Honey, I'm home.........

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Christopher Walrath, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Christopher Walrath

    Christopher Walrath Member

    Messages:
    7,114
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Location:
    In a darkroo
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Yeah, here goes the neighborhood.

    Yeah, it's been a while. About two years. But I am finally starting to get back to some of the things I used to love before my wife died in 2011. And film is one. Gonna do it right this time. I had sold all my camera gear in late 2011. Fortunately the darkroom gear did not sell. So all I need is a good duster. And, since I always hated spooling 35mm, I'm going big this time around. 4x5 or bigger. Screw the hard work.

    So, yeah, it's me. Didn't want to hijack other threads with reunions. So, feel free to welcome me back.





    Hey, where did everybody go.....
     
  2. johnnywalker

    johnnywalker Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,257
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2002
    Location:
    British Colu
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Allow me to be the first! Welcome back!
     
  3. Richard S. (rich815)

    Richard S. (rich815) Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,801
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisc
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Welcome back! :smile:
     
  4. Christopher Walrath

    Christopher Walrath Member

    Messages:
    7,114
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Location:
    In a darkroo
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Johnny. See, Johnny likes me.

    >sniffle<
     
  5. winger

    winger Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,805
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Location:
    southwest PA
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Welcome back! Nice to see you - I've thought about you and wondered how you were.
     
  6. markbarendt

    markbarendt Subscriber

    Messages:
    6,670
    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Location:
    Beaverton, O
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Welcome back Chris.
     
  7. Christopher Walrath

    Christopher Walrath Member

    Messages:
    7,114
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Location:
    In a darkroo
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Definitely doing much better than my old disarrayed self. Like I said, just finally getting my own self back in order. I got everyone else through Faith dying. Now it is finally time for me. And I am Jonesing for a 4x5 right about now. All in good time, though. APUG is always the first and most important step.
     
  8. Christopher Walrath

    Christopher Walrath Member

    Messages:
    7,114
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Location:
    In a darkroo
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Thanks Mark, Rich.
     
  9. Ken Nadvornick

    Ken Nadvornick Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,781
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2005
    Location:
    Monroe, WA,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Chris, good to see you again! The Blind Print Exchange misses you. Get a camera going and sign up soon!

    :wink:

    Ken
     
  10. eddie

    eddie Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,786
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Location:
    Northern Vir
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Glad to hear things are looking up, Chris. Welcome home.
     
  11. Christopher Walrath

    Christopher Walrath Member

    Messages:
    7,114
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Location:
    In a darkroo
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Hope to have a 4x5 up and running by the new year and then I just might make someone suffer to my own twisted view of my nick of the woods.
     
  12. DWThomas

    DWThomas Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,698
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Location:
    SE Pennsylva
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Wondered what you were up to; welcome back!
     
  13. Christopher Walrath

    Christopher Walrath Member

    Messages:
    7,114
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Location:
    In a darkroo
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Eddie, it is certainly good to be here and home. Yeah, I went upstairs and checked to make sure all my darkroom gear was up there. Kind of like patting yourself down after a close call to make sure everything is still there.
     
  14. Sponsored Ad
  15. Christopher Walrath

    Christopher Walrath Member

    Messages:
    7,114
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Location:
    In a darkroo
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Dave. Good to see the old guard is still alive and kicking.
     
  16. Chris Lange

    Chris Lange Member

    Messages:
    780
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Location:
    NY
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    You've been missed Chris...glad to have you back!
     
  17. BrianShaw

    BrianShaw Member

    Messages:
    6,227
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2005
    Location:
    Los Angeles,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Yup, there go d'hood. But who cares... it is nice to have you back.
     
  18. Christopher Walrath

    Christopher Walrath Member

    Messages:
    7,114
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Location:
    In a darkroo
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Thanks, Brian and Chris. Definitely good to be back.
     
  19. Thomas Bertilsson

    Thomas Bertilsson Subscriber

    Messages:
    14,947
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Welcome back, Chris! Good to see you here again. :smile:
     
  20. Christopher Walrath

    Christopher Walrath Member

    Messages:
    7,114
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Location:
    In a darkroo
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Thank you, Thomas. Good to see you still here as well. Look forward to catching up. And getting more updates on those mouth watering meals. I fondly remember your account of that trout.
     
  21. Thomas Bertilsson

    Thomas Bertilsson Subscriber

    Messages:
    14,947
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I'm impressed with your recollection! Magic trout. :smile:
     
  22. Photo Engineer

    Photo Engineer Subscriber

    Messages:
    25,095
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2005
    Location:
    Rochester, N
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Welcome back Chris. Best wishes.

    Ron
     
  23. Christopher Walrath

    Christopher Walrath Member

    Messages:
    7,114
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Location:
    In a darkroo
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Ron. The APUG Guru of Gobble-dy-gook. Truly good to see you again.

    And, Thomas, that trout must have made an impression, huh.
     
  24. MattKing

    MattKing Subscriber

    Messages:
    15,194
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2005
    Location:
    BC, Canada
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Glad to see you back Chris.
     
  25. Christopher Walrath

    Christopher Walrath Member

    Messages:
    7,114
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Location:
    In a darkroo
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Sorry, I would have responded sooner, Matt. Trying to catch up on these 77,172 New Posts. Man, you guys have been busy. I was just going through the old postcards and I remember looking at your walkway in the woods. I miss it but I'm getting it back.
     
  26. Kevin Caulfield

    Kevin Caulfield Subscriber

    Messages:
    3,269
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2004
    Location:
    Melbourne, A
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Welcome back, Chris. Wondered how you were going.

    And your dinner is still warm in the oven.