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Hi everyone, I have just started in the group today! (Dec2016) I am retired and live in Stellenbosch, Western Cape SA. I love the beauty of nature and living in the winelands with stunning views, 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 TZ70 and I still have to learn how to use it. ( open for any input, critisism or info from other members)
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas or a Happy Hanukka, a healthy, happy and safe 2017
Ps, I will soon be swapping cameras with my daughter and have the Lumix TZ 80 which is supposed to be better?

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 and bought the wrong camera! I am a bit demoralized after reading an article that the TZ80 is one of Panasonics worse as far as noise and camera calibration is concerned. The macro and zoom are also not particularly good. I will try my best to to work around this.

After completing my first year, I am now starting year two on 365. 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 promt 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. The next month will be even more difficult as I will be regularly be having guests, so please do excuse me if I only comment sporadically. I will try my best to keep up. On this note, wishing everyone a peaceful and Merry Christmas and a Happy and exciting New Year. God Bless you all :-)