Hello, from San Diego.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by mesantacruz, May 16, 2013.

  1. mesantacruz

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    Just joined about a month ago... I would keep searching google for info on B&W process, and kept getting directed here, so why not join in on the fun. Hope i can contribute something useful. I moved to monterey county (salinas) in 2010, and decided to learn photography. i picked up an a-1 and decided i liked film. I bought a digital camera (gasp) and then decided to take a black and white course at hartnell. Well, that was a turning point. I love the dark... i mean, i love seeing the image appear, and feel drawn to what i see both in the darkroom and in my minds eye, which i've slowly learned to hone in on. I decided to go for medium format 'mamiya rb' and just love it. It's a beast, but one which i can say i enjoy bringing with me, even though it might mean a workout. Anyway, there you have it.
     
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    Hi from the other end of the country. Welcome aboard!
     
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    I am glad you found this site. Lots of good information. Remember that photography is about images as well as gear!!
     
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    Hello and welcome to APUG.
     
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    Welcome, from your northern neighbor.
     
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    Welcome, from your extreme northern neighbour (i.e. Canada) from someone who gets to San Diego annually - such a nice place. Perhaps our paths will cross there one day! I've shot a lot of film in San Diego county.
     
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    Welcome, from a fellow San Diegan. I'm in the uptown area and just got into a Pentax 67 system. If you ever want to get together and shoot the breeze, I'd be more than happy to.
     
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    Welcome, the is heavy but the lenses are nice :D
     
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    Welcome aboard. We seem to have a little bit of growth in the APUG subscriber base in SD lately---for a long time it seemed like mhcfires and I were sort of on our own out here at the edge of the world. We should organize a field trip or something.

    -NT
     
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    Thank you to everyone for the welcome. Glad to see some people from my area as well. Fixcinater, and Ntenny, we should get together and organize a trip, that would be great!
     
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    So, are you in Santa Cruz, Salinas, or San Diego?
     
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    Welcome to APUG! I have a RB67 also.

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    Welcome to APUG!
     
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    Welcome to APUG.
     
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    Hello and welcome to APUG from someone who visits San Diego ocassionally.
     
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    I made a thread about a San Diego meet up, looks like we have some more people that are wanting to get something started.
     
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    Welcome :smile: San Diego is my favorite city. I would live there if I could...
    Vic from Phoenix, AZ
     
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    Thanks again everyone... by the way, that's a gooder, pbromaghin... vfalendysh, what keeps you from here?... and everyone else, so far, my favorite place to shoot is sunset cliffs... i'm more of a nature/seascape kinda guy, but after big sur... i don't know, i kinda want to visit the australian coast.
     
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    Me too, although as a Bay Area native I take it as an article of faith that Big Sur is a place unique in the entire cosmos.

    Have you spent much time in the desert east of SD yet? Very different working environment from the "softer", more benevolent seascape world, but I think they have a lot of common ground artistically. (For that matter, most of Anza-Borrego actually is a former inland sea...)

    -NT