My mother (Fannie Jane Beachy Miller) on left from Sarasota, Fl, Mary Beachy Miller (Mrs. David L. Miller) from Kansas in the center, and on the right, Esther Beachy Zook (Mrs. Henry Zook) from Kalona, Iowa where the three sisters grew up. They are the daughters of Ananias Beachy and Ella Mae Shetler. My mother is celebrating her 86th birthday today. This photo was taken in the summer of 2006 in front of Henry’s house. David’s had just arrived from Kansas, and Mom and I from Ohio. I saw them greeting each other, noticed the similar dresses and decided this is a great photo-op and so here it is.
I am publishing not only so my friends and family find out about some of my activities, but also because I think others may enjoy my photography. I have rarely posted text only in my blog, but have always included a photo. Maybe that will change with this blogging101 course?! I have spent 15 years working in hospital laboratories (chemistry, immunopathology), and also was a school principal for 20 years. I am an American and have spent most of the last 7 years in Bangladesh, where my youngest son works as a linguist. My oldest son lives in Ohio, U.S.A., with his wife and three sons.
I think my two favorite types of photography are portraits and street photography. I would have mentioned lifestyle photography but I think most of that is likely covered by Street Photography! I am shooting with a 7D Canon camera. It was around 1960 when I took my first photo, which was taken with a Kodak Instamatic. I enjoyed taking photos for my High School newspaper and yearbook (1964-66) with a Twin Lens Reflex camera. During that time I did most of the developing (B&W) for those two publications. I purchased a Mamiya/Sekor SLR camera which I used for many years.
I think I posted at least one photo every day on this blog from late 2007 to May 2013. Recently I haven’t done it every day, but try to do it frequently. Very likely this blogging101 course will change some of this. It will be interesting to connect with others with similar photography interests. By the end of this year I hope many more people will be enjoying my photography. I tell people I am not a great photographer, though I have a lot of experience and do love this hobby.
The topics I cover are either travel or photography related, with some personal milestones and important occasions described. Some of my hobbies are hiking, soccer (football), scrabble, and photography. If you are interested in looking into other cultures and countries, and/or enjoy photography you will likely like my blog.