Hello from South Africa

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Coolmac, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. Coolmac

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    Hi all.

    My name is Dion; and I'm from Durban, South Africa. I've been involved in photography since I was a kid, my father used to do his own B&W photography and I spent a lot of my formative years helping about in the darkroom. My father lost interest in photography as he got older, and I stopped as well. Until just over a year ago when I got my first DSLR.

    I have enjoyed my new Canon over the last year, but the desire to get back into a darkroom has been quite strong. I managed to get my hands on an old Voigtlander Vito CL, and then purchased a Kiev 4. I also did a quick repair job on my very old Voigtlander Brilliant f/7.7, though I haven't had a chance to run a roll of film through it yet. My girlfriend and I have shot quite a few rolls Kodak gold, and now it is time to start some more serious B&W photography and get a darkroom up and running.
     
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    Welcome from New England! Enjoy the stay.
     
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    Dion,

    Welcome from NYC.
     
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    Welcome from Florida. Look forward to seeing your photos.
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    Hi Dion:

    Welcome from California, USA. You will really enjoy APUG.

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    And from Old England. Enjoy the forum.
     
  8. Coolmac

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome.

    Not sure when I'll be able to post any images here since I don't have a film scanner and I'm still in the process of repairing my fathers old equipment. I may have to bite the bullet and buy a new/2nd hand enlarger, but we'll see.
     
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    Welcome Dion. I love visiting the 'Berg.
     
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    Welcome to the group, Mac.
     
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    Dion

    Do you surf? I watched the Endless Summer ll the other day and always wondered just how good the famed Cape St Francis and Jai Bay really are.

    BTW, welcome!
     
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    Hallo and welcome Dion. I am new myself . I live in Bredasdorp close to the southern tip of Africa .I also got caught in the digital trap,but not completely. For the last five years I have been using my darkroom mainly for lith work,making PC boards . I am a great experimenter and I am now at the same stage as you where I really want to play with some large negatives again . I have three 4x5 cameras and several medium format ones .
    Ek werk by die missieltoetsbaan by Waenhuiskranz.
     
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    Hey there, Dion! Welcome from South Carolina USA

    What is your subject matter of choice?
     
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    Hi Dion, welcome from Hawaii. I hope you enjoy the forum.
     
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    Another welcome Dion from New England USA. Good luck with getting your darkroom up and running. You can always take a digi-snap of your prints for posting.

    gene
     
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    Better keep that quiet! You never know whos listening :smile:

    Welcome to both of you from an ex Capetonian

    Phill