Don is Portrait 164′s (my mother-in-law’s) neighbor and the friendly appointed road commissioner of Murphy Lane in Hampden. For years I would see him walking his dogs up the driveway and never really had a conversation with him except for polite pleasantries. That was until I found out that he was the secretary for the Eastern Maine Camera Club. You may know that I enjoy taking the occasional snapshot, so any opportunity to speak with another photographer is a good one. There are so few around nowadays, you know.I eventually joined the camera club after many conversations with Don, but between school, work, and kids, I haven’t had much time to participate. I entered in the open competition this past season and you can see how I did here if you’re interested. I got 1st place overall in the color prints category and placed with every image I entered. Not bad, if I do say so myself… for a first-timer. Maybe I’ll have some more time coming up now that the project is ending in THREE DAYS!!!