I am getting a reminder that I have not yet posted so here is my first post. Even though I have been a member since 2003 circumstances have kept me from being an active member. I was introduced to RetouchPRO by members of the DPReview retouching forum, many of whom no longer seem to post there. At that time I was retired and had just purchased an Olympus E-10 digital SLR (which I still have). Photoshop had caught my attention and retouching, or more correctly in my case, photo manipulation, had become somewhat of a passion and I was learning more and more from places like here and the DPReview forums. Then health issues interviened and I was forced back into the work place. (read heart surgery with no insurance) Since that time my time has been limited and I have let my photography skills lapse. Hoping to have more time this winter when outside chores are reduced and time allows.
Attached is an example of my past efforts which I hope to improve upon.
In the meantime, I will continue to check in here from time to time if only to marvel at the creativity of the active members here.