It has been a long time since I last worked on any art. I was a graphic design student in college, yet found my way into a career managing databases. I enjoy what I do, but miss the excitement I felt upon completion of a piece of artwork. One of my favorite mediums was the camera. I have decided to start practicing that art again. I have begun with taking my camera off the automatic settings and letting my imagination drive the rest. I am also reading some great books that are teaching me how to take great photos.

As part of my first round of practicing, I took my camera with my every where we went on our family vacation. Flowers were my favorite objects to photograph. This cactus is my favorite photo from our trip.