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09-06-2019, 04:52 AM - 4 Likes   #1
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Hi, I’m “m00nstruck” … AKA (“m00nscape: Flickr) .... AKA Keith.

I'm a complete novice and have been for the last 50yrs. ....

I’m in my early seventies and have been into photography since around 1975.
However, it did start earlier than that ………

At the age of approx 7-8 (mid 50’s) I went into the house, grabbed the Kodak Brownie and walked back to the door. My mother asked “ Where are you going with that?” … I replied, “I’m going to take a photo of Bootsie (the cat) jumping for a butterfly” and out I went, moments later I returned indoors and announced, “ ..got it!” …… “yerr Right!” my mother replied. Not until the film was developed did my family believe me. That’s why I’ve remembered the event, and why I lack confidence to this day, they never believed anything I could not prove.


Actually, .... not only can I still remember taking my first photo, but it's around somewhere. It's a B&W 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 contact print. (See below)

The White blob to the left of the concrete fencepost below the garage is the "Cabbage White" .... obviously, at that age I hadn't heard of "Rule Of Thirds"

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09-06-2019, 05:00 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums, Keith, and what an excellent introductory post!

Super photo, too... You did mighty well to capture that precise moment with a Kodak Brownie... fixed shutter speed of around 1/30s, right?

Good to have you with us
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Hi Kieth, welcome from Australia.
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Hi Keith, welcome from Hampshire!

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Welcome Keith, thanks for sharing the story, it seems like we have some things in common, my wife won't believe anything I say even if I do have proof
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Welcome to the forums, Keith, and what an excellent introductory post!

Super photo, too... You did mighty well to capture that precise moment with a Kodak Brownie... fixed shutter speed of around 1/30s, right?

Good to have you with us
Hi Mike, thank you for your reply & kind comment! Although I still Have a couple around somewhere I couldn't tell you what the shutter speed was on those. It was the old Oval shaped black Bakelite 127 roll film version with Cream shutter button. Then in the 60's we really went up-market when my parents bought the Grey Plastic version second-hand from my cousin.
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Hi Kieth, welcome from Australia.
Hi to you too Peter, thank you!

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Hi Keith, welcome from Hampshire!
Thank you Martyn, and greetings from a wet South Devon ....

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Welcome Keith, thanks for sharing the story, it seems like we have some things in common, my wife won't believe anything I say even if I do have proof
And Hello to you also ChristianRock from across the pond, have a good one!
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Welcome . i love the story of Bootsie and the butterfly
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Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Thank you kindly Peter .....

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Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Thank you and Greetings from the the other side
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Welcome to the forum, great intro, enjoy your time spent here with us all.
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Welcome to the forum, great intro, enjoy your time spent here with us all.
Thank you "Kerrowdown", .... I'll certainly do my best to enjoy the forum ....
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Welcome to the forum Keith!
Great first post.

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Welcome to the forum Keith!
Great first post.

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Ga-Day Mark, ..... thank you for your welcome message, and the work you do for the site. Have a good one
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Welcome to the Forum......

So a young 75 and still shooting....... photography does keep you young.
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