Hello, I'm Dave and I am retired and thoroughly enjoying that status! I was a Senior R&D technician in an instrumentation company (liquid flow and chemical analysis) where I have to design and built all kinds of test & experimental rigs - really miss not having access to a machine shop these days! Despite that I like to tackle small technical problems, rigs etc., when they crop up. I am a decidedly amateur photographer and not doing as much as I would like, heart & hip problems now limit my mobility a little, but I do do some work for the local archives and used to do some for the city archaeology dept until the sacked them all. Oh, I did work with high speed cine, 40,000 fps stuff, in a previous job - great fun but not relevant here. I am happier with "technical" photography, never quite developed the eye for the artistic stuff. But I always carry a small camera, just in case! Main kit is a Nikon D5100 with 18-55 & 55-200 lenses (usual bundle) but I also have a Sigma 18-250 for roving.