I live about 40 min west of Eugene, Oregon in a valley in the Coastal Mountains, on the Siuslaw River, which empties into the Pacific Ocean, 25 mi. to the west. Since my retirement I have pursued a second "career" as an amateur photographer. I am fortunate in that I have been able to travel extensively throughout the world taking photographs. I mainly would like to say how much you, here at 500px, have taught me and inspired me to ramp up my act. You are a great group. Thank You !!!