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    From the Ground Up IV :: My Private Air Show!
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    Name: Tom Tripp Age: 59
    Username: JopperTom
    Gender: M
    Type: Registered User Location: San Diego
    Cameras: Nikon D200
    Nikon Coolpix 8800
    Nikon D1X
    Lenses: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
    Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
    Nikon MF 105mm f/2.5 AIS
    Nikon MF Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 AI
    Nikon MF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AIS
    Quantaray AF 28-90mm f/3.5-5.6 for Nikon
    Quantaray AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD Tele-Macro for Nikon
    Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
    Vivitar MF Zoom 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6 for Nikon
    Registered: Jun. 25th 2007
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    Biography: I really enjoyed shooting film back in "the day," but who could afford it as a hobby!? So, the equipment pretty much went unused for decades.

    I recently decided to buy a nice point-and-shoot for my family photos and thought it would be good for some hobby plinking. However, as soon as I got it I realized some very annoying and limiting features that really made me regret not getting a DSLR camera.

    My friend ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' awpollard here at work is very into the DSLR thing and he harassed me mercilessly about owning a Nikon and got me thinking about getting a DSLR.

    I had a few MF lenses stored away and decided to buy an inexpensive body (D1X) to use them while I save up for something newer (D200?) and some AF lenses. It is great having the SLR freedom again, limitations of old equipment. [I thought about selling the film setup and switching to Canon, but then what would Andy talk about?]

    Now I am just having fun and hoping to glorify God with my photos.

    This has become a bit of a personal internal struggle. Photography (like any hobby) can be somewhat consuming. I have found it to be distracting from the first love of my life, my awesome and wonderful God, constant Friend and Savior Jesus Christ and my other loves, my beautiful wife and son.

    I really have been blessed by God and it has not been fair to take time away from Him for this. I am praying that He will help me use it to glorify Him. He is always so good to me and I owe Him my life.

    Although entering competitions is a fun way of honing my skills, learning my weaknesses and strengthening my strengths, I feel awkward getting glory from men. I can do nothing except through Christ who strengthens me and He truly deserves absolutely ALL of the Glory. After all it is His beautiful creation upon which we focus our cameras.

    Thank you for voting on my pictures. If you give your life to Christ, you won't be disappointed. He brings peace and happiness and freedom that can be found nowhere else

    Personal Goals:
    1) Glorify the Lord my God in everything that I do and think and say.
    2) Love those around me by sharing the good news that they can have life more abundant and eternal through belief in Jesus Christ, God's Son.
    3) Raise my son to love and honor God more than I do.

    God Bless your life with awesome blessings!

    Love in Christ Jesus,

    Signature: Love in Christ Jesus,


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