Maybe just a word about myself…I am a Civil Engineer by profession (some say there are no such things!). I’m actually a groundwater hydrologist, if that means anything to the average person – think water, wells, etc. and you start to get the picture. I am a member of the over-50 crowd and have recently joined the “retired community” (in late 2011). My wife told me I could not retire without “A Plan.” I agreed and this blog-site is part of that. I am an amateur photographer and want to expand my abilities. I enjoy capturing images and sharing them. I have provided numerous photos to friends and family and get much satisfaction seeing my work in their homes. I have a long way to go – just a brief time on Flickr and elsewhere (such as here on WordPress) lets me know that there are a lot of accomplished photographers out there. By the way, many of my images were made with an original Canon Rebel digital camera – no letters or suffixes on that, just a plain old Rebel – the kind that Andre Agassi used to sell. But I recently upgraded to a Canon 7D and a pro EF lens (24-70mm f2.8). I really like the camera and, boy, am reluctant to put any other lens on it – it is fantastic! So, hope you enjoy some of what you see…and let’s see if my work improves with time.
Ok, so much for that. Maybe a bit about Hill Street Blues. I live on a Hill Street (in Champaign, Illinois, USA about 2 hours south of Chicago on the great plains of the Midwest). It seemed an appropriate title – apologies to the TV show and I hope I am not in copyright violation. Also, I am not usually a sad person, so “blue” does not necessarily stand for my mental state. Just seemed catchy. And it’s a color I like – one of my favs.