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    Posted: 03 April 2015 at 02:16
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Bishop's Palace by evangelos K, on Flickr




Sacred Heart by evangelos K, on Flickr




Bishop's Palace Planter by evangelos K, on Flickr


Sunrise @ Pleasure Pier by evangelos K, on Flickr



Green Tree Python by evangelos K, on Flickr




Parrot Portrait @ Moody Gardens by evangelos K, on Flickr




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Here's some of mine from Galveston.

Great place to visit, great place to live (except during hurricanes)

1: The essence of Galveston?

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2: Pier in the morning light (from my hotel balcony)

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3: Chilling on the beach

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4: Statue on the beachwalk

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5: Galveston Fire Brigade

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These were all posted before around the time I took them (April 2012). I'll see if I can find some additional (so far unprocessed ones) that have been sleeping on my hard-drive.
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Let's add a few more from Galveston

6: Lifeguard on duty

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7: Looking land inward over the Galveston suburbs

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8: A dark alley near the harbour (i didn't walk further in there )

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Great shots so far!
I've seen few shots from this place so it's great to get to know more about it.

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Originally posted by Winwalloe Winwalloe wrote:


Pieter, where do you not go on this planet?
Yes, plenty There's a whole southern hemisphere I have never been to yet. Here's a LR map of most of my pictures in lightroom (none outside this area).
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Ahah ok, I guess those of us lucky to travel have our patterns.
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I used to live halfway between Houston and Galveston, the best of both worlds. A couple recent interesting facts I've just learned about the area though. Firstly is that the Houston metro area is very soon to be the third largest city in the US (6 million +) and The Weather Channel has named the area as the #1 place with the greatest potential for loss of life from a major hurricane. One storm took over 6000 lives on Galveston Island and all they did was build one seawall and added 6 million people to the population.
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Where did you live Rob? We lived in League City from '93 to early '96, must have been close to where you lived since that's also about halfway Galveston and Houston.
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To make up for the "non Galveston" off topic chit-chat here some more pictures of the island

9: Wave breaker

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10: Drying in the wind

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11: San Luis Hotel and Conference Center on the seawall

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12: Excellent place for a nice dinner

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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Where did you live Rob? We lived in League City from '93 to early '96, must have been close to where you lived since that's also about halfway Galveston and Houston.


Sorry to go off topic, but this demands a reply.
After being in Houston for a few years I moved to League City in '86! First in some Davis Road condos overlooking Clear Creek but mostly in a rental house at Hwy3 and FM 518 right behind the HEB(or Food King? not sure) store until like '97. Miss that place but that area has exploded with development and is nothing like it was then.

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Originally posted by stiuskr stiuskr wrote:

Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Where did you live Rob? We lived in League City from '93 to early '96, must have been close to where you lived since that's also about halfway Galveston and Houston.


Sorry to go off topic, but this demands a reply.
After being in Houston for a few years I moved to League City in '86! First in some Davis Road condos overlooking Clear Creek but mostly in a rental house at Hwy3 and FM 518 right behind the HEB(or Food King? not sure) store until like '97. Miss that place but that area has exploded with development and is nothing like it was then.


Almost 2 1/2 years and no answer

That's a coicidence Rob, we were very close to there and lived about 3 miles up the road to the east, in a development just behind the Randalls on Marina Bay drive, across from the South Shore Harbour Hotel. No Minolta or Dyxum in my life then, only Olympus and no internet.

Again, to make up for the "off topic", another view over Galveston from the
San Luis:


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#7 and the above shot are fascinating. A view not often seen, thanks

You having lived in Texas and not owning a Minolta is also very fascinating (just an off topic, random thought)
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Originally posted by Coast Coast wrote:

#7 and the above shot are fascinating. A view not often seen, thanks

You having lived in Texas and not owning a Minolta is also very fascinating (just an off topic, random thought)
Thanks Joseph. I must say that most of what I saw in the shops in Houston at that time (and later when I returned on business trips) was Canon and Nikon. But there was a second hand photography market every six month in the Marriott on I45 near Hobby airport that I visited a few times while living there and there they had plenty of 2nd hand Olympus OM stuff and it allowed me to collect quite a few gems that I still use today on E-mount

I also bought my first Minolta (or actually Konica-Minolta) in Houston in 2006 and the guy behind the counter tried very hard to talk me into a Canon or Nikon but I didn't budge since I wanted in-camera stabilisation. That was on a Saturday and the next Monday Konica-Minolta announced their sell-out to Sony. I never found out if the sales guy had prior knowledge of that and was trying to "protect" me or that he just had more margin on Canikon equipment. So my first Minolta was indeed full-bred Texan
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Pieter, thanks, an interesting history
So I feel a need to comment on your comment you may see why
My 1st camera ever was the Minolta SRT 101, Rokkor MC 58mm f1.2. I bought new in 1969, while stationed in the Air Force on an APO site in Alaska. (I got a good deal) It was so good and I liked it so much, I have never strayed from Minolta and had their other film cameras like the x570. I had the 101 for at least 2 decades and wish I still had the f1.2

You and me may have the same camera you mentioned. I also bought in around 2006, the maxxum 5D for the in-body anti shake and found out to my sorrow, being a real hard core Minolta guy, that that was the Last Minolta camera!

Yes there is a 7D, which you probably have, but the 5D is a later derivative of the 7. So it is the very last
I really liked mine and used it until I wore it out. I have it today and will never get rid of it. Now being a treasured souvenir as the last Minolta camera

At which time the a6000 appeared and I jumped on that, mainly because Sony was the successor, a lot of Brand loyalty. Plus, I fell in love w the old school rangefinder look and it was light and compact, especially w the kit lens and for all my traveling

All the best_____Joseph

the Galveston photos are unbelievably flat, for as far as the eye can see
You can almost call yourself an American, having lived in Texas for that while
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