All my life I’ve made photographic images for fun, as a “hobby” in my spare time. In the 80’s it was Kodachrome25, an amazing film. Nowadays we have digital cameras, which permit a whole new world of creativity. I derive enormous pleasure and contentment from creating images that express my feelings and thoughts about the intricate and delicate beauty surrounding us. We are all so fortunate that great beauty is never far away. Over the past 12 years or so, old injuries have caught up with me as serious disabilities, affecting every aspect of my life. Now photography is about the only fun, creative thing I can still do. Beside shots I take at home or in my yard, I only get out somewhere else to take photos on average once every couple or few months. My physical disabilities make it extremely difficult to get outside to shoot anymore, but the exercise is part of my physical therapy. Walking on uneven ground has always been the best lower-body exercise I can still do. When I get home, I am in excruciating pain, and my recovery takes days or even weeks. After a December 2017 shoot, I was in bed for 5-6 weeks. But photography is much more than just a hobby to me now, and I won’t stop until I no longer can do it at all. I use a lightweight Nikon full-frame mirrorless camera, and shoot with a super-lightweight 24-70 f4 lens on a tripod. This way I don’t have to hold the camera up for long, and the tripod allows the long time exposures that I prefer. Over the years I have collected a set of old manual prime (single focal length) lenses. These old lenses are small, light and cheaper than newer ones, but capture high quality images. I carry the weight of my small camera and tripod on my hip belt so that I have no weight on my back or shoulders. I edit my photos using Lightroom, on a custom boom-arm computer rig I designed and built myself over a period of years, which allows me to lie flat on my back in bed to work. It’s the only computer I can still use. I never learned to type (more of a hunt-and-peck sort), and using the keyboard is extremely difficult (I can’t see the keyboard) so I don’t type much, but I can use a mouse for about 30-60 minutes before hand and arm pain limits me. Even with this special machine, it takes me a ridiculously long time to edit and finish my photos. I often don’t get to even begin to edit them until months after they have been taken. My goal is to eventually make a set of very large high-resolution prints and to have an exhibit of my work. I still have dreams!