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I'm Steve Hicks, and I have been hanging around this forum for a few months now, and have yet to introduce myself properly. Several of you folks have been kind enough to address my stupid questions, and I appreciate it very much.

My wife and I have recently moved to the mountains east and north of Albuquerque (I grew up here) after a 27 year stint on the Big Island of Hawaii (she grew up there). Our family business remains in Hawaii in Kona (we are Greenwell Farms - Kona Coffee producers) so life takes us back there 4 to 5 times a year.

I have been involved in way too many endeavors to claim proficiency at anything. I have made a living over the years running a sawmill and hardwood business, managing a large cattle ranch in Hawaii, designing and building studio furniture for the wealthy, and for a period I was the general manager of the water and sewer utilities for several resort communities on the Big Island. I still don't know what I'll do when I grow up.

Discovering the joy of a hand made photograph has been a great experience for me. I started this journey years ago with an old Canon 35mm because I needed pictures of my furniture. Once I started trying to capture other things around me, photography took on a life of its own. I have recently put down my MF system to give LF a try in order to satisfy my lust for bigger negatives.

Finding this forum was a major stroke of luck for me. Thanks to all who contribute to this fine endeavor.
 

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Welcome Steve, from a little east of you DFW. As you already have found, this is a great place to be. Lots to see and shoot in your part of the world (my favorite state, after TX of course) - but then haven't been to them all yet.
 
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Nice to see you here Steve, If you are who I think you are then you'll recognize Ken M here also. How did your images from Yoemite turn out?
 
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Thomassauerwein said:
Nice to see you here Steve, If you are who I think you are then you'll recognize Ken M here also. How did your images from Yoemite turn out?

Hi Tom,

I probably learned a lot more than created great images. I did find a few though. Hope to run across your path some day.
 

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Welcome Steve!

Wow! Sounds like you have a full & interesting life! Since you've been here a while, you already know what to expect from the group!

Look forward to seeing your pics in the gallery!
Jeanette
 

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shicks5319 said:
I'm Steve Hicks, and I have been hanging around this forum for a few months now

Welcome Steve!! Always good to hear from someone with experience in the Islands. I live on Oahu myself (Kaneohe).
 

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Welcome to the site Steve.
Hey, I'm trying to figure out how to grow in the opposite direction. I have been a resposible adult for too long now (five more years... five more years!).
I look forward to seeing some LF photos of your new hometown area.

gene
 

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shicks5319 said:
I still don't know what I'll do when I grow up.

Welcome Steve. It seems you can turn your hand to most things. Perhaps we might see some of your images.
 
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You guys in New Mexico ought to go say hi to David Micheal Kenedy in Albuquerque. His platnum prints are amazing and his darkroom is a dream.
 

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Hi there.

I live three hours west of Albuquerque and 30 miles from Canyon De Chelly. From a SW point of view your right around the corner.
 
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