Where has Pete been?????

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by AzPete, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

    Dec 24, 2010
    Hi everyone, I have been absent for a long while and thought I'd give a brief account of my adventures. I have managed to keep tabs with some of the oldie type shooters here as that means most to me. So here I go:

    For the past two years I decided to leave the so called real camera world and only use a cell phone, (I know, it gets worst). Starting with the iphone 4, 4s, 5 but now switching to a Galaxy s3. All the pics below are from one of those phones. Two years into Instagram, I'm call Uncle Pete and use the tag @ima_soulman .... go figure. I've even done some serious video shooting and editing with the iphone. Now, that's a feat because my fingers are rather stubby.

    You see at the ripe old age of 64ish I have lost all the wonder and desire for the real camera, all that matters to me is to feel and appreciate what's before me. I could care less about a critique and care more about the why or intent. I have always loved this site because Amin allows us all to be who we want to be. And brother there is a great mix here. I hope this note finds everyone well and doing good, yes even you Bill :) Sorry for the huge pics.
    Well there ya go, take care all.... Pete
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    I'm 100% with you, Pete! You and your fabulous pictures have been greatly missed!

    I have to remember how to get on to Instagram - Uncle Pete...and of course you're a soul man.

    Is that a new grandbaby I see? Gosh these are compelling images - just beautiful.
  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    P.S. Here's a photo of "the old ranger" on our 25th anniversary for your W/NW photo thread - taken with an old iPhone:biggrin:

    Camera Roll-3431 by BBW: BB Wylie Walden, on Flickr
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Pete, you've gone away so long that I have moved your post into the welcomes and introductions category. :tongue:

    Welcome back. You're always amongst friends here at SC. And photos from telephones are welcome, of course.....especially when they look like this.
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  5. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

    Dec 15, 2011
    Thanks Pete. There has been some odd Fuji vs m4/3s junk lately on mu-43. Your shared photos should serve as a reminder that we should all STFU for a minute or two and go take some pics!
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  6. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

    Dec 24, 2010
    thanks Luke, appreciate the hospitality, I do feel at home here.
  7. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

    Dec 24, 2010
    He's looking good for an old ranger.... haha, I should talk.
    Thanks BB,
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  8. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

    Dec 24, 2010
    aw, your so good to me.... thanks kiddo. And yes it's the newest grand kid. I got 6 now, would you like one to play with?

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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Nope, not ready for babysitting - yet! I like to watch, play and go home. No doubt if and when I have one of "my own", I'll be smitten.:love:
  10. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Good to hear from you again, Pete. Sounds like you've got it all worked out!
  11. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Welcome back Pete. I've heard from you occasionally on Flickr so I knew you were around, and I've seen some of these shots, but not all, not by a long shot. Just another clear reminder it's not about the camera. Great shooting!

  12. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Welcome back Pete!
  13. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    So *thats* where you went! Cameras in phones these days are sophisticated enough to replace yer basic one focal lenght compact. I use my 4S regularly (but I don't do instagram... I was about to, until I heard that its now owned by facebook)
  14. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Hi Pete

    Glad to have you back here. I am fairly new so I don't know you from before. I like your Instagram. I will follow you.
    If you take time you can find some incredibly Great photography on there. If get a chance check mine, @donlaw100
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  15. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    I think I was just a new member.. because I remember your name and your avatar Pete. You must have left as I walked in. Anyway it is good to see you back and even better to hear that you are immersing yourself in the moments of life rather than fretting over what camera to capture them with.
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  16. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Wonderful to see you back, Pete! And very interesting to see you're shooting with phone cameras. That's certainly in keeping with the spirit of this place!
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