I am a serious enthusiast who enjoys photography and find taking pictures very therapeutic and calming. I enjoy experimenting various techniques and genre and enjoy all of them equally. That makes me an amateur (literally - Ama:love tuer: one who) of photography. I am the first one to admit that composition is not my (strong) forte and I usually practice spray and pray technique. It seemed to have worked so far. My photo gallery is a curated list of photos used in the articles. I have rather a large collection on Flickr ( https://www.flickr.com/photos/bigsur/ ). I do owe it to my family, friends and the forum members of couple of fora, who have provided me advise, feedback, support and more importantly indulged me.