Hello from Bolton


trebor127

Link Posted 28/02/2012 - 00:52
Hello! Just signed up to this site to hopefully gather a bit more knowledge of photography in my local area. I currently own a K10 and have had it from new (late 2007) but to be honest it has been sat around just doing nothing Anyway the other week I decided I NEED to use it so off I went and decided i'd buy a tripod and see what pictures I can take with a 50mm f/1.7 lens (I know it's more suited to portraits) on Salford Quays which is where I work. Here's a couple of shots that I took without any processing....



quays 10 by trebor127, on Flickr



quays 8 by trebor127, on Flickr

As I have been using the camera more and more I feel that it is landscapes, architecture and city scenes that seem to interest me more...Hopefully I will get the sigma 10-20 lens eventually. But for now my pentax 50mm and sigma 18-200 will have to do

Does anybody know of any clubs in the Bolton area that are worth going to? Mainly for tips and the inspiration of other photographs....

I hope to become an active member on this forum and in time give advice to other 'beginners' once I have got more knowledge.

Rob
Last Edited by trebor127 on 28/02/2012 - 00:58

johnriley

Link Posted 28/02/2012 - 07:45
Some nice shots there Rob, refreshingly different ones of a very familiar place!

Why not come down to Atherton and see our club: www.adaps.org.uk and you will be sure of a warm welcome!
Best regards, John

stub

Link Posted 28/02/2012 - 08:39
Got to second that John.. Come down to ADAPS!!
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..

AndrewA

Link Posted 28/02/2012 - 09:00
Hello Rob, welocme to the forum.
That second shot is stunning!
Andrew

"I'm here because the whiskey is free" - Tyla

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walkeja

Link Posted 28/02/2012 - 10:03
You missed Old Trafford
Pentax K1-ii and MZ6
Pentax Lenses 28-80 F, 300 DA*, 80-200 F, 35 F2.4 AL, M50 F1.7, 28-105 DFA, 20 F4 SMC
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Rees

Link Posted 28/02/2012 - 10:07
Welcome - excellent nights shots with good perspectives - well captured.
Not everything in life is Black & White, If only it were!
Kind Regards,
Rees

trebor127

Link Posted 28/02/2012 - 10:12
Thanks for the welcome I work shifts so will be a couple of weeks until i'm next free on a Thursday night but I will sure make it down when I am next free.

John - Do you visit the quays often? I work in Customs House (next to Furness House) but have rarely ventured much further than the Lowry!

Stub - Sure will do when i'm free on a Thursday night

Andrew - Thankyou for the comment. I'm actually quite plesantly suprised how well these images turned out from the 50mm lens. I did take a few more but I thought these 2 were my best 2 of the night.

Rob

ChrisR

Link Posted 28/02/2012 - 11:00
Hi Rob.

Take care.
Chris R.

I. El. (Eng). (Rtd).

trebor127

Link Posted 28/02/2012 - 11:10
walkeja wrote:
You missed Old Trafford



quays 3 by trebor127, on Flickr

There you go

Rob

walkeja

Link Posted 28/02/2012 - 11:36
trebor127, thanks but it would be better in colour.
Pentax K1-ii and MZ6
Pentax Lenses 28-80 F, 300 DA*, 80-200 F, 35 F2.4 AL, M50 F1.7, 28-105 DFA, 20 F4 SMC
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trebor127

Link Posted 28/02/2012 - 11:51
walkeja wrote:
trebor127, thanks but it would be better in colour.

Ahh but if it was in colour you would be able to read 'Manchester United' lol I was just having a mess about in PS elements on the 1st day I got it with that pic.

Rob

Stuey

Link Posted 28/02/2012 - 12:29
Hello and welcome
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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bugman1248

Link Posted 28/02/2012 - 18:08
hello and welcome!
Pentax K5,Sigma 10-20 f3.5,Sigma 17-70 f2.8/4, Sigma 70-200 f2.8

trebor127

Link Posted 28/02/2012 - 19:54
Stuey wrote:
Hello and welcome

bugman1248 wrote:
hello and welcome!

ChrisR wrote:
Hi Rob.

Take care.

Thankyou

Rob

DamianT

Link Posted 17/03/2012 - 12:43
Hi there,

I'm too from Bolton!

A cracking club to join is http://boltoncameraclub.co.uk/ they're very friendly with lots of banter!

Damian
Damian

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