I can't believe I am starting a photography blog.
I have always had a passion for photography; since I was a small child, really. My older brother was a photographer and I used to sit on a chair in his darkroom when he would mix the chemicals needed to develop the film.
It was the coolest thing to see those images appear, as if by magic, onto the paper. I'm not a naturally patient person, but I could sit there and wait with expectation for quite a while.
I remember getting my first point and shoot. Lots of silly pictures were taken with my boyfriend (now my husband), and later our children. I still have most of them packed away in drawers and boxes.
Now that the digital age is here, I use a bridge camera and my photos are stored on multiple SD cards, thumb drives and discs. I think right now I have over 18,000 images on my computer. Most of those never get edited because they aren't very good.
Why do I save them? I'm not really sure. I guess in one way, they are a part of me. My journey. It changed in 2012 when my oldest child passed away. I needed an outlet, an escape. I needed to know that God was still there in the midst of my sorrow. When I walked out into the world with my camera, I could see beauty where I thought there were only ashes.
Life began to have meaning again. The sun rising over the treetops warmed my skin and my soul, and I wanted to capture the moment, hold on to it. So I took a picture. Then another and another.
I joined a FB photography group (Take 52) after watching a video tutorial explaining how to use my new camera, a Nikon Coolpix P510. That's right. No DSLR yet, but I have a dream of owning one someday. This has been a great group for learning and stretching my skills. Enough so that I have gained the courage to start this blog and share my passion for nature, for the glorious beauty God created!
Hence the name, HIS World...as I see it.
I discovered I enjoy making graphics from my photos, too.
I really just want to share the beautiful world around me, the things I see everyday, whether they be fantastic or strange.
Until next time...