Greetings from Santee, California

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by SilkAngel, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. SilkAngel

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    I joined today. I've looked a several forums but this forum is specific to film. That is so rare today. Everyone wants to go digital.

    Santee is about 20 miles east of San Diego. It is a great little community. I retired two years ago just two weeks after I turned 55. I wanted to pursue other interests while I was still young enough to enjoy. There never seems to be enough time when you have to work full time. I am truly enjoying to time I spend now.

    I am taking Photography at the local Community college. I have always enjoyed Black and White photography. I wanted to learn how to develop and print my own pictures. There is such a sense of accomplishment when you walk out of the darkroom with a picture that you created with only the tools available in the darkroom.

    My final porfolio for Photo II was a series on Natural Forms. It was done in my home studio. I enjoy studio work. I am having a little trouble uploading my pictures. When that issue is resolved, I will upload my portfolio.

    Looking forward to exchanging ideas with all of you.
     
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    welcome to APUG from Ireland, enjoy your retirement and post often :D
     
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    Welcome from the Great White North!
     
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    Welcome from New England...
     
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    Welcome from a former Californian and current New Englander. Enjoy your retirement... especially if it involves lots of b/w darkroom printing!!
     
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    Welcome from Wyoming. East of San Diego is fabulous country. I was just there last Oct. So many photo possibilities in California !
     
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    Welcome to APUG. I spend most of my year in San Diego, though downtown. Just out of curiosity, are you attending Grossmont College? Who is teaching?

    Ciao!

    Gordon Moat Photography
     
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    Yes, I am attending Grossmont College. Paul Turounet is the instructor for the classes I have taken. He is a great instructor. The photography program at Grossmont has expanded and is great.
     
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    Welcome from the other end of California!!

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    Welcome to APUG. I recently relocated back to San Diego (Bay Park/Clairemont) after a 33 year stint in LA. You'll enjoy this website...great people with lots of knowledge!

    S
     
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    Welcome to the group.
     
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    Welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts. Occasionally I visit the San Diego area... very nice place to be.

    gene
     
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    Greetings from El Cajon! Uh... only 5 minutes away from you, but it feels like years. I'm at Grossmont also, but taking Russian. Take advantage of MoPA's offerings. Great stuff there.
     
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    Welcome from chicago !
     
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    Hi, welcome to the group. I am from Arcadia, CA, which is just East of Pasadena and about 120 mi. or so North of you. I am also an early retiree but also run a small business. I restore old telephones and radios (occasionally old Rolleiflex's and other cameras as well). Most of my sales are on ebay, and I always use film for the photos. In fact most of the time I use a Rollei 2.8E (1956-59), frequently with the Rollekin adapter which allows me to shoot 35mm film (faster and cheaper processing). I think I have less spare time after retirement than before!

    Steve Perry
     
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    Welcome to APUG from NYC.
     
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    Welcome from Oklahoma, I envy you. I would love to retire and devote my energy to photography but not possible now. Have fun. I like your work. post more
     
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    I'm new here too, but welcome. I'm originally from Escondido, now living in San Antonio. Some people from Santee just moved into our hood - small world. Enjoy your photo classes, I took every one offered during my years at UCSD and loved them. I miss being in that environment.
     
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    welcome from nearby San Diego! (Normal Heights)
     
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    Greetings from El Centro, about an hour and half east of San Diego. Just moved here from NJ so still learning the area.