I tried painting but found I am not able to easily transfer the images from my head to my hands. I found with photography, the camera is my paintbrush and I can easily create images. My favorite images are close-ups that almost appear to be "real" or "live". I love it when I take a photograph and can experience the "feel" of it with any of my five senses and I love to share these photos with family and friends. I love using my DSLR camera to take photos of flowers, animals, landscapes, architecture, objects, and humorous situations.