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#1 kevphol

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:56 PM

:D OK, I admit it may be a bit late since I am already a good 10 years older than the distinguished doctor, but I did grow up watching Jacques Cousteau on television and at times dreamed about being a Marine Biologist. Didn't happen of course, as these things go, I ended up on a different path, but I am quite sure that I am not the only one here, newbie that I am, that sees Alex's job and lifestyle as a bit of a dream!

All that to say props to Eric, Matt, James and Alex, in addition to every other contributor here for an addictive and inspiring site. I've been a photography buff and hack for nearly 30 years and I've learned a ton here in just a week or two of reading.

A long time Canon user, I just picked up a "new to me" gently used Canon S1-IS and WP-DC20 housing. I've taken the prerequisite pool shots for practice and and heading to the Florida Keys on Saturday to put it to use. I'll just be snokeling the shallow reefs with my wife and two kids this trip, and switching a lot between stills and video, so I don't expect a whole lot from my shooting. I am very excited about it though.

So, sorry for the longest newbie introduction ever, but I am appreciative of this site and glad to be here!

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#2 DeanB

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:11 PM

Hi Kevin,

Welcome to wetpixel :D :D

I want to be Brad Pitt but oh well... As I said to all my ex girlfriends lets just be happy with what we've got... :P :D

Dive safe

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#3 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:23 PM

There is an assumption in your logic that Dr Mustard is a grown up, which may not be true.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:24 PM

There is an assumption in your logic that Dr Mustard is a grown up, which may not be true.

Alex



That makes it even more appealing :D

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:36 PM

I would guess there are lots more assumptions than that if someone wants to grow up to be Dr Mustard ... I am thinking a candle stick in the library may be another few !

. . . oh that's a classic i never get bored of ... Welcome to the addictive

world of UW photography Kevin .. where abouts you going in Fl Keys .. I hope you have a good time .. I loved my first trip there last year !

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:40 PM

Welcome and glad to hear you have found lots of good stuff on the site.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 02:00 PM

That makes it even more appealing :D


Yes it does!

Welcome to the addictive world of UW photography Kevin .. where abouts you going in Fl Keys .. I hope you have a good time .. I loved my first trip there last year !


Going to Hens and Chickens reef and Davis reef out of Islamorada, and Looe Key reef out of Big Pine. I may try to hit the Horseshoe too if we have time. We are only going to be down there a couple of days.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 03:21 PM

Welcome to the site Kevin!

When I grow up I want to be Alex too, but with more hair :D

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:37 PM

LOL :D :P This site is too funny ...love it !

Join the gang Kevin , jump in , shoot well and dive safe and dont forget and old Indian Wives tale " Mustard keeps the body warm :D

Cheers,

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:13 AM

... I am thinking a candle stick in the library may be another few !





tis a shame that Alex never served in the British Army and made it to the rank of Colonel... :D

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:24 AM

There was once a saying that given Warren Beatty's experience with the many women he's been with, men would kill to be his left pinkie finger.
Now for someone to want to be Dr Alex Mustard (even with more hair and less bioprene), that's a real compliment.
Kevin, please remove the shrine in your bedroom closet LOL... oh and welcome to WP.

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