I love Fotocommunity, it is such an inspiration. I can get lost in it for hours and have a hard time tearing myself away from the beautiful work found here.
Photography is transforming my life. In the search for a quality picture one must look for beauty or interest. You may find in it in the mundane as well as the obvious, the macro or the grander perspective, in nature or in the faces you pass by. The point is that I am now much more aware of the beautiful and interesting world that surrounds me each moment of my waking life. What a hobby, what a gift!
I am a professional web developer and enjoy mountain biking and computers.
** Update: I just upgraded my camera from a Canon 20D to a Canon 5D and also got a portable power pack so I can take my studio lights on location. Exciting possibilities!
Best wishes to all. -- Chip