It’s been a year since I started Four Deer Oak. 330 posts, approximately 1840 comments, 194 followers and nearly 14,000 page views! I’m astonished that I’ve been doing this for a year after I had let my last blog lapse for so long that I was a bit concerned about starting a new one. I’m equally astonished that I’ve been able to update daily since November. But, I’m even more amazed that people – hello! that’s you! – stop by to read my posts, look at my photographs, and comment. So, a big THANK YOU to all you who continue to make blogging fun! I hope you find a few enjoyable moments whenever you browse through here.
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Liberate Your Art
Photographer, Reader, Writer, Thinker, Dreamer
I bought my first SLR camera (a Yashica TL-ELECTRO) when I was 17 and imagined I would become a great photographer. My love of photography, unfortunately, was thwarted by a photo-journalism class (the first "C" in college, but not the last!) as well as several packages of accidentally exposed photo paper and the high cost of film on a student budget. An unexpected gift of a Canon Rebel xSI four years ago reawakened those old, dormant dreams. A bit wiser now, I knew that photog instructor was full of bs even if technically he was pretty good. I began snapping away and haven't looked back. Mostly, I shoot nature photography because flowers and rocks don't talk back at you when you pose them.