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Hi from Haarlem

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Peter Wortel, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Peter Wortel

    Peter Wortel New to SC

    4
    Dec 9, 2010
    Hi, just joined the forum. I do most of my photography with a Ricoh GX200 and a Nikon D90. Hope to pick up some useful information here.
     
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  2. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Hi Peter and Welcome

    Herman will be around soon - you'll soon get to know him - he's famous, and has got the "Medal of Distinction" - "dust off" your image library and get ready to post

    Cheers
     
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  3. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Hello Peter. Welcome here.
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Peter, thanks for jumping right in and for your introduction here, as well! (BillN is our resident curmudgeon but underneath there beats a heart of gold...but now he may feel obligated to post about the world's economic tribulations since I've mentioned "gold".:wink:) I do hope you'll post some photos soon!

    *Post edited since Bill very kindly pointed out to me that I had made a serious faux pas regarding your location Peter.
     
  5. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    BB - Haarlem is near Amsterdam, (the one in Holland - not New Amsterdam)

    and Wortel is a Dutch name

    now about that Gold thing - you should have bought some a year ago - everyone says it's going higher - probably up 20% since June - but it's spluttering at the moment waiting for Bernanke to make a (another) boo boo or something

    PS - you pronounce Haarlem as if you have something stuck in your throat

    PPS - just looked - Gold is up again today - and if the dollar falls it should rocket - (but the dollar is not falling???)
     
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  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    :biggrin: You know, of course you're right! Forgive me Peter Wortel - I was getting two introduction threads on two different forums confused in my overloaded head! This must mean I need to step away from the computer - and quickly!

    Bill, thanks for keeping me straight!
     
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  7. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Your welcome

    have a nice day and keeping printing the dollars and sending them to China - they now have so many they just don't know what to do with them

    BBC News - Qianlong Chinese porcelain vase sold for £43m
     
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  8. Wally Billingham

    Wally Billingham SC Regular

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    Nov 27, 2010
    Laurel, MD
    welcome Peter!
     
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  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Hmmmm, Geeze ... I thought we had another New Yorker in da house..,.
     
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  10. Fuddlestack

    Fuddlestack SC Regular

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Alsace, France
    Hi there Peter, and welcome. I don't know the Ricoh but the D90 is a beauty.

    Come on in and have some fun,
     
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  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    See, Don, misunderstood, too. That's because we're such colonial urban dwellers.:wink:
     
  12. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    your'e just trying to make me feel bad:smile:

    Where is Herman anyway - maybe he has taken a "winter sports" holiday - or he could be showing off his "medal" around town :wink:
     
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  13. Peter Wortel

    Peter Wortel New to SC

    4
    Dec 9, 2010
    Thanks everyone for the welcome.
    Must admit that I left out the country intentionally to see who would pick up on the double a :wink:
    @fuddlestack: the D90 is a beauty, but heavy. The Ricoh is pretty good in the right circumstances. In the dark it is pretty noisy, otherwise you get some good photographs out of that little body.
     
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