My dad had quite the eye for composition in some of the pics. He really did a great job setting it up and shooting and after taking two camera classes I can really appreciate the job he did. There was no automatic setting on the camera he had. It was all manual. I like to think he was a natural talent at it as I really do not recall him sitting around reading about shooting the perfect picture but again at that time is his life I was not even thought of or was maybe a VERY little sparkle in his eye. So I leave you with a few pics he took from the past......
Waterfall somewhere in Colorado (I am guessing).
Since dad worked for Gurney's there are a lot of flower pictures. Guess that is where I got that gene!
My grandpa (my dad's dad). Even though the picture is dark it still shows a lot about him. He smoked a pipe, of course that is obvious, but he was a hard working guy that was very caring, and would do anything for his kids and grand kids. He worked for the county driving the maintainer around the Obert county roads (see the old Obert school house in the back ground?). I never saw him get upset, well except when my and my sister would fight, but still he never really raised his voice and I really do not remember him saying a bad word about anyone. He was the only grand parent I knew and he will always hold a special place in my heart!
Thank you Beth and Terry for all the work you did!