I bought my first film camera 28 years ago while going through a heart wrenching divorce. I desparately needing something to take my mind off the hurt and the pain. And photography became my friend, my ability to see the world through the lens of a camera. I changed over to digital 4 years ago and recently acquired a Canon Rebel XT. Still working on buying lenses, but have a Canon 17-55mm and a Tamron 70-300. I also work with my Kodak DX 4900, which I have a wide angle lens and a 10x & 7x macro filters for.
I have Photoshop 7, upgrading soon to CS2. I shoot macros, botanicals, glass and do abstracts whenever possible. Actually, I will shoot just about anything that piques my interest.