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Sep 15, 2022 20:18:17   #
Cathy from Central California Coast Loc: Monterey Peninsula, California
 
Hello everyone, I've been reading this photo digest for several years, and am finally taking the plunge and joining in! I have been a professional landscape gardener for over 55 years. I have been a photographer for a long time, having used it during my 38 years of teaching Horticulture at the Community college level as well as making photographic greeting cards, photographing informal weddings and events. I have used Nikon, Leica, and Fuji cameras with lots of different full frame and DX lenses. I've had the opportunities to travel with fellow photographers to Botswana and Zambia, Alaska on an 85' yacht, Eastern Sierras of California, Big Sur, Carmel, New Mexico, and other locations. I am a three time cancer survivor and now have Parkinson's Disease after tripping and bouncing my chin on concrete one time over five years ago which resulted in damage to the part of my brain that produces Dopamine. I am blessed to have a mild case, and am able to shoot with light weight gear. I am actively involved in my church, and I am thankful for God's creation and the ability to capture it in photographs! I plan to share some of my photos in the days and weeks ahead. I want to say 'Thank You' to everyone that makes UHH such a great place to share our love of photography. I'll start out with a few photos of a field of 'Pick Your Own Flowers' from a fun produce stand in Salinas, California called 'The Farm'. I really appreciate constructive critiques of my photographs! Thank you!!!


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Sep 15, 2022 20:34:53   #
BassmanBruce Loc: Middle of the Mitten
 
Well Finally!! We’ve been waiting and waiting! Welcome!

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Sep 15, 2022 20:47:53   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 


Welcome to the forum.

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Sep 15, 2022 20:48:47   #
DRam11 Loc: Polson, MT
 
Welcome! Beautiful pictures. Keep them coming.

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Sep 15, 2022 21:06:28   #
lamiaceae Loc: San Luis Obispo County, CA
 
Cathy from Central California Coast wrote:
Hello everyone, I've been reading this photo digest for several years, and am finally taking the plunge and joining in! I have been a professional landscape gardener for over 55 years. I have been a photographer for a long time, having used it during my 38 years of teaching Horticulture at the Community college level as well as making photographic greeting cards, photographing informal weddings and events. I have used Nikon, Leica, and Fuji cameras with lots of different full frame and DX lenses. I've had the opportunities to travel with fellow photographers to Botswana and Zambia, Alaska on an 85' yacht, Eastern Sierras of California, Big Sur, Carmel, New Mexico, and other locations. I am a three time cancer survivor and now have Parkinson's Disease after tripping and bouncing my chin on concrete one time over five years ago which resulted in damage to the part of my brain that produces Dopamine. I am blessed to have a mild case, and am able to shoot with light weight gear. I am actively involved in my church, and I am thankful for God's creation and the ability to capture it in photographs! I plan to share some of my photos in the days and weeks ahead. I want to say 'Thank You' to everyone that makes UHH such a great place to share our love of photography. I'll start out with a few photos of a field of 'Pick Your Own Flowers' from a fun produce stand in Salinas, California called 'The Farm'. I really appreciate constructive critiques of my photographs! Thank you!!!
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Dear Cathy:

Welcome to the UHH as a full member. I live on the California Central Coast. The middle of Central Coast in SLO Co in Grover Beach next to Pismo Beach. It seems most consider the Central Coast being from Ventura to Monterey or there about.

I am an avid advanced hobbyist photographer of Flowers, Sea Shells, my Wife, and Landscapes. And I have a few good lucky shots of Birds, my Pet Dogs, and Human Portraits. I started with film in 1977 but do essentially exclusively digital now. I still own many film cameras including two 4x5" large format ones. I do most of my photography today from a wheelchair due to several health issues including balance issues and sever gouty arthritis. When hand holding I have gotten creative a trip the shutter with a cable release with the trip button using my teeth so I can hold the camera with two hands. Well enough about me. Please post more of your beautiful images. - Mike

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Sep 15, 2022 21:09:19   #
Sinewsworn Loc: Port Orchard, WA
 
