photos, and I wanted to share them with you.
ps. Check out my blog
if you have a minute-especially of-dogs-and-life
(it's my fav-but a little on the longer side)...or she-bangs
for something a little more on the silly (short) side...profile photo by R. Green-Norton 12.6.2012