I just wanted to say hi, I'm new to the forum. I've been doing photography as a hobby for about 4 years now...but with film. I absolutely love shooting black & white and love nothing more than being in a dark room! Alas, I no longer have access to a dark room and cannot stomach the idea of someone else developing my film. So after much personal resistance I have made the jump to the digital-dark-side. :er: ...ok so it's not so bad now that I've actually done it...I have to say it is much more convenient and I find myself taking alot more pictures. With that said, I sometimes feel I'm learning photography all over again. I am definitely a newbie at all of this and still have so much to learn about photography. I'm hoping to learn alot from all of you. Please feel free to offer suggestions, criticism (constructive please :blushing, comments about any pics I post. That's what I'm here for...to learn and grow. Thanks!