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09-03-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Hello from Virginia

Hi everyone. I have been interested in photography for some time, but just recently jumped in. I am having a blast so far mucking around with a K-7 and I am sure that I will learn to enjoy it much more more in part through this site!

09-03-2012, 10:01 AM   #2
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Welcome! The K-7 has a great feature set, that and the K-5 fit my hand very well.
You're putting pressure on us here but we can handle it! Lots of stories, tips and images here to point the way - whichever way you go.
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Hi Kit,

Whereabouts in Virginia?

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Hi there, I'm from VA, too! Welcome and have fun!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tatume Quote
Hi Kit,

Whereabouts in Virginia?

Tom, in Gloucester
ditto....

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09-07-2012, 06:31 AM   #6
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I live in Alexandria, just south of DC. I would really like to get out into the mountains though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by KitLense Quote
I live in Alexandria, just south of DC. I would really like to get out into the mountains though.
My wife and I watched a PBS special on the Blue Ridge Parkway a few nights ago. We're well familiar with the Parkway, as I grew up in the Virginia mountains. We've driven sections of the Parkway over the years. But watching the documentary inspired us, and we're making plans to travel the entire length with our travel trailer in one fell swoop next summer. We'll go slow and spend lots of time, and of course I'll take lots of photos. Like you, I love the mountains of Virginia.

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I finally visited the BRP this past spring for the first time. I have lived in VA all my life, but had always driven Skyline Drive. The BRP is soooo much nicer, especially in southern VA. You will have a blast!

Tatume, can't wait to see your pics!

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Charlottesville here. Welcome, KitLense!
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We're planning to do both the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. From our home it's about 160 miles north on Rt. 17 to Front Royal, where the northern entrance to the Skyline Drive is located. We'll then proceed south at a leisurely pace, stopping often, and camping in our trailer nights. We'll leave the Skyline Drive and pick up the Blue Ridge Parkway, and travel all the way to Asheville, NC. I expect to take a week or two. Needless to say, I'm already excited.

When I was a youngster I wore a winter coat from the Civilian Conservation Corps, the outfit that built the Blue Ridge Parkway. Grandmother gave it to me, but I don't know which of my cousins or uncles worked for the CCC.
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Richmond, Virginia or on the outskirts of, Welcome KitLense!
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Welcome to the forum, looks like you've made some new friends already judging by the number of posts already in this thread.
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