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09-29-2014, 01:14 PM   #1
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Hi from Washington state

Hello to all, I'm a retired gunsmith & knifemaker, love shooting, etc. but mostly a photographer now. I have a collection of vintage cameras, Nikons, Canons, old light meters, etc. I repaired Pentax 6x7s for a long time but arthritis ended that along with gun work! Growing old ain't for sissies!!
I shoot here in the NW, landscapes, wildlife, floral, and old barns, trains, and rust (tractors, farm equip, tools, etc.).
I'm pushing 76 and still active, anyone here in NE Washington state that ever needs a photo friend to go on photo 'safaris' let me know!
I shoot DSLR, 35mm film, and have 2 6x7s for medium format.
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09-29-2014, 01:21 PM   #2
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Welcome.
You reside in a beautiful, and remote, part of the US. Please post some shots of your area.

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09-29-2014, 01:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply Miguel, I will post some pics soon. I want to get out and do some fall colors, this has been my favorite time of the year. When I lived in Colorado I would take lots of shots of the aspens and the mountains with the colors of fall. I was an active climber back then and I would take lots of shots of the back country landscapes. I'm an old Zone System B&W photographer and loved the scapes of the Colorado Rockies, and now want to capture the magic of the Cascades and the northwest!
Dick C.
09-29-2014, 02:20 PM   #4
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Welcome!

I also have a couple of Pentax 6x7 and I still shoot them along with my 500C/M and M7II. I've owned one of my P6x7 since new around 1989. I see you live way over on the other end of the state from me; otherwise, I'd take you up on your offer. We get a lot of repair kind of questions about issues people have with their P6x7. Perhaps you can answer a lot of them.

09-29-2014, 04:59 PM   #5
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Glad to have you, Dick. I live on the south side (Sumner). Seems like we have our share of WA folks around here
09-30-2014, 07:07 AM   #6
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Glad to be in good company!!
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Welcome DickC! I used to live in Vancouver, WA and I got to say it's a beautiful part of our country. Just the right amount of urban and nature. You guys in Washington State are doing it right. Welcome to the forum!
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Thanks Jaded, yes this is a beautiful state, wish I was young and could hike and photograph the back country of it. Pretty much tied in to a car to get me around anymore!

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Welcome to the forum, interesting intro, enjoy both your photography and the forum in equal amounts.
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Welcome to the forum... always good to have another on board.
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