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01-18-2016, 10:16 AM   #1
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Hi from Madison Wisconsin!

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I recently bought my first DSLR as a Christmas present to myself . K-S1 with kit 18-55 lens and also just purchased Pentax DA 50mm lens. I've already learned quite a bit from many of you and have been reading up on lens/accessory reviews. Looking to get an inexpensive flash unit and telephoto zoom lens next. I've enjoyed seeing some of your pictures and want to start voting in the photo contests as well. My main motivation is to improve my photography skills before my wife and I go on our first Europe trip (Germany & Italy) next summer. My level is definitely beginner. Here's a view of Madison's lake Monona from this weekend. It's bitter cold!

Thanks all for your welcome to the forum!

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Welcome from just down I-90. The Fox River isn't frozen solid this year - well, it never freezes solid...but sometimes completely covered upriver.
We were walking in the 0F, 15mph winds this weekend, our Huskies wouldn't let us stay indoors!
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Welcome to the forum! Looking forward to seeing some more of your images.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ndjensen Quote
my first DSLR as a Christmas present to myself
Welcome to the forum, aye leaving big clues on the coffee table never seems to work for me either.

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Hi ndjensen. Welcome to the forum.
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Welcome from Alabama!
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Welcome to the Forum. You are the right place. Do post more photos when you get the chance. BTW nice shot.
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Welcome from a fellow cheesehead. BTW, since you mentioned a tele I have a DA 55-300 (non-WR) that has been sitting on the shelf since I picked up a 60-250. If you are interested in trying/buying shoot me a pm. I am a few miles south of Madison off hwy 14.

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Great view of Madison!

There's a small state highway that comes into Madison from the SSW, little used since the interstate went in. There is a place along that highway going north where you make a turn and get your first glimpse of the Wisconsin capitol building's dome, but all of the city skyline is still obscured. In fact, if you didn't know you were approaching a city, you would think you were still many miles from any center of population, for the capitol dome looks hardly at all different from the top of any other Wisconsin farm silo and seems to indicate the location of a prosperous (or once prosperous) dairy farm a little way up the road from where you are. While I like Madison, that's my own quirky favorite view of it's "skyline."

Sorry, I only have this mental picture of that location.
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