Wrucke Who .. ??

03/06/17

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 I grew up with an Argus C3, a 'brick' of a camera, but it was a quite capable 35mm rangefinder for the beginning photographer.  In High School, I graduated to a Zeiss Ikon Contessa, a wonderful little rangefinder that was bought 2nd-hand.  These two cameras gave me an early education in f-stops, shutter speeds, and the relationship between the two that was never forgotten.  I got away from photography in college (U of Minnesota), and although I always had a camera of some kind, it wasn't a serious hobby by any stretch of the imagination until affordable digital cameras became a reality.

In the early 80's, I bought my first computer (an Apple II) and immediately got hooked on computer graphics, even though all I had at the time was a 9-pin dot matrix B&W printer and Broderbund's Printshop.   I putzed around with graphics for about 10 years, and in 1993 I was using a "blazing" 66 Mhz DX2 Gateway, CorelDraw, and my pride and joy - a HP1200c color inkjet.  I was in hog-heaven, but most of the graphics' work being done at the time was vector imaging - clip art stuff.   In the mid-90's, I started to scan photos and played with the resulting images - nothing serious though ..

.. and then digital cameras became affordable and readily available - for me, computer graphics and digital cameras were a match made in heaven.   I jumped on the bandwagon pretty early, and I found a new hobby that I've become immersed in.  I'm currently using a Nikon D7200 with a variety of lenses including the Nikkor f/2.8 70-200 VR and the Tamron 150-600mm monster.  I've also added a DJI Phanthom 3 Drone to my "toys" .. love it!!  I shoot raw, and process the resulting images in Nikon Capture NX2, a very comprehensive software package for editing raw images.  Since I've never seen an out-of-camera image that couldn't be improved (at least to my eye), I usually end up doing additional processing to my pictures in Photoshop as well.

My wife, Sherry, and I both retired in June 2006.  She taught Kindergarten and 1st Grade in Middletown on the Jersey Shore for 30 years, while I rode the Jersey Coast train into Manhattan where I was a consulting engineer.   We've retired to the perfect place.  Besides photography, my other hobbies include golf and fishing ... where better than Bay Creek on the Eastern Shore of Virginia to pursue these retirement dreams ..

Ron Wrucke
rwrucke@baycrk.net

Argus C3

Contessa

Lots of big stripers; but only a single Hole-in-One.. :-(

No stripers .. but two Holes-in-One
( .. no justice .. )

 

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