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I am back (again) and trying to get into the TE spirit (again...) I just haven't been taking many photos lately. Still great seeing all the nice shots my friends post. Must be a pretty strong attraction or I wouldn't return time and again.. :)) ...One thing that disturbs and saddens me is when I yet come across critiques written by Fulvio. He was so full of life and enjoyed it so much. I still miss him.

....UPDATE: -- Two Years ....
I have been a member now since June '06 so two years is a good amount of time to have been taking lessons...... :)) I really appreciate all the advice, suggestions, workshops, critiques and kindness you have shown me on this site and I value very much the friends I feel I've made here. This really is an incredible site. It crosses borders, faiths, colors, oceans and continents and unites people in a pleasant pastime, wonderful hobby or even, oh, your work, I guess. And I cannot say that I have encountered even one person here who has been anything less than polite, decent, kind... That is a wonderful thing and I thank you all.

I will add here some personal information to introduce myself. I am the mother of one daughter and the grandmother of three rowdy, handsome, rascally boys. The joy of my days. I am retired from the U.S. Navy after spending twenty years. A good life in some ways and very hard in others. It did give me the chance to visit many parts of the world I would have never seen and meet people from places I would never have met. Kind of like Trekearth. :)) One thing I did find in those 20 years. People are nice wherever you go. Well, it follows that you need to BE nice or you'll get what you give. Life can be very humorous and I like to laugh. (Some of my photos and titles will attest to that.) Taking life too seriously will make it SEEM longer even if it is a short while.
-- I have no "style" of photography. I shoot what I think is cool, beautiful, amazing, etc. Even the ordinary can become amazing under the right conditions. I am a perfectionist who drives myself nuts and then nuts again. LOL I hate it when my pictures aren't what I WANT them to be.
-- For those of you who are new here?? Write notes. Write critiques. You'll learn a lot by doing that. Most of all? Enjoy and learn. This site has been a wonder for me and I thank everyone who has contributed to that.
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