I started taking pictures over thirty years ago – even had my own black and white darkroom. With digital cameras now able to compete with film, and some extra time on my hands, I find myself able once again to explore one of my oldest passions! I currently use a Canon XTi with a Tamron 28-300 zoom (love the image stabilization!) for shooting. For any post processing, I use the GIMP since it works on both windoze and linux and it’s free.