Hello from Scotland

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by chorkie-dad, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. chorkie-dad

    chorkie-dad TalkEmount Regular

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    Bill Logan
    Think I have just found my photographic soulmate, having owned about every marquee manufacturers cameras i have just invested in what I believe to be the best i have ever used.
    Sony A7ii, now into my mid 60s, weight was my main consideration with image quality paramount.
    In my search for the ideal combination I have just invested in the Zeiss 24-70, replacing the Sony 28-70, however that lens is now second rater.
    I have found the site excellent and have posted 5 images under my Avater chorkie-dad
     
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Welcome! :)
     
  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Welcome Bill!
     
  4. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Will
    Welcome aboard!
     
  5. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Gary
    Welcome to the platform and forum
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
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    Dave
    Welcome

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  7. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Veteran

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    Paul
    Welcome fae me too, where abouts in Scotland do you live?
     
  8. chorkie-dad

    chorkie-dad TalkEmount Regular

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    Bill Logan
    A place called Airdrie, however I am in Aberdeen weekly on business, currently weating on a new 24-70 and was going to take it with me tomorrow to test it out. You will be familiar with my recent posts on Mull and Glencoe
     
  9. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Veteran

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    Paul
    The 24-70 is a nice lens, I'm sure you will like it.
    The 24-70 is a nice lens, I'm sure you will like it.
    Yes been to Mull and Glencoe, very picturesque places.
     
  10. chorkie-dad

    chorkie-dad TalkEmount Regular

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    Bill Logan
    Had a look at your Flickr, possibly we have bumped into each other, have a look at mine Bill logan
     
  11. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Veteran

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    Paul
    You are a very good photographer, your flickr site is excellent, you clearly like portraiture and B&W, portraiture is something I've never had any real interest in, but I can see the appeal.
    I don't know if we have ever bumped into each other though.
    However I'm always willing to meet up for a shoot or just a coffee or beer so maybe we can arrange something, I have a couple of friends in Aberdeen who also shoot with the Sony gear so we could arrange a day out whatever.
     
  12. chorkie-dad

    chorkie-dad TalkEmount Regular

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    Bill Logan
    At nearly 65 I doubt if I could keep up with you Paul. Yes I have found a new interest in Mono, especially now that you can download Free Nik Silver efex pro software normally over £100, please try it
     
  13. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Paul
    I use the NIK software a lot, but for colour not B&W, since using the NIK I've found I can get a similar result using LR but it requires a lot more effort ...and nerve. I prefer to use LR or Photoshop for B&W but I'm not a big B&W shooter.
    Most of our shoots are quite leisurely so I don't think there's any problem with "keeping up", we interrupt our shoots with lunch and coffee breaks, after all it's just for fun.
     
  14. chorkie-dad

    chorkie-dad TalkEmount Regular

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    Bill Logan
    Would be nice to share some favorite locations, going to take camera with me next week and possibly take a few images around Stonehaven
     
  15. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 26, 2016
    Aberdeen, NE Scotland
    Mike Stephen
    Hi Bill
    Welcome aboard fellow Scot.
    I am one of Kiwi Paul's mentioned friends (I think :D )
    Would be nice to meet up sometime for a chat

    Mike