Ben Herrmann

Ben Herrmann

Lives in United States Raleigh, NC, United States
Works as a Retired US Marine Corps - and now fully retired!
Joined on Jul 11, 2002
About me:

FULL NAME: Bernd Werner Herrmann. Since there is no nickname for the German first name "Bernd", kids in the US just started calling me "Ben" at an early age and it stuck.

BIRTHPLACE: Moosburg, Bavaria (Germany)

CURRENT HOME: We emigrated to the United States in the early 1950's and settled in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. We subsequently became naturalized American citizens. We (my immediate family) now reside in the central North Carolina area.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Retired US Marine Corps and now fully retired.

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Aquarius (Feb 13).

MILITARY SERVICE: US Marine Corps - 26 years of active service). Military Campaigns: Vietnam from Feb 68 - September 69. Served as a Marine Corps Recruit Drill Instructor (DI) with "L" Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, MCRD San Diego from Feb 72 - Feb 75 - my most enjoyable military experience of all - demanding, yet very fulfilling.

EDUCATION: (NC State University) - BS - Tourism, Parks and Recreation Management - Summa Cum Laude.

THINGS THAT IRRITATE ME THE MOST: Political Correctness, thuggery, socialists, and politicians in general.

HOBBIES AND/OR PREFERRED ACTIVITIES: Avid physical fitness and weight training, digital photography, fine cuisine and wine, gardening, and last, but not least - rifle and pistol marksmanship.

CAMERAS CURRENTLY IN MY COLLECTION (and yes, I do use them all from time to time - although some are now collector items):

OLYMPUS:
C-7070, C-8080, XZ-1, E-1, E-300, E-500, E-330, E-520, E-3, E-30, E-620, E-P3, E-P5, E-M5, E-PL5, and E-PL7.

PANASONIC LUMIX:
LX7, L1, L10, GF1, GX1, G5, GF6, and GH3

NIKON:
P7700 and P330

CANON:
G12, SX50 HS, EOS-M, EOS-M2, EOS-M10, EOS M3, and 80D

FUJI:
XF1, X10, X20, X30, X-S1, X-E1, X-E2, X-M1, X-A1, and X-T1

SAMSUNG:
EX2F, NX300, NX30 and NX500

Galleries

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Mt. Airy - Trio Restaurant - Exterior entrance viewMt. Airy - Playing checkers in front of Mayberry Country StoreMt. Airy - Main street scene 15 - Mayberry Country StoreMt. Airy - Main street scene 9Mt. Airy - Main street scene 10 - Mayberry Collectables storeMt. Airy - Main street scene 11Mt. Airy - Main street scene 12 - Walker's Soda Fountain storeMt. Airy - Main street scene 13 - Mayberry consignments and souvenir storeMt. Airy - Main street scene 14 - Classic police car on streetJo Lo Vineyards - Winery view 3Mt. Airy - Chamber of Commerce buildingMt. Airy - Heavenly Pies store interior store view 1Mt. Airy - Heavenly Pies store interior store view 2Mt. Airy - Main street scene 1Mt. Airy - Main street scene 2 - the Main-Oak Emporium building 1Mt. Airy - Main street scene 3Mt. Airy - Main street scene 4Mt. Airy - Main street scene 5Mt. Airy - Main street scene 6 - Floyds Barbershop 1Mt. Airy - Main street scene 6 - Floyds Barbershop 2Mt. Airy - Main street scene 7 - Mayberry Trading PostMt. Airy - Main street scene 8 - Opie's Candy StoreJo Lo Vineyards - Front entrance gate view 2Jo Lo Vineyards - Front entrance gate view 3Jo Lo Vineyards - Winery view 4Jo Lo Vineyards - Winery view 5Jo Lo Vineyards - Winery view 6Jo Lo Vineyards - Winery view 7Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 1Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 2Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 3Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 4Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 5Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 6Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 7Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 8Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 9Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Tasting room scene 1Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Tasting room scene 2Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Tasting room scene 3Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Tasting room scene 4Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Verandah scene 1Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Verandah scene 2Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Verandah scene 3Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Verandah scene 4Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Verandah scene 5Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Verandah scene 6Jo Lo Vineyards - Winery view 1Jo Lo Vineyards - Winery view 2