I've always liked the idea of taking photographs. It appeals to me in a way that drawing never has. Maybe because it seems more likely to capture a "perfect" image. I always get frustrated that I can't draw what I can picture in my mind.
I got a digital SLR camera a few years ago; but haven't really done much with it. In truth I still use the automatic settings when I do get it out and that feels wrong.
My WI had a talk from a lady who does wedding photography and she specialises in photos that use light in incredible ways. She even told us how to do it and sent us off to have a practise.
I went with my friends and we had a play. I think the results are spectacular and I'm a bit amazed that I was the one taking the photos. It's inspired me to play around with my camera a bit more and I'm having fun with it. I guess time will tell if I ever learn to use it properly. Watch this space.
I've finished my first novel while enjoying copious amounts of chocolate and cake.