A long time ago
Photography, swedish weaving, traveling, motorcycles (actually Goldwing Trike), boating, reading, drawing and poetry.
Martha became a member of the FanArtReview community in April 2011. She has always had an interest in photography but it was mostly centered around family events and photos when traveling. The real passion for photography began when her husband bought her a Canon T1i for Mother's Day in 2010. She took a basic photography course, bought several books and started taking lots and lots of pictures. She will admit that in the beginning most of them ended up in the trash, but lately has started to find more and more "keepers". Her family and friends have been very kind to praise her pictures but she wanted to find a forum of like-minded individuals willing to offer more concise, honest criticism of her work. She felt that only then would she know for certain whether her photos had merit. She has been humbled, amazed and grateful for the acceptance of her work by others in this community of artist but believes she is nowhere close to being in a league of such amazing quality art as shown by truly artistic people on this site. She is grateful to her husband for supporting her newfound passion and is always willing to stop as soon as it is safe and possible when she sees a photo opportunity. Occasionally they are able to take trips on their Goldwing trike and her camera has become a permanent part of her riding attire. Leaning more toward landscape and sunset photos, Martha recently had the honor of photographing a young man for his Senior pictures. Never having considered portrait photos before she found it a fun, rewarding experience and has another Senior photo shoot coming up soon involving two sisters. She is currently beginning a series of photos involving old, abandoned barns she and her husband find while triking around the countryside. She spends the months of January and February on South Padre Island, TX and enjoys having new territory and subjects to photograph while there. She looks forward to meeting more and more members of this select community and hopes they will forgive her for being so slow to find her way around and become a part of this group. She enjoys looking at all the works of art and hopes that those she reviews are taken in the spirit for which they are intended. Her main goal is to learn and grow and meet new friends with the same interests.
Photography teaches that how well you see has nothing to do with how well you see~annonymous
MARTHAHOLLOWAY IS FOLLOWING
Wanted to apologize in advance for having to take some time off from reviewing. I am having some minor surgery tomorrow and my husband is having knee surgery on Thursday. I'm hoping to get back on track within a few days since I'm tougher than my husband but he's a big baby so will no doubt be an indentured servant taking care of him:) Don't tell him I told you all that; it will just be our little secret....
March 27 at 12:56AM
ljaksha : Wishing you a speedy recovery, and luck with your husband.
March 27 at 8:46AM
JjMayfield : Best wishes to your family
March 29 at 5:36AM
MarthaHolloway : Thank you both very much. Hubby just went into surgery so hopefully once he's out it will just be healing up and good to go:)
March 29 at 12:07PM
Merry Christmas to all on FanArt and may 2012 bring each of you only good things throughout the year.
December 22 at 10:29PM
Would you believe that today is our 41st anniversary and my husband came down with a stomach flu during the night. Can't even keep a glass of juice down:( I feel so bad for him. Now I'm sitting here reviewing photos and realized I am just two reviews shy of earning an "All Time Best" on my Bird of Paradise photo. Bummer! I'm hoping everyone else is having a better day than the one in this household. Back to reviewing, which by the way, continues to amaze me how inspiring all the beautiful works of art are here to feast one's eyes on. They seem to just keep getting better and better when I thought they were pretty darn good to begin with when I first joined this sight. Have a great day everyone.
December 11 at 11:41AM
Wishing everyone a very happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. Enjoy them and the day.
November 23 at 11:11PM
Wow, I don't know what is going on that I keep keeping further behind with my reviews. Way too many irons in the fire and not managing my time very well I guess. Am hoping to get caught up in the next day or two. Please be patient with me--maybe having some last few days of great weather has contributed to my getting off track. I find myself wandering outside with my camera when I should be focusing on other things that need doing:)
October 4 at 10:43AM
ducilla : I find wandering around with my camera to be the very highest priority!.. Replies and reviews can wait for a rainy day!.. Take the shot!...D.
October 4 at 11:24PM
avmurray : I think you are right Ducilla. We have to add some pleasure in to our hobby as well, not only hard work
October 5 at 8:20AM
MarthaHolloway : I must agree with you both because I seem to get sidetracked very easily with my camera...l0l Really, really, really need to get a system or schedule going though!
October 6 at 11:38PM
I have been trying to get caught up with my reviews and find myself woefully falling further behind. It's about to get worse--will be away from internet service for the next 3-4 days (who doesn't have internet anymore?). I will do my best at getting reviews done as soon as possible.
September 22 at 11:43PM
Please pray for my laptop tonight as I commence to drop kick it out the front door after it unceremoniously died on me this afternoon. Rest assured I am giving it the send off it deserves.
September 8 at 9:01PM
There is a choice you make in everything you do. In the end, the choice you make, makes you.
September 3 at 2:39AM
Into each day, put in about one teaspoonful of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play and a heaping cupful of good humor.
September 2 at 2:30PM
When you are green, you grow; when you are ripe, you rot.
August 26 at 11:26PM
Kikaspics : You must be a fruit...
August 27 at 5:10AM
hekartstudio : Green is my favorite color and I'm not a fruit. Have plenty friends who are, but who cares-HEK
August 27 at 8:24PM
MarthaHolloway : Actually I was thinking more along the lines that when you have and are open to learning you stY alive and continue to grow. But when you think you know it all you become ripe and therefore with nothing left to to reach for you begin to rot. Sorry. Not a fruit. Batty as heck sometimes. But that,s about it:)
August 27 at 10:41PM
MarthaHolloway : Sorry about the spelling. Am banging this out on an iPad. Fingers get tangled sometimes.
August 27 at 10:42PM
All my riches in this world have heartbeats.
August 22 at 8:15PM
If you have wonderful moments don't question them, just enjoy them.
August 21 at 11:57AM
Every day is a test. You'll know you passed when you make it to the next one:)
August 18 at 6:00PM
Okay, I have got to get things in order from our trip, and get back to some serious reviewing. You all hold on, cause pretty soon I will be burning the computer up with my not so knowledgeable but always give it my best shot reviewing skills...l0l
August 18 at 2:47AM
David T Francis : I know the feeling Martha - my life was turned upside down last week and I am trying to get the things I enjoy back on track and this site is one of them.
Through the hurt and pain I suffered, I find some real comfort and enjoyment here sharing my photos and other's photos and comments.
August 19 at 2:36AM