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Old 13-12-2008, 08:48   #1 (permalink)
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Hi from Sydney Australia

Been into photography for about 25 years with a darkroom and a 35mm SLR - still have my Canon EOS 33 but not used since I purchased a 400D in October 2006. Last week one of the zero's fell off & it is now a 40D. Sweet !!!

Love shooting landscapes, particularly at sunrise or sunset. I also love motor sports and aircraft photography, but occasionally foray into macro & wild life but people in general are always fascinating to shoot. Pretty much if it moves shoot it and if it does not move still shoot it.

Digital scares me with the volatile nature of image retention. I still have my transparencies and negatives but 2 failing hard drives in succession have given me doubts about the longevity of images. I have about 200GB of digital images - RAW plus processed images that I keep a backup of back is a time consuming process never had to deal with in 35mm film images. I do acknowledge that I take far more images now compared to my film era & am more adventurous as there is "no additional cost" to add another image.

As far as dark room or post processing goes, I now get a sore butt instead of sore feet sitting on a chair for far too many hours compared to standing at the sink. I do miss the smell of developer & fixer though - maybe Adobe could add that smell to CS5 when they release that. But Photoshop is far more productive & has this wonderful undo key that a darkroom never had.

I see this board is Euro centric. If anyone is interested in Sydney, you can always PM me to run a few suggestions. I do get a bit blase about my own back yard & yours always looks more exotic, but a discussion with a local might get you a few tips.

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Old 13-12-2008, 08:49   #2 (permalink)
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Old 13-12-2008, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Hi from Sydney Australia

Welcome to Pixalo Stocky

Great intro there - nice to know a bit about you.

We do have a few members from your part of the world, but if you like what you find here, the best way of getting more 'local' people involved is to tell all of your friends about us!
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Welcome to Pixalo

Spent 5 weeks in Sydney in Dec 1998, so was lucky enough to see the trial run of the millenium fireworks on New Years Eve. The memory of standing on the buildings roof right opposite Sydney Opera House, with a beer in hand, watching the fireworks going off is one I will keep for life. Wonderful city & people
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The memory of standing on the buildings roof right opposite Sydney Opera House, with a beer in hand, watching the fireworks going off is one I will keep for life. Wonderful city & people
WHAT! No camera in hand???? (Or on Tripod).
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I had the great honour of visiting Sydney 2 years ago - fantastic place. Stay was too short and another visit has got to be on the cards.

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welcome - I see you are interested in wildlife, if I remember there seems to be a lot of it in the Sydney botanical gardens. Especially fruit bats. I spent a few days there last year and yearn to go back again.
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