Hi from Alhambra

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  1. 46and2

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    Accidentally found this site, what a great one! I've been shooting digital for 4 yrs and finally found my love in analog, i wish i had done it sooner. I'm shooting mostly 35mm b&w and 120 with holga. I'm a newbie in dev my own neg, looking for insights and wisdom from you. Thank you for providing the best analog community.

    Vince Samara
     
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    Welcome, and that was a happy accident!

    Alhambra, CA, U.S.A? If so, that is where I grew up, ages 9-19. Or are you in Spain?
     
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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG! You could check out your local library for more information.

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    Vince - hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts.
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Vince.
     
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    I also grew up in Alhambra, CA (ages 0 to 18).

    But whatever Alhambra, Vince, welcome to the wet side of life!
     
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    Hi Vince - welcome to APUG!
     
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    Grew up close by Alhambra, in Norwalk. Welcome Vince.

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    Hello and welcome to the APUG jungle:D!
     
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    Welcome Home Vince !

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    Welcome Vince, grew up in Altadena. Good to have you on board.

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    Wow, some real locals here!

    I spend a lot of time in Altadena. My band practices there, two of my closest friends live there, and a few years ago I was dating a lady who lived there. I also go hiking a lot in the San Gabriels, which I access via Altadena.

    In Alhambra, I grew up near the intersection of Fremont and Main (by Satellite Hobbies, Tops, Jr. Burgers, Carrol's Brakes, Modern Auto Service, Alhambra Market, etc.) and I went to AHS.

    Still wondering whether the OP means Spain. Somehow I think so, because if someone was from Alhambra, CA, they would probably say "Alhambra, CA," while if someone was from Alhambra, Spain, they'd probably just say "Alhambra."
     
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    We use to visit my grandmother in Altadena (we are talking up into the 1960's here). And I was AHS Class of '72, but lived in the Midwick Tract (the other side of the freeway). Use to hit the mountains from the top of Lake Blvd in Pasadena.

    But I would like to see The Alhambra one of these days if I ever get to Europe (I have a ton of other places I want to see before the European mainland -- Iceland, more of Australia, Norway, Scotland, etc etc! LOL! But there is also a lifetime worth of places here in the western USA that I want to see or return to, also!
     
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    Welcome from L.A., and an especially warm welcome to a fellow plastic camera shooter. Rock that Holga, and if that's your thing then visit Freestyle sometime soon...they have Holga everything.
     
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    Welcome to APUG!
     
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    Thank you

    Thank you for the warmest welcome, I'm very happy to see a lot of locals here. Yes I reside in Alhambra CA with my wife and two children, but I was born and raised in Surabaya Indonesia. I came here 18 yrs ago when I was 17, went to collage in CT and finished my BS in UNLV. Got married and found photography when my first child was born. I am hooked and loving every moment of this journey. I am still a beginner and learning everyday from friends like you. Thank you again for the great welcome, I am very humbled to be the part of APUG. You may see some of my photos in Facebook (I can't post the link, too little post apparently) There's not much to show, but my library is growing :smile:

    Vince Samara
     
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    Well then, welcome Vince from Alhambra, CA!

    I stopped off in Alhambra a few Thanksgivings ago after visiting my parents down in San Clemente -- wanted to show my boys the house I grew up in and the park (Granada) I played in. It was a good place to grow up, and admittedly, a good place to leave at 18 years old. LA was not the place for a kid that wanted to be a forest ranger! :laugh:

    Looking forward to seeing your work here!