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Hello from Melbourne

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Jenna, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Jenna

    Jenna SC Rookie

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    Aug 18, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Karen
    Hi all, I have just found this forum and am delighted to find somewhere that compact cameras/systems are treated as serious tools for photography.

    I started out in digital photography with a Fuji s7000 before moving on to Pentax DSLRs and have now returned to using the Fuji xs1 which I am delighted with.

    My main loves in photography are macro and land/seascapes and much of what lies between.

    Flickr: sianon's Photostream
     
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  2. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Welcome, now is a very good time to be getting back into the Fujis with their new X-cameras.

    There are a few aussies here too, and a couple from Melbourne (says I, posting from Ikea @ Richmond, enjoying their breakfast special).
     
  3. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hello and welcome here Karen. Thanks for joining us.
     
  4. Jenna

    Jenna SC Rookie

    21
    Aug 18, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Karen
    Thank you James and Herman
     
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  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello Jenna and welcome from another Fuji fan.
     
  6. Jules

    Jules SC Regular

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    Feb 3, 2012
    Bremer Valley, Australia
    Julie-Anne
    Welcome aboard, always good to have another addition to the Aussie contingent.
     
  7. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

    539
    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Hello from SA!!! it's a great bunch of people here! Go the Fuji's!
     
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

    508
    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Hi and welcome Karen

    Another one from south of the border here :smile:
     
  9. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog SC Regular

    Welcome

    It's great to see more Aussies finding this great forum. I cruise more on the sister forum "M-43". There are so many great folk here and on M43. You will learn heaps and get so much fun too!
    Cheers
    DUD
     
  10. davidw

    davidw SC Regular

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    Aug 4, 2012
    I join this forum and the m-4/3. I am in Sydney and Good day to everyone.
     
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  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Welcome Jenna and you, too, davidw!

    There are definitely quite a few Aussies here - and the more the merrier, for sure!:drinks:

    Looking forward to getting to know you and seeing your photos - thanks so much for sharing your Flickr link, Jenna. I haven't been as active of late here but I will be more involved as winter heads in our direction and love to look at other people's photographs.:thumbup:
     
  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Hi Jenna (or Karen)....I need to check out your flickr. That Fuji has been intriguing me for some time. I've been thinking about a good superzoom to replace what's left of my m43 kit and the long zooms I saved.

    Welcome to David....sahre a few photos of your beautiful country when you have time.
     
  13. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    Hi Jenna, welcome to the motley crew. I'll probably stick with calling you Jenna if that's okay as I'm easily confused and there is another Karen posting here. For a reasonably clever person I can be fairly dense at times.

    I was just thinking about the differences in photography across the world, and how it must be very different in Australia where you get some really strong light of the type that we just haven't seen this year. Well, maybe one or two days all year. I wonder what opportunities and difficulties it presents?

    Really looking forward to seeing your pictures, get stuck in and show us what you've got!
    Heather, Scotland.
     
  14. Jenna

    Jenna SC Rookie

    21
    Aug 18, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Karen
    Thank you Heather. I spent four weeks in Scotland in 2006 and again in 2007. It is a truly beautiful country and somewhere I want to return to. The light is harsher here at the height of summer. Although some of the most dramatic light I have come across occurred on the isle of Skye with really black thunder clouds with strong sunlight behind them. I was at the museum of life and the reds and greens of the farm machinery were so intense that people would not believe that I had not pumped up the saturation in photoshop :).
     
  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Good point about the other Karen...I'll call you Jenna, too.
     
  16. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    Ah yes, we do moody. And that's just the natives...
     
  17. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Hello Karen, and David! The Aussie contingent is growing and growing!!
     
  18. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Dang, it's an Aussie Invasion! :eek: :cool:
     
  19. Jenna

    Jenna SC Rookie

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    Aug 18, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Karen
    Thanks all for the very warm welcome.
     
  20. macjim

    macjim SC Regular

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    Jun 20, 2011
    Hello! From the Scottish contingent… aye.



    Cheers, Macjim.