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Carl Krucke, Contributor
Full name:
Carl Krucke
City, state, country:
Summerville, SC, USA

I come from a family of artists, engineers, outdoorsmen, and musicians, sharing strong interests with all, but am very far from mastering any particular field. As I age, my interests and my glasses both get stronger, but I seem to see less of the finer details I increasingly seek, so I consider myself very fortunate to have the opportunity to compensate through use of today's rapidly improving and readily available digital cameras.

My posts prior to July 2006 were taken with a hand-me-down Fuji Finepix S5000. From then until the end of 2007, I was having much more fun with a Canon S3. Santa was good to me that year, coughing up a "real" camera, my first digital SLR, a Canon Rebel XTi. Shortly thereafter, I coughed up the cash for the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens for it. (among others... What a bottomless hole in a camera bag photography can be for those with gear acquisition issues...) Now, I just need to figure out how to become independently wealthy. Before the "real" camera arrived I already got in plenty of trouble running around chasing bugs when I should have been working, now it's much worse... Bugs, birds, plants, planes, race cars... There's no relief!