Hi All, I'm Paul Judy from Los Gatos, CA. Looking forward to interacting with this group!

I primarily do landscape images and love visiting the national parks as often as possible. I live in California so have good access for repeat visits to the Sierra Mountains, the coast, Yosemite and Death Valley. Looking forward to participating in the critiques and continuous photographic learning opportunities.


Hello Paul, welcome to the NPN community. You will find many fellow landscape photographers and several located here in the western states on this site. This is a very fine B&W scene as your first posted image… :sunglasses:

Hi Paul, welcome to NPN. So glad you decided to be a part of this fine community of photographers. I personally don’t get to take landscapes right now, just due to circumstances, but looking forward to seeing more of your images. I love waterfalls, and this is a fine shot for your first post.

Hi Paul, classic shot you have there. I hope you find NPN a welcoming place to learn and grow as a photographer. If you have any questions about posting or are having trouble navigating the site, please ping me or any of the other moderators for help (yeah, I’m volunteering them!). I look forward to seeing your work and your participation in other threads going.

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Welcome to NPN, Paul. What a beautiful and dreamy image you shared in your first post. If this is any indication of what’s to come, I am definitely going to be looking forward to your images. Enjoy NPN and its wealth of information and helpful users.

Hi Paul,
Welcome to NPN! What a great first image. I love the foggy atmosphere.
Your place of residence sounds promising… many photographic opportunities in all directions.
Can’t wait to see more of your work.

Paul, thanks for the warm welcome!

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Hi Shirley, Looking forward to being part of the community. Waterfalls are a special interest for me!

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Hi @_Kris, @Egídio_Leitão,@Jens_Ober, Thanks for the gracious welcome the group, the encouragement to participate and kind words on my initial image post. Excited to begin interacting with this group. Paul

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Beautiful Photograph. You can feel the photo and hear the water.

Hi Paul, I just joined as well. Looking forward to more of your work, that photo is amazing!

Hi Paul and Welcome to NPN :slight_smile:

The misty environment compliments the falls quite nicely!

I’m an east coast dweller so seeing images like this is a treat for me. :slight_smile:

I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work!

BTW, the B&W processing looks really good to me.

Welcome aboard! :slight_smile:

Welcome to NPN Paul! Glad you found us! This is a wonderful community and I’ll encourage you to participate as much as you can .

Also glad to have another Bay Area photog in our midst. I’m here in Livermore and I too make frequent visits to Yosemte - Was just there at the beginning of the month! I hope to have another Bay Area get together where we can meet up at any one many great spots around. Last Sept a few of us got together at Pt. Reyes.

Jump right in and don’t be shy. Love that first image - Classic!

Hi Paul, and welcome! That’s a gorgeous image! I’m also fairly new here, but not new to photography. I’m learning a lot and especially appreciating the critiques. We have a lot of waterfalls here in Oregon too, LOL!

Hello Paul and welcome to NPN. I love that shot you posted with the fog rolling through the trees and I look forward to seeing more of your work and to our future interactions and discussions. :slight_smile:

This is really lovely!