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    First perhaps a very belated introduction?

    I'm a 42 years old geologist/engineer or something working in Norway's offshore oil industry. The work scedule (Norwegian regulations are great!) gives me plenty of time for hobbies, so I've taken to large cumbersome cameras. While I haven't progressed beyond 13x18cm (a hint larger than 5x7") yet, I find a 1950's Technika III to be big enough for me.

    Some years ago I was very active, and had a side career of portrait/studio photographer with a Bronica ETRS. Since then the Bronica is seeing a lot less use, and since cameras are now toys I've aquired lots of big, old, heavy or just nice ones. I explain this by having learned photography with my father's Welta Welti folding 35mm camera - at least I seem to have a definite preference for cameras with bellows: Voigtländer Perkeo, Bessa, Bergheil 9x12, Zeiss Ikon Nettar, Daiichi Zenobia, Linhof Technika and Color...

    After a five-year hiatus following a move I've finally got my darkroom up and running again. To force myself to hurry up, I bought a second-hand (is there any other sort?) Durst Laborator 138S. It's limited how long such a monster can sit in the hallway before you're forced to build a darkroom!

    Somehow I never got around to writing this introduction when I should have, so I do it now on the occasion of having changed my name:

    I used to be OleTj, I've simplified it to Ole.

    But I'm keeping my avatar!
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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    it's a self portrait, isn't it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nige
    it's a self portrait, isn't it!
    How did you guess?

    No, it isn't. Not really. But it's close enough, it makes me smile, and it acts like a permanent "smiley". It prevents me from getting too serious?
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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    Isn't it Arthur from the cartoon series "The Tick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie
    Isn't it Arthur from the cartoon series "The Tick?
    Could well be, being a "furriner" I wouldn't know!
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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    A belated welcome to a belated intro.
    Roy Groombridge.

    Cogito, ergo sum.
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    Welcome again Ole! I'm in the oil buisness as well...drilling fluids to be exact. And yes, the hours are great for hobbies...even here in the states!

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    Welcome Ole, you should talk to OleTJ as you both have the same avatar and the same job and you live in the same... :twisted:

    Thanks for all of the help you've given me so far and the wonderful postcards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Moore
    Welcome Ole, you should talk to OleTJ as you both have the same avatar and the same job and you live in the same...
    You mean the guy who snipes everything I try to buy on ebay? I don't think I want to talk to him
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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