Howdy from Texas!


AggieDad

Link Posted 31/05/2016 - 18:12
I thought I had posted this the other day, but now I can't find it. I hope I am not double-posting and already screwing up.

I am a retired math teacher from the suburbs of Houston, Texas. Although I have been taking pictures for about 10 years, I became serious about my photography about 3 years ago when I retired.

My focus is on wildlife (primarily shore and wading birds), flowers, and landscapes. I have recently been becoming more involved with macro which is really an outgrowth of the close-up work I do with flowers.

Along with photography, I enjoy boating, keeping a boat on a lake north of Houston. Also my wife and I travel a good bit in our motorhome which gives me plenty of opportunities for photographing interesting places.

I am a member of Pentax Forums and only recently discovered this forum.

My kit consists of a K5-IIs, 18-135mm, 55-300mm, 50mm (the plastic fantastic), M100/4.0 macro MF, Sigma 150-500mm, Vivitar 35-205mm close focus MF, and a Super Cosina 100-500mm close focus MF. Tripods include a Sirui travel tripod, Benro heavy-duty, Sirui K-40X ball head, and a LensMaster RH-2 Gimbal. Also there is a homemade ground in there someplace.
Don
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AndrewA

Link Posted 31/05/2016 - 21:06
Hello and Welcome to the Forum!
Andrew

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

PPG link
Flickr link

Stuey

Link Posted 31/05/2016 - 21:28
Hello and welcome

I have a cousin in Houston, I believe things are a little hotter and drier over there than they are here
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

My Flickr site link

davidwozhere

Link Posted 31/05/2016 - 22:11
Welcome to THIS forum, where we like to see your pictures too. I look forward to it, being another macro nut
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link

AggieDad

Link Posted 31/05/2016 - 23:59
Stuey wrote:
Hello and welcome

I have a cousin in Houston, I believe things are a little hotter and drier over there than they are here

Perhaps hotter, but surely not drier.

We are having very bad storms and lots of flooding. Our local river (the Brazos) is some 6-7 feet over flood stage. More storms are on their way. For many folks t's a good time to be somewhere else.
Don
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Stuey

Link Posted 01/06/2016 - 09:40
Oh dear, I hadn't realised that, hope you are OK.

Our weather is more predictable, we have cold rain in winter and warmer rain in the other three seasons
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

My Flickr site link

swarf

Link Posted 01/06/2016 - 15:23
Welcome - look forward to seeing some of your images in due course.

Phil
K-5iiS; K-r; ME Super; ME; DA* 16-50 f2.8; DA 18-135 WR; DA 55-300 WR; HD DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited; FA 50mm f1.4; A50mm f1.7; DAL 18-55mm; M40mm f2.8; + assorted non-Pentax lenses

My Flikr Page link

OldTaffy

Link Posted 01/06/2016 - 18:48
Another welcome to this forum. Like you, I was also a member of the US Pentax forum, but found that this one gave me more than enough to read (and buy!).

Another one that I occasionally look at is the "Pentax SLR Talk", which is one of many in DPReview .

I hope that you will enjoy your retirement as much as I am enjoying mine.

Martin
A few of my photographs in flickr.
Lizars 1910 "Challenge" quarter-plate camera; and some more recent stuff.

JohnX

Link Posted 01/06/2016 - 18:53
Welcome from London. Looking forward (hopefully) to seeing some of your pictures.

AggieDad

Link Posted 02/06/2016 - 00:38
JohnX wrote:
Welcome from London. Looking forward (hopefully) to seeing some of your pictures.

I have uploaded two photos to the gallery. I hope you enjoy them.

Heart Mountain

Two Spoonbils
Don
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Wildwood512

Link Posted 18/07/2016 - 18:27
Well Hi from Illinois and welcome! Nice to see another US contributor on the sight. Looking forward to your photos and comments in the forum!
Cheers...Donna 😊
Last Edited by Wildwood512 on 18/07/2016 - 18:28

gtis

Link Posted 18/07/2016 - 21:23
Hi and welcome to the forum
cheers Neil
pentax k3 k5 super A
DA* 300 f4 DA* 50-135 f 2.8 smc DA* 16-50 f2.8 50mm f1.7 af 360 fgz pentax1.4xhd converter





Panasonic Dmc Fz200

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 19/07/2016 - 13:10
welcome. My experience of Texas is:

Flying into DFW and driving north (after an overnight stop in Denton) to Oklahoma City to join R66, then staying the night in Amarillo (listening to Tony Christie of course) before venturing West into NM. Last stop of course in TX was Glenrio. Enjoyed that part.

Twice, transferring in IAH, your local Untied hub. Not set foot outside the airport. Must be the nastiest immigration/transfer experience anyone can encounter, why are the officials so rude?
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff
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