Hello from Southwest Florida

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by OMJeff, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. OMJeff

    OMJeff Member

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    Greetings!

    I used to live the the great Northwest (Portland Oregon) back in the mid-80s, and bought myself an Olympus OM-2S and various lens. The NW was great for landscape photography and I enjoyed traveling up and down the coastline and the coastal rain forests, not to mention the volcanos of the Cascades. Fantastic!

    Anyway, cut to 2012, and I find myself semi-retired and living on the Gulf coast of Florida.

    I have been away from serious photography for many, many years. I have been studying up on DSLRs and micro 4/3 and the like, and my head started spinning at the options out there. Then I thought, hey wait a minute, what about the old OM-2S?

    I dug it out of storage, put a couple of new batteries in, a roll of ISO200 drugstore film, and shot a "test roll". Turns out the camera is working just fine. I also found a local photo lab that still values the C41 process (unfortunately, no E-6), and it seems I am back into photography again!

    So I will be out there, chasing that early morning and late afternoon light. I'm going to see how many more rolls of film the ole OM-2S can handle!

    Regards,
    OMJeff
     
  2. juan

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    Welcome back to real photography - from Jacksonville.
    juan
     
  3. ArtO

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    Welcome to film photography and Florida as well. Glad you've decided to settle in here too.
     
  4. Jeff Kubach

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    Hello and welcome to APUG! I like landscapes also.

    Jeff
     
  5. Sirius Glass

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    Welcome to APUG!
     
  6. Chazzy

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    Welcome to APUG.
     
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    Welcome to APUG!
     
  8. waynecrider

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    Nice place for sunset and beach shots.
    Best from Fort Lauderdale.
     
  9. DSLR

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    Welcome.

    I'm currently in Delray and trying to get back out west myself! Check out Clyde Butcher's work for inspiration.
     
  10. Irrev.Rev.

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    WELCOME FROM VENICE...

    HEY OMJEFF!

    BEEN DOWN HERE ABOUT TWO YEARS... APUGERS FEW AND FAR BETWEEN, BUT THE SITE HAS BEEN AN UNENDING SOURCE OF GREAT INFORMATION AND HELPFUL ADVICE. I SHOOT 35MM WITH SOME OLDER NIKONS ALONG WITH A FEW TLR'S AND A GRAFLEX.

    ENJOY THE BEACH!

    PJ