First of all let me say that I'm so glad that I found this place. Maybe I didn't look hard enough, but all I could find in my search for a place to share my love of traditional photography, processes, and images were the 'mutual admiration society' photography sites (to remain unnamed here) where every picture was 'great' and people wanted to know what digital camera to buy so they could 'shoot 1000's of pictures for free'. Anyway, I've been here for a few days, posted a few of my photographs, received a very nice welcome, and already received some very helpful suggestions on how to improve my images. Photography has been a very important part of my life for the past 40+ years. I love seeing a good photograph and enjoy the photographic process. I also like to listen to others who have a passion for photography. I think I've made a few very good images over the years but have not really produced anything that I would call excellent for the past 15 years or so. I recently began looking back at all of my work and have again become excited about sharing what I've done and what I know. My goal now is to rekindle the passion for photography that I had when I was younger..........a difficult but achievable task.