A little etymology for the site name:
Geo: I love this planet; Nature is my muse. As a prefix, geo- reflects my multivariate interests in everything about and inhabiting this fascinating planet where life (as we know it) exists.
Photo: Something I love making and sharing, and presumably the reason you are perusing my collection of photographs here.
Cacher: of all sorts of things, including knowledge, photographs, memories, and geocaches.
Hello and welcome! I'm Brian Christian, your host here. My geocaching name is cougarox, so if you see that name it is me as well. I have found that geocaching is a great way to exercise both mind and body while enjoying geography and mapping; it has also brought me to very photogenic places I might not have discovered otherwise.
I have been taking photos off and on ever since my parents thrust cameras into my hands as a kid. I learned how to shoot using a Yashica twin-lens reflex medium format camera, and have mostly used a variety of Minolta SLRs since the 1970s. I initially went digital with a Canon A520 and used that for quite awhile. When I lost it on a desert trail, I borrowed my wife's Nikon Coolpix L24. In late 2014, I discovered that I could adapt my collection of vintage Minolta and Vivitar lenses easily to a Sony a6000, and my passion for photography was properly reignited. I am currently using these lenses with my Sony: Minolta MD 28/2.8, Rokkor-X 35-70/3.5, Rokkor-X 50/1.4, Rokkor-X 135/2.8, MD 100-200/5.6, Vivitar 17/3.5, and Series 1 90/2.5. My geocaching kit includes a Garmin GPSMap 64s, BaseCamp, GSAK, and various TOTTs (Tools of the Trade).