God, how I hate long introductions...

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Grumpyshutter, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Grumpyshutter

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    Well hello everyone. I'm Grumpyshutter, a would-be LF photographer and artist.

    I put 'would-be' in there 'cos I never seem to get around to actually doing as much photography as I think I do do. And I fool myself that I do do a lot of photography, but when I do step back (metaphorically) to take a look at what I do do, I realise that a lot of what I do do is, well, do-do...

    I put 'artist' in there 'cos we all like to be pretentious.

    I'm from Newcastle Upon Tyne, way up in the un-cultured North East of England. I've never been to Art School. I never took photography at school. I've never had a solo exhibition. I've never been represented in a Salon. I don't even have a website. The only darkroom I've been inside is the one I built in the back bedroom, and the 'work-in-progress' that will, one day, maybe, possibly, be the Nirvanah that shall be graced by the mighty DeVere 5108 and custom-built wetbench-and-sink combo that I've been knocking together for the past year and a half. But I do like to fiddle around with my various old cameras and come away clutching a fuzzy 4x5 neg in my sweaty palms.

    So, Luddite that I am, I've taken the plunge into the 'tinterweb to broaden my horizons, chat with fellow silver-stained reprobates, exchange ideas and hopefully do a little more with my photography.
     
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    Howdy from another ludite. Welcome to the best photo info site on the planet.
     
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    Thanks Rick, looking forward to it!

    And I return the salute to your son, send him my regards.
     
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    Hello! (Short enough? :wink: )
     
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    Welcome to APUG
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Grumpy.
     
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    Grumpyshutter,

    Welcome to APUG. I like your qualifications - looking forward to seeing you reach milestones like... your first show.
     
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    I am so glad I dumped the pseudonym "Grumpy" and reverted to my real name

    Those of us who own DV5108s should be driving them full time and earning $Ks from prints - By the way, how did you get it across the Transporter Bridge without the bridge collapsing,or did you take it via the inland route? - Now get thee to thy work and stop talking about what might happen and do it

    Our next UK trip is partly based around working in Hartlepool, a place of mythic resonance from hearing the Football results as a child on the wireless "Team name, 16, West Hartlepool, nill" - Footy tragedy aside, this is an important landscape to document, especially with the tweeification I understand parts of Hartlepool are undergoing - I have not been there since 1977, but I can't see it attaining the status of Robin Hood's bay or Whitby - I prefered Hartlepool to the other two

    I can still turn on a good grump
    John
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    Welcome.
    Nice choice of enlarger.
     
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    Hi John,

    Give me a shout when you come over.
     
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    From one grumpy to another... hello and welcome to APUG from western New England!! :D
     
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    "I'm a many of few words......… any questions?"

    - Submarine Captain, The Simpsons.

    Welcome.



    Steve.
     
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    Hello and welcome to APUG! I'm short (5'7").

    Jeff
     
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    Bah! You don't look that grumpy to me...

    Hello from North Eastern Old England! I must say, papagene you live in a lovely part of the world. Maybe I'll look you up next time I visit my uncle in Connecticut. You must know him, he's got a gray beard, and hair to match, very distinctive. You must know him? Uncle Colin? Everyone knows everyone in New England, right?

    Glad to be aboard.
     
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    Jeff, 5'7" is big. I'm 5'5" and considered a bean-pole on Tyneside...

    Thanks for the welcome!
     
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    Welcome to APUG. Anyone who can properly use the word 'pretensious' and 'reprobate' in the same post will fit in well with this group!
     
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    Welcome Grurpyshutter, enjoyed reading your introduction, even if it was not a bit long.

    Mike
     
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