</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (bmacphoto.com @ Oct 19 2002, 03:37 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>Well, I live in the South bay area (Silicon Valley) of Northern California. The one way that living in this area effects my Photography is that during the winter months, there is no chance to shoot on weekdays&#33; It is dark by the time I get home from my hour long 17 mile commute&#33;</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
Here in New Zealand the atmosphere is very laid back. I think that helps keep me in a great &#39;frame&#39; of mind when I go on outings. One way NZ affects my photography is lack of selection on gear and overal expense. Take any supplies or equipment in the U.S., double the price and add another 30-40% and you have the cost of it here in NZ. Oh well, guess I can&#39;t have it all&#33; I figure when I&#39;m about to purchase my 8x10 outfit I&#39;ll take a trip back home to the U.S. and get it all there...