After many years in the home building industry, I retired and now have the time to pursue  my love of photography. I love the benefits of the hobby, not just taking photos of favorite places and people, but traveling to new places and meeting new people. My camera is like my passport to new experiences.  The people I encounter have wonderful stories to tell. The places I photograph encourage me to learn more about nature and history.  Looking through the viewfinder opens my eyes and my mind...