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Originally posted by AsD AsD wrote:

Congratulations Fred, its always interesting to read and see other people's 'journeys'. You're both prolific and proficient, always a pleasure to view your work. Long may it continue.

Thanks Andy!
 



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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

congrats, Fred, so well deserved! I clearly remember you making an entrance, it would have been hard to miss! (and now we can't miss you!).
TY for a wonderful read!

impressive you dared to try your luck at colour film as well, known to be very difficult to process and pricey too!
and amazing you actually have seen an East-German 'camera' store! (recall seeing Meyer or CZJ? ;)). managed to take any Eastern Berlin pics as well? (would love to see them when you did!). that -iconic- sign looks impressive!
(never seen US soldiers guarding a border -nor Berlin for that matter-, but clearly remember the (photography) strictly forbidden part! in our case a demo of the DDR navy in honour of the 700th birthday of Stralsund. Honni -as our German friends called him- was present too. prior to the show, we'd seen a helicopter above our ship at least 30 times, inside a man flat on his belly holding a huge pair of binoculars, obv. checking us out -as I could show you? ;) -. but able to take pics in town, at least that's what we did. so much fear among the people we met and so many commissars. surreal!).

it's easy to point out the people that inspired you most, but a joy to watch you putting that into practice and to see you really take flight and skyrocketing!
in that respect, I was rather gobsmacked when you mentioned the flip side and the bar.
(and say TY! -TG you're still 'normal'! -. because here it happened to be the other way round. so serious about photography, but just posting for the sheer fun of it. also justifying a certain sloppiness that way, while in the habit of just registrating my surroundings by snapping around a few times, while on my way to subjects I really was passionate about. and to 'justify' lesser pics or posting anyway! fact of the matter is that you inspired me, made me kick my butt, to get more serious about every aspect, every subject that comes along. and that it's still a great idea to really make an effort every now and then. TY for that! ).
it may feel like top sports at times, but would like to remind you that what is good, good for YOU, feels good? so please share the fun? and bring it on.
hope you will continue to follow your passion, follow the light and will never cease to surprise and amaze us!



Thanks for the kind words Ine!
I remember our first meet in Middelburg very well! You were part of the Meyer GAS conspiricy too , although my first tries wwere not the greatest succes, despite your help .
I hope to be around her for many years!
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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:


and amazing you actually have seen an East-German 'camera' store! (recall seeing Meyer or CZJ? ;)). managed to take any Eastern Berlin pics as well? (would love to see them when you did!).


I hadn't heard of Meyer then, can you imagine that? I only rmember seeing Praktica, but it's almost 40 years ago now, so some memories have faded...
Certainly took some pics in the Eastern part as well. Maybe, if I get caught in the expected heavy snow this weekend, I might dig out a few
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Post Options Post Options   Quote svjetlana Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2021 at 18:51
Congratulations Fred on becoming OoU. It is way overdue.
What a pleasure to see your work and to read your flowing narrative. Your work was noticeable from the start. You are high contributor to this place and I hope it will stay that way.
It must have been very hard to select 30 images from your huge collection of your great work.
I wish you great pleasure from photography, growth and realization.
And thank you so much for sharing your work with us. I enjoy looking at it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2021 at 19:47
Hallo Fred,

Thnx for sharing with us, much appreciated. Your spirit for photography is shared among many on this forum, rightly so, you became OoU

Groet Maarten
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Thanks for the kiond words Svjetlana and Maarten! Great to be among inspiring and talented photographers like you both!
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote skm.sa100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2021 at 20:57
Congrats, Fred!
Glad to see you make it to the OoU thread. A well deserved recognition.
Interesting to read about your photography journey.
Hope to see more of your work in future.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2021 at 21:35
Congratulations, Fred, for providing this impressive OoU account - well deserved (although somehow overdue).

I liked your story very much - it seems quite striking to me that fathers play such an important role in pushing us (well, some of us) into that activity. Looking at the first image I wonder what has happened to the photos of your father (I have recently rediscovered a box with my father's b/w negatives - it will be interesting to view them) and whether you have access to them. I definitely see some correspondence between the image your father is taking in #1 and your #29 (my absolute favorite among your images).

Let me add: I admire your motivation and your continuously spinning off a high number of high quality images! I am looking forward to see more of your work - always a joy to view!

Edited by waldo_posth - 06 February 2021 at 21:38
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ktrucke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2021 at 22:41
Fun to see you here my friend. I enjoyed your story.
-Karlen
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2021 at 23:52
Fred,

Thank you for sharing your story, both photographically and otherwise. I see some of my tendencies in you in that you like to experiment and try new things, that to me is one of the great joys of photography.

Roger
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KoBra64 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 February 2021 at 08:10
A nice read with excellent pics. Thanks for sharing Fred.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 February 2021 at 16:15
Thanks Sashi, Harald, Karlen, Roger and Peter! It felt as a warm bath already, but all these kind and friendly words upgrade the bath to a jacuzzi

@ waldo_posth: My father mainly took slides. Those stayed with my mother after he died. When we had to move my mother to a nursing home a coupole of years ago, I took the boxes with me. In the meantime I have gone through them and scanned what I would like to keep (anything with family on it and old city views of my hometown).

Could you explain your view about the correspondance you see between #1 and my #2?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 February 2021 at 17:44
A sense for the abstract and technical?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 February 2021 at 17:46
Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:

A sense for the abstract and technical?
You are right about that Harald!
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