Um, I'm new, that's why I'm posting in the "I'm new" section.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Alyn_Smith, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Alyn_Smith

    Alyn_Smith Member

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    Hello,

    I'm Alyn, from North Wales, UK, been into Photography just over 2 years now, I confess to shooting Digital, but am a big lover of film. Inhereted a Zenit 12xp just after starting photography and it took off from there really.

    I primarily shoot 35mm but have a huge love of Polaroid 600 (yes, I'm upset about it's impending demise), and I've just baught myself an old Halina AI so I'm about to venture into the world of medium format.

    I own and use the following cameras mostly:

    Nikon F50
    Zenit 12xp
    Chinon CS (currently broken, dodgey shutter)
    Ricoh 35ZF
    Polaroid SX-70 Alpha
    Halina AI

    I'm yet to have a go in a dark room simply because I've never had the chance, it's not for want of trying.

    I got invited to this forum by Sandeha via Flickr.com and I should be attending the meet in Anglesey in a couple of weeks.

    That's me in a nutshell I guess.

    Alyn
     
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    SuzanneR Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome, Alyn. We'll get your darkroom and your printing up in no time!! :D
     
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    welcome from South East US
     
  4. Ian Grant

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    Hi and welcome. You live in a great area to make images, one I've worked in myself for about 20 years.

    You might want to look out for the APUG Autumn meeting in Anglesey 3rd-5th Oct, I'm sure no-one would mind you popping along. Look in the regional UK section.

    Ian
     
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    Cheers everyone.

    @Ian: I should be coming along to the Anglesey meet as I already said. Sandeha told me about it, sounds good fun. I'll be there with a camera or two and a pocket full of polaroids and other prints.
     
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    Welcome from Indiana in the USA.
     
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    Welcome Alyn from another southeastern part of the U.S. Glad to have you here.

    Bill
     
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    Welcome to Apug from British Columbia!
     
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    Welcome from middle England. I am sure you'll enjoy the Autumn meeting

    pentaxuser
     
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    Hello Alyn, welcome to our Jurassic Park.
    Be careful, some of the dinosaurs bite.
    That is a pretty looking name you have, I wonder how it sounds like.
    Is it old English, celtic, saxon?
     
  12. Ian Grant

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    And some of the ageing Kent based dinosaurs are Doppelgängers :D

    Free Fibre based print to the first member deciphering the hidden message :smile:

    Ian
     
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    Welcome from Southern California!!!!
     
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    Welcome from Vancouver.
     
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    Welcome to APUG from Richmond Va. Some of my relatives from my mother's side are from Wales.

    Jeff
     
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    I studied for half a year in Bangor in 1993, as part of the Erasmus exchange programme. Still have very pleasant memories of that time and the incredible landscape...

    Welcome from the Netherlands!
     
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    Alyn - welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts USA. APUG is a great place and there is a good group of APUGers on your side of the pond.

    gene
     
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    Croeso... from Michigan Alyn. I've spent a lot of time in North Wales in my life as my Mother's family comes from near Wrexham. What town or village?
     
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    Croeso from western PA (my dad's family has origins in Pontypool in the south).
     
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    Diolch yn fawr, cheers everyone, seems there is a good spread of people from around the world then, but nice to see a fair few of you have some connection to Wales, eispecially our northern part.

    Hi to all of you from B.C., it's a beautiful place, I have family there, in Vancouver and Victoria, was out there last year.

    I'm from near Conwy town, although I'm about to move to Chester untill christmas. Got a teaching placement in Llangollen, I'm doing my teacher trainnig in Aberystwyth this year.

    @arigram: My name is pronounced Al-in, not entirely sure of it's origins, I know there's a river in Deeside called "Alyn", most people assume it's of Welsh origin, I don't know. My parents picked it because they liked the Welsh name Alun (pronounced Al-in) but hated the way english people pronounce it Al-un, from that I asume it to be an English phoenetic adaptation of the Welsh name.