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Posted 26/04/2010 - 03:58 Link
Hi everyone - I'm sure some of my friends think I've gone crazy. At 61, I decided I want a productive hobby, so for Christmas I asked my sons to get me a camera. With that said, I had my choice. Again, they said Pentax? why - why not Canon? Don't know, but I'm sure I want a Pentax. So I received a red Pentax K-x. I've started taking a few flower, animal, people pics, so I'm started, right? I know it will take a long time to learn, but I'm willing so I will be reading as many posts as possible. If there is any advice out there, it is surely welcomed. I live in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee so there are numerous wildlife and wild flowers. thanks everyone for reading and your future help.
Posted 26/04/2010 - 04:02 Link
G'Day and welcome Sherryl.

A good way to learn is by posting your images (or those you'd like comment on) to a site such as Photobucket, then linking them to the 'Your Photos' thread here, and seeing what suggestions come back.
Edited by i-Berg: 26/04/2010 - 04:09
Posted 26/04/2010 - 06:27 Link
Welcome to the pentax family...( we're probably all a little crazy)
I'll look forward to some Smoky Mountains landscapes too, if you can find a spot where the trees don't get in the way!
.........all the gear, no idea!
Me super, MX, LX, K5,DA 18-55WR, DA 17-70, DA 55-300, DA40 Ltd, FA50 1.4, Samsung D-Xenon 12-24,Samsung 100mm macro M50 1.7(x3), M28 3.5, M35 2.8, M100macro f4, M135 3.5(+others)
Posted 26/04/2010 - 06:50 Link
Welcome Sherryl, enjoy your stay
Posted 26/04/2010 - 06:53 Link
Welcome Sherryl, I'm sure you'll find the people here as friendly as the ones I've always met in Tenessee.
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -
Posted 26/04/2010 - 08:44 Link

Welcome - you ain't the oldest newcomer to the world of photography - I beat you by quite a few years

The folk here are great - I've had a lot of help and still need it so post your pics and questions and sit back and watch the advice and help come rolling in
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs
Posted 26/04/2010 - 09:14 Link
Welcome to the Forum.

SMC PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 1:3.5-4.5 10-17mm ED [IF], SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:2.8 16-50mm ED AL [IF] SDM,
SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4 15mm ED AL Limited, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:3.2 21mm AL Limited,
SMC PENTAX-F 1:2.8 28mm, SMC PENTAX-FA 1:2 35mm AL,
SMC PENTAX-FA 1:1.4 50mm, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:2.4 70mm Limited,
SMC PENTAX-D FA MACRO 1:2.8 100mm WR, SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:4 300mm ED [IF] SDM,
SMC PENTAX-FA* 1:4 600mm IF & ED,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.
Posted 26/04/2010 - 11:36 Link
Hi and welcome Sherryl.

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797)

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Posted 26/04/2010 - 11:41 Link
Welcome to the forum and Pentax family.

I look forward to seeing some of those Tennessee pictures.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

PPG entries.
Posted 26/04/2010 - 14:29 Link
Hello Sherryl and welcome to the forum. Can't wait to see some Tennessee shots. Any questions or problems you may have...just ask. Someone here will surely be able to answer them. Though at times I wonder about myself, I can happily say there are wonderful people at PU.


I gladly welcome C & C's. Being foggy minded they really help me learn.
Posted 26/04/2010 - 16:55 Link
A belated welcome too. I've found this forum to be invaluable for selling and buying equipment and just lurking to see how other people do 'that photo thing'.

Edited by chris_jl: 26/04/2010 - 16:55
Posted 26/04/2010 - 17:48 Link
Hi Sherryl. You are most welcome here. There's at least one other Tennessee member, Giving Tree from Memphis, but I guess that's at the opposite end of Tennessee from the Smokey Mountains.
Posted 27/04/2010 - 14:33 Link
Welcome to the fora. I've not been to Tennessee... yet! Looking forward to seeing some pictures.

Best wishes, Kris.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website
Posted 28/04/2010 - 16:35 Link
Take no notice of markD Sherryl,

we`re ALL definitely crazy...............

But what a great way to be !!

Welcome to you

K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !
Posted 28/04/2010 - 17:36 Link
My favourite tipple, is from your home state..............welcome to the forum!

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