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Old May 28th, 2004, 07:28 PM
Jack Cowley Jack Cowley is offline
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Hello world!

I'm Jack Cowley and I am retired from my own kitchen and remodeling business. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area (lucky me!!) and I have dabbled in photography for my own amusement and amazement for a very long time. I was introduced to digital photos when a friend visiting from the UK bought a Pentax because it was cheaper here. After I saw what could be done with a relatively inexpensive camera and my computer I realized that I could have instant gratification instead of waiting for Costco to do my prints.

My first digital camera was/is an Olympus D-560 which has taken, in my humble opinion, some very good photographs. I just purchased a Minolta A1 as I wanted more control over exposure and particularly focus. The Minolta should do all that I want, but the learning curve is steep but worth it as far as I am concerned.

A professional photographer friend showed me this forum so I signed up as I have a lot to learn and this looks like the place for me!

I am looking forward to chatting with other members and learning more about what I can do with my new camera.

Jack
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Old May 28th, 2004, 08:15 PM
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Hey Jack... glad to have you here. Hopefully we can help you grow and learn as a photographer. How did your professional photographer friend find this forum, do you know? We've only been around for not even 2 months now, I think.
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Old May 28th, 2004, 09:41 PM
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Old May 28th, 2004, 09:46 PM
Jack Cowley Jack Cowley is offline
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My friend is a wedding photographer in Melbourne and has a web site and is considering adding a forum. In persuing that he has been looking at forums and those that use the phpBB software in particular and I think he came across your site by chance. We have been discussing forum colors and he showed me this site to get my input. I not only like the color but I also felt that you had something to offer and that I might have some experience to share as well. So here I am; serendipity at its best....

Jack
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Old May 28th, 2004, 09:54 PM
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Thank you drlynn.

Interesting that you are 'drlynn' as my old family physician was Dr. Lynn... And who said the Internet was boring....

Jack
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Old May 28th, 2004, 10:17 PM
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Hey Jack, welcome to the forum. Im also a new addition to this forum (For about a week now ) and Ive learnt a lot from quite a few of the forums I have joined.

Cant wait to see some of your Minolta Magic
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Old May 28th, 2004, 10:23 PM
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Hey Jack... if you friend wants a hand with his, he's welcome to contact me... we could even maybe work something out where he could become a "special guest" on the board, and we could provide him with a special section on the forum (depending on what he wants to do with his forum, of course). Glad that you like the colors here. I wanted it to be different, but not too crazy... Glad the content here is helping out some too.
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Old May 28th, 2004, 10:31 PM
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Thanks Kara! Say, aren't you the displaced Kiwi? I can't remember how long you have been here but if it is less than 5 years then Welcome to the USA and Montana in particular. A great State but a bit too far north for a native of California...

Jack

PS. Attached is an attempt at some 'Minolta magic'...
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Old May 28th, 2004, 10:33 PM
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Cool, very intriguing photo... I found myself just starting at it... nicely done.
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Old May 28th, 2004, 10:41 PM
Jack Cowley Jack Cowley is offline
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Tim -

I will definitely talk to my friend in Melbourne and I am sure that he would be interested in talking to you. It is Saturday for him so I doubt that I will hear from him before Sunday our time. I will let you know what I find out and I will let you know before he makes contact.

A question for you before I leave and that is is there a way to reply to a specific post rather than adding a post to the entire thread? If I want to specifically reply to Kara, for example, is there a way to do that other than a PM?

Thanks and I will keep you posted on 'The Melbourne Connection'!

Jack
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