Hello from Kansas City

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  1. ShePaintsOrange

    ShePaintsOrange TPF Noob!

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    Hello, I'm Brandie. I've been pouring over the forum threads for a couple weeks now, too busy reading to post.

    I'm a painter, not a photographer, but recently purchased a Nikon D40 to play around with while waiting for paint to dry. Let me rephrase that-my primary hobby is painting, I'm not a pro by any means. I figure I'll soak up all the information I can and practice before moving up to a different camera.

    I especially like viewing/reading the critiques on this forum. They give me information in a way that I understand and I also found the Nikon D40/D40x Field Guide to be a great as the owner's manual is greek to me.

    Nothing much else to say about myself, I'm 34, live in KC, my house is ruled by a 120lb Akita and a temperamental cat, and in the summer/fall my world is consumed by vegetables, fruits, and canning.

    Thanks for sharing all of your knowledge!
    Brandie


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    Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6
    Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6
    And I am eyeballing a Macro lense
     
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    seafoxfla TPF Noob!

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    Hello and welcome.
     
  3. ShePaintsOrange

    ShePaintsOrange TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the welcome, Seafoxfla!
     
  4. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Welcome to TPF Brandie.

    I'd give odds on the cat for some reason.

    Nice position to be in as far as painting and 'togging. I have an uncle that paints what he's photographed.

    Post some of your photos.
     
  5. ShePaintsOrange

    ShePaintsOrange TPF Noob!

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    kundalini-You're correct, the cat wins every time, hands down.
    I'd like to do the same as your uncle. I want to paint what I shoot.

    Here's a few shots, although now that I've been reading this forum, I realize they are so not as great as I originally thought. This will be my starting point.

    These are two I shot before the D40, with just a P&S. First is when I visited Alaska for the Iditarod and second is the primadonna (which I thought was good, now I see it really isn't focused correctly. Also, her left eye is naturally differently pigmented than her right.) [​IMG]
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    These are with the D40-yes, the dog does have the tips of his ears! The second is my backyard two weeks ago right before the limbs fell and killed the cable line.
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    Doug TPF Noob!

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    Hello Brandie and Welcome to the forum
     
  7. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome aboard and what a cute kitty you have, despite the 'look'... :D
     
  8. ShePaintsOrange

    ShePaintsOrange TPF Noob!

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    Thanks, Mitica 100. That look means "I'm about to bite the daylights out of you with the four teeth left in my head." I have scars to prove it. :mrgreen:
     
  9. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Welcome to the forum :)
     
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    Anorien TPF Noob!

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    Welcome Brandie! Love the Akita (I'm sure he just *lets* the cat win) :D


    Go Mizzou!
     
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    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Welcome Brandie! Sorry I'm so late to greet you. Hope you enjoy it here.
     
  12. ShePaintsOrange

    ShePaintsOrange TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the welcomes! You are seem to be quite a friendly group.
    Work has been keeping me swamped, but hopefully will let up soon so I can check in on a more frequent basis.

    About the Mizzou part...I have to say I'm a Jayhawks fan by heart, but my nephew started attending at MU this year, so have to be a Mizzou fan by default for a few years. Sigh. :mrgreen:
     

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