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  1. accelerator United Kingdom

    accelerator Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys

    What are your hobbies other than domaining? Mine are mountain biking, photography, playing the electric guitar, tennis and cooking. What are yours?
     
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    Rarely get time for hobbies anymore between work and........work, but I like a bit of Golf, Poker, Xbox.

    Got into photography a couple of years ago but wouldnt call it a hobby, more of an expensive thing that sits in the cupboard and comes out when I can be bothered to carry around a bag full lenses.
     
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    I have an old Canon EOS 400D but it doesn't get used very much. I actually prefer using my smartphone (an old Galaxy S2 but takes reasonable photos) most of the time as I find carrying around the camera annoying.

    However, if I took things more seriously with the proper camera then a tripod and a zoom lens would be nice.
     
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    I'm a Canon Man myself, mines a couple of years old now though with the Canon 600D which I liked because of the flip out screen, was the entry level DSLR when the missus brought it for me I think, perfect for learning the ropes. Think it was about £500 for the body and then I got some reasonable lenses to go with it.

    The Lenses I've got are as high as I can go before the lens prices take a massive leap north which is pointless unless your using it professionally.
     
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    I make chocolate :)
     
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    death metal, beer, and programming - oh and gaming
     
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    I do some music photography (I'm a Sony shooter), I love the challenges of low light photography where you also have to be alert in an environment which you don't control. I've been involved with independent / unsigned rock and metal for quite a few years. I used to manage bands and run gigs locally. I have also interviewed touring bands and reviewed their gigs. I don't like the reviewing side of it because I was expected to write a glowing report, even if they were shit, to appease the PR companies. If I wrote truthful reviews, I wouldn't last long. Neither would the webzine/magazine I was writing for. I will still do reviews if it's a band I really want to shoot (reviews/interviews/photos are all offered as a bundle, I can't really pick and choose which to do).
     
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    Flying when I can afford it, fixed wing and hopefully microlight soon. Had a boat but just sold it.


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    Quite similar here - apart from my all round nerdiness, I love golf and poker.

    If you wanted a round @ Notts GC (Hollinwell) then let me know - it's in the top 50 in the UK and is a really good track.

    Dusk Till Dawn (also in Nottingham) is a great poker club too.

    Hate photography though - it's really boring!
     
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    Hobbies require time, therefore I have none! But if I did, more work, family (doesn't count, I know!), cars, films and gaming pretty much sums me up, basically anything that involves sitting down in front of a monitor! :D
     
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    Which games dude?
     
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    Not many recently, 7daystodie and Rocket League!
     
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    Most my hobby's earn me income, so the only one which doesn't is, Gaming. Because my other hobbies which earn like photography/videography require high end hardware, it would be rude not to do some gaming.

    I play Crysis 1-3, Metro, not a huge fan of COD, keep meaning to get battlefield 4 but still not finished Metro and still love the Crysis Games.
     
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    Anyone play CS:GO?
     
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    I'm not a gamer, but I realise these games are very popular. Do you spend much time playing?
     
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    Not too much, probably about 4 hours a week.

    Great escapism and it really does sharpen your reflexes
     
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    Ringing church bells.

    Clearly, it's done in churches, but it's not churchy. Ringing is becoming more and more a secular hobby. I'm not a churchgoer (ever) yet I'm in charge of the ringing at my village church and at local district meetings in other churches.

    When you get a good band of ringers on a good ring of bells ringing interesting 'methods' (the patterns we follow as we ring the changes), it really is hard to beat.

    It takes a bit of time and dedication to get to the enjoyable level, but it's thoroughly worth the journey - it's a great hobby. Fortunately, I learnt when I was a kid when these kinds of things are easier to pick up, but I've seen people learn in their 50's and get pretty good indeed.
     
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    Paying for someone to ring our wedding church bells wasn't quite as fun :p
     
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