Recently I won a Panasonic GX7 camera through a National Trust competition. The idea was to take a photograph of a sign saying "Thank You Nature" and then share it with the National Trust on social media using the tag #ThankYouNature.
My husband had previously suggested I might enjoy photography, but I had balked a little at the cost of setting up, not sure that I would really take enough photos to justify such expense.
So when this competition came up, I entered (several times actually) and won with a funny little image with wild flowers between my toes!
The GX7 camera I won, ended up being ideal for me as it is so very light and yet has almost as much photographic ability as a full DSLR. New lenses for it are also much cheaper than for DSLR.
So I bought an extra lens or two and started to take photos of the birds on the feeders here at home. I've also got a bit fascinated by scenery. Anyway as a new, and less energetic hobby, I find there is much to recommend it.
Here are a few of my favourite shots to date:
Still so much to learn, but a great excuse to sit still outside for extended periods of time. :)
PS I've just got started with Flickr - You can view more of my photos here.