Hello , My name is Patti and I am new to photography and the photo manipulation world . I started about 4 months ago and I am loving it . About a year ago I started playing around with my first digital camera and before I new what hit me I Received my first email with a request to purchase an image for publication including this collage which was my first attempt at photo manipulation needless to say it was the article I wrote along with it that sold the package to Gold prospectors magazine and now i am hooked . I have a beautiful 9 year old Daughter and a great guy by my side. I Groom dogs and cats for living and in my spare time away from work and the pc I love fishing , camping , Gold prospecting and Rock hounding . Basically anything outdoors and im rarely with out my camera . Well thats about it. Life is pretty full and I am excited to be here.