My name is Debbi, and I recently moved with my Hubs and two cats to central Florida, Seminole to be precise.  For the 14 years prior, I lived in northwestern New Jersey, surrounded by farms and forests, but less than 2 hours from NYC. In 2009, while recovering from surgery for a brain tumor, I Read more...

My name is Debbi, and I recently moved with my Hubs and two cats to central Florida, Seminole to be precise.  For the 14 years prior, I lived in northwestern New Jersey, surrounded by farms and forests, but less than 2 hours from NYC. In 2009, while recovering from surgery for a brain tumor, I rediscovered my love of photography.  I treated myself to a Nikon D90 and started taking pictures again.  Most of them end up in the "deleted" file, but sometimes I get exactly what I envisioned and it feels like magic!

In 2013, I went full-frame with a brand new Nikon D600.  I've bought and sold a number of lenses but now have a stable of 4 that I like quite well - a Nikon 28-300, a Nikon 105 Macro, and Nikon 55 f/2.8, and a Tamron 200-500 (aka "Big Daddy").  I also have a little bridge camera, a Nikon Coolpix p510 that I use for candid shots or when I don't want to lug around a bunch of gear.

What I've learned about myself is that I love nature so most of my shots are of birds, bugs and things outside.  My hubby and I are owned by two cats, so you will occasionally see them here, when they deign to be photographed!  I also like experimenting with the occasional street scene when I'm in NYC, as well as the odd landscape.   I am learning as I go, so always welcome suggestions and tips!