Cathy from Central California Coast wrote:
Hello everyone, I've been reading this photo digest for several years, and am finally taking the plunge and joining in! I have been a professional landscape gardener for over 55 years. I have been a photographer for a long time, having used it during my 38 years of teaching Horticulture at the Community college level as well as making photographic greeting cards, photographing informal weddings and events. I have used Nikon, Leica, and Fuji cameras with lots of different full frame and DX lenses. I've had the opportunities to travel with fellow photographers to Botswana and Zambia, Alaska on an 85' yacht, Eastern Sierras of California, Big Sur, Carmel, New Mexico, and other locations. I am a three time cancer survivor and now have Parkinson's Disease after tripping and bouncing my chin on concrete one time over five years ago which resulted in damage to the part of my brain that produces Dopamine. I am blessed to have a mild case, and am able to shoot with light weight gear. I am actively involved in my church, and I am thankful for God's creation and the ability to capture it in photographs! I plan to share some of my photos in the days and weeks ahead. I want to say 'Thank You' to everyone that makes UHH such a great place to share our love of photography. I'll start out with a few photos of a field of 'Pick Your Own Flowers' from a fun produce stand in Salinas, California called 'The Farm'. I really appreciate constructive critiques of my photographs! Thank you!!!
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A wonderful greeting set of images! Thanx for sharing

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Sep 15, 2022 21:23:16   #
Cathy from Central California Coast Loc: Monterey Peninsula, California
 
Mike, thanks for you detailed reply to my first post! I am impressed with your ability and desire to keep on taking photos despite your disability!! I was born and raised in Santa Barbara and graduated from Cal Poly in Ornamental Horticulture in 1975. Keep on pressing that shutter button!! :)

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Sep 15, 2022 21:23:51   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Welcome. You are off to a great start. Post and have fun.

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Sep 15, 2022 21:27:27   #
luvmypets Loc: Born & raised Texan living in Fayetteville NC
 
Hello and welcome!!! Congratulations on surviving cancer three times; that is truly an accomplishment. Sorry about your Parkinson’s but it sounds like you are not letting it stop you.

Love all your flower photos!! #9 is my favorite!!

I’m looking forward to seeing more of your photos.

Dodie

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Sep 15, 2022 22:45:52   #
NMGal Loc: NE NM
 
Welcome! This is a beautiful series.

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Sep 16, 2022 04:18:39   #
tradio Loc: Oxford, Ohio
 
Welcome, and nice shots. You have a great eye for composition.

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Sep 16, 2022 07:15:18   #
PoppieJ Loc: North Georgia
 
nice shots... looking forward to more

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Sep 16, 2022 07:24:31   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
Cathy from Central California Coast wrote:
Hello everyone, I've been reading this photo digest for several years, and am finally taking the plunge and joining in! I have been a professional landscape gardener for over 55 years. I have been a photographer for a long time, having used it during my 38 years of teaching Horticulture at the Community college level as well as making photographic greeting cards, photographing informal weddings and events. I have used Nikon, Leica, and Fuji cameras with lots of different full frame and DX lenses. I've had the opportunities to travel with fellow photographers to Botswana and Zambia, Alaska on an 85' yacht, Eastern Sierras of California, Big Sur, Carmel, New Mexico, and other locations. I am a three time cancer survivor and now have Parkinson's Disease after tripping and bouncing my chin on concrete one time over five years ago which resulted in damage to the part of my brain that produces Dopamine. I am blessed to have a mild case, and am able to shoot with light weight gear. I am actively involved in my church, and I am thankful for God's creation and the ability to capture it in photographs! I plan to share some of my photos in the days and weeks ahead. I want to say 'Thank You' to everyone that makes UHH such a great place to share our love of photography. I'll start out with a few photos of a field of 'Pick Your Own Flowers' from a fun produce stand in Salinas, California called 'The Farm'. I really appreciate constructive critiques of my photographs! Thank you!!!
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Welcome!!!
Some fantastic images in this set!!

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Sep 16, 2022 08:03:27   #
jederick Loc: Northern Utah
 
Welcome aboard, Cathy...enjoyed your first series of colorful subjects. Looking forward to someday seeing some photos from your African safari's.

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Sep 16, 2022 08:06:20   #
joehel2 Loc: Cherry Hill, NJ
 
Welcome to the forum. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

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