Hello from Alaska

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by briarhopper, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. briarhopper

    briarhopper Rookie

    Jan 31, 2012
    Talkeetnai, AK
    I am probably going to be the most inexperienced poster on here. My Dad is a member here, snkenai, and I followed him over. He recently gave me an Olympus E-420, so that is what I am going to be learning with. My background is in cowboying, horse training, hunting and church ministry (strange combination, I know :smile:), with a lot of travel overseas. So, there has been an unusual opportunity to see rare beauty over the years but very little intrest in recording it. I welcome and ask for all advice and criticism that anyone might have to offer on anything I post. My purpose for being here is to learn.

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  2. krugorg

    krugorg All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Hello from Minnesota, Dewayne, and welcome to the forum!

    Look forward to seeing your images.
  3. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Hello Dawayne! Can't wait to see what you have to show us.
  4. Welcome from Australia, Dewayne!
  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome Dewayne.
  6. defektive

    defektive Veteran

    May 4, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
    G'day and welcome from Oz Dewayne.
  7. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Moderator

    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Hi and welcome Dewayne,

    I'm quite enjoying images posted by Snekai and I'm looking forward to ones from you :smile:
  8. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Welcome from the Netherlands! Looking forward to seeing your shots, I never knew that Kenai was in Alaska!
  9. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    Hello and welcome Dewayne. That's quite a background. All you need is the circus and you're set.
  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Welcome, Dewayne - love both your avatar and your profile picture and can't wait to see more! Please make yourself at home and pull up a chair.:biggrin:

    We've got a complete thread devoted to horses, among many other image threads. You're among friends here.
  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Welcome Dewayne. I'm a big fan of equine photography and I think you live in one of the most photographic states in the union. I look forward to seeing your shots. And never hesitate to post one you think is a dud. Sometimes all it needs is a crop or tweak. A lot of nice and experienced people here to help you along. Whenever you think you're done growing as a photographer, you may as well hang it up.
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  12. briarhopper

    briarhopper Rookie

    Jan 31, 2012
    Talkeetnai, AK
    Thanks for the welcome, guys. For you folks in Australia, I will be coming through Brisbane on my way to PNG on March 5th. I've been to Oz several times and love it. Ollie, thank you, I wasn't sure about being ready for the circus, then realized you must have thought the mecate on the ground was a whip. It's just part of the jaquima, or a headstall with old arab / spanish roots. Luke, I did not know there was a section for equine photography, now I truly am hooked. :)
  13. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Welcome Dewayne! Congrats on the E420. That's a wonderful little DSLR. I used to have an E410, and enjoyed it very much. You are following on great footsteps! Looking forward to seeing your photos and chatting with you.
  14. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Welcome, James! Congrats on your admission :smile: looking forward to seeing some of your shots!