Newbie (sort of...) from Paris, France
Hello all, a few words of intro. I now live near Paris France, but I have spent many enjoyable years away from my home country, in Ireland (Galway) in the early seventies, and more recently in England (Oxford) , and in Portland, Oregon. By now you figured I am not exactly fresh out of high school. I started photography in the late 60's at my high school lab, Minolta SRT 101, upgraded to a Leica M5 around '73 that cost me all my meager savings (I still have it), briefly got a Nikon F3, then sold it and bought a Leica M6. Still have that one too. Because of my many moves my little B&W lab (Durst M601) had been gathering dust in an attic since the early 1990's. Then I went digital, easy and convenient. A few weeks ago I started to feel real bad about my two Leicas sitting in a drawer for years talking to each other, and I started to shoot them again. Consequently I felt I needed to get back into developping my B&W films. Next step I had to do my own enlarging and I could not resist a good deal on a Focomat V35, I should get it soon. Now I have to re learn what I have not practiced in many years, so here I am.
I just bought a scanner and started to post some of my old pictures on my web site, here's a link to a few I shot in Ireland in 1973/1974, when I was diving for sea urchins.
Welcom to the forum Pat, glad you found us.
Welcome from West Cornwall Patrick, some interesting character studies in those old photographs.
Hiya Pat and welcome from the old sod..
Glad to hear the Leica's lured you back.. love the old photo's too.
I've learned so much from my mistakes... I'm thinking of making more...
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Bienvenue sur APUG, Patrick, en espérant que tu as l'occasion de pratiquer ton Français à Paris
Using film since before it was hip.
"One of the most singular characters of the hyposulphites, is the property their solutions possess of dissolving muriate of silver and retaining it in considerable quantity in permanent solution" — Sir John Frederick William Herschel, "On the Hyposulphurous Acid and its Compounds." The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal
, Vol. 1 (8 Jan. 1819): 8-29. p. 11
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Pat - welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts USA.
Long live Ed "Big Daddy" Roth!!
"I don't care about Milwaukee or Chicago." - Yvon LeBlanc
Welcome to the forum, Patrick from the first state.
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Love the pictures you posted.
Welcome to APUG!