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Hi everyone, I have just started in the group today! (Dec.26th 2016) I am retired and live in Stellenbosch, Western Cape SA. I love the beauty of nature and living in the Winelands with stunning views and taking photo's has become a passion. Until now I have been taking pics with my cell (Samsung Galaxy S6) and have a new camera since a few days. It's a Lumix TZ80 and I still have to learn how to use it. ( open for any input, criticism or info from other members)
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas or a Happy Hanukka, a healthy, happy and safe 2017.

Update 10.08.2017. I would just like to thank everyone for helping me on my journey in 365. The fabulous photo's, great comments and input from this wonderful community are absolutely amazing. It has been an incredible 8 months so far and I am enjoying every minute. I still have a long way to go and a lot to learn. I will never be a good photographer, as I simply started too late, should have bought a proper camera and learned how to use it.


Update 2018. After completing my first year, I am now starting year two on 365. In the meanwhile I have upgraded to a Lumix FZ 80 and hope that I can achieve more. Now that I know what it is all about, I will tackle the coming year a bit differently. I would like to thank all of you who have helped and supported me along the way. Without your prompt response and guiding me through the different stages, I might have given it up. My first PC and the new software downloads have been quite a challenge. I am slowly getting used to playing with them. It has been a wonderful journey, which got me totally hooked. Much to my delight, you have put a number of my pics on the TP, which really made my day. Of course I was chuffed when the odd shot made the PP
as well. I feel truly blessed to have "met " so many amazing people and to see the wonderful shots from fabulous photographers from around the world. It is such a great learning experience. I just wish I had more time to comment a bit more detailed, but as you all know, it is very time consuming. It is also a good learning opportunity for me and I hope to improve as time goes by.
Update 2019
I have just completed my third year and am still fascinated by this site and the wonderful people. I would never have managed without the help and support of so many friends here. I have learned a lot and think I have improved a bit. There is always room for improvement and the new goal for 2020, is to get better with the help and feedback of my friends. I would love to be able to achieve the fabulous dof I am seeing here.

In case anyone has some advice for me or tips for me, here is my email