Greetings from Ireland

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by dferrie, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. dferrie

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    Hi all,

    I'm David, living in Bray, Co.Wicklow, Ireland. I have been involved with photography on and off for about 25 years. Up to recently it has all been 35mm film/slide, have had my own darkroom for B+W, kit is in my attic but intend to get it setup again soon. I'll admit to owning a DLSR (Sony A100) and while I do like the immediacy of the digital, I won't ever let go of film.

    My passion for photography has got a new boost as I am now involved in running photographic tours of Ireland. This has also lead me to a desire to get into some Medium format work, my travels with tour groups affords great opportunity to explore that format and I have just purchased a Mamiya 645J. Up until now all my kit has been Minolta (SR1, XD11, 500si, Minolta 16 & A100). I enjoy shooting, Landscape, Seascape and old buildings. I only signed up to APUG in Feb, having "hung out" on a Minolta User's group prior to this.

    It's great to be a member of such a vibrant and welcoming community and while there are only a few Irish APUG members, we are active, now planning our third get together since May'07!

    David
     
  2. Drew B.

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    Welcome from New England! Glad to have such an active group in the old country.

    drew
     
  3. light leak

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    Welcome David! It's good to have you here.

    Jonathan
     
  4. Dave Miller

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    And welcome from old England.
     
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    Welcome aboard! Bray is a beautiful place -- you're lucky to live there. Ireland has a super bunch of APUGgers, so be sure to hook up and join their photo trips! Have fun and welcome aboard!
     
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    David,

    Welcome from NYC.

    This is a great time to get the medium format itch. As a result of the digital thing the prices on top quality film gear have come way down. You'll find that quite a few of us 35mm'ers are acquiring MF gear and learning the format. There's plenty of knowldegable folk here to help you out.
     
  7. dferrie

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    Thanks, love living in Bray and have already hooked up with other APUGgers, we're all off to Glendalough in July.

    David
     
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    Another welcome from New England. You are gonna fit right into the spirit of this place.

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    Hi David,

    Looking forward to seeing that Mamiya in action at Glendalough.

    Peter
     
  10. Fintan

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    Welcome David, really looking forward to these Mamiya 645J negatives. Drop by my darkroom anytime.