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We are really blessed that we have photographers from around the world sharing photos on this thread, for as Monty suggests, it is likely not many of us will have the opportunity during this lifetime to visit all the places represented by these photos. I always enjoy your work Peter. South Africa is a beautiful country and your photos of wildlife are transfixing to me at least. And Dean, I've visited Hong Kong only once and that was the middle of the night spent in the airport as I awaited my plane to Delhi. Your photos always inspire me. What an exotic world in which you live. Even Philippe's work tickles my fancy. I've been to Europe many times but it will never be enough. Your photos Philippe stir memories and always remind me of what wonders await for anyone with a sense of history and an appreciation of great art and architecture.
Needless to say I feel the same about photos that come from Romania, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Australia and Brazil. I wish I were thirty years old again with another thirty years to explore our amazing world... only this time I'd do it with a bag full of Nikon manual focus lenses...
Curtis, I couldn't agree with you more. I'm a recently retired airline pilot from January this year, and I wish I could turn back the clock and do my travels again taking pictures this time with MF Nikkors. I only started following this thread seriously sometime this year, after I stopped flying. And as a result of this, just at the end of last month I acquired 3 MF lenses in 7 days! Talk about this thread causing/inspiring trouble!
I've taken lots of pictures in my travels. And places that have fascinated me without end and made me use my cameras unsparingly are Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata. Trips to London and holidays in the UK and elsewhere have netted innumerable images. Various parts of Europe and China, the US, Australia and New Zealand have contributed immensely to keeping me happy with my cameras.
Rinie may be pleased to know that Amsterdam is another regaling city to me. There was a year when I was in AMS thrice in every month and I was always glad to visit AMS. Many a time I would wander for hours in an old part of the city armed with just my camera, in all sorts of weather. I have never been tired of AMS.
So Curtis, like you, I would love to do all that again with MF lenses and slow down a little and enjoy and appreciate everything at a slower pace. And even pause to smell the flowers.