I have been taking photographs both regular and bracketed for HDR for about 2-3 years. I am currently a Canonite using a Canon EOS 40D camera and Canon Lenses. I have nothing against other brands and the Nikon and its lenses look like a great alternative. Besides photography, I love hiking, camping and canoeing. I make wooden canoes both of the stripper type and the steambent wood ribs and canvas covered type. I also make wooden snowshoes and Adirondack Pack baskets. I have collected antique woodworking tools for over 30 years mostly for using and possibly because they are so beautiful.