Hello from the Cotswolds


Link Posted 23/10/2011 - 19:28
Hello there. I've just joined as a Pentax User Plus, although I first found the website a while ago and bought some excellent magazines from it before they stopped being printed. I first started SLR photography in 1978, and my very first camera was a fantastic second hand Pentax SV, complete with 50mm f1.8 lens and a coupled meter! A good friend of mine, who was an expedition photographer, taught me properly, including how to hold the camera - which was pretty heavy compared to today's ones...

I've taken photographs ever since, but had to be dragged kicking and screaming into digital photography, as I couldn't believe it was 'proper' photography! I now know considerable better, and am amazed at the possibilities a decent digital darkroom has. I do still use and enjoy film, although sadly I don't still have the SV; I sometimes use a medium format Mamiya or a very old (but still going strong) Leica rangefinder.

I dallied with Nikon for a while, but went back to Pentax again with the K10D. I now have a freshly bought K-r, after a lot of research, as it seems to have an incredible specification for not a lot of money - I did want the K-5, but couldn't afford it!

I guess I am primarily a landscape photographer, although that includes industrial landscapes as well, as I love the melancholy nature of industrial architecture, old docklands etc... I'm lucky enough to live in the Cotswolds, so I have some fabulous countryside around, and I can't wait to get out and have a good session with the new K-r!

I look forward to contributing to the forum, which seems very approachable and friendly.

Best wishes



Link Posted 23/10/2011 - 19:50
Hello and Welcome to the Forum. If you want to organise a Pentax meet in the Cotswolds I'll certainly be there
Too Old To Die Young



Link Posted 23/10/2011 - 19:56
Welcome Micheal, enjoy the new kit.
My piccies.


Link Posted 23/10/2011 - 20:56
Hello and welcome!
Pentax K5,Sigma 10-20 f3.5,Sigma 17-70 f2.8/4, Sigma 70-200 f2.8


Link Posted 23/10/2011 - 21:07
Welcome to the forum. Look forward to seeing your photos

Some of my vaguely better stuff


Link Posted 14/11/2011 - 13:13
Welcme onboard Michael. some great places in and around the Cotswolds to shoot.
Pete M
My Flickr


Link Posted 14/11/2011 - 14:42
Hi Michael.

Take care.
Chris R.

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


Link Posted 14/11/2011 - 21:20
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

My Flickr site link
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