It was just over 50 years ago, my Dad gave me the camera and asked me to use it as he had little success with it. My images came out, he was pleased and I was hooked. Since then I have had a camera in my hand pretty much where ever I went and, having a large family there was always occasions to put my hobby into practice. A few years ago I joined a club (Hoylake PS) and being around fellow enthusiasts (some most accomplished) and entering competitions opened up a whole new area for me - I love it!!