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  • About Robert Watcher
    Location
    Ontario Canada
    Occupation
    Professional Photographer
    Cameras owned
    Olympus E-510
    Olympus E-3
    Lenses used
    Olympus 12-60 f2.8/4
    Olympus 50-200 f2.8/3.5
    Olympus 70-300 f4/5.6
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    Rob

    Creative Wedding and Portrait Photography by Robert Watcher: www.robertwatcher.com
    Adventures in Travel with Rob and Anne Watcher: www.travelvirgins.net

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  • Join Date: 1st March 2008
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Posted 16th November 2009 at 03:45 PM by Robert Watcher Comments 1
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Anne and I have been married for coming up on 34 years. After being away in the big city or sometimes just because I feel like it, I still love to bring home a small bouquet of flowers to bring out Anne's beautiful smile and expressions of appreciation . . .

. . . and I still receive little personal messages as emails and sometimes even "love messages in the sand" from Anne.

When out with a couple of our friends enjoying ourselves around the beach last week...

Posted 12th October 2009 at 01:04 PM by Robert Watcher Comments 1
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Anne and I were heading up to the Bruce Peninsula on Saturday to spend a weekend with our friends. It is beautiful countryside and many opportunities struck my eye as I drove along the 2 hour trek to our destination.

The main reasons that I didn't stop to grab pictures along the way, was because it was around noon when we were traveling - as well as the roads that we were taking are narrow, hilly and difficult to pull off to the side - and our friends were expecting us to be there for...

Posted 23rd September 2009 at 05:04 PM by Robert Watcher Comments 3
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During our 2008 Costa Rica Adventure - while wondering through the streets of Alajuela, I came across a fellow in a wheelchair, working on motorcycles in a small garage in amongst retail stores and homes on a side street. It was evident that he was dealing with customers at that time and so I kept track of the location and checked back a few times to see if I would be able to get a shot of him working.

It never happened. 2 or 3 times I went there and the place was closed.Then one...

Posted 23rd September 2009 at 04:53 PM by Robert Watcher Comments 2
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Some of you may have already been exposed to this thread on the forum - but it gets buried quite quickly there and I thought that it would be valuable content to have in the Blog. It is a post that really shows the value of the Olympus weather sealing that is part of the E-3 and several of the lenses in their line up. I really value this as I have destroyed non-Olympus cameras and lenses in the past by working unprotected in situations like this - and ones that were far less extreme.
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Posted 22nd September 2009 at 08:38 PM by Robert Watcher Comments 2
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I know that when I post images that show my raw unprocessed "before shots" or "all 1800 images from a wedding" - I am really making myself vulnerable and exposing myself as not being nearly as good photographically as some might presume that I am. The mystique of my images is gone!

In some ways it's a little like Penn and Teller exposing the simplicity and trickery of magic acts - when what has kept people coming back to magic shows for years and years is the presumption...
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