My first loved visual art form was Chinese Brush Painting, but over the last decade, I started to gravitate toward photography. DSLR photography is not a quick study if the photographer is not content to let the camera control everything, and I am not.
When I started to move from taking snapshots to taking art shots, I did not have a clue how to handle my camera, now I most often use manual settings. I am improving every day. My biggest challenge is light. There's rarely enough where I live in Oregon.
However, over the years I have noticed that even in winter there's often a flash of sun near the end of the day. Photographers call the light right after sunrise and before sunset the golden hours. Now that I am no longer young or even middle-aged, this late afternoon sun has become a metaphor for life. The light is there even as we get old, it's our job to go find it or create it. Enjoy the journey. I'm enjoying mine.