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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2021 at 20:28
Welcome Sam ! Your entrance was very similar to mine (after lurking for a while), and most of my gear is from the second hand market too .
Looking forward to your work, and I hope you enjoy it here as much as I do.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2021 at 17:51
Originally posted by samfieldhouse samfieldhouse wrote:

Aside from playing, I'm interested to read about getting better at taking photos - any good reading recommended?

Welcome from me aswell Sam. What sort of boat? (I hope you are going to say a Fisher 37, my absolute favourite in a lifetime of sailing )

Of course there are a squillian YouTubes tutorials and a whole library of books to choose from but I'd suggest you have a look at the YouTube channel, "Photography Online". It started in Jan 20 and publishes an hour programme every month, entirely free, no catch. And I have no connection with them other than an impressed viewer.

I'd start at Jan 20 and work through last year, there is a host of good advice covering all sorts of photography genres. It is as good as any TV programme and is from a Photography training school on the Isle of Skye.

Looking forward to seeing your sailing photos in due course.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote samfieldhouse Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2021 at 20:14
Not a Fisher, but my parents had a Colvic 33 which is vaguely similar.
Thanks for the link to photography online, they're brilliant! I quite like being taught in a Scottish accent.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rudolf_K Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2021 at 03:59
Hello. My name is Rudolf aka Rudolph and I have been photographing since 2007. I am from Slovakia. Since I worked in the field of public transport as a bus driver, my photographic hobbies were also took some photographs. Like railfan -> busfan. Machines and so on.

Personally I am not native english speaker and writer. You know, here it is more to just listening and obey. ;) :) What more to say to introduction? I am amazed that I had not got user account here...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2021 at 04:49
Hi Rudolf, and welcome to Dyxum.
We're living though strange and challenging times, but I must say the ability to remain connected to the Dyxum membership and to see the world via this wonderful on-line community is a real blessing while freedom to travel and to get out and about with cameras is restricted.
Looking forward to seeing your posts.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2021 at 07:27
Yes, Welcome!
Please post some photos for us. I'm a fan of (steam) railways myself.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2021 at 16:22
Welcome Rudolph! Looking forward to yout pictures (with some from your beautiful country too?) Your English is completely understandable to me, don't let that be a hurdle to post your work!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rudolf_K Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 February 2021 at 03:31
Thank you! I definitely find time to collect and organize those pictures from Bus spotting times. During my work at capital city (Bratislava), I had absolutely no time to took some pictures. Especially when I was working. Long shifts.

Especially during my high school and university times (aka 2009-2014), it was quite different story. Well, Bus spotting is quite "time eating" hobby just like wildlife photography is. Great times for pictures like this one.

I saw that Dyxum Photo Contest from 2020 is still open. So, if I can i put there some photos from the fields. Last year, during lockdowns and summer time, I spent more time in the fields. So I had oportunity to photograph summer and corn harvesting time as well.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 February 2021 at 07:15
Originally posted by Rudolf_K Rudolf_K wrote:

Hello. My name is Rudolf aka Rudolph

Welcome Rudolph    . Hope you like it here.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 February 2021 at 12:01
Welcome to the Dyxum Rudolf

The office I used to work in was next to a large town bus station and we would often see 'strange looking photographer' standing around taking photos of the less common buses. And in a previous job to that we had one fella who was young (and popular with the ladies), had a fast sports car ... and his hobby was some form of train spotting. He actually rode on the trains he was after (not sure what branch of train-spotting that is).

People often poke fun at these 'sports'. But then, I've followed and photographed trams in Lisbon (back in my film days last century). So to me it was just a novel and colorful different type of bus.

Also met a small group of Dyxum members at a working railway museum a good few years ago. It was a fun day out.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TxenTxo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2021 at 12:12
Hello,

I am not an active poster but I read you a lot

Be safe,
Txentxo (Basque Country)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2021 at 14:45
Welcome to Dyxum, Txentxo (well, there is a thread about the Dyxum names which we use!).

Hopefully you do not hesitate to post some images from your beautiful home region. Some time ago I saw a video with an aerial view of the coastline and I was stunned!

All the best!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2021 at 20:26
Welcome Tenxtxo! I started as a reader too ;-)
Looking forward to see some of your work!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MinoltaMad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 August 2021 at 08:35
Embarrassed to say I didn't realise there was a say hello thread - I've never really been down to the bottom bunch of forums before. Late to the party. Hi all. Been signed up since 2009 - lens and gear reviews (total strength of the site) has been my main interaction particularly with the Minolta-Sony transition. The advice on all of that is brilliant. Never really needed to ask any questions because by the time I get there it has already been asked and answered!

Based in Australia in Queensland. Started the photography journey with film as a teenager in the mid 90's (was gifted a Minolta 500si super with 24-85mm 3.5-4.5 to start off with) - the camera died so I moved to an 800si which I still have and occasionally use. Acquired some more Minolta lenses over time but didn't go digital until the Sony a100 was released. Moved through the gears with a700, a900, a99 and now a99II. Still have the a900 and a99.

Thoroughly enjoying checking out all your great pictures - loving the stuff I don't often see or do - macro (insects and plants), IR and the night sky stacking. Keep up the great work!
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