Introducing myself sort of after the fact

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Steve Mack, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Steve Mack

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    Hi, everybody!

    I suppose I should have done this first instead of posting two queries on the forums, but I didn't see this forum until later.

    Anyhow, I am glad to have found this site, since I really enjoy film, and I'm not at all ready to move to d*g*t*l because I enjoy my film cameras, I have fun with them, the Bessa R is really light and nifty (my first range finder camera) and I can work with MF and Lf, also, which I can't do in d*g*t*l. There are far more positives for me in film; don't mean to sound too negative about digital.

    I have been taking photos off and on for over 50 years. My first real camera was a Polaroid, the old model 95(?). My first 35 mm camera was and still is a Canon AE-1. It's my B&W SLR camera. Then I got a Nikon N-80, which I really enjoy, and a Mamiya 645 Pro. The next one up was the Bessa R and a f2.8 35 mm lens, in Leica screw mount. I also have a LF camera, of uncertain vintage: It's a T.O. Warfield field camera, cherry wood and brass fittings, with a Grafex 135 mm Optar.

    I am the family photographer, and I enjoy documentary-style work and whatever else catches my eye. I'm planning to do a series on abandoned houses here in Buckingham County, Virginia, where I live, and also document some of my new hometown, Dillwyn, Virginia. (it's not on any map; real places never are.)

    I also enjoy music. Making my own music, that is. I'm taking guitar lessons and I've started back playing my Highland pipes. (Since I live in the woods, want to take advantage of it.)

    I'm retired, 66 years old, and I carry my camera with me wherever I go. It's like a piece of jewelry, I suppose.

    Anyway, hello to everyone, and I hope to be around for a long time.

    With best regards,

    Steve Mack
     
  2. Kevin Caulfield

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    Welcome, Steve.
     
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    Welcome from a few miles east.
     
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    Welcome from a northern neighbour:smile:
     
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    Welcome from the Jewel of the Great White North, Toronto.
     
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    Steve,

    Welcome to APUG from NYC.
     
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    Welcome from the Isle of Wight.

    Good luck with the guitar lessons and keep up the highland pipe playing. when I was at school, one of my friends brought in his set of bagpipes and started playing them on the playground.
    He was escorted off of the premises and told to return later without them!


    Steve.
     
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    Steve... welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts.

    gene
     
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    Howdy from Wyoming.
     
  11. Christopher Walrath

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    Welcome to the group, Steve. We have a Mid-Atlantic group that gets together from time to time to shoot (film and fat) so keep an eye on the regional group page to keep up. Welcome again.
     
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    Welcome Steve,
    I used to work with a Steve Mack in the Victorian Public Service here in Melbourne Australia. He'd probably be about your age now. Strange how things happen.
    Cheers
    Mike
     
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    Welcome to the APUG jungle, and have fun with the pipes!:tongue:
     
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    Welcome from Thunder Bay, home of the Thunder Bay Pipes and Drums (with many world class awards to their name). I love the agony bags. Keep playing!