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    Hi from Omar

    Hi everybody,

    Great place this is. I've learnt quite a few things in the past from this forum and thought I should register.

    Currently, I live in Maidenhead (Berkshire), in the UK. The moment I saw footprints on the slide that I had handed over to a lab (to have a print made), I knew I had to do everything myself if I wanted things my way. That was 6 years ago. Since then, there has always been a darkroom in the various places I inhabited. It tends to be quite primitive (I always wash my prints in the bathroom for example), but I don't feel the need for anything more sophisticated.

    My photography is usually in the reportage/documentary/street genre with a 35mm rangefinder, although recently I've been doing some landscape work in medium format as well. Most of my prints are on fiber paper (usually Agfa MCC111 - yummy! - and Forte) and all the film is also developed at home.

    I always find it amazing how so many people dismiss the idea of traditional B&W work for the funniest reasons. My favourite is "...can't stand those smelly chemicals...". Unless you stick your nose into the trays, I don't think any of the standard chemicals are particularly smelly (Oh yeah, Viradon is a different story; tried it once, will try it again in the garden).

    Right...my plan for tonights session is to print this negative of a group of fishermen mending their nets at dusk, one of them holding a bare bulb for added illumination. It's got to be on 12x16 paper...I presume some of you also have similar daydreams, even if it's of a subject as cliche as mine

    Cheers,
    omar

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    Welcome Omar from the other side of the world; Hawaii. You will find people from all over the world here, including many from the UK. Looking forward to seeing some of your images in the gallery.
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    Welcome to another Brit. There are indeed many from the UK and I am one of them! Look forward to seeing some of your posts.
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    Welcome, Omar. Good to hear that I'm not the only one who won't be using Viradon again until spring
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    A very warm welcome from the growing Brit gaggle. Very pleased to meet you!

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    Welcome from Australia.

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    Welcome Omar!

    Well, I'd like to say I'm from the UK, too, but I'm not....sorry!

    Chemical smell?? What the heck are they talking about??? Those chemicals smell good! Well...not that nasty sepia stuff....

    I love the sound of that picture you describe! I hope you post it!
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    Greetings Omar from South Devon. I lived in Maidenhead myself for just over a year so expect to see some good pictures of spitfires and stunt planes from you

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    Hi Omar from another Aussie.

    Welcome to the ranks of registered users. Look for your complimentary 10x8 view camera in the post over the next week. (A secret benefit of registering!!!) Still waiting for mine though!

    Glenn
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