I love to travel and I love to take pictures… I also love to write. What could be more appealing to me than a blog where I can share what I love with others?
When I was young, I was a photo fanatic, even processing my own color prints in my home darkroom. Those of a certain age who remember early color print technology know how color chemistry was an exacting and critical process.
Eventually life got in the way of my photography hobby and snapshot cameras replaced the more capable cameras in my collection. As I neared retirement and thoughts of travelling danced through my dreams, I envisioned myself as a professional landscape photographer, travelling the world and selling images by the score. I would soon be raking in all kinds of cash to be spent eagerly on all the latest photographic gear.
Reality, of course, didn’t match my dreams, and the notion of running a business got in the way of doing what I love best, taking pictures and traveling and taking more pictures. I have sold the occasional print, but mostly, I give them away to friends and family.
The time I spend writing and sharing my work on Facebook, Twitter and on my own blog pages are some of my most enjoyable hours in the day. Those hours are second only to the hours I spend “in the field” visiting new and interesting places hoping to find a photo story to share with my friends in the blog-o-sphere. I hope you, dear reader, find the time to stop and visit, leave a comment or two and share your experiences at the places I visit.
Expect to find digressions here as well… I love aviation, hiking, technology and history. Readers will find me exploring these topics as well. Welcome to my home on the Interweb!
Find my photo page on Facebook at Photo By Johnbo. I am also on Twitter @photobyjohnbo and Instagram @steinej2.