I've been retired for ten years already and I still enjoy taking photos. I began photography approximately four years ago by reading everything I could get my hands on. I have been slowly improving my picture taking skills. I've also realize that my favorites subjects are nature and landscape and close-up of people (grandchildren). My goal is to improve as much as possible. My interests are mostly outdoors (hiking, biking and snowshoeing). My wife and I have two children and 3 grandchildren. Last but not least, we have a black and white cat named Gaston.