1956 Kodak Brownie Starmite
I started taking pictures back in fifth grade, using a little Kodak Brownie.

I still have the little wood-bound photo album, filled with carefully mounted and labeled photos like these. When I look at these pictures now, I am first amused and then smitten by memory. So strange that one can travel in time so easily.

Circa 1960, Ohio

Ages later, in the late 1980s, using an old Nikon I bought from a friend, I took a darkroom course. (You know, where you actually develop film in baths of chemicals and mess with burning and dodging?)

Here is my best image from that era, one of a gorgeous, mysterious stranger (who happens still to be my hubby years later). Jim at Adriana's, May 13, 1989
Still ages later, I now use a baby Canon. Here is one of my favorites from the current round of work:

Palmetto fans I, by Mike Shell

BTW, this link takes you to all the Walhydra's Porch posts involving photography, mine or that of others.

Bless├Ęd be,