Greetings from SW Scotland

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by sar-photo, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. sar-photo

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    Hi everybody,

    I am a kiwi living near Dumfries, been here for the last 7 years - lovely part of the country it is! I currently shoot using a Bronica and Holga - I have previously shot 35mm and 4x5 but have finally settled on 6x6 as my 'ideal' format.

    I process all my film using a Jobo processor but (whispering) scan and print digitally :wink: - I hope that doesn't put me in anybody's bad books!

    I am in the process of building my website - pretty much finished, just adding more images. You can have a look if you like... www.sar-photography.com - any comments would be most welcome!

    Cheers
    Simon
     
  2. snallan

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    Hi Simon, welcome from a southerly Scotsman.

    >scan and print digitally< :O <lowers_voice_conspiratorially> ah yes, thats the way I do my colour work, and I've not been kicked off yet! :smile: </lowers_voice_conspiratorially>

    Steve
     
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    Welcome from someone who's ancestors are from the Paisley area.
     
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    Welcome from across the pond near Antrim in SW New Hampshire
     
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    Welcome to Apug, Simon! I quite like your photos on your website! :D
     
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    Welcome from Canada.

    I finally got to Scotland a couple of months ago - what a wonderful place.
     
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    Hello, do you know any McCumber's?

    Curt
     
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    Welcome, Simon. My people come from that neck of the woods. Don't know exactly where, but the official clan site is in Sorbie. One goal I have is to go to nearby Wigtown. When not in the book stores in Wigtown, I will be out photographing.

    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA
     
  9. sar-photo

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    Thanks for the warm welcomes! I have been to Wigtown many times John, I always seem to lose a few hours looking round the bookshops.
    Thnaks for the comment on my photo's Jeanette - much appreciated! :smile:
     
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    Welcome aboard Simon. If I lived in SW Scotland I don't think my 5x4 would spend nearly as much time in its bag as it does now!

    Have fun, Bob.
     
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    Welcome from a more northen based Englishwoman. Lovely part of the country where you are based. Go down to Straiton from time to time so know the area a bit.
     
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    Welcome from Middle England Simon, enjoy the forum.
     
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    Simon, welcome from western New England.

    gene
     
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    Welcome to Prisneyland and happy APUGGING!
     
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    Hello Simon and welcome.

    I have very much enjoyed your site. Some very original images there, and nicely layed out. Well done.

    Regards

    Stoo
     
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    Welcome from a tad further north and I really liked the images on your site,plus the way it cycled through them. Even without checking your Biog I could tell from the shots that you had a sufficient number/variety of cameras to have found your spiritual home! :tongue:

    Regards, Peter
     
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    Thanks guys - I really appreciate you taking the time to look at my website!
    I'm currently scanning loads more negs, so you can expect to see many more new images up there soon.

    Regards, Simon
     
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    Hi Simon,
    Welcome from another Kiwi, I've just joined APUG myself. What part of NZ do you come from? I have Scottish ancestry too.
    Just had a quick look at your website, some nice pics there. :smile:
     
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    Hi Simon,
    Welcome from Australia.
    Like your site, nice graphic work, you will enjoy Apug and I look forward to your posts.
    Seems like everyone comes from that part of the world and as you can probably tell from my name..... so do my ancestors!
    Tony
     
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    Hi Janice, I was brought up in Paraparaumu - have been in Scotland for ten years and plan to move back to NZ in a few years.

    Hi Tony, I live quite close to Lockerbie - not a bad place, but too close to the motorway for my liking!!

    Cheers,
    Simon
     
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    Hi Simon. Welcome from a Scotsman who lives in middle England with relatives in Dumfries who hail from Glasgow originally. It's called diversity. A bit like your range of cameras and shots .

    Loved Ozzie. He has that caddish, slightly superior disdainful look. Cats are the George Saunders of the domestic pets world. If you're not old enough some of the venerable members will enlighten you on George Saunders. Plenty of us old enough unfortunately. It's chilling really.

    pentaxuser
     
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    Googled 'George Saunders' - came up with an actor, a writer and a comedian/after dinner speaker among others! Perhaps someone could tell me which George I should be looking for?

    Cheers
    Simon
     
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    Welcome from Germany.
    I have not yet been to that part of Scotland so far...
     
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    That may be him. He was referred to as "the cad" That's old English-speak for a bit of a rogue but one from an upper class family. When Hollywood wanted a suave, disdainful but slightly untrustworthy Englshman with an eye for the ladies it was George.

    When it wanted an upstanding, no nonsense, entirely trustworthy Englishman it was C Aubrey Smith.

    If you ever get the chance try and see the original "Prisoner of Zenda" with Ronald Coleman and C Aubrey Smith as the goodies and Douglas Fairbanks Junior and I think, Raymond Massey as the baddies. Great film.

    So while not in the above film he was part of Hollywood's 1930 and 40s English baddies. I think his voice was used in the cartoon Jungle Book. He was the the villainous tiger.

    The recent UK Steradent adverts with an upper class tiger who refers to his teeth as "the old gnashers" is based on a cross between Lesley Phillips and George Saunders although the voice isn't George Saunders and maybe not even Lesley Phillips but it has drawn on those two.

    George sadly has been dead for a number of years. If your reference cites a date of death then it is likely to be George.

    pentaxuser
     
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    welcome Simon.