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Very interesting. I was born in Germany and lived there for 13 years. For the last 50 years I have lived in the USA where no one speaks German. Consequently, I have forgotten much of the German language, including its grammatical rules, and therefore do not understand a good deal of what is written by others on this forum. I rely heavily on machine translation to help me understand and respond to comments. I suspect everyone here knows this, and I am embarrassed by the fact of my situation. I am grateful that they seem to tolerate me despite a shortcoming that should be fatal to my acceptance here. I hope the welcome extended to me occurs because the community considers my camera work to be adequate vs. other reasons easily imagined. I reach out to you in this way because I have noticed that more than one or two of your posts inspire contentious discussions, and I want to make clear to you that I harbor no anger, resentment, ill will, or other negative feeling toward you. Quite the opposite is true. I am occasionally puzzled by you, and in one instance we both remember was annoyed by you, but I view all of your images with interest and your writing with admiration. Yes, I did poke fun at you over the use of movements to control perspective. As ever, you handled that with great aplomb. Onward.
I'll answer you by conversation, not everyone has to read along.
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Do you speak English?
Not it in my daily activity. But since so much interesting stuff on the web is written in English, the English language has become a daily companion. There is also a wider range of specialized literature than in other languages. But I don't understand everything, which, I'm sure, you have noticed.