greetings from central Texas

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by gma, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. gma

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    I've been enjoying the APUG website for several weeks, originally linked from the J&C Photo site. I've been away from hobby photography for over twenty years, but I am in the process of setting up a new wet darkroom in my home. Hopefully I can exhibit some photos from Texas that will be of some interest and I welcome your comments. I use 35mm SLR (usually low speed films - I loved Adox KB 17 back in the 60's) and 4x5. Most of my pictures are either architectural details or natural landscape subjects.

    gma

    Apr 3 Thanks for the warm welcome. I was surprised to see so many replies this morning. I have been trying to get over to San Antonio to get pictures at the five Spanish missions and I am looking forward to Lee's exhibit of 8x10 work at Ventana gallery in June. I haven't seen his photos yet and I hope he will not think I copied his setups. There are some incredible interiors with 275 years of wear. Some rooms have original paint decorations. All the doors have real character.

    Thanks again for the reception.
     
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    HA, take that California! Pretty soon the Texans will take over APUG...
     
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    do adopted texans count?

    André
    born in Brasil (with a S)
    moved to NorCal
    got lost in texas
     
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    Hell the Bay area has more than you all Texans have here.
     
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    if I wasn't scared to death of you...

    note to self: never irritate viking with horned helm

    WELCOME TO APUG, GMA!

    Sorry, I forgot to add that part earlier. Where in central Texas are you located. I'm in Denton, TX, which is near D/FW and I know of 3 others near D/FW.
     
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    ohhhh yes and welcome again GMA
     
  7. Ed Sukach

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    Yes ... But note the QUALITY of the few here in Massachusetts!!

    :whistle:

    Wait... make that HIGH quality ...
     
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    Jeremy,

    viking helms bore no horns

    Signed,
    the other viking
     
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    p.s.

    I've lived in Texas -- a very kind, warm-hearted people indeed. You will no doubt find much of the same here as well.

    Cheers, GMA!
     
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    Careful Jeremy, there are two of us now! Ja lige dey Karen og tak! (hope I spelled that right)
     
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    Greetings GMA and Welcome from what I consider the better part of the FW/d....(that would be Fort Worth and Dallas to everyone else). If you ever come up to these parts (the Amon Carter is always worth a visit) let me know..Keep hoping to find time to get the N. ***** group together to put faces with the names.

    Welcome and enjoy...I know I have.
     
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    Welcome and may you have great light all your days.

    Now then....I was born in Texas but lived in MA for 12 years...I'm not sure which side I'm on!
     
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    Welcom, gma! I almost moved to San Antonio last year, but in the end I couldn't leave the green of the Appalachians. But that area of Texas seems to offer a lot to a traditional photographer.

    Nice people here; I know you'll enjoy it.
     
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    Aggie,

    Jeg også!!!!!


    Ka
     
  15. Ole

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    Greetings - from a viking who stayed at home :wink:

    If you liked ADOX KB 17, I assume you now like EFKE KB 50? It's unfortunately the only EFKE emulsion not available in 4x5", but PL25 and PL100 are both great films!
     
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    Yes, Ole. I discovered last year that Efke is made to the old Adox formulas and sold in the US by J&C Photo. I ordered some 35mm KB 50. To me the old KB14 and KB17 negatives looked exactly the same so I decided to use the KB17 for the extra speed. I have not tried the PL100 4x5 yet, but I have noticed that it is your film of choice. I have enough of the recently discontinued Kodak Ektapan to last a while.

    gma