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    Senior Member Charles Hess's Avatar
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    Back(again) from the past...

    Hello, everybody. Though many of you may not know or remember me, I used to be a regular here on PR and especially the Viewfinder forum. Physical woes and job demands have limited my participation and my photography for the past few years now. I've been following the threads for awhile now and am amazed at the progression in skill and ability of so many of you here.
    I continue to enjoy street photography when my body allows, and I still work with models on occasion. Gear...still the trusty Contax G2, picked up an F5 for a steal, and also have a D200. The D200 is amazingly capable, and though I see that most of you have moved on to digital, I remain a staunch film user, using the D200 for some of the model work. I've attached a few shots of things done from the recent past up to very recent, to show my old friends that I am still able to remember which end of the camera to look through. Take care, everyone, hope to be back more often.
    #1- Leica M6, tri-X, heavy ps work.
    #2- Contax G2, Delta 3200
    #3- Contax G2, Reala
    #4- D200, 80-200/2.8
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Back(again) from the past...-prlost.jpg   Back(again) from the past...-prshannon.jpg   Back(again) from the past...-prtinydancer.jpg   Back(again) from the past...-prparade.jpg  

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    Re: Back(again) from the past...

    Hi Charles - great to see what you've been up to!

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    Re: Back(again) from the past...

    Nice to see you posting, Charles. As always, strong images...
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    Re: Back(again) from the past...

    ---I guess I came back just in time---we seem to go through similar cycles...
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
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    Re: Back(again) from the past...

    Nice to see you posting Charles. I have always looked forward to your images, what ever mode or phase you are in. Your photgraphs are always of the highest quality. Welcome home.
    Last edited by Old Timer; 05-15-2006 at 06:21 AM.
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    Re: Back(again) from the past...

    Charles, I must have joined after you went on hiatus. In any case, welcome back. Love that bottom shot from the D200. Great exposure and the expressions are priceless.
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    Re: Back(again) from the past...

    Hi Charles it is great to see you around and doing what you love most. It is always a pleasure to see your work. I love the colour of the Reala and the D200 they are really nice colours I am seeing here.

    Hope everything improves for you as always your friend.

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    Re: Back(again) from the past...

    Mr. Hess! It has been too long!

    Your shots are great as always. #2 is classic Charles glamour work, and #4 is classic Charles street work. I love both your styles dearly.

    You are missed here! Never doubt that!

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    Re: Back(again) from the past...

    Hi Charles :-) Good to see you back. Your people photos are always a joy to behold.
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    Re: Back(again) from the past...

    Hi Charles,

    I'm so glad you're posting again - and have been doing some photography. I hope you'll stick around and share more of your work again. As you know, you're my favorite street photographer and love your work.

    Liz

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    Hello Charles!

    It's great to see you back on the forums again buddy!!!

    Got a F5 for a steal? :-)
    I've heard and seen that they are going for a song these days.
    It's a great camera and I love mine.

    I also have a D200 (got it about a week ago), and I'm looking forward to learning how to use it effectively.

    I hope we see a LOT more of you. I've missed having you around.

    Welcome back!
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    Re: Back(again) from the past...

    Hi Charles,

    It's great to see you. As everyone has already stated, nice work. I love the glamour one!


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    Re: Back(again) from the past...

    Thanks, everyone. Again, I've really been impressed with the quality images that everyone is producing. I'll try to spend some time here on PR, as much as I can.

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