Coming clean in MA

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by dans, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. dans

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    I've been lurking here for a while and just today decided to say hi. It wasn't until I read all the notes from people who live in MA and NH that I decided to come clean. It sure is nice to know that I have a lot of neighbors that are into analog photography. I live along the MA/NH border.

    I'm just getting back into the hobby after a long hiatus. I've been shooting mostly B&W for a long time in both 35mm and medium format (6x4.5). I recently bought a Toyo 4x5 and I'm playing with that.

    Dan
     
  2. Francesco

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    Welcome Dan. Enjoy playing with the Toyo. I assure you it wont be long before you crave for 8x10 (of course I am talking my own book here). LF work is addicting.
     
  3. papagene

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    Dan,
    Welcome to the site, it's a great place to visit.
    If you are interested in the get together, please PM me with your information.
    Watch out for Francesco :wink: his work has me craving an 8x10!!
    gene
     
  4. juan

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    Welcome Dan, there are a lot of us here who have recently returned to photography after a long lay off.
    juan
     
  5. JHannon

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    Good to hear from you Dan. Looks like there are quite a few of us in the area. Like yourself, I am also starting to do some work with a large format camera (Korona 5X7). Hope to see you when the NE meeting happens.

    John
     
  6. Ed Sukach

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    Welcome, Dan, From NE Mass, - Ipswich.
     
  7. jnanian

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    hey dan
    welcome! have fun with that 4x5

    i'm in rhode island
    ( that renegade state south of massachusetts ) :smile:

    hope to see you around -

    john
     
  8. Flotsam

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    I disagree with Francesco.
    The only reason I use a 4x5 is for the movements. Most of the time I shoot rollfilm in it anyway. I have no desire to move in the direction of even larger formats. I love shooting with old, manual everything, 35mm SLRs. That' not to say that I don't enjoy viewing the astounding images produced by Francesco and those who are dedicated to shooting the big stuff, it just shows that people can follow their own interests in completely different directions and still fall under the great common umbrella that is analog photography.

    Welcome, Dan.
     
  9. Shesh

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    Hi Dan,
    I live along the MA-NH border too. PM me if you would like to meet. Gene too.
     
  10. AndyH

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    Let me join in the welcome wagon. I drive across the MA/NH border twice a day, but probably somewhat to the west of where you do it...
     
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    I'm on the NH side of that border. Seems like there are alot of us in this area. Maybe we should setup a thread on our favorite places to shoot in the area.
     
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    L Gebhardt - are you interested in getting together with other New England APUG'ers?
    I am in the process of putting together an informal get together. If you are, please PM me with your phone # & e-mail address.
    gene
     
  13. dans

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    Francesco, thanks for the welcome. I keep wondering why I went with 4x5 instead of 8x10, but then I remember I need to carry everything with me and that brings me back to earth.

    dan
     
  14. dans

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    I sent you my specs. Keep me up to date on the plans.

    Thanks
    dan