Any hobbies besides of photography?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    I got, do you?

    Best regards, Herman
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  2. Not much. I used to fly stunt kites (hence the nickname), ride mountain bikes, and play guitar. These days I read a lot, and stumble from one medical appointment to the next (how depressing, sorry!)
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I am addicted to the online version of the board game "Settlers of Catan".
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  4. Judderman62

    Judderman62 Veteran

    Mar 24, 2013
    Greater Manchester, UK
    trespassing :smile:
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  5. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
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  6. I wasn't going to admit to a game addiction, but since you did, so will I. I love the hidden object genre, usually you can play or not as it pleases you. I made the mistake of beginning to play one on facebook (Criminal Case) which requires you to have a bazillion "friends" or you cannot progress. Oh well, new FB ID created for games only. Pathetic, me.
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  7. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Been promising myself to get back into some artwork - got to make the time

    Paint is attracting me at moment though I'm normally happier with pencil - got to move out of my comfort zone & try something - anything

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  8. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    I walk a lot. But mostly in the winter. Recently I've been considering getting back in to radio control power boats. (Offshore) Something I loved a long time ago.
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  9. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Veteran

    Jul 8, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Leskovsek
    Im a designer - illustrator


    Music player/collector
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  10. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant Veteran

    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    I'd love to be able to do that! My Dad was great artist but alas I never inherited his talent

    Motorcycling is my passion, and anything else with an engine second - I guess you could say I'm an incurable petrolhead. I don't ride as much as I used to since a hefty heart attack in April 2012, the long bike tours I used to do are now well off the agenda but i do get out for a few day rides now and then. My baby:....

    One of my rides over the Yorkshire Dales, (and yes I know i cocked up the date on the opening credits, I'm numerically dyslexic) it was the first one a few months after the heart attack;

    Apart from that I love the dogs, and the walks they take me everyday. I'm also thoroughly enjoying my photography again after retiring from doing it for a living a number years ago. It's lovely to take pictures just for me and not have to worry if they'll meet someone elses expectations. I never touched a camera seriously for a few years until 2010 when I rediscovered the DSLR. Now I've discovered m4/3 and absolutely love it.

    D :smile:
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  11. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Hifi. Stopped when my son was born (I had huge tube amps at the time). But lately I bought a nice headphone system and rediscovered my love for music.
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  12. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Fantastic! So expressive. Pencil and paper... does not get much simpler than that. Anyplace, anytime... what a great "hobby".
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  13. Archiver

    Archiver Top Veteran

    Jul 11, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Something other than photography? I don't understand the question. :biggrin:
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  14. biglouis

    biglouis Veteran

    Aug 4, 2013
    My day job.

    I'm hoping to give it up soon.

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  15. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I play a left-handed, 5-string bass guitar (badly). I travel. I write. I collect Eagle annuals. Oh, and I would like to go back to painting watercolours.

    Sent from another Galaxy
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  16. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    I do a lot of music stuff. Playing, listening, writing, going to various live things, just now mostly applying theory in real time to stuff on the radio with running commentary whilst operating... it drives my nurses daft. I did some recording a few years ago and have just recorded a couple of songs for a charity album, I don't actually have a copy of that though! I'm hoping to get it soonish. Until then I have some older stuff here:
    Nothing of me and my first love though, the saxophone. I have a Selmer Mark VI Baritone sax who is just a dleight. Like an old car she has ticks and dings, and sometimes you have to ask her really nicely to do stuff, unlike my very eager Yamaha 62 alto which is live and springy. But due to volume levels, I mostly hang out with an acoustic guitar called Laurie, a Blueridge. She is so pretty.

    I love kites too, I've got four now and they are great fun. I always have one in the car.
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  17. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Just my motorcycle. This mostly involves maintenance and not falling off.
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  18. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    I used to dismember and recreate pens too :D

    I write, stories, lyrics etc.. I hike (camera does go with). My art took its turn in photography but prior to that I drew and painted etc. Not sure I could anymore. The imagination is there, the skill isn't.
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  19. Fiddler

    Fiddler Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    I play the guitar and fiddle, Have a nice Gibson Les Paul, and a couple of Taylor acoustics. I have two good fiddles. Also play keyboards, but not particularly well!

    Music is my first love and photography is a close second :smile:
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