These are some of my happy places . . .
I treated myself to this very fancy Nikon D3200 a few years ago. It produces 6,000 x 4,000, 24MP images. A basic online course helped me to understand the fundamentals of using the camera and I then took a field trip with two highly-skilled photographers to get me started. Since then I have become reasonably competent at using the various dial-based settings on the camera, along with the basic 18-55mm lens.
All the photos on this website are my own work.
The 70-300mm lens is a recent addition. It proved to be very handy when taking photos at the recent Junior Golf World Championship. I could stay on the path as directed and still identify freckles on a golfer’s nose!
Moving to Lowell, MA to pursue my graduate program had the added benefit of discovering the Mill City Toastmasters club within walking distance from my apartment . . . a staggering two blocks away! I enjoy the club atmosphere tremendously – great camaraderie between us as we all practice and grow in our leadership and public speaking skills.
I will also be serving as the District 31 webmaster for the 2017 – 2018 toastmaster year.
One of the advantages of pursuing a childhood passion through adulthood is that you get to a point where you can afford to buy the items. Some of these creations can be a significant investment. The Lego Architecture series retails at about $50 per item, but the Lego Creator series runs from $150 an up.
So far I have completed the Green Grocer, the Hotel, the Fire Brigade, Town Hall, and a few houses in the Creator series. I have the Lincoln Memorial, the Hancock building, and Rockefeller Center in the Architecture series.
Building these Lego creations is a perfect way to relax on a winter’s evening.