Bugged in the Bay Area

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  1. Iwagoshi

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    Greetings from Richmond, California. The other Bay Area city, a city not unknown to the 20th century West Coast Masters.

    • My 1st Camera: A Folgers Coffee can, pinhole camera (ca. 1973).

    • Wannabe like: AA (technique), Callahan and Cartier-Bresson (vision), Michael Kenna (style).

    • Experience: '80s - Kodachromes to Cibachromes. Published in the late '80s, shown (gallery) in the early '90s. Digitals published recently in Company brochures.

    • Why analogue: I was recently schooled by 20-somethings that film was not dead….and dammit they're right!

    • Day Job: Engineering (that's why I can only write in bullets--I'm dangerous with PowerPoint).

    Analogue Anecdote: In 1998 I was viewing a large Koichiro Kurita silver print. The image at first glance was rather banal, a calm marsh but the water was smooth as glass. I was perusing the print at a distance of about 5-feet, before moving on to the next something caught my eye, I thought I spotted a flaw in the print, a tiny speck on the water. I got in close, 10-inches or so to inspect the flaw. Well I'll be...that speck was a water bug perched on the water tension. I saw each leg finely etched, under the legs I saw the water deform under the weight of the water bug. I then changed my glance to the marsh grasses whose tips converged to infinitely sharp points. In awe I spent the next 20 minutes inspecting every detailed inch of that print. This simple picture enthralled me.

    Kurita-san is why I’m here, that water bug has been taunting (haunting) me to learn the fine art and craft of Black and White photography. So I’m taking the plunge, getting back in the saddle. I look forward to becoming a contributing member of this fine community, but frankly at the moment I am a bit intimidated and quite humbled by the talent, knowledge and experience assembled on this forum. Sean, you’ve done a great job.

    Happy Holidays,
    Terry
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Terry.
     
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    Thanks J. Too much coffee? or just getting off the swing shift?

    I need to get back to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument with some serious gear. A great place to explore.

    Terry
     
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    Hi Terry, welcome to APUG. And don't feel too intimidated, everyone is happy to share their experience here :smile:
     
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    Welcome, Terry!
     
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    Welcome from Washington DC. As a former Emeryvillian, (Emery-villain?), a second welcome to another east-bay'er.
     
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    Welcome! from a county to the north of you.

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    Terry - Welcome from western Massachusetts!

    gene
     
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    That makes (at least) two of us in Richmond. And the Bay Area seems to have a significant chunk of the APUG membership...
     
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    Welcome to APUG from NYC.
     
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    Welcome - from almost the opposite side of the world, too!
     
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    Terry, welcome from Delaware and thank you for subscribing. Thank you very much.
     
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    Welcome from Japan (originally Mass.)
     
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    I don't know about that those folks playing the "Name that Photographer" game on another thread are pretty scary. Through 15 pages I don't think I got one right. None the less I'm happy to be here.

    Terry
     
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    Welcome from Walnut Creek

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    Emery-villian? Pre or post Loma Pieta?
    Emeryville almost over night went from a polluted backwater berg to a tech and bio-tech hub. Pixar is now headquartered there. Also note that the weather is a lot better in Emeryville than DC, but I think you don't need any reminder of that.

    TFC: your handle reminded me of another East Bay photographer, Charles Benton, that takes remote aerials via a kite.
     
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    Vaughn, spent a week last winter in Trinidad (Ca.) and did some work in Centerville Beach. The North Coast is spectacular. Also home to some of my other favorites; Downtown Brown, Tom Waits, and Christopher Burkett.
     
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    Richmond: "the City of Pride and Purpose." Graham, I'm up here in the Hilltop (since '89).

    Note, you had better get more of the historic Mare Island on silver before it's all gone, a large chunk of it has already been lost to new development.

    Let's talk shop over a pint or two at the Hotel Mac.

    Terry
     
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    Christopher (formerly flash19901),
    "Why I Admire Ansel Adams" is a great thread. I recently picked up the Camera, Negative, and Print, to get a B/W film, Zone, re-education. Some people may not think much of the Zone System, but it's a good starting point for me.

    Adams' photos of Manzanar are especially meaningful to me.

    Terry
     
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    Terry,

    Welcome to APUG from Seattle.

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    I don't think we're scary, but you may have put your finger on the reason why there are so few of us playing! :D
     
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    Hi Terry
    Admitting being an Analogue here at Analogue Anynomuos is the first step :D

    Yep analogue rules
    Kind regards
     
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    Hi Terry,
    Welcome from San Rafael. If you get a chance to do the Nocturnes Mare Island night shoot it's great fun!
    Best, Rory
    www.roryearnshaw.com
     
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    greetings from san francisco! yes, plenty of bay area folk around.
     
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    :D Yeah. I just watch with that thread, I always think that one day I'll be able to comment!