Old 07-04-2012   #81
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Mine is the picture that was taken by Victoria Beckham in post #13
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Old 07-04-2012   #82
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This is someone I knew well who has retreated into the shadows. Hoping to revive him.
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Old 07-04-2012   #83
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Just replaced my avatar - a primate having a bad day seemed sort of appropriate! Shot at Taronga Zoo, Sydney
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Old 07-04-2012   #84
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Old 07-04-2012   #85
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I usually rotate my avatar from time to time.

Currently, a typical cropped mirror shot of the least photogenic person in the world.

Covered my mug with a pair of M's -both focused and ready... one inverted. Which one took the shot?
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Old 07-04-2012   #86
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Old 07-04-2012   #87
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Old 07-04-2012   #88
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Enjoying this thread very much. Nice history, memory, philosophy of the fellow members.

And belated thanks to Tom and Gary.
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Old 07-04-2012   #89
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taken with my father's IIIf and an Elmar 50/3.5, cheapo Kodak 100 of some sort. Growing up, all of our family vacation photos were taken with this camera; I thought it appropriate to take a "cheesey" vacation photo with it for my family.

The Mars Cheese Castle is a tourist trap in southern Wisconsin on I-94, on the way to/from summer tourist spots for us flatlanders (Illinois folk).

The photo reminds me of our seemingly endless hot, gritty family vacation road trips of the late '60's.
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Old 07-04-2012   #90
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My avatar is me, shot with the digital Leica M8 and a Voigtlander Nokton 35 f/1.4. The summilux stayed home.

This is on the beach, next to a cemetery, at the tail end of a three week-long backpacking journey through Guatemala and Belize. Here, I am on the Belizan island of Caye Caulker, and in a couple of hours I will be on a sailboat to snorkel with sea turtles and nurse sharks. On my shoulder is my very weathered Domke F-5XB ruggedwear bag.

Fabalous journey and I met some of the most interesting people in the hostels and villages.
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Old 07-04-2012   #91
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Old 07-04-2012   #92
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Wow, just some hours away from the computer and so many interesting posts about your avatars! This turned out better than I thought. Thank you and keep them coming!

Many interesting stories behind these little pictures. I know many of the avatars from different threads and always had my thoughts about them, and it is stunning, how wrong I almost always was.
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Old 07-05-2012   #93
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Hi,

A girlfriend took it in 1961 or '62 and I used it as it's me with a Periflex I, that's not a RF btw.

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Old 07-05-2012   #94
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I took this shot outside the gutted apartment complex I stayed in while we were staging the siege of Fallujah, Iraq in November, 2004.



A statement on how I feel about life in general, I guess. Sometimes it could be better, sometimes it could be worse, and sometimes I could be stirring a drum of burning s**t with a piece of rebar...

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Old 07-05-2012   #95
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Old 07-05-2012   #96
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I usually rotate my avatar from time to time.

Currently, a typical cropped mirror shot of the least photogenic person in the world.

Covered my mug with a pair of M's -both focused and ready... one inverted. Which one took the shot?
That's easy, since the photo is right-side-up, it had to be with the camera that is right-side-up.
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Old 07-05-2012   #97
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It is that, because of the axis of that lens being the one that got the shot.
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Old 07-05-2012   #98
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That's easy, since the photo is right-side-up, it had to be with the camera that is right-side-up.
Can't fool you folks!
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The writer Raymond Chandler. I find the shot with the pipe, which I suppose is meant to look sophisticated, amusing. He was creator of the famous, fictional P.I., Phillip Marlowe.

On other forums I use this quote from his book, The Big Sleep, as a signature.
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"Her eyes rounded. She was puzzled. She was thinking. I could see, even on short acquaintance, that thinking was always going to be a bother to her."
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Old 07-05-2012   #102
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It's the shutter speed dial of my .58 black chrome MP, shot with my iPhone through that teeny Leica "loupe".
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Old 07-05-2012   #104
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Old 07-05-2012   #105
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Old 07-05-2012   #108
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Old 07-05-2012   #109
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Me on my commute. My avatars change every couple of months.
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I liked the motorcycle one.
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Picture of my father taken in a coffee shop with a Konica Hexar AF. Great lens on that camera. If the aperture, shutter speed, and manual focus controls on that camera were traditional dials instead of push buttons, it might have been the perfect camera for me.
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This is another picture that i really like.The focus of your fathers gaze,the tilt of his head and the reflection from his glasses draw the viewer in.Well done.
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So what's to explain?

I've only attempted to change it once and under some pressure reverted back to type one ... seems I'm stuck with this image of the archetypal Aussie!

Oh yes ... and interestingly the camera is my M2 which is now my only M mount film rangefinder. It's as glued to me as that image seems to be!
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One of the first pictures I ever took that I still have the negative from - it's about 20 years ago and it's my brother kicking a football at me! I think I have gotten a tiny bit better at photography since, at least now I tend to make sure my finger isn't over the lens... most of the time

Oh, I only actually got it developed a few weeks ago, it was sitting in the camera (an old Kodak Instamatic or similar) the whole time since it was taken all those years ago!
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I have a photo rather like that somewhere - the first I ever took too.

My avatar is a selfie I took with a little Leica point and shoot digital just outside of Quilpie in western Queensland. It's a few years old now. I like it because it shows the open featureless landscape out there.
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I do WW2 re-enacting, and this is me being a sodden Red naval infantry soldier in a pine forest.
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Several years ago I had an email address on some Google group that began to be filled with porn pics by the hundreds. They were IMO degrading and I hated them. I then hit on the idea to pshop them.. after all, they were free images of models who were often beautiful women though in absurdly vulgar images. So, I reduced some into the very simplest B&W images that seemed to catch something else. Maybe I was a little bored then, I don't know, trying to make a silk purse from a sow's ear.
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