When it comes to photography, the art has always eluded me. Being severely camera-challenged since birth, I have never aspired to anything more than the old point-and-shoot method.
About twenty-five years ago, back in the ancient days of film, I got my first camera, a Kodak pocket camera. It was easy to operate and took wonderful pictures. Perfect for a camera dummy. Oops, sorry - camera-challenged individual.
I took it on some short vacation trips and on my more memorable trip to London in 1989, where I got some nice, ordinary, ho-hum shots of things like Kensington Gardens, the Tower of London, the Royal Albert Hall, family, friends and so on.
A year or so later, some small part broke that had to do with rewinding the film, and no one would fix it for me. So much for my beloved first camera.
My next pocket camera, still back in the golden era of film, was an Olympus. It wasn't as good as my Kodak, but it worked pretty well until, one day, I forgot it in my backpack and threw the backpack in the washing machine, camera included. (I told you I was a camera dummy!)
The digital era arrived, and for a long time, I went camera-less. I didn't really need one, and, at the beginning, they cost more than I was willing to pay.