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Finally found my way over here!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Grant, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Grant

    Grant SC Veteran

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    Nov 12, 2010
    Lunenburg Nova Scotia
    What do people want to know about Grant?

    I live in or around Lunenburg Nova Scotia, a place so pretty that you can throw a camera on the ground and get a good shot.

    I do make pictures, almost daily, but seldom throw the camera to the ground. I am reasonably proficient in both photography and photoshop, and I guess that mean nothing unless you understand what my idea of proficient is. I am very kind to others images but very critical of my own. I do enjoy helping others but tend to shoot by myself. When it comes to the art of photography I am very opinionated. When it comes to Equipment I tend to be a minimalist and only buy what I will use. Presently I shoot with Nikon and Panasonic.

    If there is anything you feel I have missed please ask.
     
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  2. Boyzo

    Boyzo SC Veteran

    258
    Jul 14, 2010
    Hi Grant
    Glad you came over and nice of you to tell us a bit about yourself and I certainly found it interesting.
     
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  3. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Welcome! Nikon & Panasonic..hmm good choice! Looking forward to seeing what you can produce. Have you a link to your images?
     
  4. MichaelChiara

    MichaelChiara SC Regular

    135
    Jul 9, 2010
    Brooklyn
    Welcome Grant, look forward to seeing some images
     
  5. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Hi Grant and welcome. There are several comments in your introduction that I could have used in mine :smile:

    Barrie
     
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  6. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Grant - you've come from "over there" like many, to get "seriously compacted" - could be painful!!!

    Cheers
     
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  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    So, Grant, do you own a compact to go along with your DSLR and M43 gear? Or are you just looking to become seriously tempted?

    I was almost exclusively an m43 shooter until I saw so much good stuff on the LX-5 from folks I respect over here. Now I have one and have all but left my m43 gear behind. I've done some comparative shooting with both lately and reminded myself that I'll still use the m43 gear for some uses, but 90% of the time it seems like the LX5 is it for me now.

    So, BE CAREFUL - this is a very dangerous place!!!

    And welcome!

    -Ray
     
  8. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Welcome Grant. Looking forward to seeing some shots from your part of the world.
     
  9. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Welcome Grant! Love Nova Scotia. Haven't been there in 20 years since my grandmother died (a MacKenzie)
     
  10. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome Grant.
     
  11. Grant

    Grant SC Veteran

    249
    Nov 12, 2010
    Lunenburg Nova Scotia
    Coming from very large formate cameras I think a dSLR is a small camera and my GF1 is a mini. :smile:

    I have in the past owned a several compacts. I presently have a Nikon Coolpix P6000 and a Canon G9. WhileI prefer the P6000 neither one rings my bell. This says more about my preference in shooting and less in the worth of these two find cameras. At present the G9 is gathering dust and the Doreen, my wife, uses the P6000. In fact she loves the little beast.
     
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  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Grant, welcome aboard! I'm so pleased that you've found your way over here.:drinks: Loved your intro, too.:biggrin:
     
  13. silverbullet

    silverbullet SC Regular

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    Oct 20, 2010
    Germany
    Hi Grant! Welcome from a place more eastern on the globe!
    When I read Lunenburg I remember an article in the magazine "Wooden Boat" many years ago about two traditional workshops where you live: One was the 'Owl' shop for traditional paddles for indian canoes and the second was in the business for iron casting for traditional ships/boats accessories for masts, anchors and other heavy metal. Enjoy this place here in your long and dark wintertime.
     
  14. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hello Grant, welcome here ! I'm from Holland.
     
  15. Grant

    Grant SC Veteran

    249
    Nov 12, 2010
    Lunenburg Nova Scotia

    Hi Silver

    I suspect the Owl Shop was gone before my time but the Lunenburg Foundries is still in business and going strong. We have one of their brass bells hanging off our dining room wall to signal time to eat.

    Ship building is one of the three main industries in our town and you can get anything built here from a wooden dingy to a sea going tug. In fact some famous movie ships were made here, one notable was the Bounty. On a lesser scale the Dory that Jack Sparrow stepped ashore in the first of Pirates of the Caribbean was made here as well. Presently there are three sea tugs being and Bluenose (famous Canadian schooner) being worked on in town.

    The other two industries is fishing and tourism. Lobster fishermen are presently getting ready for the start of the season. As for tourism come visit us one day we still have a few pictures left to be taken.
     
  16. Grant

    Grant SC Veteran

    249
    Nov 12, 2010
    Lunenburg Nova Scotia
    Thank you all for the grand welcoming I do appreciate it.
     
  17. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    Glad to see you over here!
     
  18. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Nova Scotia - beautiful country over there. I recall seeing some amazing autumn photographs in Nova Scotia in a National Georgraphic magazine when I was little, the colours and imagery has stayed in my mind ever since.

    I'm going to remember that.....
     
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  19. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I think we should plan a field trip to Nova Scotia sometime. As a matter of fact, perhaps once our daughter is on her own - we'll move there! Can I become a citizen? Do they offer health insurance? You think I'm kidding, but I'm not really. Definitely want to visit and would love to meet you and Doreen when we do.

    Grant, I've really been enjoying your photos on Flickr very much!
     
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  20. Grant

    Grant SC Veteran

    249
    Nov 12, 2010
    Lunenburg Nova Scotia
    BB you would be more than welcome at our home, bring lots of memory chips as I will take you around to all my photographic hot spots.

    And than you for your comments on my flickr.
     
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