Hello from Iraq / New Member

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by photobizzz, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. photobizzz

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    Hi all,
    Currently deployed to Iraq but live currently in Texas, I enjoy photography immensly, and hopefully will be my business once I retire from the military in 12 years. I currenty photograph with a Voigtlander Bessa R / R3A and a Pentax K10D (although the DLSR is in Texas). Hope everyone had a great New Years' and hope I can contribute in the future.

    Colin:smile:
     
  2. Dave Miller

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    Welcome from England Colin, enjoy the forum.
     
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    Welcome from Italy Colin,

    Best

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    hello from a very frosty morning in Ireland
     
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    Hello from a hot summer evening in Australia!
     
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    Welcome to the forum Colin. Would love to see your photographs of Iraq as seen through a Bessa!

    Stay safe out there.

    Andy.
     
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    Scratch that, hello from a snowing Ireland!!
     
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    Stop boasting, all we have is; well yuck.:smile:
     
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    Thanks all,
    I really like the portfolio section here on APUG and I have had some photos here as it is only $21 a year but think I will create an online portfolio here on APUG. I just purchased a slide/neg scanner and once it arrives I will start posting. I have only had a flatbed to scan prints I have gotten developed so far. Iraq isn't the best place for film photography but I can get CN film developed here so I shoot mainly Kodak BW400CN, although I prefer traditional BW films like Ilford HP5 or Fuji Acros. As for the desert, it is not snowing or raining, but is has been cold at night (40F +/-5). I found this site due to RFF being down but am really enjoying the more photography vs. gear related discussions I have read. Dont get me wrong, I love my toys, but inspiration is not derived from the gear we use....

    Cheers
     
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    Only joined on New Year's Eve myself. Good to see you. This does seem to be an awesome site with wealth of experience and insight which everyone is willing to share. Enjoy it my friend; and, above all - be safe.

    Bob
     
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    Welcome from Washington DC, and a rival service! I'm a contractor at Headquarters Marine Corps, Hoo-rah!
     
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    Welcome! I'm interested in seeing what you can find of interest to post from your current location. Colin, as the father of a soon to be deployed E3 from Ft. Hood, I wish you the best for this year and hope your "business" is a great success in the future. Let us know if there is anything you are having trouble finding out there, as there's always a way. best, tim
     
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    Hi Colin from Toronto from another RFF member and welcome aboard. Stay safe over there.
     
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    hi colin

    glad you made it here :smile:

    you make great portraits (your link page :wink: )
    and i am looking forward to seeing your work here !

    be safe

    john ( ri )
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Colin, and thank you for your service. Looking forward to seeing you pictures from Iraq... and stay safe over there!
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Colin... and thank you for your service to our country!
    This is a great place to find out pretty much all you ever wanted to know about film. I love your portrait work, and the Military Sunrise shot. nice stuff!
     
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    Another welcome from the Great White North!
     
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    Hi Colin, another welcome from the UK.
     
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    Welcome from snowy Thunder Bay.
     
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    Welcome from New Hampshire.
    Please stay safe.
     
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    Welcome, and thank you for your service, from N.C. I enjoyed viewing your images. Cool self-portrait!

    Janet
     
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    Welcome from western PA! Stay safe!
     
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    Great big Howdy from Texas! Be safe!
     
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    Welcome to the club, Colin. Hey, Sean, could we give Colin a subscription? I would even be willing to donate it. Thnaks for what you do, Colin. Keep it up.
     
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    DERRRRRRRRRRR! That big 'SUBSCRIBER' thingy shoulda been a dead giveaway, huh.