Hello from southern Scotland


Link Posted 13/04/2009 - 19:33
Happy Easter everybody. Robert here from Penicuik - not far from Edinburgh. I'm a Canadian from Montreal, an Anglican clergyman serving with the Scottish Episcopal Church. I ran around the southern Yukon with an old SP1000 in the mid 70's and then put down the camera for a couple of decades. I've started again - there's lots to shoot here in Scotland. I'm really enjoying looking at everybody else's work here and look forward to contributing my own bits.
I'm a poet - I describe stuff!

K100D, SMC PENTAX DA 18-55mm & 50-200mm, SIGMA 75-300
SP1000, TAKUMAR 3.5/28, 2/55, 3.5/135, 3.5/200



Link Posted 13/04/2009 - 19:35
Welcome to the forum. You live in one of the finest places for photography so I think your new burst of enthusiasm should get off to a fine start.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 13/04/2009 - 20:51
Hi Robert,

thanks for confirming that the lord endorses Pentax !

Welcome to the forum & more contribution is just what we need. I look forward to you sharing your work.

My Flickr


Link Posted 13/04/2009 - 20:53
Hello Robert, welcome to the forum.
The older I get the faster I was.
K-3 II, K10D, DA16-85, DA*50-135, DA12-24, DA18-55, DA 50, Sigma EX DG 70mm Macro, Sigma 70-300mm, Sigma DG 120-400mm APO HSM.
Metz 58 AF-1.

My Flickr link


Link Posted 13/04/2009 - 22:23
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,
HD PENTAX-DA 1:5.6 560mm ED AW,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.



Link Posted 13/04/2009 - 23:21

My Flickr page


Link Posted 13/04/2009 - 23:55
As a fellow Scot living in Spain, welcome, lets see some of your Scottish photos


Link Posted 13/04/2009 - 23:56
Welcome and happy belated easter

K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55


Link Posted 14/04/2009 - 20:58
Like any forum, it takes a while to discover which discussions would be the most useful for me. I've got some good kit which I'm still learning (or relearning) how to use. I'm avoidiing the temptation to invest in new lenses - will find a way of using old lenses on a new body which, I suspect, will pay dividends in the long run by having to be a wee bit more prepared before I trip the shutter.

I don't know why some pictures (quite a few, really) don't end up looking the way I want them to in terms of contrast or colour. Framing is not that difficult for me - I remember some of that from the old days. I miss not having a darkroom (and have no space in the rectory for one).
I'm a poet - I describe stuff!

K100D, SMC PENTAX DA 18-55mm & 50-200mm, SIGMA 75-300
SP1000, TAKUMAR 3.5/28, 2/55, 3.5/135, 3.5/200



Link Posted 15/04/2009 - 17:07
Welcome to the forum
Joining the Q


Link Posted 16/04/2009 - 22:49
Welcome to the forum
Best wishes


Link Posted 25/04/2009 - 13:22
Hi and Welcome.


Link Posted 25/04/2009 - 22:11
Hi Robert, welcome to the forum!
Pentax K10D, *istDS
Pentax 18-55mm,50-200mm,Macro 100mm
Takumar-A 28-80mm, Sigma 170-500mm, Soligor Teleconverter x2

Finally!! Sigma 10-20mm

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.



Link Posted 26/04/2009 - 12:24
Hi Robert
Welcome to the Forum, you are only a 30 minute drive from me, i live in a little town called Shotts just along the M8 from you.

On the query of your pictures not looking like you want them to thats just mostly down to PP, it can be like learning to read again in all honesty.
If theres any pictures you are needing a little advice on PP wise then i will be happy to try and help.


Link Posted 14/09/2009 - 13:16
Hi and weclome to the forum
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