I have taken a few college classes in black and white photography. It was the old school way with actual film and a darkroom. I found working on prints in the darkroom to be really soothing. Though I do tend to lose a sense of time in there. I enjoy looking at art type...
I shoot all my photos on film (medium format) in color and in black & white.
I also print my them on photographic paper using chemistry.
I use Hasselblad cameras, Rollei, Bronica and sometimes a 4x5 Graflex. I never use a flash, even when shooting indoors.
But this picture I took is one I'm most proud of.
This is Amoudi Bay in Santorini,Greece. Heaven on earth to me. Took this on my Mediterranean cruise on October 23rd, 2013. Beautiful Bay lined with great seafood restaurants.
I rescued her from a shelter. It took her along time to let down her walls.. But She is a gift!
I think rescue animals make the best pets because they know you saved them from living in a cage of hell.