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Old 25-08-2006, 15:41   #1 (permalink)
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Fat Bloke with a Camera says Hi!

Hi All,

I'm Pete from Fareham in Hampshire. I'm the wrong side of 45 and have been taking pictures since teenage years but don't pretend to be even a skilled amateur.

I have, however, over the years indulged in black and white processing so do know one end of an enlarger from the other and have spent many happy hours trying to fish film out of a 35mm cartridge in a blacked out bathroom.

I've been recently lurking in the forums picking up advice on a new DSLR although I have now pre-ordered Nikon D80 as Silver Anniversary present from partner.

Nowaday, I'm mainly getting interested in macro and abstract pictures using household and nearly objects (bone idle, you see). But I would always be interested in comparing notes about locations with other Hampshire dwellers.

Other cameras in the stable are Canon S60 (great quality images in my opinion, Canon EOS 650 (nearly vintage!) and Canon 300V.

I also find myself greatly disturbed by the apparent political moves to restict our freedom to photograph life on the streets and in the raw for posterity. As a man, I now find that I dare not photograph scenes with children in or other sensitiive subjects due to media hysteria. I feel the time is now right for a Ramblers Association style re-assertion of our rights and freedoms.

That's all from me.
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Old 25-08-2006, 15:43   #2 (permalink)
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Old 25-08-2006, 15:46   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Pete & Welcome to Pixalo.

Great intro & good to see another B&W advocate

Very jealous of your new toy ......what lead time are they promising ?

Agree fully re PC. I want to take some photo's of the stepson (aged 11) playing for his local Football team, but couldn't stand the feeling that others look on suspicously at you. Frustrating times
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Welcome Pete, great introduction !!

You will fit in here fine with those interests, Dave one of the Crew is a black and white fanatic so he will be on your case for information, advice or just to compare notes


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I also find myself greatly disturbed by the apparent political moves to restict our freedom to photograph life on the streets and in the raw for posterity. As a man, I now find that I dare not photograph scenes with children in or other sensitiive subjects due to media hysteria. I feel the time is now right for a Ramblers Association style re-assertion of our rights and freedoms.
Thats a subject close to my heart and one that I fear will get worse before it gets better. It will actually make a great talking point and subject for its own thread, maybe you would care to start one in the general chat section so we can all have a meaty discussion?
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Old 25-08-2006, 16:42   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Fat Bloke with a Camera says Hi!

Many thanks for all your kind and prompt welcome comments, looks like many of you are winding down in anticipation of the weekend.

No ETA on the D80. It's pre-ordered from Play.com and I don't know where I am on the list. Truth be told, I'm not that worried although I'd like it in time for Christmas!

I shall try and kick start an ordinary photographers rights thread later tonight.

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Wecome aboard. If you are going to maintain your nearby subject matter, at least you won't have to buy any telephoto lenses
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A warm welcome to Pixalo Pete, from one fat bloke to another

I too agree that today's photogs are often unfairly targeted by the PC brigade and look forward to joining in with the discussion.

...p.s. Congrat's on your anniversary
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Re: Fat Bloke with a Camera says Hi!

Hi Pete,

Im new myself

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I also find myself greatly disturbed by the apparent political moves to restict our freedom to photograph life on the streets and in the raw for posterity. As a man, I now find that I dare not photograph scenes with children in or other sensitiive subjects due to media hysteria. I feel the time is now right for a Ramblers Association style re-assertion of our rights and freedoms.
I totaly agree!
It's a sad state of afairs
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