I can hardly believe it, but I hit 1,000,000 views on Jan 16,2012. Thanks to all of you who have supported my efforts and continue to drop in for a look to see what I am up to.
Another milestone set. In less than one year I have reached over 2,000,000 views now. Over seven years to reach 1,000,000 and this new milestone in one year. I am amazed and very grateful to everyone out there who has helped make this happen!
I am "Light Collector" (previously Whitebeard) a retired banker and retired antiques dealer. I started taking pictures about age 10 and got my first serious camera as a hand me down. A "Paxette" if I recall correctly. But it got me into 35mm and after putting a couple of hundred rolls through it, I worked trough a few more 35mm cameras until i got a Pentax ES11 about 1974.
I continued to take pictures over the years using it and a Pentax Spotmatic II but found less and less time for the hobby. I received a Fuji MX-1200 as a retirement gift when I left the bank and found that digital photography rekindled my interest. Before too long, I graduated to a Sony DSC F828 and found it much more of a challenge to master (If I ever did).
While still using it, I went looking for a smaller travel camera and about 2007 I purchased a Canon A720 IS.
I found myself restricted with the Sony DSC F828 and in Oct 2010 I acquired a Sony a55V, my first SLR since leaving film cameras. And the learning curve began all over again.
Dec/13 - I just gave my Sony F828 to a friend who's son is going to be taking a photography course in school. I hope he gets as much fun out of it as I did!
I don't expect to set new standards for photography, but I do want to sharpen my eye for the world around me. I also find that photography gives me a reason to get out and spend creative time outdoors, which can't be a bad thing.
My brother John introduced me to Flickr which has been great. He is a very talented photographer and his work can be seen here.
I look forward to seeing the great images created by others as a way to broaden my perspective as to what is possible with a camera.
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- 19,000 Views Unlimited 19000 2,086 photos, 330 members
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- Geometry Worldwide 8,516 photos, 664 members
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- Three Million Total Views 3,000,000 Unlimited 3000000 59 photos, 52 members
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- Views: 10,000 43,064 photos, 6,565 members
- Nova Scotia Travel Pics 4,808 photos, 313 members
- bitches brew | NO PEOPLE!!! 399,720 photos, 4,325 members
- Supercars 58,542 photos, 1,792 members
- 100,000 Views Unlimited 100000 506 photos, 221 members
- Views: 25,000 8,097 photos, 1,953 members
- Sony DSLR / SLT (alpha mount ) 591,922 photos, 9,910 members
- Sony α77 74,242 photos, 1,325 members
- Best Images Of Car And Truck Details 1,851 photos, 132 members
- Hemmings Nation 106,996 photos, 609 members
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- 13,000 Views Unlimited 13000 6,447 photos, 592 members
- License plates! 12,140 photos, 413 members
- Best Images Of Car And Truck Emblems, Badges, Logos & Ornaments 3,773 photos, 233 members
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- Toronto 181,897 photos, 10,592 members
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- vegetables or fruits with human-like qualities 611 photos, 337 members
- 50,000 Views Unlimited 50000 1,759 photos, 458 members
- Clearview Township 461 photos, 6 members
- 40,000 Views Unlimited 40000 1,664 photos, 379 members
- 15,000 Views Unlimited 15000 7,843 photos, 832 members
Newfie Bullet says:
"Bob is one of the most friendliest people I have ever met on Flickr and although I have never met Bob personally, he has been very giving with his comments and his research into little side trips that I have taken have been greatly appreciated. I love looking through he wide variety of photo's and hope to for many more years to come. Thanks for being a great Flickr friend."
April 26th, 2007
- April 2005
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