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    Hello from Riverside, Ca

    Hello APUG,

    My name is Rob and that much hasn't changed over the years. What did change is my shooting. I left behind the slow approach I took with a roll of Tri-x and a spotmeter working landscapes and made the change to digital where I shot subjects that really didn't hold my interest, only the technique mattered. I learned a lot but bored myself to tears and almost killed my love of photography.

    However I miss my favorite subject matter, I miss the way black and white film captures and holds textures and tones. I hate color getting in the way of lines and form. Hmm... I better end that thought, it's just an intro after all, not a b&w love fest.

    To keep myself happy I'm going back to shooting b&w film. The former chem lab tech part of me also won't let me proceed without doing the development at home. I have enough Xtol and Tri-x to keep me busy for awhile.

    A new-to-me Beseler 23C II is also in the works and I should be making the bathroom a cramped place in short order. Although printing is a whole new world to me and I'm very, very thankful for a wonderful place like APUG.

    I guess I should round out the intro with some format info. I primarily live in 35mm land, although I have some wonderful vintage manual focus glass. Those go on an N65, although not the classiest, it's a box and it's in manual full time so it serves my purpose well.

    6x6 should become available to me soon after I repair a few minor pinholes in the bellows of an Agfa Isollete I recently obtained.

    4x5 or some other large format is what I would really like to try considering how slowly I like to think through an exposure before making it. It just hasn't become an economic reality yet. Although I may have to make that push very soon, I have images in my head that need to be made and I think they can best be realized in large format.

    Sorry in advance if my intro is a bit long winded.

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    Rob,
    Welcome from Stanwood, Washington.
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    Hey Rob, welcome from another Riversider...
    I have several 4x5's and a stand alone darkroom if you wish to check them out.
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    Hello Rob, welcome to APUG! I use digital some, but I like using film better.

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    Hi Rod,sounds like you are set up for B&W pretty good,you will like it hear.

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    Rob - hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts.

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    Hi Rob! Welcome to APUG from St. Louis.
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    Hi Rob, welcome to APUG. From SE WI.
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    Rob, welcome. I spent a lot of my childhood in Riverside, as my grandparents had a huge Victorian house on University Ave. Someday I hope to be able to visit it and see if the inside has changed much. I have very fond memories.

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    Thank you to everyone for the very warm welcome. I have a feeling I'll be spending a fair amount of time in this little nook of the internet.

    Quote Originally Posted by blaze-on View Post
    Hey Rob, welcome from another Riversider...

    I have several 4x5's and a stand alone darkroom if you wish to check them out.
    Matt,

    It's wonderful to see someone else so local. Thank you for the very generous offer, I may have to take you up on it in the future.

    On another note, I looked through your site and I believe I have run across it in the past. Very nice work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheryl Jacobs View Post
    Rob, welcome. I spent a lot of my childhood in Riverside, as my grandparents had a huge Victorian house on University Ave. Someday I hope to be able to visit it and see if the inside has changed much. I have very fond memories.



    - CJ
    Cheryl,

    Some people here still go to great lengths to preserve these homes and the city seems to have chipped in a bit to the effort also. I hope you're able to make it back someday and aren't found too disappointed.

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