I am originally immigrant from previous Soviet Union (more exactly from Ukraine). We moved to US in 1978. I am structural engineer, worked in design consulting companies. We lived almost 10 years in Houston, TX after arriving to USA, and then moved to Los Angeles, where are living right now. Last year I retired after more than 50 years of work. Photography was always my passion and hobby, which is really a big help after retiring. Me and my wife like travel all around the world. I mostly taking pictures during our travel time, after retiring we could spend much longer time traveling in different part of the world. I use Nikon D7100 with 18-200 zoom and wide angle 10-16. Also, I am using Photoshop CS5. I hope to have a lot to learn and look forward to interacting with this group.