The first thing I did when I retired after 38 years as a cellist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and POPS was to buy a Kodak Easy Share Z612, the perfect light weight companion for all the traveling that was on my agenda. I basically point and shoot, looking for what is quirky or simply beautiful, using various options which the camera affords. I make minor adjustments on iPhoto. I do not use Photoshop or any other program to manipulate my photographs.
I hope you enjoy looking at them, as much as I did taking them.