Over the past year & 1/2 I have found myself unable to do some of the things that i have considered part of me. Playing drums, taking TKD. Mainly because of this wonderful tendonitis in my right elbow. It causes me a great deal of pain when i "over use" it. I also have little to no grip strength in my right hand. Im working on this, and it has gotten a little better with the lack of use, i do not want surgery, and i still work 10-13+ hrs a day in front of a pc, so im not 100% "not using" the arm.
I say all that to take us to what is my focus these days (focus.. haha play on words).
Back in the good old days of the early 80s (and i mean like 80-82) I was in high school and was on the yearbook team, as well as the paper.
What did i do? well i took photos, lots of them.
Then I graduated, moved, started a full time job, got married, divorced, re-married, had a kid, etc etc etc.
I still took "photos" but i was in no was doing "photography", these are not the same.
I have started getting back into Photography and Im really enjoying the crap out of it. I find it relaxes me, allows me to do things while im working out of town (which is about 70% of my year these days). Im not great, im very much just an amateur, learning, trying to figure it all out.
I know we have some amazing artists, photographers, and also people who just love graphics/photos on WC, and i wanted to pass on my FB and 500px pages:
http://500px.com/RomanDA/sets - 500px is an amazing site for photographers. I go there to be inspired, and to realize how far i have to go.
and if you are on Facebook *(and who isnt right?) check out my "page" here: https://www.facebook.com/RomanDAPhotography
PLEASE BE KIND, as i said, im still just a beginner and learning what to do/not do. I have had 0 training / classes etc.
Love CONSTRUCTIVE input.
ps: if you see any photos you think would be good for Wallpapers, let me know, ill be happy to edit them to the sizes that would work.