I thought The Daily Astorian did a great job on the article about “Visually Hugging Astoria” and my photography (“Astoria woman snaps up a following with her ‘alien’ prop,” Oct. 17).

I would just like to add that I am grateful to the Astoria Column Gift Shop for giving me a start, and displaying my photography, and that a portion of any money I make selling my photographs goes to Riversong Foundation to help animals and Pennywise Thrift Store to help people dealing with depression and/or bipolar disorders.