Hello from VA

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by Mathom33, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Mathom33

    Mathom33 Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 4, 2013
    Hi, my name is Miguel and I'm currently living in Chesapeake, VA. I recently sold an Xbox360, PS3, and two iPhone 4 in order to purchase a Panasonic GX1X, a 45-200mm lens, a set of filters and macro lenses, and a bag to carry all of the gear in.
    My last camera (which my wife now uses) was a Sony DSC-HX5V. After playing with an Olympus EPL1, I decided it was time to upgrade.

    I'm new to photography and most of the time I mess with a cameras settings until it looks right. I have no knowledge of terminology or how it applies when speaking of photography. If I am trying to figure something out I normally resort to google or to forums such as this one.

    I hope to gain as much knowledge as I can in the upcoming months to minimize the effort I need to put forth to take a good picture.

    Aside from photography, my other hobby is riding my motorcycle. Here are a few pictures of my bike I recently took.


    Here are a few pictures of some caterpillars I came across near my apartment complex.

  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Sweeeet! Welcome to the forum! :cool:
  3. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan

    Miguel, you're going to need some fast lenses if you take photos from that bike as it's moving :biggrin:.

    Welcome to the forum!


  4. Mathom33

    Mathom33 Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 4, 2013
  5. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Stick it on your helmet like a GoPro and wire a cable release to your handlebar grip. Sounds like a piece of cake to me. Welcome to the Forum.
  6. Printfolio

    Printfolio Mu-43 Regular

    May 6, 2012
    Kortrijk, Belgium
    Never sell the bike! Welcome. :smile:
  7. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Welcome from the other side of VA. Nice bike.
  8. Mathom33

    Mathom33 Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 4, 2013
    Unfortunately she's for sale. I was medically discharged from the military, I'm attending college and working at Walgreens.... It doesn't pay enough to afford nice toys right now.
  9. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
  10. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    So how much is that kawalski worth anyway?
  11. xxjorelxx

    xxjorelxx Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 11, 2012
    MD, USA
    Welcome and nice bike! Its a shame you have to let her go but priorities are priorities. Keep up with the schooling and you'll eventually find a stable job to buy more expensive toys :thumbup:
  12. Mathom33

    Mathom33 Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 4, 2013
    I'm looking to get $7800 for the bike. But that's considering I take all the aftermarket parts off. I have it on a local forum for $10K.

    I couldn't begin to tell you how much I have invested into the bike.

    Here's my post with all the aftermarket parts and my gear.


    The one thing I forgot to mention is that the bike does have a SpeedoDRD to calibrate the correct speed due to a smaller front sprocket.