Hello everyone! My name is Jay I'm a 71-year old retired Counselor working mostly with kids in lockup and with police, going to domestic disturbances. I'm an ex-hippie, from San Antonio, TX, now living in Port Angeles, WA. I love music, visual arts, cooking, travel, physical fitness and Pickleball (see usapa.org if you are unfamiliar). I have recently taken up photography, in a semi-serious manner, after buying a good used Nikon D5200. Previously, my experience with photography was of the "point and hope", pocket camera variety, set on fully auto.......It's been a real challenge learning all the ways to control a DSLR, especially in the manual mode! But, as is said, life is for learning, so I'm having a blast experimenting with my new hobby! It's such a treat to be able to see all the wonderful images uploaded to PB, by talented, friendly, helpful and interesting folks, from all over the world! What a joy!!!