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Chako
01-13-2009, 11:21 PM
After talking to Mboy67 a few times, I have decided to come back to the forums tentatively. I will be quite honest and state that I have only visited this web site twice since last June, and that was as a guest. I couldn't log in recently, and I must thank you Shawn for whatever you have done. I hadn't forgotten my password; it just wouldn't allow me to log in.

I have only done 3 short outings with a camera since the passing of my father. I sort of needed to find myself I guess, and to let some time pass before I could think of taking up a camera again.

I don't have much to share, and as always, constructive criticisms are always welcome.


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMG_0587small.jpg


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMGP5017small.jpg


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMG_0598small.jpg

Chako
01-13-2009, 11:24 PM
Used a red filter on this one.
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMGP5071small.jpg


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMGP5065small.jpg


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMGP5073small.jpg


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMGP5079small.jpg

Chako
01-13-2009, 11:25 PM
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMGP5083small.jpg


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMGP5094small.jpg

EyelashExtensions
01-14-2009, 01:59 AM
I was actually thinking of you yesterday and here you are today. Nice to see you back Chako! I was starting to think we had lost you for good.

#7 and the last one are my favorites.

hp2
01-14-2009, 04:13 AM
I was actually thinking of you yesterday and here you are today. Nice to see you back Chako! I was starting to think we had lost you for good.

#7 and the last one are my favorites.


makes two of us Liz.....

WELL WELCOME BACK CHAKO.....

nightingale
01-14-2009, 05:38 AM
I am glad that you are back Chako! I am really sorry to hear about your father. I can understand how tough that can be...

I LOVE the first pic!

Chako
01-14-2009, 06:46 AM
Thanks. It did feel odd to miss much of spring and summer. I did however force myself to get out once this fall at Bellevue Park. Even then, I missed the choicest time. So here are some of my not so great fall shots taken a little late.


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMGP5054small.jpg


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMGP5053small.jpg


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMGP5011small.jpg


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMGP5032small.jpg

Chako
01-14-2009, 06:47 AM
A few more.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMGP5013small.jpg


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMGP5020small.jpg


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMGP5023small.jpg


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMGP5027small.jpg

EDIT: Wow, my inbox was full of messages. However, the odd thing was that they were duplicated 6 or 8 times. Anyhow, its all 100% clear now.

everywoman
01-14-2009, 08:12 AM
Welcome back Chako! Nice to see you and your lovely photography back on the board. As usual, I am in awe of your talent. The photo's are all stunning. Even in your sorrow, you didn't lose your touch. My sincere condolences on the loss of your father. I have also just experienced a great loss, and perhaps know some of the grief you feel. Keep that camera going!

Babzz
01-14-2009, 08:18 AM
beautiful pics!!
welcome back

MaO3
01-14-2009, 08:27 AM
I too will add to the other in saying Welcome back!!! We did miss you.
I too have lost a loved member of our family this summer. It was a rough year without a doubt, I know that we all feel some of what your feeling.

As always your pics are wonderful, I'm so pleased to see you back.
PS My husband is stilll wearing the belt everyday!!

Xzavia
01-14-2009, 09:10 AM
Welcome back Chako, nice to see you and your beautiful pics gracing the board again!

So sorry to hear about your Dad, sincerest sympathies sent to you.

Take care,

tippikitty
01-14-2009, 09:14 AM
So happy to see you back! It's been kinda quiet around here since you let.

Sorry to hear about your loss....my thoughts are with you.

houlegan
01-14-2009, 11:16 AM
Beautiful Pics Chako - thanks for sharing!

Welcome Back!!!!

bohd
01-14-2009, 12:16 PM
thanks for coming back...your pictures were always superb....sorry about your loss...

NewCasa
01-14-2009, 03:00 PM
Very nice shots Chako - you've got a really good eye. I stole the one of the sun over the frozen lake for my background - hope you don't mind, but it's a great shot.

I lost my own dad several years ago. Was pretty tough for a while. You never really do get over the loss, but at least now I smile when I think of him.

Chako
01-14-2009, 06:17 PM
You guys are all too kind.

NoCasa, I do not mind.

Yeah I needed the time away. I even mended a few broken fences so to speak.

Anyways, here is the last batch of photos (5) from my paltry few outings.


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMG_0603small.jpg


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMG_0608small.jpg

Chako
01-14-2009, 06:18 PM
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMG_0606small.jpg


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMG_0599small.jpg


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMG_0610small.jpg

NewCasa
01-15-2009, 10:51 AM
Chako, just out of curiousity, what equipment do you use?

Kittie
01-15-2009, 11:13 AM
Beautiful shots as usual Chako.
It's great to see you back here on the boards..
So sorry fer yer loss. My condolonces.

\m/ Rich \m/
01-15-2009, 12:08 PM
good to see you back bud - i lost your phone number. Haven't been out shooting much myself lately.

Chako
01-15-2009, 01:06 PM
NoCasa, I use mostly Canon and Pentax DSLR gear.

I have a bit of gear and figured that if I kept an online updated gear list on the net, it would be more organizational.

Here it is:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?p=3583080&postcount=720

The photos in this thread were taken with the Pentax K10D and 16-45 f/4 ED/AL lens, and a few with a Canon S5IS.

\m/ Rich \m/, I lost your phone number also. How is/was the job? Hope you made a bundle. :)

\m/ Rich \m/
01-17-2009, 05:54 PM
pm to you, we got some catchin up to do!

Chako
01-17-2009, 06:39 PM
Back at you. :)

Karen-Annie
01-19-2009, 02:45 PM
I was away for the weekend on a Hounds fan bus, got in at 5:30 this morning, grabbed some sleep until 2:00, came on here......and found a very welcome gift of more pictures for my wallpaper file. I hope you realize now how much you mean to this particular board of Soonet!!! You have been missed.

You have my sincere sympathy in the loss of your father.Anybody who has lost a loved one can relate to your pain and your journey back some semblance of normal life. Your gift for your craft I hope is bringing you some solace and even joy....it is obvious that your grief has not altered your love of photography and your eye.

WELCOME BACK!!!!

Chako
01-19-2009, 07:55 PM
Thanks Karen-Annie, you are most kind.

Super Gram
01-26-2009, 07:17 PM
Welcome back Chako I sure did miss your wonderful pictures. My sincere condolences.

heintzman
01-28-2009, 01:20 AM
thank the good lord you are back , Chako!! we all missed you , and now have something to look forward to!! all othe photos were and are great,, but yours are my favourite!

Chako
01-28-2009, 06:29 AM
<------Getting all red in the face. :)