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melball
05-13-2008, 06:11 AM
welcome jb, woohooo, another Ireland apugger!
Mel

jb7
05-13-2008, 07:47 AM
Thank you Mel-

jb7
05-15-2008, 05:53 AM
Quiet around here-
what happened to the madhouse?

Everyone out taking pictures?

thefizz
05-15-2008, 06:00 AM
I was out at 7am this morning shooting my Castle, well its Trim Castle but I call it my own seeing that I've photographed almost every inch of it by now :rolleyes:

Síle
05-15-2008, 06:50 AM
I was out at 7am this morning shooting my Castle, well its Trim Castle but I call it my own seeing that I've photographed almost every inch of it by now :rolleyes:

You missed a bit... :D

Síle

thefizz
05-15-2008, 07:06 AM
I'll get that bit tomorrow morning so :mad:

Fintan
05-15-2008, 02:23 PM
Quiet around here-
what happened to the madhouse?

Everyone out taking pictures?

no such luck, a burst radiator and a heavy cold keeping me off-line and off the planet

jb7
05-16-2008, 05:28 AM
Burst radiator, leaky bellows-
looks like that silicone might just fix everything-

Get well soon-

j

roryot
06-20-2008, 05:23 PM
Hi all. I'm Rory, a Dub living in East Cork (near Mel it would appear!).

Have been into photography since my late teens (17+ years I spose - yikes!). I recently finished two years of a night course on photography and darkroom techniques in the Crawford college. Great course, I would highly recommend it to anyone within an hour or so of Cork city.

I shoot mostly with my Nikon F90X, which is a great camera. But I also love my Holga and my SX70 (sadly bought only a couple of years ago. I shot a load of Polaroid back in the mid 90's, but was put off by the cost of film at the time - arrghhh! If only I knew what the future held - I'd have had 10 good years!). I also have a Mamiya RB67 which I'm a bit scared of, but love! I've only had it since January, and haven't done it any justice yet. I started out way back with a Pentax ME Super, which was a great little camera. Sadly the light meter has died. But I need a light meter for the Mamiya, so maybe I'll resurect the ME Super when I get around to buying one (an old Weston if I can get my hands on one!). I replaced the ME Super a couple of years ago with a Pentax P30T - the camera I would have liked to buy new back when I bought the ME. In hindsight I made the right decision to buy the ME Super - a far nicer camera to use than the P30T. Anyway, enough, I hate equipment bores.

Oh hang on, a couple more pieces of equipment. I have a Durst M805 enlarger which I bought for a song off a pro wedding photographer in January. His was the Mamiya too. A Rolls Royce of enlargers - love it! My darkroom is tiny and lives with the washing machine, so not the most dust free of environments, but least I have it. From camera to large prints, and not a computer in sight!

Those of us that were on the course are still in touch and meeting regularly. We're trying to get a bit of an analogue movement going in Cork - watch this space!

Rory

fluffy_penguins
06-21-2008, 04:12 AM
welcome! we're planning an expedition to see thefizz up in trim (middle or end of july)... you are more than welcome to join us.... they are a blast!

Vincent Brady
06-21-2008, 04:17 AM
Welcome aboard Rory. With all that gear you must have a lot to show so get on to posting your work on the site - oh! I forgot you must be a subscriber first. But at the rates that are charged its mad not to subscribe and get full advantage of being in APUG. Looking forwardto seeing your work.

Cheers
TEX

thefizz
06-21-2008, 06:11 AM
Welcome aboard Rory. Some great gear you got there, especially the RB. I'm an RZ user myself, I just love the camera.

It would be great to meet you on one of our days out, the next one as Catherine mentioned is Trim Castle, Co Meath, in July.

Oh, and get your friends from the course to join apug also :)

Peter

roryot
06-21-2008, 08:18 AM
cheers guys. didn't really mean to make a gear list - it's just accumulated over the years I guess! mostly I just use the Nikon and the Holga. was thinking of selling the pentax, but it's hard to part - and sure what would I get for it?! july meet sounds good but we're mad busy next month. if I can get up I will

Fintan
06-21-2008, 05:18 PM
hey Rory welcome to our corner of APUG from a very damp Dingle

looking forward to meeting up one of these days :p

k_jupiter
06-21-2008, 06:22 PM
Hi, My name is tim and I live in san jose, County California.

I haven't met anyone from the far east Counties that I didn't like so welcome. Someday I'll make one of your getogethers.

In the meantime, when you get tired of the wet, make plans to see your western cousins.

tim in san jose

Síle
06-21-2008, 06:42 PM
Hey Rory and welcome from Wicklow.. where at the minute I reckon we rival Dingle in dampness!
Hope you can join us for that day out up in Trim in July.

Fintan, hope you brought the shower cap for the cameras :o

Síle

Fintan
06-22-2008, 06:50 AM
Fintan, hope you brought the shower cap for the cameras :o

Síle

No, I do adjourn for pints of Murphys during bad showers though :D:D:D

Síle
06-22-2008, 07:46 AM
No, I do adjourn for pints of Murphys during bad showers though :D:D:D

So there is a silver lining.. or at least a creamy black and white one ;)
And don't forget Funghi.. he's expecting you!
Síle

Frank Szabo
06-22-2008, 08:44 AM
You missed a bit... :D

Síle

I've been informed by the wife we are going to Ireland (someday, not soon).

Her family (one of the many Ahearns) is from there (southern, I believe) and she'd like to see her "old country" (I'd like to burn up a bit of film, also).

Someday - someday ...

Vincent Brady
06-22-2008, 09:09 AM
Hey Frank you would want to make that sooner rather than later. Since we voted "NO" to the Lisbon Treaty in the EU it's only a matter of time until we're closed for business.

Cheers
TEX