I joined today. I've looked a several forums but this forum is specific to film. That is so rare today. Everyone wants to go digital. Santee is about 20 miles east of San Diego. It is a great little community. I retired two years ago just two weeks after I turned 55. I wanted to pursue other interests while I was still young enough to enjoy. There never seems to be enough time when you have to work full time. I am truly enjoying to time I spend now. I am taking Photography at the local Community college. I have always enjoyed Black and White photography. I wanted to learn how to develop and print my own pictures. There is such a sense of accomplishment when you walk out of the darkroom with a picture that you created with only the tools available in the darkroom. My final porfolio for Photo II was a series on Natural Forms. It was done in my home studio. I enjoy studio work. I am having a little trouble uploading my pictures. When that issue is resolved, I will upload my portfolio. Looking forward to exchanging ideas with all of you.