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#1 MikeyInDenver

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 17:23

Hello everyone! 

 

I'm Mike.  I live in Denver, Colorado!  About a year and a half ago I moved back to Denver (and the U.S. for that matter) from Australia.  I am an engineer and was working in the field.  

 

Now that I have an office role I've dropped the field pencil and picked up the fountain pen...and I'm LOVING it!  As engineers do, I've been researching to no end, learning as much as I can.  

 

I'm really glad I found FPN as it has been an incredible resource (unlike many forums out there...)!  

 

I also happen do be big into photography as a hobby!  

 

The Visconti Michelangelo rollerball was my first nice pen and it is what got me into writing more.  I then found FPN and started lusting after many fountain pens and have since picked up a Lamy 2000 and a Visconti Homo Sapiens MIDI.  

 

Now I just need to practice my penmanship so I stop looking like I'm 4 years old.

 

Here are a few photos and some non-pen related of Colorado too!

 

19610640884_6ede0bff5c_z.jpg_DSC1109 by Michael Patterson, on Flickr

20045281668_39e3624852_z.jpg_DSC1110 by Michael Patterson, on Flickr

20239090391_79b3e00eff_z.jpg_DSC1112 by Michael Patterson, on Flickr


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#2 MikeyInDenver

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 17:27

Colorado!

 

20225042962_2b1e3d13b1_z.jpg_DSC1009_HDR-Edit by Michael Patterson, on Flickr

20207032466_436b542be3_z.jpg_DSC1053_HDR by Michael Patterson, on Flickr

20225046432_0cc1917648_z.jpg_DSC1061-Edit by Michael Patterson, on Flickr


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#3 Dragonmaster Lou

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 23:39

Welcome! Great photos there!



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 00:13

Welcome Mike! I promise you are gonna like it here!!

 

My husband and I spend our summers (June thru Sept.) in Colorado and we love your fair state. We have a cabin in the San Juan Mountains near Ouray.

 

The rest of the year I spend in Texas - out of the city, away from traffic and concrete.



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 05:24

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 14:36

Hi! Welcome to FPN. :W2FPN: 
I'm really glad you've joined us.
 
Enjoy! 
 
Best wishes from Japan,
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#7 MikeyInDenver

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 14:48

Welcome! Great photos there!

 

Thanks Lou! Below are a few more!

 

Welcome Mike! I promise you are gonna like it here!!

 

My husband and I spend our summers (June thru Sept.) in Colorado and we love your fair state. We have a cabin in the San Juan Mountains near Ouray.

 

The rest of the year I spend in Texas - out of the city, away from traffic and concrete.

 

Thanks knitter!  I think so too!  I am not from here originally (from San Antonio originally), but I did go to college here (in Golden), then moved to Texas and then to Australia with work before my career brought me back and I am glad it did!  Well I must say that I am very jealous of your cabin!! The scenery around Ouray is absolutely gorgeous!

 

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!

 

Thanks!

 

 

Hi! Welcome to FPN. :W2FPN: 
I'm really glad you've joined us.
 
Enjoy! 
 
Best wishes from Japan,
VirtuThe3rd

 

 

Thanks Virtu!  Japan is number one on my places to visit that I have yet to see!  I've only flown through, but about the best Japanese I've ever had was at Narita! haha  :puddle:  :headsmack:



#8 MikeyInDenver

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 14:50

Ink!

19610643704_e8f98a3c73_z.jpg_DSC1104 by Michael Patterson, on Flickr

 

The pen that started it all for me!

19612335253_a3060d055d_z.jpg_DSC1120 by Michael Patterson, on Flickr

 

My favorite

20207022596_9391b53e51_z.jpg_DSC0990 by Michael Patterson, on Flickr



#9 Wahl

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 15:38

Hi Mike, :W2FPN:



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 16:11

Welcome to FPN. :)



#11 MikeyInDenver

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 16:13

Hi Mike, :W2FPN:

 

 

Welcome to FPN. :)

 

 

Thanks guys!



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 18:54

Welcome !  

 

Many thank for sharing.  The glacier-formed valleys of Colorado are just as lovely as those of the Alps.  (and, I don't have to get vaccinations to visit.)  


Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn. 
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Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#13 MikeyInDenver

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 19:24

They are quite nice! I've spent some time in the Alps, early Alps anyway, have family in Füssen, Germany and have crossed over into the Alps a couple times.  Would definitely like to explore more!  Will be there again this Christmas, so we'll see!



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 16:12

Hello Mike,

     Your pictures are sweet, and it just makes me want to pack up and do a road trip out there and do some painting! the first mountain scene looks very much like a pastel. Especially the sky.

     The inks are a wonderful color.

     I do have a question. On top of the cabin stove is a board leaning against the exhaust pipe, with a cut out in the center. I can't figure out what it is for. Do you know?  Dan



#15 MikeyInDenver

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 18:00

Hello Mike,

     Your pictures are sweet, and it just makes me want to pack up and do a road trip out there and do some painting! the first mountain scene looks very much like a pastel. Especially the sky.

     The inks are a wonderful color.

     I do have a question. On top of the cabin stove is a board leaning against the exhaust pipe, with a cut out in the center. I can't figure out what it is for. Do you know?  Dan

 

Thanks for the comments Dane!  Wait to do your road trip until the fall color changes!  Some photographers like to capture the scene as true-to-life as possible and others, like myself, like to portray what I saw at the time of the capture, the vibrance, color, drama.  Though I don't go this direction ALL the time!  :lol:

 

The board is a toilet seat; usually set on a couple of logs surrounding a hole dug in the ground.



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Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here


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#17 Ruth Feiertag

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 08:33

Greetings from another Coloradan! Great photos too. What are you doing to improve your handwriting? I gave up on legible years ago and decided to go for interesting. Using a fountain pen helps pull off the con : ).

 

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 16:48

Greetings from another Coloradan! Great photos too. What are you doing to improve your handwriting? I gave up on legible years ago and decided to go for interesting. Using a fountain pen helps pull off the con : ).

 

Ruth

 

Well I am forcing myself to write more often for one.  About to take a lesson with Evette who teaches at ACC and see what kind of pointers she has!



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Posted 06 August 2015 - 18:23

Hello and welcome to FPN



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Posted 06 August 2015 - 18:50

Hey there MikeyinDenver!  Welcome to FPN!  I am a "former Coloradoan" about to become a "Coloradoan" again, although it might just be temporary.  There is no place on earth like Colorado, particularly if you are a photographer.  I share your love for photography and fountain pens. 

 

What camera gear do you use?  I'm a bit of a Nikon addict, and now have the 810 that I have wanted since the day it was announced.  It is fantastic for landscape photography (my main thing). 

 

Thankfully, fountain pens can be less expensive, unless you collect the really high end collector editions.  I am just mostly a functional writer. 

 

Anyway, welcome! 


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