Hello from Cape Town

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Irvine_Short, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Irvine_Short

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    Hi All,

    I live in Cape Town, South Africa. Oddly buying a DSLR in 2007 sparked an interest in analogue photography when I realised I still had a Yashica-Mat LM in a cupboard as well as a Zorki-C I had bought in a Bulgarian flea market about 15 years previously.

    A quick trip to the local camera repair man and I was the proud owner of two very capable cameras. Since then they have bred like rabbits in my house and while I have my favourites they all get their day out once in a while.

    The main shooters at the moment seem to be a Minolta Hi-Matic 11 and a Rolleicord Va

    I built a darkroom with mostly donated gear. At the middle of everything is a Simmon-Omega D2.

    Some of my efforts are on Flickr:

    Hi-Matic: http://www.flickr.com/photos/irvine_short/sets/72157627791797683/
    Yashica-Mat: http://www.flickr.com/photos/irvine_short/sets/72157623580892514/
    Kodak Retinette: http://www.flickr.com/photos/irvine_short/sets/72157626005229364/
    Pax Ruby: http://www.flickr.com/photos/irvine_short/sets/72157624688336667/

    and lots more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/irvine_short/sets/
     
  2. Jeff Kubach

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    Welcome to APUG! Looks like you alot of good stuff. I hope you your darkroom.

    Jeff
     
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    Welcome to Apug, glad to see another real camera shooter join us. Good luck with the dark room, it's the best part of photography. After over 45 years of it I still find it magical to watch a print develope.
     
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    Hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts USA. :D
     
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    Welcome to APUG from Japan!
     
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    Welcome to APUG Irvine

    ...the more the merrier :smile:
     
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    Welcome to APUG
     
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    welcome, and some great photographs in your link, really like the fisherman series and a wonderful infrared pic there also
    regards
     
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    Welcome Home Irvine !

    Ron
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    Hi Irvine

    Welcome to APUG, and if I'm not mistaken also a fellow SAR-L mamber?

    Great pictures on your flickr stream, I particularly enjoyed the Muizenberg and Hout Bay black and whites. Good luck with the darkroom. APUG is a great resource, with some great members.