Hi Mu-43 forum! happy to have found you :) greetings from Boston!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by nursenicole, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. nursenicole

    nursenicole Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2011
    I actually posted over in the olympus E-PL1 photos thread earlier today, but a proper introduction would be more polite!

    My name and occupation are probably pretty obvious :biggrin: I've been an RN for almost 7 years now, and I love my job. My other loves are travel, music, art and, of course, photography.

    I've been into photography for as long as I can remember - my father used to teach photography years ago, and he and a friend of his used to spend hours at a nature reservation in NY waiting patiently in deer-blinds to get shots of various woodland creatures...so capturing moments is something I have always had a passion for, even as a little kid. (If I tried to recall every camera I've ever owned and loved/abused, I honestly don't think I could do it!)

    I was using a Sony Cybershot (a birthday gift from dad) from early 2008 to early 2011...and just bought myself an Olympus E-PL1 a few weeks ago, along with the kit lens and the 40-150mm lens too. Would like to get a macro lens or adapter of some sort too.

    Steep learning curve - major upgrade - very much looking forward to learning my way around this new camera! And VERY glad to have found this forum, and all of you.

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  2. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Real Name:
    Welcome Nicole! Wow, I think there are quite a number of us around the Boston area in this forum! :)
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  3. nursenicole

    nursenicole Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2011
    I moved here a little over a year ago from western CT. It's been fun and sometimes a little intimidating to learn my way around a whole new locale -- also a little intimidating to re-learn how to drive!

    Lots of amazing places to take pictures up here - south shore, Cape Cod, Boston area, New Hampshire...even went to Canada a few times last year! So much beautiful landscape - beach, mountains, marshlands, bogs - maybe it's just that it's all new to me, but I'm really enjoying exploring the area :)
  4. Briar

    Briar Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 13, 2010
    Bonnie Scotland
    A few nurses too!! Welcome to the forum! Looking forward to seeing more of your pictures.
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  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nicole, thanks so much for your thoughtful introduction and welcome! Ah, western CT...hmm, near Kent or Sharon? Boston is a great area, as well - tons of history, and one of my favorite museums - The Gardner Museum!:biggrin:

    I'm very glad you've found your way here. There are many helpful threads about the E-PL1, but please don't hold back with any questions. I am looking forward to seeing more from you, Nicole. I really do like your swans and ducks photograph very much.:thumbup:
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  6. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hey welcome Nicole. It's great we found you. lol

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  7. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi Nicole,

    Welcome from "down the road" in Rehoboth, Ma!

    Cheers, Alan Roseman
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  8. nursenicole

    nursenicole Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2011
    Sort of! Does the name Brookfield ring a bell? :smile: I spent most of my life in Brookfield, but have adventured all over that side of CT and into NY too.

    Thanks so much for the warm welcome, everyone! Glad to be a part of such a friendly community.
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  9. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Welcome Nicole. I am also in Boston. As is the site founder -- Amin.
  10. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Welcome aboard Nicole. A ton of you Celtic/Red Sox/Patriot types in this forum ... the few of us left may have to circle our wagons.

  11. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Absolutely rings a big bell, Nicole.:biggrin:
  12. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    You bet! We're becoming a new version of the "Big East Conference"....
  13. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Welcome, Nicole, from a fellow E-PL1 owner in Westfield NJ (even further south of you)! Took a look at your photos on the E-PL1 thread---really great shots, specially of the water fowl family---amazing lighting and color. Look forward to seeing more.
  14. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Here's another hello from Australia. You are very welcome Nicole.
  15. akulya

    akulya Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 21, 2010
    Hello and Welcome from the UK
  16. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Welcome aboard Nicole - looking forward to seeing your photographic POV
  17. nursenicole

    nursenicole Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2011

    i have recently grown to love watching the Celtics (only been up here a year or so), but that's about all i can handle for sports - plus, while I mostly grew up in CT...I'm a New Yorker 100% - so no worries :wink:

    thanks to everyone for the lovely compliments and warm welcome. got some cool shots of gulls on the beach yesterday so i'll post a few soon!