Hello from Missouri

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by dylder, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. dylder

    dylder Member

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    Hi

    I'm coming out from lurking. I rarely do.

    I found this site within the last month or so... I used to lurk on photo.net but I'm into B&W film ...

    Normaly I never subscribe to a site. But this site is a bargain for the information it contains. I'm here to learn, I'm not smart enough to teach, my postings will be rare.

    I spend my days developing software, mainly browser based accounting workflow type applications used within my employers intranet. Thats about as deep as I can explain and keep my job.

    Film is dead? - I pass at least 9 places that offer 1 hour film developing on my 30 mile drive to work. And a new one is being built right now. Film is alive.

    What I shoot -

    I love shooting people, but I tend to be shy and don't take as many people shots as I would like. I especially like shooting kids.

    I take a ton of flowers shots - cliche I know. But I shoot for myself and my own enjoyment.

    I like shooting old run down things.

    Equipment - I like to focus and set my exposure.

    I have a couple Canons for 35mm - F1 & AT1
    - lenses - 28mm(junk), 35mm (canon), 50mm (canon), 135mm (canon), 28-80 zoom(junk), 70-210 zoom(vivitar series 1), 400mm (pentax), 500mm & 2x adapter for 1000mm (mirrored junk)

    Medium Format Yashica Mat EM tlr - great camera

    4X5 - Aletta - I made this one - Goerz Dogmar 18cm (circa 1913)

    Digital - I have a Kodak that I paid $1000, 5 years later it won't work with batteries, just the ac adapter. Its not worth fixing. What a waste. No way would I throw $$$ at something thats going to be worthless in a few years again. OK true - I have a Olympus digital $200, I use it for putting stuff on eBay.

    Darkroom -

    Beseler 45 MCRX
    Rodinal Rules

    For the occasions I shoot color, I have an Epson scanner and printer and I let someone else develop the negatives. But again, I sit in front of a computer all day, not going to do it all night.
     
  2. Flotsam

    Flotsam Member

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    A person who works all day with computers and who enjoys traditional photography. You'll fit right in here.
    Stop lurking and join the conversations and galleries. Welcome.
     
  3. kchittenden

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    Welcome from a fellow Missourian. I am glad to see another "show-me" resident at this site!
     
  4. Lee Shively

    Lee Shively Member

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    Howdy from Louisiana.

    "I like shooting old run down things." As I get older and more run-down, this type of subject matter appeals to me more and more. :D
     
  5. colrehogan

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    Hi from another local!
     
  6. BWGirl

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    Welcome Lurker!! :wink:
    This is a great place, and there is a lot of enthusiasm here for real photography. I'm sure that at some point, you will find yourself reading a thread, and thinking...hm...I should say something... when you get to that point...do it. :smile:
    Again, welcome!
     
  7. Konical

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    Good Afternoon, Dylder,

    To paraphrase Diane, Welcome from another local.

    Konical
     
  8. wm blunt

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    Welcome from another local. I also like to shoot old run down things as I'm an old run down thing myself. Guess those would be sort of self portraits!
     
  9. mikebarger

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    Howdy from Kansas

    Mike
     
  10. Glenn Mathison

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    Hello from Sydney, Australia. APUG is great, hope you enjoy your time here, and don't be afraid to post.

    'nuff said!
     
  11. Bighead

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    New From Kansas City

    Well, maybe you can welcome me..... Just signed up myself.....!!!

    edit: YAY! Second Page for MO