After a bout with cancer a few years ago I started paying more attention to the world around me. I starting finding beauty in most everything I saw. I do prefer taking pictures of nature although I occasionally find myself taking pictures of man made objects and more rarely, people.
I grew up more interested in science and math than I did the arts. I took the usual photos with my brownie camera growing up, but wasn't that interested in photography until I got my first digital camera and didn't have to have film developed. I became more aware of the beauty in world around me after a bout with cancer, but I didn't really start to learn to compose a picture until my daughter started showing me what to look for in a picture or a painting such as how to draw a person's eye to a particular area. I am still learning with my 6th digital camera and I am still using point and shoot cameras, but hope to buy a Digital SLR camera one of these days. Most of my pictures are taken on hikes as I hike every Saturday. I occasionally travel and am including pictures taken on those trips. I also, like the idea of being able to take my digital photos and apply filters. They can then take on a whole new meaning.