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02-15-2008, 04:58 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. It's great to be here.

Adam (and everyone else here),

Thank you for the warm welcome. I look forward to corresponding with other Pentaxians. My first camera was a K1000 that I used in college (several decades ago) for Geology, Astronomy, and Meteorology classes mainly. A year or two later I began a career as a commercial pilot and always flew with my camera at arm's reach. It was stolen, along with my lenses, in the early '80's from a hotel room in Jamaica and I never replaced it - a wife, a couple of kids, a career change, and other factors pushed photography aside.

Now, as I'm contemplating retirement and wondering where the hell the last thirty-five years have gone, I've come back to photography, and Pentax. About four years ago I took a leave of absence from my job, a land surveyor, and got an associate degree in horticulture, just for fun, and that's what got me back in to photography. I firmly believe that photography should be a part of everyone's education. I learned more about photography in six months going digital than I did in six years using film. Film is great, but digital has really been liberating.

If I had it to do it all over again, I'd have gone into photography full time. It's given me a new appreciation for, and a new purpose in life. I look forward to sharing my successes, and failures, learning and sharing from, and with this group of fellow Pentax users.

Thanks again,


02-15-2008, 07:50 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Greg. Sounds like you're going to shift from a career of flying (hours of boredom with a couple minutes of sheer terror at either end) to photography (a couple minutes of boredom with hours of sheer terror) . Your comment about digital being liberating is spot on. It's great fun!

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