I am proud to be a part of this community. It's something I greatly enjoy (hobbbyist) and from what I can tell, I won't find a nicer group of enthusiast.
My wife is the photographer. She has the natural eye for composition that I lack. I am great with color and texture so i decided to become proficient in the technical aspects of photography and learn "the art of the retouch". I like to think that I am pretty good. I have all the latest toys (software, plugins etc.) but the only thing I am missing is the time I would like to spend working with it.
I can make a photo look pretty good very quickly, but I could also spend hours working on the same one, layering and masking just to see what will happen. Also, I can spend quite awhile working on photos that I never save and that no one ever sees.
If you have read to the bottom, thank you. I look forward to running into you again very soon.