Thank you for your kind words, Dear Herb, I am really honored, and I am glad to hear about you. I hope and wish that you find your new life style fun and entertaining, without the usual issues with health or money... In this part of the world when one can retire their only thing to think of is getting money for all the treatments, and I am afraid it is not much better anywhere in the world. But I know you two as cheerful souls who will find their passion and I wish all the best for both of you!
I just finished my studies and led a workshop in our annual summer camp (with the Tolkien Society) and we did great staged photo sessions. It took me lot of preparation but every moment worth all the care. I am also trying to get familiar with the big field camera that is not so easy—it was ages ago that I shot to film, and for these big plate rigs the sheet film costs an arm and a leg and even the developing tank is pricey for a Hungarian salary. I must plan and take steps after steps. Meantime I cheat and I shoot to photographic paper directly and scan the images to convert and edit. Ansel Adams would either laugh at me or spinning in his grave in pain. I just posted some of the last works, if you want to take a look.
With all my respect and most heartful best wishes,