Martha Decker

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About Me

Life changed abruptly starting in 2012 when I was laid off of my job of 13 years, and then in 2014 when my second job (which had become my first) was outsourced to India. It's not good to be pushing 60 and out of a job.

Thanks to the (now defunct) Trade Adjustment Act, though, I have been able to make lemonade out of those lemons. I just got my bachelor's degree! The degree is in Individualized Studies with a focus on Technical Communications. I am currently employed, but I am looking for a Tech Comm-related position, either within the company I work for or elsewhere. If anybody is "in the know" about such a position, please contact me.

I love photography, and it has been a hobby of mine since the mid-1970s when my Dad bought me my first 35mm SLR camera, a Pentax H2. From there I progressed to a Pentax Spotmatic SP-1000 and used that for years.

In 2003 I finally went to digital with a couple of Fuji point-and-shoot cameras, but since 2008 I've been using Pentax digital SLRs and loving it.

I am a Minnesota girl through and through! From 1994 to 2009 I had a very popular website called "The Woodshed" which included an extensive Minnesota section.

After buying a house I had to give it up, so I'm happy that there are other outlets now to be able to showcase my love for the State of Minnesota.

Please don't be offended if I don't respond to comments. Very limited time, and what I usually do instead is to go look at your stuff if you've been looking at mine.

NOTE ABOUT MY GALLERIES: I am currently doing some splitting up and rearranging of my galleries because some of them are way to lengthy. This is just a heads-up that if you can't find an image that was in a gallery, it may have been moved within the gallery or to a new one.

In my rearranging, I have also accidentally lost a few images AND deleted some that were near-duplicates, so please don't feel snubbed if you can't find an image somewhere in a gallery.