Hello from France

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Jean, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Jean

    Jean SC Regular

    Apr 28, 2012
    South East France
    Hi everyone !
    I'm Jean and I live in South East of France.
    I like butterflies, bees, and all kinds of critters, I like french cooking but not only, I love my cat, I like Provence, I like holidays in Italy, I like the lakes, the sea, and the flowers, I like the traditions, I like the words, I like the light and the reflections, I like to try, I like veal kidneys with pieces of lemon, and I also like photography with my k5.
    I used a Pana FZ38, but now it lies in a box...
    My gallery : Flickr: safran83's Photostream
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  2. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Welcome to the forum, Jean! I will add you on Flickr and look forward to seeing your challenge photos.

    By the way, do you have a guest bedroom? :biggrin: My wife and I spent a week in Arles and the surrounding area and love the place.
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I have known Jean since when I first started photography a couple years ago when we were both Panasonic FZ35/38 users. He has the gift of making every photo look like a miniature masterpiece. He also claims to not speak English well, but he also leaves some of the wittiest comments on my flickrstream. I'm glad he accepted my invitation to join in this challenge. Please offer him any help you can in navigating the site and also give him a difficult time if it's in your nature.
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome Jean - looking forward to seeing you post some images. Nice work on Flickr.
  5. Xuereb

    Xuereb SC Veteran

    Nov 5, 2010
    W. Australia
    Hello Jean. I am sure you will be very comfortable here. I like everything you like except veal. The K5 is fabulous as are most Pentax cameras. I am going to try and live with my GF1 alone. I miss the wonderful aromas of Provence.
  6. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    Hi Jean. Welcome from the North! :wink:
  7. elsie350

    elsie350 SC Regular

    Apr 7, 2012
    Hi Jean, look forward to seeing some of your pictures
  8. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Hi Jean and welcome from the South West .......... wet wet wet .......for the last few weeks ......... but I've been in the UK, were believe me it's wetter.

    I prefer mustard with my veals kidneys, (but we must be careful as I'm sure that there are a few vegetarians on the Forum)
  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Jean, welcome aboard! I'm so glad you accepted Luke's invitation to join us all in here.:flowers_2:
  10. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Hi Jean, welcome to the team!

    I was in Avignon and Arles last autumn and will be back once we have saved up enough. We went as a pilgrimage to Van Gogh (2 years ago we went to Auvers-sur-Oise) and had a look around St Remy de Provence which was great, I had never seen olive trees before. I was amazed to be able to identify the mountains from some of the paintings Van Gogh had done during his time there, and even some of the trees.

    I'd like to go back to get a good picture of and from Les Baux-de-Provence.

    I usually have my kidneys straight, on toast. I'd probably prefer them devilled but I'm too lazy.
  11. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Bienvenu, Jean! I'm work related to France, so visit every once in a while, although mostly Paris and North. Grenoble and Lyon were 'lowest" I went. But I would love to see Provence one day. In the meantime, show us some:)
  12. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Welcome Jean. Time to take that camera out of the box, yes? And you lost me on the kidneys but we're neck and neck on most of the rest :)
  13. Neiltluck

    Neiltluck SC Regular

    Apr 20, 2012
    Derbyshire, England
    Neil Luck
    Welcome Jean.

    What a fantastic eye you have for some amazing captures.

    I look forward to seeing more of your work.

  14. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
  15. Jean

    Jean SC Regular

    Apr 28, 2012
    South East France
    Thanks all ! When Luke invited me, he said this forum was a very friendly group : he was completely right ! I didn't expect to have so much welcome messages ! Cooool !
  16. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Jean, if you need any help figuring out how the gallery here works, just let me know.
  17. Hello Jean, welcome to the forum :)
  18. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Hi from Australia Jean. Looking forward to seeing your photos :)
  19. Jules

    Jules SC Regular

    Feb 3, 2012
    Bremer Valley, Australia
    Welcome aboard Jean!