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pandora
7th March 2019, 10:43 PM
Today I received from my Benalla camera club a Newsbrief announcing the Victorian Association of Photographic Societies Inc. Convention of which Olympus is the preeminent sponsor.

Keynote speaker Karl Ludik is currently the Olympus Australia Professional Photography manager and will be presenting a keynote presentation on Macro photography.
Along with Aaron Harivel, the Olympus Australia product and Education specialist they will run a portrait workshop on Saturday afternoon and a Macro hands on workshop on Sunday afternoon.

This is a three day event of which only one or two segments of the program are of interest to me. It is a long way from home, so I shall have to think about it.

Should you be interested in perusing it, at the foot of the VAPS NEWSBRIEF (https://mailchi.mp/a5edc9445fcb/vq5hq99cbx-2928693?e=d6fe86efee) there's a nice big ad for OM-D E-M1X. I suspect that this event will be focused a lot on Olympus' entry into the pro market.

pandora
8th March 2019, 11:39 AM
Of course I do realise that for most of you this Convention will be of limited if not entirely non-existent interest. :p

Beagletorque
9th March 2019, 02:31 PM
I know you're old, but Victorian??

Darkroom
9th March 2019, 02:43 PM
I know you're old, but Victorian??

Mark maybe old numerically but has the superlative brain and wit that could compete successfully with anyone 50 years younger. He also still recognises a shapely, pretty female leg when he spots one through the viewfinder...... and frequently does :D

Darkroom

Zuiko
10th March 2019, 11:07 AM
Mark maybe old numerically but has the superlative brain and wit that could compete successfully with anyone 50 years younger. He also still recognises a shapely, pretty female leg when he spots one through the viewfinder...... and frequently does :D

Darkroom

Careful, you might be branded a misogynist!

pandora
11th March 2019, 11:32 AM
I know you're old, but Victorian??

Mark maybe old numerically but has the superlative brain and wit that could compete successfully with anyone 50 years younger. He also still recognises a shapely, pretty female leg when he spots one through the viewfinder...... and frequently does :D

DarkroomThanks Darkroom, the first four words of your first statement and all of your second statement is true. :D

pandora
11th March 2019, 11:50 AM
Careful, you might be branded a misogynist!That's not misogyny John, that's simply an expressive appreciation of the female form *shrug :p

Darkroom
11th March 2019, 12:04 PM
That's not misogyny John, that's simply an expressive appreciation of the female form *shrug :p

Precisely Mark, I couldn't agree more. *yes

The fact that some here don't recognise the difference between an expressive appreciation of the female form and crude misogyny speaks volumes. *chr

Darkroom

Zuiko
11th March 2019, 12:07 PM
That's not misogyny John, that's simply an expressive appreciation of the female form *shrug :p

I know, Mark, my comment was tongue-in-cheek. That word does get overused at the moment and not always accurately. :)

pandora
11th March 2019, 12:49 PM
Your right, John. As we know, there's a global conversation going on right now and we're the bad guys! It's hard to know where it is heading.

One could expand upon this to the point where humanity turns totally gay, no heterosexual liaisons whatsoever. That would end the feminist argument, once and forever!

It's just going on midnight, way past my bedtime. *zzz

MJ224
11th March 2019, 01:01 PM
That's not misogyny John, that's simply an expressive appreciation of the female form *shrug :p

Its what makes the world tick.....FGS....Enjoy whilst you can.....*chr

pandora
11th March 2019, 01:17 PM
Exactly, Mark. At my age it's like looking through a lolly shop window without any money.

Anyway, I took a nice picture this morning at a different location to my usual walk. I was using the SWD 12-60mm F2.8 with adaptor on the M5 Mkii
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P3110256x.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/102177)

MJ224
11th March 2019, 04:41 PM
Nice photo Mark, and keep looking...(me too)*chr

pandora
11th March 2019, 09:21 PM
Thank you Mark, and 'til the day they bury us!

btw, shot at f/3.5 … what was I thinking. (f/7.1)

Jim Ford
12th March 2019, 11:35 AM
I see on the news that a couple got lost for three days in your neck of the woods, Mark.

Jim

pandora
12th March 2019, 12:03 PM
Yes Jim, they are both experienced bushwalkers and actually found their own way out after 5 nights in the bush, much to the relief of family, friends and the country at large. They were taken to our local base hospital for a checkup before discharge. Sandra and I once got disoriented and also managed to find our own way out of a similar situtation in Tasmania where we took a side track by mistake.