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11-28-2008, 10:02 PM   #1
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Hi from Brisbane, Australia

I have found a lot of useful information on this forum site over the past two months, so I took the plunge and have joined. There is a lot of good will here, very good information and it is partly due to this site that I finalised my decision to purchase a Pentax over a Nikon.

I have a lot of respect for all of the major DSLR producers, but I think Pentax is a company that has shown more loyalty to its followers in its planning than any of the other companies. I also think you get more bang for your buck too.

I have now had my K100d for a month and I love it. My pictures have some how made up half of all of the pictures used in my workplace's public newsletter (and I do not think it is my skill- the camera is very good, I just encourage it a little), and the best thing is that I now look at the world everyday with different eyes. I notice the light and darkness, the shades of colour and of grey, the movement of wind on the water.

Even though you did not know I was lurking, I would like to thank you all for your help, all the contributors, and I really enjoy how you see the world, and how you enjoy sharing your understanding of it.


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11-28-2008, 10:14 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, it's mostly a good crowd here and you will definitely learn a lot.
11-28-2008, 11:31 PM   #3
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Greetings from just up the road from you

I'm exactly the same, have been lurking here for quite a while but only just joined.
11-29-2008, 01:16 AM   #4
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Big welcome, mate. There's quite a few forum members in Brissie - enough to start a club, I'd say.
Look forward to seeing some photos soon. I have a K100 too. Excellent value and a pleasure to use.

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Welcome to the forums and the Pentax family
11-29-2008, 02:14 AM   #6
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Welcome, sjcoz. From where did you take the shots of the Capt. Cook Bridge? The Rotunda at Kangaroo Point Cliffs?

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11-29-2008, 04:29 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forum too. This is turning into an Aussie forum.
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Welcome to the forum, gotta feeling we need to rename the forum if we get many more Aussies in here.

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G'day mate.
Never too many Aussies.
Keep it coming...

And welcome, you'll find a wealth of info and find yourself getting better at taking photos with time.
11-29-2008, 03:46 PM   #10
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Thanks for the welcome

Gary started the welcome ball rolling, from over in Canada, and then the Australian's chimed in, and I started to realise that there are a few of us on here. Within 15 hours of me joining, six Aussies have said hello.

I think Kerrodown from Scotland is a little surprised?
QuoteOriginally posted by kerrowdown Quote
Welcome to the forum, gotta feeling we need to rename the forum if we get many more Aussies in here.
I have a theory. When the Australian Dollar leaped up, the prices of cameras went down and maybe Australian's started buying? I know I made the leap because the K100d with the Sigma 18-125mm F3.5-5.6 was on sale for $499 (I think I got the last one). The price on the box was $1199, so it much more accessible today, than last year. Anyway, it is one of the best things I have done for my self creatively.

Are there any others who are in a similar position? Dan has noted that the K200d are at a great price at the moment too, so maybe it is just that it is getting cheaper. Our dollar has taken a dive, yet the prices are still good...
11-29-2008, 04:12 PM   #11
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From the rotunda

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Welcome, sjcoz. From where did you take the shots of the Capt. Cook Bridge? The Rotunda at Kangaroo Point Cliffs?

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Hi Dan

Almost right, I was a little further south of the rotunda for those shots. I got a better view of Southbank and the Brisbane Eye

I was driving home from work, and had the camera, but no tripod, but the light was dark blue and purple, and I had not seen it like that, so I got a few shots off. I wish I had had a tripod with me. I did take some shots from the rotunda itself, and using the widow frames of the stone walls to support me, supporting the camera. Here is a cropped view of one of the better ones.
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QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
Welcome to the forum too. This is turning into an Aussie forum.
Thanks for the welcome-

I just visited your website- impressive. The street photography is great, and Melbourne makes a great backdrop which you capture with a highly creative eye.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sjcoz Quote
I was driving home from work, and had the camera, but no tripod, but the light was dark blue and purple, and I had not seen it like that, so I got a few shots off. I wish I had had a tripod with me. I did take some shots from the rotunda itself, and using the widow frames of the stone walls to support me, supporting the camera. Here is a cropped view of one of the better ones.
Yeah, you need to use a tripod & the 2s shooting delay. I've shot from the KP cliffs or the bottom of them about 5 times in the last year, usually further towards the city end. I'm still trying for a really good shot. Here are some attempts:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/39621-brisbane-city-kang...nt-cliffs.html

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/29856-kangaroo-point-river-shoots.html

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/29855-kangaroo-point-sunrise-over-city.html

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/29343-brisbane-city-kang...nt-cliffs.html
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Hello (and soon, goodbye) from a fellow Brisbanian!

What part of the River City do you call home?
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Welcome to another Aussie, great to have you aboard.
The more Aussies the better. Worldwide you are joining with a really great group of people, who are all to willing to help and encourage you.
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