I have been around here a few months but never took the time to do the formal hello. I am one of the repentant photographers. Raised in film, studied it in college, spent tons of time in the darkroom back in college days doing it right; then - graduated, got busy building career/family, didn’t have the time to continue film as my career path wasn’t related to photography. Then in 2011 I realized how much I hate sitting in front of a computer all day (I am a computer programmer) and at night editing photos ($hotoshop, sigh...), so I gave all my $igital equipment to my wife (she was thrilled) and got myself 2 new (to me) cameras (35 and MF) and have been thrilled since. I love Apug and appreciate all the great conversations, advice and the meet-ups too (Photostock was amazing)! Making some great friends online/offline and just want to recognize how special this place is! Happy continued photographing this summer to you all (or winter depending on where you are).
Sorry to have left, but happy to be back!