newbie here. hope to gain more knowledge and experience through each you. live in south texas, been through 33 states while in the coast guard, livin with a brain injury so sorry if my words read out strange.....6 weeks asleep and 55 pounds of weight lost in a coma can do that to ya i guess ahaha i cant surf as long as i used to now from the brain injury. so i want to be able to share the stoke with others though pics! so i just picked up my brand new nikon d40 with additional sigma 70-300mm so i can shoot from the beach and pier. thanks for the welcome!