Hey all! I guess for right now I am the FNG here (for at least the next few hours or maybe a day). I am getting back into photography as a hobby after a 25 year break! I took photography in highschool and did pretty well but just dropped out (of photography, not highschool!) after going into the US Army. Everything was manual back then and I only shot B/W. I had wanted to continue but I had other priorities and just never seemed to get back around to it. I should have continued the hobby during my Army years though since I travelled to many exotic locations (Hawaii, South Korea, Kosovo, Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, and many European countries) and would probably by now have a pretty good portfolio. I don't plan on becoming a pro or even semi-pro photographer. I just want to enjoy the hobby and make photos that I like. If someone else likes them then that is just the icing on the cake. I am an American but have lived in Germany for almost 12 years. Yup....I married a beautiful Frauline and stayed here after retiring from the Army. I hope to gain a better understanding of the photographical arts and hopefully years from now I will be able to pass along some of the knowledge that I learn from the veteran artists here.