Hello from Western Kansas

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  1. Chibamonkey

    Chibamonkey TPF Noob!

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    I would like to introduce myself. I used to shoot a little film in my younger days (high school, college, and after), mainly outdoors while climbing, backpacking, and hunting. Still have all of my old Pentax film gear. Got into photography through my mother, who is an avid semi-pro since the late 70's.

    Anyway, long story short.....marriage, career, children cut short my time w/ cameras. Have had several p&s digitals over the last 8 years....for the quick family stuff, and for work.

    Work, teaching, and family pretty much drove my decision to get back into photography, but it was one event that drove me to pursue photography again.

    Due to my job as an EMS Supervisor, I was on the ground in Greensburg, Kansas approximately 2 hours after the F5 tornado leveled pretty much the entire community last May. I was there with two teams from our department to assist in early SAR ops. And all I have is memories of that event. Not a single person from our teams took pics. This was an educational opportunity that was completely wasted.

    Since then, bought a K10D Pentax w/ a Pentax 18-55mm, and a Tamron 70-300mm. My primary purpose is to document incidents, events, procedures for EMS educational experiences, and to shoot the kids in their activities. Now, I have the pixel bug way worse than I did back when I started in 1978 and caught the tri-x virus. Still dusting off my memory, relearning what I forgot, and learning what I don't know....and loving every minute of it!!!!!

    Anyway....got a little long-winded. Thank you, everyone, for letting me be part of your forum - Jeff L.


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  2. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hi Jeff, welcome to the forum. I'm glad you joined us and glad to see another get back into the saddle so to speak. Hope to see you here often.
     
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    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    Hello Jeff, and welcome to TPF. Thanks too for the intro...always nice to know a little more about members.
     
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    Hello Jeff and Welcome to the forum.
     
  5. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hi Jeff from another HD rider! Welcome to TPF.
     
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    Welcome! I like seeing the positivity in your intro.
     
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